9 of Europe's Most Epic Festival Locations
Jun 1, 2022
5 min read
We all want to be out as summer blossoms, bathing in the rays and soaking up some sweet sounds. While parking lot raves and indoor events may be all the rage, there's much better scenery to take on when you venture off the beaten path. And with the world opening back up to what may be the most heavily stacked festival season in recent history, there's no better time to take advantage of some of the spectacular locations promoters have uncovered to host parties in.
We've found nine parties in some of the most picturesque locations throughout Europe. If you're looking for a unique vacation with a hip-shaking soundtrack, we've got you covered.
Echoes from Agartha
June 29 - July 3 || Cappadocia, Turkey
The Cappadocia region in Turkey was formed 60 million years ago by the erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes. What’s been left behind is an imposing landscape cut by sharp rocky hills, deep ravines, churches carved straight into rock faces, and a network of underground cities. Echoes from Agartha echoes that with an array of cultural offerings and superb sets from Lee Burridge, Mind Against, Seth Troxler, WhoMadeWho, Chaim b2b Jenial, Tarsol, Elif, Majnoon, and many more.
June 1-5 || Lisbon, Portugal
MOGA happens in two places every year and this edition is the one on the Portuguese coast just south of Lisbon. Sun is all but guaranteed and so are imaculate main stage sounds and after parties on the beach with DJs like Breakbot & Irfane, Chez Damier, Chima Hiro, Cruz, Fernando Costantini, Guy Gerber, Klin Klop, Amine K, Audiofly, Carlita, Dam Swindle, Dan Shake, Daox, Folamour, and YokoO.
September 1-5 || Tisno, Croatia
Dimensions marked a stunning start to the new chapter at The Garden Resort of Tisno last year, and in 2022 the acclaimed underground festival builds on that legacy with a 10th-anniversary edition September 1-5, 2022. It goes down with a tastefully curated list of headliners, back-to-back exclusives, label parties, UKG celebrations, Detroit specials, debut sets, and much more, The tanbtilizing lineup includes Helena Hauff b2b DJ Stingray 313, Raresh, Blawan, Mala, DVS1, Marcellus Pittmann, Tama Sumo, Peach, Saoirse, Laurine, Francesco Del Garda, Soichi Terada Live, Sherelle, Eris Drew & Octa Octa, Sonja Moonear, Move D, D. Tiffany & Roza Terenzi, Gene On Earth b2b The Ghost, DJ Storm, Batu and more.
August 4-6 || Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
Lovefest, Serbia is one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals and this year will be held from August 4-6 under the slogan Refresh. This year's edition marks 15 years and it will be the biggest in its history with legends of the electronic scene such as Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Rødhåd, Folamour, Danny Tenaglia, and more than 100 other performers.
Hide & Seek
September 3-4 || Capesthorne Hall, Manchester, UK
This is the third edition of Hide & Seek so much is expected after two great first editions. The location is a perfectly picturesque British one at Capesthorne Hall, Manchester with a great focus on stunning stage designs, lights, and sound. Musically it is on point too with Zip, Todd Terje, Apollonia, Sonja Moonear, Priku, Fumiya Tanaka, and Raresh.
June 23-25 || Finland
Ben UFO, Powder, PLO Man, Roza Terenzi, and Jimi Tenor head north to play this unique gathering which celebrates the fact the sun will still be high in the sky at midnight. Solstice ends during Finland's national celebration of the summer solstice so it’s one for those who like dancing by day.
June 10-11 || Warwick, UK
Sherbourne Park in Warwick is the lovely escapist haven for Access which promises open-air fun in the sun. It comes from an esteemed team of heavyweight local promotions and has a widescreen soundtrack. Playing across the two days are names like Gerd Janson, Octo Octa b2b Saoirse, Jeremy Underground, DJ Boring, Dan Shake, CC: Disco, Dam Swindle, Crazy P Soundsystem, MATHAME, DJOKO b2b Harrison BDP, Byron The Aquarius b2b Jamie 3:26, Raw Silk and many more to come.
Lost In A Moment
July 9 || Tofte Manor, UK
Innervisions is one of the most revered deep house labels in the game and they are behind this gathering at Tofte Manor in the heart of the UK countryside. Label heads Ame and Dixon will play a special back-to-back set at Lost In A Moment. They’ve curated a lineup of incredible artists to join them for the day including Avalon Emerson, Elkka, Haai, Gerd Janson, Jenny Cafra, Mano Le Tough, and more.
July 2-3 || Grantham, UK
If you go down to the woods of Grantham - an all-new location for this year - you're in for a wonderful musical surprise. Forbidden Forest is a multi-stage event has plenty of food and entertainment as well as huge headlining sets from Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, Darius Syrossian, Alan Fitzpatrick, Apollonia, Gorgon City, AJ Tracey, and many more.