What to expect this summer: TOP 5 of European Music Festivals

What to expect this summer: TOP 5 of European Music Festivals

This summer will explode from a huge number of cool festivals around the world. We found the coolest events that will be held in Europe this summer.  

SONAR (July 19 – 20)

WHERE: Various venues in Barcelona

LINE-UP: DJ Krush, Holly Herndon: PROTO, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Leon Vynehall, Ross From Friends, 700 Bliss, DJ Lag, Lorenzo Senni, Maya Jane Coles presents Nocturnal Sunshine, Underworld, Bill Kouligas, Disclosure, A$AP Rocky

From year to year, the Sonar Music Festival has gained momentum and is today considered one of the most famous music festivals in Europe. Every year on one weekend in June, thousands of music fans from all over Europe fill Barcelona. Unlike many summer festivals, Sonar doesn't take place in a field where visitors set up tents. This is a city festival, so you stay in Barcelona. The festival in Barcelona is held in two different places - in the center of the city there is a daytime Sonar, and the nighttime is held outside the city.

DEKMANTEL SELECTORS (August 22  26) 

WHERE: Tisno, Croatia
LINE-UP: Lena Willikens, Francois K, Palms Trax, Vladimir Ivkovic, Donato Dozzy, Finn Johannsen, Mad Miran, Darwin, Ben UFO

Created in 2000, the festival opened up many new names on the global electronic scene. During the day fun happens on the shores of the Adriatic sea. The main highlight is the boat parties. At night, the famous Barbarella comes to life and turns into a celebration of music and absolute freedom.

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BRAVE FACTORY (August 24–25)

WHERE: Kyiv, Ukraine

LINE-UP: Zenker Brothers, Solar, Jeroen Search, Shabazz Palaces, dOP, Anthony Rother, Jane Fitz & Carl H, Marcell Dettmann, Ata Kak (live), Carlos SouffrontDeerhoof live, DubfireГШ/Glintshake live, Jeroen Search (live), Marcel DettmannModel 500NastiaNeil LandstrummOskar Offermann & EdwardPOEXXXALI live, Red Axes (live) 

Kyiv festival of electronic music and bold culture “Brave! Factory”. In the two years of its existence, “Brave! Factory ”was not only one of the main festivals in Ukraine, but was also marked by various specialized publications of the world. The organizers strive to diversify the program as much as possible and expand the stylistic framework. So, this year there will be six scenes on which DJs and musicians will perform in the genre spectrum from post-rock to uncompromising techno.

BERLIN ATONAL (August 28 – September 1)

WHERE: Kraftwerk, Berlin

LINE-UP: Objekt, Alessandro Cortini, Nkisi, HTRK, Shackleton

Berlin’s cavernous Kraftwerk - the most appropriate and underground place for the music festival. The organizers are focusing not only on the music but also on the visual part. The festival presents contemporary projects at the junction of sound art, visual and media art, installation and performance, with an accent on assigned work and world debuts. 

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SZIGET (August 7 – 13)

WHERE: Budapest, Hungary

LINE-UP: Richie Hawtin, Avalon Emerson, Blawan, Ryan Elliott

Sziget is a European Burning Man. But, as a matter of fact, it is the usual music festival practically in an urban environment. It is attended by various local groups and representatives from other countries representing cultural initiative. You can even meet the gypsy in bright clothes stray to the music along with the exhibition of artisans. Many different interactive attractions.


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