Our Top Mountain Music Festivals for this Summer

STORY BY Emmanuelle 24th May 2019

We pick out the best music festivals for this Summer, you can be sure to find a festival and a genre to suit you this year!


Meadows in the Mountain Festival – Bulgaria – June 6–9

The festival is taking place in the Rhodope Mountains, and the musical offering is split across four stages, each with their own distinct feel. Get lost in the woods or visit the wellbeing area where yoga classes and workshops are held. This inspiring adventure is about escaping into the wilderness and tranquility of this Bulgarian community.


Telluride Bluegrass – Telluride – June 20–23

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Telluride Bluegrass is a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, guitars and a low-back festival chair to take in “Bluegrass”.

Sounds of the Dolomites – Dolomites – June 30 to August 31

A total of 25 musical events will take place in the most suggestive corners of the Italian Alps of Trentino. Unique experiences in exceptional natural settings that you can reach on foot alongside the musicians themselves.



Vercors Music Festival – France – July 6–10

Vercors Music Festival combines renowned artists with local up-and-coming talent. At the heart of the stunning setting where Vercors rises up at the confluence of the northern and southern Alps, traditional French and international music will sit alongside modern music, rock, jazz, world music, hip-hop and electro.


Cosmo Jazz Festival – Chamonix – July 20 – 28

From 20 July to 28 July, Chamonix holds the Cosmo Jazz Festival, with the idea of sharing an extraordinary human adventure to discover amazing landscapes and dizzying cosmic sounds in a friendly atmosphere.

Verbier Festival – Switzerland – July 8 – August 3  

From 18 July to 3 August, enjoy classical music in a spectacular Alpine setting at the Verbier Festival, with about 60 concerts over 17 days.



The Lake District Folk Weekend – UK (Date TBC – early August)

With folk music concerts and various family-friendly activities around the village of Staveley, the festival organisers promise that visitors will have an enjoyable weekend. Artists come from around the country to perform here, while you may also encounter stories, poetry sessions, dancing and more.

Wilde Möhre Festival – Germany – August 9–12

Wilde Möhre is an eclectic music festival held in Drebkau, Germany, from 9–12 August. At the centre is electronic music, while the rest of the lineup brings in acoustic music, theatre, literature and talks.

Green Man Festival, UK, August 15–18

Set at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Green Man boasts an enchanting location. The event showcases all genres of music across multiple areas. In addition, Green Man features art installations, film tents, poetry, theatre, comedy and a daily dusk ’til dawn bonfire.


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