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After one round of music festivals, we’re here for another lap of festivals happening around Europe to get your hips swaying, your toes tapping and your soul lost in some of the best beats and rhythms in the continent. Here are five more music festivals happening this year that can’t be missed. [middle_ad kw=”music festivals”]

Les TransArdentes – Belgium (January)

This Belgian festival is fast approaching. Starting on the 29th of January, thousands of festival-goers will be heading to Liege with stages set up in the open air as well as indoors. Music on the menu includes hip hop, house, techno, electronic, pop, d & b, etc. You can say without a doubt that there will be a lot of dancing going on here. On the roster groups like Cypress Hill, Morcheeba, Everlast, Ian Brown and N.E.R.D are in the line-up. Discover a new style of music, meet new people and see another side of Belgium.

Snowbombing Festival – Austria (April)

Many of you are probably thinking about taking a ski holiday this winter, maybe you’ve already planned one or have already hit the slopes a couple times so far. If you haven’t but still want to, wait until April. The Snowbombing Festival is all about three things: skiing by day, experiencing a radical music festival by night, and never sleeping. Are you into it? Europe’s greatest DJ’s as well as some good American flavour will make this one ski holiday you’ll never forget.

Snowingbombing Festival

Rock en Seine – Paris (August)

Long live rock ‘n roll, right? If you think France is all about folk songs and pretty ladies, think again. This Parisian festival has seen the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine and Franz Ferdinand in its past years, and it’s not for the faint of heart, people really get their rock on here. This festival takes place on the banks of the Seine just outside of Paris in Saint Cloud. Get your fill of music while discovering the City of Lights, is there any better combination?

Sziget Festival – Hungary (August)

Have you ever dreamt of spending a week camping on an island with thousands of other people? Whether you have or not, Sziget Festival in Budapest will deliver that and much much more. Sziget Island, located in the Danube River in Hungary’s capital city, is the home to this much anticipated music festival every summer. What can you expect? Hot days, international headliners, loads of people from all over the world, screaming fans, and 24h dance parties. Hungarians know how to host a good party, so book time off early for this one.

Sziget Festival

Sardinia Reggae Festival – Sardinia (July)

Be transported to an Italian paradise with the right soundtrack to go along with it. Sardinia Reggae Festival delivers more than just good vibes. If you’re free and easy, looking for a chillin’ time, then head down to this festival. Positive energy overflows on this Mediterranean island when the light is just right and someone puts a Bob Marley mix tape in their car radio.

Imgs: lesardentes, snowbombing, rockenseine, sziget, sardinia

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