European Travel Festival Guide Part 1: Meadows in the Mountains

Having already previewed some of the best festivals around this season, we thought the next step was to compile a European travel festival guide for you lucky and lovely people! European festivals are where it’s at these days in terms of providing an amazing travel experience with guaranteed sun, sea and a stellar line-up of artists. Often much cheaper than UK festivals and, with the added bonus of being a holiday all in one, you can be sure that you’ll be onto a winner by picking from the festivals we’ll be covering in this guide.  

First up is Meadows in the Mountains Festival, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria, 7th-9th June, 2013

Tired of the same old mud baths, nightmare showers and greasy foods found at British music festivals? We know the feeling all too well! Scouring the globe for a utopian alternative, we came across Meadows in the Mountains Festival – a jewel in the crown of our European festival guide.

Set in beautiful and untouched scenery in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria, Meadows in the Mountains is a festival like no other. We’re talking creative art inventions, zip-wires, downhill grass bobsleighing, horse riding, waterfalls, a thermal spring and hiking all thrown in with a top live soundtrack.

Flaunting an eclectic mix of musical genres, the festival plays host to the best underground DJs and artists from around the world. Confirmed acts include: Just Jack, Baby Prince, MT Wolf, Jane Fitz and The Common Tongues.

As for the food, Meadows in the Mountains aims to make those festival burger vans a distant memory. Good for the soul and kind on the purse strings, all food is locally sourced and ranges from pizzas to cleansing detox drinks.

A festival for wanderers, adventurers, hedonists and sun worshippers, Meadows in the Mountains pioneers a unique and immersive festival experience. Festival-goers are encouraged to sling away the throes of the 9-to-5 routine and embrace a free-spirited, community attitude in the bosom of nature.

To sustain its intimate vibe, Meadows in the Mountains only release a select number of tickets. Get your hands on a weekend camping ticket for £95 sooner rather than later by visiting

Words: Nicole Whitaker