Around the World in 80 Beats: Our 2017 Summer Music Festival Guide — Part 1
If you’re looking for an excuse to do some travelling this month, then look no further because Bamba Experience has got you covered with our quick and easy guide to this year’s summer music festival circuit. So before you book that flight to Barcelona, make sure to check out these festival dates, themes, and headliners.
1. Field Day in London, UK
Starts on Saturday, June 3
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 10th annual festival in London, so surprise guest appearances and performances by noteworthy artists are sure to happen.
- Lady Leshurr
- Mura Masa
2. Lovebox in London, UK
Starts on Friday, July 14
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 are nearly sold out for this party in Victoria Park, London.
- Frank Ocean
- Mac Miller
- Jess Glynne
Take a break from the party life and get to know a different side of England with Bamba’s English Cultural Break that takes you to the towns of Brighton, Bath, and the famous Stonehenge in the English countryside.
3. Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain
Starts on Monday, May 31
Primavera has two different summer music festivals back to back: Primavera Sound (May 31 – June 4) and Nos Primavera Sound (June 8 – 10). So which one should you go to? Either, really! Many artists performing in the first festival will be performing at the second festival too, so there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll run into one of your favourite artists on the street or at a bar in beautiful Barcelona.
- Bon Iver
- Local Natives
4. Benicassim in Barcelona, Spain
Starts on Thursday, July 13
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. 😉
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Years & Years
- Dua Lipa
Continue your Spanish adventure with Bamba’s Amazing Spain & Portugal tour where you’ll get to visit the cities of Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, and Seville in Spain; Lagos and Lisbon in Portugal.
5. Dimensions in Pula, Croatia
Starts on Wednesday, August 30
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’ll surely leave your friends on replay when they check out your Snapchat story.
- Grace Jones
Make sure to seize the day with an unforgettable sailing adventure along the coast of Croatia and experience one of Europe’s best kept secrets this summer!
Make sure to read on with our Part 2!