100+ of the Best Electronic Music Festivals This Summer [2019]
By / May 6, 2019

Lost And Found Malta 2019

May 2-5, 2019

Numero Uno, Malta

Annie Mac, a popular Irish DJ, hosts the Lost and Found Festival every spring on the sun-drenched island of Malta. Sultry electronic beats transform this warm weather holiday haven into a bumping 4-day festival. AMP Lost and Found finds itself playing in multiople venues including castle raves and boat parties.

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Shaky Beats Festival 2019

May 10-11, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Hosted at the center of the 1996 Olympics at Centennial Park in Atlanta,Georgia, Shaky Beats Festival was created as an EDM shoot off of its sister alt-rock festival ‘Shaky Knees.’ Featuring dance music and top tier artists, Shaky Beats fills the prior void of Southern EDM festivals.

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FORM Arcosanti Festival 2019

May 10-12, 2019

Arcosanti, AZ

Aiming for an exclusive festival experience, FORM Arcosanti brings in those chosen to experimental artist campgrounds outside Phoenix. Over the course of three days, artists at FORM perform against the backdrop to sweeping desert terrain. With a small capacity attendance, festival goers receive a personalized experience backed by an eclectic lineup.

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Music On Festival 2019

May 11-12, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

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Lightning in a Bottle 2019

May 8-13, 2019

Bakersfield, CA

The dedicated fans of this transformational festival have kept LiB at the top of its game for over ten years. It’s changed venues more than a few times, but the incredible art, enthusiastic attendees, and top notch lineup at this boutique fest is a steady constant.

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Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2019

May 17-19, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

The Electric Daisy Carnival brings all the glitter and glam of Las Vegas to this three-day celebration of electronic music. Now a worldwide phenomenon, there's no place like home for the flagship version of EDC, which shows off hundreds of performers set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival.

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Sea Star Festival 2019

May 24-25, 2019

Umag, Croatia

From the people behind the legendary EXIT festival in Serbia, comes their latest Balkan adventure. This festival moves the action to the Croatian seaside for a weekend of electronic music at the incredible Stella Maris laguna in Umag.

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Sunset Music Festival 2019

May 25-26, 2019

Tampa, FL

As a growing key player in the Florida electronic scene, Sunset Music Festival brings big name artists to Raymond James Stadium each Memorial Day weekend. As one of the largest events in Tampa Bay, Sunset brings in crowds of over 50,000 attendees to the area. With costumed-clad performing artists and colorful stages, Sunset Music Festival basks in the Florida sunshine.

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Gather Outdoors Festival 2019

May 25-26, 2019

Monticello, NY

'Featuring three stages, Gather will showcase sounds from some of the industry’s most innovative selectors. Situated in the idyllic serenity of the Catskill Mountains, the festival will offer a refreshing break from the big city.'

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We Are FSTVL 2019

May 25-27, 2019

London, UK

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.

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Movement Detroit 2019

May 25-27, 2019

Detroit, MI

Long before the onslaught of the modern day EDM festival scene, the Movement Festival has owned downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend. Running under a few different names since 2000, this festival brings in top talent to Hart Plaza and delivers an EDM urban experience far different than any other you’ll find over the summer.

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Elements Lakewood Festival 2019

May 24-27, 2019

Lakewood, PA

After 10 years of throwing wildly successful ragers in the big city, BangOn!NYC brings their style to the woods for a three day summer camp style party. The new Memorial Day Weekend festival features seven stages, massive art installations, and plenty of fun camp games. Grab a cabin or bring a tent to the bucolic hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania and be ready to dance.

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Free Your Mind Festival 2019

June 1, 2019

Arnhem, The Netherlands

Free Your Mind, one of the oldest dance organizations in The Netherlands, puts on events across the country, but the highlight is their annual underground festival in Arnhem. 16,000 visitors gather at this epic single day fest which has seen the likes of Joris Voorn, Marco Carola, Paul Kalkbrenner, Speedy J, Boris Brechja, Amelie Lens, Skream, and Sven Väth.

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Docklands Festival 2019

June 1, 2019

Munster, Germany

Münster in Germany will be THE place to be for all pilgrims of authentic electronic underground music, when Docklands Festival opens its gates. Just like the past years they provide a day & night edition with 24 hours of nonstop program on 3 impressive open air stages at day and 12 Floors by night all in all including 100 magnificent national and international artists representing the underground electronic music scene.

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Nuits Sonores 2019

May 29-June 2, 2019

Lyon, France

Nuits Sonores, a boutique electronic festival, is held in the in the historical city of Lyons. Spread out over five days, be prepared for unique performances, events, and workshops, taking place 40 different venues across the city. There's both a day and night program here so be prepared for delights throughout the event.

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Copenhagen Distortion Festival 2019

May 29-June 2, 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

When they Danish cut loose, they really cut loose as evidenced by Copenhagen Distortion. On Wednesday, thousands swarm the streets for nearly a dozen blocks of drinking, dancing, and stages. At night, the entire party is cleaned up and moved to the next neighborhood. It’s the ultimate street party culminating at the harbor for two stacked nights of electronic music.

Junction 2 Festival 2019

June 7-8, 2019

London, UK

This London techno festival is held at Boston Manor Park for two days of beats from the top artists of the genre. 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 an obsessive attention to detail along with a no VIP policy, this festival continues its amazing journey.

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Gottwood Festival 2019

June 6-9, 2019

Anglesey, Wales

Open your festival heart to the next chapter of Gottwood. A well-kept secret with a real kick, the buzz heavy Gottwood Festival's annual celebration of the electronic underground makes an indelible impression. Located on the breathtaking Isle of Anglesey, this chill venue boasts lake and forest views along with some of prettiest sunsets in the UK festival scene.

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Spring Awakening 2019

June 7-9, 2019

Hoffman Estates, IL

With a new home at Addams/Medil Park, the five year old Spring Awakening Festival continues to supply Chicago with a summertime burst of EDM cacophony. There’s over 100 artists on the bill supported by trippy stage production like fireworks, smoke plumes, and pyrotechnics.

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Marvellous Island Festival 2019

June 8-9, 2019

Paris, France

Head to the east side of Paris and spend a day (or two) at the beach listening to world-class electronic music, From the organic beats of the Beach Stage to the incredible production of the 360° Digital Stage to the hedonistic gurus at the Hippie State, Marvellous Island is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.

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Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2019

June 7-9, 2019

Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium

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.

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World Club Dome 2019

June 7-9, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany

World Club Dome is a massive electronic music festival that takes place at the Frankfurt Arena in Germany. It's called the 'Biggest Club in the World' with more than 200 DJs playing on 20 stages over 3 days pumping out 1.8 millions of watt. Radio station BigCityBeats, who puts on the festival, also organizes a winter edition and one in South Korea.

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Nameless Festival 2019

June 7-9, 2019

Barzio, Italy

The breathtaking mountains of northern Italy sets the backdrop for Nameless Festival, one of the largest dance music festivals in the country. For over five years, the consistently sold out show brings 15,000 attendees to Lecco to see both international and local talent.

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Paradiso Festival 2019

June 14-15, 2019

George, WA

The latest addition to the Washington festival scene, Paradiso takes advantage of the stunning natural amphitheater of the Gorge. With multiple stages blasting out music, you'll find yourself transported into EDM nirvana. Camping at The Gorge is always an amazing experience that is not to be missed.

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Mystic Garden 2019

June 15, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mystic Garden is a paradise where time has no meaning. It is a place where people can discover the Magic of an enchanted secret place where life and music and creativity come together for one glorious day to remind us of how life should be savoured and cherished at every moment! It begins as the sound of far-off music echoing throughout the woods, the drums lightly beating and the violin tune. The light at the heart of the forest calling you towards it.

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A Summer Story 2019

June 21-22, 2019

Madrid, Spain

Gather around, you lovers of EDM, and let us tell you A Summer Story. The tale begins during a weekend in June at the City of Rock outside Madrid where some of the biggest names in the electronic scene gather to regale 60000 attendees with a blowout show. Choose your own adventure at A Summer Story this year.

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Spring Break Island 2019

May 30-June 23, 2019

Pag Island, Croatia

The madness of Croatia's Spring Break Island features two long weekends with 5000+ festies heading to Zrce Beach. Boat parties. Night parties. After beach parties. Glow in the dark parties. Are you sensing a theme yet?

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Solidays 2019

June 21-23, 2019

Paris, France

The two-decade old Solidays celebrates another season of rock, pop, and hip-hop. This open-air Paris festival embraces over 200,000 attendees over three days. It's not just about the music at Solidays -- the French festival donates its proceeds to organizations fighting AIDS. Since its inception in 1999, Solidays has organized over 80 concerts and raised over 2 million euros.

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Escapade 2019

June 22-23, 2019

Ottawa, ON

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa comes alive every June when the Escapade festival drops in downtown. The electronic festival mixes together trance, techno, and house for a full weekend of artists that have included Eric Prydz, Kaskade, Krewella, Above & Beyond, Avicii, Afrojack, Excision, and Calvin Harris.

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Tinderbox 2019

June 27-29, 2019

Odense, Denmark

A newcomer to the Danish festival scene, the Hans Christian Andersen inspired Tinderbox stormed into Odense in 2015 and has established itself as one of the top fests in Denmark. Their Google translated motto is Where words fail, music speaks. Please do not pee in the tree. Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

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Galp Beach Party 2019

June 28-29, 2019

Matosinhos, Portugal

It's called the biggest beach party in Europe so you're going to have to confirm for yourself at this Portuguese festival that sits just outside of Porto. The music starts at 4 in the afternoon and lasts until 4 in the morning, so make sure to recuperate on the wonderful beaches of Matosinhos before dancing the night away to some of the biggest names in electronic music.

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Awakenings Festival 2019

June 29-30, 2019

Spaarnwoude, Netherlands

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.

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Dreams Festival 2019

June 29-30, 2019

Toronto, ON

Wake up! It’s time for the annual Dreams Festival on East Island in Toronto. The two-day EDM bash dances up a sandstorm on Echo Beach along with smaller stages tucked around the venue. Celebrate the Canada Day holiday weekend in style at this 19+ event.

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Luminosity Beach Festival 2019

June 27-30, 2019

Overveen, Netherlands

A festival for trance lovers, Luminosity Beach features over 40 artists highlighting everything special about this genre of electronic music. Taking place on the famous beaches of Bloemendaal, this popular seaside town is a perfect place to welcome the summer.

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Sunrise Festival 2019

June 28-30, 2019

Lille, Belgium

The beautiful people of Belgium gather together on the shores of De Lilse Bergen for a weekend of sun, swimming, and dancing. Spend the afternoon lounging at the lake followed by three straight nights of bumping tunes. There's a lot happening here, so dig your toes into the sand and enjoy the music.

Hideout Festival 2019

July 1-5, 2019

Pag, Croatia

You're going to need a vacation from your vacation after Hideout. With five packed days and nights of pool, boat, and after parties with 100 of DJs and thousands of electronic fans tearing it up under the Croatian sun, Hideout remains one of the standout electronic parties of the summer.

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Beats for Love 2019

July 3-6, 2019

Ostrava, Czech

It's a summertime party in the heart of Czech at the annual Beats for Love. Held at a dramatic industrial park in Ostrava, this is the largest electronic music festival in Central Europe. The former coal mine and iron refinery boasts a whopping 13 stages of your favorite genres of electronic music.

Worldwide Festival Sète 2019

June 28-July 6, 2019

Sete, France

The Worldwide Festival may put on editions across the world, but the flagship fest in Sète is still the spot to experience this unique line-up of electronic artists. Located just south of Montpellier, Sète in sun drenched southern France is an ideal place to spend a week on the beach soaking up the sounds from DJs from around the globe.

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Electric Love 2019

July 5-7, 2019

Salzburgring, Austria

Electro, dubstub, EDM, and house are all on the agenda at the Austrian Electric Love Festival held outside of Salzburg. Nestled in the Salzkammergut Lake District and surrounded by the stunning nature of the area, festies will find themselves dancing away to some of the most outstanding stage production in Central Europe.

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EXIT Festival 2019

July 4-7, 2019

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.

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Kappa FuturFestival 2019

July 6-7, 2019

Turin, Italy

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.

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Ruhr-In-Love 2019

July 7, 2019

Oberhausen, Germany

Over the course of a single day, the Ruhr-in-Love Festival features an astounding 400+ DJs at this family electronic festival. With 40 stages and 50,000 revelers, you're sure to find a genre that hits your musical sweet spot.

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El Dorado Festival 2019

July 5-7, 2019

Ledbury, UK

Discover the mysteries of El Dorado, a British boutique festival birthed from the creators of Cirque Du Soul. The varied forms of dance music all come together on the magical venue of Ledbury's Eastnor Castle. 'Leave your inhibitions at the gates for your summer days will be filled with fun and games and when the sun sets and the moon begins to shine the bizarre and wonderful will let loose on the city of gold.'

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We Are Electric 2019

July 5-7, 2019

Boxtel, Netherlands

Explore the Velder Woods in the Netherlands for the We Are Electric Weekender. The organizers of the fest describe it as pushing the boundaries of 'what we call live music with and an electronic soul.' We call it a stacked electronic lineup with scenic camping.

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WiSH Outdoor 2019

July 5-7, 2019

Beek en Donk, Netherlands

WiSH Outdoor is a three-day outdoor electronic festival celebrating its 7th edition. The production values are outstanding with plenty of options for camping and partying all night. Make sure to reserve a spot in Camp Wow! which features hammock lounges, beer pong, and afterparties.

Dreamfields Festival 2019

July 6-7, 2019

Lathum, Netherlands

All of your dreams come true during the open-air Dreamfields Festival held on the beachside shores of the Rhederlaag Recreational Festival. This hardstyle festival boasts some of the most outlandish stages you've ever seen at an electronic festival along with an absolutely wild crowd.

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Loveweek Festival 2019

July 1-8, 2019

Pag Island, Croatia

Every summer has a story and Loveweek might be in chapter in your life at this huge German electronic music festival on Zrce Beach in Croatia. Buckle in for seven stacked days of music, chilling, bungee jumping, and the beautiful sunsets (and sunrises) of the Adriatic Sea.

Love International 2019

July 3-10, 2019

Tisno, Croatia

Secret island parties, sunrise acoustic sessions, beach stages, and late night discos, are just part of this marathon electronic festival. There's also a world class lineup of DJs to dance your way through eight full days of activities and fun in Croatia.

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Barcelona Beach Festival 2019

July 13, 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Wild set productions with crazy special effects and the superstars of the dance music scene all come together to party in the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Platja del Fòrum hosts the bombastic Barcelona Beach Festival for a solid twelve hours of fun.

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Ultra Europe 2019

July 12-14, 2019

Split, Croatia

Hosted every year on the idyllic Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the European edition of the massively popular Ultra Festival has become one of the largest electronic festivals on the continent. The multi-venue event is known for changing up venues around Split, so expect everything from a massive stadium to intimate beach parties.

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Ostend Beach Festival 2019

July 12-14, 2019

Ostend, Belgium

Celebrating ten years as one of Belgium's premier electronic festivals, Ostend Beach is set against the coastline with plenty of sandy space for dancing your face off. Nearly 80 acts will compete for your attention over this three day seaside festival.

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Bass Coast 2019

July 12-15, 2019

Merritt, BC

Don’t call it a rave. Bass Coast is a DIY indie electronic festival that thrives on the natural beauty of its British Columbia location and strong roster of local and international talent. This festival encourages artists to experiment and “share their hard work without fear of judgment”. The boutique event has cemented its reputation as a home for creatives with incredible art installments, panel discussions, and a thoughtful venue layout.

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Seasplash Festival 2019

July 18-21, 2019

Šibenik, Croatia

After years in Fort Punta Christo in Pula, Seasplash is moving south to the Dalmatian Coast. Now in its 17th year, the new home of bass culture will be Martinska Beach near Šibenik.

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Liquicity Festival 2019

July 19-21, 2019

Oudkarspel, Netherlands

There's drum and there's bass and there's the Dutch Liquicity Festival. Head north from Amsterdam to find huge beats spread across three stages at Geestmerambacht Park. Amusement parks, hot tubs, and volleyball courts are just some of the non-music perks of this wild weekender.

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Love Family Park 2019

July 27, 2019

Mainz, Germany

After taking a year off, Love Family Park returns to Rüsselsheim am Main in Mainz in Germany. The single day festival is a techno lover's dream with music running from morning until sunset, dipping into all the sub-genres along the way. Huge names lead the lineup, but festies have a chance to see some of the real up and comers of the scene at Love Family Park.

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Tomorrowland 2019

July 19-28, 2019

Boom, Belgium

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.

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Future Forest 2019

July 26-29, 2019

Fredericton, NB

Head deep in the forest of New Brunswick for the flashing lights and steady beats of Future Forest. The 200-acre site is eight kilometers from the nearest paved road, which means plenty of privacy for a full-blown weekend of electronic revelry.

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SunceBeat 2019

July 24-31, 2019

Tisno, Croatia

What if you could combine your Croatian beach vacation with a boutique electronic festival? Suncebeat solves this dilemma with a full week of quality underground house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk. It all takes place at the legendary Garden of Tisno, a resort that lives for music festivals.

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Hard Summer 2019

August 3, 2019

Fontana, CA

Founded by Gary Richards, also known as the electronic artist Destructo, Hard Summer thrives each year on the root of its founder’s fame – electronic. Taking place in diverse locations within the Los Angeles city limits since its inaugural year in 2007, the festival has finally found a home at Fontana Speedway where it will be returning each year.

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Lovefest 2019

August 1-3, 2019

Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

'The extremely budget-friendly Lovefest is a solid addition to the quickly growing Balkan electronic music festival circuit. In the United States and England, we have all these archaic laws about noise past midnight, but Serbia has no such qualms, and the music stays bumping literally into the dawn. The gates don’t open until sunset, and it’s empty until around midnight, at which point you can barely move until sunrise.' - 100nightsofsummer.com

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51st State Festival 2019

August 3, 2019

London, UK

51st State Festival celebrate their 5th birthday edition in 2019 with their biggest edition to date and once again promises to be an all encompassing celebration of every style of house music that joins the dots between Chicago, New York, London and beyond. This year the party takes place on Saturday 3rd August at the beautiful and sprawling Trent Country Park.

Let It Roll 2019

August 2-4, 2019

Prague, Czech

The world's largest drum and bass festival is a mandatory bucket list stop for fans of the genre. Appearing for the first time on the Czech dance scene in 2003, Let It Roll has become on the most successful festival in the country with diehards visiting from every corner of the globe.

Nature One 2019

August 2-4, 2019

Kastellaun, Germany

For their 25th anniversary, Nature One in Germany is going even bigger than ever with 350 DJs and live acts on over 20 stages. Their 100 hectare campsite promises to be just as insane. Massive stage production, the best talent in the world, German sized campgrounds -- what more do you want out of your summer?

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Eastern Electrics 2019

August 3-4, 2019

London, UK

Undoubtedly one of the largest day festivals in the UK, Eastern Electrics serves up a hearty mix of underground house and techno. Born out of London's warehouse party culture, this festival celebrates artists from the cutting edge to emerging acts.

Untold Festival 2019

August 1-4, 2019

Cluj, Romania

The Untold Festival of Romania unfolds its 3rd Chapter this summer in the charming city of Cluj. The heart of Untold is the open air Cluj-Napoca Arena where international superstar electronic headliners play sets until the sun comes up. The soul of the festival lives in Central Park, a shady expanse of trees and grass filled with hammocks, small stages, art, and straight relaxing.

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Solar Weekend 2019

August 1-4, 2019

Roermond, Netherlands

Solar Weekend began life as a progressive initiative but has since evolved into a creative multi-day festival with an inspiring lineup of artists. The festival is filled with all sorts of adventures including massive water gun battles, fairground rides, and merry-go-rounds. Each year has a theme that ties all the fun-stuff together along with a dizzying array of musical zones to fit your mood.

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VELD Music Festival 2019

August 3-4, 2019

Toronto, ON

Electronic and hip-hop combine forces in downtown Toronto for this 2-day Canadian festival. Taking place at Downsview Park, this city fest attracts 30,000 festies a day.

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Chasing Summer 2019

August 3-4, 2019

Calgary, AB

The largest outdoor EDM event in Western Canada returns to Alberta for this two-day annual electronic fest in August. Take advantage of the last days of summer to party at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary and dance from sunrise to sundown with this jam-packed lineup.

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Dekmantel Festival 2019

July 31-August 4, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dekmantel Festival enters into its seventh year 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.

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Family Piknik 2019

August 3-4, 2019

Montpellier, France

Bring the kids and your open attitude to the Family Piknik in the south of France. Held annually in Montpellier, this electronic festival aims to include all ages into the world of underground electronic music. Admission is free for anyone under 14, over 55, and people with reduced mobility.

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WeCanDance 2019

August 10, 2019

Zeebrugge Beach, Belgium

Party on the beach! The Belgian flavored We Can Dance Festival takes place on the sands of sunny Zeebrugge Beach with five mind-blowing stages and electronic heavyweight DJs from around the world. There's a different theme each year and festies are encouraged to dress the part, which may change the atmosphere, but the vibe always remains full dance mode.

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MEO Sudoeste 2019

August 6-10, 2019

Zambujeira Do Mar, Portugal

MEO Sudoeste settles into a coastal Portuguese town for a marathon five days of music. The festival brings in a varied array of artists with a strong emphasis on electronic and pop. For festival-goers the fabled Alentejo coast is nearby for swimming and exploration.

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IleSoniq 2019

August 9-10, 2019

Montreal, QC

For two days, Montreal bumps to the tunes of ÎleSoniq. The electronic fest takes place in the festival friendly Parc Jean-Drapeau, home of both Osheaga and Heavy Montreal.

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Dance Valley 2019

August 10, 2019

Velsen, Netherlands

For over two decades, the iconic Dance Valley has welcomed electronic to this massive single-day festival. With 10+ stages and 60,000 dance happy revelers, this is truly one of the wildest parties of the summer. The electronic music is varied, dipping into sub-genres like trance, hardstyle, EDM, and techno.

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Dreambeach Villaricos 2019

August 6-10, 2019

Villaricos, Spain

Pack some sunscreen with your tent and post up in the southeast of Spain at the Dreambeach Villaricos Festival. For five nights in the middle of August, Palomares Beach in Villaricos hosts a massive lineup of the biggest EDM, techno, trance, and dubstep artists in the world.

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Neopop 2019

August 7-10, 2019

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Dip your toes into the Atlantic Ocean during three days of partying at the electronic Neopop Festival. Mixing live performances and DJ sets, the Portuguese fest has become a mecca for techno fans across Europe. The tiny coastal town of Viana do Castelo where Neopop lives is filled with the character and history of the region.

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Houghton Festival 2019

August 8-11, 2019

Houghton, UK

This celebration of music and art in the Norfolk countryside returns for another year. Produced by the team behind Gottwood, this utopia electronic retreat is a non-stop 72-hour party in a lush woodland estate.

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Moonrise Festival 2019

August 10-11, 2019

Baltimore, MD

It’s off to the races with the EDM Moonrise Festival. Held just outside Baltimore at the nearly 150 year old Pimlico Race Course, Moonrise is growing organically into one of the largest electronic events in the Capitol Region.

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Loveland Festival 2019

August 10-11, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

House music meets techno at the Loveland Music Festival in Amsterdam. Starting in 2018, Loveland expanded to two days of beats. The venue, the greenfield Sloterpark, sits on a scenic late, perfect for relaxing in between dancing.

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Voltage Festival 2019

August 10-11, 2019

Zwevegem, Belgium

Ever wanted to rave at an old, abandoned, industrial power plant? Then it's time to check out the five-year old Voltage Festival which features 50+ artists for a crowd of 6000 festies. Come for the techno, stay for the vibe at this Belgian gem.

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Membrain Festival 2019

August 8-11, 2019

Šibenik, Croatia

Europe's heartiest and newest underground bass culture festival takes place on the beautiful shores of the Dalmatian Coast. Relive the vibe of old school raves at this four-day festival.

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The Qontinent Festival 2019

August 9-11, 2019

Wachtebeke, Belgium

Do you crave hardstyle? Because you're going that and more at The Quontinent Festival. Epic sound stages combine with heavy beats in this lakeside fest. The Ravers Resort is where you'll rest up with camping options for all styles of festies.

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Shambhala Music Festival 2019

August 9-12, 2019

Salmo, BC

At this point, Canada’s favorite DIY festival lives in a class by itself. Consistently chosen by fans as their favorite festival of the summer, this five day camping marathon features a wide array of music and art set admist the beautiful BC backcountry. It’s not a surprise that Shambhala is leading the way as a transformational festival.

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Defected Croatia 2019

August 8-13, 2019

Tisno, Croatia

It's house music heaven when the UK Defected label takes over The Garden at Tisno. Beachside camping, boat parties, special shows, and lots of surprises makes this an ideal island getaway. Need a break from the bumping beats? Explore the lovely Croatian seaside city of Tisno in between sets.

Barrakud Croatia 2019

August 11-15, 2019

Zrće, Croatia

When your official slogan is simply #ravetheworld, you know that Barrakud is going to be a blast. Taking place mid-August at the fabled Zrce Beach in Croatia, this electronic music festival is packed with festies on holiday from around Europe.

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Das Energi Festival 2019

August 16-17, 2019

Salt Lake City, UT

This small EDM-centric Utah festival has stepped up to the next level in recent years, gaining national recognition for its production and lineup. Not many venues can match the atmosphere of The Great Saltair, a historical Utah icon that overlooks the stark beauty of the Great Salt Lake and the sharp backdrop of the Wasatch Range mountains.

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Sonus Festival 2019

August 18-22, 2019

Pag Island, Croatia

The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of the 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.

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B.my.Lake 2019

August 21-24, 2019

Zamárdi, Hungary

Hungary may be a land-locked country, but you wouldn't know it once you've stepped onto the shores of Balaton Lake. The summertime party reaches its climax with the annual B.my.Lake Festival which brings four days of wall to wall electronic music to the tranquil waters.

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DGTL Festival Barcelona 2019

August 23-24, 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Combined with an extensive focus on art and sustainability, DGTL returns for the next edition in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. A carefully thought-out selection of in-demand headliners, local acts and breakthrough artists are featured each year, typically featuring 60 artists over four stages.

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Drumcode Festival 2019

August 24, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Acclaimed Swedish techno DJ Adam Beyer and legendary Dutch brand Awakenings will team up once again for the second edition of Drumcode Festival. The event will take place on Saturday 24th August at the NDSM docklands in Amsterdam.

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Mysteryland Netherlands 2019

August 23-25, 2019

Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

The longest running dance festival in the world takes place in the Netherlands for two days every August and even spawned a spin-off in the United States. After a day of hedonistic dancing, Mysteryland fans find solace at Holy Ground Camping. Mysteryland strongly believes in festival soul, focusing on sustainability and local participation.

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South West Four (SW4) 2019

August 24-25, 2019

London, UK

The Southwest Four Festival, nicknamed SW4, is an annual EDM festival that takes place in Clapham Commons, London, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

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MUTEK Montreal 2019

August 20-25, 2019

Montreal, QC

The Montreal-based MUTEK is dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts with a focus on discovery, exclusive appearances, and artistic ingenuity. Their unique take on this festival genre has led to editions around the world with each year seeing MUTEK embark on creatively entertaining directions.

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Bass Canyon 2019

August 23-25, 2019

George, WA

After throwing a successful dinosaur-themed festival in Ohio (just roll with it), superstar DJ, Excision, takes the basshead party to the legendary Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State for this new late summer show. Bass Canyon promises 3 days and nights of non-stop bass music with no stage conflicts, and of course, lots of Excision sets.

Dekmantel Selectors 2019

August 22-26, 2019

Tisno, Croatia

This limited capacity festival at The Garden Resort in Tinso only sells 2000 tickets for the five-day event. Each day, some of the world's best DJs spin tunes on the relaxing seaside coastline of the Adriatic Sea, while at night the party takes off to the legendary Barbarella nightclub.

Summerburst Stockholm 2019

August 30-31, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Summerburst, a festival so big that it takes place in Sweden's two largest cities, this capper to the end of the season is a blast of electronic dance music over two days in the final weekend of August. Can't wait that long? Then check in at Summerburst Gothenberg which launches festival season at the beginning of June.

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Electric Zoo 2019

August 30-September 1, 2019

New York City, NY

Electric Zoo is New York City’s premier electronic music festival every Labor Day weekend. With stacked artists ranging from bass to techno and everything in between, Electric Zoo promises to not disappoint attendees. As the largest and longest-running electronic festival in the city, the park transforms into an electronic playground for a three-day jammed pack festival.

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Sundown Festival 2019

August 30-September 1, 2019

Norwich, UK

The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season with one last party in the sun, Sundown Festival hosts only the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts across a weekend of music and mayhem.

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Sea Dance Festival 2019

August 30-September 1, 2019

Budva, Montenegro

For those of you not tired of partying in an ancient Serbian castle for seven days straight, the organizers of EXIT recently spun off a second festival of fun on the ocean. Sea Dance takes the techno to the shores of Montenegro for an idyllic weekend of sunbathing and dancing in the waves.

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Outlook Festival 2019

September 4-8, 2019

Pula, Croatia

Fans of bass will want to head to Outlook Festival in Croatia which is famous for their bass heavy lineups along with boat parties and beachside performances. The main event is held the historic Fort Punta Christo, an abandoned fort, which means you may even find yourself dancing in a moat.

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Dancefestopia 2019

September 5-8, 2019

Kansas City, MO

A high energy music and camping festival, Dancefestopia takes place in the rolling hills just south of Kansas City. For three days and four nights, festies can party to nonstop music and one of the strongest dance music lineups in the region.

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September 7-14, 2019

Sardinia, Italy

SUNANDBASS is a drum and bass festival organised on the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. For eight days, festival goers and artists from all over the world meet at this incredible location to enjoy great music, sunny beaches and amazing Italian food. What makes SUNANDBASS special is its family feel, friendly vibes and unforgettable moments.

The BPM Festival Portugal 2019

September 12-15, 2019

Portimao/Lagoa, Portugal

BPM is one of Europe's largest electronic parties of the fall. This year’s BPM edition will feature a new format for the festival – with parties taking place on the beach each day and night.

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CRSSD Festival Fall 2019

September 28-29, 2019

San Diego, CA

CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park in downtown San Deigo with this now annual springtime event. The electronic heavy festival has introduced indie rock into the lineup over the last few editions as well as some incredible underground DJs. Leave the hula hoops, LED gloves, and totems at home -- they're prohibted at CRSSD.

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Dirtybird Campout 2019

October 4-6, 2019

Waterford, CA

It's summer camp for adults at the annual Dirtybird Campout! Hosted by the folks at the Dirtybird label, this electronic-themed campout is all about non-stop entertainment. Wood carving, knot tying, tug-of-war, dodgeball, talent shows, and of course, tons of music. This southern California experience has even been adapted for a spring-time east coast version.

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Amsterdam Dance Event 2019

October 14-20, 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dutch capital of Amsterdam goes off in mid-October when ADE comes to town. 300 parties, 80 venues, and 2000 DJs makes this the electronic event of the season. Amsterdam Dance Event began life as a conference back in 1996 and the daytime events are stuffed with industry professionals and panels. At night, the showcase festival moves into the wild clubs and stages of Amsterdam for non-stop entertainment.

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