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If you are a fan of rock, then one or more of these music festivals will definitely make you find your groove. These festivals are the perfect way to let your hair down and have a good time amidst music, dance, food and drinks. These are the best getaways to have a good time with friends, the more the merrier. Some of the best rock festivals in Europe are listed below:

Top 12 Rock Festivals In Europe

If you are planning to visit Europe on a holiday, make sure you check the dates of these rock festivals in Europe and plan accordingly. These rock festivals promise to make your Europe holiday a lit affair:

1. Primavera Sound

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The full line up for the 2019 Primavera Sound rock festival in Europe has been announced and includes artists like Cardi B, Primal Scream, DJ Playero and Aleesha among others. It is considered more than just a music festival, it is said to be an artistic community in itself which makes you let go of reality for a little while.

Dates: 30 May – 1 June 2019
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Ticket prices: Rs 6800 onwards

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2. Rock am Ring & Rock im Park

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This is one of the most awaited European rock festivals in 2019. The 3-day fest is laid with a wide array of stages and very tight security. The 2019 edition of this festival has lined up artists like Alice in Chains, Behemoth, Blackout Problems, Architects and many more.

Dates: 7-9 June2019
Location: Mendig and Nürnberg, Germany
Ticket prices: Rs 15400 onwards

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3. Isle of Wight Festival

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The 2018 edition witnessed performances by Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Manic Street Preachers, Blossoms, James Bay, Rita Ora among many other artists. The crowds are well managed without any hassle to the guests and the crowd is quite friendly.

Dates: 13-16 June 2019
Location: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Ticket prices: Rs 9900 onwards

4. Sziget Festival

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The headliners for Sziget 2019 include Twenty One Pilots, Florence and the Machine, Foo Fighters, Martin Garrix and many more. Apart from music, there are various other activities going on that will make sure you have a good time. You can enjoy a sky bar, swimming pool, circus and many more things.

Dates: 7-13 August 2019
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Ticket prices: Rs 6400 onwards

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5. Exit Festival

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Carl Cox, Sofi Tukker, Arcturus, Total Chaos, Peter and the Test Tube Babies and many more are all set to perform at the 2019 edition of Exit Festival. The festival takes place in 17th Century fortress giving it a thematic feel with comparatively inexpensive food and drinks.

Dates: 4-8 July 2019
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Ticket prices: Rs 3300 onwards

6. Roskilde


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A few of the artists showcasing at this year’s Roskilde are Testament, Tears for Fears, Brockhampton and Christine& the Queens. The festival is a favorite with the locals and tourists alike. Over a 100 artists worldwide perform here on 8 different stages.

Dates: 29 June - 6 July 2019
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Ticket prices: Rs 11500 onwards

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7. Mad Cool Festival

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2019’s Mad Cool Fest will witness performances by Iggy Pop, Miles Kane, Jorja Smith, Greta Van Fleet, and other artists. The fests see recurring guests who visit every year and the food and drinks are amazing.

Dates: 11-13 July 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
Ticket prices: Rs 6700 onwards

8. Download Festival

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The 2019 edition is all set for performances by Tool, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Trivium, Slash and others. The fest witnesses an audience from all walks of life and the arena has all you need to have an amazing time.

Dates: 14-16 June 2019
Location: Derby, UK
Ticket prices: Rs 17500 onwards

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9. Awakenings Festival

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Though the June edition lineup is yet to be announced, previous years witnessed magnificent performances by DJ Rush, Adam Beyer, Sam Paganini, Ben Klock and many other artists. Apart from the great artists, the fest has an amazing ambiance, great food and no queues.

Dates: 29-30 June 2019
Location: Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
Ticket prices: Rs 3500 onwards

10. Lovebox


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The final lineup for this year's fest will be announced closer to the festival dates, however, previous lineups included Childish Gambino, Bonobo, Skepta, and other artists. The fest is well managed and has all amenities to cater to people staying at the campsites.

Dates: 12-3 July 2019
Location: London, UK
Ticket prices: Rs 4500 onwards

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11. Hellfest Open Air

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The lineup for the 2019 Hellfest rock festivals in Europe is led by Tool, KISS, Slayer, Manowar, Def Leppard, and Dream Theater along with performances by Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, King Diamond, Venom and Sum 41. It is one of the most eclectic music and dance festivals of Europe.

Dates: 21-23 June 2019
Location: Clisson, France
Ticket prices: Rs 11000 onwards

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12. Super Bock Super Rock

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The current line up for the 2019 edition includes Kaytrananda, Superorganism, FKJ, Lana Del Ray and Metronomy. The festival is more like an all-day-all-night party. The enthusiasm and energy of the audience force you to take part in the madness and have the best time ever.

Dates: 18-20 July 2019
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Ticket prices: Rs 5000 onwards

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Are you excited after knowing about these best rock festivals in Europe? The above fests do not just cater to the rock fanatics but also different music styles like techno, house and bass. There is something for everyone, be it food, music or dance, so everyone is bound to have a good time. So plan a trip to Europe and include a visit to as many as these rock festivals to make your holiday a musical – retreat.

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