Hello everyone from the most musical and exciting ship where we report on the coolest parties in the world. I, Vel Johansson, am still your captain. Not much time has passed since our last meeting, and I’m ready again to share interesting facts with you about cool upcoming events you can start planning for. Let’s go! Welcome on board!
There’s a long list of unbelievable kick-ass annual festivals for 2017, but a European journey is a must. So it’s my responsibility as your guide and captain to tell you about the most important spots.
Here’s my list of top European festivals:
- The first place to visit, of course, is the ocean: the sound of the waves, the sand, the mountains in the background, an unbelievable natural setting, and air so fresh that when you can breathe it in you might even get a bit dizzy. Our first point of interest is Split. This Croatian city is one of the most beautiful along the Mediterranean. The Ultra Music Festival takes place July 14-16 in one of Split’s biggest soccer stadiums, which in 2016 held 150,000 people from all over the globe. There’s an unreal lineup of the world’s top DJs and a fun atmosphere, and party animals will enjoy the beaches of the Adriatic Sea.
- Rested and tanned from the beach and from dancing to world-famous hits, we change our location now to TomorrowLand, in Boom, Belgium. This fest is traditionally held in Belgium, but lately it has expanded to other countries too. Tickets sell out in minutes, so this year it will continue for two more days: July 21-23 and 28-30. Those who want to enjoy nature, architecture, and historical places can visit nearby cities like Mechelen and Antwerp. Public transportation will take you to the festival. So the middle of summer can be a lot of fun.
- Summer is an incredible time of the year with plenty of vitamin D, but we have to plan for the fall as well. For unforgettable emotions, we’ll have to go to Amsterdam, Netherlands. This city barely has any rules at all. The middle of October features the five-day Amsterdam Dance Event—a unique festival which attracts more than 370,000 people. More than 450 events and parties spread all over the city and feature over 2,200 of the world’s leading artists. In addition to the sightseeing, this is a mega event of electronic music on a scale that you definitely have to see.
- Our last destination is great for lovers of extreme sports, mountains, and snow. Rave on Snow is a festival in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, which takes place December 14-17. Many tour guides say this is the most beautiful place in Europe. It has an incredible Alpine setting and world-famous DJs—what could be better than that! There are several stages: one, called Open Air, is in mountains, and the other is in the city. Here you can really rave in the snow.
This Euro tour will take your breath away; you just need to know the times, dates, and artists beforehand. For music lovers there are no limits. Imagine starting your journey on the beach and finishing it in the mountains. I have goosebumps already. And these are only four of the many fests that you can and have to visit all over the world. I think in the next issue I’ll pick a few more festivals for you, my party monsters, so you can decide where we should dance the next time.
See you soon!
As always, yours,