When it comes to cool sounds in the summer sunshine, continental Europe is your playground. We pick the best (mostly) affordable parties from Iceland’s Secret Solstice to Croatia’s Love International
As the Croatian festival scene bidding farewell last summer to its founding father, the Garden Festival, which bowed out after 10 years of magic, it now falls to Love International to carry the torch. Run by the team behind Bristol’s Love Saves the Day (with the Garden’s Nick Colgan also involved), the festival takes place at the Garden Resort in Tisno, in a natural amphitheatre with a private bay for cooling dips. It also features the kind of line-up to generate heart-throbbing party moments, with some of the most discerning house and disco selectors around: Prosumer, Bicep, Horse Meat Disco … Just thinking about it is making us want to shoot confetti in the air and spill our drink hugging a stranger.
• 29 June-6 July, full week pass £120, loveinternationalfestival.com