10 European festivals in 2018 with tickets under £150

Mainland European festivals offer fantastic bang for your buck, with some of them offering three or four days of live music and a week’s worth of camping for less than £150. From France to Finland and Serbia to Spain, here are some of the best European festivals in 2018 you should definitely look in to attending! Ticket prices are correct at the time of publishing.


We Love Green Festival

We Love Green Festival

📍 Paris, France
🗓 June 2-3
🎟 €89, approximately £79

Last year’s environmentally-friendly and cashless festival showcased a range of talent, including a line-up of prolific BAME artists; Solange and Benjamin Clementine headlined. The festival will return in the early summer of 2018 in the French capital, with Solange, The xx, Migos, Beck, Björk and more playing across a eco-friendly stage..


Benicàssim Festival

Benicassim Festival 2018

📍 Benicàssim, Spain
🗓 July 19-22
🎟 €155, approximately £145

Wedged halfway between Valencia and Barcelona, Benicàssim offered up acts such as Foals, Kasabian and Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the top of the bill in 2017. Returning this year with another indie smash, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Wolf Alice and Two Door Cinema Club are amongst the names on the bill. At a bargain €155 with gorgeous weather guaranteed, 4-day tickets also include 8 days of free camping.


Super Bock Super Rock

Super Bock Super Rock

📍 Lisbon, Portugal
🗓 July 19-21
🎟 €122, approximately £109

The XX top the bill at SBSR festival for this year, with the Vaccines and Justice keeping them company. Created in 1994, the rock festival has become one of the biggest festivals in the country, luring many rock and metal fans.


Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival Croatia

📍 PulaCroatia
🗓 September 6-9
🎟 €145 / £115 (weekend)

Croatia’s Outlook festival, a hip-hop juggernaught, combines a varied line up (J-Hus, Bonobo, Stefflon Don, Lady Leshurr) on the very tip of the country. The festival site is almost surrounded by the sea – and takes place in a 2000 year old amphitheatre – complete with beach and boat parties.


Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live

📍 Bilbao, Spain
🗓 July 12-14
🎟 €145, approximately £131

Located in the Spanish Basque Country mountains, the alternative / indie 21-year old BBK festival is a cheaply-priced marvel, providing entertainment from a variety of stages that host a huge array of acts that seem to reel on indefinitely: 2018 brings Alt-J, Childish Gambino, David Byrne, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, and Young Fathers, not to just name  a few prolific acts. Local and regional Spanish acts fill the rest of the bill. The area around the festival is described as an “old cobbled town”, with history and museums to please the culture searchers.


Ultra Europe

Ultra Europe

📍 Split, Croatia
🗓 July 6-8
🎟 €149, approximately £132

Electronic Dance Music is celebrated at Ultra, with more than 150 acts over 3 days and 4 stages. Sound systems, light shows and fireworks illuminate the festival’s spectrum of EDM music. The lineup will have your hands in the air for Afrojack, Eric Prydz, The Chainsmokers and Alesso – just to name a limited few.


Open’er

Open'er Festival

📍 Gdynia, Poland
🗓 July 4-7
🎟 €159, approximately £141

Truly a revival this year, Arctic Monkeys top the bill. Bruno Mars, David Byrne, Depeche Mode, Fleet Foxes and Gorillaz are also set to play this top European festival alongside Mø and Migos.


Exit Festival

Exit Festival

📍 Novi Sad nr Belgrade, Serbia
🗓 July 12-15
🎟 €149, approximately £131 (early-bird)

Similar to the quaint surroundings of Bilbao, the location is typically a quiet, cobbled town. But this area comes alive for Exit Festival – which also allows for great value. This year brings Ziggy Marley, Alice Merton, Asphynx, and Jax Jones, just to name very few, to the town. Accommodation for this festival is conveient and local, so festival goers can expect a rustic and real experience of nearby Belgrade, as well as a well-catered line-up.


Weekend Festival Baltic

Weekend Festival Baltic

📍 Rekisteroidy, Finland
🗓 August 17-19
🎟 €119, approximately £105

With EDM being a focal fixture of many European festivals this year, and with Weekend Festival returning with a colossal EDM bang, the festival plays host this year to David Guetta, Afrojack, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Hardwell, Kygo and a whole lot more. Every dance track you’ve heard from the past two years will be here over those three days. Even Big Shaq is there.


Forbidden Fruit Festival

Forbidden Fruit Festival

📍 Dublin, Ireland
🗓 June 2-4
🎟 €162.50, approximately £149

Hosted in the Irish city centre of Dublin, Forbidden Fruit comprises of multiple stages for its 8th year running. As well as a diverse range of art, comedy and spoken-word, the music is everything to write home about: you’ll see Warpaint, The War on Drugs, Bonobo, Vince Staples, Glass Animals and Grizzly Bear. 3-day tickets are on-sale – and there are cheaper options with less time at the festival also available.

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