Summer is here, and Europe has a way to beat the heat. The continent celebrates one of the biggest music festivals around the planet, and this top five list shows you why they hit the craze that good.
Nuits Sonores, France (May 23-28). For five days, the music fest will be performing in 40 locations across Lyons while integrating other art fields like design and architecture. They would be even playing in landmarks and heritage sites that can hold up more than 10,000 people. For their 15th year, Nuits Sonores will bring The Black Madonna and notable underground punksters in the music scene.
Rock am Ring & Rock im Park, Germany (June 2-4). Two rock festivals rolled into one? Sure. Rock am Ring & Rock im Park is back in the Mendig and Nürnberg, Germany, with an incredible line-up this year. System Of A Down is coming to perform during the music fest and so is Prophets of Rage. Not to mention, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be making an appearance this year as well. The Rock am Ring & Rock im Park is one of Germany's largest festival and one of the most attended music fest in the world.
UVA Festival, Spain (June 2-4). Coinciding with Germany's Rock am Ring & Rock im Park is Spain's music fest loaded with arts and architecture roll up as well. If you want a more soulful and less crowded scenery, UVA Festival is located in the 12th-century Spanish monastery at Ronda Andalucia. Travelers Today reported that UVA Festival has one of the best music outdoor music venues. Expect music from different genres like blues, jazz, afro and bossa to punk and electronics.
Into the Valley: Estonia, Sweden, South Africa (June 29-July 1, August 10-12, January 26-27). Hosting a music festival in different sites over a year can sound so thrilling. In Estonia, the music festival will be staged at an abandoned quarry in Rummu, abandoned factory in Stora Vika, Sweden and Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, according to The Guardian.
Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal (13-15 July). The music fest, though a little bit low-profile, seriously boasts of great lineups. In 2016 alone, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar and indie rock band The National performed live in beautiful Lisbon. What's more, according to Festicket, Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing there in this year's event.