Gutted you missed Glastonbury? Miserable you missed that mud bath? Turns out you can have a similar experience abroad this summer – this only difference is that it won’t cost you as much (Glastonbury costs £233 including booking fee) and the sun might actually come out. The chances of drowning in a puddle will be greatly minimised.
Yes, this is the news that the website voucherbox.com has looked at various European festivals held over the next few months and found that you see can see many of the recent Glastonbury headliners for far fewer quids. Considering the pound’s probably going to be worth half a button and one small marble after Brexit, that’s not bad.
Here’s a breakdown of the killer Eurofestivals offering you a glastonbudget:
Held in a nature reserve near Belfort, north-eastern France, this is one of the largest festivals in France (capacity: 102,000) and has been going since 1989.
Beck, Disclosure, ZZ Top, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tame Impala, Foals, M83, Mac Demarco, Kurt Vile, Section Boyz, Blossoms.
The price: £187.82
This 120,000-plus three-day festival takes place in Paris, so you know it’s chic.
Crossover line-up: The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Bring Me The Horizon, Two Door Cinema Club, Editors, Chvrches, Dua Lipa, Little Simz.
The price: £188.89
AKA Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, AKA Spain’s Brits-abroad favourite Benicàssi, attended by over 50,000 punters, many of them your lobster-red countrymen and women.
Crossover line-up: Muse, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Skepta Disclosure, Hinds, Jess Glynne, The 1975, Little Simz, Mac Demarco, Rat Boy,
The price: £231.86
Feeling tempted? A cheap Eurofest is arguably the smart festival-goers’ solution to expensive UK counterparts – the drinks are often cheaper abroad too – but that may be under threat thanks to Brexit, as costs could rise for musicians touring within Europe. Basically, what we’re saying is – get out there while the going is good.