6 Festivals You Should Try So That Summer 2016 Never, Ever Ends
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September might already be here, but don’t let that make you think that summer is over. With LISB-ON, Bestival and more to come over the next few weeks, there are plenty of brilliant music festivals you could still try out with your friends. Or someone you met over Tinder. Or Instagram. (How do people make friends these days again?)
Instead of forcing you to use Google yourself, we’ve put six of the best festivals happening across September into this handy, no-nonsense list. How many of them will you tick off? Nobody knows. (You know.)
Who’s Playing: Jungle, Dixon, Tale Of Us
When: September 9 - 11
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
More info: Taking place in the centre of Portugal’s capital, LISB-ON is showcasing some of the best up-and-coming dance talent on offer. From the Mercury-nominated Jungle (responsible for hits ‘Busy Earnin’ and ‘The Heat’), to DJs like Dixon and Tale Of Us, it’s going to be a special weekend. After the music in Lisbon’s gorgeous Eduardo VII's Park finishes, the party will carry on into the city centre across a range of bars, clubs and casinos. (Providing you’re old enough to go to a nightclub or a casino, of course. If you’re under 18, word on the street is that the sea is quite good this time of year.) For more info, check out LISB-ON’s official website here.
A luxurious hotel, The Oitavos, is offering the complete LISB-ON experience. Starting from €410, you can bag yourself a 2 nights stay in the ultra-modern complex with breakfast, transfers and 2x one day festival tickets included.
If you’d like to spend your weekend in one of Portugal’s best hotels (sitting on the beautiful Lisbon coast, near the friendly fishing village of Cascais), then check out the Oitavos Hotel’s website here for more information. This is a chance to turn your weekend into a city-break/beach holiday/music festival extravaganza all at once. Plus, with its sleek, futuristic glass panels, the building looks a little bit like a spaceship, so it's a win-win.
Who’s Playing: The Cure, Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa.
When: September 8 - 11
Where: Isle of Wight, UK
More info: Unfortunately, Lionel Richie's head will not feature this year. We can't confirm whether there will be a monument to Diplo on the island, but don't rule anything out. For all the latest on one of the UK's best festivals, check their official website over here.
Liverpool Psych Fest
Who’s Playing: Super Furry Animals, The Horrors, Ultimate Painting.
When: 23 – 24 September
Where: Liverpool, UK
More info: Liverpool transforms into Europe’s psychedelic homeland for one weekend, featuring some of the UK’s very best new psych-bands. Need more convincing? Super Furry Animals are playing. There you go. Decision made. Find out more on their official website here.
Who’s Playing: Young Thug, Twin Peaks, Vince Staples
When: 8 – 10 September
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina, US
More info: You’d be hard pressed to find a cooler line-up anywhere this September. With the likes of Beach House (who, with Depression Cherry, released one of 2015’s best albums) and Anderson .Paak (the king of 2016 himself) also blessing the line-up, Hopscotch is something you can’t really miss. Unless you’ve already made plans with your Nan or something. For more info, check their official website here.
Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
Who’s Playing: The 1975, Years & Years, Radiohead.
When: September 10 -11
Where: Berlin, Germany.
More info: Featuring future Reading and Leeds headliners The 1975 (it’s going to happen), the brilliant Olly Alexander-fronted Years & Years and daring up-and-comers Radiohead (the world’s biggest Trumpton fans) AND MORE, Lollapalooza Berlin boasts one of September’s best festival line-ups. Go. GO. Find out more about Lollapalooza Berlin here.
Who’s Playing: Dixon, B. Traits, Dusky
When: 16 – 18 September
Where: Marrakech, Morocco
More info: Taking place against the backdrop of the stunning Atlas mountains, Oasis festival is not only putting on some of the best dance acts going, but it’s also hosting yoga sessions, providing a tonne of tasty Moroccan grub and has its own hookah lounge. Which is nice. Find out more here.
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