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Midsummer Festival Dream (part 2)
And just as few weeks ago we were looking at summer festivals in the warmest lands of the old Europe now we are moving up, to northern countries, but not necessarily colder, as we are sure these festivals will rise up the temperatures wherever they are held!
First of all lets go to Scandinavian territories to discover one of the oldest and biggest European festivals, created by to students in 1971, Roskilde Festival has been directed since 1972 by a non profit foundation for the development of humanism, culture and MUSIC! So a part of enjoying good music you can also feel good about yourself paying this ticket festival! This year Roskilde will be held between the 5th and the 8th of July and the line up includes musicians like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Bjork, Bon Iver, Friendly Fires, tUnE-yArDs, The Roots, Jonathan Johansson, Wiz Khalifa, Refused, Cerebral Ballzy, Warbringer, Devildriver, Nasum, AraabMuzik, Yelawolf, Terakaft, Boubacar Traore, Causa Sui, Cold Specks, Royce Da 5'9", El Paraiso Ensemble, I Got You On Tape, Larsen & Furious Jane, and Papir. This year weekend ticket will be around £210.
Moving down from Vikings territory we arrive to Sziget Festival in Hungary, which could be called a “total” festival as we can find all type of activities a part from music, from Sports, to Films, cabaret performances and special programmes for kids are among the activities this festival has to offer. Sziget is held in an island on the Danube which I’m sure can be as warm as any in the Mediterranean! This year the festival will run from the 8th of August till the 13th and will include people like The Stone Roses (it seems those guys are really gonna enjoy a summer full of festival…) Placebo, The Horrors, Hurts, Noah and the Whale, Crystal Fighters, Mando Diao, The Subways, or the Friendly Fires.. Although those are just a few names! The prices will be around £165 for a week pass with camping! So good news for us with low budgets!
And before going back home to the great Britain islands lets stop in Belgium (and not for chocolate!). Pukkelpop Festival goes back after the tragic events of 2011 when an accident killed several people, as the best way to honour the victims. This a small festival, different from the ones presented above but that gives you the opportunity to get closer to the stage and have more “intimacy” with the groups which range from electronic music to heavy metal. This year festival, which will take place between the 16th and 18th of August is supposed to have a line up very similar to the one of last year as many artists couldn’t make it to the stage due to the circumstances, so as you can have an idea, the last year musicians include names as Wiz Khalifa, The Wombats, Twin Atlantic, Skunk Anansie, Noah And The Whale, Netsky, The Naked And Famous, Modestep, Glasvegas, Eliza Doolittle, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Black Pacific. The prices will go from €76 - €145.
Finally back home! We know guys that there is a million (well maybe not that much but almost!) cool festivals happening every summer in the UK, and that we are gonna probably miss out your favourite one, but that’s what the comment section is for! to illuminate this poor Spanish Blogger, so I can follow the path of the “true festivals”. Meanwhile though let me point to other readers who may be as uncultured as me two of my favourite (and maybe also two of the most popular) festivals in the Uk!.
First lets go up to the beautiful Scotland, because com’on, who doesn’t like Scotland??!! And I can tell you know that these Scots now how to have fun! T in the Park will take place between the 6th and the 8th of July and has many activities like stalls, food markets and even a SILENT DISCO! (just loving the idea of Scots in kilts dancing in a silent disco…ok I may have a Scottish fetishism..) The confirmed line up includes people like…guess! The Stones Roses! A part from them there’s rumours for Florence + the Machine, Snow Patrol, The Killers and oh dear! Even Katy Perry. The price is gonna be around £200 full weekend with Thursday camping.
And finally our last stop takes us to the Island of Wight Festival a real core festival that started in the 60’s and has seen people like Bob Dylan, the Doors or Jimmy Hendrix performing in its stages. The festival which is now held near Newport will take place from the 22nd till the 24th of June, prices will go around £175 with camping and a line up that includes people like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Elbow, Example, Noah and The Whale, Feeder, Pearl Jam, Biffy Clyro, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Madness, Labrinth, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Band of Skulls and Joan Armatrading.
Article written by Cristina Torres. You can follow her on Twitter at @cristorresfer.
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