Summer is coming and so is the festival season. Maybe you want to do something else or go somewhere different this year. Or you don’t want to pay a lot of money or wait in line among crowds. Here are some *festivals you probably not heard about and worth visiting.
Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small stages and bunting in the trees – Meadows in the Mountains has built a reputation over the past five years for offering a uniquely magical experience. You can find more information about this festival on their website: www.meadowsinthemountains.com.
Festiwal Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Poland
It sounds like the plot of a horror B-movie – a group of kids hopping on to the site of an abandoned coal mine for a rave. But that’s where this avant-garde music fest in the heart of Katowice will take place. My friend who lives in Poland is a big fan of this festival. Every time she attends the festival she discover new bands and artists which makes her happy. More information about this festival: www.festiwalnowamuzyka.pl/en/.
Southern Soul Festival, Montenegro
It’s straight up sun, sea and soul at this chilled-out festival on Copacabana Beach on Montenegro’s Mediterranean coast. According to friends who lives in Montenegro this festival is amazing. Especially the line up every year. It’s really worth visiting and while your up there go explore the country. Check out the website for more information about the festival: www.southernsoulfestival.me.
Træna Festival, Norway
Help increase massively the population of Træna – one of the smallest municipalities in Norway – by showing up for this annual festival on a rugged island surrounded by sparkling ocean and swooping sea eagles. If your planning to visit Norway in July try to go to this festival. You will have a blast. On the website www.trena.net/en/ you will find more information about this amazing festival.
Flow Festival, Slovenia
Established in Helsinki, over the past decade Flow has built a repuation for pushing the world’s best contemporary music. This year, it travels to Slovenia for the first time, with a sister edition of the festival being held in a 19th-century factory environment in Ljubljana. Slovenia is such a great country to wander around. It has everything what a traveller could ask for. Culture, nice people and good food. And now also a great festival. So if you want to explore a great country and get into a flow check the website for more information: www.flowfestival.si/.
Have fun and enjoy the Summer!
*with acknowledgement: The Guardian