You already attended at least some Europe festivals in the first months of summer? There is still August left to enjoy! Here we list the best music festivals in Eastern Europe in August 2019. While Eastern European events are generally more friendly to pocket, you can expect the line-ups being as diverse and interesting as their British isle and Western Europe counterparts. Let’s dive in!
Sziget | Hungary
When? 7-13 August 2019
Music genres? Electronic dance music (EDM), indie, rock, pop, rap
Born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union and located on the island in the heart of Budapest, this festival features the best world-class musicians. Find your place to stay here or take a hammock with you to sleep between the concerts of your favourite artists!
UNTOLD Festival | Romania
When? 1-4 August 2019
Music genres? Various pop, rock and EDM
Romania is famous for its wine, warmhearted welcomeness to guests and rose plantations. But what’s more, Romania is expanding with every year in its music scene, and Untold festival is no different. Hosted in the central park of Cluj Napoca, this festival sees 300,000 visitors yearly, and hosts one of the best dance music DJ’s in the world.
Defected | Croatia
When? 8-13 August 2019
Music genres? House
Defected is a boutique festival which has found its venue on the shores of Adriatic. Get yourself a tent, or grab a hammock to go to the house music festival!
Sea Dance | Montenegro
When? 30 August – 1 September 2019
Music genres? Electronic dance music (EDM), electronic, house techno
Montenegro is famous for its yet undiscovered nature with mountains and beautiful coastal area. Dance and house will shake you up, and Buljarica Beach will treat you well.
Awake | Romania
When? 15 – 18 August 2019
Music genres? Drum’n’bass, hip-hop, indie, soul and punk
Awake is a boutique festival in Romania. The rural baroque castle Teleki Estate homes dancers and music lovers from all over Europe, and with a good reason. Not only the festival offers music, but also enhances the experience with interactive theatre and cinema, a forest library, talks from the “feed your mind” and wellness activities.
Uprising | Slovakia
When? 23-24 August 2019
Music genres? Reggae, dancehall, ska, latino, hip-hop, jungle and drum’n’bass
Extras: half-pipe, yoga, capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art), dance workshops, street art, Jamaican food
Slovak festivals marking the anniversary of the second world war resistance movement, the Slovak National Uprising of 1944 is held in a laid-back atmosphere by the natural park with a lake. Take it slow and breathe in – the dance workshops, yoga and other activities will sum up your summer in a relaxing way.