Southside festival is the German equivalent to Glastonbury. A lot smaller. A lot cheaper than any other UK festivals. Located in the south of Germany, it is known as the best indie/alternative festival.
The last time I went there was in 2012 and the line-up was breathtaking. Here’s my post: Southside Festival 2012
You might think: Why would I go to Germany for a festival? My friends, I’ll tell you why:
a. The tickets are currently 186 EUR –> 134£ (what a bargain!!! Prices will go up though!)
b. Train tickets are included.
c. You can catch an inexpensive Ryan Air flight to Memmingen/Germany and then hop on the train.
d. THE LINE-UP!!!
RAMMSTEIN · MUMFORD & SONS
DEICHKIND · K.I.Z · THE OFFSPRING · ANNENMAYKANTEREIT
DROPKICK MURPHYS · FRITZ KALKBRENNER
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB · TRAILERPARK · THE HIVES
FLOGGING MOLLY · EDITORS · BOSSE · JENNIFER ROSTOCK
WANDA · PRINZ PI · ROYAL REPUBLIC · GENETIKK · BOY
DIE ORSONS · THE WOMBATS · BOYSETSFIRE · THE SUBWAYS
PENNYWISE · FEINE SAHNE FISCHFILET · VON BRÜCKEN
HAFTBEFEHL · MAXIMO PARK · JORIS · GLORIA
ESKIMO CALLBOY · COURTNEY BARNETT · ZEBRAHEAD
YEASAYER · TURBOSTAAT · EMIL BULLS · CHAKUZA · CHEFKET · SCHMUTZKI
RAT BOY · HIGHASKITE · KELVIN JONES · VAUU · KIKO KING & CREATIVEMAZE
And there will be many, many, many more to follow! In 2012 we got to see The Cure, Stone Roses and New Order back to back. Wowser!!!