Best European summer festivals (part 4)

Best European summer festivals (part 4)

Well June has just started which means that the summer of 2014 is officially upon us and as such we’re concluding our look at the best European summer festivals that you can check out this year.

The Garden Festival – Tisno, Croatia

This can be considered just a longer party, an eight-day party that is, which in turn inspired the Croatian electronic festival scene.

The setting for the Festival is wonderful, a natural amphitheatre overlooking a cove with crystal clear water, just a short walk away from the town of Tisno.

The activities start at midday on the beach stage and there are lots of other stages as well as boat parties starting a bit later, the events finishing up at legendary open-air nightclub Barbarella’s. This festival takes place between 2-9 July in 2014.

Fortarock – Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This event takes place in the oldest town in the Netherlands and it becomes unrecognizable when the throng of metal fans flock here from all over Europe to rock out.

The place might seem a bit of an unlikely location for bikers and generally leather clad, long-haired revelers, but Fortarock is where you’ll find some of the world’s biggest and heaviest rock bands, from old-school Iron Maiden to Slayer, Carcass and Polish black metal titans: Behemoth.

Eurockeennes Festival – France

What sets this festival apart from others is its location. Taking place across the stunning site of Lake Malsaucy near Belfort – rich on the France/Switzerland border, the open-air Eurockeennes is amongst the country’s largest festivals. This is a non-profit and independent music festival running over three days and their relevant nights, focused on promoting both established and new bands. For instance 2014’s lineup includes The Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, The Black Keys, M.I.A. And Skrillex.

Fez Festival of World Sacred Music – Morocco

While we’re very aware that Morocco isn’t in Europe, it’s pretty close-by and easy to get to from Europe and it would be a pity to miss out one of the best festivals in the region. Don’t be scared away by the ‘sacred’ in the title, this is a very loose description of the music on the bill of this nine-day event, it’s not just for the religious going more for a feel-good get-together type of feeling.

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