May 15, 2018 Wander-lust

Wanderlust Festival Guide 2018

Hello sunshine! We have missed you dearly (you have no idea). It’s that time of the year again, Festival Season! Some oldies have returned, some have gone and there are plenty of new ones to check out! We’ve highlighted our favorites and obviously included festivals around the world. This is our Wanderlust Festival Guide 2018!

Bottlerock Festival
When? 25th of May – 27th of May
Where? Napa Valley, USA
Wine and music is a great combination and that must have been the exact thoughts of the organisers of Bottlerock Festival. Napa Valley is a beautiful wine region but next to wine there will be food, silent disco, spa time and even art. Headliners are Bruno Mars, The Kilers and Muse, to name just a few. The festival is sold out, but maybe it’s something to add into your diary for next year?

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We are FSTVL, UK
When? 25th – 27th of May
Where? Upminster Greater London
It’s a huge festival with a lot of big names is dance and techno music. Expect 50.000 people in London’s best festival. Tickets are about £60 and almost sold out so if you’re heading over to London you might as well check this festival out.

We Are Festival in London

We Love Green 2018, France
When? 2nd – 3th of June
Where? Paris, France
This festival focuses on sustainability and uses solar power to generate energy. With We Love Green can show you that sustainable festivals will be something of the future and that it can be done. It will celebrate it’s 7th year and headliners include Björk, Jamie XX, BECK, Nina Krevitz and many more.

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We Love Green by ©Maxime Chermat Photography

Komm Schön Alter
When? 9th of June
Where? Tuinen van West, Amsterdam
This festival is one of Elke’s favorites. It’s small, intimate festival and welcomes a crowd from 24 years old and over, only. By doing so, the festival has a wonderful family feel to it, with no (too) drunken teenagers running around. This year, the line-up includes Budakid, Eagles & Butterflies, Lövestad LIVE, Michael Mayer, Olivier Weiter, Miss Melera and more.

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Komm Schön Alter Festival last year

Secret Solstice
When? 21st of June – 24th of June
Where? Reykjavik, Iceland
Are you ready to dance in the light? This festival takes place on the longest day of the year where it’s just dark for about 3 hours. Secret Solstice is for festival goers with a passion for the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Each year the festival welcomes an eclectic lineup to the naturally breathtaking country for main stage sets, glacier raves, lava tunnel shindigs, midnight sun boat parties and secret lagoon blowouts. Enjoy this surreal phenomenon and feel at-one with nature during the festival which showcases the international artist alongside the best homegrown talent. year’s lineup includes Slayer, Stormzy, Gucci Mane, Clean Bandit, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Steve Aoki, Goldlink, J Hus, Skream and more.

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It’s always daytime at Secret Solstice

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
When? 7th -10th of June
Where? In the mountains of Bulgaria
If you want something different and special you should check this festival out. Right near the Greek border, this is a festival hidden away in the mountains where you will see day turn into night and the morning fog fall over the trees. A truly encompassing and unique music and arts festival that brings to life the possibility of real adventure embraced by guaranteed sun and friendly faces. Unlike UK festivals our accommodation, food and drinks prices are affordable also because  Bulgaria is yet to convert to the Euro.

mountain festival

Awakenings Festival
When? 30th June – 1st of Juli

Where? Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
The best names in the Techno, minimal and deephouse gather each year to make this festival a huge succes. stages are huge and the sound is spot on. A must visit if you love Techno music!

Awakenings Festival
The sunset at Awakenings Festival

Neversea Festival
When? 4th – 7th of Juli
Where? Constanta, Romania
After the success of the first edition in 2017, Neversea will be back for their second edition in 2018. It’s the biggest beach festival in Romania and will take place in Constanţa. Dance, HipHop and Electronical music will have the center stage with DJ’s like Axwell & Ingrosso, Hardwell, Nina Kravitz, Jamie Jones, The Script and even Scooter will make you dance.

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Neversea Festival

Firefly Music Festival
When? 14th of June – 17th of June
Where? The Woodlands, Dover, USA
It seems like all the artists that are looking for a comeback, are performing here. Eminem, The Artic Monkeys, Lil Wayne, MGMT and The Killers are all on stage at Firefly Music Festival this June. It’s in the woods, so this gives the festival a cool vibe and we wish we could be there as the festival celebrates it’s seven year anniversary. Weekend tickets are still available but be quick!

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EXIT Festival
When? 12th – 15th of July
Where? Novi Sad Serbia
EXIT Festival has been around for a while but they managed to win the European Festival Award for “Best Major Festival”. This year headliners include Grace Jones, Ziggy Marley, Martin Garix and David Guetta. The infamous Dance Arena includes Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Amelie Lens en Solomun. In total, you can enjoy 20 different stages that vary in music styles. GIVE AWAY; In collaboration with Festival.Travel, We are giving away 2 FESTIVAL TICKETS including a camping stay for this year’s EXIT Festival!! Check the bottom of this article for all the details!

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Dancing at EXIT

Panorama Festival
When? 27th of Juli – 29th of July
Where? New York, US
Dua Lipa, Cucci Mane, Janet Jackson (hellooo), The Killers, The XX and The Weekend are amongst some of the performers of this amazing island festival. There will be a massive open air club, a lab where technology brings music and people together, and an amazing food program 9as they like to call it) So grab your blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy!

Sea You Festival, Germany
When? 14th – 15th of Juli
Where? Freiburg, Germany
Just around the corner of the black forest, lays a lake where summer will be celebrated to the max. It’s an intimate festival with 2 stages but the biggest names in dance/techno music. It’s about 6-7 hours drive from The Netherlands so a nice roadtrip that’s well worth it. You can also wakeboard if you’re up for it and cool down in the big lake.

Source: Sea You Festival

Wildeburg Festival
When? 3rd – 6th of August
Where? Kraggeburg, Netherlands
This festival is getting more popular every year. With so many commercial and massive festivals, Wildeburg is something refreshing. It’s going to be the third edition with 150 acts that haven’t been announced yet. Although the weekend tickets have been sold out, last minute Sunday tickets will be made available so keep an eye on their website and social media!

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OASIS Festival
When? 14th – 16th of August
Where? Marrakech, Morocco
Just imagine a place where you can see lush gardens, vibrant colours, palmtrees, sand and swimming pools all into one place. Sounds like an Oasis maybe? Oasis festival takes place in the luxurious Fellah Hotel in Marrakech and attracts an international crowd. There will be multiple music stages, daily yoga and reflexology, delicious street food and pop-up restaurants, a champagne bar, craft cocktails, henna, hookah and its very own secret souk. Sounds good? Weekenders are on sale now and cost around €180,-.

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Oasis Festival

Lowlands Festival 2018
When? 17th – 19th of August

Where? Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Set in a remote location in The Netherlands just over an hours drive from Amsterdam, Lowlands allows attendees to disconnect from the real world in a
township with thousands of inhabitants that arises in the middle of the country for three days in August. Lowlands is a festival for everybody that loves music. It doesn’t matter what festival you’re into, because you can find it all. HipHop, Techno, Rock, Jazz, Pop and Indy. There are about twelve stages (going by the names of Alpha, Bravo, Heineken, Lima, Juliet, X-Ray, Echo). Offering a unique selection of film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature, and street theatre. This year’s lineup includes appearances from the likes of Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D, The War On Drugs, Dua Lipa, James Bay, Bonobo, Patti Smith, Rag’N’Bone Man, Richie Hawtin, Stormzy, Tom Odell, Charlotte De Witte, and many more. Wow.


LolaPallooza Berlin
When? 8th – 9th September
Where? Berlin, Germany
This intimate festival is striking down in Berlin for the 4rd time and with succes! Names like The Weekend, Kraftwerk 3D and Imagine Dragons will be on stage. Book yourself a comfy hotel in Berlin and explore the city!

Photo by: Stephan Flad

DGTL Festival Tel Aviv
When? 17th – 19th of September

Where? Tel Aviv, Israel
Set in the vibrant capital of Israèl, this is the 2nd DGTL edition. The industrial, yet sustainable festival, will invite some of the best DJ’s to showcase their best sets. DGTL is always very well organised, plus they also give a stage to up coming talent. More info soon as tickets aren’t on sale yet.

DGTL Festival

In need of a comfy hotel while you’re at it? For accommodations, check out where you can now use our discount code of €25,- on each booking you make! 

In collaboration with Festival Travel, we are happy to announce that we are giving away 2 festival Tickets for EXIT Festival! Can it get any better than this? Well yes! The give-away includes a four day stay at the festival camping! If you want to win this amazing festival package, leave a comment below, tell us why you should win and follow and @Festival.Travel on Instagram. Winners will be announced on our Instagram stories after 3 weeks. Good luck!



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Comments (9)

  1. Lindsey

    Yay! I’m so happy I discovered you guys. I love this article. It really makes me want to go to every festival this summer. I just moved to Berlin and I honestly can’t believe how many amazing festivals there are in Europe!! Thank you for all of the information. xx

  2. Lindsey

    I am excited at the opportunity to win Exit festival tickets to experience all the good festival feels, wanderlusty vibes and amazing travel memories with my best friend. She is coming to visit me in Europe all the way from California and I’ve been searching for a fun event or activity (within budget) for us to experience together. This would a perfect surprise travel getaway and bonding experience for us. 🙂

  3. In Pl

    Ik doe graag mee om mijn moeder te verrassen voor haar verjaardag. Ze is nog nooit naar een festival geweest maar ik weet dat ze dit eens graag zou willen doen. Als we dit winnen heeft ze niet alleen een leuke roadtrip voor de boeg maar ook nog eens een zalig festival met vette line up om haar te vermaken. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  4. Danai

    Yeees! Festival season is on! It is awesome that you guys list everything in one article for us 🙂 And of course I would love to win the tickets for EXIT festival! Can’t wait for the announcement of the winner!


  5. Wander-lust

    And we have a winner!!!! Congrats Inge Plessers!! We hope you and your mum have the BEST time at EXIT Festival!

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