September is traditionally the unfancied rear end of the European summer festival season, when the winter winds begin their annual grisly dance and the post-party hangovers start tasting just that little bit sourer. With the Euro weather-gods supplying us one of the best festival summers in recent memory this year though, this September is shaping up to be a little bit special, with a flurry of new "end of summer" festivals popping up all over the continent. Gone are the days when the 31st of August left festival fiends sealing their calendars shut for another year while itching for that one final rave in the sun - these are brave new times, and September's disciples are gathering far and wide in their thousands to raise their fists as one to the gods of hedonistic discovery and rhythmic indulgence. Our 'Top 10 European Festivals September 2014 Edition' hand-picks the best of the best, with a little bit of something for everyone.
Poland's unique Sacrum Profanum Festival brings together the diverse worlds of classical and alternative music in pristine Krakow, connecting them more closely than ever dared before and tossing them into a single melting pot teeming with creativity and life. Forget the conventions, it is spontaneity that counts here!