Top 5 Music Festivals for the Ultimate Stag or Hen Do

Top 5 Music Festivals for the Ultimate Stag or Hen Do

Introducing our all-new Group Bookings service, Megan from the Festicket team looks at some of Europe's best stag and hen party destinations. Whether you're a best man or maid of honour, or just that one friend who's willing to organise the whole group's festival trip – fill out our quick form here, and we'll have you on your way in no time.


Headliners: Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Jamie Jones, Sven Väth

Gather your group for the hottest dance festival in London. In the heart of East London, We Are FSTVL is ideal for stags and hens looking to celebrate in style, with a huge soundtrack and plenty more to do beside the music. With a number of accommodation options for you to crash at after each day, as well as Eurostar packages and return coach travel from several UK destinations, it's super simple for everyone to meet up and get the party started.

Where & when: 28-29 May 2016, Upminster, UK

Isle of Wight Festival

Headliners: Queen + Adam Lambert, Faithless, The Who, Stereophonics

Whether you want to bring your own tent, stay in a luxury tipi or hang out in a holiday cottage - you are spoilt for choice at Isle Of Wight Festival. Even better, the diverse lineup covers pretty much every genre you can think of, so the little brothers and sisters in the group (plus the mothers or fathers-in-law to be) should all be happy. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Where & when: 9-12 June 2016, Isle of Wight, UK

Ultra Europe

Headliners: Afrojack, deadmau5, Carl Cox, Alesso

Many brides and grooms-to-be have one request for their last weekend of freedom: escape the dreary weather of home, and soak up some sunshine. Boasting blue skies and beautiful beaches galore, Croatia is the perfect pick – not least with the lure of Ultra Europe. Originating in Miami and led by some of the biggest names in EDM and house, it’s party central. And with an assortment of accommodation from hostels to apartments and even a week on a yacht, Ultra will make your stag or hen weekend unforgettable.

Where & when: 15-17 July 2016, Split, Croatia

Sziget Festival

Headline: Muse, David Guetta, Bring Me The Horizon, Rihanna

Budapest is the ultimate destination for stag and hen weekends. If camping is not your scene, you can stay right in the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional architecture, ruin bars and famous thermal baths. From there it's a short hop over to nearby Óbudai Island to take your partying to the next level at one of the world’s most iconic music festivals. As well as a seriously eclectic lineup (Rihanna and Muse headline this year), Sziget also has a prominent world music offering, along with arts displays and craft workshops.

Where & when: 10-17 August 2016, Budapest, Hungary


Headliners: The Cure, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Skepta

The festival season comes to a close with Bestival. A great option for those looking to travel outside of peak dates. Building the whole weekend around a brand new fancy dress theme every year, Bestival is the perfect excuse to dress up the stag or hen! The big idea for this year: The Future.

Where & when: 8-11 September 2016, Isle of Wight, UK

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