Your gap year may take you away from the UK during festival season. But you can still get your music fix at one of the many festivals across Europe. Eastern Europe's music scene is thriving and, with tickets from 30 euros, it's highly affordable fun.
Exit in Serbia attracts around 10,000 Brits each year alongside thousands of local festival goers. It takes place July 7-10 in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress on the river Danube, with more than 600 performances on 20 stages.
This year's line up includes Jamiroquai, Arcade Fire, Pulp and House of Pain. A four-day pass costs £89.
Kazantip Republic in the Ukraine takes place July 30 to August 27. Expect DJs, musicians, producers, film makers, designers, performers, freaks, beautiful dancing girls and toned kitesurfing boys. A one-month pass costs 100 euros.
OFF Festival in Poland takes place August 5-8 in 'Three Lake Valley', Katowice. It's aimed at supporting art and music with the festival bringing many acts to Poland for the first time. OFF Festival also features film, art, performance and poetry. This year, catch Primal Scream, Mogwai, Gang of Four and more. Three-day passes start from 30 euros.