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The Best Overseas Festivals to Attend This Summer

Hideout, 30th – 3rd July, Croatia.Balaklawa

Entering into its fourth sell out year, Hideout is one of the leading electronic music festivals in the summer calendar. With pre-parties before the festival and the infamous after party, the Hideout adventure lasts 6 days including pool, boat and secret parties. Hideout Festival in Croatia boasts its most ambitious line-up to date, ensuring another epic week of music and sun. The line-up features some of electronic music’s finest including headliners: Disclosure, Rudimental, Solomun, Loco Dice and Sasha.

Hideout is one of the leading electronic music festivals in the summer calendar. Set in the intimate surroundings of Zcre beach on the Island of Pag, the festival site is sandwiched between mountains, trees and the Adriatic sea.

 

Benicassim, 17th – 20th July, Spain

Benicassim Festival 2014 – or Festival Internacional de Benicàssim ( FIB 2014) as it is known in Spain – is a 4 day music festival taking place in Benicassim on the east coast of Spain between Valencia and Barcelona. Benicassim 2014 takes place on the weekend of 17th July to 20th July 2014. It is the 20th anniversary festival and already looks a stella line up.

The First 2014 Headliner to be confirmed is Kasabian plus others including Paulo Nutini, Example, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Katy B, Paul Weller, Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, Chase & Status, M.I.A., Tame Impala, Manic Street Preachers, James, Klaxons, Sub Focus, Of Montreal, Courteeners, The Charlatans, Presidents of the United States of America.

 

Soundwave Festival, 17th – 21st July, Croatiadownload

Europe’s most beautiful, boutique music event, Soundwave Festival Croatia is back for its 6th year and announces it’s most exciting and eclectic line-up yet. 7-piece New Zealand outfit Fat Freddy’s Drop lead the pack, followed by a highly-anticipated DJ set from one of hip hop’s most legendary artists, the Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer/Rapper – Madlib, and British electronic music DJ/Producer Mr Scruff.

Set in a secret cove at the heart of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, the idyllic fishing town of Tisno is a beautiful backdrop to one of Europe’s finest independent festivals. This sun-drenched area of Croatia sits just slightly away from the incredibly beautiful Krka Waterfalls (National Park). Heralded as one of ‘Europe’s Best Music Festivals’ by The Independent, Soundwave Festival Croatia makes the most of its bountiful setting year on year with its boat parties, beach stages and club nights for a long weekend of guaranteed sunshine in the aptly named ‘The Garden’.

 

Way Out West, 7th – 9th August, Sweden

Way Out West is held in the heart of Gothenburg. The three-day festival is a must for all music-loving, culturally-oriented young minds. Sweden’s hipster and music capital, Gothenburg, presents Way Out West Festival, an event that’s a must for those who wanting to experience the city this summer. The festival has announced an incredible festival line-up of acts including Queens of the Stone Age, Robyn & Royksopp, The National, Janelle Monae, Blood Orange and many more. There will also be a series of after parties taking place throughout the city’s incredible venues, so festival-goers will get the chance to explore Gothenburg amazing culture.

ARTISTS CONFIRMED INCLUDE: Outkast, Queens Of The Stone Age, Röyksopp & Robyn, The National, Janelle Monae, Neutral Milk Hotel, Blood Orange, Icona Pop, Darkside, Sharon Van Etten, Tinariwen, Mac DeMarco, Elliphant, Bo Ningen, Bill Callahan, Ella Eyre and Royal Blood.

 

Sonus Festival, 17th – 22nd August, Croatia2492455_f9a90859

Croatia adventure Sonus Festival 2014 has just added three acts to a line-up that already boasts the very cream of the house and techno crop, as UK big talent Hot Since 82, energetic duo The Martinez Brothers and Minus member Gaiser (live) join over 50 international artists for five days and five nights of partying in the summer sunshine!

Sonus Festival 2014 brings together the biggest names in techno for its second Croatia outing, as it announces its full lineup for the Zrce Beach extravaganza, with CLR face Chris Liebing, influential techno head Dixon, house revivalist Jamie Jones, spontaneous selector Loco Dice, Music On’s own Marco Carola, techno pioneer Richie Hawtin, and Detroit mastermind Seth Troxler, as well as Adam Port, Henrik Schwarz (live), Karotte, Marcel Dettman, Margaret Dygas, Markantonio, Mirko Loko, Monika Kruse, Pan-Pot, Robert Dietz, tINI, Valentino Kanzyani and more!

 

Berlin Festival, 5th – 7th September, Germany

Having already announced a host of high-profile artists for its music programme, Berlin Festival is a don’t-miss entry on the calendar this September, and with many more acts coming soon tickets are selling fast!

And, brand new for 2014, Berlin Festival will continue for 48 hours straight, embodying the city’s non-stop party spirit, and meaning that festival-goers can soak up the atmosphere across a whole weekend, without ever having to leave the site. For 48 hours, celebrate the best Berlin has to offer in music, arts and beyond at Templehof Airport!

On September 5-7 world-renowned inner-city event Berlin Festival welcomes Woodkid, Moderat, Editors, K.I.Z., DARKSIDE, Warpaint, Kid Ink, Chase & Status (DJ set with Rage), Fünf Sterne Deluxe, Genetikk, Crystal Fighters, Mount Kimbie and Foreign Beggars, among others. And with the rest of the line-up still to be announced, rest assured Berlin Festival is full of surprises.

 

Unknown, 8th – 12th September, CroatiaPetrovaradin_fortress_during_the_Exit_festival

After last year’s unbelievable launch success, Unknown Festival 2014 promises an even bigger programme of indie and electronic music featuring live performances from Scottish electro pop band Chvrches, Wild Beasts, Jungle, Mount Kimble, James Holden, Ten Walls and many more. DJ showcases include unique sets by the likes of Dixon, TEED, Tale Of Us, Daniel Avery and Âme.

Artists play night and day across boat parties, by the pool, deep in the forest and, new for 2014, bespoke island parties. Festival-goers can take advantage of onsite accommodation from camping to luxury apartments and forest lodges. What’s more there will be commissioned art installations, late night pool parties and long days in the sunshine, plus DJ sets over at the very exclusive Boiler Room Island, a short boat ride away.

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