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Save vs. Splurge: 8 Ideas for Your Next Festival

Save vs. Splurge: 8 Ideas for Your Next Festival


Planning your next festival? Here are eight great festival ideas for those looking to party on a shoestring or splash out on luxury.


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Nova Batida

Headliners: Mount Kimbie, Maribou State, Little Dragon, Gilles Peterson

Lisbon's postcard-perfect cobbled alleys, cute squares, ancient ruins and incredible views are worth a trip in itself. A weekend in the company of Mount Kimbie, Maribou State, Little Dragon and Gilles Peterson are too. Combine them both and you've got one heck of a weekend away.

Ticket and accommodation for two nights in a hostel will cost you around £145, which is no bad going for one of Europe's most picturesque cities. 

We're also running a 10% discount on accommodation, meaning you can save even more on your trip.

When & where: 14-15 September 2018, Lisbon

Festicket Guide / Book Nova Batida 2018


Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Headliners: Bon Iver, Mac DeMarco, Fever Ray, CHVRCHES

Paris doesn't have to be expensive if you play it right. If you're not fussed about your accommodation (come on, you wont be spending much time in it anyway), then you can save a hefty chunk to spend on enjoying yourself out and about.

Pair a trip to the City of Love with a visit to Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, and you can do so for just £156*, including a ticket to the festival and three night's accommodation. 

*Based on a booking of two people.

When & where: 1-3 November 2018, Paris

Festicket Guide / Book Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2018


Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

Headliners: Famous Dex, Madlib, Wiley, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

A last minute trip over to Amsterdam is never a bad thing. And fans of hip-hop, R&B, grime and bass music will surely have heard of Appelsap. If you haven't, you definitely should have.

It's becoming the tour de force of the urban music scene, and with tickets and two-night accommodation bundles available for just over £100, you can't really say no.

When & where: 11 August 2018, Amsterdam

Festicket Guide / Book Appelsap Fresh Music Festival


Awakenings & Time Warp Connect

Headliners: Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin

Two of the world's techno powerhouses join forces for one of the biggest techno nights of the year this October in Düsseldorf.

Tickets are £60, but when you see the lineup you'll soon realise that's a bargain. I'm sure they'll be many of you who'll make your journey home straight after, however, those wishing to get some well earned kip, beds at the A&O Düsseldorf Hauptbahnof hostel start at just £23, meaning you can go all-in for less than £100. 

When & where: 13 October 2018, Düsseldorf

Festicket Guide / Book Awakenings & Time Warp present Connect 2018


Splurge

Sonus

Headliners: Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Loco Dice

Croatia's techno haven, Sonus brings the best of the genre to Zrće Beach's best clubs, including Papaya, Aquarius and Kalypso for five days. Throw in its boat parties on the beautiful Adriatic, and you've got one hell of a week.

General Admission tickets start at £162.30 (VIP upgrades are available), and if you're keen to go all out, there are five boat parties to choose from (one a day). 

Accommodation wise, the Kristal Paris offers apartments for up to six people with stunning sea views, an outdoor pool and private jacuzzi, making for the ultimate Sonus experience. 

When & where: 19-23 August 2018, Novalja

Festicket Guide / Book Sonus Festival 2018


Oasis

Headliners: Carl Cox, The Black Madonna, Rødhåd, Avalon Emerson

Combine a Moroccan retreat with an electronic music festival and you have Oasis Festival. Held at the luxurious Fellah Hotel against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, Oasis is about as luxurious as you can get for a music festival.

And while you're not partying to the likes of Carl Cox, The Black Madonna and Rødhåd, you have the magical city of Marrakech on your doorstep. Why not discover its hidden gems and souks, go on a food tasting tour, or head off on a trek into the Atlas Mountains?

And if you're feeling extra fancy, check out the Kenzi Menara Palace – A five star hotel located in a 10-acre park.

When & where: 14-16 September 2018, Marrakech

Festicket Guide / Book Oasis Festival 2018


DGTL Tel Aviv

Headliners: Motor City Drum Ensemble, Peggy Gou, Tale of Us, Maceo Plex

Tel Aviv is regarded as one of the middle east's most vibrant and expressive cities; the ideal setting for DGTL's venture into the region. Famed for its strip of fine beaches, Tel Aviv is also home to Unesco-listed Bauhaus buildings, fascinating Arab heritage and scores of art galleries, museums, bistros, restaurants and clubs. 

Throw in a forward-thinking music festival like DGTL and this is your chance to take the festival experience to a whole new level.

When & where: 29 September, Tel Aviv

Festicket Guide / Book DGTL Tel Aviv 2018


Sziget

Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons

Seven days of every genre imaginable on a river island in Budapest sounds pretty darn lush, right? Let me introduce you to Sziget Festival. Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and more will all touch down on Óbuda Island over the course of the week, just a small part of Sziget's 1,000 performances. No wonder it's been called The Burning Man of Europe. 

And in case you've forgotten, you're in Budapest. One of Europe's most bustling cities, filled with incredible cultural heritage, wonderful food and hot springs (the perfect hangover cure).

When & where: 8-15 August 2018, Budapest

Festicket Guide / Book Sziget Festival 2018


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