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It’s all about experience! 2012 Best Music Festivals.

May 3, 2012

Not sure where to go this summer? Love to party when in holiday? We found the best music party festivals in 2012.

Here it goes:

1. Free Your Mind Festival 2012 at Stadsblokken

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The event is based on the classic Dutch summer festival formula, meaning tons of space, tons of tents, tons of people and, of course, tons of music.  Sounds like fun.

2. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

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America’s largest dance music festival. 300,000 fans. World Top Artists. Seven stages. Hundreds of performers. 3 nights. Dusk till Down.

It’s all about the experience.

3. Lovebox

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Held annually on London’s oldest public park bordering Bethnal Green, Hackney, and Bow, London’s most creative and socially dynamic quarters, Lovebox as a festival, urban event or “happening” is without comparison.

4. Hideout Festival 2012 at Zrce Beach

Hideout Festival Croatia combines the stamina of a beach holiday with the intense euphoria of the most turbo charged electronic festival.

5. Awakenings Festival, Netherlands

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The one-day summer event is taking place at Spaarnwoude, a sprawling outdoor area about 20 kilometers outside of Amsterdam. Includes nine stages with two open-air dance floors. This festival runs the gamut of big room club sounds.

6. Sonar Festival, Barcelona

Described officially as a festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art. Music is by far the main aspect of the festival. The festival runs for three days and nights, usually starting on a Thursday in the third week of June.  Annually there are around 80,000 visitors to the festival.

‘Three days and three nights in touch with the most up-to-date developments and featuring the most relevant national and international artists.’

7. The Sziget Festival, Hungary

The Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August on the Northern Budapest Óbudai-sziget (“Old Buda Island”), a leafy island of 108 hectares (266 acres) on the Danube. Sziget stands for Island. Currently it holds more than 1000 performances each year. In 2011, Sziget was ranked one of the 5 best festivals in Europe by The Independent and one of the 10 best by the European Festival Awards.

8. Hurricane Festival, Germany

The Hurricane Festival, also just Hurricane, is a music festival that takes place in Scheeßel near Bremen, Germany, usually every June. The Southside Festival, often referred to as the daughter of Hurricane, takes place on the same three days in the very south of Germany (contrary to Hurricane, which is in the north). Together they are a twin festival, since they are on the same days and usually have the same lineup with only few exceptions.

9.  Roskilde Festival

About 200 acts. 75000 people. Roskilde Festival is one of the most famous music festivals in Europe originally for hippies but today it covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Roskilde Festival has around 180 performing bands and  it lasts 4 days.

10. Exit, Serbia

Exit (also known as State of Exit) is an annual summer music festival in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia. UK Festival Awards 2007, together with Yourope, the Association of the 40 largest festivals in Europe, awarded Exit the “Best European Festival” award. Public from all over the world voted for about a month, and among 10 festivals, Exit won this award that was awarded for the first time in the category of the Best European Festival.

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