EVENTS! The Liberation Summer 2013 Festivals Line-Up Review – Episode 1: Europe (excl. CH and UK)

270431_10150723997390711_7098068_nOk, after covering some time ago the best of the live concerts in LondonMilan and Switzerland it’s time to take a look at the upcoming festival season. Many festivals have already shared part of this summer’s line-ups and we decided to take a look to see what’s around.

We took a tour around Europe listing here below our preferences from the main european festivals (excluding UK and Switzerland that will have their own review).

What’s the best festival’s line-up so far in your opinion? What artist are you looking forward to see this summer! Share with us your preferences!

Rock en Seine, Paris, France: August 23-25th

  • Headliners: Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down, Paul Kalkbrenner
  • The Liberation Selection: Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Alt-J, The Bloody Beetroots


Rock Werchter, Belgium July 4-7th

  • Headliners: Green Day, Blur, Kings of Leon, Editors, Depeche Mode
  • The Liberation Selection: Bloc Party, Biffy Clyro, Phoenix, The Hives, Two Door Cinema Club, The Lumineers, Tame Impala, Jake Bugg, Band of Horses, Alt-J, of Monsters and Men


Rock in Roma, Rome, Italy 

  • Headliners: My Bloody Valentine, Green Day, The Killers, Blur, Arctic Monkeys + Miles Kane, The Smashing Pumpkins, Atoms for Peace

Perfect Day, Verona, Italy, September 1st

  • Headliners: Editors, The XX

Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain May 22nd-26th

  • Headliners: Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine
  • The Liberation Selection: The Vaccines, Tame Impala, Dinosaur Jr, Metz, Local Natives, Titus Andronicus, Band of Horses, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro, Fidlar, Foxygen

PrimaveraSound2013LineupSonar, Barcelona, Spain June 13-15th

  • Headliners: Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Paul Kalkbrenner
  • The Liberation Selection: Two Door Cinema Club, Soulwax, Liars, Justice DJ Set

Rock am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany, July 7-9th

  • Headliners: 30 seconds to Mars, The Killers, The Prodigy, Green Day
  • The Liberation Selection: Phoenix, Hurts, Biffy Clyro, The Bloody Beetroots, Jake Bugg, Bush, Palma Violets, Pure Love, The Wombats, Bad Religion,


Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium August 15-17th

  • Headliners: Eminem, The XX, Neil Young and the Crazy Horses, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy
  • The Liberation Selection: Franz Ferdinand, Alabama Shakes, Foals, FUN., Kodaline

Eurockennes, Belfort, France, July 4th-7th

  • Headliners: Blur, Phoenix, The Smashing Pumpkins,
  • The Liberation Selection: Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Bloody Beetroots, Archive, Tame Impala, Skunk Anansie

FIB Benicassim, Spain, July 18-21st

  • Headliners: The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Liberation Selection: Primal Scream, Miles Kane, The Courteneers, Kaiser Chiefs, Palma Violets, Temples, Swim Deep


Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Danmark June 29th-July 7th

  • Line-Up to be announced on April 18th

Heineken Open’Er, Gdynia, Poland

  • Headliners: Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Liberation Selection: Editors, Alt-J, Tame Impala, Skunk Anansie

Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary, August 5th-12th

  • Headliners: Blur
  • The Liberation Selection: Bad Religion, Editors, SKA-P, Tame Impala

Superbock, Portugal, July 18th-20th

  • Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Liberation Selection: Johnny Marr, Kaiser Chiefs, Ash

Next Episodes:

  • Festivals in Switzerland
  • Festivals in the UK

Hey Hey, My My, summer is coming, get your planning done!


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