Exit Festival started as a student social movement in the year 2000 fighting for political change and freedom, and it continues to spread positive vibes, promoting change and positive education, supporting many community and humanitarian missions, while throwing a really good party. Exit Festival has now become a landmark in the staple of electronic music and returns for it’s 19th consecutive year to the Petrovaradin Fortress, located in Novi Sad, Serbia. The fortress, an 18th-century citadel on a cliff overlooking the River Danube, is nicknamed ‘the Gibraltar of the Danube’. Exit’s 2019 edition will showcase no less than 40 stages across 4 ... Read more
After just two editions, Malta’s Glitch Festival can rightfully lay claim to being a top European festival summertime destination.
Held on the idyllic coastal town of Viana Do Castelo, Neopop, Portugal’s most respected electronic music festival will ring an extra dat to its 2018 edition. Having now also announced its full lineup, 8 – 11 August with see a Techno royalty packed lineup with the best acts from the underground, both DJ and Live just a mere meters from the Atlantic Ocean. Spread across four days, the bucket list festival open on Wednesday August 8th with live sets by legendary French artists St Germain, Portuguese local Mr Herbert Quain, alongside DJ sets by Ivan Smagghe and Rui Vargas with ... Read more
One of the longest running Dutch festivals, Free Your Mind (FYM), has just brought their lineup for their landmark 15th edition in 2018. FYM’s main stage will be taken over by Hot Since 82, Black Coffee, Kölsch and British house connoisseur Eats Everything. Darker sounds will be brought by Dax J, Sam Paganini, Len Faki and worldwide premier Tommy Four Seven B2B Ancient Methods. The beach stage will be expanded to a full size area featuring John Digweed and more still to come. FYM is set to take over Arnhem with a number of extra day- and night-time events in ... Read more
Awakenings Festival has just dropped their 2018 line-up, which sees the iconic festival descend upon Spaarnwoude once again from 30 June – 1 July. Over one hundred artists will perform over two days of Techno with some 80.000 visitors are expected. On the 2018 bill, key acts this year include Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, and Sven Väth. Awakenings also will showcase the new generation of Techno heavyweights like Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte and Dax J for their respective festival debuts. Also on hand, and for the first time ever, Richie Hawtin will bring his special ... Read more
Techno is enjoy its moment in the spotlight right now. It is by far the most popular genre, and it is seeping ever more into the commercial end of the dance music spectrum. One festival that has also stayed true to the genre ideals, though, is Awakenings. Famous for its out of this world production, stage design and massive line-ups that read like a who’s who of tech, this year was no different. Playing out over the course of two long days and many different stages, it was dominated by labels like Drumcode and DJS from Dax J to Dubfire, ... Read more
From the 8th to the 11th of July, dance lovers can rejoice at the brand new In Retraite festival initiative, which is to take place at the old Maria Roepaen monastery in Ottersum, Limburg. The festival is based on a collaboration of 17(!) host-promoters from all corners of the Netherlands that will all bring along their finest artists in house and techno along for a southbound festival week to remember. The setting that the organisation behind the festival, 12inchCity, is going for is crystal clear: the festival needs to breathe the laidback atmosphere of a sun-drenched beach in Thailand, while ... Read more