The 7 Best Festivals In Europe For Your 2020 Bucket List

A festival is a simple concept of bringing people together to have a good time. There are tens of thousands of them around the world, but if you had to create a 2020 festival bucket list what would it look like? Well, we have the best festivals in Europe for you this year.

These are the festivals that are worth turning into a vacation. If it’s on the festival bucket list you might not just travel to another country, but indeed halfway around the world.

From food and music to comedy and film and everything in between, these are the best festivals in Europe for 2020. It’s time to save up, drag your friends in and get attending at least one of the entrants into the 2020 festival bucket list

Best Festivals In Europe For 2020How do these rankings work?

1. Snowbombing – Mayrhofen, Austria

The best live bands and DJs from across the globe convene on the Austrian slopes for a snow party that takes things to a whole new level. 2020 will feature six headline venues, four mountain stages, forest parties, butchers shop bashes and their infamous igloo raves. Being on a mountain party has never been this much fun. You’re absolutely going to have to add this to your European festival bucket list for the new decade.

Best Festivals In Europe For 2020

2. Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

When you are using the tapestry of this wonderful city and the proximity to the beach for a music festival you know it is going to be something good. Amazing live acts, lots of chill areas to spend time with friends as well as a city packed full of great food. The festival has a wonderful vibe because so many nationalities visit the city, especially for the event. It’s slated to be one of the best festivals in all of Europe for 2020.

Best Festivals In Europe For 2020

3. Parklife – Manchester, England

In a city that is famous around the world for music, they’ve managed to create a brilliant festival that is packed every single year. It’s big enough to have the huge acts, but also close to the city with an intimate feel to ensure it doesn’t feel too big. If the sun is shining in Manchester in June, a day at Park Life is one of the best festival experiences in the world.

4. King’s Day – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

King’s Day is when the Dutch celebrate the birthday of their king. King Willem Alexander was born on 27 April and so there are many parties, flea markets and boat cruises all across the city. Basically, the entire city turns into one giant festival, with everyone wearing orange and making toasts to the Royal family! Your best bet is to rent a BYOB boat for the full party experience.

5. La Tomatina – Valencia, Spain

A tomato festival might sound a little odd, but this is one of the best festivals in the world. In a nutshell, it’s a huge food fight! For one hour of completely controlled chaos, you will be able to launch tomatoes in every nook and cranny of special “tomatina zones” and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. La Tomatina takes place every August in Buñol, a little village near Valencia, Spain.

La Tomatina Festival Spain 2020

6. Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

The world’s largest arts festival transforms Scotland’s capital every August and is one of the best things to do in Edinburgh. There’s theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, exhibitions, events, musicals, opera, children’s shows, music and more! In short, it’s huge. Really huge. One thing that makes it so special is that the Fringe festival is open to anyone, so every year up-and-coming artists flock to Edinburgh to try out new material.

7. Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway

What began as a blues and Americana festival under the name OleBlues, Bergenfest has since evolved into an amazing music festival, with everything from rock to pop, hip hop, and beyond. Bergenfest is a four-day open-air festival held in the city centre of Bergen. The festival takes place on the grounds of a medieval fortress and castle, located on the quayside in the city’s historic centre.

Music Festivals in Europe 2020

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

Contact: [email protected]

View stories