FESTIVALS in HUNGARY
Pannónia Festival : May, Szántód
After 5 successfull years, Pannónia Festival moved from Várpalota to Szántód, at the bank of Balaton Lake. With the beautiful view, parking and camping area, more than 160 hungarian band, the PaFe awaits for its visitors to celebrate together.
VOLT Festival : June, Sopron
Living legends and nr 1. acts are waiting for fans deciding to visit the 20th edition of VOLT Festival in Sopron, Hungary, between 27 and 30 June 2012. Besides Skrillex – already confirmed at the end of last year – now there’s a new list of announced names, including Snow Patrol, Iggy & the Stooges, Lostprophets, Children of Bodom, Hadouken! , Katy B, Simple Plan and Röyksopp.
Balaton Sound Festival : July, Zamárdi
Heineken Balaton Sound is proud to announce new names, joining Björk in the line-up of the festival. Amongst others, this current list includes Avicii, Example, Gossip, Steve Angello, Carl Cox and the superstar David Guetta, who almost counts as a resident DJ at the lakeside event and Paul Kalkbrenner, the best known representative of the Berlin techno .
FESTIVALS in AUSTRIA
NovaRock : June, Nickelsdorf
Presenting the Pannonia Fields with an intoxicating line-up, the Gods of rock were generous with the Nova Rock 2012: Metallica, the headliners, are supported by Linkin Park, Billy Talent, The Offspring, Nightwish, Evanescence, Slayer, Cypress Hill, Marilyn Manson, The Baseballs, Machine Head, Kasabian, Boss Hoss, Refused, Mastodon, Within Temptation, Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Opeth, Schandmaul, Trivium, Hatebreed, As I Lay Dying, Steel Panther, MAd Caddies, Puddle of Mudd, Oomph!, August Burns Red, Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, Biohazard, Awolnation, Lagwagon, Devildriver, The Answer, Cancer Bats, Triggerfinger and many more to come... – and there are many more yet to be announced!
Springfestival : May, Graz
With 11 years under its belt, springfestival has emerged from the Noughties as one of the leading and most cutting-edge European festivals. During the day some of the brightest minds in the digital space deliver talks on electronic art, design and technology at the festival’s Springsessions conference. During the night springfestival captures the music Zeitgeist with a diverse line up of star DJs, acclaimed live acts and up and coming talent, playing for 4 nights at stunning venues and urban spaces across Graz.
Festivals in CZECH REPUBLIC
Colours of Ostrava: July, Ostrava
Björk, Alanis Morissette, Bobby McFerrin, Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, ZAZ, Antony and the Johnsons, Kronos Kronos Quartet and many others… These are the main stars of the 11th annual edition of the international music festival Colours of Ostrava, taking place from July 12-15, 2012 in Ostrava – the third largest city in the country, in the northeast of the Czech Republic. Taking place over four days on ten outdoor and indoor stages (one for example, is in a former gasometer) the festival offers over 150 bands, DJ’s, films, discussions, workshops and theater performances.
Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic 2012: June, Plzeň
Confirmed bands are:
MEGADETH, W.A.S.P., URIAH HEEP, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR, BEHEMOTH, IN EXTREMO, HYPOCRISY, DEATH ANGEL, AXXIS LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SEPTICFLESH, ALESTORM, POWERWOLF, VADER, ENSIFERUM, HATE, GRAND MAGUS, STEELWING, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HUNTRESS… and many more.
MIGHTY SOUNDS: July, Tábor
The Czech Republic-based Mighty Sounds festival is truly one of a kind. One of the most unique music summer festivals in the heart of Europe, Mighty Sounds promises three nights crammed with the very elite of ska, punk rock, reggae, rockabilly, dancehall, rock’n’roll and related genres. The upcoming eighth edition of the festival will be held from 13 to 15 July 2012 in Tábor, Czech Republic.
FESTIVALS in SERBIA
WARRIOR'S DANCE FESTIVAL : September, Belgrade
Well know British band The Prodigy together with AAA Production presents “WDF” Festival. Festival will take place 15.September in Belgrade.
Internacionalni džez festival Nišville 2012 : August, Niš
This year's festival will perform among others, Jean Luc Ponty, a French violinist and composer, one of the most important jazz rock and jazz musicians from the sixties onwards, Osibisa - considered by many pioneers of world music direction, and the worldwide most successful and certainly the most popular afro composition, Brussell and the Jazz Orchestra - winners of the Oscars for music in the movie the Artist, who will perform along with two great singers Joao and Mario David Linx and run the program "A Different Porgy, Bess Another" made up of pieces from the famous George Gershwin's opera "and Porge Bess. "
FESTIVALS in ROMANIA
ARTmania Festival 2012 : August, Sibiu
In 2012, the ARTmania Festival in Sibiu will take place between August 6-12 and will offer art lovers a various cultural program including concerts, exhibitions, workshops and other special events dedicated to the fine arts. All these will take place in the medieval fortress of Sibiu and Sibiu Arena (Camping and Entertainment). The concerts in the Large Square will take place on Friday and Saturday, the 10th and 11th of August.
Tuborg Green Fest powered by Rock the City: June, Bucuresti
Don´t miss the opportunity to see this legends: PENTAGRAM, SAXON, SOULFLY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, GODSMACK, MACHINE HEAD, SWEET SAVAGE, UGLY KID JOE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, THE CULT
See also: FUSION Festival 2012
FESTIVALS in BULGARIA
LOUD FESTIVAL 2012 : June, Bulgaria
LOUD FESTIVAL 2012 is the first edition of a new festival concept, a multifunctional rock and metal event, taking place in two days on June 2nd and June 3rd in the beautiful field of the Sofia Airport Park, next to the Sofia Airport Terminal 2. The main goal of LOUD FESTIVAL is to bring this amazing festival atmosphere to the major city, to the heart of Sofia.
SOFIA ROCKS 2012 : July, Sofia
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ROCK FESTIVAL IS BACK WITH A LINE UP NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN BULGARIA!!! THIS YEAR, BE PREPARED FOR AN AMAZING ROCK WEEKEND WITH THE HEADLINERS such as: GUNS N’ ROSES, GODSMACK AND THE SPECIAL GUESTS, IGGY AND THE STOOGES, UGLY KID JOE
TANGRA ECO ART DANCE FESTIVAL : August
Only 200 km from Sofia (Bulgaria), 140 km from Thessaloniki (Greece), 280km from Skopje (Macedonia). Tangrism is a philosophic trinity of the following substances – Tan (the universe), Nak (human) and Ra (God), involved into the universal, profoundly sensible philosophic formula. The main idea of the festival is to create a mystic space on the beautiful territory among mountain rivers and ancient mountains of Bulgaria, with love, harmony, spirituality and creativity appearing in every particle and vibration, turning into the flow of primitive energy.
FESTIVALS in SLOVENIA
Schengenfest '12 : August, Vinica
SCHENGENFEST - FESTIVAL OF SOUND, SUN AND FUN!!! Schengenfest is defined by quality concerts of Slovenian and foreign music performers as well as by numerous additional activities from sports to cultural events. Each year it aims to offer something new, whether group games or other fun activities. This year's focus will be ecology, so everything goes green. The aim will be to awaken the awareness of every festival participant, whether they are working or just having fun.
FESTIVALS in CROATIA
Terraneo Festival: August, Šibenik
The second edition of the music festival Terraneo will be held from 7th to 9th August, 2012, in Šibenik. Three days of excellent music programme and five days of camping, along with many entertaining side programmes, are guarantee of a perfect summer holiday.
The main music programme of the second year of Terraneo will take place on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th August, 2012, at the former military facility of Bribirski knezovi, in Šibenik.
Rokaj Fest: Jun, Zagreb
Line up :
07.06. - TBF, Urban&4, Enter Shikari, Lagwagon, Skindred, Hatebreed, Nina Romić, Theophilus London, S.A.R.S., Quasarr, Pasi.
08.06. - Slayer, Mastodon, Gojira, Father, Igut, PipsChips&Videoclips, Deafness By Noise, Roots Manuva, General Woo.
FESTIVALS in SLOVAKIA