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The 5 Best Music Festivals In Albania To Experience This Summer

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The 5 Best Music Festivals In Albania To Experience This Summer

Searching for the biggest and best music festivals in Albania? You’ve landed in the right place. I’ve compiled the ultimate list of Albanian music festivals to add to your summer festival bucket list. 

Albania is rapidly become the go-to destination for a world-class European vacation experience. Long overlooked for its stunning natural landscapes, crashing coastline, pristine beaches and exciting cities, Albania is finally coming into its own. 

The country, tucked in Europe’s southwest and with an idyllic location on the Balkan Peninsula, is thrilling visitors, who leave saying “why haven’t I been here before?!” and “I can’t wait to go back!”

Sure, Albania is the place to be for epic sun, surf, culture, architecture, locals and an all-round unique experience, but one of the best reasons to visit Albania this year is for its music festivals! Music festivals are drawing in visitors from all over the world, and when you see the happening cities, charming towns and jaw dropping coastal landscapes that are now music festival Meccas – you’ll understand why. 

So without further ado, let’s dive into my list of the best Albania music festivals that absolutely must be on your 2024 music festival schedule. 


1) Unum Festival

When: June 6-11, 2024 

Where: Rana e Hedhun, Shëngjin, Albanian Riviera, Albania 

https://unumfestival.com

https://www.instagram.com/unumfestival?igsh=OWFuZ2EyenRwNnJr

Unum Festival is characterized by five simple elements of life; music, sand, pines, the sea and the mountains. The golden beach of Rana e Hedhur is the place where the festival will host 60+ international and local acts over the course of 5 days and 6 nights. 

“Boutique and music-centric house and techno gathering UNUM returns to the blissful Albanian Riviera from June 6-11th, 2024. Altin Bosh, Anfisa Letyago, Arapu, Cabanne, Christian AB, DJ Reas, Varhat (Live), John Dimas, Korolova, Maher Daniel, Manu Gonzalez, Praslea, Priku, Raresh, Rhadoo, Sonja Moonear and many more headline.”


2) Kala Festival 

When: June 5-12, 2024

Where: Dhërmi, Albanian Riviera, Albania 

https://www.kala.al

“Kala is a boutique music festival that takes place in Dhërmi, a stunning beach location on the Albanian Riviera. The festival experience has been carefully curated to offer a dreamy combination of music festival and beach holiday.

Kala has all the ingredients for the perfect summer plan: beautiful beaches, excellent music and a stunning festival location running from 5th – 12th June. This combination of beach holiday and music festival is a formula that Albania’s flagship summer festival has been perfecting over the years, attracting adventurous punters, travellers and dance music connoisseurs to a previously undiscovered location off the Mediterranean coast.

Albania’s popularity has risen in recent years, in fact it has seen the fastest post-pandemic tourism growth in Europe yet Kala is maintaining its boutique approach, with intimate beachside stages and only 3000 tickets released every year.”


3) Ion Festival 

When: September 4-11, 2024

Where: Dhërmi, Albanian Riviera, Albania 

https://www.ionalbania.com

“ION Festival is a 7-day exploration of cutting-edge dance music of all shapes and sizes, located in the hidden gem of Dhërmi, Albania. Bringing a world-class line up of DJs to the stunning coast of the Albanian Riviera, ION combines a music festival with a beach holiday to provide like-minded music lovers with an unforgettable week away.”


4) Korca Beer Festival 

When: August 14-18, 2024

Where: Korce, Albania 

www.festaebirres.com

“Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Korca Beer Fest, the grandest summer celebration in Albania! Taking place over five vibrant days at the new bus terminal, this festival transforms the entrance of the picturesque city of Korca into a lively hub of beer, music, and joy.”


5) Anjunadeep Explorations Festival 

When: June 13-18, 2024

Where: Dhërmi, Albanian Riviera, Albania 

https://anjunadeep.com/events/explorations

“Anjunadeep Explorations is a seamless blend of music festival and beach holiday set against the backdrop of the stunning Albanian Riviera. 

Taking place June 13 – 19, 2024, in the sleepy village of Dhërmi, Explorations will feature six nights of music from a curated lineup of Anjunadeep artists. There’s always something special on offer – from unique b2bs, to intimate Gjipe Beach Parties, and extended sunrise performances. 

Wind down with our extensive wellness programme, featuring a diverse selection of classes suiting all levels. Explore the area’s stunning beaches with crystal-clear turquoise water, and enjoy local hospitality with some of the best seafood in the Mediterranean.”


Am I missing any epic 2024 music festivals in Albania?

The sheer number of Albania music festivals is due to explode in the coming years, and so I’ll regularly check back to add new and exciting festivals to this list. Am I missing an amazing music festival in Albania off my list? Reach out, and I’ll check it out! It may even be added to my own music festival bucket list, who knows!

Image: Vacanza In Albania


Looking for more music festivals in Europe?

My blog is packed with amazing music festival lists for destinations across the world. These are just a few of my best European music festival lists, guaranteed to inspire your next Euro trip. 

Image: Kala Festival, Albanian Telegraphic Agency


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