WHERE ADVENTURE MEETS MUSIC: Unique Festivals in Europe for Your Bucket List 2023
Alternative adventures, blow-minding experiences, kind people and unique destinations… I can go on and on, but why waste time… Unique Festivals in Europe for the ultimate bucket list 2023! Safe travels guys! 😉
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
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
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
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
TAURON NOWA MUZYKA
4 days of only the best newcomers and the biggest names in electronic music, but also jazz, rock and hip-hop held annually in Katowice, Poland – guys, welcome to Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival – one of the best ones of its size in Europe!
Location: Katowice, Poland
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
AYMON TRIBAL FESTIVAL
Music, eco and art dance festival held in the magical forests of Bulgaria. Organized by Divine Magic Theory.
Location: Bosnek, Bulgaria
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
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
CHAMONIX YOGA FESTIVAL
Spreading the peace of yoga by celebrating, dancing, playing together for 3 days. Contributing to open humanity has another vision of the world ...Free spirit beeing!!
Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
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: Château de Bazoches, France
BEAR STONE FESTIVAL
An audio-visual experience and gathering of travelers and tribes in the Croatian outback!
Location: Donje Primišlje, Slunj, Croatia
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
Reggae, dub and dancehall music concerts by the sea in a stunning location of Marina Palmense, Italy. Peace through Music.
Location: Marina Palmense, Italy
Allow yourselves to immerse into this place of sandy Earth, where the Water is fine, the Air is clear and energy is on Fire, all balanced in the infinity of Aether. Prepare your mind and soul for Elysium Island Festival 2023!
Location: Koh Chang Island, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
Presenting all of the bass music and promoting sound system culture, Seasplash has been more than a decade a real treat for all reggae, dub, drum’n’bass, dancehall, ska, and other related electronic music lovers.
Location: Martinska, Šibenik, Croatia
Boom is a transformational, psychedelic, changemaking gathering; a contemporary ritual to the rhythmic beats of a timeless drum. It’s a joyous summit of free spirits who arrive from every corner of the world to converge by the shores of a sparkling lake, and with the blessings of the moon, to celebrate life, freedom, peace, love and respect of nature. In other words: the finest things that make us human.
Location: Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL
Situated in a fort, some 270 meters above sea level, on the top of the hill that dominates Mirna river valley, Motovun is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Istria – and a perfect set for this unique and must-visit film festival.
Location: Motovun, Istria region, Croatia
ESCAPE THE CITY FESTIVAL
“Escape the city festival” is an eco, art & sound system gathering organized by Sub Movements association from Pula, that takes place on beautiful Barbariga beach in Istria, Croatia with two editions behind. The aim of the festival is to gather all generations of people willing to share a week of sun, sea and great vibes based on togetherness and love.
Location: Barbariga Beach, Istria, Croatia
The central idea of the festival is incorporation. It tries to involve people from the local village by setting up performances and workshops in the village itselfs. The vast programe involves different performances, mainly ethno music concerts, puppet shows, circus acts, street theatre, workshops for adults and children, poetry readings, exhibitions, a forest funfair, film projections and more.
Location: Snežnik, Slovenia
The festival carries out the promotion of young artists and creators, who have the opportunity to present their skills and talent to the wider masses, and to connect with colleagues from all across South-East Europe. It promotes different branches of art, ranging from fine arts, through performing arts, to music and architecture.
Location: Javorov Do, Bjelašnica, Bosnia Herzegovina
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
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
If the new generation is going to invent the world of tomorrow, let’s facilitate the tools and knowledge that they need, in a fun way through the biggest “playground” for exploration and expression possible.
Location: Bruailles, France
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
"During this long break, we realized what we all actually want to experience at a festival of this kind, and it’s the simple things that make us happy, the joy and togetherness we experience dancing in front of a good sound system that plays some good music, the connection that is created between people, the friendships and revelations we have after, thus the roots of rave, the roots of us dancing with no particular reason around the fire since immemorial times. Therefore we dedicate this edition to Roots, focusing to co-create a powerful experience through interconnection and grounding, absorbing and releasing in harmony with the whole."
Location: Micfalau, Covasna County, Romania
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
DROPS festival aims to deliver freaky vibes to freaky people with emphasis on high quality underground psychedelic and techno music.
Location: Tenetiše, Slovenia
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
PAXOS REGGAE FESTIVAL
Since 2015 the festival offers music performances, DJ set, workshops and other activities aimed at bridging different cultures, and connecting people through music and art.
Location: Paxos Island, Greece
FREE EARTH FESTIVAL
Free Earth is a collaboration of like-minded dedicated psychedelic freedom fighters determined to bring back the vibe to the outdoor party scene. A family gathering, with 3 music stages, held annually at amazing beach location in Greece!
6 DAYS of No Stop Music, Art, Nature & Spirituality at a mind blowing landspace in Baldellou, Spain.
Location: Baldellou, Spain