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Eurail’s Summer Music Festival Guide the Best Festivals to Experience by Rail

May 20, 2019 Rail No Comments Email Email

As music lovers around the world prepare to descend on Europe for the almighty summer festival season, Eurail, the flexible rail pass that simplifies rail travel throughout 28 European countries, has shortlisted some of the best music festivals you can easily reach by riding the rails and see numerous countries and regions as you go.

Travelling by train using the Eurail Global Pass not only allows revellers to check out once-in-a-lifetime performances by the world’s hottest artists, but offers the perfect opportunity to criss-cross the continent and enjoy all that Europe has to offer.

Primavera Sound – 31 May – 1 June (Barcelona, Spain)
Situated on the seafront and also amongst the urban and intergrated part of the city, Primavera Sound is located in Parce del Forum, in Spain’s capital, Barcelona. Fusing European culture with world-class acts, Primavera Sound is a ‘bucket list’ festival for all music lovers. This year’s headliners include: Tame Impala, FKA Twings, Miley Cyrus, Solange, and Maribou State, amongst others.
How to get there: Located on the northern boarder of Barcelona, hop onto a train to Maresme el Forum from the airportwhich will take you just a few minutes away from the venue. The Pass will allow you to travel to numerous regions in Spain including Valenica and Madrid, talking in the beaurtiful Spanish landscapes as you do so.

Meadow in Mountains – 6-9 June (Bulgaria)

Meadow in the Moutains brings diverse music to the beautiful Rhodope Mountains. Not only focused on music, but also on community, connection and wellness, this festival offers an exeprince like no-other. Headliners include Andrew James Gustav, Anna Wall, Aporia and Benjamin Joseph.

How to get thereTravel from Barcelona through to France and Italy via train, hopping on and off as you please ticking off the beautiful countryside and coastal towns. A a quick flight from Italy to Bulagria will then get you to the festival.

Isle of White Festival – 13-16 June (UK)
This British music festival annually takes place in Newort on the Isle of White and is arguely the UK’s largest music festival. This year music lovers will be able to catch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyron, amongst other global headliners.
How to get there: Fly into London Heathrow and catch the train directly into London Paddington where you can take atrain journey to England’s surf capital, Newquay. Spend two days enjoying the Cornish seaside culture before taking a train route to Southampton, where you can catch a ferry to the Isle of White.

Glastonbury Festival – 26-30 June (Somerset, UK)
England’s most iconic festival is known for it’s contemparty preforming arts, including: music, dance, comedy and theatre. Glastonbury sees some of the global biggest names embrace wellington boots during the five-day festival. This year’s headliners include: The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy and Janet Jackson.

How to get there: Why not make the most of the Eurail Global Pass before heading to Glastonbury and travel from London Kingscross Station by Eurostar to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam for a day of two, before returning to London and taking a train directly to Castle Cary in Somerset, where Glastonbury is held.

Roskilde Festival – 30 June – 7 July (Copenhagen)

This Scandinavian rock festival which began in the 70s and now hosts a range of musical styles, art installations, theater acts, and a nudie run, Roskilde embodies the European festival spirit. This year’s festival is headlined by Christine and the Queens, Skepta and Tears for Fears.

How to get there: Take a short 1h50m flight from London to Copenhagen, where you’ll be able to jump-on a short 25minute train directly to Roskilde Station. After the festival why not spend time exploring Denmark. Travel across Demark through to Sweden to make the most of the trip, ticking off further countries as you do so.

Eurail train passes are synonymous with borderless rail experience throughout Europe, providing multi-destination train travel across the continent. Over 1.7 million Australian’s travel to Europe each year, with over 40,000 using Eurail as a one-pass access to over 10,000 destinations

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