09 Jun Festivals Abroad: Summer 2015


audience-868074_1280Although summer hasn’t technically begun (June 21 can’t come soon enough!), the season of music festivals is already well underway! Each year, the number of music festivals worldwide continues to grow, and while being abroad certainly adds a few hurdles to seeing your favorite artists on the circuit this summer, you’d be surprised at just how many international festivals there are that feature major headliners! Of course, we’re always ones to promote local bands, scenes, and cultures, but even locals get excited at the prospects of major international music artists playing their country.

So, whether you’re looking to vibe out to electronic music, head bang through a few rock sets, or lightly sway side-to-side with your arms crossed while your favorite indie band strums along (kidding, kidding, not all indie fans are like this!), you’ll definitely find something to suit your tastes abroad this summer. You might even see your favorites along the way! Take a look at an abridged (seriously, there are hundreds) selection below, for just a taste of what you’ll find abroad.

Greenfield Festival

  • When: June 11-13, 2015
  • Where: Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Slipknot, Motörhead, In Flames, Lamb of God, Gaslight Anthem

Isle of Wight Festival

  • When: June 11-14, 2015
  • Where: Isle of Wight, UK
  • Headliners/notable acts: Blur, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams

Orange Warsaw Festival

  • When: June 12-14, 2015
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Incubus, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Bastille

Secret Solstice

  • When: June 19-21, 2015
  • Where: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan, The Wailers, FKA Twigs, Kelis, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

Sonar Festival Barcelona

  • When: June 18-20, 2015
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
  • Headliners/notable acts: The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Duran Duran, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky

Hurricane Festival

  • When: June 19-21, 2015
  • Where: Scheessel, Germany
  • Headliners/notable acts: Placebo, Florence and the Machine, Marteria, Deadmau5, Alt-J

Bravalla Festival

  • When: June 25-27, 2015
  • Where: Norrköping, Sweden
  • Headliners/notable acts: Muse, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Robbie Williams, Faith No More

Glastonbury Festival

  • When: June 24-28, 2015
  • Where: Pilton, UK
  • Headliners/notable acts: Foo Fighters, Kanye West, The Who, Florence and the Machine, Paul Weller

OpenAir St. Gallen Festival

  • When: June 25-28, 2015
  • Where: St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Placebo, The Chemical Brothers, Future Islands, Paolo Nutini, Royal Blood

Flow Festival – Slovenia

  • When: June 26-28, 2015
  • Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Headliners/notable acts: Pet Shop Boys, Róisín Murphy, Metronomy, Caribou, Run the Jewels

Hideout Festival

  • When: June 28 – July 2, 2015
  • Where: Novalja, Croatia
  • Headliners/notable acts: Duke Dumont, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice

Roskilde Festival

  • When: June 27 – July 4, 2015
  • Where: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Headliners/notable acts: Paul McCartney, Disclosure, Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Mew

Open’Er Festival

  • When: July 1-4, 2015
  • Where: Gdynia, Poland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Alt-J, A$AP Rocky, Chet Faker, Curly Heads, D’Angelo and the Vanguard

VOLT Festival

  • When: July 1-4, 2015
  • Where: Sopron, Hungary
  • Headliners/notable acts: David Guetta, Motörhead, Slash, Fat Boy Slim, Rise Against

All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP): Iceland

  • When: July 2-4, 2015
  • Where: Keflavik, Iceland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Iggy Pop, Drive Like Jehu, Belle and Sebastian, Public Enemy, Swans

Rock for People Europe

  • When: July 3-5, 2015
  • Where: Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Headliners/notable acts: Motörhead, Guano Apes, The Ting Tings, Modestep, Peter Doherty

The Garden Festival

  • When: July 1-8, 2015
  • Where: Tisno, Croatia
  • Headliners/notable acts: DJ Harvey, Bonobo, Seth Troxler, Joy Orbison, Ben UFO

NOS Alive

  • When: July 9-11, 2015
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Headliners/notable acts: Muse, The Prodigy, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Mumford and Sons

Electric Love

  • When: July 9-11, 2015
  • Where: Salzburgring, Austria
  • Headliners/notable acts: Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Axwell Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Knife Party

Balaton Sound

  • When: July 8-12, 2015
  • Where: Zamardi, Hungary
  • Headliners/notable acts: Tiësto, Afrojack, Ludacris, Hardwell, Faithless

Bang Your Head

  • When: July 16-18, 2015
  • Where: Balingen, Germany
  • Headliners/notable acts: Accept, Sabaton, Dream Theater, Kreator, W.A.S.P.

Colours of Ostrava

  • When: July 16-19, 2015
  • Where: Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Headliners/notable acts: Björk, Kasabian, Rudimental, St. Vincent, Mika

Positivus Festival

  • When: July 17-19, 2015
  • Where: Salacgriva, Latvia
  • Headliners/notable acts: Placebo, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Kasabian, Basement Jaxx, St. Vincent

Longitude Festival

  • When: July 17-19, 2015
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland
  • Headliners/notable acts: The Chemical Brothers, James Blake, Alt-J, Hozier, Caribou

Splendour in the Grass

  • When: July 24-26, 2015
  • Where: Byron Bay, Australia
  • Headliners/notable acts: Mark Ronson, Florence and the Machina, Blur, Tame Impala, Of Monsters and Men

Paleo Festival

  • When: July 20-26, 2015
  • Where: Nyon, Switzerland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Kings of Leon, Robbie Williams, Sting, Johnny Hallyday David Guetta

Wacken Festival

  • When: July 30 – August 1, 2015
  • Where: Wacken, Germany
  • Headliners/notable acts: Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Judas Priest, In Flames, Cradle of Filth

WKND Festival

  • When: August 7-8, 2015
  • Where: Helsinki, Finland
  • Headliners/notable acts: David Guetta, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Rudimental

Off Festival

  • When: August 7-9, 2015
  • Where: Katowice, Poland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Patti Smith, Ride, Run the Jewels, Sunn O))), Sun Kil Moon

Oya Festival

  • When: August 11-15, 2015
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
  • Headliners/notable acts: Beck, Florence and the Machine, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Father John Misty, The Julie Ruin

La Route du Rock

  • When: August 13-16, 2015
  • Where: Saint-Malo, France
  • Headliners/notable acts: Björk, Ratatat, The Thurston Moore Band, Sun Kil Moon, Dan Deacon,

Flow Festival – Sweden

  • When: August 14-16, 2015
  • Where: Helsinki, Sweden
  • Headliners/notable acts: Major Lazer, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Beck, The War on Drugs, Belle and Sebastian

Sziget Festival

  • When: August 10-17, 2015
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
  • Headliners/notable acts: Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams, Avicii, Kings of Leon, Interpol

Krakow Live Festival

  • When: August 20-22, 2015
  • Where: Krakow, Poland
  • Headliners/notable acts: Kendrick Lamar, Foals, TV on the Radio, The Maccabees, Ratatat

Reading Festival (Joint Festival with Leeds Festival)

  • When: August 28-30, 2015
  • Where: Reading, UK
  • Headliners/notable acts: Mumford and Sons, Metallica, the Libertines, Alexisonfire, Run the Jewels

Leeds Festival (Joint Festival with Reading Festival)

  • When: August 28-30, 2015
  • Where: Leeds, UK
  • Headliners/notable acts: Mumford and Sons, Metallica, The Libertines, Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5
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