VIVA Magazine

VIVA’s Top Overseas Festivals 2017

WITH festival season fast approaching, many of you will be wondering whether you will be needing a new pair of wellies before you brave the muddy, English fields this year. Well VIVA want to give you an alternative- ditch the wellies for sandals and muddy fields for beaches because here is our pick of the Top Overseas Festivals you could be at this Summer!


Where: Near the city of Hasselt, Belgium

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When: Wednesday 16th-Saturday 19th August 2017

Ticket prices: Day tickets- £84.68

Combi tickets- £170

20 Food and Drink tickets- £42 (available in advance until Monday 31st July)

A complete alternative vision mixing music, art and live culture all set outdoors in a field in Belgium! This festival has been running since 1985 has fast become one of Europe’s greatest music events, with a wide variety of acts and genres on offer from rock to pop to house and metal to fill any musical needs!

Headliners include Mumford and Sons, The XX, The Editors and Bastille as well as acts such as UK Grime artist Stormzy, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and techno ‘hero’ Richie Hawtin! This is a festival for all music lovers who enjoy a bit of everything!


Mysteryland Festival

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Saturday 26th- Sunday 27th August 2017

Ticket prices: £50-£252

Located in  Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, just moments from the beautiful city of Amsterdam, 200 DJ’s and live acts from across the world will be performing across the weekend!

Expecting a whopping 100,000 visitors this year, electronic
dance music fans will be pleased to know that some of their favourite event hosts have partnered up with Mysterland such as Elrow, Cocoon, Paradise, Spinnin Sessions and Hospital Records.

Headliners include Above and Beyond, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren,  Brennan Heart, Carl Cox, Craig David presents TS5, Deadmau5, Sven Vath and Wildstylez.

OFF Festival

Where: Three Lake Valley, Katowice, Silesia, Poland

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When: Friday 4th- Sunday 6th August 2017

Ticket prices: 3 day tickets from £52

If you fancy something a bit more alternative then OFF Festival is the one for you!

With legendary singer-songwriters from across the pond meeting rising stars from across the channel, this festival aims to bring the UK and the US music scene back together in a beautiful green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia.

Headliners include folk/country/ rock singer Conor Oberst, Arab Strap, Thee Oh Sees, Sheer Mag, Ulrika Spacek, Anna Meridith and LVL UP.


Photo Credit: Oscar Garcia Herraiz

Where: Benicassim, Spain

When: 13th- 16th July 2017

Ticket Prices: £127-£256

With a reputation of one of the best on the international festival circuit- Benicàssim is a must for any pop, rock and electronica fans who fancy partying to their favourite music acts in the Spanish sun!

Ticket and camping packages are available with instalment plan options so you dont have to spend all your hard earned cash straight away!

Headliners include Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Weeknd, Kasabian, Foals, Las Planetas and Deadmau5.


Where: Zcre Beach, Pag Island, Croatia

When: Sunday 20th- Thursday 24th August 2017

Ticket Prices: £153-£221 (£76 for VIP upgrade)

Celebrating 5 years of Sonus Festival this year, this festival is for all your underground, electronic music needs!

Partying for five nights and five days, this festival is set on a beautiful Croatian beach, across three venues, with a line up that will be sure to impress!

Acts include the likes of Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Richy Ahmed, Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers.


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Where: Budapest, Hungary

When: Wednesday 9th – Wednesday 16th August 2017

Ticket Prices: £55- £255

One of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, Sziget offers not only a massive range of music genres, but also a whole range of activities to take part in over the week!

This year will be the 25th year running for the festival, which began in 1933 as a fairly low key student festival and now see’s over 1,000 performances over the duration.

Headliners include Kasabian, Major Lazer, Pink, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and Pink!


Photo Credit: Simon Frøsig Christensen / Roskilde Festival

Where:  Roskilde, Denmark

When: Saturday 24th June- Saturday 1st July

Ticket Prices: £232

Denmark’s first music orientated festival created for hippies!

If you are in touch with your carefree side and fancy a selection of reggae, hip hop, world, electric, pop and rock music then this could be the one for you (it even has an annual naked run!).

Acts headlining- Foo Fighters, A Tribe Called Quest, Arcade Fire, Justice, Moderat/Modeselektor, Solange, Trentemoller and The Weeknd.

ULTRA Europe

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Where: Split, Croatia

When: Thursday 13th-  Wednesday 19th July 2017

Ticket Prices: £272

Part of Ultra Music Festival’s worldwide expansion, ULTRA Europe is now one of twenty destinations for the electronic music festival which has recently become part of Destination Ultra to offer a seven day experience including an opening party, a three day festival, yacht regatta, Ultra Beach and a closing party!

Boasting some of the top EDM DJ’s, line up this year is still to TBC.


Oasis Festival

Where: Morocco

When: Friday 15th- Sunday 17th September 2017

Ticket Prices: From £135

Want to escape Europe this Summer for a few days of relaxation and good music? Look no further than Oasis Festival, located in The Source Music Resort, just outside the hustle and bustle of central Marrakech!

This festival boasts incredible food, culture, art and music in the heart of North Africa.

Acts include, Solomun, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Moodymann, KiNK, Karenn,
Charlotte de Witte, Jeremy Underground, Chloé, Polyswitch and many more.

Bilbao BBK Live

Where: Spain

When: Thursday 6th- Saturday 8th July 2017

Ticket Prices: £42- £98

Set atop the Kobetamendi Hill with breathtaking views across culture-rich Bilbao, Bilbao BBK Live is showcasing a variety of musical talent from across the world as well as a whole lot of culture!

Acts include, The Killers, The 1975, Sundara Karma, Dixon and The Black Madonna.


 We hope you have a fantastic Summer, filled with good music, wherever you are! 


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