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



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

Hideout Festival

Hideout Festival

26th - 30th Jun 2017

Zrce beach, 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

Five rappers set to tear up festival season 2017

Get to know some of the future rap gods who are coming to a host of huge events this summer.

Labyrinth Open 2017 adds more names to line up

The first edition of the festival will welcome a tonne of top DJs and producers to Croatia for a four day rave.

Years & Years amongst additions to EXIT Festival 2017 line up

The bill for the Serbian festival gets bigger and bigger.

The Killers will headline EXIT Festival 2017

The indie rockers will top the bill on the newly added 'day zero' at the mammoth event in Serbia.

Hideout 2017 unveil Elrow Stage line up

The paradise festival takes place at Zrce Beach between Monday 26th - Friday 30th June.

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 while Ollie Teeba, No Fakin Djs and more. also feature.

Other festival guides

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