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Summer 2024: the best european festivals

spadaronews | 10 junio, 2024

The 2024 calendar of international festivals featuring electronic music is increasingly rich: a true tour of Europe with stops in Switzerland, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Finland, Netherlands and Cyprus. Here’s where, when, and with whom in our summer guide.

Music, history, architecture, culture, and entertainment on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Castel Grande, Bellinzona, thanks to The Castle festival, featuring music by Marco Carola, PAWSA, Da Vid, and many others. The Castle combines the best of electronic music with a site like Castel Grande, recognized as a UNESCO heritage site in 2000 along with the other castles of Bellinzona, thanks to a history that dates back to Roman times, a significant example of medieval military architecture, and years of hosting cultural events, art exhibitions, concerts, and other activities that attract visitors from around the world.

when: June 22nd 2024
where: Bellinzona, Switzerland

For years, Hideout has been one of the favorite events for clubbers from all over Europe, as evidenced by its ticket sales, which sell out more and more each year. The best way to participate is to book a package including accommodation and flight as soon as possible, with an initial deposit of 170 euros; packages at very affordable rates, with the possibility of monthly installments and other advantages such as privileged access to boat parties. Lineup includes BICEP, Nia Archives, blk., Hannah Laing, Oden & Fatzo (Live), Sammy Virji, VTSS, Fleur Shore, Love Remain, Y U QT, and more.

when: June 23rd-27th 2024
where: Zrce Beach, Croatia

Since its first edition in 2007, Heineken Balaton Sound has always been able to offer an excellent quality-price ratio; it is organized by the Sziget Festival team, the best guarantee that every detail is handled in the best possible way. Its stages are incredible, located next to Lake Balaton and always accompanied by the sun: all for a unique experience not only on the musical front. Lineup includes James Hype, Purple Disco Machine, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Newman, Marshmello, Lost Frequencies, Timmy Trumpet, Ben Nicky, Will Sparks, Nervo, Switch Disco, and Nico Moreno.

when: July 3rd-6th 2024
where: Zamardi, Hungary

The theme chosen by EXIT Festival for the 2024 edition, scheduled from Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14, 2024, is STARSEEDS. The star children of EXIT – an audience from over 120 different nations – will meet in July at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia. During the 24th edition of EXIT Festival, the main stage will have a new name: Tesla Universe, in honor of Nikola Tesla, as well as the Dance Arena and NSNS which will always host the best of electronics. Lineup includes Black Eyed Peas, Tom Morello, Carl Cox, Rudimental, John Newman, Bonobo, Gucci Mane, Barry Can’t Swim, Franky Wah, and many others.

when: July 11th-14th 2024
where: Novi Sad, Serbia



This summer ULTRA Europe returns to Croatia for its tenth edition, scheduled from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2024, and it promises to be the best ever. With over 150,000 participants from about 145 different nations, ULTRA Europe is increasingly destined to become a global phenomenon. At the Park Mladeži stadium in Split, Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Boris Brejcha, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Axwell, CamelPhat, Deborah De Luca, DJ Snake, KSHMR, Sebastian Ingrosso, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture, and W&W are ready to perform.

when: July 12th-14th 2024
where: Split, Croatia

The most important techno festival in the UK arrives in Croatia after winning last year’s Best Festival award at DJ Mag’s Best of British, thanks to a series of editions at its home base in Edinburgh, each capable of gathering 40,000 people and the best of world DJing. Now all this is ready to be celebrated also in Tisno, on four stages and for five days, with a techno proposal never seen and heard before, thanks to the presence of artists like Klangkuenstler, Mall Grab, AZYR, Charlie Sparks, MRD, SNTS, Funk Assault. Horsegiirl, Dyen, KI/KI, Adiel, Hannah Laing, Kobosil, and Kettama.

when: July 18th-22nd 2024
where: Tisno, Croatia

The 2024 edition of Tomorrowland will have «LIFE» as its main theme, a true prequel to the 2016 theme, «Elixir of Life». The Belgian festival will gather 400,000 people from over 200 countries. As tradition has it, the Belgian festival will host the best artists of world electronic music on sixteen stages, with over 400 artists scheduled, representing every genre and sub-genre of music. Among the prominent names are Amelie Lens, Bonobo B2B Dixon, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike with 3 Are Legend, Keinemusik, Meduza, REZZMAU5, Solomun B2B Four Tet, Swedish House Mafia, Symphony of Unity, and Tale of Us.

when: July 19th-21st // 26th-28th 2024
where: Boom, Belgium

Sea You is one of Germany’s most popular electronic music festivals, also thanks to the possibility of practicing water sports and other activities that give this authentic Beach Republic the status of a 360-degree summer experience. Sea You offers seven stages and more than 150 performances with the best international artists and DJs, and offers the possibility to swim and dance in and out of the water, with the opportunity to relax on a kilometer-long shoreline with a view of the Black Forest. Lineup includes Boris Brejcha, Fisher, Sven Väth, Vintage Culture, Dom Dolla, I Hate Models, Reinier Zonneveld (Live), 999999999, Shlømo, and many others.

when: July 19th-21st 2024
where: Freiburg, Germany



Monegros is a truly atypical festival, especially thanks to its location in the Aragonese desert, which creates an almost extraterrestrial atmosphere. This year, Monegros is further enriched with content thanks to the union and synergy with the Dutch festival Awakenings, which will have a dedicated area. This collaboration underscores a fundamental principle that should reign in every activity: united we are all stronger and work better. Lineup includes Abstract Division, Joyhauser, Adiel, Anfisa Letyago, Daria Kolosova, Alignment, Estella Boersma, Adam Beyer, Patrick Mason, and 999999999.

when: July 27th 2024
where: Fraga, Spain

The award-winning Weekend Festival has quickly established itself as Finland’s best festival and one of the best European electronic music festivals; over the past ten years, it has hosted more than 850 artists, welcomed over 840,000 visitors from over 50 different nations, and has also been held in Estonia and Sweden. Weekend Festival is a comprehensive two-day experience, also including visual arts, interactive installations, and much more. Lineup includes Timmy Trumpet, Boris Brejcha, Da Tweekaz, Darude, Kanine, Moritz Hofbauer, Showtek, Sub Zero Project, Tungevaag, Vibe Chemistry, Will Sparks, Tiësto, and many others.

when: August 2nd-3rd 2024
where: Espoo, Finland

After the much-appreciated return last year, Love Family Park is ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the beautiful location of Rebstockpark in Frankfurt. Love Family Park remains one of the most prestigious German open-air techno festivals. Born in 1996, Love Family Park immediately played a decisive role in the international electronic music scene. Lineup includes Adam Beyer, Charlie Sparks, Loco Dice, Patrick Mason, Sven Väth (Saturday, August 3), and 999999999, Alignment, Indira Paganotto, Mind Against, Miss Monique, PAN-POT b2b Sama’ Abdulhadi, Reinier Zonneveld (live), and Trym.

when: August 3rd-4th 2024
where: Frankfurt, Germany

Mysteryland is a festival where peace, love, and mystery blend into a unique experience. Since its first edition in 1993, Mysteryland has gained international fame, becoming a must-attend event for music lovers of all genres. With massive stages and a lineup ranging from house to techno, trance to hardstyle, and dubstep, the Dutch festival offers a 360-degree musical journey. Mysteryland also features wellness areas with yoga, meditations, sports, and much more. Among this year’s artists, notable names include Argy, Franky Rizardo, Meduza, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Vini Vici.

when: August 30th-September 1st
where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

The American artist Curses is the latest guest announced for Tempio Festival, which will make its absolute debut at Alte Münze, the former State Mint of Berlin. Along with Curses, 130 other artists will visit the German capital: from DJ Bone to Bitter Babe, not to mention the residents of the Temple of the Lost Future – the festival organizer – like Lele Sacchi and Industrial Romantico. In addition to the rich musical program, the Berlin weekend signed by Tempio will also include workshops dedicated to contemporary dance and yoga, along with street food, visual art, and photographic exhibitions.

when: August 30th– September 1st 2024
where: Berlin, Germany
tempio festival website

Music Festival is a winning mix of art, music, and culture, capable of alternating the most diverse musical genres, thanks to a selection of international profile artists ready to return to BEONIX at ETKO in Limassol (Cyprus). Cutting-edge technologies, installations, and various forms of art offer all the ideal features to best experience a festival like the Cypriot one, which this year will feature three stages, 50 DJs, and over 30 hours of electronic music. Lineup includes Fatboy Slim, Claptone, Estella Boersma, Undercatt (phase 1), Artbat, Tale of Us, Ameli Paul (live), ANNĒ, Brina Knauss, Ae, DJ Jordan (phase 2).

when: September 20th-22nd 2024
where: Limassol, Cyprus

words: spadaronews
pics: beonix, monegros


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