With an abundance of beautiful beaches and bustling bars, it is easy to see why Benidorm is the perfect holiday destination for tourists interested in daytime relaxation and late night revelry. As a result, this sociable, sunny location on the Costa Blanca coastline now hosts a number of music festivals every year, which provide plenty of entertainment and enjoyment for concertgoers. If you’re looking to hear big beats under the sun on your Benidorm holidays this year, here are some of the best events happening in the summer as well as some handy tips and pointers:
Low Festival — 25 to 27 July
With artists including Swedish rock band The Hives, British trip hop duo Massive Attack and Spanish indie rockers Vetusta Morla, music lovers won’t be disappointed at this year’s Low Festival. Currently, over 30 bands have been confirmed, but you can expect numerous DJs and acoustic acts to join the line-up as well.
Along with dancing the night away to this mix of musical artists, Low Festival has plenty of relaxing areas to chill out in the Spanish sun.
ElectroBeach Festival – 1 & 2 August
Now in its fifth year, the two day ElectroBeach is the event of the summer for the region’s electronic music lovers. Set to bring down the roof (not literally!) are the house producers Deep Dish, who will appear alongside other acts including Apollonia, Ben Sims, Edu Imbernon and John Digweed. Get set to dance till you drop!
Neptuno Aquatic Festival – 12th & 13th July
With a selection of local and international DJs playing dance, electronic, house and techno music against the backdrop of a wet and wild waterpark, it doesn’t get more fun and carefree than Neptuno Aquatic Festival. After working up a sweat cutting shapes to some serious beats, you can also cool down.
While two distinct styles will be playing across both stages, you can also escape to Aqua Natura’s more idyllic surroundings too.
Tips for music festivals abroad
Hitting a music festival abroad is much the same as back home, but it’s still an adventure — and the weather tends to be better. The advice below will help you have the best time possible:
– Get your bearings on the first day and know where your accommodation is situated.
– Keep your passport in a safe, secure location. It’s the last thing you want to lose when you’re abroad.
– Remember important items such as a torch, comfortable footwear, a water bottle, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
– Wear plenty of sun cream and stay hydrated (unfortunately, the drinks at festivals are pricey, but to not drink just to save a few bucks would be reckless — and dangerous).
– Think about extending your trip for a few days after the festival to recover and enjoy the sights.
Keep these suggestions in mind, but on top of everything else, enjoy yourself!
You may also like to check out my posts on other exciting travel destinations here.