Best Festivals in Europe You Must Attend in 2022

Munich's Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer celebration. 

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Munich's Oktoberfest 

Munich's Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer celebration. 

© Shutterstock Best Festivals in Europe You Must Attend in 2022 Pining for a repeat of Glastonbury or just need something fun to look forward to? Here’s Falstaff’s round-up of the best festivals in Europe over the next few months.

Tomorrowland, Belgium

15 -17 July, 22-24 July & 29-31 July, 2022

More than a music festival, Tomorrowland is the biggest and most famous dance music festival worldwide with fabulous DJsdazzling fireworks and unbeatably positive energy. After a two-year hiatus, Tomorrowland has returned this year with the theme ‘The Reflection of Love’, and the last of its three weekends is coming up this week. 


Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland

5-29 August, 2022

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival that transforms Scotland’s capital into the greatest place for diversity, creativeness and freedom. For three weeks in August, comedy, plays, dances and exhibitions created by famous comedians, professional performers as well as student sketch troops turn the city into an open-access platform with extraordinary performances.

Reading & Leeds Festivals, England

August 26-28, 2022

If you travel to England this year, don’t forget to get the tickets to the most exciting and unforgettable music festivals happening in Britain. Two events will take place simultaneously, allowing for 100,000 revellers at Reading and more than 80,000 at Leeds.With around a hundred performers, Reading & Leeds 2022 is expected to become one of Britain’s best festival weekends of the summer.

La Tomatina, Spain

31 August, 2022

The only thing better than a large festival? A large food fight. The last Wednesday in August marks Spain's messiest festival – La Tomatina. Billed as the world's biggest tomato fight, the unusual festival takes place at Bunyol, a small town near Valencia. At this epic tomato-throwing event, there is just one aim: to fling tonnes of tomatoes through the air until the whole town turns red. Just remember: all tomatoes must be squashed before being thrown.

Oktoberfest, Germany

17 September-3 October, 2022

The world's largest beer celebration draws over six million visitors annually over its three-week run, this German festival featuring everyone's favourite things: tasty food, great beer and fun outfits. The festival takes place at the Theresienwiese in Munich and showcases the best of Bavarian history. In 2019 alone, 7.5 million litres of beer was poured and drunk during the festival.