From idyllic beachside settings to pumping party arenas, now is the time to plan your summer escape.
Summer may feel like a lifetime away, but festival season is just around the corner and so are the biggest events on the music calendar! Whether you’re more George Ezra or George Fitzgerald, there’s an event to suit every festivalgoer.
WHY GO: 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. Nights deliver cutting edge performances in unique venues, from a sky high igloo, to an enchanted forest clearing.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: 2MANYDJs, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Guti, Idris Elba, Jackmaster, Job Jobse, Modeselektor, Rudimental, SecondCity, Skrillex
WHY GO: Crystal clear Adriatic waters, sizzling sunshine and star-lit night skies make up the idyllic and intimate setting of Croatia’s founding festival. Laid-back party vibes rule on the beach whilst boat parties and club nights showcase the very best disco and house grooves all night long. Celebrating its 10th and final year in 2015 don’t miss your chance to experience a true slice of paradise.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Axel Boman, Ben UFO, Bonobo, DJ Harvey, Eats Everything, Gerd Janson, Greg Wilson, Jackmaster, Leon Vynehall, Midland, Seth Troxler, Talaboman, Tim Sweeney, Young Marco
WHY GO: Starting as a student protest fighting for political change and freedom EXIT continues to spread the good vibes in the Historic fortress overlooking the river Danube with a host of different stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels, with something for music lovers of all genres.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Beyer B2B Joseph Capriati, Breakage, Chris Liebing, Clean Bandit, Catz ‘n’ Dogz, Dixon, Eagles of Death Metal, Faithless, Fear Factory, Goldie feat.MC GQ, Hardwell, Hannah Wants, John Newman, Kill the Buzz, Klangkarussell, Kolsch, Martin Garrix, Milky Chance, MK, Motorhead, Nicole Moudaber, Nuclear Assault, Octave One Live, Oliver Heldens, Roni Size Reprazent, Simian Mobile Disco B2B Roman Flugel, Tom Odell, Tale of Us, Terror, wAFF, Zomboy
WHY GO: Stretched along the glittering shores of Lake Balaton, once a year this small town converts in to an electrifying party resort with massive arena’s, buzzing beach parties and the biggest names in electronic music
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Afrojack, Art Department, AME, Axwell & Ingrosso, Boyz Noize, Brodinkski, Chris Leibing, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Flight Facilities, Hardwell, Joey Bada$$, Laidback Luke, Loco Dice, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Tiesto, Zedd,
WHY GO: Taking place in the picturesque coastal town of Salacgriva, Positivus transports chart topping headliners, underground emerging talent and exciting art and dance stages to their unspoiled holiday location surrounded by woodland.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Basement Jaxx, Charlie XCX, Everything Everything, French-Soler, Jack Garratt, Jungle, Kasabian, Kate Boy, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Lamb, Max, Jury, Placebo, Robert Plant & The Sensational Shapeshifters, SOAK, St. Vincent, Tom Odell, The Sound Poets, Triana Park,
WHY GO: 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 crowd have one serious finger on the pulse when it comes to music. This is the place to discover the boldest and eclectic alternative acts from around the world.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Patti Smith plays Horses, Ride, Run The Jewels, Sun Kil Moon, Sunn O))), Xiu Xiu plays the music of Twin Peaks, Mick Harvey performs the Songs of Serge Gainsbourg, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Young Fathers, Dean Blunt, Future Brown, The Julie Ruin, Son Lux, The Budos Band, Steve Gunn, Girl Band, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Władysław Komendarek, Pablopavo i Ludziki, Kwadrofonik, Kristen, Ten Typ Mes, Iceage, Decapitated, Ought, Songhoy Blues, Innercity Ensemble, Golden Teacher, Selvhenter, Peaking Lights, The Stubs, Der Father, Ketha, Nagrobki, Sonia Pisze Piosenki, Coals
WHY GO: 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 theatre, movies, interactive installation art, street performers and spectacular shows.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Apollonia, Alesso, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Hercules & Love Affair, Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Martin Garrix, Maya Jane Coles, Porter Robinson, STERAC, Ten Walls
WHY GO: Winner of this years ‘Best Major European Festival’ award, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe. Attracting fans from over 70 different countries Sziget provides the ultimate festival-holiday experience with a week long non-stop party, plus all the tourist attractions the city of Budapest has to offer.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Robbie Williams, Florence & The Machine, Martin Garrix, Alt-J, Foals, Marina and the Diamonds, Interpol, Gogol Bordelllo, Alesso, Knife Party, Paloma Faith, Gentlemen & The Evolution, SBTRKT, Nervo, W&W, Blasterjaxx, The Ting Tings, Passenger, Dropkick Murphys, Jamie Woon, The Maccabees, Awolnation, Ella Eyre, Milky Chance, Jungle, Selah Sue, Foxes, Tyler The Creator, Beatsteaks, Fauve, MØ and many more!
WHY GO: Oasis is set to put Marrakech on the festival map with its inaugural event this summer! Set in the idyllic surroundings of the Fellah Hotel, festivalgoers will have ample opportunity to explore the city’s rich culture, soak up the Moroccan sun and enjoy a cutting-edge soundtrack supplied by some of the most innovative, forward-thinking artists of the moment.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Adriatique, Agoria, Ame, Axel Bowman, BLOND:ISH, Chloe B2B Michael Mayer, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Harvey, Guy Gerber B2B Matthew Dear, MANIK, Will Saul
WHY GO: The Amsterdam Dance Event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, taking over the beautiful city of Amsterdam for 5 whole days and nights of electronic music. The biggest club festival in the world, ADE showcases more than 2000 international DJs, spinning everything from house and techno to bass and dubstep or trance and disco, making it the ultimate electronic music experience.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Over 2000 international DJs, from the biggest stars of the scene to the up-and-coming heroes of the underground. 20th anniversary line-up coming soon!
Jessica Goodchild at Global Publicity