From established titles such as Tomorrowland and Creamfields to newer entrants such as Untold and Airbeat One, there is absolutely no festival across the continent for EDM fans, big-room house, trance and any other dance music style.
After much deliberation, we have selected ten favorites (not in some order).
Festival Line: The Chainsmokers, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Above and Beyond, A $ AP ROCKY, Charlotte de Witte, Helena Hauff
The Belgian hippo – still the winner of the game after a decade – is the leading light on the stage of the European Electronic Music Festival. Known for his fascinating production, scenic design, lighting, visuals and overarching mythology, he has become something of a pilgrimage for dance music fans around the world.
Festival Line: Swedish House Mafia, David Guett, DJ Snake, Carl Cox, Armin van Buren, The Chainsmokers, Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer
Arguably the most recognizable global brand of electronic dance music, the European satellite Ultra may not quite fit the overall scale of its American father, but it does not pull any punches when it comes to partying or partying.
Festival line-up: Robbie Williams, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buren, Sturm, Busta Riems, David Guett, Bastille
As the winner of the Best Main Festival at the 2015 European Festivals, the Romanian dance giant can already boast of true ancestry, even though it is still in its infancy; the festival already welcomes a host of world-class dance music stars, as well as about a quarter of a million fans annually.
Airbeat One Festival
2019 Festival Line: Armin Van Buren, The Chainsmokers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Vini Vici, Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens
Each year, the theme defines the design of the main stage of gargantuan and the explosive demonstration of lights, lasers and pyrotechnics that compliment the line, tarnished with dance musical royalty. It used to be Ancient Rome, Inca and Asia, but in 2019 the festival will see the green, white and saffron bands of India for a special Indian themed edition.
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