Do you want to combine your love for music and partying with a holiday?

If this sounds like your kind of break away, look no further as Manchester Airport has rounded up the top destinations to visit for party season with flights available.

In the list, you’ll find some of the biggest festivals that you can attend with a direct flight from Manchester whether you’re booking last minute or planning next year’s trip.

Best festival destinations with flights from Manchester Airport


Dates: July 19-28

Where: Near Brussels, Belgium

Direct flights from Manchester Airport to Brussels with Brussels Airlines are available if Tomorrowland is your chosen festival.

The airport says it is arguably Europe’s best known dance festival and will turn 20 next year.

Almost half a million people will visit over the course of the festival near Brussels with the main stage being the backdrop for some of the dance scene’s biggest names like Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta.

Burning Man

Dates: August 25-September 2

Where: Nevada Desert, north west of Las Vegas

Burning Man is available to attend every summer in the Nevada Desert, north west of Las Vegas.

Manchester Airport shared that the organisers of Burning Man describe the festival as ‘a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance’.

The festival doesn’t involve any headliners or scheduled performances.

Instead, it’s the attendees who shape the agenda at Burning Man, which takes its name from the burning of a large wooden effigy, representing ‘the man’, at the end of the festival.

Those wanting to attend can fly direct to Las Vegas from Manchester Airport with Virgin Atlantic.

Sziget Festival

Dates: August 7-12

Where: On an island near Budapest

The Sziget Festival is an annual event which takes place on an island in the River Danube, just north of Budapest.

Headliners this year include Stormzy, Sam Smith, Liam Gallagher and Martin Garrix.

If this sounds like the perfect holiday for you, there are direct flights you can get to Budapest with, Ryanair and TUI.


Dates: From July 29

Where: Ibiza

Ibiza is known as Europe’s party capital and among the highlights this summer is BBC Radio 1’s return to Ibiza Rocks Hotel for its renowned Dance X Pool Party on July 29.

Music fans can look forward to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris on August 2.

Fly out to Ibiza with direct flights from Manchester with easyJet,, Ryanair and TUI.

Wacken Open Air

Dates: July 31-August 3

Where: Wacken, just north of Hamburg

If you’re a heavy metal fan, this could be the festival for you.

It’s said to be the genre’s largest festival and will take place in the small town of Wacken, just north of Hamburg.

It has been held in the town since 1989 and this year fans can look forward to seeing headliners Scorpions, Korn and Amon Amarth take to the stage.

Direct flights are available from Manchester to Hamburg with easyJet and Eurowings.

Festivals that have happened this year but can be booked for 2025

If you missed the following festivals this year, don't worry as you can book them for 2025.

Fête de la Musique

Dates: June 21

Where: Spread across France but centred on Paris

Fête de la Musique is a Summer Solstice festival that is spread across France but centred on Paris.

While there won’t be world-famous headliners, attendees can expect the streets, parks and boulevards to be filled with colourful artistic displays and impromptu performances of live music.

You can visit the largest free music festival in Europe and get there via direct flights from Manchester to Paris with Air France and easyJet.

Secret Solstice

Dates: June 20-22

Where: Reykjavik

Dance the night away on the Summer Solstice with Iceland's Secret Solstice event in Reykjavik.

You can expect a party under the Midnight Sun with three days of continuous sunlight and see a mix of Icelandic and international artists perform.

Direct flights are available from Manchester to Reykjavik with easyJet, Icelandair, and TUI.

Roskilde Festival

Dates: June 29-July 6

Where: About 20 miles west of Copenhagen

Roskilde is one of the busiest and oldest pop festivals in Europe, dating back to 1971.

It takes place about 20 miles west of the Danish capital Copenhagen and its roots are in hippy culture but the mix of acts on offer nowadays is much more mainstream.

Headliners this year included the Foo Fighters, Doja Cat and Charli XCX.

Fly to Copenhagen direct from Manchester with easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair and Scandinavian Airlines.


Dates: June 23-27

Where: Near Zadar, Croatia

Hideout gives music fans the opportunity to dance on Zrce Beach near Zadar, Croatia.

The festival which has been running for around a decade is already attracting some of the EDM scene’s biggest stars.

This year festivalgoers enjoyed performances from the likes of Eliza Rose, Alan Fitzpatrick and Manchester’s own Interplanetary Criminal.

You can fly directly to Zadar from Manchester with Ryanair.

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North By Northeast (NXNE)

Dates: June 12-16

Where: Toronto, Canada

A self-described ‘discovery event’, Canada’s NXNE festival has a reputation for giving a platform to the stars of tomorrow.

The Lumineers, Grimes and Post Malone all made breakthrough performances here before being signed to big record labels.

Performances take place in small to medium-sized venues across Toronto, giving festivalgoers the chance to explore the city.

Air Canada and Air Transat will get you to Toronto with direct flights from Manchester.