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What’s new on the festival circuit this summer in Europe and beyond
WINGING IT: The Pohoda festival in Slovakia will be one of the few places to see PJ Harvey perform her new album this summer.

WITH THOUSANDS of festivals behing held all over the world every summer, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth your time and money. We all know about the big names, but what about the newer, under-the-radar events that take place in little-explored valleys, on shorelines and in deserts. From an arts festival on the banks of Lake Malawi to an eco-marine whale festival near Cape Town, here’s Newsweek’s selection of lesser-known but worthwhile events this summer throughout Europe and beyond.



Pohoda festival in Slovakia is not as well-known as some of the bigger European festivals, like Sónar or Primavera, but its lineup is worth paying attention to. It’ll be one of the few places fans will be able to see the British musician PJ Harvey play her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. Other exciting acts include Flying Lotus, James Blake, Anna Meredith and Kiran Leonard, as well as the Prodigy, who will headline. The festival takes place at a military airfield close to the Czech border in the valley of the River Váh, with dramatic backdrop views of the Western Carpathian Mountains.

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