INDIE FESTIVALS

“I’ve found that festivals are a relatively painless way to meet people and make a few points that need making, without having to hit them over the head with too many speeches.” Pete Seeger

Upcoming indie festivals Europe 2017: 


MEADOWS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Start date: June 9, 2017

End date: June 11, 2017

Location: Polkovnik Serafimovo village, Bulgaria

Focusing on cultural, artistic and of course musical diversity, this absolutely amazing festival, set in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of the Rhodope Mountains, 850 meters above sea-level, thrives on inclusiveness, supports an underground music culture and an eclectic mix of talent.

SECRET SOLSTICE

Start date: June 16, 2017

End date: June 18, 2017

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Partying for 3 days in Iceland, during the summer solstice (meaning that the sun never sets) on the main stage,  under the glacier, in the secret lagoons or on midnight boats…

YOGAFEST

Start date: June 17, 2017

End date: June 18, 2017

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A two-day festival where soul, mind and body come together in one of the most exciting neighborhoods of Amsterdam.

ARSENAL FEST

Start date: June 22, 2017

End date: June 24, 2017

Location: Kragujevac, Serbia

Yes, Thievery Corporation is coming to one of the coolest music festivals in Southeast Europe. With that being said, don’t think about visiting Arsenal too much, just play The Shining Path, turn up the volume, and let the vibes take you to Kragujevac, Serbia’s forth biggest city, located approx. a hundred kilometers south of Belgrade. It’s time for some serious partying, guys…

ZEN OPUZEN

Start date: June 30, 2017

End date: July 2, 2017

Location: Opuzen, Croatia

This cool festival gives a chance to folks to express themselves through arts and culture; works on protecting the rich natural and historical heritage of the area but also gathers young and talented artists from various fields of art from other parts of Croatia and beyond to share their vision on the walls or in the streets of Opuzen…

SOUTHERN SOUL

Start date: June 29, 2017

End date: July 2, 2017

Location: Ulcinj, Montenegro

A boutique festival situated at probably the most beautiful beach of the Adriatic Sea, near the Montenegrin city of Ulcinj; features hip and underground names, really diverse selection of jazz, funk, soul, house and disco – more than 40 acts on 3 festival stages – and it’s one of the coolest festivals this summer in Montenegro.

EXIT FESTIVAL

Start date: July 6, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Exit Festival is one of the best European music festivals, founded in 2000 in the Novi Sad University park as a student movement, a form of protest against the government, fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans.

TAURON NOWA MUZYKA

Start date: July 6, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Location: Katowice, Poland

The award winning; first outdoor festival to be located in a post industrial surrounding of a closed down coal mine with its entire infrastructure still intact and available for all visitors.

MELT FESTIVAL

Start date: July 14, 2017

End date: July 16, 2017

Location: Ferropolis, Germany

Björk, Oasis, Portishead, Atoms For Peace, Alt-J, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys, Phoenix, Kings of Convenience, Franz Ferdinand, Underworld, Robyn, Lana Del Rey, Bloc Party, Giorgio Moroder, Disclosure, Jónsi, Maximo Park, M83, Scissor Sisters, La Roux…

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL

Start date: July 14, 2017

End date: July 16, 2017

Location: Salacgrīva, Latvia

An annual three-day music festival taking place in Salacgrīva, 110 km from Riga, in the idyllic location of the Latvian coastal region that’s not just an exciting music experience… But an incredible boost of positive energy…

SEASPLASH FESTIVAL

Start date: July 20, 2017

End date: July 23, 2017

Location: Pula, Croatia

Excellent mix of great music, smiling folks who often chill around naked, Solaris stage with the most amazing sunset while the live band is playing Bob Marley, fashionably creative looking folks with painted body parts, delicious vegetarian cuisine…

BARCELONA YOGA CONFERENCE

Start date: July 20, 2017

End date: July 24, 2017

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Open to people from all ages and backgrounds with or without previous experience in yoga. Barcelona Yoga Conference is an uplifting open hearted gathering with world leading Yoga teachers and musical artists creating a platform for you to learn, experience, discover and transform.

OVERJAM REGGAE FESTIVAL

Start date: August 16, 2017

End date: August 19, 2017

Location: Tolmin, Slovenia

Definitely one of the coolest Central European reggae festivals, situated in the amazingly beautiful valley of Soča river in Slovenia…

HIGHFIELD FESTIVAL

Start date: August 18, 2017

End date: August 20, 2017

Location: Störmthaler See, Germany

Highfield Festival is among the best medium-size music festivals in Europe for 2016 according to European Festival Awards and the biggest independent rock festival of East of Germany.

SONUS FESTIVAL

Start date: August 20, 2017

End date: August 24, 2017

Location: Pag, Croatia

Croatia’s premiere electronic event showcasing the best of the techno and house world in one festival that will last for five days and nights filled with the craziest and truly unforgettable parties, club takeovers and boat adventures.

MYSTERYLAND FESTIVAL

Start date: August 26, 2017

End date: August 27, 2017

Location: Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands

Amazing and colorful camping grounds, 16 festival areas to discover, a true celebration of the best of house, deep house, techno, hardstyle, drum ‘n bass, disco, hiphop music – Mysteryland, guys, is one of the best festivals in the Netherlands – the magical musical journey you just have to visit this year!

DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL

Start date: August 30, 2017

End date: September 3, 2017

Location: Pula, Croatia

An underground electronic music event annually held in Istria region, Croatia, showcasing a higher technical specification of sound systems than you will find at any other festival of its size.

SOUND & SILENCE

Start date: September 2, 2017

End date: September 6, 2017

Location: Corfu, Greece

Daily concerts and other artistic performances, group sessions of yoga, meditation, sound healing and dance, workshops on art, nature, astrology and more, delicious vegetarian food, blue flag beaches, mud baths & crystal clear waters.

OUTLOOK FESTIVAL

Start date: September 7, 2017

End date: September 10, 2017

Location: Pula, Croatia

The largest Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes from around the world.

WAVES VIENNA

Start date: September 28, 2017

End date: September 30, 2017

Location: Vienna, Austria

The most significant clubs and unique off locations; international alternative, rock and electronic acts located around Vienna’s 9th district. It’s awesome Waves Vienna Festival.

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