It's 2021, the pandemic is almost over and group chats are pinging for parties. With festivals announcing their epic lineups, it's finally time to restore the unity and start looking forward to some festivals.
Here are 10 of our favourite electronic music events confirmed for 2021.
Set in the historic Italian city of Florence, you can expect a friendly international following who are drawn year on year to the festival's fierce passion for electronic music.
📍 Cascine Park, Florence
🗓 11 - 12 September
👥 Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, Peggy Gou, matHame, Stephan Jolk, T78, Brina Knauss, Marc Maya, Viviana Casanova, Toni Varga, Pôngo, Mattia Trani, Paul Kalkbrenner, 999999999, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, FISHER, Gioli & Assia, Giorgia Angiuli, Kölsch, Michael Bibi, Pan-Pot, Reinier Zonneveld, Richie Hawtin and Wade.
Credit: Decibel Open Air
LWE & Junction 2 presents ION Festival 2021
A unique event, one completely outside the festival fences where 3,000 electronic music lovers come together in the Santorini of Albania.
🗓 8 - 15 September
📍 Dhërmi, Albania
👥 A-future, Altin Boshnjaku, Andy Luff, Anz, B. Traits, Bambounou, Batu, Ben Ufo, Besa M, Buddy Love, Carl Craig, Chaos in the CBD, Dax J, DJ Masda, Daniel Avery, Eclair Fifi, Ferro, Floating Points DJ, Frankel & Harper, Gemza, George Fitzgerald DJ, Haai, Hamish & Toby, Hector Oaks, Helena Hauff, Hessle Audio, Imogen, Jasss, James Creed, Jayson Wynters, Jeff Mills, Jennifer Cardini, Josh Tweek, Karenn, Kirsti, Krankbrother, Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers, Leo Lumezi, Logic1000, Madam X, Marcel Dettmann, Maribou State DJ, Nicolas Lutz, Nina Kraviz, Oda Haliti, Pangaea, Pearson Sound, Radioactive Man, Reiss, Robin Ordell, Roman Flügel, Sam Bangura, Sonja Moonear, The Ghost, Tijana T, Truly Madly and Voigtmann.
Taking place at a never-used-before secret London location, EE promises every clubbing experience that’s been missed across the past year to be repaid in full.
🗓 28 August
📍 London, United Kingdom
👥 Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Anna Wall, Denis Sulta, Mella Dee, Lovebirds, Sonja Moonear, Rhadoo, The Ghost, Herodot, Virginia Willow, India Jordan, Nightmares on Wax, Folamour, Bellaire, DJ Paulette, Eliza Rose.
Credit: Dancing Astronaut
Dimensions Festival 2021
Taking place at The Garden Resort with a continued devotion to vibrant club sounds and scenes. Expect a sleepless week full of individual stages, boats and after-parties.
🗓 1 - 5 July
📍 Tisno, Croatia
👥 404 Eros AhZ & Annita Aletha, Ash Lauryn, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Batu, Bugs Groove, CCL, Charles Webster, Christian AB, Credit 00, D Tiffany, Darwind, Bridge, Pres Black Electric, Detroit In Effect, Dimensions Soundsystem, DJ Bone, DJ Koolt, DJ Masda, DJ Perception & MC Wizkid, DJ Stingray, DMX Krew, Donna Leake, Dr Banana, DVS1, Evan Baggs, Francesco Del Garda, FREAKENSTEIN, Gamma Intel, Gene On Earth, GiGi FM, Hamish & Toby, Harri Pepper, Heels & Souls, Helena Hauff, Hillas, Huerta, Ilija Rudman, ISAbella, JASSS, John Gómez, Josh Tweek, Karenn - (Blawan & Pariah), Katiusha, Kiara Scurokosh, Kris Baha, KRN, Le Chocolat Noir, Leah Floyeurs, Liquid Earth, Lokier, LSDXOXO, Mafalda, Mala, Malika, Marcellus Pittman, Margaret Dygas, Mark Turner (Selfhood), Marsman, Matthew Neequaye, Melina Serser, Michelle, Migz, Mike BC, Minus Kendal, MLE, Nicolas Lutz, OCB aka Driss Bennis, OK Williams, Overmono, Pangaea Peach, Pearson Sound, Petar Dundovre:ni, Red Greg, Reiss, Riccardo Villellar, Roxymore, Sean OD, Shackleton, Skee Mask b2b Stenny, SNO, Soraya, Steevio & Suzybee, Stevie Cox, Sugar Free, Sweely, Tarzsa, The Ghost, Tho & Loren, Tikiman + Scion, Performing tracks by Rhythm & Sound, Titonton Duvante, Tony Neptune, Truly Madly, Vera, Voigtmann, Will Lister, Youandewan, Zakia, Zarkoff (HR) and Zip.
Sunwaves Festival 2021
When Sunwaves is mentioned, you can't help but think of Joesph Capriati's record breaking 27 hour and 40-minute set. But that's not the only thought, the local talent of Romanian minimal producers and DJs makes this festival especially unique.
📍 Mamaia, Romania
Kappa FuturFestival 2021
Held within the industrial setting of Turin's Parco Dora, Kappa FuturFestival lights up the north-western city for a weekend of hard-hitting techno and house. The site where old warehouses, pillars and chimneys join green parkland provides the perfect stomping ground.
🗓 3 - 4 July
📍 Turin, Italy
Credit: Europe Bookings
Field Day 2021
With a capacity of 25,000, Field Day is a yearly alfresco in the heart of East London. DJ sets from some of the industry’s best selectors running louder and later with the main stage, continuing until 3 am.
🗓 29 August
📍 London, UK
👥 Bicep, Adelphi Music Factory, Artwork, The Blessed Madonna, DJ Seinfeld, Donna Leake, Floating Point, Floorplan, George FitzGerald, Imogen, India Jordan, Jaguar, Josey Rebelle, Jungle, Kettama, Logic1000, Mall Grab, Mount Kimbie, O’Flynn, Overmono, Prospa, Ross From Friends, Special Request and TSHA.
Credit: Field Day
Hideout Festival 2021
This 5 day festival on a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea brings together beach vibes, boat parties, pool parties and the most respected electronic DJs in the world.
🗓 20 - 24 June 2021
📍 Novalja, Croatia
👥 Andy C, CamelPhat, FISHER, Gorgon City, Hybrid Minds, Jamie Jones, MK, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Bru-C, Darkzy, Kanine, Lazcru, MC AD, Skepsis, TS7, Window Kid, Holy Goof, Romy, Mall Grab, Eats Everything, Skream, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, Dimension, Ross From Friends, Folomour [Power To The People A/V], Jayda G, Krystal Klear, Kettama, Horse Meat Disco, Purple Disco Machine, Sam Divine, Flava D, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Eli Brown, Melé, Rebūke, Monki, Sherelle, Cinthie and Jaguar.
Credit: Hideout Festival
Creamfields Festival 2021
Set on the August Bank Holiday weekend, Creamfields is one of the world’s leading electronic music festivals in the UK and is set to return with a mega four-day lineup bringing together 300+ acts from the dance music spectrum.
🗓 26 - 29 August 2021
📍 Liverpool, UK
👥 Adam Beyer, Ben Nicky, deadmau5, Eric Prydz presents Holosphere, Timmy Trumpet, Nina Kraviz, Jamie Jones, Peggy Gou, Richy Ahmed, Sub Zero Project, Darren Styles, Example, Scooter, Andy C, Brennan Heart, Chris Lorenzo, Dimension, Gareth Emery, Jonas Blue, Kölsch, Cristoph, Kutski, Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, Hot Since 82, Above & Beyond, Bicep, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, FISHER, Laidback Luke, Tchami, Bassjackers, Chase & Status, Josh Wink, TNT, Enrico Sangiuliano, Franky Wah, Friction, Adaro, DJ Isaac, Andy Whitby, Gorgon City, Holy Goof, Hybrid Minds, La Fleur, Low Steppa, Notion, Pete Tong, SaSaSaS, Sub Focus, Vini Vici, W&W, Afrojack, Alesso, Boris Brejcha, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, CamelPhat, ANNA, Disciples, Hannah Wants, Alan Fitzpatrick, Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Matrix & Futurebound, KC Lights, MK, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Nightlapse, Paul Woolford, Yousef, Claptone, Headhunterz, Sound Rush, Cosmic Gate, Sefa, Eli Brown , James Organ, Jax Jones, Leftwing & Kody, Mason Collective, Michael Bibi, Offaiah, Pendulum – TRINITY, Sigma, Sosa and Sven Väth.
Credit: Ticket Arena
EDC Portugal 2021
Step into the world of EDC. From the stages and sound to the pyrotechnics and performers, many unique elements go into bringing this distinct union of technology and nature to life.
🗓 18 - 20 June 2021
📍 Portimão, Portugal
👥 Adam Beyer presents Drumcode, Adin, Adrenalize, Alan Fitzpatrick, Alcemist B2B Goddard, Alesso, Alisha, Alok, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Angerfist, ANNA, Armin van Buuren, ARTBAT, Atmozfears, Bou B2B K Motionz, Brennan Heart, CamelPhat, Camo & Krooked B2B Friction, Charlotte de Witte, Chelina Manuhutu, Chase & Status, Chus & Ceballos, Cirez D, Code Black, Crucast: Bru-C / Darkzy / Kanine / Lazcru / MC AD / Skepsis / TS7 / Window Kid, Da Tweekaz, Darren Styles, Deadly Guns, Diana Oliveira, Dimension [DJ set], Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, AniMe, DJ Fresh, DJ Hype B2B DJ Hazard, DJ Isaac, DJ Mad Dog, DJ Snake, DJ Tennis, Dom Dolla, Don Diablo, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, Enrico Sangiuliano, Eric Prydz, FISHER, Galantis, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants B2B Sam Divine, Headhunterz, Holy Goof, Hot Since 82, Hybrid Minds, In-Rush, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Joel Mull, Joey Daniel B2B Pirate Copy B2B Ben Sterling, Joris Voorn, Keinemusik: Adam Port / &me / Rampa, Keltek, Kenny Ken B2B Nicky Blackmarket, Kings of the Rollers, Kölsch, Layton Giordani, Loco Dice, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Macky Gee, Marshmello, Michael Bibi, My Nu Leng, Netsky, Nora en Pure, North Base B2B Harriet Jaxxon, Odium. Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pleasurekraft, Reinier Zonneveld, Richie Hawtin, Richy Ahmed B2B Archie Hamilton, Salvatore Ganacci, SaSaSaS, Scooter, Sephyx, Shy FX, Sigma, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Sound Rush, Sub Focus, Sven Väth, T>I B2B Limited, Tchami, Tiësto, Vintage Culture, W&W, Warface, Wildstylez, Wilkinson and Yen Sung.
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