Family Piknik is one of Europe’s premier techno festivals and it has been for many years.

It offers all shades of techno under the sun – and usually the sun is shining given it takes ice in Southern France – with legends and newcomers alike.

This summer it is back once again with another mega line-up featuring

You can’t beat a bit of techno in the sun and that is what Family Piknik offers ever year.

The legendary French festival takes place in various spots in Montpellier and has done for decades.

This year the line-up again is superb and so here we los at five of the best acts paying,

Charlotte de Witte

Charlotte has had another non-stop and game-changing year in 2022 so far. She headed up a label party at the vast Printworks in London with all her key label associates alongside her and has also signed up plenty of fresh and innovative new sounds for her label, as well as offering up her own latest Universal Consciousness EP which was another evolution in her signature sound. She is really on fire.

Riche Hawtin

This man has been at the heart fo techno almost since day one. He is a legendary DJ who pushes technological boundaries and invent minimal. His Minus label is the best out there and to hear him play is to head into noter dimension.

Maceo Plex

Spanish Ameican Maceo PLex is at the heart fo his own sound. He made astral techno poular with his epic tracks, comsic synths and big room drums. He serves up votrxes of sound with you at the cente and must not be issed.


This Danish band always bring the best live show in the world. They are crafty in their synth work and know how to mix club drums with emotive pads. Expect plenty of drama.

Sébastien Léger

The Frenchman they call Seb is always serving up dreamy and enchanting sounds. His melodies are magic, his drums smooth. He is a DJ with swathes of experience and has tone heard to be believed.