July is the middle month of the summer (unless you’re from some strange hemisphere) and that means the hottest events are here. Want to visit one or two? Then read this list of Skycop’s biggest European events in July!
EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia
EXIT festival started out as a student movement in 2000 (they were fed up with the political state of Yugoslavia). Since then, it has been declared to be the best music festival in the world several times over. Attracting nearly 200,000 people last year, it takes place at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad.
The Cure, The Chainsmokers and many other artists will play this year. The values and activism of EXIT still plays an important part in the lives of Serbian youth, so you know that it’s more than just a mere music fest.
Latitude, Henham Park, UK
Latitude does music, just like every other fest out there. But it also does more, so much more. In fact, we got tired just scrolling through the lineup of events and activities, and we are quite adept at scrolling. However, Lana Del Rey is making an appearance, and we’d be there just for her.
However, Latitude also offers theatre, art discussions, comedy, dance and more. There will be yoga workshops, art installations, swimming and all the goodness that made Latitude the Best Family Festival of 2018. Of, and food: you wouldn’t think that way about England, but there will be a lot of food.
Electric Castle, Banffy Castle, Romania
When some Americans host an event with a “castle” in the name, you know that it’s going to be hosted in a warehouse or some barely two hundred-year-old structure that was never a defensible fortress. Europe has the luxury of having real castles, and that’s why the Romanian Electric Castle fest takes part in a Castle… in Transylvania!
Aside from the background threat of vampire attack, Electric Castle will offer you live performances by Limp Bizkit, 30 Seconds To Mars and many others. You will also get to indulge in art and technology via the New Media Castle. Nearly cyberpunk adventures in Transylvania? Don’t mind if I do!
Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Copenhaged, Denmark
How about we try out something a little more mellow? The Copenhagen Jazz Festival has taken place since 1979 – and it’s happening this year. More than 1000 acts will take place all over the Danish capital, and you’re basically invited to all of them.
Actually, you can freely go into some of the events as they will be free of charge. However, not all of it is free, but it’s worth it just to see jazz talent from Denmark, the US, Mali and Poland. And besides, the festival ends on July 14… which just happens to be Bastille day and Paris isn’t that far, right?
Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
July 21-23 & 26-28
Tomorrowland is probably the biggest European even in July and you can’t really avoid talking about it. Starting in 2005, this electronic dance music festival in Boom (Belgium) is huge. It takes place over two weekends in July. Last year, 400,000 people attended it and it doesn’t seem like the number is about to go down this year.
Benny Benassi, Bob Sinclar, Armin van Buuren and many, many more acts will appear for your jamming pleasure. Travel will be organized via Global Journey packages. Linked events around Europe will play out via the Unite initiative. And the Dreamville campsite will offer anything your heart desires, from accommodations to premium Belgium sausage!
Granted, even the biggest, coolest festival can be ruined by flight disruptions. Flight delays, cancelled flights or overbookings can all make it go pear shaped instead of… fest shaped? In any case, if that happens to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to Skycop! We can help you claim flight compensation – with up to €600 on the line, you can barely afford not to!