Riding the Rails to the Best Summer European Concerts

Are you still trying to figure out the best route to travel to Europe, but are stuck on where and when you should go and what you should do?  We’ve got the answer to all of these questions with this stellar lineup of must-see music festivals this summer in Europe. Ride the rails around to see Croatia, Hungary, Belgium and Serbia, and see the likes of headliners from David Guetta to the Killers, and the Chainsmokers.

Check out the ultimate route guide that’s definitely going to get your pulse pumping this summer.

Open’er Festival

Headliners (2017): Radiohead, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, Lorde, The XX

When and Where:  28 June- 1 July 2017, Gdynia, Poland

Why not open your interrail tour to all of the best music festivals with the Open’er Festival in Poland? This four-day festival features some classic rock,  alternative R&B and pop music. Powered by Orange, music-lovers will love this open field venue, with the most dedicated fans camping in tents just little ways away from the center of the festival grounds.

Ultra Europe

Headliners (2017):  Afrojack,  David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Hardwell

When and Where: 14-16 July 2017, Split, Croatia

Th next stop on your interrailing adventure is at the Ultra music festival, a three-day music festival which boasts the best EDM music. With crazy fireworks, stage designs and your favorite EDM music rocking the stage it’s sure to be the one of the best festivals and the beautiful scenery of Croatia.

Exit Festival

Headliners (2017): the Killers,  Liam Gallagher,  Years & Years, Robin Schulz

When and where: 5- 9 July 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia

The EXIT festival is perfect for music-goers interested who have a variety of tastes in music. The festival features Rock, Electronica, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop, Punk Rock and much more. The actual festival is held within the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, music goers can see a little part of Serbia’s culture and history.


Headliners (2017): Steve Aoki,  Marshmello, Tiësto, MC Stretch

When and Where:  21- 30 July 2017, Boom, Belgium

Tomorrowland is one of the best electronic music festivals. Held in Boom, Belgium, the festival is one of the world’s largest music festivals.  Last year, the festival celebrated its 12th year, and this year it looks forward to celebrating its 13th.  Anyone who’s a die hard electro music fan must see this festival for its absolutely insane stage designs, stage lights and incredible music.

Sziget Festival

Headliners (2017):  The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, P!nk, Wiz Khalifa

When and where: 9-16 August 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Of all the festivals you see this summer, the Sziget is an absolute must! Though it’s not held until August, it is worth the wait for one big final summer blow-out. Held in the unbelievable host city of Budapest, you’ll get to see one, if not the best summer festivals and stay in one of the coolest cities in Europe.

For us, Sziget is the King of InterRail festivals. In fact, we went for all 7 days last year so if you’re going this year don’t forget to check out our Guide.

For more information on planning your amazing music festival Interrail trip including route ideas, maps, pricing and more visit our website – www.interrail.ie.