Festival season is just around the corner and what better way to get in the party mood than by snapping up a ticket to one of this year’s hottest events. From sizzling sunshine escapes to magical arctic retreats, there’s an adventure to suit everyone. For a once in a lifetime experience, soundtracked by some of the biggest names in music, make 2014 a year to remember by dancing the days and nights away at one of the following festival hotspots.
When: 5 April 2014
Where: Mannheim, Germany
Who: Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Tale Of Us, tINI, Recondite, Seth Troxler & more
Best for: Genre defining techno experiences, dazzling lighting and visual technology
Time Warp will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Over the last 20 years the festival has become somewhat of an institution for techno lovers, with fans from all over the globe making an annual techno pilgrimage to witness the cream of the electronic music scene perform, surrounded by stunning lighting and visual technology. This year’s line-up includes Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Tale Of Us, tINI, Recondite and Seth Troxler.
When: 7-12 April 2014
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
Who: The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set), Foxes, Tom Odell, Nina Kraviz, Scuba & more
Best for: Luxurious spa’s, secret mountain sets, endless piste action
Snowbombing is a festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties… A week-long whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria. Days are spent skiing, boarding, enjoying music on mountain top stages or relaxing in the spa of a luxury hotel. Nights deliver cutting edge performances in unique venues, from a sky-high igloo, to an enchanted forest clearing. Snowbombing celebrates its 15th birthday in 2014 with a world class selection of live acts and DJs including The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Foxes, Tom Odell, Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers, Breach, Chase & Status, Scuba and Rudimental.
When: 2 – 9 July 2014
Where: Tisno, Croatia
Who: Derrick Carter, Francois K, Levon Vincent, Bicep, Ewan Pearson, Soul Clap & more
Best for: Sun-kissed beaches and boat parties mixed with house, disco and funk beats
Croatia’s founding festival returns for 2014. Blessed with crystal clear Adriatic waters, sizzling sunshine and star-lit night skies, the idyllic and intimate setting welcomes a global crowd to a true slice of paradise. Laid-back party vibes rule on the beach whilst boat parties and club nights showcase the very best disco and house grooves from an impressive roster of international DJs that includes Ewan Pearson, Bicep, Derrick Carter, Prosumer, Axel Boman, Seven Davis Jr, Soul Clap, Eats Everything and more.
When: 10 – 14 July 2014
Where: Novi Sad, Serbia
Who: Damon Albarn, Gloria Gaynor, Hurts, Petshop Boys, Rudimental, Skrillex, Stromae, Suede, Afrojack, Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Asian Dub Foundation & more
Best for: Historic fortress location, major headliners and the legendary Dance Arena with exclusive B2B DJ sets.
Winner of the ‘Best Major Festival’ at the European Festival awards, EXIT was started by 3 students in 2000 against the Milosevic regime, fighting for political change and freedom. Taking place in the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. EXIT has numerous stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels, with something for music lovers of all genres. Acts for 2014 include Damon Albarn, Disclosure, Rudimental, Skrillex and incredible b2b sessions including Carl Craig vs. Green Velvet.
When: 18 – 20 July 2014
Where: Ferropolis, Germany
Who: Portishead, Dixon, Jungle, Four Tet, Haim, Metronomy, Panda Bear, Mano Le Tough & more
Best for: Dancing ‘til dawn and witnessing the biggest breakthrough acts of the year
Germany’s Melt! Festival returns to the ‘City of Iron’ in July. Located just over an hour from Berlin, Melt! Festival draws in a musically savvy crowd every year with its cutting edge line-ups. The festival site is scattered with giant industrial diggers, which come to life at night with an incredible light show. This year, expect monumental performances from the likes of Portishead, Dixon, Haim, Little Dragon, Jeff Mills, Jagwar Ma and Metronomy.
When: 18 – 20 July 2014
Where: Salacgriva, Latvia
Who: Kraftwerk, Kooks, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Laura Mvula, Junip, Temlpes, MO, The 1975 & more
Best for: Chilled vibes, beautiful coastlines and chart topping headliners
Positivus is the largest music and arts festival in the Baltic States, taking place in the picturesque coastal town of Salacgriva in Latvia. With three main stages, including the Red Bull Academy stage, Positivus brings a rich diversity of international chart toppers and underground emerging talent to the idyllic holiday location. Positivus also offers exciting art and dance stages giving festivalgoers a variety of activities and plenty to explore across the three-day festival. Taking place from the 18th to 20th of July, this year’s headliners include Bastille, Ellie Goulding, MO, Kraftwerk, The 1975 & more.
When: 2 – 4 August 2014
Where: Katowice, Poland
Who: Belle and Sebastian, Fuck Buttons, Holden (LIVE), Jacques Greene, Neutral Milk Hotel & more
Best for: A boutique festival experience where you can discover the boldest and eclectic alternative acts from around the world.
One for the indie / alternative music lovers! This boutique festival takes place in the lush greenery of the Three Lake Valley in Katowice, Poland. OFF Festival is a way of life, one that flies in the face of current trends and stays true to itself and the organisers and the crowd have one serious finger on the pulse when it comes to music. This year the festival will serve up acts including Holden (LIVE), Belle & Sebastian, Jacques Greene, Fuck Buttons and Neutral Milk Hotel.
When: 5 – 7th August Turkey, 7th – 9th August Israel, 8th – 10th August Switzerland
Where: Turkey, Israel, Switzerland
Who: Above & Beyond, Apollonia, Avicii, Chuckie, Jamie Jones, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sasha & many more!
Best for: Mixing nature, music and coming together with like minded people in spectacular natural locations, crowning the natural beauty of summer Ibiza style
ISLE OF DREAMS, a major new 3 day electronic music festival that will take place in 3 different countries, inspired by the music and culture of the isle of Ibiza and featuring the top stars of Electronic Music. Giving music lovers the chance to dance somewhere different, delving deeper into the burgeoning underground scenes of Switzerland, Turkey and Israel, ISLE OF DREAMS will feature the best local dj talent alongside the biggest international artists. Each event will take place over a three day period in August 2014 and be the major electronic music event of that country.
When: 9 – 16 August 2014
Where: Pag, Croatia
Who: Sven Väth, Dubfire, Guy Gerber, Mano Le Tough, Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer & more
Best for: Beach parties, world renowned DJ’s, unforgettable festival friendships
Barrakud invites you to the breathtaking island of Pag to experience the latest jewel in Croatia’s festival crown. Taking place from 9 – 16 August, the Barrakud Extended Experience brings together an impressive array of acts at the forefront of today’s electronic music scene, for 8 days of sun-drenched parties by the sea. This year’s line-up includes Adam Beyer, Art Department, Ellen Allien, Guy Gerber, Mano Le Tough, Maceo Plex, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth and more.
When: 11-18 August 2014
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Who: Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Placebo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lily Allen, Deadmau5, Bastille, Imagine Dragons The Kooks, Jake Bugg & more
Best for: Multicultural festival/ holiday experience on the Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the ‘Best Major European Festival’ award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, attracting almost 400,000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest. Sziget provides the ultimate festival-holiday experience with a week long non-stop party, great live acts and activities plus all the tourist attractions the city of Budapest has to offer. This year’s line-up boasts The Prodigy, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Lily Allen, Tom Odell, London Grammar, Darkside, Bonobo, Jagwar Ma and Queens of The Stone Age.
When: 15 – 19 October 2014
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Who: The A-Z of the dance music world
Best for: 24 hour party people, 4/4 beats, tech workshops for aspiring DJs
ADE is the ONLY way to end the festival season with a bang. The city of Amsterdam is taken over for 5 whole days and nights of electronic music. Over 80 clubs involved make it the biggest club festival in the world and with more than 2000 international DJs, spinning everything from house and techno to bass and dubstep or trance and hardstyles, you’re guaranteed to see many of your favourite acts perform. Aspiring DJs can also dig deeper into the daytime program ‘ADE Playground’ where they’ll discover tech and gear workshops, artist Q&As, in-store DJ sessions and more.
Note to Editors:
For press releases and photos please check the relevant press kit:
Snowbombing Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vrw2m9zhuzbgz3e/S4f2HkFEf9?m
Time Warp Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/154l249p8k81p39/7LVUt1by5S
Garden Festival Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r657wej5r3hqs22/LqWGp_G7sP
Exit Festival Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8p62xq9i43lkuxi/lZDZNIftxF
Melt Festival Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xd3ie7mqpl5y53o/UiZtu7uv3n
Positivus Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hf0ttkxskap6pr5/5HjTeHN_xU
Barrakud Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ipiddhiiow2ose8/bD7410Np7U
Off Festival Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0g04uitdc2hs4d7/2Wxeonp-Yw
Sziget Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/03hi1ygodm95yte/RpHE1HvEHZ
Amsterdam Dance Event Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l92i3lc21c4rz04/5qqHceCzG2
For further information or to enquire about press accreditation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org