Red7 , June 4, 2013
Hooray! The summer has finally arrived and so has festival season. But as well as proving popular with the summer hordes, festivals are also ideal for hen and stag dos because they’re fun and simple to organise: just ask your friends to buy a ticket and Hey Presto! You’ve got a ticket to amazing live music, all night dance gigs, fancy dress outfits and one big party in a field. And to help you here’s our low down of the best hen and stag party friendly music festivals in Europe this summer.
In it’s 10th year and with a distinct nautical theme for the centenary year, Bestival, is one of the best festivals in the UK, with the biggest acts and a massive fancy dress party all built in as standard. Curated by the legend Rob Da Bank and his wife Josie the acts include Elton John, MIA, Snoop Dogg , Fatboy Slim and pretty much every other band you want to see this summer. Tickets go from £180 with options for luxury camping.
Located in the walled seaside city of St. Malo on the Brittany coast La Route Du Rock is only a little further than the Isle of Wight and offers a slightly less hectic vibe than HMS Bestival. The bands include Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Disclosure and Austra and the tickets are probably the most reasonable of the lot at a cost of £68 with free camping.
Sonar is an arts and electronic music festival in one of Europe’s most trendy cities, Barcelona. A festival of two halves, by day the festival presents music and world class DJs alongside new cinema, new media arts and demos, while by night the festival focuses on the best electronic edged music around. This year the three day festival is headlined by a 3D show by Kraftwerk, so if you missed them at the Tate here’s a chance to see them. This festival is a must if you want to dance the day and night away in the sun and the city.
This week long festival takes place on a island in the middle of the Danube river which run through Budapest and is great for stags and hens not only because of its unique location but also because of the good weather, cheap eats and drink (with a pint coming in at around £1.50-2 ) and the fact you can camp anywhere on the island. Add to this a decent lineup of acts ranging from Blur to Azealia Banks and you have a party on an island in an amazing city.
Surrounded by tropical plants and over the top Mediterranean architecture you could forgive yourself for not believing you were actually in a village in north Wales. Located on the films set for The Prisoner Festival No 6 is a fairly new addition to the festival circuit and has a focus on art, culture and good food as well as great music. You can rent out a the cottages that make up the set or camp . A must if you’re looking for a high end festival.