Music fans head to Eastern Europe
Thousands of eager music lovers are packing their bags and jetting off to foreign festivals in Eastern Europe this summer.
The music scene in Eastern Europe is bigger and better than ever and – when you combine this with budget flights and cheap accommodation – it’s getting harder to say no to a few days of partying in sunnier climes.
Open’er (July 2-5) in Gdynia, Poland, promises to be an unforgettable experience.
It’s the country’s largest open-air music and performing arts festival, and this year it will feature seven stages and installations from Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art.
Then there’s Pohoda (July 10-12) in Trencin, Slovakia, which prides itself on a relaxed atmosphere and includes dance acts, theatre performances and a broad musical range that caters for almost every taste.
The already-established Exit (July 10-13) at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia is one of the biggest festivals in Eastern Europe, while Dimensions (August 27-31) in Pula, Croatia, also never disappoints.
Food and drink is relatively cheap at these festivals compared to their equivalents in Western Europe, as is admission, meaning your travel money will stretch further here than it would elsewhere.
You may even have enough left over at the end to buy gifts for family and friends back home.