Non-stop party: the European music festivals you have to check out this summer

Know where you can rock your socks off in Latvia this summer? How about where you can throw some dance shapes in Belgium? We’ve been partying researching hard to discover this year’s most essential European music celebrations.

Before you take a look at the 50+ recommendations on our momondo Festival Map, here’s nine extravaganzas that will tickle your musical taste buds this summer.

Soundwave, Tisno, Croatia

Seaside rave at Soundwave Festival.

Soundwave. © Dan Medhurst

The shimmering water of the Dalmatian coast + a non-stop techno nightclub + infamous boat parties = a Mediterranean paradise for dance-loving loons

Dates: 17-21 July, 2014
Music genre: Dance/Soul

OFF!, Katowice, Poland

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne saluting the OFF! Festival crowd.

OFF! Festival. © Gergely Csatari

Indie rock mega-gods + Twee-pop heart-throbs = a long weekend for chin-stroking music snobs

Dates: 01-03 August, 2014
Music genre: Indie/Rock

Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

The dazzling main stage at Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival. © Balazs Mohai

A remote island + 400,000 guests + 1,000 performances + a warped amusement park = the head honcho of the European festival circuit

Dates: 11-18 August, 2014
Music genre: Rock/Pop

Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

Three young festivalgoers jump for joy at Roskilde.

Roskilde Festival. © Michael Flarup.

One week of debauchery + professional skateboard tournaments + a notorious Naked Run (in which you can take part!) = Denmark‘s most cosy festival experience

Dates: 29 June – 06 July, 2014
Music genre: Rock/Pop

Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

The glowing orb and power plant at Helsinki's Flow Festival.

Flow Festival. © Jussi Hellsten

World class indie acts + world class boutique restaurants = a tasty weekend for all the senses

Dates: 08-10, August, 2014
Music genre: Indie/Rock

Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium

The butterfly stage at Belgium's Tomorrowland.

Tomorrowland. © Fille Roelants

A rave plane + a ‘Church of Love’ with condom wielding nuns + crazy stage designs = dance music’s very own Disneyland

Dates: 18-20 July, 2014
Music genre: Dance/Electronic

Positivus Festival, Salacgrīva, Latvia

Woodland resting spot at Positivus Festival.

Positivus Festival. © Andris Taskans

Sunny coastline + a mystical woodland + pop perfection = a priceless festival experience for only €63!

Dates: 18-20 July, 2014
Music genre: Rock/Pop

Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, UK

Sunsets over the magical Secret Garden Party.

Secret Garden Party. © Danny North

Flamboyant fancy dress + pig racing + a nudist swimming pool + a clan of rump-reading fortune tellers called the Asstrologers + some music, apparently = one loopy weekend in the British wilderness

Dates 24-27 July, 2014
Music genre: Dance/Electronic

See the best of the rest of the fests at our very own momondo Festival Map

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