European Summer Music Festivals 2011

Posted: June 5, 2011 in Festivals


The European festival circuit is an unparalleled frenzy of shit hot line ups, sanctuaries of happiness and hedonism, and our islands of transcendent bliss. Have a look at this list and be blown away with the wide array of diverse festivals catering for every reveler’s needs.


1 – 5               Black Moon Festival Ancona, Italy. Psytrance Festival

3 – 5              Rock Am Ring Nurburgring, Germany. Notable Acts –  Kings of Leon, Coldplay,                                    System of a Down, Korn, The Kooks, Deadmau5

10 – 12          The Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, UK. Notable Acts -Kings of Leon,                                            Foo Fighters, Kasabian

10 – 12         Download Festival Donnigton Park, UK. Notable Acts – Pendulum, Korn,                                                Funeral for a Friend, Def Leppard, System of a Down, Linkin Park, Thin Lizzy

10 -12         Rockness Festival Inverness, Scotland. Notable Acts – Kasabian, The                                                       Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini

16 – 18        Sonar Barcelona, Spain.

17  – 19       Provinssirock Finland. Notable Acts – System of a down, Pendulum,                                                         Wolfmother

17 – 19        Hurricane  Bremen, Germany.  Notable Acts – Foo Fighters, Incubus, Arcade                                         Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical                                                   Romance

17 – 19        Southside Tuttlingen, Germany. Notable Acts -Foo Fighters, Incubus, Arcade                                      Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical                                                  Romance

21 -22         T-Mobile INmusic Festival Zagreb, Croatia. Notable Acts – Jamiroquai,                                               Cypress Hill, Arcade Fire, The Streets

22 – 26       Glastonbury Glastonbury, UK. Notable Acts – U2, Coldplay, Beyonce,                                                      Pendulum, Paul Simon, The Chemical Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age,                                                    Mumford and Sons, Kaiser Chiefs, Fatboy Slim

24 – 26      Solidays  Paris, France. Notable Acts – Balkan Beat Box, Cold War Kids, The                                             Go! Team, Moby

28 – 2 July   Peace and Love Festival  Borlange, Sweden. Notable Acts – Bad Religion,                                             Bob Dylan, Deadmau5, Kings of Leon, Paolo Nutini, The Strokes

28 – 3 July    Blissful Portugal. Psytrance Festival

30 – 3 July   Fusion  Larz, Germany. Electro Festival

30 – 3 July  Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark. Notable Acts – Arctic Monkeys, Kings                                         of Leon, Iron Maiden

30 – 3 July  Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium. Notable Acts – The Chemical Brothers,                                             Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs,                                        Iron Maiden


1 – 3         Wireless London, UK. Notable Acts – Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers,                                      Pulp

1 – 3        Main Square Festival Citadel, France. Notable Acts – Linkin Park, Arcade Fire,                                    Coldplay, Martin Solveig, Kasabian

3             Love Family Park Hanau, Germany. Electro Festival

6 – 13      Garden Festival Petrcane, Croatia. DJ Festival

7 – 9        Bilbao BBK Live Bilbao, Spain. Notable Acts – Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser                                Chiefs, Kasabian, Chemical Brothers, Jack Johnson

7 – 10       EXIT Novi Sad, Serbia. Notable Acts – Arcade Fire, Pulp, M.I.A., Jamiroquai,                                          Portishead

8 – 10       T in the Park Balado, Scotland. Notable Acts – Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo                                     Fighters, The Strokes, Beyonce, Pulp

8 – 10     Oxegen Kildare, Ireland. Notable Acts – Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys,                                   Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, The Strokes, Paolo Nutini, The Script

9 -10        Rhythms of the World Hertfordshire, UK. Notable acts – Raghu Dixit, Ska                                              Cubano

14 – 17     Benicassim Festvial Benicassim, Spain. Notable Acts – Pendulum, Paolo                                                Nutini, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire,

14 – 17     Latitude Festival Suffolk, UK. Notable Acts – The National, Paolo Nutini,                                                Suede, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

15 – 17     MELT! Ferropolis, Germany. Notable Acts – Boyz Noize, Calvin Harris, Edward                                      Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Pulp

15 – 17     Lovebox London, UK. Notable Acts – Snoop Dogg, Groove Armada, Santigold

23            Monegros Desert Festival Fraga, Spain. Electro Festival

28 – 30    Norberg Festival Norberg, Sweden. Electro Festival

28 – 31    Camp Bestival Dorset, UK. Notable Acts – Primal Scream presents                                                             Screamadelica, Blondie, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.

29 – 30    Global Gathering London, UK. Notable Acts – Benny Benassi, Fedde le Grand,                                      Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Tinie Tempah, Pendulum


4 – 7          Arenal Sound Festival Burriana, Spain. Notable Acts – Scissor Sisters, Calvin                                      Harris, Charlatans

4- 7          The Big Chill  Herefordshire, UK. Notable Acts – Kanye West, The Chemical                                            Brothers, Empire of the Sun

5 – 7         Nature One Germany. Electro Festival

5 – 8         OFF Festival Katowice, Poland. Notable Acts – Raveonnettes, Flaming Lips

8 – 15      Sziget Budapest, Hungary. Notable Acts – Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal,                                                Flogging Molly, Good Charlotte, Kasabian, Rise Against, The Chemical Brothers

12 – 14     Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland. Notable Acts – Royksopp, Iron and Wine,                                               Kanye West

12 – 16    Sonica Dance Festival Montenegro. Psytrance Festival

13            Loveland Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands. Techno and House Festival

13 – 14    Creamfields Andalucia Andalucia, Spain. Notable Acts –  The Prodigy, Armin                                     van Buuren

18 -20   Pukkelpop Hasselt, Belgium. Notable Acts – Foo Fighters, Eminem, The                                                   Offspring

19 -21    Green Man Festival Brecon Beacons, Wales. Notable Acts – Fleet Foxes,                                                  Explosions in the Sky, Iron and Wine

20 -21   V Festival Chelmsford & South Staffordshire, UKNotable Acts – Eminem,                                                     Rihanna, Arctic Monkeys

26 – 28  Reading and Leeds Festival  Reading & Leeds, UK. Notable Acts – My                                                     Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Muse, The Offspring, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jane’s                                  Addiction

26 – 28  Creamfields Cheshire, UK. Notable Acts – The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Paul                                       van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Swedish House Mafia, David                                               Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold


2 – 4          Waveform Electronic Music Festival UK. Electronic Music

2 – 4          Electric Picnic County Laois, Ireland. Notable Acts – Arcade Fire, Pulp, The                                           Chemical Brothers, Interpol

8 -11        Bestival  Isle of Wight, UK. Notable Acts – The Cure, Pendulum, Fatboy Slim

9 – 10       Berlin Festival Berlin, Germany. Notable Acts – Suede, Primal Scream, Beirut,                                     Mogwai

9 – 13       Tangra Sandanski, Bulgaria. Eco Art Dance Festival

10             Inox Festival Paris, France. Electro Festival

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