What makes music festivals so great is that they are an experience.
Sure, seeing your favourite acts play in front of ecstatic fans is amazing, but what really sticks in your head months after you get back home are the little things you and your friends did in between sets or on the way back to the hotel or whenever.
There's no better time to go through this experience than while you're a student, so we decided to put together a promo on what we consider the best student festivals in Europe.
We created special student packages for every festival on our Best Student Festivals in Europe list. And because we know money doesn't grow on textbooks, use the promocode STUDENT10 to get an extra 10% off your bookings of groups of six or more.
The promo runs from Friday 28 April through the end of Tuesday 2 May, so finish your arguments with your friends about which festival is best soon.
FIB: Festival Internacional de Benicassim
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, deadmau5
Finally those all-nighters you regularly pull finishing essays are going to pay off. Your transition into a nocturnal animal will come in handy here at one of Europe's most renowned festivals, which features sets that run well into the next morning. The festival opens daily in the late afternoon too, giving you and your friends plenty of time to recover at the beach on Spain's beautiful Costa del Azahar.
When & Where: 13-16 July 2017, Castellón, Spain
Headliners: Major Lazer Soundsystem, Marco Carola, Stormzy
Can't get everyone to agree on whether location or lineup is more important? No need to choose. Hideout is the perfect blend of summer getaway and top tier lineup. Featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music and one of the most scenic sites on the European festival scene, Hideout continues to stake its claim as a must-see festival.
When & Where: 26 June - 1 July, Novalja, Croatia
Headliners: The Weeknd, Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers
When you think of legendary music festivals, which come to mind? If Lollapalooza doesn't, you're doing something wrong. This institutional festival started in 1991 and pretty much wrote the book on what a modern music festival is. That is, it's a massive and eclectic musical showcase with an inclusive atmosphere and a socially conscious agenda. Oh, and its also a rager of a party.
When & Where: 22-23 July 2017, Paris, France
The most unique festival on the list, Oktoberfest is also the oldest. Dating back to 1810, the world's most famous beer festival is all about quality. Quality beer, food, music, friends and times. The festival welcomes millions of people a year and offers beer tents ranging in capacity from less than 100 to over 8000. This is pretty much the grownup version of Disneyland.
When & Where: 16 September - 3 October 2017, Munich, Germany
Headliners: Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest, The 1975
If lineup is paramount to your crew, Parklife is the way to go. Manchester's premier festival is absolutely stacked this year from top to bottom, culminating in headlining sets from perhaps the most influential artist around these days Frank Ocean, the recently reunited A Tribe Called Quest, and everyone's favourite dance-rock outfit The 1975.
When & Where: 10-11 June 2017, Manchester, UK
Wacken Open Air
Headliners: Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth
The biggest and most historic metal festival in Europe, Wacken Open Air is a crash course in head banging and mosh pits. Started in 1990 as a smalltime, local festival, W:O:A now features 150 bands across eight stages in front of over 75,000 fans. Wacken itself is a small town, annually turned into a metal paradise where distortion rules all and the party never stops.
When & Where: 3-5 August 2017, Wacken, Germany
Zrce Spring Break Europe
Headliners: Brennan Heart, R3HAB, TBA
Zrce Spring Break is a choose-your-own-adventure party. Spread across Zcre Beach's infamous club scene, pools and boats, the festival allows you to roam from place to place and decide what looks best. With crystal clear water, smooth sands and epic parties, the beach is a European focal point for letting go of your inhibitions and giving in to beat.
When & Where: 2-5 June 2017, Novalja, Croatia
Student Promo Terms & Conditions
1. The Student Promo will run from Friday 28 April 2017 00:00 (BST) until Tuesday 2 May 23:59 (BST), specific packages.
2. To redeem each discount, you must use the discount code STUDENT10 when purchasing.
3. Discounts are subject to availability.
4. Festicket reserves the right to terminate these offers at any time.
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