Horizon Festival 2017

Horizon Festival

March 26, 2017

Andorra, Andorra

Innovation Dam Spring Break 2017

Innovation Dam Spring Break

March 31, 2017

Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2017

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

March 31, 2017

Downtown, Dublin, Ireland

Big Rivers Indoors 2017

Big Rivers Indoors

March, 2017

Bibelot, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Enlightened Deathfest 2017

Enlightened Deathfest

March, 2017

Verlichte Geest, Roeselare, Belgium

6. Dark Spring Festival 2017

6. Dark Spring Festival

March, 2017

Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany

C2C Country to Country 2017

C2C Country to Country

March, 2017

Dublin 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

TELMU 4V FESTARIT 2017

TELMU 4V FESTARIT

March, 2017

Klubi, Turku, Finland

Plufest. 2017

Plufest.

March, 2017

Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, Netherlands

EVIL HORDE METALFEST 2017

EVIL HORDE METALFEST

March, 2017

Kulttempel, Oberhausen, Germany

Spring Forward Fest 2017

Spring Forward Fest

March, 2017

CRK, Wrocław, Poland

Out of Line 2017

Out of Line

March, 2017

Astra, Berlin, Germany

Kuopio Game Expo & Music Quest 2017

Kuopio Game Expo & Music Quest

March, 2017

Kuopion Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland

The Ultimate Revenge of Heavy Metal 2017

The Ultimate Revenge of Heavy Metal

March, 2017

Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland

Bel'Zik Festival 2017

Bel'Zik Festival

March, 2017

Hall des Criées, Herve, Belgium

RomaObscura 2017

RomaObscura

March, 2017

Traffic, Roma, Italy

Bicycle Film Festival 2017

Bicycle Film Festival

March, 2017

Plaza de Legazpi, 8, Madrid, Spain

Salzburg Easter Festival 2017

Salzburg Easter Festival

March, 2017

Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, Salzburg, Austria

The Synth Vulcano Festival 2017

The Synth Vulcano Festival

March, 2017

Pokalen, Oslo, Norway

Kidzik Festival 2017

Kidzik Festival

March, 2017

Petit Théâtre Mercelis, Brussels, Belgium

11 Years Under Jolly Roger 2017

11 Years Under Jolly Roger

March, 2017

Клуб «Бинго», Киев, Ukraine

Hommage à Schultz 2017

Hommage à Schultz

March, 2017

Chez Narcisse, Le Val-d'Ajol, France

4 Jaar Elpee 2017

4 Jaar Elpee

March, 2017

Muziekcafé Elpee, Deinze, Belgium

Melting Sounds Festival 2017

Melting Sounds Festival

March, 2017

Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, Germany

Hainaut Metal Fest 2017

Hainaut Metal Fest

March, 2017

Taverne du Théâtre, La Louvière, Belgium

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.