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first_imgOff festival, Poland, 5th – 7th August 2016It’s Off’s tenth anniversary in 2016 and although the event has a reputation as one of Europe’s best heavy metal festivals, the line up has something for everyone, with acts including Mudhoney, Napalm Death and The Kills. The founders have always made a point of booking talent from all over the world, and this year there’s a lot of hype surrounding Jajouka, a Moroccan trance music outfit whose fans include Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page.Location: Katowice, PolandLine-up: The Kills, Mudhoney, GZA, Lush, GusGus, Thundercat, Jaga Jazzist, SBB, Sleaford Mods, Lightning BoltTickets: From £59 for three daysWebsite: off-festival.pl Exit, Serbia, 7th – 10th July 2016Serbia’s biggest music festival is just a few miles from Belgrade, the country’s capital, and is hosted in a breathtakingly spectacular setting, the ancient Petrovaradin Fortress. The different stages are connected by cobbled pathways, ramparts and tunnels and this year headliners include the Prodigy, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and the Vaccines. There’s camping onsite and plenty of nearby hostels.Location: Novi Sad, SerbiaLine-up: Paradise Lost, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Bastille, Zadig, Nina Kraviz, SigmaTickets: From £79 for four daysWebsite: exitfest.org Electric Elephant, Croatia, 7th – 11th July 2016Electric Elephant is quickly shaping up to be one of the best festivals in Croatia. Its location – on the beach in the beautiful seaside resort of Tisno – means that there are plenty of chill-out areas, and the open-air club, Barbarellas, has to be one of the coolest venues at any festival. Acts booked for this year’s bash include Âme, Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Boo Williams, Craig Charles, Greg Wilson, Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Jacques Renault and Psychemagik. Once you’ve checked out your favourite DJ you can enjoy a yoga session on the sand, sign up for a boat party or visit the festival’s onsite spa.Location: Tisno, CroatiaLine-up: Jane Fitz, Optimo, Will Saul, Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, BicepTickets: From £110 for five daysWebsite: electricelephant.co.uk Like these suggestions? Here are a few more summer events to spend you cash on this year…10 of the world’s best festivals that you’ve got to visit at least once in your lifeFrom festivals in far-flung destinations to events closer to home, here’s where to check out the best acts in one place.The best festivals in the UKDone Reading, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury? We’ve got something a bit different for you this summer. Check out this killer line-up of the best music festivals in the UK.A guide to the best festivals in Thailand that you’ve probably never heard ofThailand’s best festivals might not be musical ones, but they’re some of the most spectacular events in the world.*Published May 2016. Prices correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Arona, Tenerife, 22nd – 23rd July 2016Only the best DJs perform at this festival, the setting of which is one of Tenerife’s best golf courses, the Le Palos Golf Club. Although some acts are still to be confirmed, deadmau5, Nervo, Don Diablo, Otto Knows and Danny Avila will all be appearing. Regardless of who the headline acts are, this festival is also a fantastic place to check out up and coming DJs you might not have heard of. There are two stages, one devoted entirely to electronic dance music. Pitch your tent in the adjoining camp area, where you’ll find hot showers, battery-charging stations, a food court and a supermarket. Why not turn this weekend festival into a week in topping up the tan and exploring Tenerife? Check out this guide for tips on what to see and do if you decide to stay post-party.Location: Tenerife, SpainLine-up: deadmau5, Nervo, Don Diablo, Otto Knows, DJ Nano, Danny Avila, Tchami, The Zombie KidsTickets: From £51 for two daysWebsite: aronasummerfestival.com Sundown, UK, 2nd – 4th September 2016Many of the UK’s festivals have lost their small town charm (T in the Park, for example, is now four times its original size) while ticket prices for both Glastonbury and Reading festival will set you back well over £200 this year. A weekend ticket for Sundown, one of the UK’s best small festivals, costs just £121. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get to see some seriously big names; Jason Derulo, Jess Glynne, Dizzee Rascal and Goldie will all be keeping you entertained. There’s a separate camping area for families but if you’re partial to a spot of glamping then sleep in a luxury bell tent. However, if shut eye’s the last thing on your mind, Sundown’s late night after parties are legendary.Location: Norwich, UKLine-up: Dizzee Rascal, Anne Marie, David Rodigan, Diskord, Flava D, Fleur East, Jason Derulo, Jess GlynneTickets: From £121 for three daysWebsite: sundownfestival.co.ukOasis, Morocco, 16th – 18th September 2016We know Morocco’s not in Europe but this fantastic event is such a short hop from Spain that we simply couldn’t leave it out. If you can’t hack the thought of sleeping under mouldy canvas or chomping on cold burgers you’ll love Oasis, a Moroccan music festival held at a luxury Marrakech hotel. The La Source resort sits at the foot of the beautiful Atlas Mountains, which form a stunning backdrop for this three-day festival. The line up is truly international; acts include top French DJ Jennifer Cardini and local talent like the DJ Amine K. The music cranks up when the sun sets over Oasis and daytime is when guests recover from the night before, whether it’s with a poolside massage or a visit to the local souk. Why not extend your trip and discover all of the charms Marrakech has to offer? Here are our bucket-list suggestions in case you decide to stick around.Location: Marrakech, MoroccoLine-up: Bicep, B.Traits, David August, Dixon, Derrick May, Dubfire, Eli & Fur, Helena Hauff, Hunee, Job Jobse, Tale Of UsTickets: From £115 for three daysWebsite: theoasisfest.com Victorious Festival, UK, 27th – 28th August 2016Manic Street Preaches and Travis are just two of the fantastic acts you’ll get to see if you snap up tickets for this Portsmouth festival. It’s an urban event with a rural vibe – at the real ale village you’ll find craft beer tents and folk music, while Market Way has some independent boutiques and stalls specialising in local food. This is also one of the UK’s best festivals for kids. Younger attendees get their own beach area, complete with Punch and Judy performances and sandcastle competitions, and there are craft stalls, soft play areas and activity tents.Location: Portsmouth, UKLine-up: Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Mark Ronson, Will Young, The Horrors, Ash, The Boomtown RatsTickets: From £30* per dayWebsite: victoriousfestival.co.uk Bilbao BBK Live, Spain, 7th – 9th July 2016There are some legendary acts lined up for Bilbao BBK Live 2016; Arcade Fire, the Pixies, New Order and Underworld will all be taking to the stage. Bilbao’s festival is also one of Spain’s cheapest festivals, with a three-day ticket costing under £100. A highlight of this year’s event will be the Basoa, a forest-like area and venue for some of the world’s hottest dance DJs, cementing Bilbao BBK Live’s reputation as one of Europe’s best dance events. And if you don’t fancy bedding down in a cramped tent after you’ve danced ‘til dawn, opt for one of the pre-erected bell tents, which come with duvets, side tables and artificial grass carpets.Location: Bilbao, SpainLine-up: 2Manydjs, Arcade Fire, Bad Breeding, Chvrches, Editors, Father John Misty, Foals, Green ClassTickets: From £93 for three daysWebsite: bilbaobbklive.com We Can Dance, Belgium, 13th – 14th August 2016Belgium’s got some amazing festivals (Werchter Rock is one of the biggest in Europe) and We Can Dance is one of the best value dance music festivals in Europe. Held on the golden sands of Zeebrugge Beach in the north of the country, you’ll find food, art and fashion are just as important as the music at this event. Flat beer in plastic cups is not what you’ll find here: encounter roaming mixologists, award-winning chefs, art installations and fashion shows. But if your main concern is that music then you won’t be disappointed, with DJ Tennis, Vaal, Woo York and DJ Dustin all due to put in an appearance.Location: Zeebrugge, BelgiumLine-up: Dixon, DJ Tennis, Eduardo Castillo, Jamie Jones, Maribou State, Recondite, Roy Davis Jr, Pachanga BoysTickets: From £62 for two daysWebsite: wecandance.be Volt, Hungary, 29th June – 2nd July 2016Volt’s line-up is nothing if not diverse – head bangers can rock out to Slayer, dance music fans can check out The Prodigy and rap fans can see US artist Wiz Khalifa. Volt takes place in Hungary and it’s one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, with 100,000 people heading to the event every year. It’s also easily accessible, taking place near the Austrian border but within easy reach of Budapest. There are plenty of accommodation options too – bring your own gear, hire a pre-erected tent or stay at the festival’s Flexotel glamping area where the tents have box spring beds, fresh towels, power supplies and storage space. Staying on to explore Hungary’s capital? Here are ten things to do and see in Budapest.Location: Sopron, HungaryLine-up: Iron Maiden, the Prodigy, Slayer, Ella Eyre, Damien Rice, Wiz Khalifa, Lost FrequenciesTickets: From £75 for a four-day ticketWebsite: sziget.hu RelatedSummer sounds: 15 of the best UK music festivals in 2016Done Reading, Leeds, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, T in the Park and all the other major UK music festivals? Well we’ve got something a bit different for you this summer. Here’s our killer line-up of the best music festivals the UK has to offer this year, including trendy London weekenders…20 best music festivals 2013Forget Reading. 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