15 Best Techno Festivals in Europe For 2022
By / March 25, 2022

Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti for EXIT

There is no shortage of electronic music festivals for you to dance your face off at this summer in Europe. And while this list below is by no means complete, here are our techno picks for the 2022 season.

Awakenings Festival 2022

When: April 16-17, 2022

Where: Spaarnwoude, Netherlands

The Scene: It’s one of the most well known electronic music festival in Europe and the largest outdoor techno festival in the world. 80,000 visitors in just two short days are blasted with more than 100 DJs at Awakenings just outside of Amsterdam.

More Info: Awakenings Festival 2022 Guide

Dekmantel Festival 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: Dekmantel Festival returns stronger than the ever with a bold 'choose your own adventure' programming that welcomes a broad array of electronic tunes. The Amsterdam based festival takes place at the stunning Amsterdamse Bos, a massive city park oasis inside the city.

The Lineup:

More Info: Dekmantel Festival 2022 Guide

DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2022

When: April 16-17, 2022

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: Expanding from its roots as an Amsterdam electronic festival, the DGTL Festival can now be enjoyed around the globe. DGTL invites the very best from popular and underground techno to populate their expansive lineup, while the crew behind the scenes pushes their artistic limits with visual art installations that are out of this world.

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More Info: DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2022 Guide

EXIT Festival 2022

When: July 7-10, 2022

Where: Novi Sad, Serbia

The Scene: For those of you tired of festivaling in a field, check out this Serbian festival. One of longest running music festivals in the East, the annual EXIT Festival distinguishes itself by being held in an ancient Petrodovian fortress. The constantly evolving festival has recently added a sister festival held on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.

More Info: EXIT Festival 2022 Guide

Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2022

When: June 3-5, 2022

Where: Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium

The Scene: Born in the Netherlands, The Extrema Outdoor Belgium Festival, usually called the XOBE Festival, is a huge 3-day camping festival. It usually pulls in around 65,000 fans and features over 100 artists playing at 7 stages.

More Info: Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2022 Guide

Glitch Festival 2022

When: August 13-16, 2022

Where: Haz-Zebbug, Malta

The Scene: The quiet island of Malta has transformed in recent years into of of Europe's wildest hot spots for music festivals and Glitch is one of the best. From rooftop pool parties to a secret ancient vault, this house and techno mecca has two stacked days of music followed by a boat-party for the perfect sun-soaked finale.

More Info: Glitch Festival 2022 Guide

Junction 2 Festival 2022

When: June 18-19, 2022

Where: London, UK

The Scene: This London techno festival is held at Boston Manor Park for two days of beats from the genre's top artists. Junction 2 merges the natural beauty of green fields and woodland pathways with striking industrial features that make the site iconic. With a promise of great sound and obsessive attention to detail along with a no VIP policy, this festival continues its fantastic journey.

More Info: Junction 2 Festival 2022 Guide

Kappa FuturFestival 2022

When: July 1-3, 2022

Where: Turin, Italy

The Scene: The Parco Dora, a former car factory, is the stage for Kappa FuturFestival, a massive techno festival that takes place every summer in Turin. 30,000 electronic loving festies convene to celebrate international DJs in this unique setting.

More Info: Kappa FuturFestival 2022 Guide

Music On Festival 2022

When: May 7-8, 2022

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: The Amsterdam based Music On Festival became an almost overnight success when its premier edition in 2017 united fashion addicts with a love for quality techno music. The Balearic experience was made complete by the arena like stage and the amazing weather that has stayed with the festival since.

More Info: Music On Festival 2022 Guide

Secret Project Festival Portugal 2022

When: June 17-19, 2022

Where: Portimao, Portugal

The Scene: The world of the Secret Project Festival heads from downtown LA to the beaches of Portugal for an all new adventure in house and techno.

More Info: Secret Project Festival Portugal 2022 Guide

Sónar Barcelona 2022

When: June 15-18, 2022

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Scene: Since its founding in 1994, Sónar has held 25 editions of the festival in Barcelona and another 74 events in 33 cities around the world. The flagship event in Barcelona embodies the event at its core which is to be the “pulse of the current electronic landscape”. During Sónar by Day, the festival features a huge music program along with its own tech conference called Sónar+D. At night, the event moves to a massive venue that easily makes this Spain's largest electronic festival. With its unique format and ever-changing style, Sonar continues to redefine the festival landscape.

More Info: Sónar Barcelona 2022 Guide

Sonus Festival 2022

When: August 21-25, 2022

Where: Pag Island, Croatia

The Scene: The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of Croatia's hottest party islands. The five day fest at Zrce Beach is hosted by Cosmopop (Time Warp, Love Family Park) so expect to be dazzled by numerous parties on beaches, boats, and clubs. Underground artists are hand-picked so that fans have a chance to see them in an intimate setting before they take off.

More Info: Sonus Festival 2022 Guide

Tomorrowland 2022

When: July 15-31, 2022

Where: Boom, Belgium

The Scene: One of the top electronic music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland in Belgium should be on the bucket list of every festie. It's known for epic stage production along with its insane fireworks displays, and is one of the few festivals in Europe so popular that they hold two editions over two consecutive weekends.

More Info: Tomorrowland 2022 Guide

We Are FSTVL 2022

When: August 6-7, 2022

Where: Upminster, UK

The Scene: After a standout debut in 2013, the award winning We Are FESTVL continues to evolve into one of the UK's most popular electronic festivals. Taking place over the May bank holiday weekend, hundreds of international DJs descend upon the aptly named Airfield of Dreams (just east on London) to play on more than 15 custom stages. After five years, they've even been able to add camping to the bill.

More Info: We Are FSTVL 2022 Guide

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