Eastern Europe’s best festival destinatio​ns, Summer 2011

Here is a rundown of the best European festivals that you can attend this summer.

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EXIT – SERBIA: July 7-10

 

The most well known of the Eastern European festivals EXIT attracts eight to ten thousand Brits each year, alongside thousands of festival goers from all over Europe and beyond. Taking place from July 7 – 10 in the Petrovaradin Fortress on the river Danube, EXIT plays host to over 600 performances on twenty stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels. With a enthusiastic atmosphere and a diverse line-up, EXIT is value for money, as well as a great festival experience in Europe for the discerning festival goer. 

Tickets: 4 day festival pass – £89

 

Line Up: Arcade Fire, Pulp, Portishead, Grinderman, Underworld, Deadmau5, Fedde Le Grand, Magnetic Man, Tiga, James Zabiela, Digitalism live, DJ Sneak, Paul Kalkbrenner, Joris Voorn, Steve Aoki, Carl Craig, Marco Carola, Hadouken!, Joachim Garraud, Gramophonedzie, tINI, Beirut. More to be added.

 

For more information please visit the official website.

 

 

KAZANTIP REPUBLIC – UKRAINE: July 30 to August 27

 

Kazantip Republic is the biggest and longest electronic music event taking place on the Crimean Black Sea coast.  With six dancefloors, thirty bars and restaurants, two open air crimea halls, three kite stations and a large number of various architectural constructions, Kazantip is an undiscovered party paradise. KaZantip Republic is a space where people can totally express themselves: DJs, musicians, producers, film makers, designers, performers, freaks, beautiful dancing girls and toned kitesurfing boys. Having been compared to Ibiza and Burning Man, KaZantip has a wide range of parties 24/7, art projects, and a community of crazy people set against the back drop of a technicolour light show.

Tickets: Multiple entry pass for one month 100 Euros.

 

Line Up: to be added.

 

For more information please visit the official website.

 

 

OFF FESTIVAL – POLAND: August 5 – 8

 

Music festival, OFF Festival takes place in ‘Three Lake Valley’, Katowice – a green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia. OFF Festival flies in the face of current trends and stays true to itself, and the ethos of organiser Artur Rojek is firmly aimed at supporting art and music with the festival bringing many acts to Poland for the first time.  OFF Festival also features film, art, performance and poetry and keeps the environment in mind, all food and drinks come in environmentally friendly packaging and there is a big emphasis on recycling.

Tickets: 3 day festival pass 30 Euros

 

Line up: Primal Scream – Screamadelica, Mogwai, Gang of Four, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Deerhoof, Liars, Meshugga, Omar Souleyman, Junior Boys, Destroyer, Abradab gra Kaliber 44, Czestaw Spiewa Tesco Value, Oneohtrix Point Never, Factory Floor, Actress, GaBle, L.Stadt, Kury graja “P.OL.O.V.I.R.U.S”, Lech Janerka, Twin Shadow, Kode 9 & The Spaceape, Liturgy, Barn Owl. More to be added.

 

For more information please visit the official website.

 

 

SPIRIT OF BURGAS – BULGARIA: August 13 – 15

 

Boutique Beach festival SPIRIT of Burgas takes place against the backdrop of Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast on the picture-perfect white sands of the city’s central beach.  The rising star of Eastern European festival scene, SPIRIT has grown year on year attracting thousands of festival goers from Bulgaria and beyond to party together on the beach in the Balkan sunshine. Mud, rain and cold is replaced by sun, sea and sand.

Tickets: 3 day festival pass 50 Euros

 

Line Up: Moby, Skunk Anansie, Deftones with more to be added

 

For more information please visit the official website.

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