Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence and The Machine to play week-long festival that's only €300 8 months ago

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence and The Machine to play week-long festival that's only €300

For any fans that fancy a road trip.

To the theme of Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters.

What have we done with festivals?
It disappeared with weather, it never made much sense
Adolescent resident
Wasting another wage on planning my next gig
One in ten
One in ten
One in ten
Do wanna be your festivallll....

Yep, you can tell that it's nearly Christmas when bands start planning their itinerary for the coming months and with a litany of gigs to choose from in Ireland, 2019 is shaping up to be a pretty decent year for anyone that loves heading to gigs.

This being said, as we frequently do, we're more than happy to broaden our horizons and look abroad to see what other festivals in Europe are offering decent value for money.

On this note, a seven-day pass for Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary is currently available for €299.

Taking place from 7-13 August, The festival has become increasingly popular with Irish music fans over the last few years and the first acts for 2019 have just been announced.

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chvrches, Kodaline, Jungle, and Richard Ashcroft are just some of the name announced in the first batch of artists.

Of course, there's going to be hundreds more names added to the bill.

As always, it's each to their own when it comes to festival options and musical tastes, but this one is bound to be popular.

At present, a quick search on Skyscanner for a flight from Dublin to Budapest on 6 August (day before the festival starts) and 14 August (day after it ends) looks like this.

One thing is for sure, the weather is bound to be much better than what you would get at a gig in Ireland.