The Best 2017 Festivals That Aren’t In The UK

There’s nothing worse than hearing your ideal festival lineup announced in another country! It’s bad enough that bands do killer tours in other countries, which they refuse to replicate in the UK, but on top of that, they are now actively choosing to play one-off festivals that we can’t attend! If that isn’t the definition of inconsiderate and selfish, we don’t know what is!

Okay, so we know we’re overreacting, and it’s not really their fault in any way, but we still feel the need to complain about not being able to attend these shows. And after you see these lineups, you will too.

So What Music Festival


Location: Texas, USA
Date: 24th – 26th March

Every year So What Festival knocks it out of the park, and with bands like Mayday Parade, Every Time I Die, and Four Year Strong set for 2017, next year’s festival isn’t any different.

The festival has been going strong since 2009 and has hosted bands like The Used, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Hellogoodbye, and New Found Glory. And since this year is the festival’s 10-year anniversary, we expect even bigger things. Too bad we can’t attend! *Sad face*

Download Festival France


Location: Paris, France
Date: 9th – 11th June

Weirdly enough, Download Fest in Paris is actually different to the UK version. It might even be better! Download UK doesn’t have blink-182 or Green Day! So sad.

Vans Warped Tour & Warped Rewind at Sea


Location: USA
Warped Tour dates: 16th June – 6th August
Warped Rewind at Sea date: 28th October – 1st November

Though Warped Tour hasn’t actually announced any acts yet, we know it’s going to be good—it always is! And we will always be envious of those attending the tour.

This year, though, Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour’s creator and all-around genius) has announced a Warped cruise! Some of the bands the 4-night cruise will include are Good Charlotte, The Starting Line, Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup and Less Than Jake (and there are still more to be announced). Anyone want to grab a swimsuit and join me on a trip to the USA?

Rock On The Range


Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Date: 19th – 21st May

In 2017, this rock and roll festival will be playing host to bands like Metallica, Korn, The Offspring, Bush and Papa Roach.

The festival debuted in 2007 and has been doing a pretty great job of featuring some of the best (and most popular) bands in rock. Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, 3 Doors Down, Kid Rock and Motley Crüe are just some of the bands that have attended the festival.

This year’s lineup is just as amazing.

Hurricane Festival


Location: Scheeßel, Germany
Date: 23rd – 25th June

Like Download France, Hurricane Festival is another one that is just out of our reach! Green Day, blink-182, Jimmy Eat World and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are just some of the bands attending the festival in the new year. And we really really wish we were going!


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