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Around the World in 80 Beats: 2018 Summer Music Festival Guide

If you’re looking for an excuse to do some travelling this summer in search of live music, then look no further because we have got you covered with our quick and easy guide to this year’s summer festival circuit. So before you decide on your destination, make sure to check out these festival dates, themes, and headliners to make sure you are front in centre with a beer in hand, and with your festival look on trend. 

1. Field Day London, UK

June 1 & 2

Fierld Day Music Festival in London

If you’re all about EDM, alternative rock, and the underground scene in general, then this is the summer music festival for you! This is Field Day’s 11th annual festival in London, so surprise guest appearances and performances by noteworthy artists are sure to happen.

Noteworthy Performers:

  • Erykah Badu
  • Children of Zeus
  • AJ Tracey

2. Lovebox London, UK

 July 13 & 14

Lovebox Summer Music Festival in London

Not into EDM? No problem! London has still got you covered. The Lovebox Summer Music Festival features popular artists you’ve probably listened- and probably sung out loud to – with the radio on blast. But don’t wait too long for “Love” to happen because tickets sell out FAST for this party in Victoria Park, London.

Noteworthy Performers:

  • N.E.R.D
  • Childish Gambino
  • Diplo

3. Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain

 May 30- 3 June

Primavera Sound Summer Music Festival in Barcelona

Primavera has two different summer music festivals back to back: Primavera Sound and Nos Primavera Sound. So which one should you go to? Either festival is a great choice mainly because many artists performing in the first festival will be performing at the second festival too, so there’s even a possibility that you’ll run into one of your favourite artists on the street or at a bar in beautiful Barcelona. (We can always dream!) 

Noteworthy Performers:

  • ASAP Rocky
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • HAIM

4. Benicassim in Barcelona, Spain

July 19-22

Benicassim Summer Music Festival in Barcelona

If you miss Primavera or if you won’t be in Spain until July, you’re in luck! You can still upload cute Instagram photos of yourself with a flower crown at Benicassim Summer Music Festival. Here you’ll be able to relax at the beach during the day and then turn up for the music at night. This beach side party in Benicassim is more than just a music festival, it’s a way of life. 😉

Noteworthy Performers:

  • The Killers
  • Travis Scott
  • The Petshop Boys

5. Dimensions in Pula, Croatia

August 29- 2 Sept 

Dimension Summer Music Festival in Croatia

You haven’t partied until you’ve partied in Pula. Not only will you be listening to great bands and artists, you’ll also have one of the most spectacular views in the Mediterranean that will surely leave your friends on replay when they check out your Snapchat story.

Noteworthy Performers:

  • Alfa Mist
  • Eddy Ramich
  • Milo

Are you ready for all of the fun in the sun?