Set near the idyllic location of Spain’s northern mountains, Bilbao BBK has, over the past five years, become a force to watch out for within the European festival scene. Mixing some of music’s biggest artists with rising stars and local heroes, the Spanish festival has produced one of its biggest ever line ups for 2017. With The Killers announced as a headliner, it was a no brainer that we, at The Music Radar UK, decided to get on a plane and see what all the hype was about.
Feeling the need to travel? Or just craving more music in the idyllic summer background of Europe? Here’s an extensive list of information, highlights and commentary of the biggest festivals around Europe.
Those who have been to international festivals can agree that they are something completely different to what we experience in the UK. With incredible weather, cheap beer and some amazing line ups, more and more people are choosing to combine a holiday with their favourite artists. We first gave our roundup of 2017’s international festivals at the start of January. Now, as we draw considerably closer to the start of the festival season, we’ve updated our original roundup and added in a few more festivals for you to consider. We hope you enjoy and find something brilliant to inspire you.
Organisers at Roskilde Festival announced the full line up and day splits of the 2017 edition of the festival which features Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Justice, The Weeknd and The xx amongst the events headliners.
The masked DJ will co-headline one night of the Spanish festival alongside Foals.
Leicester rock giants Kasabian have been announced as the third headliner for INmusic festival 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia which takes place on 19-21 June.
Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival announced yesterday that Lorde, James Blake and The Lumineers will be appearing at the 2017 edition of the festival. Future Islands and Dropkick Murphys were also announced to be playing the event on 29th June – 2nd July.