With the winter well and truly over and a few festivals already under our belt, we're casting our minds ahead to the summer, and more specifically, the allure of the festival experience on foreign soil. Offering sublime lineups in gorgeous locations with good weather a dead cert, it's easy to see why more and more Brits are heading abroad during festival season.
With so many to chose from (browse through our foreign festival section here), we've picked out five that we're most hyped about for 2017.
The Petrovaradin Fortress is undoubtedly one of the coolest festival venues in the world. Positioned on the banks of River Danube and close to the culturally thriving city of Novi Sad, Exit draws in huge crowds from across the continent.
With an Electric Castle 2017 lineup that includes Deadmau5, Alt-J, Moderat, House Of Pain and tonnes more, you'd think that alone would make the Romanian festival a certain win. Combine the bill with a castle location that holds thousands of revelers and provides a visually pleasing surrounding for raving into the night, and you can't help but want to grab your passport and head for Cluj. Find Electric Castle tickets.
Making its debut this year, we're certain that this French festival will be a smash. Set in the countryside of southwest France, you can idly relax the day away in the tranquil village of Monteton before slipping on your dancing shoes for a night of partying. A bill of world class international DJs including Andy Smith, No Fakin DJs, Ollie Teeba, and more will bring the heat to the evening's proceedings, and with acts still to join the Soiree 47 line up, this first-time festival is set to go off with a bang. Find Soiree 47 tickets.