15 Best Techno Festivals in Europe For 2024
By / April 11, 2024

Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti for EXIT
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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 top picks for the 2024 music festival season. While our list may not encompass every incredible experience awaiting you, we think it’s a good starting point to the must-attend techno gatherings of the season.

Time Warp Germany 2024

When: April 5-6, 2024

Where: Mannheim, Germany

The Scene: 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.

More Info: Time Warp Germany 2024 Guide

Awakenings Summer Festival 2024

When: July 5-7, 2024

Where: Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

The Scene: After a successful debut, the epic Awakenings Festival returns with a spectacular, summertime camping experience not to be missed. Featuring the best of European techno and dance artists, this is an incredible introduction into the Dutch festival scene.

More Info: Awakenings Summer Festival 2024 Guide

Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2024

When: May 17-19, 2024

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 2024 Guide

EXIT Festival 2024

When: July 10-14, 2024

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 2024 Guide

DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2024

When: March 29-31, 2024

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.

The Lineup:

More Info: DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2024 Guide

Glitch Festival 2024

When: August 13-16, 2024

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 2024 Guide

Junction 2 Festival 2024

When: July 26-28, 2024

Where: London, UK

The Scene: This London techno festival is held at Boston Manor Park for three 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 2024 Guide

Kappa FuturFestival 2024

When: July 5-7, 2024

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 2024 Guide

Sonar Barcelona 2024

When: June 13-15, 2024

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: Sonar Barcelona 2024 Guide

Tomorrowland 2024

When: July 19-28, 2024

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 2024 Guide

Sonus Festival 2024

When: August 18-22, 2024

Where: Novalja, 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 2024 Guide

We Are FSTVL 2024

When: May 24-26, 2024

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 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.

More Info: We Are FSTVL 2024 Guide

Dekmantel Festival 2024

When: July 26-August 4, 2024

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.

More Info: Dekmantel Festival 2024 Guide

Waking Life Festival 2024

When: June 19-24, 2024

Where: Crato, Portugal

The Scene: The groovement continues at Waking Life in Portugal. Always fiesta never siesta at this community led festival.

The Lineup:

More Info: Waking Life Festival 2024 Guide

Verknipt Festival 2024

When: June 8-9, 2024

Where: Utrecht, Netherlands

The Scene: Verknipt Festival is a techno music festival in the Netherlands known for featuring a lineup of popular electronic music artists and DJs.

More Info: Verknipt Festival 2024 Guide

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