10 Amazing Summer Festivals To Book Now

by Cornelia

Its festival season and we have made a list of the best around the world. Festivals are all about the music, food and people. The ones that we have covered have a great mix of all of those topics.

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If this summer is too short notice for you, we added a few that are taking place in September and into November. Tickets are on sale for all of these festivals so snatch them up now before its too late.

 

Exit Festival – Serbia
July 7th – 10th

The first on our list is a twofer – with both festivals taking place back to back – two weekends in a row in Serbia. The first one EXIT is more focused on bands, hip hop and DJs across the globe all coming together in Novi Sad, Serbia. These festivals are known for the the breathtaking views and the Petrovaradin Fortress in the background.

3 Day Pass: $115 USD or $950 SEK

Sea Dance Festival – Serbia
July 14th – 16th

The Sea Dance Festival is more focused on dance and electronic music with primarily having DJs as the acts for the weekend. This is when you want to make sure you dress light. The music will make you lose control and the heat is not a good mix. Stay hydrated and enjoy!

3 Day Pass: $72 USD or 590 SEK

6 Day Pass for both Sea Dance and Exit: $145 USD or $1,200 SEK

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Fib – Benicàssim, Spain
July 14 – 17

The town of Benicàssim is very beautiful and just a 20-minute walk from the festival grounds. They have an irresistible Mediterranean beach next to the town. This festival runs very late into the night, but that wont stop anyone from partying. It starts after the sun sets and ends right when the sun starts to rise. It is known for its openness and freedom through out the festival.

4 Day Pass: $170 USD or $1,400 SEK

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Fuji Rock Festival – Japan
20th Anniversary
July 22nd – 24th

Fuji Rock Festival actually takes place in Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Japan. It was originally named “Fuji” because the first festival was held at the base of Mount Fuji. The festival features over 200 musicians from Japan and all over the world. This makes it the largest outdoor music event in Japan. Maybe that the festival grounds are on a ski resort so wherever you look you are surrounded by enormous mountain landscapes. Walking between stages can be long because you have to walk through trails, but the walks are breathtaking often through forests and over sparkling streams. It also has Dragondola – the longest gondola lift in the world!

3 Day Pass: $415 USD or $3,420 SEK

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Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinois USA
25th Anniversary
July 28th – 31st

There’s no place like sweet home Chicago. Going strong since 2003, Lolla Chicago is one of the biggest Festivals in North America for breakthrough music, countless friends, and sweet memories. Honestly, who can say no to over 130 performances in Grant Park, right in the middle of gorgeous summertime Chi Town.

This year they are celebrating 25 years since the first festival started by Perry Farrell – lead of 90’s rock band Jane’s Addiction. It was actually the first big performance for Lady Gaga in 2007 – before she was well-known – that helped rocket her to stardom. She came back three years later to perform as an internationally known singer. Who knows, you might catch the next huge pop star making their stage debut.

4 Day Pass: $400 USD or $3,300 SEK on Stubhub.com

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FYF Fest – Los Angeles, California
August 27th & 28th

What originally started as a rebellion to the large format festivals in 2004 has now grown into a huge park filling festival. It matured from clubs in Echo Park into a Goldenvoice, team behind Coachella, owned endeavor. Don’t worry the event still keeps to its local vibes and fan energy. This year’s line-up promises some of the biggest acts around. The backdrop of downtown Los Angeles’ often forgotten skyline is always a nice touch for the event.

2 Day Pass: $200 USD or $1,630 SEK

Burning Man – USA
August 28th – September 5th

Burning Man 2016 takes place August 28 – September 5, 2016 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community.
Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience. If anyone you know has gone to the festival they will let you know it isn’t just a festival it is an experience.

Day Pass: $390 USD each 0r $3,200 SEK

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Lollapalooza – Berlin, Germany
September 8th – 11th

Lollapalooza is in Europe, too! Lolla Berlin kicked off in 2015 with a lot of energy, claiming a new ground in one of the greatest cities in the world. Taking a cue from the Lolla in Chicago they do not spare any talent when it comes to the musical acts performing this year. This is the second year it is in Berlin – with many more planned in the future.

3 Day Pass: $160 USD or $1,300 SEK

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Bestival – Isle of Wight, UK
September 8th – 11th

Bestival takes place between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th of September at Robin Hill Country Park near Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight. It will be tough to choose betweetn Bestival and Lolla Berlin, but either way you are guaranteed a great experience.

Bestival was born out of ten years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. The festival is full of color and intrigue. It’s encouraged to dress for the party and the theme this year is ‘The Future’.

The journey to the festival isn’t easy, but you can always swim there for charity for Swim 2 Bestival.

3 Day Pass: $280 USD or $2,300 SEK

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin,  Texas US
November 6th – 8th

What started in 2006 in downtown Austin, Texas did not take long to become one of the biggest festivals in the United States. They have a unique take on their poster art experience and are well known for the wide ranging musical lineup, comedy, food and extreme sports.

They are celebrating their tenth year and haven’t disappointed yet. Their attention to the booking of passionate, underground, and progressive musicians and comedians has them stand out in a league of their own.

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