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Music Festivals in Europe

Publicado por en Music el 03/03/2012

Hi Travelers! Apart from my passion for traveling and learning, music is one of my favourites hobbies and this week I wanted to speak about spanish music festivals and those throughout Europe which, in my opinion, are the most interesting ones.

I must say that the first time I heard of music festivals was thanks to “Esp√°rrago Rock”, a rock festival which started to take place near my place. Esp√°rrago Rock was the first rock festival in Spain and one of the most important in Europe.¬†I still was too young, but I could sneak into the festival 2 years in a row in company of my neighbours!! We had the chance to watch Toy Dolls, Barricada and Extremoduro shows among other famous rock bands.

Once the festival was transferred to Jerez, I did not attend any other festival until in the year 2000 I went to Vi√ĪaRock. I enjoyed the experience that much that I repeated it the next year. From that time on, I have been attending music festivals frequently.

Check with me the next list with the main European festivals that I have already attended or they are still on my “things to do” list:

 

– SPAIN:

  1. VI√ĎA ROCK
    WHEN: 28 – 30 April
    WHERE: Villarobledo (Albacete)
    BANDS: Ob√ļs, Su Ta Gar, La Fuga, Bar√≥n Rojo, Sober
    PRICE: from 25 euros
    WEBSITE:http://www.vina-rock.com/
  2. SONISPHERE
    WHEN: 25 – 26 May
    WHERE: Getafe Open Air – Madrid
    BANDS: Metallica, Soundgarden, Mastodon, Slayer
    PRICE: 69-120 euros
    WEBSITE: http://es.sonispherefestivals.com/
  3. ROCK IN RIO MADRID
    WHEN: 29 – 30 June and 5 – 7 July
    WHERE: Madrid
    BANDS: Red Hot Chili Peppers
    PRICE: from 59 euros
    WEBSITE:http://www.rockinriomadrid.es/
  4. BILBAO BBK LIVE FESTIVAL
    WHEN: 12 – 14 July
    WHERE: Bilbao
    BANDS: Radiohead, The Cure, Snow Patrol
    PRICE: 85 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.bilbaobbklive.com/
  5. COSTA DE FUEGO
    WHEN: 20 – 21 July
    WHERE: Benicassim, Castellón
    BANDS: Guns N’ Roses, Marilyn Manson
    PRICE: 100 euros
    WEBSITE:https://www.costadefuego.com/2012

 

– EUROPE:

  1. PINKPOP FESTIVAL
    WHEN: 26-28 May
    WHERE: Landgraaf, Netherlands
    BANDS: Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian, James Morrison, Linkin Park, The Cure
    PRICE: 160 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.pinkpop.nl
  2. ROCK AM RING/ROCK IM PARK
    WHEN: 1-3 June
    WHERE: Nurburgring, Germany
    BANDS: Metallica
    PRICE: 140 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.rock-am-ring.com/
  3. DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
    WHEN: 8-10 June
    WHERE: Donington Park – UK
    BANDS: Black Sabbath, Metallica, The Prodigy, Soundgarden, Little Angels, Slash, Anthrax
    PRICE: 165 GBP
    WEBSITE: http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/
  4. HELLFEST
    WHEN: 15-17 June
    WHERE: Clisson, France
    BANDS: Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue
    PRICE: 149 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.hellfest.fr/
  5. OPTIMUS ALIVE
    WHEN: 13-15 July
    WHERE: Oeiras-Lisbon, Portugal
    BANDS: Radiohead, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Snow Patrol
    PRICE: 53-121 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.optimusalive.com/
  6. WACKEN OPEN AIR
    WHEN: 2 -4 August
    WHERE: Wacken, Germany
    BANDS: Scorpions, UDO, Opeth
    PRICE: from 140 euros
    WEBSITE: www.wacken.com/
  7. SZIGET FESTIVAL
    WHEN: 6-13 August
    WHERE: Budapest, Hungary
    BANDS: Placebo, Korn, Mando Diao, Ministry
    PRICE: 225 euros
    WEBSITE: http://www.sziget.hu/
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