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Things to do: The Top 10 European Festivals 2013

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If you’re into your festivals but fancy a weekend where you can leave the wellies behind, getting yourself on the first plane out of here is the best way you can avoid a flooded tent, frostbite and mud caked dreadlocks. Here citysocializer have compiled a quick guide to our favourite European festivals, and the bands who are headlining them this summer:

What: RockwerchterSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.12.23

Where: Belgium

When: 4th July

Headliners: Kings of Leon, Green Day, The National, Blur, Depeche Mode, Modest Mouse, 30 seconds to Mars, The Gaslight Anthem, Band of Horses, Jake Bugg, Ben Howard


What:  RoskildeSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.13.15

Where: Denmark

When: 29th June

Headliners: Rihanna, Sigur Ros, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot, Crystal Castles, Animal Collective, more tbc


What: Sziget FestivalSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.13.48

Where: Hungary

When: 5th August

Headliners: Blur, Editors, Enter Shakari, Bad Religion, Peter Bjorn and John, Alex Clare, Dizee Rascal


What:  Benicassim FestivalSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.14.57

Where: Spain

When: 18th July

Headliners: The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Primal Scream, Miles Kane, Kaiser Chiefs, Hurts, The Courteeners, Everything Everything.


What: SonarSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.16.00

Where: Spain

When: 13th June

Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Soulwax, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Soulwax, Kraftwerk, Paul Kalkbrenner


What: Tomorrowland FestivalSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.17.04

Where:  Belgium

When: 26th July

Headliners:  Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Axwell, Benga, Yousef


What: Primavera SoundSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.17.49

Where: Spain

When: 22nd May

Headliners: Blur, Crystal Castles, Animal Collective, The Postal Service, Pheonix, Band of Horses, Solange, Hot Chip


What:  Rock en SeineSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.21.03

Where: France

When: 23rd August

Headliners: Phoenix, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Paul Kalkbrenner, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Alt-J


What: Melt FestivalSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.21.39

Where: Germany

When: 19th July

Headliners: James Blake, Alt-J, The Knife, Flying Lotus, Archive, Digitalism, Local Natives, Soulwax


What: Way out FestivalSchermafbeelding 2013-04-09 om 17.23.53

Where: Sweden

When: 8th August

Headliners: Bat for Lashes, Azaelia Banks, The Knife, Tame Impala, Neil Young, Beach House, Local Natives


This post was written by

Lucy Cullen

Communications Manager, Gin Lover and Chief Blogger for citysocializer. Mainly blogging about the best ways to meet new people, discover your city and make the most of your free time.

  • Nathan Lloyd

    Nice one Lucy! I’m off to ibiza in August but would be interested in Tomorrowland Festival

    • citysocializer

      We’ve heard great things from the Belgian members of our team, well worth checking out!