Love electronic music? Want to know where to watch the best #selectors this summer? Here’s 6 of the best electronic music #festivals taking place in 2017!

3-8 April 2017

Snowbombing. Where to start… Mayrhofen, Austria, that’s where. A festival up a mountain 8,497ft above ordinary, in one of the finest ski resorts in Europe, showcasing world class acts in the most unique venues imaginable (think igloo raves, enchanted forest parties and mountain-top stages). Snowbombing 2017 promises to be the most ambitious event to date with a world-class electronic lineup that includes Chase & Status, Dixon, MK, Gorgon City, Andy C, Monki, Disciples, Dusky, Grandmaster Flash, KiNK, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Cassy, Patrick Topping and many, many more. Everyone’s favourite Spanish party purveyors are also set bring New York’s El Bronx to the mountains for Europe’s biggest fancy dress street party!

6-9 July 2017

Just a short ride away from the Serbian capital Belgrade, the magical Petrovaradin Fortress set high on the banks of the river Danube in Novi Sad provides the perfect setting for the EXIT Festival.  The award winning festival has something for music lovers of all genres but is renowned for the amazing atmosphere and energy of the Dance Arena, which champions the who’s who in the electronic music world. Set in the awe-inspiring fortress moat, there’s no more special festival moment than when the sun’s rays shine over the fortress walls and your favourite tune is belting through the soundsystem and into your soul! This year’s line-up features a very special b2b set from Dixon and Solomon, plus acts including Black Coffee, Duke Dumont, Hardwell, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Paul Kalkbrenner, Robin Schulz, Recondite and many more!

22 July 2017

For the eleventh year in a row, Het Twiske’s mesmerising nature reserve––just outside of Amsterdam––will host one of the Dutch summer’s most extraordinary electronic music events. Taking place on July 22nd, Welcome to the Future family members include some of house and techno’s most relevant DJs and live-acts. Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Kölsch, Damian Lazarus, Kerri Chandler and Lil Louis are among those headlining the eight stages, with acts including Artefakt, Monoloc, Audion, Jackmaster, Claptone, DJ Seinfeld and Ross From Friends also confirmed to play. And, as always, the Dutch scene is strongly represented, with names like Tom Trago, Steve Rachmad, ROD, De Sluwe Vos, Sandrien, Joran van Pol and Wouter S. Not to mention all the other amazing talent taking to the stage.

26 – 27 August 2017

Just a short distance from the city of Amsterdam, the world’s longest running dance music festival takes visitors on a creative journey, combining the finest electronic music with an extensive arts and culture line-up. With over 346 acts, criss-crossing house, techno, disco, African beats, vinyl-only, hardstyle, and more, there’s something for every electronic music fan. The extensive lifestyle and culture programme also features theatre, movies, live art, interactive installation art, street performers, hidden raves in the forests and spectacular shows. At the Healing Garden, you can take some time to find your Zen and go back to the dancefloor feeling completely at peace and ready to dance through the entire weekend.

15-17 September 2017

Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech in the luxurious surroundings of the Source music resort, Oasis brings a slice of festival paradise to Morocco, shining the light on North Africa as the latest must-visit festival destination. Taking place from 15th-17th September, Oasis Festival 2017 features a world-class electronic music line-up, including Ellum label founder and Ibiza favourite Maceo Plex, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann, and live sets from hardware maestros KiNK and Karenn. Other acts making their way to the Red City include Mike Servito, Chloé, Auntie Flo, Jeremy Underground, Young Marco, Charlotte de Witte, Thris Tian and Polyswitch, with lots more still to be announced!  Festivalgoers eager to start the celebrations early can also bag tickets for the official Opening Party on Thursday 14th September, which features headline set from Solomun, plus Amine K, Karmon and Kenny Glasgow b2b My Favorite Robot.

18-22 October 2017

Amsterdam’s thriving club and nightlife scene is well documented and for 5 days a year the city becomes the centre of the electronic music world as over 375,000 visitors flock to the city for the Amsterdam Dance Event. The ultimate music festival for fans of electronic music takes place from 18-22 October in 2017, featuring more than 2,200 international artists performing in more than 100 of Amsterdam’s most celebrated venues including Melkweg, Closure, Gashouder, Claire, Shelter, Paradiso, the NDSM Docklands and De School. In addition to the extensive line-up of the ADE Festival, ADE also offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program featuring a wealth of dance music-related exhibitions, films, documentaries, DJ showcases, gear master classes and artist Q&A’s, taking place across Amsterdam’s five main districts, utilising historical locations and unique venues across the city.

Clare Dover |