We all love to do a bit of travelling these days and the best way to do that is combine it with music.
You have a wealth of chances to do that now and many of them are in lesser known places around Eastern Europe.
Here we look at some of the best of them.
Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
This one marks 15 years this summer. During the decade and a half, Lovefest was visited by more than 800.000 people from all over the world, and over 4.000 performers. 100s more in up this year including Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Rødhåd, Folamour, Danny Tenaglia and more over five epic stages.
June 29-July 3
Noa Beach Club, Croatia
This is one of Croatia’s own homegrown festivals so is all the better for an in flux of local talents. It happens on the famous Zcre Beach with world class names all playing such as Archie Hamilton, Ben Sterling, Dennis Cruz, Paco Osuna, wAFF and more. All manner of after, beach and pool parties make this a must do.
As a much anticipated 10th anniversary edition fast approaches, Dimensions fans are getting ever more excited. One of the stars of the festival is of course the location, a beautiful natural bay on the Dalmatian coastline. The music which comes via an array of boat parties, baking sunshine and beachside sessions by day from stars like D. Tiffany b2b Roza Terenzi, Detroit In Effect, DJ Storm, Djrum, DMX Krew Live, DVS1, Eris Drew b2b Octa Octa, Francesco Del Garda, Freakenstein, Gene On Earth b2b The Ghost, Helena Hauff b2b DJ Stingray 313, Jamie Tiller, Junki Inoue, Karenn Live, and more.
Zrce, Pag Island, Croatia
Go hard or go home is not the official slogan of Hideout but it should be. Its one for those with lots of energy and it takes place on Zcre Beach’s best clubs. Boat parties, after parties and beach parties all make it a classic. Mike Skinner, Sonny Fodera, Andy C, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Skream, Sherelle, Shy FX, Bad Boy Chiller Crew and more all play.
Rana e Hedhun, Albania
After debuting in 2019 and missing 2020, Unum finally got to build on its impressive early momentum in 2021 and again this year. There were three stages in all with music on the Main Stage, in the pine forests and on the beach all playing late into the night.Tobi Neumann, Paco Osuna, Gene on Earth, East End Dubs, Boris Werner, Butch and more came correct this year.
Epizode Vietnam quickly became one of the most respected and essential experiences of the year. It has branches out with a new one in Albania which is a hot rising location on the scene and has great sea and mountain views. The sound track will mix regional talent with renowned international names.