This #festivalfriday is all about #beachfestivals. Who doesn’t love dancing on a beach under endless blue skies with the sun high in the sky and golden white sand between your toes. Who needs Miami or Ibiza when you can combine a festival holiday and party on the beach all day and night, as well as spending a lot less!
Here’s four festivals boasting beautiful beaches to add to your wish list for 2017…
Exit Village is by far the most popular gathering place for Exit visitors, both domestic and foreign, the place where the party never ends, located at the amazing Štrand beach on the bank of the international river Danube. Overlooking the slopes of Fruška gora hills and situated only 15 minutes walk from the Novi Sad city centre as well as the Petrovaradin Fortress, where the award winning EXIT Festival takes place, it is a perfect location to spend your summer holiday.
Line Up: The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Years & Years, Hardwell, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jake Bugg, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun b2b Dixon, Alan Walker, Black Coffee, Duke Dumont, Faithless Dj Set, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Lost Frequencies, Noisia “OUTER EDGES”, Recondite, Robin Schulz, RÜFÜS, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Antigone B2B Francois X, Charlotte de Witte, Dax J, Function, Princess Nokia, Voiski, Foreign Beggars, Kungs, The Damned, Behzad & Amarou, Ben Vedren, Forest People b2b kLaus, Leo pol, Pierre, Sweely, Arkona, Destruction, Discharge, Samael, Angelic Upstarts, The Black Dahlia Murder + many more.
Exit Festival takes place from 6-9 July 2017. 4-day tickets from £79 available at exitfest.org
Taking place in the picturesque coastal town of Salacgriva in Latvia and surrounded by idyllic woodland, Positivus
is also located next to the Baltic Sea. Take a stroll, enjoy a swim or relax with a beer whilst watching the sunset. This is a boutique festival offering festival goers a variety of activities and plenty to explore in such a beautiful setting across the three-day event.
Line up: Maximo Park, The Lumineers, The Pixies, Ellie Goulding, Alt-J, Rae Sremmurd, Kamasi Washington, L.A. Salami, José González, Mew, Austra, JP Cooper, Cigarettes After Sex, Dagamba, Dzelzs Vilks, Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi. Ray Blk, Eska, Nothing but Thieves, Julia Jacklin, Margaret Glaspy, Bandmaster + many more.
Positivus takes place from 14-16 July 2017. 3 day festival passes from £67 at positivusfestival.com
The award winning Sea Dance Festival takes place at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic coast, Jaz, also proclaimed the best European beach in 2015 by the Lonely Planet. With the Dance Paradise stage located at the sandy beach, as well as the camping site only 50 metres from the shore, Jaz beach offers spectacular sunsets and special moments while sipping cocktails and listening to some of your favourite artists.
Line Up: Sean Paul, Fatboy Slim, john Newman, Amelie Lewis, Denis Horvat, South London Ordnance, Space Dimension Controller, Bad Copy, Filip Xavi, Insolate, Tkno, Who See and many more
Sea Dance Festival takes place from 13-15th July 2017. To book tickets visit seadancefestival.me
Sziget Festival, Hungary
The beach is where Sziget Festival Szitizens can hide in the shade of colorful and huge textile decorations, take a nap on soft carpets and snake pillows, enjoy the game of enchanting lights, experience different smells, while listening to non-stop psychedelic and ambient music and watching films. Here you can chill out, chat, taste some excellent chai, but you can also dance to electronic DJs or meditate at our yoga workshops. The wonderful beach will guarantee a full chill experience, plus bathing in the Danube and more.
Line up: Alex Clare, Allah-Las, Alt-J, Andy C, Anne-Marie, Bad Religion, Bakermat, Bassjackers, Bear’s Den, Biffy Clyro, Billy Talent, Birdy, Breaking Benjamin, Cashmere Cat, Charli XCX, Chef’Special, Clean Bandit, Crystal Fighters, Danny Brown, De Staat, Dimenson, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Shadow, Don Diablo, Dubioza Kollektiv, Flume, Fritz Kalkbrenner, George Ezra, GTA, GusGus, HVOB, Interpol, Jagwar Ma, Jamie Cullum, Kasabian, Kensington, Leningrad, Leon, Mac Demarco, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Major Lazer, Mando Diao, Materia, Maurice West, Metronomy, Nervo, Nothing but Thieves, OH Wonder, Oliver Heldens, PiNK, Paul Van Dyk, PJ Harvey, Rita Ora, Rone, Rudimental live, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, The Courteeners, The Kills, The Naked and Famous, The Pretty Reckless, The Strypes, The Vaccines, Tom Odell, Two Door Cinema Club, Tycho, Valentino Khan, Vince Staples, W&W, Watsky, Weval, White Lies, Wiz Khalifa + many more.
Nikki McNeill |Global Publicity