Dreaming of warmer climes? The ultimate music holidays to book this summer.
If you are already dreaming about summer festivals and prioritise warm breezes over warm beers and muddy fields, look no further, as 2019 has some serious musical treats in store.
With a multitude of events to choose from, stand-out USPs are a must, whether it’s attention-grabbing line-ups, unique settings or guaranteed sunshine. Whatever your pleasure – from eating pintxos whilst soaking up music and culture in Bilbao, to dancing at the foothills of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains or staying up until sunrise in Ibiza – the 2019 club and festival circuit has got you covered.
BEST FOR CULTURE VULTURES
BILBAO BBK LIVE
11 – 13 July 2019
Tickets from €145
Located in one of Europe’s chicest cities, Bilbao, atop the stunning Kobetamendi Mountain, Bilbao BBK Live is the choicest Spanish festival of 2019. Explore all the city has to offer – from the best pintxos and cava in Spain to the famous Guggenheim museum – before watching a carefully curated line-up of the most forward-thinking acts of our time by night. Bilbao BBK is not to missed – this year’s line-up includes The Strokes, Brockhampton, Idles, Rosalía, Suede, Princess Nokia, Thom Yorke, Weezer, Hot Chip and Nils Frahm to name just a few.
BEST FOR WANDERLUSTERS
13 – 15 September 2019
Tickets from 140€
Since launching in 2015, Oasis has had an undeniable impact on Morocco's music scene, igniting a new wave of festival tourism across the region. An authentic North-African holiday experience with a world-class soundtrack, the boutique festival takes place in a true paradise location and its thoughtfully curated programme showcases international acts alongside talented regional selectors, as well as an extensive arts and culture programme. The opportunity to explore the ancient city of Marrakech and all the customs and culture it has to offer sets Oasis apart from the crowd. Last year’s line-up featured Black Coffee, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, Honey Dijon, Nastia and The Black Madonna amongst others, so expect all of the stops to be pulled out for the 5th birthday celebration, with the biggest stars of the scene mixing with the cream of the underground at this landmark edition.
BEST FOR BACKPACKERS
29 June – 6 July 2019
Tickets from 2100 DKK
For those looking for a discerning festival line-up like no other, look no further than Denmark’s coolest, most altruistic and forward-thinking festival Roskilde. With a huge line-up that includes The Cure, Robyn, Travis Scott, Christine and the Queens, Brockhampton, Spritualized, Tears for Fears, Jon Hopkins, Neneh Cherry, Julia Holter, Slaves, Tirzah and lots more still to be announced, the not-for-profit festival brings together music, arts and activism.
BEST FOR SUNRISE SEEKERS
HÏ IBIZA OPENING PARTY
Saturday 18 May
Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza
Since opening its doors for the very first time in 2017, the multi-award-winning Hï Ibiza has played host to many of the biggest names on the electronic music scene and welcomed thousands of party revellers from all around the world. From secret gardens, ‘wild corners’ and rooftop hideaways, every inch of the club is a hedonistic playground for music lovers – even the toilets have a line-up of DJ’s performing! With a huge line-up in store, expect the 2019 opening extravaganza on Saturday 18 May to be nothing short of spectacular.