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It is July! Which means that there are a lot of festivals to be planned, all over the world. The sun, good music, drinks, smiles, friends and a casual atmosphere. The perfect feeling during a festival! But annoying if you have to carry about things. With the festival checklist of Enjoy Apartments you should never have that annoying feeling anymore. Eight tips to enjoy a festival!

 
1. Don’t forget your ticket!

Perhaps unnecessary to point this out, but it often happens that people forget their ticket. Without ticket, there is no festival for you. Bring always your ID card with you, sometimes the security asks for it.
It is very important to buy your ticket from an official reseller. Nowadays there are many people who sell fake tickets. It is a shame if you arrive at the festival and your ticket turn out to have been used.

 

2. Think about your money!

Don’t bring too much cash with you, because the chance that you might lose it is big. Nowadays you can pay by card for your drinks and food. Some cash is necessary in case of long lines at the ATMs or a technical failure. Do you have things in your wallet that you don’t need during the festival? Leave it at home!

 

3. Watch out with alcohol and drugs!

Alcohol and drugs appears to be a normal phenomenon during festivals, but watch out! Ending the perfect festive mood at ambulance is not what you want. Not only for yourself, but also for other people, for example when you go on the road. Be wise and enjoy!

Driving without alcohol or drugs gives everyone a nice end of a festival

Driving without alcohol or drugs gives everyone a nice end of a festival

 

4. Drink water!

If you drink alcohol, also drink water. Of course, an alcoholic drink creates a good atmosphere, but if you want to dance all day you have to drink water too. At some festivals you can fill your bottle. So bring your bottle with you and you can drink water the whole day.

A place where you can fill your bottle with water

A place where you can fill your bottle with water

 

5. Take care of yourself!

Sun block, cap or hat, earplugs for loud music and good shoes that you can walk all day. Don’t forget these things if you want to have a carefree day. Beside that warm clothes and rainwear are necessary in some countries. There are lockers at most of the festivals, so you can put your clothes in the locker if you don’t need it.

 

6. How to stay in touch with your friends?

What if you can’t contact your friends, because you have no connection? Always discuss about a meeting point in case you lose each other. A festival is large, so just finding each other is difficult.

Bring a fully charged phone with you, so that you don’t have to scare about your batteries. If you go to a multi-day festival you can bring a external battery that you can charge. Turn off unnecessary features, like the sound, then the battery will last longer.

Always a charged phone with an external battery

Always a charged phone with an external battery

 

7. Is your favorite artist coming?

Check the timetable! It will be a shame if you can’t see your favorite artists. You can’t see all the artists, so you have to make choices. Most of the festivals have an application that you can use during the festival. A good thing to check the timetable.

 

8. Last but not least!

Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy! Bring your good humor and forget the outside world. Don’t worry if there is an overenthusiastic person that throws a cup of beer in the crowd. You get messy, but it will be one of the best times of your life!

Enjoy and get messy!

Enjoy and get messy!

 

Enjoy Apartments can’t just leave you with the festival checklist, so we found out some nice festivals at beautiful destinations. They will take place in July, August and September. No plans? Go to the festivals!

 

Amsterdam

With more than 300 festivals per year has Amsterdam a lot to offer. We have chosen just one, but for more festival in Amsterdam you can go to this website.

STRAF_WERK Festival: Amsterdam dance festival with four stages, good food and nice little shops.

Impression of STRAF_WERK festival in Amsterdam

Impression of STRAF_WERK festival in Amsterdam

Date: August 23, 2014

Price: 32.50 eu

Line-up: Jamie Jones, Ame, Tensnake, Agoria, Breach, etc.

Website: www.strafwerkfestival.nl

 

Rotterdam

Rotterdam is known for its cultural festivals.

Pleinbioscoop: This outdoor cinema gives you the chance to watch a movie under the stars. Before the movie starts there is a big open air restaurant where you can start your summer evening with a good dinner, drink and nice music. You can bring your own drinks, food, chairs (or sofa) to this outdoor cinema.

Outdoor cinema at Pleinbioscoop in Rotterdam

Outdoor cinema at Pleinbioscoop in Rotterdam

Date: August 13 / August 31, 2014 – from 7 p.m.

Price: Free. Chairs rental: 1 eu.

Movies: Hollywood hits, the best art movies, top of the world film industry (English speaking / subtitles).

Website: www.pleinbioscooprotterdam.nl

 

London

An amazing city with a lot of good music festivals. For more music festivals click here.

V-Festival:  You will find the most popular names in pop and rock on this V-Festival. A day or a whole weekend? You will enjoy this cozy atmosphere with great music.

Justin Timberlake and much more at V-Festival London

Justin Timberlake and much more at V-Festival London

Date: August 16 / August 18, 2014

Price: 98 eu (one day) / 175 eu (weekend)

Line-up: Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Lily Allen, Blondie, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, Axwell, etc.

Website: www.vfestival.com

 

Barcelona

A lot of cultural and spontaneous festival in the city, especially in the neighborhood El Born. This is the whole year with some bigger dance festivals in the summer.

Piknic Electronik: A picnic Sunday at Montjuic, a perfect place to be with friends and family. It’s is more than just a picnic: electronic music, a good atmosphere, enjoying the green environment, activities and games for children.

Cozy picnic and electronic music at Montjuïc mountain

Cozy picnic and electronic music at Montjuïc mountain

Date: June 1 / September 14, 2014 – 13:00 / 22:00 (every Sunday)

Price: 13 eu (normal ticket) / 49 eu (season ticket) / Children under 12 are free.

Website: www.piknicelectronik.com

 

Curacao

Beside carnaval there is another big event every year: North Sea Jazz.

North Sea Jazz: Big names in the world of Funk, Latin, Soul, R&B and of course Jazz will perform during this two-day festival. It is an expensive festival, but really worth it with the most famous artists in one weekend.

The famous Bruno Mars during Curacao North Sea Jazz

The famous Bruno Mars during Curacao North Sea Jazz

Date: August 29 and 30, 2014.

Price: 199 eu for one day.

Line-up: Diana Reeves, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Bruno Mars, Chaka Khan, etc.

Website: www.curacaonorthseajazz.com

 

Aruba

That perfect feeling can’t be better when you are dancing on the beach during a festival. Which may in Aruba!

Electric Festival 2014: Nikki Beach is the place where this electronic music festival will take place. During this three-day event there are exhibitions, workshops, events, conference and parties.

A full house at Electric Festival Aruba

A full house at Electric Festival Aruba

Date: September 5 / September 7, 2014

Price: 48 eu for three days.

Line-up: Lil Jon, Chuckie, Dave Clarke, Carnage, Loco Dice, etc.

Website: www.electricfestival.com

 

Are you ready for the festival season with the Enjoy Apartments festival checklist? If you have something to add to this festival checklist, we would love to hear it in a comment!

Enjoy your summer!

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