TOP EUROPEAN FESTIVALS TO VISIT IN 2017
This summer it's all about sun, sea and sound. When festival season arrives we're heading to the heat to do our head-bopping, as we highlight the top European music festivals and pool parties of 2017! If you don't fancy dancing while knee-deep in mud, swap your wellies for flip-flops and grab a great-value deal with one of the following city breaks or spectacular music events by the sea...
1. ANTS USHUAIA, IBIZA
EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER
Crowned for being one of the best open-air clubs in the world, it's no surprise that ANTS Ushuaia is at the top of our party hotspots list this summer. Every Saturday this iconic club presents its uber-cool event in popular Playa d'en Bossa, hosting some of the most famous DJ sessions to date, with highlights including unmissible sets from Groove Armada, Joris Voorn, Solardo and Kolsch - so be sure to jet off to Ibiza for some of the wildest sets this season.
2. DREAMBEACH, ALMERIA, SPAIN
10TH - 15TH AUGUST
Blissfully located on the beautiful Villaricos coast in Almeria, critically-acclaimed dance festival Dreambeach will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in serious style. As usual, you can expect a pretty impressive line-up boasting the best of EDM, drum & bass, techno and more, featuring global DJs Andy C, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Chase & Status, Nicky Romero and Sub Focus, to name a few. There won't be a siesta in sight as this fantastic 5-day fest commences and the small coastal town buzzes with atmopshere. Plus, you can grab tickets from €60pp!
3. THE BPM FESTIVAL, PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
14TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER
The BPM Festival is set to debut its first European edition this summer, which will be hosted in the gorgeous Algarve resorts of Portimao and Lagoa. The 4-day festival will be covered cross 7 spectacular venues, featuring everything from buzzing beach clubs to open-air terraces guaranteed to set the scene. Daytime venues include the brand new Blanco beach club, Cloque Bar and NoSoloAgua, while nighttime events will be hosted at Centro de Congressos do Arade, Katedral Disco, MIXX and Oceans Club. Famous names announced so far include Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Carl Craig.
4. SZIGET FESTIVAL, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
9TH - 16TH AUGUST
Sziget is one of Europe’s largest music festivals, attracting over 400,000 revellers to Obuda Island in Northern Budapest each year. Voted ‘Best European Major Festival’ at the 2015 Music Festival Awards, it’s no wonder the headliners of the past include Rihanna, Sia, Muse, Travis Scott and David Guetta! So what are you waiting for, start your Budapest holidays off with a bang!
5. DIMENSIONS, PULA, CROATIA
30TH AUGUST- 3RD SEPTEMBER
A firm favourite for festivalgoers, Dimensions is located in the stunning seafront city of Pula, Croatia. Here guests can party to a range of music genres in the historic Pula Arena, one of the largest Roman Amphitheatres in the world. Those looking to unwind in the sunshine can enjoy chilled out music at beach parties during the day or explore some of the city's culture.
If you fancy some festival fever, fly to one of our exciting European destinations and prepare for rising temperatures, tents and a lot of tempo!