A music festival is a great excuse for a city break in 2016. In fact, no matter what kind of music you’re into, there is sure to be a great festival in Europe that’s scheduled to take place in 2016 to match your music preferences. Combining a music festival with a break away in new surroundings makes for the ultimate short trip and often a truly once in a lifetime experience.
The following are three of the best European music festivals on offer in 2016:
Prague Winter Festival, Czech Republic
If your taste is in classic and operatic music, the annual Prague Winter Festival in January 2016 is simply a must attend event. This annual festival of opera, ballet and classical music sees an array of concerts taking place in Prague’s National Theatre and other magnificent opera houses, concert halls and historic churches across the city. There are a number of shows on everyday right throughout the month of January so you are bound to catch an opera or classical concert if you choose to make the trip to Prague during this time. Tickets are very affordable and it is no surprise that shows sell out quite quickly. For tickets and more information about the various shows taking place, click here.
Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
Taking place on September 2nd-4th 2016, Electric Picnic is sure to draw acts and concertgoers from right across the globe. Electric Picnic offers a great blend of arts and music with something for everyone to enjoy. From the big name headline acts such as Bjork, Outkast, The Chemical Brothers, The Cure, The Killers and Sex Pistols who have previously graced the stage to the storytelling tents, the comedy shows and the live sets aboard an old ship in the woods, Electric Picnic offers a truly unique experience for music and arts lovers alike.
The festival was a sell-out months in advance in 2015 so early ticket purchase is certainly advised. Set in the heart of Ireland, just aone-hour drive from Dublin, there are loads of suitable accommodation options nearby and, of course, the festival campsite is always an option if you fancy pitching a tent or renting a pod.
Ultra, Split, Croatia
For fans of EDM and house music, Ultra Europe in Split is the ultimate festival, with top DJ’s such as Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren and Tiësto all gracing the stage in previous years. Back for its 4th year from July 15th-17th 2016, Ultra is sure to offer sets from some of the biggest names in dance music, stunning visuals and party after party on Croatia’s sunny coastline. Beach parties, boat parties and endless hours of music – a trip to Split in July 2016 is sure to be a holiday of a lifetime for dance music fans.
So there you have it – three of the best European music festivals to attend in 2016. If you’re a fan of dance music, classical music or pop/rock and soul, it’s time to consider the three options above and get booking your tickets ASAP!