Paradise City 2018, Belgium – 29th June – 1st July (Eurostar from £58 Return)
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Spread over three days and set against the stunning backdrop of Castle Ribaucourt, the fourth edition of Paradise City brings a mixture of the finest selectors and live acts the electronic scene has to offer. Call Super & Objekt, Jayda G, Kink, to name just a few, will deliver incredible music against breathtaking views and a special energy unique to Paradise City.
Before heading to festival, take the time to discover some of Brussels’ awe-inspiring examples of architecture, including the beautiful 15th century Grand Place, the gothic Notre Dame Du Sablon and the Atomium sculpture in Heysel Park. The round trip on the Eurostar from London to Brussels is only £58, leaving no reason to miss Paradise City and the opportunity to see one of Europe’s most visually impressive cities.
Mystic Garden, Amsterdam – 16th June (Flights from £65 Return)
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The intimate and friendly Mystic Garden Festival experience is like no other, a wondrous world that makes you leave your ordinary life behind for one very special day. Situated in the Amsterdam Sloterpark, Mystic Garden offers some of house and techno’s finest names including Benny Rodrigues, Darius Syrossian, Jonas Kopp, Gaiser live.
Between the flights and festival, you can delve into the rich history of Amsterdam and experience the city’s best museums and cafés, sample some traditional Dutch street food such as raw herring, or explore Amsterdam’s extensive canal belt. For just £65 return flights, celebrating the very best in modern techno at Mystic Garden Festival, while discovering the city of Amsterdam is the perfect way to spend this summer weekend.
Free Your Mind, Arnhem – 2nd June (Flights from £76 Return)
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As one of the first and now most established underground dance festivals in The Netherlands, Free Your Mind celebrates the its fifteenth-year with the likes of Eats Everything, John Digweed Len Faki and many more playing in outdoor woods surrounded by the beautiful and peaceful Rijn River.
Located on the east coast of the Netherlands, Arnhem offers a wide range of things to do between the flights and festival. Visit one of the city’s many intriguing museums, take a break in one the tranquil national parks, or learn about the plethora of animals on display in Burger’s Zoo. For only £78 return flights, travelling to Arnhem, taking in the sites and partying at Free Your Mind is a no brainer.
Uva Festival, Málaga – 8th – 10th June (Flights from £80 Return)
A three-day celebration of eclectic music and visual arts, Uva Festival takes place in the Spanish city of Descalzos Viejos. The venue is a 15th century monastery opposite Ronda’s iconic cliffs which has been converted into a stunning winery and vineyard. Uva Festival offers not only a unique and exciting location, but also a stellar line up featuring the likes of Antal, Baris K and San Proper.
With the festival being a bus journey from the Málaga, you may have some time to enjoy the some of the coastal city’s excellent seafood before taking in the scenery while hiking the River Chillar or discover Picasso’s finest work in the Picasso Museum. With an £80 return flight taking you to Málaga and public transport able to take you the rest of the way, Uva Festival is not to be missed.
Caprices Festival, Switzerland – 12th – 15th April (Flights from £67 Return)
Set on the beautiful plateau of Crans-Montana in Southern Switzerland, the award-winning Caprices Festival offers three days and three nights of non-stop music and stunning visuals across 2 stages. Celebrating its fifteenth year, Caprices boasts a line-up of techno heavyweights including Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth and many more.
Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana is the perfect place to ski and snowboard at the Crans-Montana Snowpark or heli-skiing on the mountains untouched slopes while you’re not partying. If winter sports aren’t your thing, visit David, L’instant Chocolat to taste the artisan chocolate that Switzerland is famous for. Flying to the Switzerland for three days of non-stop partying and alpine adventure for just £67 will certainly tide you over until the summer festival season gets in full swing.