Fortunately, Europe puts on some incredible shows, in places often likely to be sunnier and open later than those in Britain. They also tend to take place in locations that tourists wouldn’t otherwise see. In Helsinki, Flow Festival after-parties take over late-night saunas, and pop-up bars are built into the corners of an industrial wasteland. The natural wonders of Iceland, meanwhile, are explored by revellers at its Secret Solstice festival, who enjoy special, intimate gigs both in a cave of solidified lava and underneath a glacier. A field outside Reading, this is not.Europe’s best festivals work hard to impress their audiences by showcasing local art and culinary talent. Helsinki’s Flow, for example, plates up an astonishing range of dishes from the city’s top chefs, while Primavera last year brought street artists together for a dazzling, 180ft mural.