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fusion-festival-germany
COUNTRY:
 GERMANY
          
Festival Name:    Fusion Festival

Year Established:  1997 - present

Venue:
  Lärz airfield, North Germany
 
Genre Of Music:
   
Electronica, Hip-Hop, Experimental, Breakcore, Dance, Electro-house, Dubstep, Reggae, Trance, Bluegrass, Indie Rock, Regga-core, Psytrance, Punk Rock, Folk, Garage Rock, Ska-Punk, House, Metal, World Music  

Week Of The Festival:    Last Week of June/First week of August  

Official Website:
 
    http://fusion-festival.de/de/x/

Other:      The festival runs for four days
 
hurricane_festivalFestival Name:    Hurricane Festival

Year Established:
  1973 - present

Venue:
  Scheeßel near Bremen
     

Average Attendance:
  
Up to 70,000 people

Genre Of Music:
   
Rock                 
  
Previous Headliner's:
  
Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,
Kings Of Leon, Faith No More, 
The Strokes, The Prodigy, Massive Attack

Official Website:
 
    http://hurricane.de/

Other:  Another German music festival, the Southside Festival, is often referred to as the "daughter" of the Hurricane Festival. The Southside Festival takes place over the exact same three days (in the month of June) as the Hurricane Festival. This festival is held in the very south of Germany in a town called Tuttlingen.
                                                                                                          love parade    
Festival Name:     Love Parade


Year Established:
  1989-2003, 2006-08,
2010

Venue:
Berlin (1989-2003), Ruhr (2006-08, 2010),
     

Average Attendance:
    
Varies from 80,000
to 1.5 Million people


Genre Of Music:
  
Electronic Dance
                
Spin-Off Versions:
    The Love Parade had similar versions of the events held in various cities around the world, albeit much smaller than the German original.
These cities have included: Sydney (Australia), Vienna (Austria), Mexico City, Oslo (Norway), Rio de Janiero (Brazil), Leeds (England), Tel Aviv (Israel) and many more.
                                                
Other:  Due to a crowd crush that claimed the lives of 21 people at the 2010 event, the organisers of the Love Parade have cancelled the festival indefinitely in Germany, and any other versions of the event around the world also.

                                                                                                           mera luna festival       
Festival Name:
   
M'era Luna Festival

Year Established:
  2000 - present

Venue:
  Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt
     

Average Attendance:
  
23,000 people

Genre Of Music:
   
Alternative/Dark Music, Dance Music                 

Previous Headliner's:
  
Placebo, The Sisters of Mercy, The Prodigy
                                          
Official Website:
 
http://www.fkpscorpio.com/meraluna/default.aspx

Interesting Fact:  The venue that the festival is held at used to be a British Army airbase.

                                                                                                                            nature one festival Festival Name:        Nature One
                 
Year Established:
   1995 - present
                   

Venue:
  Pydna
     

Average Attendance:
 
60,000 people

Genre Of Music:
 
Electronic Dance Music

 
   
Week Of The Festival:
    First weekend of August  
                                                                                      

Official Website:
    
http://nature-one.de/    (German)
                                         

Other:  
On the Saturday night of the festival, there is a fireworks display as a special attraction for the festival-goers.
                                                    
                                                                                                                          the melt festival Festival Name:     Melt! Festival

Year Established:
  1997-2002, 2004 - present              
Venue:
  Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen
     

Average Attendance:
 
20,000 people

Genre Of Music:
  
"Electronic meets Rock"

Previous Headliner's:
   
Underworld, Scissor Sisters, Bjork, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Pet Shop Boys, Bloc Party, The Street, Peaches
                                                                                      

Official Website:
    
http://meltfestival.de/        (German)
                                 http://meltfestival.de/en    (English)  

                                         

Other:  The 2003 edition of the festival was cancelled due to financial reasons.
 
                                                                                                                          mayday festival Festival Name:   Mayday Music Festival
              
Year Established:
   1991 - present
                   

Venue:
  Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
     

Average Attendance:
  
 25,000 people      

Genre Of Music:
  
 Electronic Music,                                         
Previous Headliner's: 
Moby, Carl Cox, The Prodigy, Paul Van Dyk

Official Website:    
http://mayday.de/                
(German)    http://mayday.pl/    (Poland)    http://maydayrussia.ru/         (Russia)      http://mayday.hu/   (Hungary) 
                                         

Other:    
As of the year 2000, the Winter Mayday Festival started playing in cities in Poland and Russia.      

                                                                                                                          rock am ring festival Festival Name: Rock am Ring & Rock im Park            
Year Established:
    1985 - present
 
                   

Venue:
  Nürburgring (Rock am Ring)
              Nuremberg   (Rock im Park) 
     

Average Attendance:
 
150,000 people (combined attendance)
          
Genre Of Music:
  
 Aternative, Rock, Punk, Metal, Indie

This Year's Headliner's:  KISS, Rammstein, Rage Against The Machine & Muse
                                                                                 rock im park
Official Website:
   
http://rock-am-ring.com/                                   
                                http://rock-im-park.com/
                                         

Other:  
Every artist that is announced, play sets for both festivals within the three days that they each run for.

                                                                                                                                     southside festival Festival Name:     Southside Festival   
           
Year Established:
   199 - present
                   

Venue:
  Tuttlingen
     

Average Attendance:
 
40,000 people
          
Genre Of Music:
    
Alternative Rock
                                                                         
Official Website:
   
http://southside.de/    (German)
                                         

Interesting Fact: On the Thursday night leading up to the start of the Southside Festival, a devastating storm demolished the Tent Stage and large heavy poles were hurled through the air. The two main stages also suffered some damage but luckily they were able to be repaired so the festival could go ahead. However, all acts that were due to appear on the Tent stage had to be cancelled.

                                                                                                        wacken festival
Festival Name:  Wacken Open Air Festival

Year Established:     1990 - present                 

Venue:
  Wacken
     

Average Attendance:
    70,000 people
 
       
Genre Of Music:
 
Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Folk Metal,
Gothic Metal
    

This Year's Headliner's:    Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden,  Motley Crue, Slayer
                                                                           
Official Website:
    http://wacken.com/ 
 
       

Interesting Fact: The festival sold a record 70,000 tickets over 200 days in 2009.

                                                                                                         wave-gotick-treffen     
Festival Name:  Wave-Gotick-Treffen 

Year Established:  1992 - present

Venue:
  Leipzig
     

Genre Of Music:  Gothic Rock, Darkwave, Industrial, Medieval Music, Experimental, Deathrock, Punk

Average Attendance:    25,000 people        
                                                 
Official Website:
http://wave-gotick-treffen.de/    

Interesting Fact:  An initial attempt to start the festival was made in 1987. Due to a few hundred people attending and the German Democratic Republic regarding the event illegal, the official beginning of Wave-Gotick-Treffen wasn't until 1992.   
                     with-full-force
Festival Name:    With Full Force

Year Established:  1994 - present

Venue:
  Löbnitz near Leipzig
     

Genre Of Music:  Metal, Hardcore Punk     

Previous Headliner's:
   Sepultura, KoRn, Lamb Of God, Soulfly, Motorhead, 

This Year's Headliner's:
 
NOFX, Killswitch Engage, Slayer                                             
Official Website:
 
   http://withfullforce.de/

Other:     The three day festival is usually held during the last weekend of June or the first weekend of July.                         
 
COUNTRY:  GREECE                                                                                                          rockwave-festival
Festival Name:    Rockwave Festival

Year Established:  1996 - present

Venue:
  TerraVibe Park, Malakassa

Genre Of Music:
  
Alternative Rock, Metal, Pop, Dance
 
                 
Previous Headliner's:
    Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Megadeath, Pulp, Garbage, Blur, Judas Priest, Oasis, Nick Cave, Placebo, Pixies, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Guns N' Roses,The Offspring

This Year's Headliner's:
 
Black Eyed Peas, Massive Attack, Fatboy Slim
                                               
Official Website:
 
   http://rockwavefestival.gr/    (Greek)
  
COUNTRY: HUNGARY                                                                                                         balaton-sound
Festival Name:   Balaton Sound

Year Established:  2007 - present

Venue:
 West part of Zamardi, Lake Balaton
     

Average Attendance:
 
94,000 over four days

Genre Of Music:
 
Electronica, Pop, Hip-Hop, World Music, Neo Soul, New Wave                  

Previous Headliner's:
 
Basement Jaxx, The Brand New Heavies, Beastie Boys, The B52's, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Underworld, Carl Cox                                             

Official Website:
 
  http://sziget..hu/balatonsound/

Other: The four day festival usually starts on Thursday in the second week of July.
 
                                                                                                        budapest-sviget-festival
Festival Name:    Sviget Festival
 
 
Year Established:  1993 - present

Venue:
  Old Buda Island, Budapest
     

Average Attendance:
Up to 390,000 people over the seven day festival

Genre Of Music:
   
Alternative Rock, Metal, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronica

This Year's Headliner's:    Muse, Iron Maiden, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kasabian, Madness, Faithless, Bad Religion                                                               

Official Website:
 
   http://szigetfestival.com/   
(The website is available in ten different languages)


Other:     The festival currently hosts up to 1000 performances every year for the event.
        
COUNTRY:   ICELAND                                                                                                          iceland-airwaves
Festival Name:   Iceland Airwaves

Year Established:  1999 - present

Venue:
  Reyjavik
  
Genre Of Music:
Alternative Rock, Dance                    
Previous Headliner's:
  
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Kaiser Chiefs, The Bravery, Fatboy Slim, TV On The Radio, The Flaming Lips
                                                
Official Website:
 
   http://icelandairwaves.com/

Other:     The festival goes for five days (Wednesday to Sunday) and showcases the best of Icelandic and International artists.

Interesting Fact:  Rolling Stone Magazine journalist, David Fricke, has described the festival as "the hippiest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar".
COUNTRY:    ITALY                                                                                                     independent-days-festival
Festival Name:
 
Independent Days Festival
   

Year Established:  1999 - present

Venue:
  Bologna
     

Average Attendance:
 
 40-50,000 people

Genre Of Music:
 
Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Indie Rock

Previous Headliner's:   The Offspring, Blink 182, The Eels, NOFX, Sonic Youth, Bad Religion, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Sum 41, Arcade Fire   
                 
                                                
Official Website:
 
    http://indipendente.com/ita/special/

Other:    The festival took a one year hiatus in 2006.
                                                                                                          rototum-sunsplash
Festival Name:     Rototum Sunsplash

Year Established:
    1994 - present  

Venue:
    Rivellino Park, Osoppo     
     
Average Attendance:
 160,000 people over ten days

Genre Of Music:
  
Reggae                
      
Official Website:
    http://rototumsunsplash.com/  
    

Other:   The Rototum Sunsplash is one of the largest Reggae festivals in Europe.  
    

                                                                                                             festival-della-canzone-italy
Festival Name: Festival della canzone italiana

Year Established:  1951 - present

Venue:
  Teatro Ariston, Sanremo
   
 
Genre Of Music:
 
Classical, Opera, Pop, Rock, Progressive Rock, Hardcore, Hip-Hop, Jazz                                                                        
Official Website:
    http://sanremo.rai.it/    
(Italian)      

Other:    The contest has been broadcast live on Rai Uno since 1955.
The previous four years were transmitted only through radio RAI.


Interesting Fact:    The song contest is regarded as a major influence on the cretion of the Eurovision Song Contest.
                                                                                                          gods-of-metal
Festival Name:    Gods Of Metal
 
 
Year Established:     1997 - present

Venue:
 Various venues in Italy.
The 2009 edition was held in Idroscalo, Milan.  
     

Genre Of Music:
   
  Heavy Metal, Rock  

Previous Headliner's:
  Black Sabbath, Metallica, Manowar, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest, White Snake, Alice Cooper, Gins N' Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot
                                            

Official Website:
    http://godsofmetal.it/   
        (Italian)   
                               
http://godsofmetal.it/en/     (English)           

Other:       The festival takes place during the Italian Summer, usually the first of second weekend of June.     
 
 
                                                                                                         rossini-operal-festival
Festival Name:    Rossini Opera Festival
 
Year Established:    1980 - present

Venue:
    Pesaro
     
     
Genre Of Music:    Opera                    
   

Official Website:    http://rossinioperafestival.it/    (Italian)    

Interesting Fact:  The town of Pesaro is also the birthplace of popular Opera composer Gioachino Antonio Rossino. He was nicknamed "The Italian Mozart".
                                                                                                                              arezzo wave festival Festival Name:    Arezzo Wave    
            
Year Established:    1987 - present   

Venue:
    Arezzo,         

Month Of The Festival:
 
July every year
        
Genre Of Music:
   
Rock, Pop, Dance 
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:  David Byrne, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, Moby, Tricky, Ben Harper

Official Website:    http://arezzowave.com/  

                                                                                                   
Other:
 The festival last for six days and is free of charge. It was also created to be a platform for up and coming Italian rock bands.

                                                                                                                          italia-wave-festival Festival Name:   Italia Wave Love Festival
            
Year Established:   2007 - present

Venue:
    Livorno      
 
     
Genre Of Music:
    Rock, Pop, Dance
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:

Official Website:   
  http://italiawave.com/                                                        
                                                                                                   
Other:    Like the Arezzo wave Festival, entry to the festival is free. However, there is a fee charged after 9pm (around about 10 Euros per ticket).      
 

                                                                                                                          agglutination-festival Festival Name: Agglutination Metal Festival

   
Year Established:    1995 - present 

Venue:
    Sant'Arcangelo     

Month Of The Festival:
    
August  
        
Genre Of Music:
   
Heavy Metal 
                 
This Year's Headliner's:    Cannibal Corpse  

Official Website:    http://agglutination.it/   
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                          folkest festival Festival Name:      Folkest Festival
            
Year Established:    1979 - present       

Venue:
Friuli-Venzia Giulia (North Eastern Italy)                 
Genre Of Music:
    Folk, Rock, Pop
                 

Previous Featured Artist's:  Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker,
Mark Knopfler, Jethro Tull, The Byrds,
Jefferson Airplane        

Official Website:
    http://folkfest.com/                                                            
                                                                                                   
Other:    The festival is a mixture of local and International artists
. The festival was put together to help promote folk music worldwide.
                                                                                                                          umbria jazz festival Festival Name:    Umbria Jazz Festival    
            
Year Established:    1973 - festival   

Venue:
    Perujia     

Month Of The Festival:
    July     
        
Genre Of Music:
  
Jazz, Blues, Progressive Rock 
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:    Chet Atkins, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, George Benson, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, Sting, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, James Taylor, Carlos Santana      

Official Website:
    http://umbriajazz.com/                                                                                                                                                                                       
Interesting Fact:
 There is also a winter version of the festival that takes place annually in the city of Orvieto in late December and the start of January.
 
                                                                                                                          heiniken jammin festival Festival Name:  Heineken Jammin' Festival    
            
Year Established:     1998 - present  

Venue:
   Mestre, Parco San Giuliano.   

Average Attendance:
Up to 100,000 people over the three day event
      

Genre Of Music:
  
Rock, Pop, Dance, Metal   
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:   Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Oasis, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, The Cure,  Pearl Jam, The Chemical Brothers, Marilyn Manson, The Police, Linkin Park, Sex Pistols    

Official Website:     
http://www.heineken.it/main/HeinekenJamminFestival/
                                                                                                   
Interesting Fact:
  During the 2007 event, a tornado contributed to the PA system collapsing during the Le Mani set, as well as damage to festival stages & equipment. Festival organizers had no choice but to cancel the rest of the festival. 
 
 
COUNTRY:    LATVIA 
                                                                                                       positivus festival
Festival Name:
  
Positivus Festival
            
Year Established:     2007 - present  

Venue:
    Salacgrīva 

Month Of The Festival:
    Mid-July
        
Genre Of Music:
   
Pop, Rock, Dance

Previous Headliner's:  
Muse, Unkle, Moby, Sinead O'Connor, Fatboy Slim, Manic Street Preachers, Travis
                 
Average Attendance:   20,000 people

Official Website:
    http://positivusabfestival.com/                                                                             
COUNTRY:    LITHUANIA
                                                                                                      kilkim zaibu festival
Festival Name:
    Kilkim Žaibu   
            
Year Established:    1999 - present 

Venue:
    Lake Lukstas, Varniai    

Month Of The Festival:
    Mid-June
        
Genre Of Music:
  
Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Folk Music, Pagan Metal     

Official Website:
       http://kilkimzaibu.com/     (Lithuanian)
                                     http://kilkimzaibu.com/en/   (English)                                                                              
                                                                         
Other: The festival is one of the biggest of it's king in the Baltic region of Europe. 
COUNTRY:  Republic Of MACEDONIA
                                                                                                     ohrid festival
Festival Name:
       
Ohrid Festival
            
Year Established:  1994 - present

Venue:
    Ohrid

Month Of The Festival:
 Mid-August
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Folk Music
                  
Official Website:
        http://ohridfest.org.mk/                                                                                                                                                                              
Other:
 The festival over time has become popular in the Balkan region of Europe, which has led to it being broadcast in countries such as Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece.  
                                                                                                    skopje-festival
Festival Name:
   
Skopje Festival
            
Year Established:   1968 - 1980, 1994 - 2002,
2004, 2008 - present

Venue:
  Skopje

Month Of The Festival:
  February or March
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Pop, Ethnic Music, R & B, Pop-Rock, Folk Music, Schlager                                                                                                                                                
Interesting Fact:   The Macedonian National selectors use the event to select a contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest.
 
 
                                                                                                    skopje jazz festival
Festival Name:
    
Skopje Jazz Festival
            
Year Established:   1982 - present

Venue:
    Skopje

Month Of The Festival:
    Start of October
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Jazz, Experimental Music, Cuban Music, 

Official Website:
          http://skopjejazzfest.com.mk/                                                                           
COUNTRY:    NETHERLANDS
                                                                                                    lowlands-festival

Festival Name:
    
Lowlands Festival
            
Year Established:   1993, 2000 -present

Venue:
    Biddinghuizen

Average Attendance:
    55,000 people
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Alternative, pop-rock,  rock, dance, hip-hop
                 
This Year's Featured Artist's:   Blink 182, Mumford & Sons, NOFX, 30 Seconds to Mars, Massive Attack, Placebo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Snow Patrol, The Kooks, The Ting Tings,

Official Website:
  http://lowlands.nl/                                                                                                                                                                                       
Other:    The festival also has other stages dedicatedto theatre, indoor and outdoor cinema, street theatre and stand-up comedy. 
 
                                                                                                    arrow-rock-festival
Festival Name:
    
Arrow Rock Festival
            
Year Established:   2003 - 2008

Venue:
    Various locations. Goffertpark in Nijmegen was the last venue to host the festival

Month Of The Festival:
    June
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock (Mainly classic rock bands)
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:   KISS, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, INXS, Thin Lizzy, Europe, Little River Band, Kansas, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple

Official Website:    
http://arrowrockfestival.nl/                                                                                                                                                                                         
Other: Organizers for the festival had to cancel the 2009 and 2010 editions due to 
 problems with confirming bands for the final line-ups.
                                                                                                    masters-of-hardcore
Festival Name:
   
Masters of Hardcore
            
Year Established:   1995 - present

Venue:
    Zaandam

Month Of The Festival:
    March
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Indie Music, Dance
                 
Official Website:
   http://mastersofhardcore.com/                                                                                                                                                                                    
Interesting Fact:
 
                                                                                                    parkpop-festival
Festival Name:
    
Parkpop Festival
            
Year Established:   1981 - present

Venue:
    Zuiderpark, The Hague

Week Of The Festival:
The last Sunday of June
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Pop, Rock, Dance
                 
Previous Featured Artist's:   The Buzzcocks, Alpha Blondy, Elvis Costello, The Kooks, Kim Wilde, The Stranglers, Jason Mraz, Sheryl Crow. 

Official Website:
     http://parkpop.nl/    (Dutch)                                                                                                                                                                                    
Interesting Fact:
 At one time, the festival was the largest free festival in Europe. 
                                                                                                    pinkpop-festival
Festival Name:
    
Pinkpop Festival
            
Year Established:   1970 - present

Venue:
    Landgraaf 

Week Of The Festival:
The last weekend on May
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Hip-Hop
                 
Previous Featured Artist's: Alanis Morissette, Bad Religion, Basement Jaxx, Bjork, Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Isaak, Crowded House, David Gray, Deftones, Elvis Costello, Faith No More, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Garbage, Gary Moore, Happy Mondays, Iggy Pop, Incubus, Jewel, Joe Cocker, Kaiser Chiefs, Katy Perry, Korn, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Limp Bizkit, Live, Lou Reed, Madness, Marilyn Manson, Men at Work, Morrissey, Muse, N.E.R.D., Nelly Furtado, Nick Cave, Oasis, OutKast, Paul Weller, Pearl Jam, Pixies, PJ Harvey, R.E.M., Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams, Sepultura, Silverchair, Simple Minds, Smashing Pumpkins, Status Quo, System of a Down, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, The Verve, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tool, U2, Van Morrison, ZZ Top     
Average Attendance:   
60,000 each day (3 Days)

Official Website:
        http://pinkpop.nl/                                                                                                                                                                                 
Interesting Fact:
 According to the Guiness Book of World Records, it is the oldest annual festival in the world.  
                                                                                                    qlimax
Festival Name:
    
Qlimax
            
Year Established:   2000 - present

Venue:
    Gelredome, Arnhem

Week Of The Festival:
Mid to late November
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Dance, Techno, Hardhouse, Trance
                 
Official Website:
     http://qlimax.com.pl/                                                                                                                                                                                        
Other:
 The festival has had hosted various hosts  including the Beursgebouw in Eindhoven, the Silverdome in Zoetermeer & the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.  
                                                                                                    sensation-white-black
Festival Name:
    
Sensation Black & Sensation White
            
Year Established:   2000 - present

Venue:
    Amsterdam ArenA

Week Of The Festival:

Sensation Black is held on the second weekend of July.

Sensation White is held on the first Saturday of July.
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Dance, Trance, Hardcore, House, Electro
                 
Average Attendance:
  Up to 40,000 people for both events

Official Website:
        http://sensation.com/                                                                                                                                                                                 
Other:
 The Sensation White mainly focuses on trance and house music.
The Sensation Black version slowly builds up the pace, starting with hard trance, hardstyle and hardcore gabber.

Interesting Fact: Sinco 2005, other versions of the event has been hosted in other countries including Poland, Spain, Chile, Portugal, Romania, Brazil and more.
The event was hosted for the first time on New Years Eve in 2008 in
Melbourne (Australia), Dusseldorf (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain)   
COUNTRY:  NORWAY
                                                                                                           hove-festival
Festival Name:    Hove Festival

Year Established:    2007 - present

Venue:  The island ofTromøy, outside Arendal

Week Of The Festival:  The last week of June

Genre Of Music:     Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, Metal, Pop

Previous Headliner's:  The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Massive Attack, Arcade Fire, Them Crooked Vultures, Slipknot, Faith No More

Official Website:      http://hovefestivalen.com/        (English)
                                   http://hovefestivalen.no/                (Norwegian)
Other:    There is no age restriction to attend the Hove Festival. Any child Under 12 can attend for free.
                                                                                                          quart-festival
Festival Name:      Quart Festival

Year Established:    1991 - 2009

Venue:        Kristiansand

Genre Of Music:   Rock, Metal, Alternative, Dance

Previous Headliner's:    The Who, Marilyn Manson, Oasis, Sonic Youth, Slash, Tool, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, The Roots, Rage Against The Machine, Elvis Costello

Official Website:      http://quart.no/

Interesting Fact:    The festival was formerly known as "Qvadradurmusivalen". Organizers however, changed the name to the more ear-catching Quart Festival a year later.
                                            oyafestivalen
Festival Name:    Øyafestivalen

Year Established:    1999 - present

Venue:        Middelalderparken, Oslo
     
Average Attendance:    Up to 60,000 people

Genre Of Music:     Alternative, Indie Rock

Previous Featured Artist's:  Sonic Youth, Franz Ferdinand, Dinosaur Jr, Air, Babyshambles, Pavement, Iggy & The Stooges, Paul Weller, The Flaming Lips  

Official Website:      http://oyafestivalen.com/

Other:    Øyafestivalen last for four days.
                                                             notodden-blues-festival
Festival Name:    Notodden Blues Festival

Year Established:    1988 - present

Venue:       Notodden
 
Week Of The Festival:  The first week of August
     
Average Attendance:    Up to 25,000 people

Genre Of Music:     Blues, Jazz, Rock

Official Website:      http://bluesfest.no/

Other:   The festival is one of the largest of it's type in Europe and the biggest in Scandinavia.
COUNTRY:  POLAND
                                                                                                           opener-festival
Festival Name:    Open'er Festival

Year Established:
    2002 - present

Venue:        Gdynia 

Genre Of Music:  Alternative, Electronic, Pop, World Music

Previous Headliner's:    The Hives, Ben Harper and the Relentless7, Madness, Pink, Cypress Hill, The Chemical Brothers

Official Website:      http://opener.pl/

Other:  The festival runs for four days and is usually held during the first week of July.
                                                                off-festival
Festival Name:    Off Festival

Year Established:    2006 - present

Venue:     Katowice (previously in Myslowice)  

Genre Of Music:     Alternative Rock, Pop, Punk, Folk, Electronic, Indie, Jazz

Previous Featured Artist's:    The Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, British Sea Power, Architecture in Helsinki, Mogwai, The Horrors, The Raveonettes

Official Website:      http://2010.off-festival.pl/
  
                                                                                                           metalmania-poland
Festival Name:    Metalmania

Year Established:    1986 - present

Venue:        Katowice  

Genre Of Music:     Heavy Metal, 

Previous Headliner's:  Megadeath, Sepultura, Testament, Paradise Lost

Official Website:      http://www.metalmind.pl/metalmania/index.php?jezyk=en

Other:    The festival is one of the biggest Metal Festivals in Central Europe.
                                                                                                           prystanek-woodstock
Festival Name:    Prystanek Woodstock

Year Established:    1995 - present

Venue:        Kostrzyn and Odra
     
Average Attendance:    Up to 450,000 people over the two day event

Genre Of Music:  Rock, Alternative, Punk, Indie, Reggae, Folk, Metal

Official Website:      http://www.en.wosp.org.pl/woodstock_festival/

Other:    The festival is usually held at the end of July/start of August over two days.

Interesting Fact: The festival's motto is "Love, Friendship and Music".
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