Summer has arrived and with it comes hot, sunny weather and a full festival schedule. This is a great time for sunning yourself on the beach before the holiday hordes descend and prices soar.

Hartera Festival, Croatia

Experience some of the best young rock banks and top indie acts from around Europe at this three-day underground festival in an abandoned paper factory in Rijeka.

Mikser Festival, Serbia

Belgrade's hyper-hipster Mikser Festival (http://festival.mikser.rs) brings the supercool Savamala district into the spotlight, with a program devoted to the latest in music, design and quirky creativity.

Theatre City, Montenegro

Budva comes over all thespian for six weeks from mid-June, with performances held in such dramatic spots as the Citadela and in front of the Old Town's walls.