The world isn’t in the best state right now. Inflation is rising, so are your gas bills – so what better to do than escape to a boutique festival?

There are plenty to choose from in wonderful locations all over the world and here are some of what we think are the best.

Access

June 10-11
Warwick, UK
https://www.accessthemusic.co.uk/access-the-festival

Access the Festival is open-air, sun kissed summer sizzler that takes place in beautiful British countryside in Sherbourne Park in Warwick and will be headlined by a tasteful mix of world class DJs from across the global house, disco and techno spectrum including 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.

Forbidden Forest

July 2-3
Grantham, UK
https://www.forbidden-forest.co.uk/

The line-up is second to none for Forbidden Forest this year. Boohoo host their own stage with AJ Tracey headlining new to a mix of house and techno stars such as Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, Darius Syrossian, Alan Fitzpatrick, Apollonia, Gorgon City and many more. There is a 24 hour one site market and for the first time, camping.

Lost in a Moment

July 9
Tofte Manor, UK
https://www.lostinamoment.events/shop

Lost In A Moment is hosted by cult deep house label Innervisions. It has had a break due to covid so for the first time in three years is finally back at Tofte Manor in the heart of the UK countryside. Dixon and me are in for a b2b for the one and only time in the UK this year and will be joined by Avalon Emerson, Elkka, Haai, Gerd Janson, Jenny Cafra, Mano Le Tough and more.

The event will take place on Saturday 9th July at the 17th-century Tofte Manor in the heart of the UK countryside. A venue that combines the energy and atmosphere of a spiritual sanctuary with the beauty of the stunning British open air woodlands.

The venue is home to a labyrinth, which mirrors the design and pattern of the ancient labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France. Party roamers will have the opportunity to walk the labyrinth on the day of the event and will experience a totally unique entrance to the venue. Innervisons will be bringing their superb production to the venue for the day.

The label welcomes Gerd Janson, Mano le Tough, Chloé Caillet, DJ Holographic, Jenny Cara and Nick Castle to a lineup that includes a UK exclusive Âme b2b Dixon set, a UK debut for Jimi Jules x Trikk, Avalon Emerson, HAAi and Elkka, collectively comprising an exquisite programme of music.

Moga Caparica

June 1-5
Lisbon, Portugal
https://caparica.mogafestival.com/

This second edition of the Portuguese Moga is all about real music lovers inspired by Atlantic vibes and aimed at connecting people from all over the world. It has main stage music as well as two beach parties and free access to the OFF events happening throughout the five days. Playing are Alyssa & Gia, 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.

Echoes from Agartha

June 29-July 3
Cappadocia, Turkey
https://echoesfromagartha.com/

This one is going to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before. It happens in a historic place where humanity first evolved – the Cappadocia region which was formed 60 million years ago by the erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes (Argaeus), composed with wind and rain over millions of years. Soundtracking it are Lee Burridge, Mind Against, Seth Troxler, WhoMadeWho, Chaim b2b Jenial, Tarsol, Elif, Majnoon and many more.

Hide&Seek

September 3-4
Capesthorne Hall, Manchester, UK
https://www.hideandseekfestival.co.uk/

In just two much talked about editions in 2019 and 2021, Hide&Seek made an immediate impact. It goes down in a lush country landscape with the beautiful family-owned stately home Capesthorne Hall the backdrop. This year, Zip, Todd Terje, Apollonia, Sonja Moonear, Priku, Fumiya Tanaka, Raresh and many more line up.

Lente Kabinet Festival

June 4-5
Amsterdam, Netherlands
https://www.hetkabinetfestival.nl/

Amsterdam is famous for its festivals and this one is one of the more heady ones. It is set in a nature reserve to the north of Amsterdam, with rolling green landscapes, wildflowers, pools and swamps. It is headlined by cutting edge acts only such as Bored Lored, Young Marco, Orpheu The Wizard, Crystallmess and Carista.