Best European summer festivals (part 3)

Best European summer festivals (part 3)

Summer isn’t here yet but we still have a lot of European summer festivals to get through before our list is done, so let us continue.

Sziget Festival – Budapest & – Lake Balaton, Hungary

The Sziget Festival has been going strong since 1993, growing since then into one of Europe’s biggest festivals.

There are usually two main stages, this year one being the World Village stage where folk numbers will go towards, and the Campfire stage where amateurs and professionals alike will be going for acoustic experiences.

Some of the big names that will be rocking Obuda Island on the Danube in 2014 include Queens of the Stone Age, Placebo, Lily Allen and the thrift shooper himself, Macklemore.

The party atmosphere however extend beyond the Island of Freedom into the city’s hip pubs and garden clubs and maybe even 90km away to the shores of Lake Balaton where you can attend the Sziget Festival’s official electronic-music afterparty, a new occurrence upon Europe’s summer festivals list.

Bilbao BBK Festival – Spain

The Bilbao BBK Festival features some of rock and indie’s biggest names and is set in a wonderful mountain setting, which is partly unexpected considering it takes place in Spain, but despite or because of the location it’s one of the easiest European summer festivals to get to.

Bilbao airport is just 9km from the city centre with the festival being only 10 minutes further. The city itself has some great bars and restaurants and the festival is usually timed to coincide with Pamplona’s Fiesta de San Fermin. Headliners for this year’s BBK include Franz Ferdinand, the Black Keys and the Prodigy.

There’s at least one more article we have dedicated to the best European summer festivals to check out this year, and you should always consider our worldwide car hire services when planning to go to any of these events.