Gatherings of love, unity, change: BEST EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVE EVENTS 2023

It’s time!

And it’s the third year in a row that Indie Voyager is preparing the list of festivals and events the alternative community in Europe might find inspiring.

With that in mind, and given the fact that Indie Voyager is an alternative travel and art community-oriented online magazine, this year’s list won’t include bigger festivals that you saw in earlier years.

It’s time only to support dozens of small stories from across our continent in their efforts to organize these amazing festivals and events, these gatherings of love, unity and change.

The list of Best European Alternative Music and Art Events 2023:


30May
02Jun

BALTIC TANTRA

Baltic Tantra Festival in Latvia gathers hundreds of people from all over the World to join these 4 days of Meditation, Dance and Celebration. Guided by highly experienced Tantra teachers you will go through the 4 main themes: Sexuality, Love, Meditation, Celebration

Location: Ratnieki, Lígatnes pagasts, Ratnieki, Latvia

31May
09Jun

SPACE OF LOVE FESTIVAL

The intention of the Space of Love festival is to give participants the opportunity to try a variety of healing methods in order to find the perfect fit. The experience of the festival is complete in itself, and when you go home you can continue with what you discovered whether it be yoga, dance, conscious breathing, or something else.

Location: Böda Sand Camping, Sweden

06Jun
10Jun

MEADOWS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Meadows is all about intimacy, atmosphere, diversity, culture and community. They strive to provide a platform for up and coming unsigned acts/DJs, curating their line-up this way rather than cramming the list with headliners.

Location: Polkovnik Serafimovo village, Bulgaria

Postponed to 2025!

06Jun
09Jun

EARTH GARDEN FESTIVAL

Experience Malta's largest alternative festival held annually on the first weekend of June.

Location: Picnic Area, Ta' Qali, Malta, Ħ'Attard, Malta

17Jun
23Jun

MYSTIC MOUNTAIN

Mystic Mountain is a small, cozy and intimate psychedelic gathering, special in many ways. It’s not a non stop party site, but a magical place where things are balanced and where guests really open their ways to their true Self; enjoy and celebrate life in a healthy way.

Location: Rudopolje, Croatia

20Jun
23Jun

AYMON TRIBAL FESTIVAL

Music, eco and art dance festival held in the magical forests of Bulgaria. Organized by Divine Magic Theory.

Location: Bosnek, Bulgaria

The festival has been cancelled as of April 26!

27Jun
30Jun

CHÂTEAU PERCHÉ

Featuring ambient, house music, jazz, rock, techno, painting, yoga, light shows, mapping, dancing and acrobatics – Château Perché is a nomad multidisciplinary festival taking place every year in a new, unique and spectacular location…

Location: Arboretum de Balaine, France

27Jun
30Jun

BURNING MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Following the end of the ice age, an 80 kilometre long valley opened up in the modern swiss canton of Graubünden, at a height of 1,800 metres above sea level. This valley – the Engadin, is one of the highest inhabited valleys in Europe... Come and join the burning mountain experience, a 4-day non stop electronic music festival...

Location: Zernez, Switzerland

04Jul
07Jul

BEAR STONE FESTIVAL

An audio-visual experience and gathering of travelers and tribes in the Croatian outback!

Location: Donje Primišlje, Slunj, Croatia

11Jul
14Jul

TRK U ŠUMU NEBULOSA

Exceptionally questionable and weakly convincing theories state that the interstellar nebula 𝐺𝑦𝑝𝑠𝑜𝑝ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑎 𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑠 — under the influence of its own gravity — has been brought to the point of coherence with diffused cadastral particles (which hold a precise geolocation) and spawned the Trk u Šumu festival!

Location: Platak, near Rijeka, Croatia

11Jul
20Jul

TAM TAM FESTIVAL

Over the past years, TAM TAM Music Festival has grown from a gathering of musicians to an event that has a reputation as one of the best small festivals in the region.

Location: Sućuraj, Hvar, Croatia

12Jul
14Jul

MITÄS MITÄS MITÄS

The diverse and surprising multi-arts program, the mystical and inspiring milieu, and the warm encounters between people create a communal celebration of creativity in the scenic Mitäs-land.

Location: Nuutajärventie 453, Urjala, Finland

13Jul
20Jul

YOGA MELA

Yoga Mela is a vivid blend of Yoga, Sacred Music and life wisdom. An inspiration to be part of a living spirituality. The 8-day festival is both grounded and celestial – full of playfulness – allowing beautiful jewels of awakening consciousness to arise.

Location: Divinya, Eslöv, Sweden

17Jul
21Jul

BABABOOM FESTIVAL

Reggae, dub and dancehall music concerts by the sea in a stunning location of Marina Palmense, Italy. Peace through Music.

Location: Marina Palmense, Italy

27Jul
29Jul

ARSENAL FEST

Arsenal Festival is “one of the most interesting, most relevant and most perspective open-air summer festivals in Serbia and this part of Europe” that annually brings together carefully selected line-up of performers in an original and stunning setting.

Location: Kragujevac, Serbia

01Aug
03Aug

FENGAROS FESTIVAL

The festival highlights musicians that have pushed boundaries of popular music and provides the island’s audience, nestled in the south-east Mediterranean region, with a window into the international music scene, simultaneously immersing local and tourist festival-goers and performers alike in traditional Cypriot heritage...

Location: Kato Drys, Cyprus

01Aug
03Aug

PRESTOSO FEST

Prestoso Fest is a small, independent music festival located in the spectacular nature of Principality of Asturias and this year this awesome combo of music, art, gastronomy and nature takes place from August 01-03, 2024 in Cangas de Narcea, Spain

Location: Las Barzaniellas 33817 Cangas de Narcea, Spain

02Aug
04Aug

MOUNTAIN MUSIC FEST

Mountain Music Fest is a whole-day family music festival where, besides music, you can find a lot of different adventures, sport activities, creative workshops, adrenalin activities, as well as kid’s contents. In the sea of beautiful music festivals, here’s one more to find its place on your bucketlist – a place of a unique energy and positive vibes, nestled in the mountain resort of Western Serbia!

Location: Divčibare, Serbia

05Aug
11Aug

MO:DEM FESTIVAL

Momento Demento is collective rooted in Croatia and growing internationally. Mo:Dem Festival promotes underground psychedelic sounds and cutting edge visual and experimental art. Mo:Dem politics is not about expanding its numbers but investing in the quality and content. Striving forward, learning, self-improving and always pushing the boundaries of technical production is what makes Mo:Dem the unforgettable psychedelic experience.

Location: Primišlje, Croatia

08Aug
11Aug

YPSIGROCK

Ypsigrock Festival is a pocket sized event turned out to be the benchmark for addicted indie-rock lovers that mixes up several charming aspects of a music festival with beautiful location and its stunning stages located all around the picturesque Sicilian mountain town of Castelbuono...

Location: Castelbuono, Italy

13Aug
18Aug

DROPS FESTIVAL

DROPS festival aims to deliver freaky vibes to freaky people with emphasis on high quality underground psychedelic and techno music.

Location: Tenetiše, Slovenia

14Aug
18Aug

OVERJAM

Situated in the amazingly beautiful valley of Soča river in Slovenia, actually quite close to Italy and Austria, the festival shows off the best roots reggae, dancehall, irie… music, events and activities, free camping (the camping spot is included in the price of the festival ticket), yummy food and only the best vibe.

Location: Sotočje, Tolmin, Slovenia

15Aug
20Aug

WAHA FESTIVAL

"We create a playground in nature where you feel everything is possible, an environment positive for letting go and just be. There is no phone signal to distract you, no stress to reach you, no bird that sings out of tune. Looking at the world of today, it becomes clear that we need this connection to nature and thus ourselves to remember who we really are, get an overview of our lives and act upon it."

Location: Micfalau, Covasna County, Romania

22Aug
24Aug

ROOTS IN THE WOODS

"Every year the festival grows and expands its roots.🌱 Together we will once again create precious moments in pristine nature in the shelter of Pohorje forests.🌲🏕️ In addition to a beneficial retreat into nature, we will also dance, play, create and get to know ourselves and others."

Location: Trije Kralji, Slovenia

04Sep
09Sep

OWN SPIRIT

Visionary, Sustainable & Holistic Gathering: 6 DAYS of No Stop Music, Art, Nature & Spirituality at a mind blowing landspace in Baldellou, Spain.

Location: Baldellou, Spain