At the Beach — February 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

6 Best Beach Festivals Around the Globe

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It’s another new year and you know what that means- it’s time for festivals to overwhelm us with insane lineup announcements that will have you wringing your wrists with indesicion! But what could be better than getting your funk on seaside with the sun on your skin and the ocean’s waves licking your heels? Here are 6 of the World’s best Music festivals for 2014.

The Garden Festival, Croatia
July 2-9, 2014Get lost in the heart of Garden Tisno, Croatia at the annual Garden Festival where the sun never stops shining and the crystal Adriatic Sea will float your worries far away. It’s a beach and music lover’s paradise- take a relaxing dip while listening to some of the world’s best bands and DJ’s. This year festivalgoers can enjoy a killer lineup that includes Crazy P Soundsystem, Genius of Time, Kink and tons more!

Sziget Festival, Hungary
August 11-18, 2014This year marks the 22nd edition of one of Europe’s largest multicultural celebrations, attracting around 400,000 festies from all over the world. Located on a dazzling island in Budapest, anything goes here and the party doesn’t stop! All genres of music are represented by some of the biggest names in the music industry worldwide. Couple that with the sunshine and warm water of the Danube and you’ve got a beach bash you will never want to leave.

Hangout, Alabama, USA
May 16-18, 2014Want to see big names such as The Black Keys, The Killers and Outkast? Hangout never disappoints when it comes to an all star lineup, and the venue, located on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL, makes this beach festival experience one for the books. Get the gang together and enjoy a day at the beach then dance the night away with over 70 different artists jamming your favorite tunes!

Boardmasters, UK
August 6-10, 2014Take your beach cravings to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay for a mix of watersports, music and fun in the sun with a festival full of coastal flair. Watch pro-surfers compete, try some surfing out yourself and shake those hips to some awesome big name bands. This year’s line up isn’t out yet, but 2013 was rocked by The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx and Ben Howard- so you know 2014 is going to be damn good.

Internacional de Benicassim Festival, Spain
July 17-20, 2014You’ve got everything you could ever want in a beachy festival located near Valencia, Spain. Internacional de Benicassim offers dozens of markets, bars and food outlets along with camping, four nights of incredible music and the beach just a short walk from the venue and a mountain view to tie it all together. No line up has been announced for 2014, but all genres of music are covered whether it be indie, rock or electronic.

Exit, Serbia
July 10-13, 2014This award winning summer festival is nothing short of badass. Lets start with the venue: Petrovaradin Fortress. It is considered to be one of the best music venues in the world! And better yet, the history behind the Exit’s origins are special, as it started as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. The Adriatic Sea is close by and DANCE Festival is held on its shores July 15-17 to keep the party going in true seaside style.

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