Europe's Top Summer Music Festivals

5 October 2017

Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams and the Black Keys are among the acts set to perform at music festivals across Europe this summer. The continent never disappoints when it comes to getting your fill of big-name music acts. From the 'European Woodstock' and the historic Isle of Wight Festival, to a four-month festival in Italy and electronic gigs in Spain, here are four top summer music events that shouldn't be missed.

Isle Of Wight Festival

21-24 June 2018 | The Isle of Wight, UK

Founded in the late 1960s, the Isle of Wight Festival is sometimes referred to as Europe's answer to Woodstock, since its early editions featured American counterculture icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors and Joan Baez. Forty years later, the event draws some of the leading names in international pop and rock to the small island just off the coast of Portsmouth. David Guetta, Bastille, Arcade Fire, The Vamps and Clean Bandit are among the acts lined up for the 2018 edition.

Rock in Roma

June 2018 (Dates Unconfirmed) | Roma, Italy


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As one might expect from a festival that lasts four months, Rock in Roma includes a wide variety of acts and genres, despite the focus on rock. Rock in Roma celebrates it's 10th year in 2018, definitely a huge party you don't want to miss.


14-16 June 2018 | Barcelona, Spain

Another major festival held in the Spanish city, Sonar is positioned as more avant-garde and arty than Primavera Sound (held in May). Where Music, Creativity and Technology come alive, leaving you mind-blown. No act is listed for 2018 yet.

Roskilde Festival

30 June - 7 July 2018 | Roskilde, Denmark

This Danish festival is organised by the non-profit Roskilde Foundation, which supports humanitarian and cultural causes. Enjoy quality experiences based on modern music and creative kinship.

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