For some of us, the whole muddy wellies and sweaty tent ordeal is worlds away from how we'd like to embrace our favourite music. Festivals abroad have provided an alternative option for music enthusiasts everywhere, with almost guaranteed weather and no compromise on colossal line ups.
Whether its a trip to the slopes or sipping cocktails on the Adriatic coast, these festivals let revellers enjoy a full holiday alongside the music. They provide the best of both worlds and unsurprisingly the demand for them has spawned an abundance of these festivals overseas and to give you a helping hand, we've selected five of our favourite for this year.
Sónar, the International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, has put Barcelona on the festival map. The three-day-long event is unique in both its format and content, it's a visual treat, featuring the highest level of production, but it also boasts a giant and diverse line up across various venues in Barcelona.
Technically cheating here as there's five festivals all on the same site, but each has their own charm. The Garden Site in Tisno is a heaven for music lovers that want to partner their festival experience with the bliss of a relaxing holiday.
It also hosts Croatia's founding electronic music festival, The Garden Festival and Stop Making Sense. The creative minds behind all these festivals make The Garden Tisno as hassle-free, musical paradise.
If beaches aren't really your thing, Snowbombing takes place in the alpine mountain tops, giving you the opportunity to get to grips with skiing, snowboarding or even the luxury spa. There's no shortage of unique venues, with some of the night time events taking place in an igloo and an enchanted forest. Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim are set to play. Head here for tickets.
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