British festivals are an experience, there's no denying that. A rainy, muddy, sometimes terrifying experience, but still. Some of us, those that prefer sunny weather, cocktails and no one slinging mud at them from the middle of a crowd, however, are much more inclined towards a European festival. Somewhere you can dance, drink and have all the fun that comes with days of raving to your favourite music, yet still enjoy all of the perks that your average holiday has to offer - from beautiful surroundings to sunbathing sessions.
Think about it, all those times in festivals you end up sat on the floor munching a £10 burrito because you can't possibly get pushed into mosh pits anymore - at a European festival you could be relaxing in the sun with a cocktail in hand, ready to head back into those mosh pits after some much-needed vitamin D.
And all those amazing festival outfits influencers wear - you know, the ones that are essentially a swimming costume - you can actually wear them at holiday-destination festivals without feeling too OTT.
This year, of course, things are slightly different - it's not yet clear whether we can travel abroad. From the 17th of May, we should know more about the rules for travelling this summer, including whether we can escape to a European festival.
But while we wait with fingers crossed, we've hunted down the best festivals in Europe that still have tickets left. Just in case we're blessed with some good luck this year and we might end up on a beach listening to our favourite tunes after all, here's the ones you should be looking into...
Best Festivals In Europe - Grazia
Capturing the world's eye as not just another festival weekend, but a long-awaited reunion of culture, incredible artists and stunning scenery - Afro Nation Portugal 2021 is already shaping up to be the defining summer moment.Megan Thee Stallion will be joined by Wizkid, Burna Boy, Skepta, Davido and many, many more. Taking place between July 1st-3rd 2021 on The Algarve, tickets start at £222.88.
An untouchable icon in the global festival landscape, Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Europe celebrating in unison Under the Electric Sky with an unbeatable sun-soaked weekend. The line-up is legendary, with Tiesto, Eric Prydz and Armin Van Buuren and global heavyweights like Marshmello, Alesso, Dimitri Vegas all Like Mike. Tickets start from £167.78
Rolling Loud is a celebration of all that is important in youth culture right now. Travis Scott joins Cardi B and Stormzy as headliners for the 2-day festival between July 9th-10th. They sit alongside the likes of A$AP Rocky, Future, Wiz Khalifa with tickets starting at £155.68
Icelands longest running music festival, Iceland Airwaves is now in it's third decade. The international festival attracts local creatives for their new projects, with a line up including Black Pumas, GDRN and more. Taking place from the 3rd-6th of November, tickets start at £96 with travel packages from Iceland Air also available.
One of the most diverse and friendliest festivals in the European calendar, SuncéBeat Festival will host its special 10th anniversary edition on 21st-29th July in Tisno, Croatia. An all encompassing week long gathering of house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk, the line-up includes Kerri Chandler, David Morales, Kenny Dope, and more. Week passes start at £175.
After a groundbreaking debut last year, Hospitality On The Beach returns to Tisno in Croatia on 9th-12th July. The Drum & Bass powerhouse sees Hospitality brings five days of music, with Andy C, Noisia, DJ Marky all confirmed. Tickets start at £147.06