Summer Is Here: Generator Summer Festival Guide
Summer is here. That means festivals. Whether it’s larking about in the mud in London, disappearing into techno daze in Berlin or hunting down the coolest jazz in Copenhagen we’re here to help with the top festivals for all our favourite Generator cities.
This summer is littered with megastars filling amphitheatres to bursting point, DJ’s packing out basements and plenty of chances to rock up with a few friends (old and new) and have a laugh. If you’re planning to follow the beat round Europe this year then there’s nowhere better to be than Generator – especially with our new Generator Passport. Check out our favourite festivals this summer:
Hit the Olympic Park for Hard Rock Calling (29th-30th June), Wireless (12th-14th July) and British Summer Time (29th-30th June) which features The Rolling Stones as headliners! For Dance and Techno heads there’s fewer better places to be Lovebox (19th-21st July). Find more cool Britania here
Dublin has Longitude (19th-21st July) planning to spill over from the glorious Marlay Park while Oxygen (2nd-4th August) is set to bring the likes of Calvin Harris and David Guetta to Punchestown Racecourse. Bloomsday is a literary blast through Dublin on the (16th-17th June, although the hangover lasts longer!)
Roskilde Festival (29th June – 7th July) returns to bring the likes of Rhianna and Slipknot to the same stage (although, sadly it is unlikely to be at the same time) while Jazz lovers are in for a treat as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival (5th-14th July) opens up across the city.
Naturally, Friday Rocks at Tivoli is ongoing all summer. Here’s a bit about the opening to wet your appetite.
Altonale is the big cultural festival of choice in Hamburg this summer (running until the 16th June) – it a heady mix of music, art and film where all your cultural buttons will be pushed. For those who want straight up funky kitsch pop to dance to then Schlagermove (28th-29th June) is the only place to be!
Hear Kraftwerk, as well as other legends, at Sonar (14th-16th June) while BAM ramps up in September (20th-22nd June) – and find out more about music festivals in Barcelona here.
MORE Festival (June 6th-9th) brings big noises to small space in Venice with the lineup including the likes of DJ Spiller and Herman Dune. Those looking to rock out in one of the classiest cities in Europe should get their fill at Heineken Jammin’ Festival (5th-7th July) – the line-up is still under wraps but the festival will whip off its carnivale mask soon enough!
The Berlin Rundfunk 91.4 Open Air (June 15th) is one of Berlin’s biggest open air music festival and always draws big names! You can usually find a good set of classic rock and rollers on the bill.
Berlin Festival (4th-11th September) always feels like an extra indulgence in a city that’s always partying – but here and Club Xberg bring you MIA, Bjork and My Bloody Valentine as well as a host of the coolest up-and-comers. Wherever you go to get your fix of beats and bands remember to take you Generator Passport with you.