European music festivals are renowned for their lineups and amazing locations. It may be hard to score last-minute tickets to some of the biggest music festivals in Europe. But there are also lesser-known festivals with impressive lineups that you could attend.

Check out these European music festivals you may have missed, get last-minute flight deals, and don’t forget to buy festival tickets!

Positivus Festival, July 14-15 (Riga, Latvia)

There are lesser-known European music festivals like Positivus, but they still attract a big crowd because of their top lineups.

The Positivus Festival is one of the lesser-known European music festivals. It’s been around since 2007 and has offered visitors a good mix of genres, including pop, indie and electronic music. The festival just announced its headliners, and Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Smith will be headlining this year.

Other notable guests include:

  • Little Big
  • J.I.D.
  • Metro Boomin
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Anna B Savage

The festival is being held on Lucavsala island in the beautiful city of Riga. It’s an excellent chance to come for the music you love and discover this beautiful city by the Baltic Sea. Talk to our travel agents about booking cheap flights to Riga.

Love International, July 12-18 (Tisno, Croatia)

Love International Festival in Croatia

Fans of electronica will love attending the Love International festival in Tisno, Croatia. The festival will offer nearly 24 hours of daily electronic music of diverse styles across five stages.

Taking place in the Garden Tisno, you’ll have access to a secluded beach, restaurants, and plenty of areas to lounge about. Hear such artists as Chaos in the CBD, Call Super, Gina Breeze & Jamie Bull, DJ Lloyd, and Helena Star!

European music festivals include electronica festivals like Love International
The huge 2023 Love International lineup

The closest airport to Tisno is Zadar, but like with Krk, you may opt to fly to another airport and drive to Tisno.

Lollapalooza Paris, July 21-23 (Paris, France)

Photo by Lollapalooza Paris

The Lollapalooza Festival is an American staple event. Did you know it has also been holding European music festivals in recent years? Lollapalooza has had editions in Germany, Sweden, and France. It made its Paris comeback last year and is returning this year!

True to its roots, the lineup in Paris is a diverse mix of some of the biggest up-and-coming artists. The festival will feature such headliners as K-pop boy band Stray Kids, American hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar and Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía.

The three-day festival includes artists such as rapper Damso, pop violinist Lindsey Stirling and singer-songwriter Maisie Peters. This is Lollapalooza, so you’re sure to find an artist you love! And it all takes place in Paris, an amazing European summer destination.

Other performers include:

  • Prince Waly
  • Hot Milk
  • Manal
  • Central Cee
  • OneRepublic

It’s still possible to book cheap flights to Paris. Give us a call, and our agents will provide you with options!

Sea Dance Festival in Exile, August 17-19 (Malinska, Krk, Croatia)

The Sea Dance Festival is a regular festival in Montenegro and one of Europe’s best. This year, however, the festival is being held “in exile” in Croatia because of a funding dispute.

This year features an impressive lineup with Brazilian superstar Alok (of “Hear Me Now” fame), French sensation Willy William and house star Fedde le Grand. Because of the festival’s temporary relocation, the lineup is still being finalized. Its three headliners will surely have you dancing on Krk, Croatia’s biggest island!

The “good” news about Sea Dance’s temporary “exile” is that you can still grab early bird tickets for as low as €15. Don’t forget to book your flights too. The most convenient airport is Rijeka, but check with a travel agent to book flights, and they may have a good deal with a flight to Pula or Zagreb. There are many flights to Croatia, and a travel expert can help you save money.

Zurich Openair, August 22-26, (Zurich, Switzerland)

Switzerland’s biggest city celebrates the end of summer with the huge Zurich Openair festival featuring some of music’s biggest names.

We’re surprised the Zurich Openair isn’t on more lists of top European music festivals. Robbie WilliamsFlorence and the MachineThe ChainsmokersThe Killers, and Calvin Harris are some top-billed artists playing this year.

Other guests include:

  • Joji
  • Apache 207
  • Nina Kraviz
  • M83
  • Adriatique
  • Paul Kalkbrenner

This is a true open-air festival; you can camp on its site. It’ll only cost 30 Swiss Francs per tent for a 1-day pass, regardless of the number of people staying. You’ll need to pay 75 Swiss Francs for all five days of the festival. So get your tent ready, buy your festival tickets, and book a flight to Zurich!

Get Your Tickets

There are many European music festivals you can attend in the near future. We hope some of these lesser-known festivals have you interested. Tickets are still available, and you can see some amazing acts.

ASAP Tickets can help you handle the logistics of your flights: our agents know all the routes available and can help you choose the best and cheapest option. Reach our travel experts by calling +18443007983 toll-free or submitting a request form on our website.

By the way, it’s also possible to catch several festivals or combine your festival visit with a trip to another European country. Check out our compilation of the best travel guidebooks for Europe. They can be an invaluable asset to help you plan your European summer.

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