What Brexit?? European Indie Festivals for 2018!

Indie | Tuesday 16th January 2018 | Itziar

The time for freezing is up, and we are almost ready for the summer. Before 2019 arrives with all the Brexit sh***, let’s all check which could be the greatest festivals to enjoy this summer and grab some European fun. 



Fuel Fandango, Madcool, 2017


Fuel Fandango at Madcool, 2017


Madcool @ Madrid / Spain

If you haven’t visited Madrid yet, you are in luck, find cheap flights to the capital of Spain and get amazingly stuffed with tapas along with your cañas (half pints) and get ready to rock and roll the night with an army of musicians that form the line up of Madcool.

Some of the acts that stick out here are: Pearl Jam, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Queen of The Stone Age, Rage’N’Bone Man, Future Islands, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Franz Ferdinand or Snow Patrol.

Dates? From Thursday 12th, 13th and 14th of July. You will have Sunday to spare time in the city, probably a bit hang over, though!

Look out now for the general tickets before it’s too late! 



NOS Alive @ Lisbon / Portugal

Sadly you will not be able to pilgrimage from Madcool to NOS Alive, as these two festivals take place at the same time. Check the lineups and choose which location you prefer; this one has the beaches… And actually, the line up is pretty similar to the Madcool selection! 

Line up: Pearl Jam, Queens of The Stone Age, Wolf Alice, The Kooks, Friendly Fires, The National, Franz Ferdinand, Rage’N’Bone Man, Future Islands.

Dates: Thursday 12th, 13th and 14th of July. You get the whole of the Sunday to detox at the beach!




BBK Bilbao @ Bilbao / Spain

Big acts as always, BBK will never disappoint!

Line up: Alt J, Noel Gallagher, The XX, The Chemical Brothers, Gorillaz, Fischerspooner…

When? 12th, 13th and 14th of July, OF COURSE!




Lucca Summer Festival @ Lucca / Italy

Hot is the summer and cold will be the ice cream you may enjoy while holding an Aperol Spritz at Italy. Head to this particular one-day festival and listen to Gorillaz, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

The date is 12th of July

Link to tickets 



Flow Festival @ Helsinki / Finland

Even though the line up still needs to be confirmed, we can promise this festival will blow your mind with a blend of styles like indie, rock, jazz, hip-hop and electronic music. Book the flights and tickets before its too late to have this particular blast!.

Dates are from the 10th to the 12th of August.




British Summer Time @ London / UK

However, if you think you would rather stay chill in London rather than anything else, book your tickets to this legendary weekend. 

The line up for this upcoming festival: Roger Waters, The Cure, Eric Clapton, Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars at the moment with more to be confirmed. 

Dates: 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th and 14th of July. 

Link tickets:


See you around there, then?