5 parties to attend in 2013

Published November 16th, 2012

The end of 2012 is scarily nigh. It’s been an amazing year for travel, particularly with the London Olympics (who went?), but 2013 is also shaping up to be a ripper year to see the world. Next year is set to host some huge international events and festivals, and best of all – you’re invited! Consider these top 5 parities to attend and live it up in 2013.


Queen's Day in Amsterdam

The streets alive with colour in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s 400th year birthday

Throughout the year
Okay so the city itself is a little older than 400, but it’s Amsterdam’s beloved canals that will be reaching the momentous milestone next year. And what would Amsterdam be without its canals? To celebrate, Amsterdam is putting on a range of concerts, parties, fashion shows, swimming events and skating events all throughout the year. To experience the celebrations at their peak, head to Amsterdam in April for the grand re-opening of the Rijksmuseum and the mammoth Queen’s Day celebrations which take place at the end of the month.


America’s Cup, San Francisco

 7th – 22nd of September

Those who like to combine their travel with sport should hot foot it to San Francisco next year for the America’s Cup. Taking place at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the prestigious yachting race will no doubt bring a champagne crowd and champagne-covered parties to San Francisco.


Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury

26th – 30th of June

Since Glastonbury was postponed last year due to the London Olympics and a shortage of porter-loos, you can bet your Alexa-Chung-change that Glastonbury 2013 is going to be a big one. Kanye West’s ego big! While the line-up is yet to surface, the rumour mill machine is working overdrive, spurting out headlining names like the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Radiohead. Um yes please! 


Oktoberfest in Munich

Oktoberfest in full swing

Oktoberfest, Munich

21st of September – 6th of October

An oldie but a goodie, if you’re planning on a trip to Europe this year, you’d be mad to miss this year’s biggest beer soaked festival. From costume parades to traditional music concerts and of course, all the beer you could possibly dream of, Oktoberfest is guaranteed to show you a good time.


Full Moon Party, Ko Pha Ngan


For something closer to home, time your holiday to Thailand with Ko Pha Ngan’s famous Full Moon Party. Taking place each month when the moon is full, the original party began as an impromptu celebration between a bunch of backpackers. Each year the group returned, bringing new friends with them. As word spread the party grew bigger, becoming a monthly, all-night party featuring dance music, fire skipping ropes and thousands of people.



Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.