Who needs a vacation when there are so many festivals to visit? Exactly. Summer means dancing till your feet hurt, falling in love with strangers and especially: beer showers. You will find all these summer essentials at the next festivals, which are our best festivals of August.
Festival season is in full bloom. So many parties to go, so little time. We know the fear of missing out is real, but don't panic: we've got you sorted. Here's a selection of the best festivals of August you really don't want to miss so you can focus on a wild and carefree summer.
1. Encore Festival - 25th of August
Religion, sex, race or worldview: it all doesn't matter anymore as soon as you enter Encore Festival. All cultures unite at the NDSM Warf in Amsterdam where you'll find some great hip-hop and R&B-acts.
2. Mysteryland - 24th of August/26th of August
All house lovers unite at Haarlemmermeer to get that collective euphoric feeling when names like Hardwell, Fatboy Slim, Benny Rodrigues and Robin Schulz enter the stage. The best names of the industry will be represented at Mysteryland, so go check that crazy line-up like, immediately and make sure to get your (camping) tickets in time.
3. Strafwerk - 18th of August
This summer Strafwerk will give you the biggest line-up they've had so far. One thing's for sure: with five different areas and names like Joris Voorn, Solomun, Henrik Schwarz and Kölsch you probably don't want this festival to ever end.
4. Dekmantel - 1st of August/5th of August
Kraut legends, Brazilian acid, Parisian diggers, LA Funk, Danish techno, Dutch electro: Dekmantel returns to the Amsterdamse Bos and various locations around the IJ for a 5 day program filled with extraordinary music. The line-up is pack-jammed and will keep you high for days.
5. Into the Great Wide Open - 30th of August/2nd of September
There's something magical 'bout small islands - especially when that island is packed with great artists, art, and happy campers. In the surroundings of the beautiful nature that Vlieland possesses, you can enjoy alternative pop music at your own pace. Whether you want to dance for days or just chill with the kids; at Into the Great Wide Open it's all good.
Get your ass to these best festivals of August
So, what are you waiting for? Move your ass and get those tickets to enjoy this summer to the fullest with the best festivals of August. And don't forget your earplugs!