One of the two or three most prestigious dance festivals on the planet, Creamfields is always full to bursting with worldwide stars. Whatever flavour of electronic music you’re into, you’ll find more than you could ask for at Creamfields.
When & where: 23-26 August 2018, Daresbury, UK
2. Sziget Festival
Headliners (2017): Kasabian, Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Sziget is one of those festivals that could never spend another cent on marketing and still sell out every single year. Its reputation precedes it by almost a decade, and Budapest makes an incredible host city.
When & where: 8-15 August 2018, Budapest, Hungary
3.Martin Garrix Closing Party
The Dutch DJ cements his reputation as one of the best DJs in Ibiza with this set toclose off another awesome summer of partying on the White Isle. This will be the third year of his massively popular residency, just another chapter in this incredibly talented young man’s career.
When & where: Thursday 30th August 2018 (17:00 – 23:59). Ushuaïa, Ibiza.
Kaaboo music festival
Situated at the Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, KAABOO bills itself as an escape from the traditional festival scene, prioritizing attendees’ comfort and “sound voyage” over the loud, crowded chaos that typically ensues at other events. With nice weather, ample seating, and a location on the beautiful California coast, this 3-day festival is a welcome reprieve for music lovers who don’t necessarily crave “the scene.” Learn more .
Where: Del Mar Race Track + Fairgrounds, CA
When: September 14 – 16, 2018
5. STREET PARADE
The most attended techno parade / festival in Europe!
“Year after year, the most colourful house and techno parade in the world fascinates hundreds of thousands of dance fans from every continent. Around 25 Love Mobiles, brightly decorated trucks packed with giant music systems, DJs and party people, drive at walking pace through the crowd of people around Lake Zurich. In addition to these 25 mobile platforms, nine stages along the route round off the contemporary electronic music selection with top DJs, live acts and multimedia.”
When & where: 11 August 2018. Zurich, SWITZERLAND.
Over 1 MILLION people attend every year, and that’s largely due to the fact this this a completely FREE festival.
The Netherlands during the summer is festival heaven! There are literally 3-5 festivals almost every weekend to choose from. In The Netherlands – Dekmantel is one of the best ones out there!
Honorary mentions must be given to Awakenings, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, and Lowlands Festival.
When & where: 1-5 August, 2018. Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Morocco’s premier techno festival looks like an unbelievably epic destination music adventure! Oasis always has a stacked line-up with the biggest names in the underground house and techno scene, the picturesque venue will leave you speechless, and there’s no better time to plan a weekend trip to Morocco!
When & where: 14-16 September. Marrakech, MOROCCO
8. UNTOLD FESTIVAL
Despite being a relatively new festival, UNTOLD has quickly risen to become one of the largest and craziest electronic music events in all of Europe! Watch the after-movie, and you’ll know what I mean! The Mainstage arena is out of of this world, and is certainly a bucket-list worthy festival experience.
When & where: 2-5 August, 2018. Cluj Napoca, ROMANIA
9. BURNING MAN
While not technically a “music festival” …Burning Man is easily one of the most epic and potentially life-changing annual events that happens in the U.S. It’s also probably the hardest festival on this list to obtain tickets to attend.If you can’t make the trip out to Nevada, then attending regional burns like AfrikaBurn in South Africa, or Midburn in Israel are awesome options.
When & where: 26 August – 3 September. Black Rock City, Nevada, U.S.A