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The best destinations for a festival this year (2015)

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Compiled by Jack Foley

AS the cool weather begins to wear off, we’re all looking forward to getting our Wellington boots on and heading outdoors for a summer of exciting festivals.

But there’s more to the festival scene than just what’s on our doorstep: whilst London has some fantastic events coming up this summer, there are a number of exciting festivals set to take place all around the globe this year.

If you’re looking for something different, check out these highly-anticipated events.


Returning once again to the capital this year is the ever more popular Wireless Festival, which kicks off on July 3, at Finsbury Park. Fans flocked in their droves last year to see Super Bowl star Bruno Mars headlining, but this time around, we have Drake taking to the main stage, along with DJing superstar David Guetta and Nicki Minaj. With a great choice of food, fun and stages, this is one of London’s most exciting festivals for mainstream music.

Atlantic City

While no musical acts have been confirmed just yet, fans of gambling should keep their eyes peeled for the latest developments in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Representatives at Borgata Casino have confirmed that they will be opening a new outdoor concert venue within the region this summer. Visitors who have too little time to visit the region’s casinos can still enjoy the benefits of Spin Palace to get their gambling kicks, but with a multi-million dollar investment, this could just be the perfect alternative festival zone.


This summer, the vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona welcomes the Vida Festival from July 2 to 5. This festival will bring about something of a relaxed feel to the Spanish city, providing the best talent of local singers and songwriters, as well as myriad arts and films. The beautiful beachfront setting is perfect for those who are looking to top up their tans, with plenty of fun to be had in La Masia D’en Cabanyes and La Darauda Beach Club.


Head over to Iceland this year for something completely different – the Summer Solstice Festival takes place between June 19 and 21, and allows visitors to celebrate three days of complete sunlight whilst listening to a variety of different music genres. Performances come in the form of The Wailers and Route 94, giving party-goers the chance to enjoy the best of Iceland’s weather in a relaxed atmosphere.