Festival or holiday? Why not combine both! After all, most events take place near great cities and in such stunning surroundings that it's worth hanging on for a few more days. The Allude team has summarized some favorites in this guide:
WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW? The Sonar Festival has been a magnet for experimental sounds and electro artists since 1994. The Barcelona exhibition center serves as a stage and in the evening the entire city beach is transformed into a beach party. No wonder that this vida loca also attracts over 100,000 people for its 25th anniversary.
PERFECT FOR anyone who wants to dance three days and nights through.
HEADLINERS: The crème de la crème of the DJs of the moment like Modeselektor from Berlin and producers like LCD Soundsystem from New York, who combine disco with punk - and the virtual band Gorillaz.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? In the middle of Barcelona, the question arises: What can't I do there? So definitely stay longer, after all the Catalan capital is bursting with lifestyle highlights such as the concept store by interior designer Jaime Beriestain. Perfect for stylish souvenirs.
RESTAURANT: Raw preparation, vegan food and ecological ingredients are among the major food trends of recent years - and the " Petit Bread " combines all three in light-flooded rooms. Plus: The cold-pressed juices are the ideal detox course after a three-day festival.
HOTEL: The central " Soho House ", located in a building from the 18th century, is actually only accessible to members, but whoever spends the night there automatically becomes a "member": This brings enormous advantages for regeneration: indoor pool, yoga studio and that Excellent "Barcelona Signature Treatment."
WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW? When a couple of Danish students, together with a Copenhagen music agent, founded the Rosikilde Festival near Copenhagen in 1971, they had no idea that it would develop into one of the biggest music events in Europe. The Stones have performed here, as have Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The special feature: the festival is still organized exclusively by volunteers working on a voluntary basis and all proceeds are donated.
PERFECT FOR do-gooders and hit fans.
HEADLINERS: To make it short – all the big names in the industry. Eminem, Bruno Mars, David Bryne, Interpol, Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails play across seven stages organized by genre.
DATES: 30.6 – 7.7 2018
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? Roskilde is a lovely little town, but Copenhagen is less than 30 kilometers away. just sayin' . For street styles or Scandinavian interior inspiration, this city remains unsurpassed. Fine living finds can be discovered, for example, in the Hay House or at DANSK Made for Rooms .
HOTEL: The Hotel Sanders bar is named after the stage curtain of the Royal Theater thanks to its owner. Alexander Kopin was the first dancer of the local ballet company for a long time. He is also successful in his second career, because his hotel is considered the new hot spot in Copenhagen: no wonder, as elegant, cozy and stylish as it is there.
RESTAURANT: You are fascinated by the experimental Scandinavian cuisine, but have you already been to Noma? Then off to the Geranium ! The constantly changing menu includes bites on pine needles or sheep's butter and promises nothing less than "a tour of the universe".