Musical festival season is upon us. While it’s hard to classify any music festival as cheap, there are ways to indulge in the summer music fest without spending half a monthly income. Here, ten affordable European summer music festivals with a day pass that will cost you less than sixty bucks.
2019 European Summer Music Festivals – Best Bang for Your Buck
1. Love International Festival
“You off to Love?” Love International takes place over eight days, located on the Adriatic coast halfway between the Zadar and Split airports in Croatia. The festival is set in a natural amphitheater, a secluded, intimate getaway within a charming old town. The festival is known for a harmonious blend of house and disco music, with a little techno mixed in. Besides the main site, there are ample boat parties among crystal clear waters and an open-air nightclub called Barbarella’s. You can score day tickets for about $55 or an eight-day pass for about $167. The 2019 Love International music festival takes place from July 4th to July 9th.
2. Solidays Festival
Est-ce que tu parles français? Solidays is a multi-genre musical festival that takes place in Paris, France. The festival has pledged to fight against AIDS and campaigns for equal rights and youth engagement. With over eighty concerts throughout the weekend, there is a balance of the familiar and the undiscovered. You can get a one day pass for about $50.00. The 2019 Solidays music festival takes place over the weekend of June 21st.
3. Off Festival
The Off Festival in Poland has been an annual affair since 2006, originating out of the attic of a husband and wife duo. The alternative music series takes place in the Valley of Three Ponds, Katowice, Poland and wants to be known for hosting the greatest legends in alternative music. Some of their performers in the past have been Iggy Pop, My Bloody Valentine, and Grizzly Bear. The 2019 Off Festival takes place August 2nd to August 4th with day tickets costing about $21 and a three-day pass costing about $94.
4. Low Festival
The Low Festival is a rock and indie music festival held at the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor in Benidorm, Spain. Benidorm is known as a charismatic tourist city in Spain, and the Low Festival is known to be affordable and without crowds. Headliners this year include bands like New Order and Bastille. Right on the coast, you won’t be short of beach and sun. The 2019 Low Festival takes place over three days from July 26th to July 28th. A three-day pass will run you about $72.
5. Victorious Festival
Got kids? The Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, UK, is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. The festival takes place in the Castle Field and Southsea Common areas of Southsea. The Southsea Castle, the Southsea Skatepark, and the D-Day Museum are all within the festival walls and are only accessible to festival ticket holders during the event. Day pass tickets cost about $40. The 2019 Victorious Festival takes place from August 23rd to August 25th.
6. Volt Festival
As one of Hungary’s biggest music festivals, Volt has been running successfully since 1993. The multi-genre electronic rock event takes place in Sopron, a city on the Austrian border near the Lake Neusiedl. The festival offers more than just a musical experience, offering theatre performances, visual art exhibitions, film screenings, and sporting events. Day pass tickets cost about $50, while a four-day pass will cost about $140. The 2019 Volt music festival will take place from June 26th to June 29th.
7. Exit Festival
The award-winning multi-genre music festival Exit takes place at the 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. The event takes on a diverse music program that unfolds across forty stages inside the fort’s moats, trenches, and tunnels. Headliners this year include The Cure, Greta Van Fleet, and the Chainsmokers. The 2019 Exit music festival will take place from July 4th to July 8th and will cost $127 for the full four-day pass.
8. Nice Jazz Festival
The Nice Jazz Festival is the oldest festival on our list, originating on the French Riviera in 1948. At the first ever Nice Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong and his All Stars were the headliners. It has gained international significance in the years since then. Headliners this year include the Black Eyed Peas and french phenomenon Angele. For five consecutive evenings, 31 national and international groups play on two simultaneous stages. For two days, you can purchase tickets for about $67. The 2019 Nice Jazz Festival will take place from July 16th to July 20th.
This music festival is a smaller and more intimate event that takes place in Kraggenburg, Netherlands. The festival features artists that tailor to the electronic, house and techno genres, showcasing both national and international DJs. The location? Rural, capitalizing on the natural environment to create a feeling of serenity and connection. Tickets cost around $110 for the four-day festival. The 2019 Wildeburg festival takes place from July 12th to July 15th and includes camping.
10. We Can Dance
We Can Dance is an electronic beach music festival that takes place on Zeebrugge Beach, Belgium. The event prides itself on finding connection through music, food, and fashion. This year’s theme is “Sultry Yet Adventurous”: Safari Nomads. A three-day pass will cost about $116. The 2019 We Can Dance festival will take place on August 9th, 10th, and 11th.
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