Electronic dance music – also known as EDM - is dominating the radio stations, podcasts and the top of the charts nowadays. Since you are reading this I bet your heart starts to beat faster and you are getting goosebumps every time you hear the first beats of any Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Tiesto or Marshmello song.
No wonder that almost every music festival features some DJs of the genre, or dedicates whole stages to EDM. It’s jaw-dropping, it’s spine-tingling, and you don’t need to learn specific dance moves, you can just turn off your mind and lose yourself in the beats.
Europe is without doubt the best place to be in the summer, and there are innumerous music festivals dedicated to electronic music only for you to explore around here! Here are our favorites. ;)
When: April 8 - 13, 2019
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
Why we LOVE it: Because we LOVE festivals and we can’t wait ‘till summer to attend the next one. Stunning panoramas with snowy mountains, our favorite winter sports and mad parties with amazing DJs. - Snowbombing, thanks for saving us from the long winter’s sleep!
When: July 1 - 5, 2019
Where: Novalja, Croatia
Why we LOVE it: Because Hideout is the perfect blend of a summer vacation at the sea and our favorite festivals. Beach parties, pool parties during the day, club takeovers and epic DJs at night. Ah, and let’s not forget that the Croatian coast is simply beautiful!
When: July, 2019 (TBA)
Where: Bontida, Romania
Why we LOVE it: Because partying in an actual 16th century Renaissance castle is just so out of the box that you’ve got to love it. Not to mention all the fun activities and games to play around here!
When: July 3 - 6, 2019
Where: Salzburg, Austria
Why we LOVE it: Because the natural setting of the festival is just stunning, with the evergreen hills and the nearby lake. Because the lineup covers a wide range of electronic genres with amazing DJs, and the visuals are gorgeous. This is really an ‘Electric Love’ affair. :)
When: July 3 - 7, 2019
Where: Zamardi, Hungary
Why we LOVE it: A festival where you can party in the lake, overlooking the best DJs of EDM playing on the main stage, where the beats are pumping 0-24, where you can watch the gorgeous sunrise and sunset over the largest lake in Europe while raving on floating stages…Balaton Sound you simply stole our hearts
When: July 12 - 14, 2019
Where: Split, Croatia
Why we LOVE it: Because Ultra is the most trusted brand when it comes to electronic music, it never disappoints to deliver the best DJs and the most wicked visuals. All this plus the beautiful Adriatic coast, crazy pool parties, beach parties and yacht parties. What else do you need?
When: July, 2019 (TBA)
Where: Boom, Belgium
Why we LOVE it: Because Tomorrowland is not only a music festival. It’s an adventure of a lifetime that makes you feel like you are part of a fairy tale, with every single detail of your experience covered in magic. Not to mention the epic lineup and the super fun people from practically all around the globe.
When: August, 2019 (TBA)
Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Why we LOVE it: Because this award-winning festival in Romania not only brings the "crème de la crème" of EDM, but also creates an incredible atmosphere that keeps you going for many days. One of the best organized and cleanest festivals we've ever seen has legends like Armin Van Buuren play marathon sets for 6 hours straight!
When: August 23 - 25, 2019
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Why we LOVE it: Because we all know how good the Dutchies are when it comes to partying and electronic music. Mysteryland was the first of its kind in the country when it was established, and has kept its great vibes among attendees and the long list of EDM legends on its lineups for 20+ years.
When: August 22 - 25, 2019
Where: Daresbury, United Kingdom
Why we LOVE it: The Creamfields lineup features practically the top 300 artists of electronic music, covering all sub-genres not just the popular ones. Dance, techno, hardstyle - you name it, Creamfields has it all! 20 years and counting, Cream events are one of the most trusted ones around the world!
What’s your favorite one? :)
Written by Monika Tudja
Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.