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One country - one festival

One country, one festival! Introducing festivals all over Europe.

European music festivals you have to attend

Everybody knows that Europe is home to thousands of festivals every summer. Throughout the whole continent of Europe, you'll find festivals of all kinds like unique open-air and street festivals. We've shared a few of the best european festivals for you: One country - One festival. Learn more about the famous Sziget festival in Hungary, probably the trendiest festival of recent years, Distortion, Copenhagen’s famous street festival, Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic, INmusic in Croatia or even Frequency in Austria. FlixBus is the cheapest and most convenient way to travel by bus to any of these festivals!

Please bear in mind that this page describes the editions 2017 of the festivals.

Travel to Ultra Music Festival with FlixBus

Ultra Music Festival Europe 2017

Ultra music festival is the king of the festivals. Three day festival of electronic music that goes way back to 1999 and Miami, where it all started. Back then it's organizers had the idea to organize a festival that will take place at the beach of a big city. The idea was accomplished and it has been growing year on year ever since! One of the founders of the festival, Russel Faibisch, was on Depeche Mode tour in 1993, and they have decided to call the festival after Depeche Mode's album, Ultra. Since then, this festival, which takes place in Croatia, became widely known as a synonym for house music, visual effects, after parties, beaches that take your breath away and of course, the most popular and strongest names from world house scene.

This year, Ultra music festival in Split will take plast at Poljud stadium from 14th until 16th July 2017. After Split, the party will move to the following locations:

  • Brač: 17/07/2017
  • Hvar: 18/07/2017
  • Vis:    19/07/2017

How to travel by bus to Ultra music festival in Split?

UMF in Split will take a place at Poljud stadium which is only 150m from the sea. FlixBus will take you to the bus station in Split, from where you can take public transport to the stadium. You can also take a look at a map of public transport in Split to make sure you find your way on time. Also note, you can buy a ticket for a shuttle bus that will bring you to and from the city centre. Look here for more info: Ultra Festival Shuttles

Ultra Europe festival 2017 line-up

There acts are still to be announced, but these are the biggest acts that have performed at Ultra Music Festival Europe in the past: David Guetta, deadmau5, Chemical Brothers, Martin Garrix, Hardwell and Tiesto! For a full line-up check out the official website at: https://ultraeurope.com/lineup/

Sziget festival 2017

Want to go to a festival, but can't choose whether to go to an electronic festival, small acoustic concert, or somewhere with circus and theater? Luckily you don’t have to choose: Sziget Festival offers you all of the above and more! One of Europe’s biggest festivals is organized every August in Budapest on one of the cities big, green islands. This festival has music, numerous artistic performances and cultural programs from all over the world, totalling more than a 1,000 perfomances a year! Sziget – „The Island of Freedom”.

Tips for the Sziget festival 2017

  • Budapest is a hidden treasure in the heart of Europe, so while visiting, you'll have plenty to do beyond the festival fences as well. Take a boat on the Danube, cure your hangover at one of the famous thermal bathes, or just hang out at one of the ruin bars – the city has just as many secrets and surprises as Sziget itself!
  • You have many different options to consider: daily tickets, 5 day tickets, or a ticket for all 7 days with options to camp. The sooner you get your ticket, the better - save money on your ticket and start saving for the festival! Also, in case you're planning to visit other cities and festivals in Hungary during the summer, you can find combined tickets for several events – so many options! P.S With a daily ticket you can stay at the festival till 8 am the next morning – but don’t try to stay longer, body guards are hot on checking wristbands.
  • Sziget is a giant and international festival offering you a great number of different culinary experiences: from traditional Hungarian food to exotic tastes and dishes from around the world. Of course, the same goes for drinks. However, if you feel like grabbing something cheap without straying too far from the festival, there's a supermarket nearby – easy to find and cheap prices. The city center of Budapest has a lot of places to drink and dine too - you can find out more information about Budapest on our city page!

Sziget 2017 dates

The 2017 edition of the Sziget takes place between the 9th and 16th of August 2017. The festival lasts for 7 days, but as we said before, watch out for those tickets: if you want to go to all 7 days, you should get the weekly ticket. If you only get the 5-day-ticket, you will miss the so-called Day-1 and Day 0. Of course you can also get a daily ticket and see back-to-back perfomances in just one day.

How to get to the Sziget festival by bus?

Getting to Budapest itself is very simple by bus – we will take you there directly from Vienna, for instance! In case you're staying in the city for longer, it might be a good idea to get a Budapest City Pass that allows you to commute between the center and the festival, and other parts of Budapest.

For some more information visit: http://www.bkk.hu/en

Sziget 2017 lineup

Some of the headliners of Sziget 2017 are: The Chainsmokers, Kasabian, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Major Lazer, Pink, Wiz Khalifa, Rita Ora and Biffy Clyro. But that's only the beginning. If you want to read more about the performers, check out www.szigetfestival.com/programs, there's new announcements basically every week.

Book your bus ride to the Sziget festival in Budapest!

Frequency festival 2017

The Frequency festival is a green festival first and foremost. Every summer In the small Austrian city of St. Pölten, you'll find a music festival comparable to the biggest and best there is! To summarise this festival in numbers: it's a 3 day festival, 8 stages and 120 acts. The Frequency festival 2017 isn't just for music fans but also for food lovers! You will find a ton of food trucks, various pop up stands and countless other places to grab a bite. At the Frequency festival, you will hear mainstream music as well as various other acts featuring rock, electro, hip-hop, alternative, indie and pop.

Tips for the Frequency Festival 2017

  • The festival’s camping place is extraordinary: It’s Green camping. Meaning, no trash, quiet and respect. You can get crazy at the stages but back at the camping area, you’ll have to respect these three commandments so everybody can have a nice Green camping experience.
  • If you feel too warm under the August sun, go and chill out in the nearby river, the Traisen. Relax on the shore and sunbathe with the nearby music of the festival resonating sweetly in your ears.
  • The Frequency festival has an App! To have all the necessary information in the blink of an eye: Line Up, latest news, games, pictures and more!

Frequency 2017 dates

The Frequency festival 2017 will take place between the 15th and the 17th of August.

How to get to the Frequency festival by bus?

The Frequency festival 2017 will take place at Green Park in St. Pölten. FlixBus is the cheapest and most convenient way to get to St. Pölten! Your bus will leave you directly at the main train station, where a frequent (excuse the pun) shuttle bus service to the festival will be in operation.

Frequency 2017 lineup

World class acts are performing at Frequency this year including: Billy Talent, JP Cooper, Robin Schulz, Galantis, George Ezra, Wiz Khalifa, Flume, Clean Bandit, Mumford & Sons and many more. Get the complete lineup on the official website of the festival! http://www.frequency.at/

Book your bus ride to go to Frequency 2017 in St. Pölten

Distortion street-festival 2017

“A week of orchestrated chaos” defines Distortion perfectly. Why chaos? Simply because every genre of music is celebrated at Distortion and the so-called “venues” can be in museums, backyards, streets or even gardens. This beautiful mixture of genre, location and people makes this festival the perfect example of orchestrated chaos. Distortion is a unique festival consisting of street parties during the day and club ventures during the night. The highlight of this week long festival takes place during the Friday and Saturday at the Distortion Ø party. If you can’t be there for the seven days, make sure to participate in at least one of these!

Tips for the Distortion festival 2017

Distortion being a street festival, isn’t taking place in just one set location, so take a close look at where the party will be:

31/05: Street Party in Nørrebro district during the day. (Streets around Nørrebrogade and Sankt Hans Torv.) At night, many venues still to be announced.

01/06: Street Party in Vesterbro district during the day. (Streets around Istedgade and Sønder Boulevard.) 

02/06 - 05/06: Distortion Ø at Refshaleøen (Refshalevej 197, 1432 Copenhagen) by day and night and in many more venues.

06/06: Hygge event by day.

Distortion 2017 dates

Distortion is a week long summer street festival and took place 31st - 4th June 2017. Make sure to come back again next year for all the details about next summer's festival!

How to get to the Distortion festival by bus?

Distortion takes place every year in Copenhagen to celebrate its nightlife. FlixBus connects Copenhagen to the biggest German cities, so simply book a cheap bus ticket and head to Copenhagen.

Distortion 2017 lineup

So far, the lineup of Distortion hasn’t been completely revealed. Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, Maceo Plex, Mura Masa, Riff Raff and Tale of Us will perform. The latest news about the lineup can be found on the official website: http://www.cphdistortion.dk

Book your bus ride to go to Distortion street festival 2017 in Copenhagen

INmusic festival 2017

The INmusic festival venue is simply stunning: In the middle of the Jarun lake in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. There are four islands in the middle of this lake that have become known as the hottest, summer party places of the past 10 years thanks to the INmusic festival. Two islands are designated to camping and the third island is where the stages are.

Tips for the INmusic festival

  • To make the most of a festival, we always advise you to camp. At the INmusic festival, camping gives you access to many activities! Firstly, you can enjoy the lake by doing some watersports like kayaking, swimming, windsurfing…
  • Stay at the festival’s camping and go on an excursion! On the festival’s official website, you can book an excursion together with your ticket. Choose between Kayaking in a canyon, a hike through the world heritage site in Croatia (lakes, waterfall, national park etc) or a day trip to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, in order to discover its rich culture.

INmusic 2017 dates

The 11th INmusic festival will take place over 3 days: From the 19th until the 21st of June.

How to get to the INmusic festival by bus?

Take a FlixBus directly to Zagreb. You will arrive at Zagreb central bus station. From there, you just need to take the TRAM 5 in the direction of Prečko and hop off at the stop called Rudeška. From there, you just need to follow the signs and the crowd to find lake Jarun, where the festival is taking place.

You can find a map of the tram network here: http://www.mappery.com/

INmusic 2017 lineup

This year’s lineup includes Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka and many more! For the full list of artists, visit: https://www.inmusicfestival.com/en/program/2017

Book your bus ride to go to INmusic festival 2017 in Zagreb

Colours of Ostrava festival 2017

What makes the Colours of Ostrava a unique festival is its location. Dolní Vítkovice used to be a classic industrial site complete with deep mineshafts and spectacularly smelted ironworks. You'll be amazed by this unique venue, a great insight into the culture of the Czech Republic! This festival doesn't just offer different genres of music but also many different artistic showcases displayed via workshops, theater plays and poetry. Discover the Czech Republic by going to the Colours of Ostrava 2017!

Tips for the Colours of Ostrava festival 2017

  • Not only is the Colours of Ostrava worth going to because it's one of the best summer music festivals in Europe, but also for the unique chance to visit a factory like the Dolní Vítkovice.
  • Colours of Ostrava offers superior standards concerning accessibility for disabled persons. At Colours of Ostrava, it's possible for all visitors with physical disabilities or visual impairment to enjoy the festival to its fullest.
  • There are 2 camping places where you can stay for the duration. One of them is only 300 meters from the location of the festival! Be quick to book your spot, last year the camping was fully booked.

Colours of Ostrava 2017 dates

Colours of Ostrava will take place this year between the 19th and the 22nd of July.

How to get to the Colours of Ostrava festival?

FlixBus connects the Czech Republic to many cities in Europe! You can now travel to Ostrava with FlixBus thanks to our partnership with Leo Express. Just hop on a bus from one of our connecting cities; Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Milan, Nuremberg or Zurich and travel to Prague, before boarding a Leo Express train that will bring you directly to Ostrava. You can easily book one of these 6 connections in our shop. Alternatively, you can take a FlixBus to Prague from a different connecting city and choose from a host of local options to reach Ostrava.

Colours of Ostrava 2017 lineup

At the colours of Ostrava, you can expect to hear a very wide range of genres: Jazz, Rock, Pop, blues, folk & electronic. Get your ticket and be sure to see on stage; Jamiroquai, Imagine Dragons, Norah Jones, Justice, Alt-J, Birdy, Midnight Oil and many more!

Book your bus ride to go to the Colours of Ostrava festival 2017
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