Europe hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Each celebration offers a different environment and celebrates all kinds of things, some can be quite bizarre, but that’s what festivals are for! Below we explore some of the most unusual festivals held in Europe.
Air Guitar Championship Festival
The air guitar festival occurs every year in August, where people all over the world come together and compete with invisible instruments. The festival is held in Finland, and the competition has been a tradition that’s been going on since 1996.
Golden Retriever Festivals
Tomich is a small town in Scotland known as the birthplace of golden retrievers. It’s the perfect festival for dog lovers or for anyone who’s got a thing for golden retrievers. It occurs every year in June, and many owners who own a breed gather together to celebrate their appreciation for the golden retrievers. The celebration consists of many activities including dog contest, dinner dance, mini-games and many more.
La Tomatina is the biggest food fight celebration in the world. It is held every summer around August in Spain. People who are joining can throw overripe tomatoes at anyone taking part in the food fight. During the festival, there are also other activities involve, including music, fireworks, parades and so much more. If you’re looking to add something new in your bucket list, this is it!
Beer Floating Festival
The beer floating festival is one of a kind event where everyone gathers around a river on their inflatable boat while having a beer at the same time. It’s an open festival which means that there aren’t any official organisers and anyone is welcome to join. The event occurs every summer and has been going on for over 20 years. It attracts people all over the world. The event is mostly spread through social networks and word of mouth.
Music festivals are popular during the summertime, and if you’re on the hunt for the best and largest festivals, you’ve come to the right place! Festivals are where people gather together to watch some of their favourite artists perform live, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather too. The best festivals are located in different areas around the world, and if you love to travel, it may be the perfect time to go on a holiday and attend the festival you’ve wanted to go to!
Coachella is one of the biggest festival events in America. It’s situated in the perfect location by the riverside county of Indio in California. The area is large enough for thousands and thousands of visitors who will be attending this amazing festival that occurs once a year. What’s more, the desert heat that everyone loves, you also get to see the amazing night time views while some of the most famous artists perform live at the same time. The artist featured will vary each year, and there are different types of music to cater for every visitors. Whether its pop, rock, hip-hop or indie, you’ll be sure to find a band or artist you like.
Danube River Festivals
The Danube River Festival is another one of the largest music festivals in the world. Millions of people visit the festival every year in the middle of June. It’s also Europe’s one of the biggest open-air festivals in the country. It’s free entry, and they host a variety of entertainments during the event. The festival is on for four days. It’s great for friends or families as the festival have something to offer for everyone. If you’re visiting Austria for the first time, they also have plenty of places that are worth seeing.
The UK holds some of the best festivals around the world. You’ve probably heard some of the biggest events including the Glastonbury and Reading music festival. Although they are a great festival, you may find that it can be expensive to go to these festivals especially when adding up everything you need to get there including the tickets, travelling expenses, camping gears and foods. So if you are on a budget and still want to see a decent festival, it’s worth trying out some of the free festivals that the UK has to offer. We’ve listed some of them below.
London’s West End Live
The Westminster Council partnered with the Society of London Theatre to create this great festival that allows the group of London’s West End to show off their talents in front of large crowds. The London theatre group are diversely talented and is known to provide some of the best shows around the city.
Stockton International Riverside Festival
Stockton welcomes international world class singers to perform live at the festival. You will find a variety of shows and activities to do including circus acts, dance, street performances, food stalls and so much more. The festival is on for four days straight with free entrance!
Peterborough’s Willow Festivals
The willow festival showcases up to 100+ groups and singers that perform different genres from R&B, Indie, Jazz, Rock and Blues. The acts are mainly groups and artists who are UN-signed. It’s a great way to discover new artist and bands that you’ve not heard of before. The festivals last up to three days.
Liverpool’s International Music Festivals
The Liverpool music festival was created to replace the legendary Matthew Street Festival that has hosted some great live music for the past years. The new festival is said to be hosting a variety of live music from local bands, orchestra and the Beatles acts.