Thursday, 19 August 2010

Summer Music Festivals in Europe

Oya Music Festival is Oslo, Norway 
Europe hosts some of the world's biggest and best summer music festivals. If you like live music and summer concerts, these festivals are sure to please.

Oya Music Festival- Indie Rock in Europe.

If you dream of a place far from commercial pop and feeder labels, The Oya Festival may be your heaven. Oya Music Festival is Oslo, Norway's biggest Indie Rock festival. In 2007 the summer festival lineup included indie spectaculars such as Spoon, The Hold Steady, Architecture in Helsinki, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Last year festival included bands such as Sigur Ros, Iron & Wine, My Bloody Valentine, and N.E.R.D. The LA underground scene seems to be big this year as Isis, No Age, and Health are all in the lineup. Of course, there are many planned acts right out of Norway such as Sigh and Explode and Pirate Love.

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Rock Werchter- Belgium's Best Rock Festival

One name: Radiohead. Rock Werchter had them in 2008. This music festival also had R.E.M., The Hives, Mika, Counting Crows, Ben Harper, The Kooks and various other rockin' bands performing this year.

Rock Werchter- Belgium's Best Rock Festival
Rock Werchter is definitely Europe's best summer music festival. The International Live Music Conference recently granted Rock Werchter the award for "best festival in the world."
The festival grounds are Located in Werchter in Rotselaar, Belgium, and camping there is standard. Several campsites are provided at or around the are. Your festival ticket serves as a free pass to get you to Leuven railway station from anywhere else in Belgium. From Leuven railway there is a free bus service that travels to the festival site.
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Oxegen -Music Festival in Ireland

Oxegen Music Festival is a three day summer affair in Kildare, Ireland. This year it will run from July 11th- 13th. Oxegen is the most gigantic music festival in Ireland. With 6 stages of music, you're sure to find something to excite you. In 2008, the lineup included Kings of Leon, R.E.M, Interpol, Counting Crows, The Fratellis, The Raconteurs, and other high profile acts.

Oxegen -Music Festival in Ireland
There are two large areas for camping, complete with toilets and showers. The festival site at Punchestown Racecourse is about 25 minutes from Dublin and there will be shuttles (Dublin Bus) running from the city all weekend.

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Tickets for these hot summer festivals usually sell out quickly, so visit the festival's websites to stay updated on ticket information. If you don’t like staying on a camping, go to and book a hotel room.

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