With the beginning of Ultra Music Festival in Miami and the upcoming opening party in Ibiza, the summer season is at the doors. Europe is the core of electronic dance music festivals. Because of the huge numbers packed between June and September, here’s a list with all the information you need to best plan your summer season.
These are the 10 Best European Music Festivals of Summer 2020.
All the festivals we’re going to describe have two things in common: amazing music and incredible locations.
(article being updated)
Quite obvious, we know but, how not to insert probably the most eclectic music restival out there? Maniacal attention to the details and a new main theme every year make Tomorrowland one of the leading electronic dance music festivals of this Summer 2020. Tomorrowland is not just appearance; with more than 16 stages and more than 400.000 visitors in two weekends, Tomorrowland will offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Moving slightly from the mainstream environment, Welcome to the Future is one of that underground music festival gem you can find around Europe in Summer. Each of its eight stages is unique, from the music, artists, artistic direction and look.
This year’s lineup includes ANNA and Joris Voorn, FJAKK just to name a few. More than 50 artists from the house and techno scene will perform during Welcome to the Future 2020.
The festival will take place in the beautiful frame of Het Twiske, just a few kilometers from Amsterdam. It will run from 13 to 00, July the 24th, 2020. Tickets, full lineup and stages pics available here.
From the 9th to the 12th of July the wonderful Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia, will turn into a playground for the electronic dance music lovers. The location offers superb acoustics, allowing different stages to take place one next to another at the same time, without any sound interference. EXIT festival will host 9 different stages with almost 200 artists from a super variety of musical genres.
Besides these two techno legends, EXIT will welcome artists from the lights of David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, ARTBAT, Meduza, ZHU, Dj Snake just to name a few.
A 4-day pass ticket is available at the prize of € 108. Camping, as well as a special 4+1 ticket promotion, is available on the official EXIT website.
How not to talk about Ultra Europe when talking about European music festivals? Ultra Europe made its debut in 2013 as a two-day festival; over the years, it has grown becoming a Destination Ultra, 7 days of party in Croatia including opening party, the three-day festival, yacht regatta, Ultra Beach, and a closing party.
Ultra Europe festival will take place in Split Croatia the 10th, 11th, and 12thof July. With the mainstage located at the Park Mladeži and the RESISTANCE and the other stages around the park area, Split will be Ultra’s home for the summer.
This year lineup includes the biggest name of the industry such as Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Pendulum and more.
Tickets for Ultra Europe are very diversified. You can choose the standard GA or VIP 3-DAY for the festival, the VIP 1-DAY or a selection of parties from the Destination Ultra plan. GA and VIP 3-DAY tickets are available € 159 and € 389 at the moment (prizes will go up over time). For more information and to buy them, follow this link.
DGTL Festival Amsterdam
Not only a massive lineup but an eye to the environment too; for DGTL 2020 the festival has decided to go 100% sustainability with a series of actions that will significantly reduce the environmental impact.
The festival will run on April 11th and 12th at the NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam, with a packed lineup of international underground artists including Âme, Adriatique, Colyn, KAS:ST, Patrice Bäumel, Mind Against, and Recondite, just to name a few.
Mysteryland is the Netherlands’ most renowned and largest electronic music festival. Running from the 28th of August until the 31st, the festival will host 16 unique and colorful stages. Located in the beautiful frame of Haarlemmermeer, near Amsterdam, Mysteryland features also a campsite with a dedicated stage and lineup.
Creamfields 2019 has been a blast, being one the biggest edition ever made, not only for the festival but also for the European festival culture in general. With its biggest lineup to date (over 300 artists) and the 30 stages, Creamfields UK 2019 has offered the most various musical choice ever.
For 2020 edition, Creamfields will be even better with new stages, artists and an improved experience.
Tickets are divided into standard and goal and they include all the three days of the festival or only the one-day access.
Located in the beautiful Playa de Cullera, Spain, Medusa Festival combines DJs from both the mainstream and underground worlds. In addition to the EDM and techno stars, the festival also invests heavily in artistic production with a different theme each year. This year the festival will bring you the Circus Madness. From the 7th to the 9th of August the golden beach of Cullera will turn into dance heaven.
This year lineup includes an extraordinary solo show from Dash Berlin, Morten, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Carl Cox, Andrea Oliva and tons more.
Tickets start at € 55 for the single-day entrance up to € 210 for the full week VIP pass. Buy them now via Medusa Official website.
Nameless Music Festival
The most important Italian dance music festival for the 2020 edition has changed location; Nameless Music Festival will take place in Annone di Brianza, Italy. Every year the festival is bigger and better with more stages and artists. 2020 edition will see a vast lineup ranging from dance music act to hip-hop/rap and trap artists. Nameless Music Festival will run from May 30 to June 2.
This year lineup includes Dj Snake, Oliver Heldens, Benny Benassi, Malaa, MK, Reez, What So Not and tons more.
Tickets are now available at Tier 5 for € 89 for the four days up to 169 for a VIP gold. More info here.
PAROOKAVILLE is Germany’s biggest Electronic Music Festival. But it’s not a conventional music festival! Instead, it’s a crazy city that awakens once a year as the world’s most festive place. 2020 will mark the 6th year anniversary for the festival that, every year, welcomes around 85.000 people.
The festival will run on 17-18 and 19 July at Airport Weeze in Germany.
PAROOKAVILLE’s Mainstage is redesigned each year and it topped all of Europe’s festivals in 2018 as the largest festival stage on the continent. s
Over the course of three full show days, the festival features more than 200 artists that have increased to 300 for next year’s edition; even with its own different city districts, it is set to emerge for a long weekend of dance celebration. More info.
Now, it’s up to you. Let us know in the comment section below, which festival we should add to the list.