Festival season is one of the most exciting times of the year for people worldwide. Planning for the festival season usually starts almost a year in advance, just before the last festival season has ended. As there are so many different types of festivals it’s important that you choose the best festival for you, festival tickets are often expensive so you don’t want to waste your money on a festival that you won’t enjoy. Once you decide what festival to go to you need to be ready on your laptop at 9 am for when the tickets are released and hope that you and your friends are lucky enough to get tickets. Once your tickets are secure it is a long wait until the big weekend, it’s left as something to look forward to until the season comes round again. When festival season is approaching there is a lot to do to prepare, you need to find the right outfits to suit the vibe and the weather, some of the most popular purchases for festivals are a mens bomber jacket for the boys as it is lightweight but will protect them from the wind and body paint is the most popular purchase for the girls as it is a festival tradition. There are hundreds of festivals worldwide every year so it can be hard to choose which ones you want to attend so we’ve found the best festivals worth traveling for.
Sziget is a very popular music festival that is hosted in Budapest which is the capital of Hungary. The most festival usually lasts for 3-5 days but Sziget is for the hardcore festival-goers out there as it is over a week long. Festivals can be draining as they often involve sleeping in terrible conditions on a field and a lot of alcohol, so if you want to test if you could survive a week-long festival then Sziget is worth the journey too. They’ve had some great acts over the years too including Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons, and the Foo Fighters.
Rise festival is very different from what people imagine when they think of a festival. Rise is a snow sports festival where guests participate in snowboarding or skiing during the day and party on the top of the mountain at night. It is hosted in the beautiful French mountains and your ticket usually gets you onto the slopes at a discounted price, the festival ticket includes a lift pass and the music and is usually around 300 euros for the whole 6 days. This is very different from your standard music festival as instead of sleeping in a field and using awful toilets, the guests tend to stay in a luxurious resort in the mountains with their own clean facilities.
Benicassim is another really popular European festival. This one of located in Barcelona which is the capital of Spain and it tends to take place in July. This is a great festival to attend as the weather in Barcelona in July is usually very dry and very warm. Any festival goers will know how inconvenient it is when it rains heavily during a festival, your drinks get watered down, the whole site gets extremely muddy and slippy and often your tent can’t handle the wind. Benicassim is almost guaranteed to have great weather which means you don’t have to worry about this and you can focus on wearing the nicest festival outfits without worrying if you’ll be cold. Benicassim is mostly aimed at Indie music fans and has had Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon, and the Vaccines perform.