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Music festivals in Europe

Music festivals are the perfect addition to any Interrail adventure. Your train pass will help you get to some of the best festival venues. Whether you're into dance, rock or techno, we invite you to celebrate the summer and go wild at Europe's biggest events!
 

1. Sziget festival

What?

Sziget festival is six days of music and art on the 'Island of Freedom' in the middle of Budapest. The famous festival showcases the hottest artists from every genre of music you could dream of. Europe’s biggest party!

 
When and where?

Every August, Sziget takes place on Óbuda island in Budapest, Hungary. You can easily get there by train from all directions.

 
Sziget tickets

Time to become a Szitizen! Get your Sziget tickets today through our trusted partner Festival.Travel.

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2. Exit festival

What?

Exit festival, a spectacular Serbian summer festival held in an old fortress. Be prepared for an impressive line-up of rock, electronic, metal and pop artists performing across many spectacular stages hidden on an incredible location.

 
When and where?

Every July, Exit takes place in Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. Travelling by train from Belgrade to Novi Sad should take about 90 minutes.

 
Exit tickets

This is one party you don't want to miss! Get your Exit tickets today through our trusted partner Festival.Travel.

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3. Balaton Sound

What?

Balaton Sound is a lakeside electronic dance party. It is also known for being the perfect summer festival, because most of the stages are located on the beach. Dance the night away in the grass to the biggest EDM and dance acts.

 

When and where?

Every beginning of July, Balaton Sound takes place near the Balaton Lake in Zamárdi, Hungary. From Budapest, the train to Zamárdi takes about 90 minutes.

 

Balaton Sound tickets

Ready for a hot summer? Get your Balaton Sound tickets today through our trusted partner Festival Travel.

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4. Untold Festival

What?

Untold Festival makes the dreams of every EDM fan come true. Each year the festival welcomes more then 75.000 ravers into a big stadium in Cluj-Napoca. Festivalgoers experience magical shows by the biggest names in dance, pop, techno and hip hop. 

 

When and where?

In august Untold Festival takes over the Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca. From the central station of Cluj-Napoca you can take the tram to the festival, this will take about 11 minutes.

 

Untold tickets

Are you ready for paradise? Get your Untold tickets here.

 

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5. Electric Castle

What?

For a unique experience this summer, be sure not to miss Electric Castle in Romania! This magical five day festival will take you on a journey of music, technology and alternative art. Expect beautiful works of light and a lot of great live-acts.

 

When and where?

In July, Electric Castle takes place at the spectacular Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The festival can easily be reached from the city centre with bus transfers or taxi.

 

Electric Castle tickets

Ready to be entranced in Transylvania? Get your Electric Castle tickets here.

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6. Colours of Ostrava

What?

Colours of Ostrava is famous for their location: a rusty industrial area full of coal mines and melting furnaces. Visitors can expect a music programme with big names but also room for lots of new discoveries. It’s like walking in an industrial fairytale and exploring the world of music. 

 

When and where?

Every July, Colours of Ostrava takes place in the amazing industrial area of Dolní Vítkovice, Czech Republic. From Ostrava train station you can travel to the festival by cab (11 minutes).

 

Colours of Ostrava tickets

Ready to dance the night away in Czech Republic? Get your Colours of Ostrava tickets today through our trusted partner Festival Travel.

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