2014 Festival calendar

June is almost here and some music festivals start off in a couple of weeks. Let’s see what we have this summer in Eastern Europe!

June

Our first picks from the end of June are three great festivals, with each having a different focus: the first one is a medium sized festival for electronic music, Croatian INmusic is strong in alt/indie rock, and for the heaviest music you’ll have to visit Helsinki.

Electric castle festival 2014.06.19. 2014.06.22. Bánffy castle, Romania BONOBO, THIEVERY CORPORATION, SYL, RUSKO, DJ FRESH, THE FREESTYLERS, KRAAK & SMAAK
INmusic 2014.06.23. 2014.06.25. Zagreb, Croatia THE BLACK KEYS, PIXIES, MGMT, FOALS, FLOGGING MOLLY, THE FRATELLIS, WOLFMOTHER, BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB,DIGITALISM, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, VITALIC
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2014.06.27. 2014.06.29. Helsinki, Finland Children of Bodom, Bring me the horizon, Dimmu Borgir, ENSIFERUM, Anthrax, Carcass, Satyricon, INSOMNIUM

 

July

July is pretty packed, the busiest is between the 10th and the 13th. Hungarian Hegyalja festival was announced to take place in this time slot as well, and what’s more: it was to be free as the festival celebrated its birthday. As Poland’s Woodstock shows, it IS possible to make free festivals…but as it turns out, Hegyalja festival is cancelled due to “construction works on the site”. But don’t worry! That still leaves us 3 great festivals for those days: Exit festival (it’s strong in electronic music mostly this year), Balaton Sound or Pohoda Music Festival. Worthy of mention are Robert Plant at Colours of Ostrava, Pearl Jam at Open’er Festival and the Arctic Monkeys at Volt, but check out this more detailed list:

The Garden Festival 2014.07.02. 2014.07.09. Garden Tisno, Croatia JUST JACK, CHRISTOPHE, BEGIN, SOUL CLAP
Open’er Festival 2014.07.02. 2014.07.05. GDYNIA, Poland Pearl Jam, MGMT, Interpol, The Black keys, Phoenix, Foster the people, Lykke Li, Foals, Jack White
VOLT Festival  2014.07.02.  2014.07.05.  Sopron, Hungary Arctic Monkeys, Thirty seconds to Mars, MGMT, Bring me the horizon, Foals, Morcheeba, Skillet, Volbeat, You me at six, Hurts, Hatebreed, Nero, Birdy, Woodkid, Sunrise avenue, Netsky, Noisia, Icona Pop
Rock for People 2014.07.03. 2014.07.05. Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Manu Chao, Biffy Clyro, The Naked and Famous, Chase & Status, Emmure, We Came As Romans, Madness, Netsky, Asian Dub Foundation
EXIT 2014.07.10. 2014.07.13. Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia Damon Albarn, Jamiroquai, Skrillex, Disclosure, Asian Dub Foundation, Stromae, Dub FX, Rudimental, Gloria Gaynor
Balaton Sound 2014.07.10. 2014.07.13. Zamárdi, Hungary David Guetta, Pretty Lights, Disclosure, Azealia Banks, Flux Pavilion, Martin Solveig, Rudimental, Felix da housecat
Pohoda music festival 2014.07.10. 2014.07.12. Airport Trenčín, Slovakia MOGWAI, GOLDFRAPP, TRAVIS, TAME IMPALA, TRICKY, KRAFTWERK, SUEDE, KELIS, DISCLOSURE, AZEALIA BANKS, MODERAT, MODESELEKTOR
Hegyalja 2014.07.10. 2014.07.13. CANCELLED!
Colours of Ostrava 2014.07.17. 2014.07.20. Ostrava, Czech Republic Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, MGMT, The National, Bastille, John Butler Trio, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, John Newman, Jamie Woon, ZAZ, Seasick Steve
Hartera 2014.07.19. 2014.07.20. Rijeka, Croatia Leftfield, Appaloosa
Park Live Moscow  2014.07.27.  2014.07.29. Moscow, Russia Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Deftones, Yann Tiersen, Enter Shikari, Lykke Li, Mastodon, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Wolfmother, Die Antwoord

 

August

In August we have metal favorites Fezen and Brutal Assault, and rock/metal focused free Polish Woodstock, the usual hand-picked quality at Off festival and a really great Sziget line-up among others.

Fezen 2014.07.30. 2014.08.02. Székesfehérvár, Hungary Skid Row, Tarja Turunen, Gus G, Ignite, Europe, Hellyeah, Alestorm, Ossian
Woodstock Festival 2014.07.31. 2014.08.02. Kostrzyn on the Oder, Poland Manu chao, Coma, Volbeat, Hatebreed, Ska-P, Skid Row, Accept
Off festival 2014.08.01. 2014.08.03. Katowice, Poland The Jesus and Mary Chain, Neutral Milk Hotel, Notwist, Deafheaven, Belle & Sebastian
Brutal Assault 2014.08.06. 2014.08.09. Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic Slayer, Children Of Bodom, Bring Me The Horizon, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, God Is An Astronaut, Soilwork, Converge, August Burns Red, Architects, My Dying Bride, Combichrist, Satyricon, Sodom, Down
Sziget 2014.08.11. 2014.08.18. Budapest, Hungary Placebo, Blink182, Queens of the Stone Age, The Kooks, The Prodigy, A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Bonobo, Lily Allen, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Klaxons, Manic Street Prechers, La Roux, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anti-Flag, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bastille, Ska P
Kubana 2014.08.14. 2014.08.19. Russia A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, The Hives, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Babyshambles, Millencolin, Zebrahead, Matisyahu, Bastille, Noize MC, Dead by April, MADNESS, Airbourne, Knife Party, The Qemists
b.my.lake 2014.08.18. 2014.08.21. Balatonvilágos, Hungary GUI BORATTO, ELLEN ALLIEN, SCUBA, KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE, AGORIA, STEPHAN BODZIN, GREGOR TRESHER
Tauron festiwal nowa muzyka 2014.08.21. 2014.08.24. Katowice, Poland GONJASUFI, TERRANOVA, MOUSE ON MARS, JACKSON & HIS COMPUTERBAND, KELELA
Dimensions festival 2014.08.27. 2014.08.31. Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia Warpaint, Jon Hopkins, Onra, Roy Ayers, Calibre, Moodymann
Outlook festival 2014.09.03. 2014.09.07. Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia Busta Rhymes, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Barrington Levy, Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Premier

 

About the author

János Gömöri

János lives in Budapest. He is interested in music, history, coding and linguistics.

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