Planning to venture to far away lands this summer while getting your music festival fix in, but not sure which festivals to attend? No need to fret, Magnetic has you covered. From the glaciers of Iceland to the desert oasis of Morocco, wallet friendly (even in summer) European cities with rich history and lively culture, there’s no telling of the adventures you may find yourself on when you attend a music festival off the beaten path in an exotic location. Here’s a look at our top 5 favorite destinations this summer.
June 17-19,2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Set in the heart of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, Secret Solstice might just be the most unique music festival on earth in one of the most unlikely of places. Only at Secret Solstice can you party inside a glacier to the sounds of DJs like Jamie Jones, relax in onsite geothermal baths alongside your favorite artists, and bask in Iceland’s midnight sun for the 72 hour duration of the festival. 72 HOURS OF SUN. Yes, you read that correctly. The sun doesn’t set during the summer thanks to Iceland’s proximity to the equator. So the only question left to ask now is, party all night, or party all day?
July 7-11, 2016 in Tisno, Croatia
Taking place across 5 unique venues in a breathtaking setting off the Adriatic Coast, Electric Elephant offers the ideal combination of vacation and festival in a stunning beach setting with crystal clear waters and sprawling hills in the backdrop. The picturesque Garden Tisno site is taken over for 5 days by some of the the leading names in House, Disco and Electronica. Never expect a dull moment as artists play multiple environments including three different stages, the open air club Barbarella’s along with daily boat parties. Acts include Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Jacques Renault, Psychemagik, Steffi and Todd Terry among many others.
July 7-10, 2016 at Petrovaradin Fortress , Novi Sad, Serbia
Exit Festival originally started as a student movement protesting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans, and has now transformed into of Europe’s most beloved festivals. Taking place in a medieval fortress surrounded by lush trees with multiple stages connected by cobblestone streets, tunnels and ramparts, Exit could very well liken to a 21st century Midsummer Night's Dream come to life. The festival continues to stand by it’s social mission by providing aid to youth in the Balkans and is operated by a local non-profit organization.
August 27-28, 2016 in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Said to be the world’s longest running dance music festival, Mysterland returns to Haarlemmermeer aka “Haarlem”, Netherlands, just a short train ride away from it’s counterpart city of Amsterdam. Mysteryland prides itself on providing a cultural festival experience with live art, interactive installations, movies, theatre, street performers, raves in the forest, extensive lifestyle and culture programs. With over 346 acts of genres including techno, disco, African beats, vinyl-only, hip, and more stages than one can even remember, there truly is something mysterious for everyone to discover at Mysteryland.
September 16-18, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco
For the first time in 2015, Oasis Festival brought a specially unique festival experience to the Fellah hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco. A fusion of the finest in techno, house, disco and electronica provides a laidback atmosphere for attendees to chill poolside as they soak in the sun kissed Moroccan vibes. Once night falls, the party is on as DJ’s and live acts including Dusky and Tale Of Us take over the desert gathering under bright moonlight skies.