3 Unique Boutique European Festivals For Your Calendar

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Three upcoming European festivals worth putting on your calendar include: Meadows In The Mountains (Bulgaria), SunSplash (Turkey) and Edge Of The Lake (Switzerland) all with their own unique differences.

The Sunsplash Festival in Turkey will be held from June 1-June 8, 2014 at Aspat Beach in Bodrum Turkey.  Returning fo it’s 6th year SunSplash embraces all the natural beauty of the Turkish Mediterranean, the festival’s stunning new home of Aspat Beach truly reflects the ethos of SunSplash and it’s festivalgoers.

Nestled inside a private bay, the new site features a huge private palm fringed beach, a tropical style beach bar, a natural creek shaded by enormous eucalyptus trees, beach bungalow accommodation, historic ruins guarded by the noble Aspat Mountain, the top of which extends stunning views across the Turkish Mediterranean and the festival site itself. With extensive gardens, open spaces, sea breeze, wind sports, yoga zone, outdoor workshops and more.  

Artist line up includes: 

ZARA MCFARLANE // OSUNLADE // GILLES PETERSON // WILLIAM ADAMSON // MARK de CLIVE-LOWE // KARIZMA // PHIL ASHER // RAINER TRUEBY // PATRICK FORGE // ALEX ATTIAS // LeFTO // KEV BEADLE // MIGHTY ZAF // RUBEN ESTEVEZ // AHU // KAAN DUZARAT // DJSOULPROVYDER // CEGIZ ULUSAHIN // ERTAN KURT // YEK // MANASSEH 

The Edge of the Lake Festival runs from June 27-29, 2014 in Lake Geronde (City of Sun), Switzerland.  The 8th edition of Weekend At The Edge Of The Lake Festival will take place from June 27th to 29th, in a little summer alpine paradise: the Géronde Lake in Sierre, Switzerland. With over 5,000 festival goers set to be in attendance for three days and three nights of concerts, live sets, DJ sets and visual art performances all taking place at the shore of the little lake. Artist line up includes:

GRAMATIK – KINK – DJ FOOD, CHEEBA & MONEYSHOT – CULOE DE SONG / MOP MOP – LACK OF AFRO – SYNAPSON – KAROCEL – KADEBOSTANY – SOUL MINORITY

EMEL MATHLOUTHI – LE BAL 2 VIEUX – BBK FEAT. THE LAYDERS – SARAH QUARTETTO /  

Meadows in the Mountains runs from June 13th – 15th, 2014 at Polkovnik Serafimovo, 850m above sea-level, a stones throw away from the Greek border in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. There will be horse & cart taxis, mountain zip line, creative arts collectives & installations, downhill grass bob-sleighing, death slide, horse riding, mountain rambling, natural thermal springs & waterfalls, hammocks, family and eco friendly, local village life and locally sourced food.

Set in the heart of the stunning Rhodope Mountains, Meadows is completely unlike any other festival in the world and is very proud of it’s quirky and different attitude that does not follow others trends or other festival’s concepts. Meadows is a festival dedicated to offering a truly unique and one off experience for all, not just a list of run of the mill artists reflected throughout other European festivals. Artist line ups include:

MAAYAN NIDAM /\ RUEDE HAGELSTEIN (Live) /\ JAZZANOVA (Alex Barck DJ Set) /\ MOOMIN /\ SAN PROPER (Live) /\ HRDVSION /\ BRAND NEW WAYO / ANDREW ASHONG /\ FRED STITZ /\ ALBRECHT WASSERSLEBEN /\ LOVE IS THE LAW MAGAZINE (Live) /\ MIRKO HECKTOR