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Festivals Abroad 2020

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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 International 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 experience a full festival vibe

Upcoming Festivals Abroad 2020



16th - 19th Jul 2020

Benicassim, Costa Azahar

Melt! Festival

Melt! Festival

17th Jul 2020

Ferropolis, Germany

Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival

5th - 12th Aug 2020

Óbuda Island in Budapest, Hungary.

Summer Daze Malta

Summer Daze Malta

9th - 16th Aug 2020

MFCC Grounds in Ta Qali, Malta

Sonus Festival

Sonus Festival

16th - 21st Aug 2020

Zcre Beach, Pag Island

Dekmantel Selectors

Dekmantel Selectors

27th - 31st Aug 2020


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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 2020 News

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Skiddle and unite to launch Womxn Festival Manager Bootcamp

We've partnered up with the team behind the global network of female music industry professionals to run the first such bootcamp specifically designed for women.

Gender-equal music festivals - these are the fests working to put things right

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Rolling Loud Europe 2020: A$AP Rocky, Future & Wiz Khalifa to headline

The 'World's Largest Hip Hop Festival' hits Europe for the first time in July 2020

Europe's Best Music Festivals 2020 inc. Glasto, Creamfields & Lovebox

Ahead of festival season 2020, we've rounded up fifteen of our favourite music festivals from across Europe, taking in the UK, Croatia, Spain, Germany and more.

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?