10 Iconic European Music Festivals to Visit in 2023
From the stunning beaches of the Adriatic Sea that host some of Europe’s best electronic music events; all the way to the most famous jazz, world music, rock, dance music and art festivals located in beautiful locations: mountains, river valleys and fortresses of the region where Indie Voyager comes from… here comes the list of 10 iconic European music festivals to visit in 2023:
"Druga Godba is one of the most prominent music festivals in Central Europe, with a concept and approach that sets it apart from other festivals in this part of the world. For more than three decades, our mission has been to rediscover and introduce less well-known musical styles and traditions, alongside big-name acts on the world and indigenous music scenes, and to explore the intersection between old and new. Druga Godba celebrates its 38th edition this year."
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
*Banner by Druga Godba Festival team
"Since 2011, Hideout Festival has blazed a trail as one of Europe’s leading electronic music festivals on Croatia’s famous Zrce Beach. Hideout brings over 100 of the world’s best artists together for five days and nights on a stunning beach sandwiched between breath-taking mountains and the Adriatic Sea, a winning formula that has seen Hideout sell out year on year. "
Location: Zrće, Novalja, Pag Island, Croatia
*Photo by HIDEOUT Festival team
One of the most iconic music events from Europe! Unforgettable! "An award-winning summer music festival that takes place at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit hosts more than 1000 artists who play at over 40 stages and festival zones!"
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
*Photo by EXIT Festival team
BUTIK ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
"We want Butik Festival to be a lovely experience for everyone, so we encourage for attentive, respectful and conscious interactions. Butik Festival is supposed to be a place, where everybody is welcome and accepted."
Location: Tolmin, Slovenia
*Photo by Butik Festival team
In addition to the all-day music program, enjoy adrenaline rafting through the deepest European canyon... of the Tara River. Experience an adventure walking along the mountain paths on the slopes of the Maglić and Zelengora mountains. Enjoy the view from the viewpoints that stretch over Perućica, the only preserved rainforest in Europe. Along with the OK adventure, enjoy the best OK entertainment with numerous domestic and international performers on 3 festival stages.
Location: Tjentište, Bosnia & Herzegovina
*Photo by OK Fest team
"Outlook Origins takes place at one of Europe’s best-loved festival sites: The Garden Resort in Tisno. Sitting in its own private bay, the garden hosts an amazing beachfront with daytime sessions, boat parties and three wicked stages taking the party deep into the night."
Location: Tisno, Croatia
*Photo by Outlook Festival team
"Lovefest is a unique cultural platform from Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, aiming to promote music, art and urban culture of youth. The festival started in 2007 as a Love bridge party and already a year after it made its debut as one of the hottest music events in central Serbia."
Location: Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia
*Photo by LOVEFEST team
NISVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
"The International Nisville Jazz Festival is the most visited jazz festival in Southeast Europe, since its establishment in 1995. From the begining, Nisville Jazz Festival consistently defend the European values of multiculturalism and patiently tend the sophisticated musical taste of individuals."
Location: Niš, Serbia
*Photo by NISVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL team
"Picture a small, sunny island just off the coast of Croatia. Imagine your favourite artists playing open air, just a few steps away from the beach. Envision yourself taking a dip in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea in between parties. Sounds like a dream? Well, at Sonus it all comes true: Your perfect summer rave adventure happens right on the shores of Pag Island."
Location: Pag, Croatia
*Photo by Sonus Festival team
"Bringing together dedicated music lovers from around the world to enjoy a carefully curated programme spanning across House, Techno, Electro, Breaks, Minimal, Drum & Bass, Disco and much more. Dimensions is the perfect place to come and enjoy the world’s best electronic music, bringing flavours of Chicago, Detroit, London or Berlin to the sun-soaked Croatian shore."
Location: Tisno, Croatia
*Photo by Dimensions Festival team
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