Europe is a continent that breathes music, a place where notes intertwine with history and culture in a timeless harmony. For centuries, its cities have resonated with melodies that have inspired generations and crosseyoubd cultural boundaries. Today, Europe continues to be a must-visit destination for music lovers worldwide, thanks to its rich musical tradition and vibrant festival scene. Every year, thousands of music enthusiasts head to the streets of its cities and the fields of its festivals to immerse themselves in a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Old Continent is not only home to some of the world’s largest and most iconic music festivals, but it’s also a crossroads of cultures and musical genres that blend to create a unique and engaging sound landscape.

In this presentation, we’ll explore some of the best music events that Europe has to offer, dividing them by geographical areas with a special section highlighting events recommended by the youBEAT team for their unique features. Each music event not only offers an exceptional lineup of world-renowned artists but also a cultural and social experience that reflects the diversity and energy of the European continent!

Through this presentation, we’ll explore together a selection of festivals, concerts, and shows that characterize summer in Northern Europe, from the rich event area of the United Kingdom to discovering what the Scandinavian countries have to offer.

Distortion Festival

Copenhagen’s largest street party and electronic music festival, taking place during the week leading up to the first weekend of June and attracting over 100,000 ravers who celebrate on the streets of various neighborhoods in the city. When the daytime parties on the streets of the Nørrebro and Vesterbro districts end, the club parties kick off in Copenhagen’s best venues, and on Friday and Saturday, the Refshaleøen area turns into Scandinavia’s largest electronic music festival: Distortion Ø, taking place on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, featuring the best of the rave/techno scene: DJ Heartstring, Dyen, I Hate Models, Kettama, Mall Grab, Sara Landry, Sven Väth, Charris, Ditte Alexandra, Effy, Elias Gozal, Filen, Mussy Moody, Schacke, Temple Tears, Anfisa Letyago, Avalon Emerson, Klangkuenstler, Partiboi69, Stephan Bodzin, Dana, and many more. A rave in the streets of Copenhagen? It sounds like the perfect summer experience!

Parklife Festival

Manchester’s flagship festival, as well as the UK’s largest metropolitan festival. Active since 2010, its stage has hosted the best artists from the English and international scene over the years, with lineups spanning the entire musical spectrum. The upcoming 8-9 June promises sparks with a lineup that never disappoints anyone: Disclosure, Peggy Gou, Four Tet, Nia Archives, CASISDEAD, Becky Hill, Sugababes, Mahalia, Digga D, Shy FX, Kenya Grace, Camelphat, Hybrid Minds, Sub Focus, Fideles, Wilkinson, Bou, Danny Howard for Saturday, and Doja Cat, J-Hus, Anne-Marie, Rudimental, ANOTR, Uncle Waffles, Fisher, TSHA, Strandz, Kaytranada, Barry Can’t Swim, Salute, Dom Dolla, Hannah Laing, Loco Dice on Sunday. Established as a cornerstone among Albion’s largest festivals, this year’s edition of Parklife promises to be exceptional.

RuisRock Festival

One of the oldest and most prominent cultural events in Finland. Organized since 1970, it’s the oldest Finnish rock festival and one of the oldest in Europe. The festival is known for its magical atmosphere and takes place in the beautiful national park of Ruissalo in Turku, Finland. During the weekend, Ruisrock takes its visitors on a journey to another world full of joy, friendship, and freedom, which characterize the festival’s vibes. This year’s event, which will take place on July 5-7, boasts a fantastic lineup, with international names that go beyond just electronic music, including The Chainsmokers, Stormzy, Don Toliver, J Hus, Louis Tomlinson, Offset, Trippie Redd, Alok, Ashnikko, MØ, Romy, Sexyy Red, Sub Focus. If you want to experience the Scandinavian festival vibe with these artists in the heart of the north, Ruisrock won’t disappoint you.

On the Beach Festival

A festival over two weekends: from July 19 to 21 and from July 26 to 28, promising to set Brighton and the UK on fire. If the prospect of a beach party on Brighton’s beaches seems almost antithetical, considering the English climate, the concept of the festival is unique for such an event: the two weekends are structured as almost standalone events, each with a different genre as a theme and international high-profile guests. The weekend of July 19-21 will see the first day with Bicep, Ross From Friends, Job Jobse b2b Palms Trax, the second with 2manydjs, Boys Noize, Eats Everything, Mall Grab, and the third with a live performance by The Kooks. The second weekend of July 26-28 will have the first evening as an energy-packed party with dnballstars presenting Sub Focus and Andy C, followed on Saturday by Carl Cox & Friends (Alan Fitzpatrick, The Blessed Madonna…) and ending on Sunday with a live performance by The Libertines. In short, there’s something for everyone at On The Beach!

Junction2 Festival

Its latest roster for the 2024 edition. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Boston Manor Park in London from July 26 to 28, this year’s edition marks a milestone as the festival expands for the first time to three days, instead of the historical two. The opening day of the festival is a fascinating journey through the sounds of melodic house and techno. Led by ARTBAT, CamelPhat, and Paul Kalkbrenner (Live), the lineup is accompanied by acts like Ameme, Yotto, Fideles, Miss Monique, Parra For Cuva (Live), Layla Benitez. Saturday will focus on the more historical side of house and techno with Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills, and Jon Hopkins, while Sunday will be led by Barry Can’t Swim, The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, and JOY (Anonymous). This year, the organizers also promise unprecedented b2b sets, so if you love surprises, Junction2 and its industrial vibe are your ideal choice.

Weekend Festival

A festival held in Hämeenlinna, Finland, previously also held in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Pärnu. Since 2012, the festival has been one of the main reference points in the Finnish panorama and will return to Espoo for its thirteenth edition on August 2-3. If you have reservations about the Nordic climate, don’t worry, the lineup put together for the 2024 edition will keep you warm. Spanning almost the entire electronic spectrum, Weekend Festival summons the biggest names in the scene, including Alan Walker, Alesso, Boris Brejcha, Nicky Romero, R3HAB, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, Ann Clue, Atmozfears, Brennan Heart, Chris Avantgarde, Coone, Da Tweekaz, Darude, just to name a few. If you’re looking for alternative places to spend the summer dancing under the stage, with a focus on sustainability and in a tolerant environment like the Finnish one, Weekend Festival is for you.

Teletech Festival

Founded in 2017 in Fallowfield, Manchester, starting as a party for residents and aiming to offer a new alternative to Manchester’s techno party scene. Over time, it has gained a reputation as one of the wildest and most respected techno parties in the UK, and its guests have never been anything less. Teletech Festival is the zenith of this clubbing reality where it all started, now in its third edition and expected for August 3-4 at the BEC WAREHOUSE in Manchester with 5 stages and over 65 artists. Among them, you’ll find the best that the techno scene has to offer: 999999999, I Hate Models, Azyr, Bad Boombox, Oguz, Jazzy, Basswell, Patrick Mason, and many others! If you love techno and its more industrial side, what’s better than the festival of one of the UK’s biggest party venues in one of Manchester’s largest warehouses?​

Electric Picnic Festival

Also known as “the Irish Glastonbury,” it awakened the entire city of Stradbally, Ireland, since 2004. Although the Irish electronic festival scene is not as in the spotlight as the UK’s, Electric Picnic has an enviable record: It was voted Best European Medium-Sized Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards, and has been voted Best Large Festival in each of the last four editions of the Irish Festival Awards since their inception in 2007. Electric Picnic also won eight awards in Hot Press’s 2011 Festival Awards, including Best Large Festival, and in 2023, it was awarded ‘Festival of the Year‘ at the Ticketmaster Awards. Officially born as a “music and arts” festival, the next edition offers numerous workshops and craft stalls, but Electric Picnic’s highlight is its lineup, which has nothing to envy to the best continental festivals for the over 75,000 ravers who will invade Stradbally: Calvin Harris, Noah Kahan, Kasabian, Artemas, Datsko, Funk Tribu…there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly festival with lots of activities and an alternative yet mainstream lineup, why not choose the green fields of Ireland at Electric Picnic?

Creamfields Festival

The UK’s largest electronic festival and one of the world’s largest since 1998 sets the standard in the UK event scene, attracting over 70,000 people per day during its 4 days of spectacle. From August 22nd to 25th, the Liverpool countryside turns into a veritable chaos, with a lineup as wide as it is iconic: The biggest names include Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Fatboy Slim, and Example, but there are also Tiësto, Sub Focus, Pete Tong, Solomun, Solardo, Peggy Gou, Patrick Topping, Martin Garrix, Hybrid Minds, Gorgon City, Eric Prydz, Charlotte de Witte, Camelphat, Alesso, and Andy C, just to name a few. The English response to Tomorrowland, both in vibes and in grandeur, prepares to put on a show once again this year, but Creamfields’ history and culture far exceed those of the Boom festival. If you haven’t done so already, treat yourself to this experience at one of the world’s largest and most historic electronic festivals, you won’t regret it!

Field Day Festival

In the heart of London, at Victoria Park, the new edition of Field Day returns on August 24.
Since 2007, a reference point for UK indie music, Field Day is a single-day festival that summons the best names in the electronic and non-electronic panorama. Justice (already present at the first edition in 2007), PinkPantheress, Charlotte de Witte, 2manydjs, Bambii, Brutalismus 3000, George Riley, horsegiirL, Tiga & Mohawke, John Glacier, Mura Masa, Romy, Sega Bodega, Shygirl, Skin on Skin & KETTAMA, Vegyn, Yaeji, Yves Tumor. The names of this edition speak for themselves for one of Europe’s hippest festivals.


Every year, from Portugal to Greece, from Italy to the eastern coasts, the Mediterranean region transforms into a vibrant stage where local and international artists perform under the starry sky, providing attendees with unforgettable musical experiences. These events not only celebrate music but also the culture, history, and diversity of a territory imbued with charm and magic. Through this presentation, we’ll explore together a selection of festivals, concerts, and shows that characterize the summer in the Mediterranean area.

Primavera Sound Festival

Held in Barcelona, is a must-attend event for music enthusiasts worldwide. From May 29th to June 2nd, Primavera Sound offers a unique opportunity to experience music in a dynamic and engaging setting. Approximately 100,000 people head to the vibrant Catalan city for one of Spain’s most renowned festivals. With a lineup that includes world-famous artists like Pulp, Vampire Weekend, Justice, Peggy Gou, Lana Del Rey, The National, Disclosure, SZA, PJ Harvey, Mitski, FKA Twigs, Charli XCX, Liberato, The Blessed Madonna, Chloe Caillet, and Mochakk, Primavera Sound is a true kaleidoscope of genres and musical styles. The strength of the festival lies in its variety. This musical diversity ensures that every participant finds something of interest, creating a unique and personalized experience. While hosting big-name acts, Primavera Sound is not limited to commercial hits. It also provides space for emerging artists and more experimental performances, reflecting a music culture focused on exploration and innovation. The festival atmosphere is characterized by a less mainstream vibe than other large-scale events, allowing participants to discover new sounds and lesser-known artists.

The Island Festival

Pantelleria prepares to host the third edition of one of the most anticipated early summer events: The Island – Fuze Tea Festival. From May 30th to June 2nd, 2024, the volcanic island in the heart of the Mediterranean becomes the stage for a unique festival, where music, nature, and sustainability merge into an unforgettable experience. With a lineup boasting international artists such as Floating Points, John Talabot, Moxie, Bradley Zero, and Bplan Toy Tonics Jam, the festival promises unforgettable nights filled with captivating rhythms and magical atmospheres. During the day, participants will have the opportunity to explore the wild beauty of Pantelleria through a series of unique experiences, from discovering breathtaking landscapes to tasting local delicacies.

UNUM Festival

Return to the stunning coast of Shengjin, in northern Albania, from June 6th to 11th, 2024. UNUM has quickly become one of the go-to events for electronic music enthusiasts, and this year promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever. Located between the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Albanian mountains, the festival offers a unique and captivating experience. Over five days of non-stop music, participants can immerse themselves in an atmosphere of pure euphoria, with some of the best DJs and producers from the house and techno scenes performing on various stages along the coast. The lineup includes names like Anfisa Letyago, Dubfire, Ricardo Villalobos, Ryan Elliott, Sonja Moonear, and many more.

Sonar Festival

Born in 1993, it has become an iconic event, attracting thousands of enthusiasts and innovators from around the world to Barcelona in June. The 31st edition of the festival will take place from June 13rd to 15th in the main city of Catalonia, with daytime performances at Fira Montjuïc and nighttime performances at Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet. With a lineup that includes names like Charlotte de Witte with her “Overdrive” project, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ben Böhmer, Richie Hawtin, Adriatique, The Martinez Brothers, Folamour, and Lee Gamble with “Models” alongside Candela Capitain, Sonar promises to be a sonic journey beyond expectations. A unique opportunity to experience the power and diversity of the electronic scene. Additionally, the festival will feature exciting live performances by Loraine James, KI/KI, and a unique collaboration between Surgeon and Speedy J, presenting the MULTIPLES project. Beyond music, Sonar will spotlight other art forms such as dance and futuristic innovation. There will also be a conference called Sonar+ and an exhibition space dedicated to emerging creative-technological talent called Project Area.

Nameless Festival

One of Italy’s leading festivals returns for its 11th edition: Nameless Festival. From June 14th to 16th, the event will take place for the second time since its inception in Annone di Brianza, a new home after its past in Barzio, which has allowed for a true leap in quality towards international “big” realities. In a new direction that seems to bring the vibes from Coachella to Italy, Nameless grows year after year, offering lineups with the hottest names in the scene while also leaving room for young and up-and-coming talents (not surprisingly, the Nameless contest for bands and DJ/producers has returned this year). Like every edition, there will be various stages during the three-day festival, from the live stage featuring the best names in the national pop and rap scene like Annalisa, Angelina Mango, Tony Effe, Diss Gacha, and Kid Yugi, to the main stage, with headliners such as deadmau5, Justice, Hardwell, Steve Angello, Alesso, and DJ Snake. After a record-breaking 2023 with over 100,000 paying attendees, Nameless 2024 is preparing to write a new chapter in its history, which began a decade ago. Many new features this year, not only the abolition of tokens but also free water and parking.

Jardim Sonoro

A musical paradise hidden in the heart of Lisbon, an oasis where rhythms pulse with the city’s energy and the sun ignites every note. A three-day festival that transforms Parque Eduardo VII into a true sonic garden. From June 28th to 30th, Lisbon’s most famous park becomes the gathering point for music lovers seeking a unique experience, a daytime party that extends until midnight. Jardim Sonoro is much more than just a festival: it’s a crossroads of cultures, a place where heritage and music meet, where rhythm blends with the surrounding environment. The event offers an irresistible blend of electronic music, urban landscapes, and summer vibes, with a lineup that includes artists like Adriatique with an extended 4-hour set, CamelPhat, Elderbrook, Ellen Allien, Folamour, MARRØN, Monkey Safari, Space Travel, Solid Funk, and Whitenoise. From early afternoon until late evening, Jardim Sonoro promises to awaken your senses with a combination of vibrant sounds, relaxed atmospheres, and breathtaking views. The festival is the perfect choice for those who want to experience urban vibes without sacrificing the beauty of nature and the charm of Lisbon. This event has earned a reputation as the capital’s coolest party, a distinctive brand for its relaxed atmosphere and unmistakable groove.

Ultra Europe

Every summer, the Dalmatian coast of Croatia lights up with energy and explosive rhythms thanks to Ultra Europe, one of the largest and most anticipated electronic music festivals in the world. From July 12th to 14th, Split in Croatia becomes the Mecca for EDM fans, with over 150 artists performing across four stages in an epic three-day extravaganza of music, lights, and fun. The journey through Ultra Europe begins with an opening party that ignites the atmosphere and gets the fans pumped up before heading to the stadium for the heart of the festival. Here, legendary names like Adam Beyer, Armin Van Buuren, Boris Brejcha, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Timmy Trumpet will give their best, ensuring an unforgettable show. Ultra Europe is much more than just a festival; it’s an experience that combines music, travel, and adventure in one of the most picturesque locations in the Mediterranean. With a lineup rich in world-famous artists and activities ranging from music to water sports, this event has something for everyone. And this is just the first phase of the festival: a second wave of announcements will bring even more big names to the stage, making the event even more exciting.

Les Plages Electroniques

A new edition, new dates but the same location and vibes for this new edition of one of the liveliest festivals on the French Riviera: Les Plages Electroniques. From August 16th to 18th, the festival will take place, offering a vibrant experience along the coast with a lineup that brings together nationally and internationally renowned artists. Set in a spectacular setting, this festival offers a mix of genres ranging from techno to house, from trance to drum and bass, and much more, ensuring there’s something for everyone’s taste. The festival, with its variety of styles, attracts a diverse audience, ranging from seasoned electronic music enthusiasts to newcomers. Here, music lovers gather to dance, socialize, and experience something beyond just a concert. This year’s lineup includes some of the most prominent names in the electronic music scene, such as Boris Brejcha, Fisher, Lost Frequencies, Paul Kalkbrenner, Timmy Trumpet, Mosimann, Nico Moreno, and many others. With such a diverse selection, the festival promises to offer unforgettable moments, whether it’s energetic sets that make you raise your hands to the sky or more intimate and reflective moments. As the sun sets and the lights come on, the beach becomes the perfect place to immerse yourself in a sea of sounds and share your passion for electronic music with fellow enthusiasts.

Glitch Festival

As the electronic music universe converges in mid-August, all eyes and ears turn to the Glitch Festival, which is preparing for its seventh edition. In a picturesque setting of Maltese landscapes and summer skies, this event stands out as a sonic journey that goes far beyond a simple festival, immersing participants in the essence of electronic music itself. With a lineup that seems like a manifesto of avant-garde, the Glitch Festival offers a mix of pioneers and new talents representing the best of the electronic scene. Among the protagonists, we find names like 999999999, Ben Klock, Brutalismus 3000, Indira Paganotto, Nico Moreno, Oguz, Mall Grab, and the dynamic duo DJ Heartstring & Anetha. A combination that exemplifies Glitch’s commitment to pushing sonic boundaries and offering a unique musical experience. The festival dates are from August 13th to 16th. With over 70 artists spread across eight stages, the Glitch Festival promises a musical odyssey spanning a wide spectrum of electronic music. From emerging talents to fan-favorite veterans, the festival aims to be a party for genre enthusiasts, with a variety that reflects Glitch’s heritage and identity. The sonic journey begins on August 13th with an opening night under the historic fortifications of Valletta, offering a spectacular preview of the week to come. The main festival, taking place on August 14th and 15th at Gianpula Village against the medieval backdrop of Mdina, takes the party to new levels with a range of performances ranging from techno to house, from ambient to experimental. Glitch Festival is more than just a party; it’s a carefully curated experience, an auditory adventure that invites participants to explore and get lost in the complex sonic tapestry. With an extraordinary location and a lineup that captures the imagination, the festival promises to be one of the most memorable musical experiences of the summer.

Sonus Festival

A sunny little island off the coast of Croatia, where the sun shines, the beach is just steps away, and the waves of the Adriatic Sea sparkle with crystal blue, set the stage for one of the most electrifying events in recent years: the Sonus Festival. From August 18th to 22nd, the island of Pag hosts one of the most thrilling rave experiences of the summer. Sonus Festival brings together international headliners, local heroes, underground superstars, and emerging talents, all ready to create the soundtrack for your summer. With over 60 artists and participants from more than 80 countries, this festival is a global meeting point for electronic music and beach party enthusiasts. The Sonus lineup is an exciting mix of world-famous artists and new talents. Among the most anticipated names are artists like 999999999, Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Brina Knauss, CamelPhat, John Summit, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Mochakk, Sven Väth, and Vintage Culture, and many others. But Sonus is much more than just an impressive list of DJs and producers. It’s a summer adventure in a dreamlike setting, where you can dance until dawn, take a break by diving into the crystal-clear sea, and relax at one of the many house parties or sunset gatherings. The festival offers a combination of techno raves, relaxing house sets, and intimate beachfront encounters, all with an unmistakable Croatian touch.


The countries of Central Europe have always been enthusiasts of summer festivals. In Central Europe, with its blend of ancient and contemporary musical traditions, a land where musical notes merge with the call of the waves, unique and exciting musical experiences await. In Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries of Central Europe, summers are filled with a multitude of festivals and musical events that attract artists and enthusiasts from around the world. In this section, we present the unmissable events in the area richest in appointments.

Hive Festival

One of the most captivating musical events in Europe, is set to dazzle once again in 2024. Located in Ferropolis, a former open-air mining site transformed into a captivating venue for events, this German festival promises an electrifying mix of pulsating rhythms, industrial grandeur, and non-stop fun. From June 7th to 9th, 2024, over 17,000 music enthusiasts will converge on Ferropolis to immerse themselves in a unique experience. At the heart of the Hive Festival’s appeal is its revolutionary concept of “56 hours of rave,” offering a music marathon without interruptions starting Friday at noon and ending Sunday at sunset. With 7 stages and a dedicated camping area, the festival hosts an eclectic lineup ranging from hard techno to psy trance, with artists of the caliber of Klangkuenstler, Marlon Hoffstadt, Dyen, and many others. The sensory experience of the Hive Festival is further enriched by the presence of Little Bali, a healing and wellness area with sauna, massages, and workshops. But the Hive Festival is more than just a music event. It’s an immersion in a surreal landscape, where the industrial heritage of Ferropolis creates a unique backdrop for the festival. Among imposing machinery and shimmering lakes, participants find themselves immersed in a magical atmosphere enveloped in a legend that permeates every beat of the festival.

Greenfields Open Air Festival

Techno extravaganza under a blue sky: on Saturday, July 2024, the Greenfields Open Air Festival returns to the green lawns of Munich’s Galopprennbahn horse-race track.
On Saturday 20 July, two stages and 11 hours with some of the hottest artists on the electronic music scene: Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Pan-Pot, Miss Monique, Kevin De Vries, Anfisa Letyago, Marten Lou, Patrick Topping.

Defqon.1 Festival

The world’s premier harder styles music festival proudly presents its exceptional lineup for the 2024 edition. From June 27th to June 30th, the festival site in Biddinghuizen will once again be filled with four days of the best sounds and entertainment from the hard dance scene. With over 250,000 visitors from 110 different nationalities last year, fans of the hardest styles will come together again for the renowned four-day weekend festival during the last weekend of June. Defqon.1 kicks off on Thursday with The Gathering, where campsite visitors kick off the festival, greeted by the famous words “Weekend Warriors, Welcome Home.” The venerable duo Sound Rush performs at the BLUE stage, while hardcore legend Mad Dog opens the BLACK stage. Friday marks the festival’s official first day, with the official opening of the RED mainstage during Ran-D’s Opening Ceremony. Showtek makes their highly anticipated return, while Spitnoise performs at the BLACK stage. Luciid and Cynthia Spiering entertain hard techno lovers at the GREEN stage. Saturday boasts the return of the famous ‘Warrior Workout’ and the epic POWER HOUR, followed by the legendary Angerfist closing the RED stage. Sunday adds an additional dose of entertainment with ‘The Closing Ceremony,’ which extends over five hours for the first time. Additionally, Defqon.1 offers a nighttime program with after-parties and fantastic activities, including fire shows and a wellness area. Details of these events will be unveiled during ‘The Warming-Up’ on May 23rd.

Awakenings Summer Festival

Founded in 1997 by Rocco Veenboer and organized by his event agency, Monumental Productions, Awakenings began as a series of underground parties in the city of Amsterdam, characterized by high-quality techno sound and an intense atmosphere. Over the years, Awakenings has gained international acclaim as one of the leading events in the electronic music scene. Thanks to its dedication to musical quality and the production of high-level events, it has become a benchmark for techno enthusiasts worldwide. This year, Awakenings Summer Festival returns to Hilvarenbeek from Friday, July 5th, to Sunday, July 7th, 2024. The weekend kicks off with a bang, with Friday boasting an electrifying lineup featuring artists like I Hate Models, Space 92, Mind Against, and Jooris Voorn. The night promises a dynamic fusion of rhythms, with each artist contributing to the sonic journey. Saturday brings to the forefront a powerhouse of techno legends, including a B2B with Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati, Richie Hawtin, Roshad, Argy, and Bart Skills B2B with Layton Giordani. Prepare for a day full of relentless beats and rhythmic grooves as these masters take the stage. As the festival reaches its peak on Sunday, the day features performances by Marcel Dettmann, FJAAK, Stephen Bodzin, Pan Pot, and Tale of Us.

Electric Love Festival

Ready to return bigger than ever from July 4th to July 6th, 2024, with a must-see preview on July 3rd. Located in the picturesque setting of the Salzburg lakes in Austria, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for music and fun lovers alike. With over 160 artists on 5+ stages, Electric Love offers an eclectic mix of musical genres, including EDM, Hard Dance, Techno, Bass Music, Hip Hop, and much more. With a projected attendance of over 180,000 visitors from 70 different nations, Electric Love has become one of the most sought-after and renowned electronic music festivals globally. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to camp in one of the 3 dedicated campsites, creating a unique and engaging communal atmosphere. In addition to music, Electric Love offers a wide range of activities and entertainment, ensuring a complete experience for all participants. From breathtaking performances on the Mainstage to relaxing moments on The Organics Beach, to the frenzy of the hardest beats at the Shutdown Stage and endless fun at the Club Circus, there is something for every taste and age. The vibrant and festive atmosphere of Electric Love blends with the natural beauty of the Salzburg lakes, creating a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or a nature lover, Electric Love offers something special for all its visitors.

Rampage Open

The new edition of one of the most anticipated events for dubstep and drum and bass music fans returns to Lommel, Belgium, on July 5-6-7, 2024. With over 300 national and international artists on more than 7 stages, Rampage Open Air promises an exceptional musical lineup that will satisfy the tastes of every fan. The announced artists are top-notch: ANDY C with an exclusive 3-hour DJ set, the British band RUDIM3NTAL, Pendulum’s DJ set, Loompaskette (European debut), Dirtyphonics b2b Modestep (strictly dubstep set), Sisto (bringing his exclusive Devour set), Boogie T (EU exclusive 2024), and the return of Requak.! However, stealing the spotlight will surely be Svdden Death, who will perform three times with three different projects: Voyd, Deadroom, and, of course, Sydden Death.

Airbeat One Festival

“Vive La France” is the motto from July 10th to 14th, 2024, at NeustadtGlewe Airport. The world of electronic music will celebrate the 21st edition of one of Europe’s largest festivals: AIRBEAT ONE. With over 60,000 visitors per day and over 200,000 throughout the entire festival, for four days, the fourth-largest city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will be transformed here. The festival area will be turned into a small French city under the motto “France.” Every year, AIRBEAT ONE offers one of the most spectacular line-ups in Europe, and this is already in sight for 2024 with Phase 2 of the Line-Up, where over 110 artists have been confirmed. Internationally renowned artists such as Afrojack, Alok, Deborah de Luca, Kölsch, Oliver Heldens, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Boris Brejcha, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been announced.

Dour Festival

An icon of the European alternative music scene, is set to return with an explosive new edition from July 17th to 21st, 2024. Located in the picturesque town of Dour, Belgium, the festival is gearing up to welcome over 230 artists from around the world on 8 different stages. With a wide range of musical genres, from rock to hip-hop, electronic, and much more, the Dour Festival offers a unique experience for music lovers of all kinds. In addition to the main stage (Ultima Arena), where world-class stars perform, there are also several themed stages. There’s an electro-music stage (Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal), a hip-hop and soul stage (Jupiler Boombox), an indie rock spot (La Petite Maison Dans la Prairie), a stage for dark music like mud, doom, techno (La Caverne), the Dub Corner, and an experimental scene (Le Labo). In 1989, the festival started as a one-day local event hosting 5 bands. Today, it has become a massive event attracting musicians and festival-goers from all over the world. In 2017, 250 artists participated in the festival, and over 242,000 spectators gathered in Dour. In addition to the extraordinary musical performances, the festival also boasts a wide range of activities and entertainment, from craft markets to pop-up bars and restaurants. The Dour Festival camping area transforms into a veritable temporary village, with six designated camping areas where participants can fully immerse themselves in the festival atmosphere and connect with other music enthusiasts from around the world. With over 180,000 visitors from over 70 nations, the Dour Festival promises an unforgettable experience and a week of non-stop fun. As for electronic music guests, artists like TRYM with his Millenium A/V Show, Bicep presenting Chroma A/V Dj Set, Mochakk, Justice, Four Tet, Subtronics, Chase & Status, Amelie Lens, Ganja White Night, and many others have been announced.​

Verknipt Arena

Founded in 2012 in the Netherlands, Verknipt has spent over a decade cultivating its reputation in the dance music industry. Initially focused on techno and house music, Verknipt has since evolved into a pioneer in the hard techno events space. Since 2020, Verknipt has witnessed a steady increase in the number of attendees, reaching an impressive peak of 155,000 in 2023. On July 20, 2024, Verknipt ArenA will join the list, marking the world’s largest hard techno event to date with approximately 40,000 visitors. Over 15 artists will perform at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, including 6EJOU, the Italian Alignment, DIØN, DYEN, Oguz, Sara Landry, and Shlømo.

Mysteryland Festival

One of the world’s longest-running and renowned electronic music festivals is Mysteryland. With its first edition in 1993, it’s set to return with a new edition for 2024. The festival will take place from August 30th to September 1st, promising an unforgettable weekend for music and fun enthusiasts alike. Set in the picturesque surroundings of the Floriadeterrein near Haarlemmermeer, the festival offers an immersive experience that embraces a wide range of musical styles, art, and entertainment. The location will be transformed into a veritable paradise for electronic music lovers, with breathtaking artistic installations and stages that will resonate with the audience through extraordinary performances. Among the highlights of this year’s edition are the return of Midnight Bingo and Peepshow Bingo, both beloved by fans during the previous edition. The festival lineup boasts an eclectic selection of world-famous artists, with names like Charlotte de Witte, HI-LO, I Hate Models, ARTBAT, and many others standing out. Back-to-back performances between artists of the caliber of Fedde le Grand and Mark Knight will be a real treat for enthusiasts. The area dedicated to hardstyle will be one of the festival’s focal points, with special shows and creative use of LED screens to offer an unforgettable visual and auditory experience. But Mysteryland is not just about music: the festival also offers various camping options, including the renowned Healing Garden, where participants can relax and regenerate before, after, or between dance sessions. Furthermore, the festival continues its commitment to sustainability, with initiatives such as the green electricity grid and a constant focus on reducing environmental impact. With a lineup featuring over 250 artists and a unique atmosphere, Mysteryland promises an unforgettable experience for electronic music lovers from around the world.​


Through this presentation, we’ll explore together a selection of festivals, concerts, and performances that characterize the summer in Eastern Europe. Summer in Eastern Europe offers a rich and diverse musical panorama that reflects its history, culture, and passion for music. In countries like Serbia and Romania, with deep roots in folk music and the growing influence of contemporary music, summer events are moments of celebration and connection, where people come together to dance, sing, and enjoy each other’s company. But let’s not forget Hungary and other countries in the region, which offer a unique blend of culture, history, and music.

Heineken Balaton Sound Festival

One of Europe’s largest outdoor festivals, with a carefully selected lineup and an incredible location near Lake Balaton in Hungary. Heineken Balaton Sound returns from Wednesday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 6th, 2024, with a series of headliners representing the best of electronic music in all its shades. Lake Balaton is a renowned tourist destination, ideal for combining festivals and holidays. During the day, you can relax in the sun, and at night, you can dance to the music of the best DJs. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is also a must-visit. As every year, the lineup meets expectations, ready to satisfy all the nuances of electronic music. In this edition, among the many names, we find Marshmello, Alison Wonderland, Amelie Lens, Paul Kalkbrenner. Its five stages are incredible, located next to the waters of Lake Balaton and always accompanied by the sun, offering a unique experience not only on the musical front. Overall, a festival capable of bringing together electronic music enthusiasts from all over Europe and featuring a main stage and its high-quality LED wall, the My Lake stage dedicated to house and techno, and other cutting-edge stages.

Beats for love Festival

The largest music festival in the Czech Republic, returns for its tenth edition from July 3rd to 6th in Ostrava. Set in the heart of a former industrial area, now repurposed for cultural and recreational uses, Beats For Love is ready to showcase its impressive main stage, featuring Eric Prydz, David Guetta, Chase and Status, Meduza, and many others. A lineup that caters to various genres, thanks also to secondary stages dedicated to drum and bass, techno, and hardstyle.

NeverSea Festival

From July 4th to 7th, the city of Constanta in Romania is ready to host Europe’s largest festival, the NeverSea Festival. The four days and nights of the NeverSea Festival are an enchanting experience for fans of sun, sea, and music, offering an unforgettable summer experience. The Romanian beach festival will feature 5 stages and many musical areas. Over 150 local and international artists will perform fantastic shows from dawn to dusk. The lineup is yet to be unveiled for this sixth edition, but looking at previous editions, we can be sure that the level will be high.

Saga Festival

The Romanian capital of Bucharest, from July 3rd to 5th, is ready to host the fourth edition of the established Saga Festival. One of the leading festivals in Eastern Europe will bring artists like Armin Van Buuren, I Hate Models, ARTBAT, Indira Paganotto, and Nico Moreno, with the surprise appearance of rap queen Nicki Minaj. The event will take place in the striking location of the disused Romaero airport, where old planes and abandoned warehouses not only frame the event but also serve as a theme for designing and developing the festival’s branding.

EXIT Festival

From July 10th to 14th, the vibrant town of Novi Sad, Serbia, will attract thousands of music and fun lovers, as it has been doing since 2000, thanks to EXIT Festival. Every year, the performances range from electronic music to hip-hop and pop. This year, among many names, the festival boasts Black Eyed Peas, Carl Cox, Tom Morello, Steve Angello, and many others on stage. The vibrant and festive atmosphere of the festival, combined with the breathtaking beauty of the location, creates a unique and unforgettable experience for all who participate. The theme chosen by EXIT Festival for the 2024 edition is “STARSEEDS,” scheduled from Thursday, July 11th to Sunday, July 14th, 2024.

Bass Paradise

It’s a young festival that has captured the attention of thousands of headbangers since its first edition. Budapest will be the capital of Bass music from July 11th to 13th. Notable names include Subtronics, Eptic, Virtual Riot, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, as well as Drum and Bass artists like Fox Stevenson and Koven, who will take turns on the festival’s 5 stages. It will be three intense days full of surprises, an opportunity not to be missed.

Audioriver Festival

Among the largest and most important electronic music events in Central and Eastern Europe. In almost two decades of activity, it has created a unique community of electronic music enthusiasts in various genres, from house and techno to drum & bass. It is one of the few opportunities each year to see not only exceptional DJs but also concerts and multimedia shows in one place. For 17 years, the festival took place in the impressive river city of Płock, which during the event teemed with festive life, attracting tourists throughout the year with its charming historic center and splendid natural surroundings. This year’s new edition of the Audioriver Festival will take place in Lodz, in the beautiful Zdrowiu Park. Over the years, the festival has attracted spectators from all over the world, thanks also to its musical variety and excellent organization. The genres mainly proposed this year include house with names like Gorgon City, Joris Voorn, and Overmono; for techno, there will be artists like Richie Hawtin, Eli Brown, and Oguz; and for Drum and Bass, performances by Gentlemens Club, Andromedik, and Metrik.

Let It Roll Festival

From August 1st to 3rd, the city of Prague in the Czech Republic will be the pulsating heart of the drum and bass scene with the arrival of the Let It Roll Festival. For lovers of the genre, and for anyone who wants to approach it, Let It Roll is a must, as over the years it has earned the reputation of being one of the largest and most respected drum and bass festivals not only in Europe but in the world. The lineup, not yet fully announced, features names like Dimension, Andy C, Sub Focus, and Rudimental, who certainly need no introduction. Many other protagonists will be joined by space for young emerging artists in the genre. For drum and bass lovers, there is no better place to be than at the  Let It Roll Festival.

Untold Festival

Since 2015, it has attracted a series of electronic music superstars, from renowned DJs to emerging talents, who enchant the audience with their breathtaking performances, making the small town of Cluj Napoca in Romania the protagonist. This year, we can experience it all again from August 8th to 11th, witnessing performances by Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox with his Hybrid Live Set, and many others. Definitely a young festival that year by year, with lineups always up to par and truly unique setups, is establishing itself among the big names in the genre. In terms of attendance, last year’s edition recorded over 420,000 participants over the 4 nights, with over 110,000 people present on the second night with Imagine Dragons. Surprising numbers for a festival only in its 9th edition but fully summarizing the unbeatable quality/price ratio.

Sziget Festival

Since 1993, it has celebrated musical diversity, offering a platform for artists from every corner of the globe. With stages hosting a wide range of musical genres, from the compelling rhythms of electronic music to the compelling energy of rock and the enchanting charm of folk music, the festival strives to satisfy every musical taste. The festival hosts over 50 stages spread across the island of Óbuda in Budapest, and from August 7th to 12th, the Island of Freedom is ready to host names like Stormzy, Fred Again.. Liam Gallagher, and Skrillex who will alternate on the mainstage. Sziget Festival is known for its extensive program that includes various musical genres such as pop, rock, electronic, R&B, and the best parties on the continent hosted in the Bolt Party Arena. During the 2024 edition, there will be elrow, Awakenings, Q-dance, STMPD, Next Level & Rampage, and Be Massive. Sziget Festival is more than just a music event; it is a comprehensive experience that offers culture, social engagement, music, fun, and creativity, something to do at least once in a lifetime


In this section, we present the events chosen by the youBEAT team that feature unique characteristics in terms of location, experience, lineup, and festival history

Gates of Agartha

After being recognized as the best regional festival, the Gates of Agartha Festival is ready to make its return to the Roman Caves of Pula, in Croatia, with a decidedly stellar lineup. Among the confirmed artists are Adriatique, Bedouin, Dixon, Vintage Culture, Seth Troxler, TSHA, and Avantgart Tabldot, for the weekend of June 8th and 9th, 2024. Gates of Agartha is a two-day adventure in Istria, capable of merging past and present and offering a different perspective on Istrian history and culture. Gates of Agartha was conceived by brothers Yaaz and Yalim Acar, who also originated Echoes From Agartha in Cappadocia (Turkey), and thanks to BSH events, a company specialized in organizing events in unique locations in Croatia. The festival will take place in a spectacular location: the Roman Caves, a Roman quarry used for centuries by the ancient Romans to extract a type of stone known as Istrian limestone. This stone was highly appreciated for its quality and for the construction of fundamental buildings of the Roman Empire, including the Colosseum in Rome. Located in 50-meter limestone walls and immersed in the small village of Vinkuran, the Roman Caves remain an imposing testimony to the architectural mastery inherited from the Roman Empire. They are said to have been a sacred place for the population of the time, inhabited by mystics, which gives them an aura of mystery and suggestion, earning them the reputation of Terra Magica. Gates of Agartha will offer a unique visual experience thanks to state-of-the-art immersive lighting technology, including a mapping show projection specially created by the art collective OUCHHH. This will make the location even more special, along with world-class audio systems.

IIIMAGINE at Atomium

Extraordinary shows where new electronic music and images are created by a multidisciplinary live act. IIIMAGINE is a celebration of the moment, which you can only experience in that moment and in that place, it has organized events in unique and suggestive locations such as the Liège-Guillemins Station by Calatrava, Rubens’ house, the Municipality of AIA, the Roman Aquarium of Rome, the Central Station of Antwerp, and the National Maritime Museum of Amsterdam. For all these locations, it was the first time that musical concerts were held inside. In front of the emblematic Atomium, monument to the future, IIIMAGINE lands with a new audiovisual show. This chapter is on the occasion of the 66th birthday of the Atomium, one of the most important monuments in Belgium, located in the Heysel Park in Brussels. Designed by the architect André Waterkeyn, it was built for Expo 1958, the World’s Fair organized by the city of Brussels in that year.

Cercle Moments: French Riviera Reverie

Cercle Moments is a timeless experience, combining exceptional musical events curated by Cercle, nature, and cultural heritage, discoveries, and encounters of a lifetime. The core of the Moments concept is to make every travel experience combined with exceptional musical events, welcoming internationally renowned artists for intimate and exclusive DJ sets. In their historical and future plans, they foresee experiences in iconic places such as Egypt, Paris, Costa Verde, Swiss Alps, and Cappadocia in Turkey. This summer, the event of the Cercle Moments series predicts experiences in the French Riviera from June 28th to July 2nd. In these 5 days, the program includes:

  • An intimate party on the island of Degaby with the sounds of Bon Entendeur with a breathtaking 360° view of the Mediterranean Sea and the ancient fortifications of Marseille.
  • A wine tasting session to the sound of cicadas in French vineyards at Château La Coste.
  • Living a timeless experience aboard a catamaran and literally immersing oneself in the nature of Provence with a DJ set curated by Joris Delacroix.
  • A special event for which details are not yet available.

Kappa Futur Festival 

Among the largest electronic music festivals in Europe, known for its energetic atmosphere and lineup of internationally renowned artists. Its history began in 2012 in Turin, Italy, when it was first organized by Kappa, an Italian sportswear brand, in collaboration with the electronic music club Qubò. The festival quickly gained popularity, attracting thousands of electronic music fans from around the world. The Kappa FuturFestival is known for its high-quality production, which includes state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems, innovative stage designs, and artistic installations that contribute to creating an extraordinary visual and sonic experience for participants. One of the most fascinating festivals in the techno scene returns for the 11th edition of the festival for the weekend of July 5th-7th, always at Parco Dora in Turin, a vast converted industrial area located in the heart of the city. The location offers spacious and open spaces that perfectly suit the festive atmosphere of the Kappa FuturFestival. The lineup for this edition is explosive, from the b2b between Skrillex and Blawan to the performance by Carl Cox passing through the exclusive b2b between Four Tet and Floating Points to the first Italian date of Anyma.

Lowlands 2024

August 16 + 17 + 28 2024 – Evenemententerrein Walibi Holland at Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands.
A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is exactly what it promises to be: a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoorevent, offering a cutting edge choice of only the best in alternative music, film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and street theatre.
For three days in August, a township with 65,000 inhabitants arises in the middle of the country. The Lowlands festival hosts no less than twelve stages in three large areas (among which a cinema and theatre), about 250 different acts and performances, dozens of restaurants from all corners of the earth, food and drink stalls, a large market with everything from clothes and CD stores to a barber’s shop, sports facilities, a sauna / hottub area, its own currency, a local radio station, a daily newspaper (Dutch only) and, last but not least: seven luxury campsites with hot showers and real, flushable toilets. A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise really is the ultimate summer holiday extravaganza!
Special guests: Fred Again.., Peggy Gou, Skrillex, Overmono, Patrick Mason, Mall Grab, Soulwax, Young Marco, Flowdan, Sampha, Barry Can’t Swim, Joy Orbison and more!


Much more than just a music festival; it is a journey into a fantastic and surreal world, where music becomes the means through which people can connect and share unique experiences. The breathtaking scenery, innovative art installations and spectacular special effects transform the place into a true paradise for the senses. But what truly makes Tomorrowland so special is the atmosphere of unity and positivity that permeates the entire event. Here, cultural differences dissolve and people embrace each other in diversity, united by the passion for music and the desire to experience unforgettable moments together. The new 2024 Tomorrowland promises to be an extraordinary experience, bringing with it the energy and magic that has made this festival one of the most loved in the world. Every year, thousands of people from every corner of the globe come together in a single celebration of music, culture and creativity. The theme of this edition of the festival will be ‘Life’, conceived as a prequel to ‘Elixir of Life’ which was the leitmotif of the 2016 edition. The new theme sheds light on the genesis of the Mother Tree, the Labyrinth and the Garden of the Roses, all elements that have become iconic of the festival. The festival will be held as usual in Boom in Belgium for two weekends in July, the first from 19th to 21st and the second from 26th to 28th July with more than 400 thousand visitors expected for this 2024 edition. Looking instead at the Tomorrowland Lineup, some names that catch the eye are Swedish House Mafia, back at the Boom festival ten years after the last performance with a full lineup, Armin Van Buuren, Amelie Lens who started performing again after the birth of her son, David Guetta, , Tale Of Us, Hardwell, Keinemusik, Meduza, Solomun in an unusual B2B with Four Tet.

No Art Festival

One of the festivals that has gained credibility, especially after last year’s success, is undoubtedly the No Art Festival. This year, the third edition of the festival will take place on July 27, 2024, in Amsterdam at Flevopark, one of the most beautiful natural spots in the Dutch city located in the east, with a truly magical atmosphere. No Art is an independent label that programs unconventional artistic performances and pioneering musicians in unique locations. Our goal, however, is not to create parties, but to expand the minds of our visitors. Musically and artistically. We want to give you something to talk about with your friends. Or with a stranger. All our events are supported by a professional lineup. One that we don’t reveal. The organizers’ goal is to create a truly unique experience that embodies what No Art represents. Currently, the lineup has not yet been announced, but reading the names of the past edition (such as Peggy Gou and ANOTR) leaves us eagerly awaiting.

Audio Obscura

Renowned for its events featuring top-class artists in the most exclusive locations such as Concertgebouw, Euromast, and the bicycle tunnel under the Rijksmuseum, where artists like Sven Väth, Peggy Gou, Maceo Plex, Joris Voorn, and Eelke Kleijn have graced the stage. To this iconic list is added the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a monumental structure boasting stunning architecture and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The location provides the perfect backdrop for the first Audio Obscura festival. The festival is also the first for the factory and will take place on August 24th for the first time at a festival location with several indoor spaces and outdoor stages being built. Visitors can enjoy during the event – cutting-edge sounds and extraordinary performances by dance stars including Adriatique, Héctor Oaks, Dax J b2b Daria Kolosova, Benwal, Nedda Sou, and Jetti & Post, The Martinez Brothers, Dixon, Carlita, Chris Stussy, AMÉMÉ, and Partiboi69. The main stage is located under the diagonal transport bridges of the factory and forms the focal point of the party. The venue will host multiple stages, both inside the factory and outside under the renowned diagonal transport bridges that connect the various buildings.

R² Festival

The worlds of music and technology merge in a unique and innovative experience at the R² festival, which will take place on August 17th in the iconic location of Spaarnwoude in the Netherlands. This revolutionary event will see Reinier Zonneveld, renowned artist and music producer, integrate his specially created AI live music project, R², into a live electronic music set, promising a unparalleled experience for electronic music enthusiasts worldwide. This will be the first time a b2b set between man and computer is realized. The AI model, trained on over 2000 hours of original music by Reinier Zonneveld and recordings of over 1000 live shows throughout Reinier’s career, will play b2b on the main stage with its human counterpart. In addition to the main R² stage, there will be seven other festival stages hosted by musical institutions, labels, and crucial clubs in Reinier Zonneveld’s history. Namely, The Beginning – an ode to the illegal rave movement; STOOR, an audiovisual experience created by techno icon Speedy J; Filth On Acid, Reinier Zonneveld’s music label; Kompass Klub, the legendary techno venue from Belgium; Amnesia Pyramid, bringing the Ibiza experience to the Netherlands; Unrreal, home to darker and heavier techno sounds; and De Marktkantine, the defunct Amsterdam nightlife institution that hosted many of Reinier Zonneveld’s infamous nights.

Afterlife Orange

One of the most talked-about and eagerly anticipated events in France is undoubtedly the Orange date of Afterlife showcased at the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Roman Theater of Orange in the French Provence. The shows will take place on two exceptional evenings, Saturday, August 24th, and Sunday, August 25th, 2024. Saturday’s show will feature 19:26, Olympe, and Maceo Plex. The evening will also include the creative and surprising performance that MRAK presents “We Don’t Follow.” Sunday’s show includes productions by Eynka, Chris Avantgarde, and Argy, as well as an extraordinary and engaging performance by Anyma presents “Genesys”. The founders of the event Tale Of Us will close both days, completing the prodigious collective of talents who will perform alongside them. The historical significance of the location adds a distinctive charm, and the site-specific production ensures an Afterlife experience like no other, complete with captivating visuals, cutting-edge technology, and dynamic soundscapes.