Who can't wait for the festival season?!

Some of the best techno festivals in the world are held in Europe every year! But with so many, it’s hard to choose which one to go to!

 

Luckily for you, we have created an article on the 25 Best Techno Festivals in Europe to help you decide where you should go! We will give you all the important information such as the lineups, festival dates and tickets prices as well as where to buy them!

 

1. South West Four

 

Location: Clapham Common, London

Dates: 29-30th August 2020

What?

The best way to spend your bank holiday in August is to spend it at South West Four. DJing legend Carl Cox has referred to as ‘the crowning glory’.

The two-day festival will be held in Clapham Common and will be filled with the best EDM, house, techno, drum and bass and grime music.

Rumour has it that 2020 will have the biggest lineup South West Four has ever put forward. Previous festivals have hosted world-class DJs such as Marshmellow, Sasha, Fatboy Slim, Paul Van Dyk and Skrillex as headline acts. 2019 is the year for South West Four.

How to get there?

Getting to South West Four is very straightforward

Train
For those that take the Underground, simply take the Northern Line to Clapham common. Clapham Common closes at 9 pm in the night and the nearest underground station will be Clapham South (8 minutes walk) or Clapham Junction (25-minute walk)

Busses
Nearby bus stops served by buses: 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 345, 355, 417.
Night buses: N35, N37, N155, N137, N345.

Lineup:

For the official line up, click here!

Check out the South West Four 2016 Aftermovie to see what to expect!

Tickets:

Tickets are not currently available.

Where to stay?

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2. Awakenings Festival

 

Location: Gashouder Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates: 27-28th June 2020

What?

Awakenings has been putting on festivals since the year 2000! They have become so popular that any techno fan that hasn’t heard of this festival is not a true techno fan. With over 80,000 visitors in a weekend you best pencil in Awakenings Festival in your calendar.

There are over 100 DJ’s playing at this festival which includes DJ guru’s Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Loco Dice and more. The popular Sven Väth, Chris Liebing and Berghain residents Ben Klock and Marcel Dettman will be putting on great performances with great features such as pyrotechnics and fireworks. This is not one to miss!

Lineups

For a full list of artists click here.

Check out Awakenings 2018 to see what to expect!

Tickets

Ticket prices vary depending on what day you want to go:

Friday €42.50
Saturday €57.50
Sunday €42.50

Buy your tickets here!

 

3. Love International

 

Location: Tisno, Croatia

Dates: 15-21st July 2020

What?

Love International 2020 is set in Tisno, Croatia. It is continuing the legacy created by ‘The Garden Festival’, and is now creating its own unique magic in Croatia. This festival goes for a whole week giving you a nice little break away from home to enjoy both the music and the country!

It will be a full packed week with amazing boat parties, open-air Barbarella’s shows and Sunrise Sessions. Whether you will like to dance in the sea or relax under the sun one thing is for sure, Love International 2020 will be the best festival yet.

Lineups:

2020 lineup is looking bright with the likes of Axel Boman, Optimo, DJ Tennis & more

Check out the aftermovie of Love International 2017 so you can see how much fun this festival is!

Prices:

Tickets start from €45.00 and are selling fast! Hurry and buy yours now! 

 

4. Sónar Barcelona

 

Location: Barcelona

Dates: 18-20th June 2020

What?

Sónar is “positioned at the cutting edge of the electronic music landscape” as they gather famous artists with emerging ones to perform in one of Barcelona’s most popular festivals.

There is also cool events, such as Sónar+D, designed for various creative communities, providing development sessions and opportunities to exchange ideas and tools perfect for anyone who is seeking some inspiration in the industry!

Sónar Barcelona events are divided into two main locations:

– Sónar by Day, located in Fira Montjuïc, offers concerts and DJ’s and is when and where Sónar+D is held.
– Sónar by Night, located at the Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet, hosts live performances and DJ sets from the best names in international music.

Details on how to get from sonar by day to sonar by night can be found here.

Lineups:

Sónar Barcelona will include the likes of Aj Tracey, Headie One, Dixon, Chico Blanco & James Murphy & more

Check out this video of Sónar Barcelona to see what to expect!

 Where to stay?

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Tickets

Tickets start from €125 for 2 nights. Find more prices here

 

5. Hideout Festival 2020

 

Location: Zrće Beach, Novalja, Croatia

Dates: 21-25th June 2020

What?

A 5 night festival… with 150 artists… all on a beach! Now that’s what we call a festival! Enjoy a little break away from home as your dancy away to 5 nights of great techno music!

Throughout the 5 days get ready to go to pool parties, beach parties, boat parties and headline evening performances across five beachfront stages. With amazing artists such as Bicep, Rudimental, Jamie Jones & more you will not be able to stop partying.

Line ups

Fisher, Hannah Wants, Chase and Status, Andy C & More…

Check out the official teaser video

Tickets

Tickets start from €139.00 for all 5 days. Buy them here.

 

6. Medusa Festival 2020

 

Location: Playa de Cullera, Cullera, Spain

Dates: 5-10th August 2020

What?

Medusa Festival is a huge techno music festival held on the sands of the Playa de Cullera in Cullera, Spain. Mainstream and underground DJ’s gather together to give you one epic festival! Adding to this, Medusa Festival incorporate a theme to every festival they host and this year it’s not different. 2020’s festival theme is titled ‘The Secret of Wonderland’! So get ready to soak up some Spanish sun as you dance away to great techno music. Don’t forget to take some pictures while you’re there so the memory lasts!

Lineup:

Carl Cox, Headhunterz, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz, Paul van Dyk, Angerfist, Afro Bros, Anuel & more

 

Check out the Official Aftermovie of medusa festival 2018

Tickets:

Tickets are from €67.00. Get yours here! 

 

7. Tomorrowland

 

Location: De Schorre Recreation Ground, Boom, 2850, Belgium

Dates: 17-26th July 2020

What?

Tomorrowland is the world’s biggest dance music festival. It portrays a fairy tale world situated in beautiful natural surroundings. Tomorrowland go all out with their festival!. With their keen attention to detail, they incorporate unique decor, fascinating acts, peripheral animations, cocktail bars, beaches and firework displays to help create this unforgettable experience!

“Tomorrowland has transformed a local playground into a global happening; a dream world where all visitors recognize themselves; a multi-level fairy tale; a soft-edged fantasy world full of radiant colours and shapes; a trip for your imagination; a summer’s weekend of love” – Tomorrowland

Lineup:

The full Tomorrowland line up has just been released!

Check out the Tomorrowland 2019 trailer:

Tickets:

Tickets are not currently available.

Where to stay?

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8. Riverside Festival Glasgow

 

Location: Ministerium & LX Factory, Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 23-24th May

What?

The 8th annual Riverside Festival will take place in Glasgow in 2020 on the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday May 23rd and Sunday 24th. Scotland’s premier electronic music festival returns to the grounds of the Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde, bringing together a combination of some of the biggest and most cutting edge electronic artists and DJs to this unique and iconic location

Lineup:

The line up includes Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Bonzai Bonner, Call Super and many more.

Check out Lisboa Electronica 2018’s best moments

Where to stay?

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9. We Are FSTVL 2020!

 

Location: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Dates: 23-24th May 2020

What?

The 5-time award winning festival is back!

We Are FSTVL, who won Best Dance Event at 2016’s UK Festival Awards, will feature over 300 acts between the 23rd til’ 24th May 2020 bringing the best artists in dance music, underground and grime.

We Are FSTVL also bring the best stage designs to give you the best festival experience. 2020 is no different. We Are FSTVL 2020 will be held on a 142-acre former WW1 airfield in Upminster, Greater London to help them with their “Neon Jetset Overload” theme!

Lineups

We Are FSTVL features the likes of Anna Tur, The Black Madonna, Alisha, Eli Brown & more

Check out We Are FSTVL 2016 Aftermovie

Tickets

Tickets are selling fast! Get your tickets here

Where to stay?

We have two hostels in London! Book your stay now!

 

10. A Summer Story 

 

Location: Ciudad del Rock, Arganda del Rey, Madrid, 28500, Spain

Dates: 19-20th June 2020

What?

A Summer Story was created to unite everyone who loves electronic music. It is held just on the outskirts of Madrid at Ciudad del Rock in Arganda del Rey. Having only launched 4 years ago, A Summer Story has always delivered the best talent to its stages and it doesn’t look like anything is going to change.

With their huge sound systems, no matter where you are at this festival you will be able to head the vibrant sounds of the world’s best DJs and producers. But make sure you still make it to the front to get the best festival experience!

Lineup

Armen Van Buuren, Timmy Trumpet, Brennan Heart, Charlotte De Witte, Joseph Capriati & more

Check out this video to see what to expect!

Tickets

Tickets start from €35.00. Book yours here

Where to stay?

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11. DGTL Barcelona 2020

 

Location: Parc del Fòrum, Rambla Prim 2-4, Barcelona, 08019, Spain

Dates: 21-22nd August 2020

What?

They say DGTL is the best for much-needed inspiration! Focusing on music, art and production DGTL will get you pumped for the festival events and leave you wanting more at the end of it!

Whilst finding the biggest headlines to perform, DGTL focus largely on discovering finding local and international emerging talents. Who’s ready to discover some new artists to add to your music playlist?

Lineup:

The official lineup will be released closer to the event date.

Check out the aftermovie of DGTL Barcelona 2018 to see what to expect! 

Tickets:

Tickets have not been released yet.

Where to stay?

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12. Time Warp

 

Location: Mannheimer Maimarkt in Mannheim

Date:  4th April 2020

What?

Not many festivals can say they have been around for 25 years but Time Warp is one of them. And they have been giving you the best techno music for all those years!

Time Warp’s lineup always contains top class DJs, producers and electronic artists. Artists that have featured in previous festivals include Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos and Laurent Garnier. Video, laser and light displays which will make for an unforgettable atmosphere! Make sure you get an Insta pic to keep the memory.

Lineups:

Lineups have not been released yet

Here is the aftermovie of Time Warp 2018

Tickets:

Tickets start from €65.00 buy them here https://www.time-warp.de/germany/index_eng.html

 

13. Weekend festival Finland 2020

 

Location: Suvilahti, Sörnäisten rantatie 22, Helsinki, 00540, Finland

Dates: 7 – 8th August 2020

What?

Weekend Festival is an EDM, techno festival held in Helsinki, Finland. Started in 2012 it now hosts over 40,000 visitors who all love techno music! You’ll certainly be in the right atmosphere to enjoy the great music!

The biggest house artist *cough* Swedish House Mafia *cough* will be playing at this festival so you can truly expect it to be amazing! Previous artists featured were Armin van Buuren, Lil Uzi Vert, Afrojack and more. 

Lineups:

The 2020 lineup will be announced closer to the festival.

Look how good the Weekend Festival 2018 was!

Tickets!

Ticket prices will be announced closer to the festival.

 

14. FLY Open Air 2020

 

Location: Hopetoun House, Queensferry, South Queensferry EH30 9RW

Dates: 16 – 17th May 2020

What?

FLY set up a range of large electronic music festivals across Edinburgh. FlyOpen is one of them and is held not once but twice a year! Mixmag says that FlyOpen is “A global contender on the festival circuit.” They are usually all held in unique locations of Edinburgh which helps bring the true nature of Edinburgh to the festival. This year’s festival will be held at the huge 17th century stately home – Hopetoun House! It will get you feeling like you’ve travelled back in time. I wonder if you’re allowed in!

Lineup:

Big Miz, Liam Doc, Nastia, Bellaire, Demuja, Folamour, Silvie Loto, Palms Trax, Job Jobse, O’Flynn

Check out a video of Fly Open Air 2017 here!

Tickets:

Tickets start from £71.75! Get yours here.

 

Where to stay?

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15. Junction 2 festival 2020

 

Location: Boston Manor Park, Brentford, TW8 9JX, London

Dates: 5 – 6th June 2020

What?

Make sure you cancelled whatever plans you have on the 5-6th of June because Junction 2 is back! After a successful 3 years, Junction 2 will be, for the first time, a 2 day festival in the summer.

The green fields, rambling rivers and hidden enclaves make for the best theme and backdrop to any Instagram pics you take while you’re there! Ready to enjoy some great music? Read below to find the lineups!

Lineup:

Lineup includes Adam Beyer, Blawan, Marcel Dettmann, Ben UFO, Dax J, Dr Rubinstein and more

  Check out the aftermovie of Junction 2 festival 2018 to see what to expect!

Tickets:

Tickets from £35.00! They are selling fast! Get yours now

Where to stay?

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16. Kappa FuturFestival 2020

 

Location: Parco Dora (area Valdocco), Turin, 10144, Italy

Date: 4 – 6th July 2020

What

The New York Times has called it an unmissable event of that year. A giant in the techno music scene, Kappa FuturFestival is back for Summer 2019! This year’s festival is actually held in a cool industrial park in Parco Dora, Turin, Italy which makes a perfect backdrop for some great Instagram pics!  While showcasing major DJ’s, Kappa FuturFestival utilises homegrown Italian talent as well. So get ready to party non stop from midday to midnight across the 2 days!

Lineup:

The line up will be released soon! Previous editions have featured Solomun, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Joseph Capriati, Eric Prydz, Luciano, Marco Carola and many more so expect a huge one for 2020!

Check out the aftermovie of Kappa FuturFestival 2018!

 

Tickets

Tickets start from £53.08. Ready to buy? Click here! 

 

17. Mayday 2020

 

Location: Westfalenhallen, Strobelallee 45, Dortmund, 44159, Germany

Dates: 30th April 2020
What?

We can definitely say that MAYDAY knows a thing or two about how to throw a festival! Having been around for the last 30 years they have been giving their visitors only the best techno music. The festival usually starts with techno and then transitions to playing bombastic hardstyle, house & electro.

Lineup:

The lineups feature Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Angerfist, Claptone, Dax J and more

 

Check out the MAYDAY 2018 Aftermovie

Tickets:

Tickets start from only €59.00! Get yours here

 

18. Caprices Festival 2020

 

Location: Route des Mélèzes 13-15, Crans-Montana, 3963, Switzerland

Dates: 16 – 19th April 2020

What?

This 4-day event is the best place to go to if you’re looking for a different kind of techno festival because Caprices festival is actually held in a Swiss Alpine mountaintop of Crans-Montana! How cool is that! (Pun Intended*)

The concert runs throughout the day. The daytime stage, which is called MDRNTY, gives you the best views of the Alps while you listen to the best techno music.  What more could you want?

The most esteemed DJs on the planet, including Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones have played on this stage! MDRNTY has also won the Best International Festival Award in 2018 by DJ Awards Ibiza!

The nighttime stage, which is called MOON, takes place in a huge tent and provides spectacular visuals using technology. The likes of Tale Of Us, Dixon, Talaboman, Kerry Chandler, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann have all played on this stage!

Lineups:

Friday

The Modernity Stage
Audio Fly, Chaim, Lunar Disco, Tia

The Club Stage
Archie Hamilton, Given, Traumer

Saturday

The Modernity Stage
Mr ID, Behrouz, Yokoo + more artists to be announced
The Club Stage
Priku, Giorgio Maulini + more artists to be announced

Sunday

MDRNTY
Cocoon, Adriatique, Sven Vath + more artists to be announced

Take a look at Caprice’s festival 2019 to get you excited!

Tickets

Tickets start from 78.00 CHF (£61.75 or €69.23). Buy your tickets here 

 

19. Creamfields presents Steel Yard London 2020

 

Location: Finsbury Park, Endymion Road, London, N4, United Kingdom

Dates: To be announced

What?

Steel Yard is back in London for 2020! Steel Yard has become one of dance music’s most famous venues and looks to continue that trademark this year!

Eric Prydz will be headlining on the Saturday as he brings his HOLO live show to London! On Sunday Carl Cox will take over and showcase his Space Ibiza show. Carl Cox was recently voted the world’s number one DJ so there is no doubt that this festival is going to be amazing!

Lineup:

Lineup to be announced closer to the date.

Check out the video below to see what to expect

Where to stay?

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20. AVA Festival 2020

 

Location: S13 Warehouse, Boucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6HH, Northern Ireland

Dates: 28 – 31th May 2020

What?

AVA festival is an electronic music festival hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The best house & techno artists are gathered and host a series of conferences and talks. Industry leaders and experts also attend AVA festival and are keen to share their expertise and discuss the future of the scene. This is a great festival for any upcoming DJ or for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the industry!

2018’s edition featured the likes of Bicep, Rødhåd, Helena Hauff and Hunee all famous DJs so we can’t wait to see what 2019 has to offer!

Lineup:

Headliners include Laurent Garnier, Orbital, Denis Sulta, Mella Dee and more.

Have you seen what it was like last year?

Tickets

Tickets start from £79.50. Buy your tickets here 

 

21. Berlin Atonal

 

Location: Kraftwerk, Berlin

Dates: 19 – 23st August 2020

What?

This techno marathon is held inside the cavernous walls of the old power plant Kraftwerk, with afterparties running in the depths of Tresor below.

It showcases a diverse techno lineup from Wednesday through to Sunday, but combines it with workshops and exhibitions exploring the link between music, visual arts and technology… in case you get tired of the stomping.

Lineup:
Lineup to be announced closer to date.

Check out the Berlin Atonal Festival during 2016!

Tickets:

First pre-sale tickets going on sale in the first week of April. Book yours here:

Where to stay?

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22.Platform 18 Street Festival

 

Location: West Street, Glasgow

Dates: 4 – 5th July 2020

What?

Glasgow’s favourite street rave returns with two days of first-rate house and techno. Platform 18 2019 really was something special. The street party will now be back July 2020, bigger, better with extra focus on making it more affordable for the ravers!

Check out last years street party in Glasgow

Lineup:

The line up features Richie Hawtin, ANNA, FJAAK, Frazi.er, GERRY KEARNS, TOM-E and many more.

Tickets:

Ticket prices available when closer to date.

Where to stay?

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23. Sónar Athens

 

Location:Gazi Music Hall, Athens

Dates:11 – 12th October 2020

What?

Sonar Athens is the Greek edition of the influential electronic music festival. Based in Barcelona, the music and digital arts festival now hosts satellite events around the world.

In the words of the promoter: “Sónar Athens represents the unique vibe of the modern Greek capital. A crossroads between East and West, and a melting pot of influences, steeped in history, the city is the perfect backdrop for a line up combining electronica powerhouses and experimental acts from around the world.”

Lineup:

Alan Fitzpatrick, Jon Hopkins [DJ set], Patrick Topping + more yet to be announced!

Tickets:

Ticket prices available when closer to date.

Where to stay?

We have a hostel in Athen’s! Book Now! 

 

24. Revive Festival

 

Location: Mała Warszawa, Warsaw

Dates: 17 – 19th June 2020

What?

Revive Festival is an experimental techno music festival in Warsaw, Poland.

Utilising the stark scenery of Warsaw’s industrial history as a backdrop for immersive techno, Revive Festival champions the underground nature of avant-garde electronica, juxtaposing imagery of the past with ideas of the near future.

Returning in a self-professed refreshed format, expect a myriad of experimental, bound-pushing soundscapes from artisans of electronic music against the blank canvas of a bygone industrial era.

Lineup:

Lineup includes Drumcell & Luis Flores, Bjarki,  Reza Future and Sharon’s Fate and many more.

Tickets:

Tickets start from PLN 210. Book now!

Where to stay?

Stay at our hostel in Warsaw! Book Now! 

 

25. Bee Free festival

 

Location: Eddison Park, Bratislava

Dates: 26th – 27th July

What?

The biggest dance festival in Slovakia will celebrate its 21st edition this year. It will take place at the open-air club Pláž pod Ufom in Bratislava with a house stage, and in the premises of Incheba, where the drum and bass, techno and main stage will be placed.

Lineup:

The line up includes Matay, Tom Vuchut, Toky, Stame, D.O.D.I and many more

Tickets:

Ticket prices available when closer to date.

Where to stay?

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