The best European festivals you can still get tickets for rn

Get your cowboy boots & bucket hats ready...

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by Caitlin Casey |
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We're obsessed with festivals at the moment. Having Glastonbury plastered all over our TVs after a two-year COVID hiatus, Wireless fest popping up with Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B doing an on-stage appearance with that famous WAP song, we can't get enough. Who does the best festivals? Europe ofc. Big up European festivals. 🙌

Whether you're one to dance the night away to house and drum & bass music, or want to sing along to indie bands, there's something for everyone. Europe is known for its singing crowds and has everything from Spain's Benicàssim to Budapest's Sziget. Who needs Coachella when you have these amazing festivals right on our doorstep?

Not to mention the insane festival fashion that's going on at the mo. Cowboy boots - yeehaw. Bucket hats? Put them in our basket rn. 70's fashion and accessories are making a total comeback, too. We just can't get enough.

So, if that isn't enough to make you want to book a festival ticket right now, we've hunted down the best European festivals you'll want a ticket to this year and every single year after that. Anyone who's had to quite literally swim to their tent in the pouring rain will probably agree a festival sans mud is a bloody good idea.

Get your camping tents ready, peeps.


The best European festivals you'll want to go to

Sziget – Hungary1 of 10
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Sziget - Budapest, Hungary

Where is it? Budapest, Hungary

When is it? 10th - 15th August 2022

Ticket price: From £81 for a day ticket; £243 for a 3-day ticket; £338 for a full festival pass.

Why should I go? Anyone with an Instagram page will know that Budapest is super trendy at the moment. Known as the 'Island of Freedom' festival, this is the perfect choice for anyone who's keen on popular artists and wants five days of musical madness.

Headliners: Dua Lipa, Kings of Leon, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and more.

MEO Kalorama2 of 10
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MEO Kalorama - Lisbon, Portugal

Where is it? Lisbon, Portugal

When is it? 1st - 3rd September

Ticket price: From €61 for a day ticket

Why should I go? Say hello to a completely new festival launching this year in Lisbon, which you won't want to miss. Debuting acts like Arctic Monkeys and Years & Years, everyone will love this.

Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwork, James Blake and more.

Defected Malta -  Cafe Del Mar, Malta3 of 10
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Defected Malta - Cafe Del Mar, Malta

Where is it? St Paul's Bay, Malta

When is it? 7th-9th October 2022

Ticket price: Festival tickets from £139

Why should I go? Defected is a huge festival brand that's now taking place in Malta, on a serene bay in Cafe Del Mar. Party to house music all weekend long with the hottest DJs.

Headliners: Gorgon City, Eats Everything, The Shapeshifters, Fat Tony, Kitty Amor & more.

Creamfields North - Cheshire, United Kingdom4 of 10
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Creamfields North - Cheshire, United Kingdom

Where is it? Daresbury, Cheshire

When is it? 26th-28th August 2022

Ticket price: From £77 for a standard 1-day ticket (day); £205 two-day standard camping, £230 three-day standard camping, £250 four-day standard camping plus bronze, silver and gold options.

Why should I go? Creamfields is the ultimate festive if you're into your dance and house party vibes. With all the best DJs, this is not one to miss. You can also get luxury camping and gold-band tickets if you want to live a life of luxe.

Headliners: Alesso, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Hannah Wants, Jodie Harsh, Joel Correy & more

Sonus Festival, Croatia5 of 10
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Sonus Festival - Novalja, Croatia

Where is it? Pag Island, Croatia

When is it? 21st-25th August 2022

Ticket price: £217.95 last call ticket, all other tickets sold out.

Why should I go? With five days and nights of open-ar parties on a beach in Croatia, what more could you want? This really mixes festival with a holiday taking place on Pag Island and with the Adriatic Sea in view from the stage. Ravers, this one is for you.

Headliners: Hot Since 82, Denis Sulta, Jamie Jones & more.

Mysteryland, Netherlands6 of 10

Mysteryland - Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

Where is it? Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

When is it? 26th-28th August 2022

Ticket price: €199,00 camping + weekend ticket

Why should I go? Mysteryland is the Netherlands' biggest music festival and, as you can see, it's renowned for its creativity and production. With over 25 years of festival experience and back after COVID, we're guessing it's going to be 'uge.

Headliners: DJ Snake, Armin Van Buuren, Alan Walker, Oliver Heldens & more.

AMF, Amsterdam7 of 10
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AMF - Amsterdam

Where is it? Amsterdam, Netherlands

When is it? 22nd October 2022

Ticket price: €99 general admission, plus VIP and party pit top-ups.

Why should I go? Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, this one-day festival in Amsterdam is a total dance fest. Dance the night away with a Party Pit ticket, which puts you behind the artist on stage, making you close to the action.

Headliners: Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Afrojack & more.

Rock en Seine - Saint Cloud, France8 of 10
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Rock en Seine - Saint Cloud, France

Where is it? Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, France

When is it? 25th-28th August & 30th August 2022

Ticket price: Day tickets from £59.68

Why should I go? Rock and indie lovers deserve a good festival too. Located just outside of Paris, the Rock en Seine festival is filled with the hottest young rock talent like Idles and Yungblud.

Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave, Stromae, Tame Impala & more.

All Points East, UK9 of 10
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All Points Eas - London, UK

Where is it? Victoria Park, London

When is it? 19th-20th August and 25th-28th August 2022

Ticket price: Day tickets from £68.55

Why should I go? Held in the bustling heart of East London at Victoria Park, All Points East has a mass of varying artists you won't want to miss.

Headliners: Disclosure, Tame Impala, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorrilaz, H.E.R & more.

Reading & Leeds Festival - United Kingdom10 of 10
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Reading & Leeds Festival - United Kingdom

Where is it? Reading and Leeds, United Kingdom

When is it? 26th-28th August 2022

Ticket price: Day tickets from £94; weekend tickets from £259.20; early entry weekend tickets from £284.20.

Why should I go? One of the biggest rock, indie and alternative festivals in the world, these twin festivals take place at the same time and will rock your socks off. In recent years, we've also seen grime, hip hop, dance and pop artists take the stage too.

Headliners: Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon & more. and

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