House music is seeing a bit of a resurgence over the last few years in the United States while over in Europe it has always been wildly popular. Whether it’s a dedicated stage or a full commitment to the genre, the following festivals will satisfy your need for house.
When: May 27-29, 2023
Where: Detroit, MI
The Scene: Long before the onslaught of the modern day electronic festival scene, the Movement Festival has brought the vibe to 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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When: May 28, 2023
Where: Erp, Netherlands
The Scene: 7th Sunday is a multi-genre festival, held annually on the seventh Sunday after Easter in the south of the Netherlands.
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When: June 24-25, 2023
Where: San Bernardino, CA
The Scene: It's house music all day long at this weekend festival held in southern California. Hosted by Insomniac, this is a summertime banger you won't want to miss.
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When: June 15-17, 2023
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.
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When: June 2-4, 2023
Where: Bugibba, Malta
The Scene: House music fans - your Triip awaits. Spanning across three days and nights, get triipy at a unique castle, on the beach, in a pool, or on a boat.
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When: June 30-July 2, 2023
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.
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When: June 22-25, 2023
Where: Rothbury, MI
The Scene: The legendary Sherwood Forest, beloved by music festival fans around the world, sets the backdrop to Electric Forest. Located on the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan, Electric Forest has grown into a full-on destination fest. At night, the Sherwood Forest becomes alive with lights, art, and the creativity of the fans.
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When: July 6-8, 2023
Where: Salzburgring, Austria
The Scene: 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.
The Lineup: 070 Shake, Alok, Angerfist, Charlotte De Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Djs From Mars, Hardwell, Headhunterz, Kshmr, Lost Frequencies, Neelix, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Timmy Trumpet, W&W, Wildstylez
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When: July 7-9, 2023
Where: Split, Croatia
The Scene: 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.
The Lineup: Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Axwell, Boris Brejcha, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, DJ Snake, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nora En Pure, Oliver Heldens, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet, Zedd
More Info: Ultra Europe 2023 Guide
When: July 12-16, 2023
Where: Neustadt-Glewe, Germany
The Scene: It's all about the hardstyle at the Airbeat One Festival in Neustadt-Glewe, Germany. For over 15 years, Airbeat One has entertained fans with the harder side of electronic music, putting on an event that features forward thinking stage design, epic light shows, and top notch DJs from around the world.
The Lineup: Alok, Angerfist, Astrix, Bassjackers, Boris Brejcha, Charlotte De Witte, Claptone, Danny Avila, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, EDX, Fisher, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Hardwell, Headhunterz, Kshmr, Neelix, Nora En Pure, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Van Dyk, Quintino, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture, W&W, Warface, Wildstylez, Zatox
More Info: Airbeat One 2023 Guide
When: July 16, 2023
Where: Seattle, WA
The Scene: It's house music all day long at this weekend festival held in Seattle. Hosted by Insomniac, this is a summertime jam you won't want to miss.
More Info: Day Trip Festival Seattle 2023 Guide
When: July 21-30, 2023
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.
The Lineup: 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
More Info: Tomorrowland 2023 Guide
When: August 3-8, 2023
Where: Tisno, Croatia
The Scene: 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.
More Info: Defected Croatia 2023 Guide
When: August 5-6, 2023
Where: Los Angeles, CA
The Scene: Hard Summer takes place in downtown Los Angeles at a combination of venues with various stages spread throughout the campuses of the historic LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium. This 2-day festival has been exploding with electronic music since its debut in 2008 and has become a staple of the Southern California electronic festival scene.
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When: August 11-14, 2023
Where: Long Pond, PA
The Scene: 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. This 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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When: August 23-27, 2023
Where: Marseille, France
The Scene: The beach meets dance music at this three-day festival in sunny Marseille, France. The Delta Festival promises to be an epic bash of music, sports, and arts in the sand.
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When: August 25-27, 2023
Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
The Scene: 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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When: September 1-3, 2023
Where: Chicago, IL
The Scene: This second-year fest promises to bring the global scene to the birthplace of house music.
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When: September 6-13, 2023
Where: Dhërmi, Albania
The Scene: ION is a different kind of music event, one where you’re invited to get outside the usual festival fences and have a real holiday experience. For everyone who chooses to come with us on this extended summer party, ION will be a week filled with new encounters and 3,000 like-minded friends, all soundtracked by electronic music’s best artists.
More Info: ION Festival 2023 Guide
When: September 30-October 1, 2023
Where: San Francisco, CA
The Scene: Portola is an 2-day electronic and pop music festival taking place on at Pier 80 in San Francisco, CA.
The Lineup: Basement Jaxx, Bonobo, Carl Cox, Chromeo, Eric Prydz, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, Jon Hopkins, Kenny Beats, Labrinth, Little Dragon, Rina Sawayama, Roisin Murphy, SBTRKT, Skrillex, Thundercat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Underworld
More Info: Portola Festival 2023 Guide
When: August 9-13, 2023
Where: Hampshire, UK
The Scene: '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!'
More Info: Boomtown 2023 Guide