Unmissable European Music Festivals to Attend in Summer 2024

May 29, 2024

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Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes ample choice to attend an unforgettable music festival in Europe. From electronic punk and top-tier DJs to indie folk, Europe has something for every music lover. So much so, you may be asking the question, ‘what music festival should I attend in 2024?’.

That’s why we’ve curated a calendar of unmissable European music festivals to attend in Summer 2024 to help you tick your boxes and buy that ticket.  

1. Glastonbury Festival – Somerset, UK

When: 29th May – 2nd June

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Even after 50 years, the famous Glasto still takes us by storm – whether we’re down at Worthy Farm experiencing the theatre of Shangri-La for ourselves, or watching crowds in envy from the sofa, we’re engrossed. In 2024, with legends like Shania Twain and Cyndi Lauper taking stage, Glastonbury Festival continues to be the iconic music event of British summertime, and while more expensive than other European gigs, it’s festival spirit spans beyond Somerset to bring all music lovers together.

 

2024 Line-up: Shania Twain, Coldplay, Dua Lipa

Past Performance: Arctic Monkeys, Glastonbury 2013

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2. NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal

When: 11th July – 13th July 2024

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NOS Alive has built quite the name for itself and was recognized by several media sources as one of the most reputable music events in 2022. Taking stage adjacent to the river Tagus, the festival’s three-day event location is ideal for those seeking a sun-filled break and a chance to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful citiesLisbon. NOS offers a rhythmic blend of world renowned and up-and-coming artists, from Europe and beyond. Passing the mic to lesser-known European artists is a huge selling point: experience Europe’s music scene for all it has to offer;, you’ll be reserving your ticket for next year on the way home.

2024 Line-up: Dua Lipa, Tyla, Arcade Fire, Nothing But Thieves

Past Performance : Red Hot Chilli Peppers, NOS Alive 2023

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3. Benicàssim International Festival – Castellon, Spain

When: 18th – 20th July 2024

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Take to the Valencian coast to experience one of Spain’s hottest festivals. Held in the town of Benicàssim, in 2024 FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) will host a range of global artists from Black Eyed Peas to The Libertines, and tickets cost as little as €150. FIB is perfect if you’re after a breezy beach festival. Why not extend your stay and take a train to beautiful Valencia for more breezy beach vibes?  

2024 Line-up: Sundara Karma, The Vaccines, Royal Blood

Past Performance: Amy Winehouse Live at Benicàssim, 2007

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4. Sziget – Budapest, Hungary

When: 7 - 12 August 2024

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Budapest presents Sziget on the Island of Freedom for six days of euphoric madness. 30 years later, the festival lives on having snowballed into one of the biggest European music events of the year. Located on an isolated island (Obuda), its popularity is no surprise – fans escape reality and unite to create unforgettable atmosphere. In 2024, this is set to continue with organisers expecting the event to be even bigger and better than last year.  

2024 Line-up: Kylie Minogue, Fred Again, Raye, Sam Smith

Past Performance: Billie Eilish, Sziget Festival 2023

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5. Tomorrowland Festival – Boom, Belgium

When: July 19 - July 21, 2024 / July 26 - July 28, 2024

Over a decade later, Tomorrowland still mesmerizes us – whether we're dancing under the dazzling lights or watching the spectacle from home. In 2024, with headliners like David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, Tomorrowland remains the pinnacle of electronic dance music festivals worldwide. The event's ethereal themes and immersive stage designs create an unparalleled experience you won’t forget, and while it's pricier than some other festivals, its magic extends beyond Belgium, uniting EDM enthusiasts across the globe. The spirit of Tomorrowland transcends borders, bringing together a community of music lovers in a celebration of unity and love for music.

2024 Line-up: Armin Van Buren, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia,

Past Performance: Swedish House Mafia, Tomorrowland 2010

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Staying Connected in Festival Crowds

No matter what festival you choose this year, one must-have for your checklist is a local eSIM. Sim Local is the global leader in travel SIM card and eSIM retail. We work with the most reliable, local mobile networks in each country so we can provide our customers with the best available coverage at affordable prices when they are travelling. Simply buy your prepaid data plan online and activate it when you land to stay connected with friends and share moments as they happen, all while avoiding crazy roaming charges. Using Sim Local eSIMs means you’ll be connected to the best available network as you saunter from stage to stage. 

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