Saint Martin, The Caribbean
http://sxmfestival.com/Riding in the wake of a renowned first edition, and deemed by Paper Magazine as the ’the most beautiful festival in the world’, SXM takes place on the picturesque Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
Lineup: Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Âme (live), RPR Soundsystem, Lee Burridge, Soul Clap, Honey Dijon, Sonja Moonear, Black Coffee, Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, and more.
January and February
The ninth Global Edition of Rio Music Conference is all set to take place between the 15th and 17th of February 2017 at the Museu de Arte. Now the line-ups for the fantastic events and all the fascinating discussions, workshops and panels can be revealed.
In terms of Rio Music Carnival parties, there will be events from Friday February 24th to Tuesday the 28th while RMC Club Week runs from the 15th to the 28th. In this time many clubs will offer participants discounts or free entry for all associated events with the likes of local and international stars alike including Vintage Culture, AFROJACK, Sharam Jey, Dennis DJ, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DashDot, Cat Dealers and more, with a special Off RMC party on the 25th featuring Innervisions men Frankey & Sandrino at 00 Gávea.
The Electric Love festival stands for cool EDM, Dubstep, Electro & House beats. Be part of it and enjoy your festival weekend in Salzburg, Austria!
Lineup: Hardwell, DJ Snake, Dash Berlin
Mint Festival takes to a new home in Leeds on Saturday 23rd September with Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Eats Everything and many more
Lineup: Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Eats Everything
July – August
GEM Fest is a month-long electronic music festival in Georgia. Blazing a new trail within sight of the Black Sea, some of the world’s biggest house, techno and electro.
Lineup: Audiofly, dOP, Bill Patrick, Dubfire, Honey Dijon
Creamfields has established itself as one of the biggest dance music festivals in the world, with its quest to conquer the globe proving successful up to now
July 14th and 16th
GAMMA festival is a large-scale avant-garde event held at the St. Petersburg experimental shipyard between July 14th and 16th. In 2016 it established itself as one of the most exciting Russian music festivals, and this year has grown in scale, with 85 modern musicians and artists from 15 countries coming to St. Petersburg to make for one of the top music, art and new urban festivals in Russia.
Lineup: Regis, Dalhous, Rrose, Terrence Fixmer, Vatcian Shadow, Xosar, Kettenkarussell, Ø [PHASE], Mike Parker, Dustin, Emptyset, Hannah Eperson, Jan Kalinek, Marco
Tunbridge Wells, UK
Ground control to Major Tom, pack your party bags and put your helmet on! We’re commencing countdown to Deep South 2017, which takes place in a private ancient woodlands in Tunbridge Wells.
Lineup: Dark Sky (live), Andrew Ashong (live), Throwing Snow, Medlar, Carmody (live), Afriquoi (DJ), Alyusha (live) & much more.
Two day electronic music festival spanning the spectrums of House, Techno, Drum & Bass and Breaks.
Lineup: Faithless, Leftfield
In 2017 they enter chapter 13, set to be their most ambitious year to date, creating a full on metropolitan festival
Lineup: Adam Beyer, Adam Shelton, Andrea Oliva, Apollonia, Archie Hamilton, Gerd Janson, Treatment (Onur Ozer b2b Binh),Varhat, Voigtmann, Zip
Taking place in the luxury mountain resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland, the 14th edition of Caprices will take place April 6-9. The resort will play host to a wealth of prolific electronic acts on 3 stage locations across 4 days.
Lineup: Ricardo Villalobos, Mathew Jonson, Kerri Chandler, Sonja Moonear, Seth Troxler, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Craig Richards, Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers and more.
City Sound Project 2017 has been announced and will take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April ‐ a bank holiday weekend. The event will take place across multiple venues and sites throughout Canterbury, Kent. CSP17 will kick off the UK summer festival season in the picturesque and historic city centre, being bathed in early summer sunshine.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oranjebloesem takes place on April 27th during the Dutch national holiday of Kingsday, at Amsterdam’s city beach location Blijburg. The event will see a host of quality acts play across 4 different stages.
Lineup: KiNK (live), Âme (live), Optimo, Ata Kak, Bicep, Barnt, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Beesmunt Soundsystem and more.
El Gouna, Egypt
May 4-6 sees the fifth edition go down on the breath taking Red Sea Riviera in El Gouna, Egypt and is all about community, about pushing musical and about mixing up big names with talented local artists and offering them in intimate places, with longer set times and live acts that complement the organic vibe of being at the beach.
Lineup: Âme, Butch, Mike Servito, The Mole, Einmusik, Konstantin Sibold and more.
Torn between land and water, the empty brick warehouses that are Dockyard echo with the sound of the sawing, drilling and hammering of the past. The derelict halls await now the oncoming thunder of the music that our artists bring this coming 6th of May. The crowd cheers ever harder as the musical beats punch through the air and Dockyard breaths new life into these brick warehouse walls. Join us once again at the Warehouses and become a part of Dockyard’s futuristic dystopia!
Lineup: Art Department, Octave One, Luke Slater, Matador, Jay Lumen, Ion Ludwig, Manda
Camber Sands, Sussex
Combining a true love for all things funk & soul orientated, The Funk & Soul Weekender returns with its roots firmly placed in big brass sounds, hip-hop beats and future soul. Mixing tropical, afro-beat and world performances with disco and all things in between, 2017 promises to be the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent across the 3 days weekend.
Lineup: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Soul II Soul, Gilles Peterson, The Sugarhill Gang, Omar, Crazy P Soundsystem, Norman Jay, Mr Scruff and more.
Colebrook Lakes, Tunbridge Wells
Alfresco Festival returns for a second year in its stunning home of Colebrook Lakes, Royal Tunbridge Wells. This beautiful piece of the Kent countryside will host at least six stages of incredible music, an array of the finest street foods and bars and a huge family arena.
Lineup: Paranoid London, Optimo, Gerd Janson, Psychemagik, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Crazy P Soundsytem, Sadar Bahar and more.
Ronda, Anadalucia, Spain
UVA festival is a celebration of music and visual art, taking place near Ronda (Andalucia) during the first weekend of June 2017. The concept is to use an extraordinarily unique location, with breathtaking views and unparalleled surroundings, and convert it into a playground for eclectic music and visual art.
Lineup – Antal, San Proper, Trus’Me, Andrea, Nu Guinea, Greg Beato, Donna Leake and more.v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mystic Garden Festival is a boutique hidden gem on the musical calendar; a special world where friendships are formed, memories are made and life is celebrated in all its glory. Mystic Garden will return for a sixth sensational instalment on June 17th 2017, that will leave you refreshed and revitalised.
Lineup: Technasia, Samuel Deep, Egbert, Marc Romboy, Matthias Tanzmann, Santé, Riva Starr and more.
Spaarnwoude Houtrak, The Netherlands
On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, between 11:00 and 23:00, the premises of recreational area Spaarnwoude Houtrak will be dedicated to Awakenings Festival, the best-known and largest outdoor techno festival in the world, with over 110 artists spread over 8 stages in capacious areas, among which 2 large-scale outdoor stages.
Lineup: Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalabos, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Dave Clarke, Tale of Us, Loco Dice, Floorplan, Weval, The Black Madonna, Black Coffee, Len Faki, KiNK and more.
Hardwell is joining the strong force of headliners! – We missed the Dutch superstar last year because of routing errors – that’s why we’re even more exited to bring him back to the main stage this year! Also joining in line up phase 2 is Marshmello! Maybe we will find out who really is hiding behind the sweet foam head at #ELF17!
The world famous Kappa FuturFestival is to return for sizzling sixth edition on July 8th and 9th, right in the heart of Turin, Italy. With a famously keen and and cosmopolitan crowd that last year amounted to 40, 000 people from all over Europe, Kappa FuturFestival prides itself on world class audio systems, high quality production and a real attention to detail including things like being the first Italian festival to sell tickets through smartphones and to offer Cashless payment technology on site.
Lineup: Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Jamie Jones, Tale of Us, Sasha & John Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Nina Kraviz and more.
Aug 31 – Sep 3
The Freedom of the Seas
Route: Barcelona – Marseille – Ibiza – Barcelona
Picture the scene: you are laying back in the sun, on board one of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners with 4,000 passengers, enjoying seven stages hosted by the likes of leading dance brands FACT, Elrow, Ministry of Sound and key Belgian club partners all being soundtracked by over 50 DJs from a variety of electronic music genres and first-class entertainments.
Lineup: Claptone, Dennis Ferrer, KiNK (live) Martin Solveig, Masters At Work, Patrick Topping, Roger Sanchez and more.
Sep 16 – 20
Route: Genoa – Mallorca – Ibiza – Barcelona
Setting off from Genoa, this wild four night Mediterranean voyage makes stopovers at Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Barcelona, and is a truly exclusive setting for an unforgettable party experience.
Lineup: Sven Väth, Sonja Moonear, Mathew Jonson, Ilario Alicante, Dana Ruh, Anthea and more.
Epizode is another new arrival to the festival circuit – the first edition took place this January. After an overwhelmingly positive response the event organizers immediately set about planning a follow-up for 2018. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of house or electronic, Epizode is worth checking out purely for its location. Phú Quốc is Vietnam’s largest island; it’s also famed for having year-round temperate waters, alabaster sand, untainted natural beauty and a vibrant local food scene that offers endless epicurean adventures. The festival organizers have said they want attendees to feel as if they’re in a dream, and with Dali-esque sculptures rising from sun-kissed waters it’s easy to take part in the fantasy.
May 27- 29
Movement Torino is an electronic music festival in Italy. A spin-off of the legendary Detroit techno brand, the festival has now been bringing iconic DJs to the Italian city for over a decade.