Worldwide music festival guide • Northern Europe and Scandinavia

Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in Scandinavia, other parts of northern Europe, and around the world

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Roskilde © Just Lars

In true Scandi style, this region of the world specialises in music festivals with a bit of edge and a lot of cool. From the Low Countries to the Arctic Circle, the offering is wide-ranging – veering between chart-toppers and pop at Denmark's Roskilde festival to the headbangers' paradise that is Sonisphere (the nomadic music fest is stopping off in Helsinki on the Finnish leg of its 2014 tour). Scandinavia in particular seems to specialise in brave and/or novel festival experiences – whether it's a rave in a Swedish forest, a gig in the centre of Oslo or a party on a Nordic beach. Sound tempting? There's more. Read on for Time Out's guide to northern Europe’s most sensational music festivals…

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