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 Spring Festival 2023
May 13-14, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Ellen Allien, Helena Hauff, Nina Kraviz
Photo Credit: Awakenings Festival
Dekmantel Festival 2023
August 2-6, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Helena Hauff, Nelly, Orpheu The Wizard
Photo Credit: Dekmantal
DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2023
April 7-9, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Bonobo, Honey Dijon, Moderat, Mura Masa, Nelly, The Blessed Madonna, The Martinez Brothers
EXIT Festival 2023
July 6-9, 2023
Novi Sad, Serbia
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.
Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2023
May 26-28, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Boris Brejcha, Claptone, Eats Everything, Horse Meat Disco, Maceo Plex, Peggy Gou
Glitch Festival 2023
August 13-16, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Helena Hauff, Richie Hawtin
Photo Credit: Glitch Festival
Junction 2 Festival 2023
July 21-22, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Adam Beyer, Dixon, Helena Hauff, Jeff Mills, Midland, Nina Kraviz, Underworld
Photo Credit: ShotAway
Kappa FuturFestival 2023
June 30-July 2, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Chris Liebing, Danny Tenaglia, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Major Lazer, Peggy Gou, Seth Troxler, Swedish House Mafia, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Vintage Culture
Photo Credit: Kappa FuturFestival
Music On Festival 2023
May 6-7, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Vintage Culture
Photo Credit: Music On
Sónar Barcelona 2023
June 15-17, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: AME, Amelie Lens, Aphex Twin, Bicep, Eric Prydz, Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou, Richie Hawtin, The Blessed Madonna
Sonus Festival 2023
August 20-24, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Diplo, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Sven Vath, Vintage Culture
July 21-30, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Alok, Amelie Lens, Angerfist, Bassjackers, Blasterjaxx, Chuckie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dixon, DJ Diesel, Dyro, Eats Everything, Firebeatz, Gareth Emery, Gordo, Henri Pfr, John Newman, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Martin Jensen, Mattn, Nina Kraviz, Nora En Pure, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Quintino, Solardo, Steve Angello, Sub Zero Project, Tale of Us, The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture, Warface
Photo Credit: Tomorrowland
We Are FSTVL 2023
August 25-27, 2023
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 August 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.
Featured Artists: Amelie Lens, Andy C, Annie Mac, Dixon, DJ Seinfeld, Eats Everything, Example, Fisher, Green Velvet, Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Skream, Solardo, The Prodigy, Vintage Culture
Boomtown Fair 2023
August 9-13, 2023
'Boomtown rose up from the underground to become one of the UK’s wildest and most inspiring independent festivals. A sprawling metropolis and home to every species of creative miscreant, its thousands of citizens embark a journey of discovery, dancing through its labyrinthine streets and plazas on a non stop weekend joyride to a soundtrack of ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate, disco, electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, breaks, bass, jungle, techno and all in a spirit of unity and freedom!'
Photo Credit: Boomtown
Time Warp Germany 2023
April 1, 2023
This electronic show in Germany showcases international heavyweights which perfectly capture the underground spirit of the event. With mesmerizing lighting design, jaw-dropping production of the highest spec and crystal clear sound systems, Time Warp Mannheim is the ultimate festival experience for techno aficionados and needs to be seen.
Featured Artists: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Sven Vath, The Martinez Brothers
Photo Credit: Stefano Carmignani/Time Warp