Europe Festivals 2017, 2018

Rise Festival 2017

Rise Festival

December 16, 2017

Les Deux Alpes, Les Deux Alpes, Les Deux Alpes, France

538Jingleball 2017

538Jingleball

December 16, 2017

Ziggo Dome, De Passage 100 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cosmo NYE - Rome 2017

Cosmo NYE - Rome

December 31, 2017

Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1, Rome, Italy

Día de Santo Tomás de San Sebastián 2017

Día de Santo Tomás de San Sebastián

December, 2017

Constitución Plaza, Donostia, Spain

GohelleFest 2017

GohelleFest

December, 2017

Le Métaphone, Le Métaphone, Rue du Tordoir Oingies, Oingies, France

Christmas Rock Night 2017

Christmas Rock Night

December, 2017

Haus Ennepetal, Gasstraße 10 Ennepetal, Germany, Ennepetal, Germany

Tinto no Branco Festival Literário 2017

Tinto no Branco Festival Literário

December, 2017

Solar do Vinho Do Dão, Viseu, Viseu, Portugal

I Love Techno Europe 2017

I Love Techno Europe

December, 2017

Parc Expo - Montpellier, Parc des Expositions Pérols, France, Pérols, France

Rave on Snow 2017

Rave on Snow

December, 2017

Multiple Locations in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

Nature One TOXICATOR 2017

Nature One TOXICATOR

December, 2017

Maimarkthalle Mannheim, Xaver-Fuhr-Straße 101 Mannheim, Germany, Mannheim, Germany

Army of Hardcore 2017

Army of Hardcore

December, 2017

Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, Im Lipperfeld 23 Oberhausen, Germany, Oberhausen, Germany

Ischgl Krampus Run 2017

Ischgl Krampus Run

December, 2017

Silvrettabahn Car Park, Silvrettapl 2 Ischgl, Austria, Ischgl, Austria

Vaseline Factory Glory Holy Horn 2017

Vaseline Factory Glory Holy Horn

December, 2017

KitKat Club, Köpenicker Str 76 Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany

The Be Film Festival is back! 2017

The Be Film Festival is back!

December, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

The Be Film Festival 2017

The Be Film Festival

December, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

Polaris Electronic Music Festival 2017

Polaris Electronic Music Festival

December, 2017

Le Mouton Noir, Les Ruinettes, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland

Time Warp Netherlands 2017

Time Warp Netherlands

December, 2017

Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Stuttgart Electronic Music Festival 2017

Stuttgart Electronic Music Festival

December, 2017

Messe Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018

Eurosonic Noorderslag

January 13, 2018

Multiple Locations in Groningen, Kolendrift 7 Groningen, Netherlands, Groningen, Netherlands

Carnevale di Venezia 2018

Carnevale di Venezia

January 27, 2018

Venezia, Italy

Carnevale di Viareggio 2018

Carnevale di Viareggio

January 27, 2018

Viareggio, Italy

21º HardMetalFest Mangualde 2018

21º HardMetalFest Mangualde

January, 2018

C.C Santo André - Mangualde, Mangualde, Portugal

Gorecity 2 2018

Gorecity 2

January, 2018

Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Gothenburg Sound Festival 2018

Gothenburg Sound Festival

January, 2018

Trädgår'n, Göteborg, Sweden

Metal Assault V 2018

Metal Assault V

January, 2018

Posthalle, Würzburg, Germany

About Festivals in Europe

The diversity of Europe is perhaps broader than any other continent, with an abundance of attractions, landscapes and people across its lands. The continent also holds a number of fantastic events and festivals throughout the year, with plenty of food, cinema, music, drink and a bunch of unique and unusual offerings if you’re seeking something strange.

One of these unique events is La Tomatina, in which thousands of red-splattered fun-lovers throw tomatoes at each other in the small Spanish town of Bunol. Spain also hosts the Running of the Bulls Festival, while the Cheese Rolling Festival sees thousands of hungry Brits chasing cheese down a steep hill. Other oddities include France’s Festival of the Unusual, Wales’ Bog Snorkelling competitions, Finland’s Air Guitar World Championships and Germany’s anti-Santa Krampusnacht… and that’s only the tip of the idiosyncratic iceberg.

Europe’s festival scene is perhaps best known for its music events. The most famous of these include England’s Glastonbury Festival, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, Serbia’s Exit Festival, Barcelona’s Primevera Sound and Budapest’s Sziget. Many of these offer huge names in rock and pop, while others are a more alternative affair with dance, folk, electronic, DJs and plenty more.

One of Europe’s most iconic festivals is the Bavarian bonanza that is Oktoberfest, of which there are many in Germany. These events are a boozy affair full of beer, bratwurst, Lederhosen and polka music. The Oktoberfests throughout the country are raucous, noisy and infectious, and they’re full to the brim with fun and energy.

If you’re looking to fill your belly with more saliva-inducing servings of local food and drink, Europe has plenty of diverse fayre to rumble your tum. Among the tasty offerings are seafood festivals, cheese festivals, wine and beer festivals and plenty more. Some of the most prestigious events include Weimer Onion Festival, Italy’s Slow Food Festival, Taste of London and Bordeaux Wine Festival.

Cultural offerings throughout Europe include Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Festival, Art Basel (which is one of the best modern art festivals on the planet), the Carnival of Venice and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which showcases the work of thousands of high-profile and upcoming minds in the world of theatre. Cinema festivals include the iconic Cannes and offerings in Wroclaw, London and Berlin.

It’s impossible to summarise the breadth and scale of what’s on offer, but there’s plenty for everyone and loads of fun to be had.