It’s July which means that many people are packing their suitcases for a holiday abroad. Grab a pen and note the ‘Black Saturdays’ in your agenda, because it’s gonna be crowdy; not only on the roads to the South, but also at Schiphol Airport. But what are we all going to do this summer? Sunbathing at the Rivièra? Cycling in the mountains? Or maybe on a festival trip abroad? The ‘Festival Holiday’ is popular, and we can imagine why. Let’s dance the summer nights away!

Festival holidays are hot topic. Music and dance lovers travel to events close by as Down the Rabbit Hole, Pinkpop and Concert at Sea to spend a few days sun bathing and listening to music. But more festival lovers decide to discover the music and dance festivals abroad. Why  not combining the best of both worlds? Holiday + festival = fun. Our ‘insiders’ tips? Voila..


You may not expect such a festival on the quiet countryside of the Alentejo region in Portugal. However each year the greatest DJ’s travel to the region to perform at the Waking Life Festival.

Savoie Mont Blanc

From the 12th until the 15thof July, Aix-les-Bains in the French region Savoie Mont Blanc is going crazy during the Musilac Festival. With 4 festival days, over 50 performances, 3 stages and 1 beautiful lake, a memorable party is guaranteed. Festival and holiday life near Lac du Bourget.


Not only fans of dance music are offered a festival holiday experience. In August, Innsbruck will host the Festival of Early Music with ochestras performing compositions from the 13th until the 18th century.


Which festival will be yours?