Aug 31 – Sep 3, Inotai Hőerőmű, Várpalota, Hungary
Ever wanted to rave in a defunct thermal powerplant? You’re in luck. Just an hour from Budapest, Hungary’s newest festival is a must for techno heads. Maruwa, Ellen Allien, Daniel Avery and Paramida are among more than 100 DJs, musicians and visual artists heading to this four-day industrialist party.
Sep 1 – 4, Domaine De Massembre, Hastiere, Belgium
Taking place in the charming Belgian village of Hastiere, electronic music festival Space Safari is where art, technology and nature collide. With three stages, each offer a different music experience: dance through dimensions and explore the magic of mind-expanding psytrance at Supernova, immerse yourself in acid and techno rave within Nebula, and journey through electronic, disco and ambient at Zodiac.
Sep 2, Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Taking over the biggest event space in Rotterdam, techno favourites 999999999, Cera Khin, Cynthia Spiering, Daria Kolosova, Grace Dahl and I Hate Models are sure to test the speakers of multiple indoor areas and large outdoor spaces during this heavy all-dayer.
Sep 2, Seepark Zülpich, Zülpich, Germany
Sep 2, Tuinen Van West, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“A temporary space curated to let you fully be present,” the team behind Dutch festival ZeeZout encourage attendees to “let loose like never before” at this summer finale. Bored Lored, D. Tiffany, Dr. Rubinstein and the hilariously-named DJ Fart In The Club are among the underground tastemakers on the line-up.
Sep 7 – 9, Palaexpo, Moncalieri, Italy
A three-night showcase of Italian music talent, dance-pop duo Paola & Chiara headline on Thursday while Friday is all about The Bloody Beetroots and Planet Funk. Then, the Saturday evening line-up boasts performances from Francesca Michielin, who traverses hip-hop, rock, pop and rap, as well as pop artist MOBRICI.
Sep 8 – 9, MOB Complex, Tilburg, Netherlands
Fans of back-to-back sets are in for a treat at this “massive celebration of modern electronic music”, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Blawan B2B Skrillex, Eris Drew B2B Helena Hauff, Nick León B2B DJ Python, and I. Jordan B2B SHERELLE. Need we say more?
Sep 8 – 9, Lanzada, Italy
Sep 9-10, Kasteel Van Humbeek, Grimbergen, Belgium
Set in the woods of a Belgian castle and boasting DJ sets from Moodymann, Desiree and Farrago, “unforgettable experiences await all who enter”. Meanwhile, The Oracle stage hosts a series of well-being workshops and the Voodoo Market will offer “unique objects, fabrics, and artisanal crafts”.
Sep 9 – 10, Decibel Area, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
One of Europe’s biggest dance parties, Decibel has been bringing the titans of the techno and electronic music world to the picturesque Italian city of Florence for several years now. Moderat, Boris Brejcha and TRYM are some of those set to perform for thousands of ravers.
Sep 9 – 10, Bavel, Netherlands
The Dutch sure know what it takes to throw a great party, and this festival is just one example of that. With a different theme for each day, Saturday’s ‘Dark Visions’ is “the place to go hard and raw”, while Sunday’s ‘Sweet Dreams’ is “the place to close your festival summer” thanks to sets from David Guetta, Afrojack and Lucas & Steve.
Sep 15 – 16, Openlucht Theater, Amersfoort Amersfoort, Netherlands
Sep 16, Rheinstrandbad Rappenwört, Karlsruhe, Germany
With two stages dedicated to the toughest techno around, this day-long open-air festival welcomes two of the scene’s leading parties to lead their own takeovers. Teletech host Blk, Charlie Sparks, Shlømo and Nico Moreno, while Voxnox welcome Raven and AZYR.
Sep 16, Oostlangeweg 11-13, Beveren, Belgium
Tough techno in a dystopian village frozen in time is what’s on offer at Belgian festival Doel, which is returning for its second edition. With dozens of the finest names in the game on the line-up - including DVS1, Juliana Huxtable & JASSS - this one-day festival is a must for ravers who like their DJ sets hard and fast.
Sep 16, Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
Release your inner spirit animal at this day-long outdoor party, which takes place at a convention center in Ghent. Teased by organisers as “a never-ending serotonin trip”, Brecc, Tham, Caravel and Twan are all set to bring the vibes.