Check out our guide to the best music festivals in Europe - no wellies required!

Fancy a festival this summer without having to worry about the English weather putting a dampener on things?

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Nos Alive

July 7th-9th Lisbon, Portugal. 3 day ticket from £95

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Set in the heart of Lisbon, minutes from both the city centre and the beach, Nos Alive is often described as a ‘beach by day, music by night’ festival. With all the action kicking off in the evening you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the sun and see the best of the Portuguese capital before seeing top headline acts Radiohead, Foals, Years & Years and The 1975.

Best for: Weekend city break

Sziget Festival

August 10-17th Budapest, Hungary. 5 Day ticket from £170

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This mega 7-day festival celebrating the best in music and culture hits the picturesque Obuda Island in Budapest in August. Recently given the award for ‘Best European Line-Up’ this festival is not one to disappoint with Muse, Bloc Party, David Guetta, Jess Glynne, John Newman, Naughty Boy, and The Last Shadow puppets performing.

Best for: All round line up

Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival

31st March-3rd April, Malta. Weekend tickets from £99

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Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac hosts this party weekend festival on the stunning Island of Malta. Kick off the day with a pool party, a rave in a 500 year old castle or an all day boat party on the Med before seeing in the rest of the night with top dance acts including Disclosure, Groove Armada, Mark Ronson and Katy B.

Best for: The party animal

Oya Festival

9th-13th August Oslo, Norway. Weekend tickets from £215

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This small festival is set in Oslo’s stunning city park Toyenparken. Head here for a chilled out weekend and the chance to see Jamie XX, M83, Chvrches, and New Order in beautiful surroundings.

Best for: Chilled out atmosphere

Exit Festival

July 7th-10th Novi Sad, Serbia. Ticket packages from £107

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Exit offers one of the most interesting locations for a festival, set in a medieval fortress a short distance from Serbian capital Belgrade. Walk along cobbled streets and through tunnels to get to the different stages and check it out for a diverse range of music with acts such as Ellie Golding, Wiz Khalifa, and Bastille headlining.

Best for: Most unusual location


July 14th-17th Benicassim, Spain. Weekend tickets from £115

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Set in a beachside town down the coast from Barcelona, this festival guarantees great weather and attracts a large British crowd as a result! Enjoy the beaches in the day and the party atmosphere at night with performances from Kendrick Lamar, Muse, The Chemical Brothers, The Maccabees and Major Lazer.

Best for: Group holiday

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