Festivals Abroad

Festival Abroad -

As wonderful as the choice on offer at UK Festivals is, there’s something magical about heading abroad for your fun. And it’s not just down to the great weather on offer; foreign festivals are some of the best run and globally renowned shindigs on the planet.

European Festivals boast a plethora of choices, such as the joy of Spanish soirees Sonar and Benicassim (watch a snippet of the former above), Dutch delight Dekmantel, Norwegian paradise Oya Festival, Serbian powerhouse Exit and many, many more (we rounded up some more of the best in our top five festivals abroad). Whether you’re after a spellbinding rave experience like Timewarp or wanting to mosh at the rock extravaganza Roskilde, heading off abroad is one of the best ways to experiance a full festival vibe

Upcoming Festivals Abroad

Snowboxx Festival

Snowboxx Festival

18th - 24th Mar 2017

Avoriaz France



24th - 26th Mar 2017


Time Warp

Time Warp

1st Apr 2017

Mannheim, Germany



3rd - 8th Apr 2017

Mayrhofen, Austria.

Annie Mac presents Lost & Found

Annie Mac presents Lost & Found

13th - 16th Apr 2017

Various Venues, Malta

Sea Star Festival

Sea Star Festival

26th - 27th May 2017

Umag, Croatia

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Essential advice before heading abroad

Heading abroad is an activity littered with a handful of pitfalls alongside the monumental highs, but avoiding (or at the least managing them) is easy enough with a bit of planning. From basic steps like turning international roaming off your mobile phone up to making sure your visas allow you into the country and your passport is still in date, there’s plenty of ways to end up red faced abroad other than overexposure to the sun

  • Making sure you get travel insurance
  • Get a European Health Insurance Card - this means you’ll be accepted to any state hospital within the EU, something which is much more important than a luxury.
  • Check your passport has a minimum of six months validity on the return date - no one wants to have to get consulate assistance to return home after a wild few days partying.


Read the remainder of our 10 top tips for festivals abroad, helping you to avoid going all Karl Pilkington when you head to foreign climes.

Latest Festivals Abroad News

Soiree47 Festival celebrates disco, funk and soul in South West France

The festival debuts on August 27th and 28th with DJ Vadim, DJ Andy Smith and GUTS headlining.

More acts to added to impressive Electric Castle 2017 line up

They join the likes of previously announced Moderat, Alt-J, and Nero at the five-day event in Romania.

New Croatian festival Labyrinth Open unveils first acts

Pan-Pot, Guti, Rødhåd and more have been confirmed to play at the brand new Croatian festival.

Exit Festival 2017 adds further acts to line up

Rag'n'Bone, Solomun b2b Dixon, Sister Bliss and more join the likes of previously announced Liam Gallagher, Hardwell and Jake Bugg in Serbia.

EXIT Summer of Love 2017 sees massive acts take on Europe

A slew of massive events will take place across Crotia, Serbia and Montenegro this summer with the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Prodigy, Duke Dumont, Hardwell and more all involved.

Hideout festival 2017 unveils third wave of artists

Wiley, Patrick Topping and MistaJam are just some of the names added to the bill for the mammoth rave in Croatia.

Other festival guides

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