MS Dockville festival

Summer is coming! Here is a selection of 5 festivals you can enjoy over the following months in Europe. From a left over Polish coalmine to the Bulgarian mountains, these odball parties allow you to visit the continent through new musical landscapes!

Festival yeah! in France

Festival Yeah! 2014 Trailer

Produced by famous DJ Laurent Garnier, Yeah! is an easy-going festival in the beautiful French town of Lourmarin, Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur. It’s all about time spent with family and friends, having fun, good food and good music. The programme includes indie electro, rock and folk music as well as some DJs. If all of that still doesn’t convince you to come to France, then the Saturday pétanque competition – one of the favourite sport activities in the region – surely will.
Date : June 5-7
Three-day pass : £45
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Meadows in the Mountains in Bulgaria

Meadows in the mountains
Festival Meadows in the mountains, Bulgaria. Source: Official website

Nestled in the lush environment of the Rhodope Mountains, the event offers a magical experience in a wild and psychedelic atmosphere. Meadows In The Mountains festival is one of a kind: a truly encompassing and unique music and arts festival that brings to life the possibility of real adventure embraced by happiness and sharing. The 2015 line-up features Jane Fitz, Al Dobson Jr, Mo Kolours, Quantic and many others.. Mainly techno, house and soul music.
Date: June 12-14
Price: full 3-day pass including unlimited village transport in Russian army buses and horse and carts.
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Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro

Southern Soul Festival 2014 edition

What could possibly be better than a chilled-out festival on Copacabana Beach on Montenegro’s Mediterranean coast? Nothing. The event brings over 40 shows to three stages on the wide and sandy shore line. The line-up includes modern soul artists and electronic music from modern producers, and DJs. This year, it features digital composers such as Romare and Dorian Concept, as well as cutting-edge European jazz formation: Matthew Halsall Quintet and the Elliptics. Think of it as a musical holiday; this is definitely the kind of festival you’ll come back to if you ever need to feel refreshed.
Date : June 25-28
Price 4-day pass :£69
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Træna Festival in Norway

Traena festival camping
Traena Festival in Norway. Source: Henrik Mundal Andreassen on FlickR

The party takes place on the hilly islands of Husøya and Sanna. The stages are surrounded by sparkling ocean and diving sea eagles. It is organized by Træna, one of the smallest municipalities in Norway. All 500 citizens participate in the organization of the event, which has a programme of experimental Norwegian music, from Emilie Nicolas melodic electro-pop to Kuuk heavy beats and raging show. The festival may literally be a bit too “high” for most UK festival goers, but it’s a fantastic cultural experience in a wild atmosphere and the perfect excuse to explore one of Europe’s most dramatic and natural environments.
Date: July 9-11
Price: £110
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MS Dockville in Germany

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MS Dockville festival, in Germany. Source: FlickR

Not as well-known as Germany’s other big festivals, MS Dockville is a music-and-arts party on Europe’s biggest river island of Wilhelmsburg, in Hamburg. The festival site is decorated by multicolour installations and pieces of art, which are surrounded by the shore lines. The line-up features indie-pop artist worldwide. This year you’ll find well-known bands such as Interpol, Django Django, Caribou, Four Tet and Little Dragon on the bill.
Date: August 21-23
Price: Between £50 and £90 (Low tickets are already sold out)
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