Summer times are moments given to us by the gods so we can fully enjoy and create memories. That is what we truely believe at the ENFNTS TERRIBLES HQ. Throughout the summer a diverse amount of festivals take place in every big city. Festival cities you’ll travel the world for.
From New York to Amsterdam, all the way up to London. Big cities enjoy summer times to the fullest.

Summer is also a period of pure wanderlust. So while your wanderlust is on it’s peak why not get a travel out of it. Book a flight to any country you want. Look up the nearest festivals and check if their camping is decent enough for you. Next thing you know you booked a 3-day journey to your most memorable festival. So let’s go through this list of 9 festival cities you’ll travel the world for.

Electric ZOO festival in New York

New York, United States

Electric Zoo festival ( 2-4 September )

Imagine an island filled with over 100 electronic music acts from DJs to electronic orchestras every year. Think light artwork and installations with musical acts in abundance. What we love above all about this festival is the love and affection for the environment. They’ve created their own on-site recycling initiative. With funds from their sold-out solidarity events around the world.

Ferry rides are the signature way to get the visitors to Electric Zoo every 15 minutes.

Line-up ? Hardwell, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Juicy J and 50 others.

Tickets available : wild weekend & single day passes.

Austin TexasAustin, United States

South By Southwest ( 11 – 20 March )

In mid-March for 9 days Austin becomes completely SXSW ( South by Southwest ). Music festivals, conferences, interactive media, panels, and movies meet all for your entertainment.

south by south west festival in Austin, Texas

Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

Carnival de Rio Rio Carnival

The annual festival considered one
of the biggest carnivals in the world does not need an introduction. 2 million  people on the streets of Rio could tell you how spectacular the annual festival is. 

The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with visitors from around the globe. Even you might know a friend or two who are booking a flight for Rio. Simply to attend the world’s most legendary carnival.

London City

London, England

Notting Hill Carnival

police officer at NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL - festival citiesNext multicultural event in the city of London attracts around one million people annually.

Making the Notting Hill Carnival world’s biggest free street festival. Not even the police officers can resist the contagious carnival vibes.

festivals in sydney - festival cities

Sydney, Australia

Living in Harmony festival

A popular event in Sydney is Living in Harmony. It’s a month-long celebration of Sydney’s cultural diversity held with festivals and events all over the city. Musical performances, workshops, food and films.Lollapalooza Festival in BERLIN - festival cities

Berlin, Germany

Lollapalooza Festival

Lollapalooza is a music festival organized yearly. The worldwide acknowledged festival features a musical mix of :

  • alternative rock,
  • heavy metal,
  • punk rock,
  • hip hop,
  • EDM bands and artists,
  • dance and comedy performances,
  • craft booths.

With time Lollapalooza grew big and provided a platform for non-profit , political groups and various visual artists. It’s worth the try we must say! In conclusion Berlin is an amazing city.

Line-Up : Martin Solveig ,Kings of Leon, Major Lazor, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kaiser Chief, The Chainsmokers, etc.

Tickets available : regular, VIP & platinum tickets.Solar Weekend - Festival in RoermondRoermond ,The Netherlands

Solar Weekend festival

With a crazy line-up , more than 30.000 people visiting and enough room for the 2-day festival campers Solar Weekend is good to go.

Solar Weekend Festival takes you on a trip to discover creativity in all shapes :

  •  live music
  • a hippie market
  • good catering
  • fortune tellers
  • graffiti art
  • grandiose installations

Line-up : Ronny Flex, DJVT, Fedde Le Grand

Tickets available : Holiday tickets and weekend tickets.

Tomorrowland boom belgium - festival cities

Antwerp, Belgium


Festivals in Belgium : TomorrowlandOne of the most notorious electro music festivals of the world is held in tiny Belgium. With over 180.000+ visitors every year.

The biggest names of the industry like David Guetta, Tiesto, Swedish House Maffia have graced the stages of Tomorrowland. Also yearly the main theme of the festival changes. This years theme is ‘The Elixir of Life”.

Line-up : Fedde Le Grand, Tomy & Alec, Laidback Luke and more.

Tickets available : Sold Out!

Travel to Vienna - festival cities

Vienna, Austria

Donauinselfest Festival

Festival cities : Vienna - Donauinselfest FestivalThe Donauinselfest is an open-air free music festival happening yearly in Vienna at Donauinsel.

So when it comes to open-air festivals the Donauinselfest is one of  the biggest open-air festivals of the continent.

Did you ever wanted to visit any of these listed festival cities ?  Now you know where to be in order to have a blast!


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