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




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

More names added to Soundwave Festival 2017 line up

Laura Mvula, The Pharcyde, Roni Size and more join the likes of Roy Ayres and GoGo Penguin in Croatia between Thursday 27th and Monday 31st July.

Tickets for Fresh Island Festival 2017 are on sale

Lady Leshurr, French Montana, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more all feature on the line up at the Croatian festival.

Tickets for Electric Castle 2017 are on sale

The festival returns to Banffy Castle between Wednesday 12th and Sunday 16th July. DJ Sneak, Alt-J, Moderat and more have already been added to the bill for 2017.

Labyrinth Open Festival takes place in 2017

Pre-register for tickets to the brand new, beachside music festival and conference which graces the shores of the Adriatic Sea in July.

Creamfields and Download amongst winners at UK Festival Awards 2016

Skiddle were the sponsors behind the Best Major Festival and Best New Festival categories at the ceremony in London which was hosted by Mary Anne Hobbs.

EXIT festival in Serbia returns in July 2017

Widely regarded as one of the finest festivals in Europe, EXIT will take place between July 6 - 9th.

Other festival guides

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