Following a few hard years for the industry, we are delighted to see some of our favourite mainstays alongside some new names in the industry announcing dates and killer lineups for their festivals. We have compiled a list of some of the best festivals this year and we know you’re going to love them. See you at the rave.
Terminal V: Resurgence
Date: April – 16th & 17th
Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Following a 2 year break, Scotland’s biggest and baddest festival returns for 2 days of Easter raving with 6 arenas of elaborate stage designs and over 80 of the biggest names in house and techno.
Lineup: Amelie Lens, Anfisa Letyago, Ben UFO, Deborah De Luca, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Ewan McVicar, Haii, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath & more
Junction 2 Festival
Date: June – 3rd & 4th
Location: Boston Manor Park, London
This Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend will see the return of Londons biggest party. The mighty Junction 2 will take place over 2 days under the infamous bridge of the M4 that has made many memories for ravers in and around London over the last few years.
Lineup: Friday: Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, Midland, Avalon Emerson, Nina Kraviz, EFFY, Fatima Yamaha (live), Skee Mask & more
Saturday: Adam Beye, 999999999, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Dax J, Dense & Pika, DJ Boring (live), Kobosil, Maceo Plex, Mind Against, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood (live), Seth Troxler & more
The One In The Woods
Date: June 3rd & 4th
Location: Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool
Following their debut last year, The North’s newcomer is coming back with a bang for 2022. In the picturesque woodlands between Manchester and Liverpool this June will see 2 days of house, techno and drum and bass courtesy of The One In The Woods.
Lineup: Nastia, Luke Slater, Daria Kolosova, FRAZI.ER, Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, SPFDJ & more
In It Together
Date: June 3rd – 5th
Location: Margam, Wales
In It Together Festival is a community, a festival, a reunion and a celebration. With a vision to create the pinnacle Welsh Festival which means all things to all people and offers a bespoke blend of Music, Arts & Culture.
Lineup: Armand Van Helden, Clean Bandit, Cloonee, Eats Everything b2b Skream, Melé, My Nu Leng & more
One Out Festival
Date: June 18th
Location: Apps Court Farm, Walton-On-Thames
After a successful sell-out event last year, One Out has announced it’s next edition that come with the aims of going bigger and better. The first lineup reveal features some world class acts and there are even more promised for future announcements.
Lineup: Arielle Free, Chloé Robinson, Melé, Skream & many more still to come
Date: July 7th – 10th
Location: Noseley Hall, Leicester
Noisily is about friendship, love, passion, nature and community. Offering an alternative to mainstream festival culture, an inclusive haven where underground music thrives and self expression flourishes.
Lineup: Audley, Beth Lydi vs Andreas Henneberg, Eats Everything, Frida Darko, james Monro, John Digweed, Lize, OC & Verde & more.
Date: August – 20th
Location: Victoria Park, London
Field Day are back and they plan to celebrate their 15th edition in style. Returning to their home grounds of Victoria Park in East London, the brand has promised a day full of dancing supplied by a some Field Day favourites alongside some of the biggest names in dance music.
Lineup: The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, and more to come, including an anniversary announcement of 15 acts that nod to the brands past and future.
We Are FSTVL
Date: August – 6th & 7th
Location: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex
We Are FSTVL returns to its spiritual home at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, affectionately known as The Airfield of Dreams. Celebrating the very best in House, Urban, Bass, Techno and Drum & Bass, the UK’s biggest independent dance festival aims to make 2022’s edition the best yet.
Lineup: Armand Van Helden, The Blessed Madonna, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Michael Bibi, Rudimental DJ, Sonny Fodera & more
Lost Village Festival
Date: August – 25th – 28th
Location: Abandoned Forest, Lincolnshire
Located in an abandoned forest, Lost Village is more than just a music festival, it is a world of experiences, making sure you will not be short of things to do. Since their first festival in 2015, Lost Village has expanded into a unique and surreal world, complete with surprise performances, comedy and much more.
Date: August 25th – 28th
Location: Daresbury Estate, Cheshire
Creamfields has blazed the trail for electronic dance events since the late ’90s and this year celebrates it’s 25th edition of their mega festival. Renowned for attracting the biggest names in electronic music as well as its huge production design and ambitious staging, each year features over 300 artists performing across 30 stages throughout the weekend.
Lineup: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, CamelPhat, Nina Kraviz, and lots more still to be announced
Maiden Voyage Festival
Date: August 28th
Location: Lee Valley Showground, London
Returning for its third year, Maiden Voyage Festival is back to sprinkle some sonic sunshine into your August bank holiday Sunday. Picture fresh jazz, hip hop, electronic, soul, world music, techno, house, and more performed by both local and international talent as you sip a cold pint in the hot summer sun.
Lineup: Acid Arab, Floorplan, Hunee, Jayda G, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Objekt, Octo Octa, Ross From Friends (live), Sherelle, VTSS & more
Date: June 1st – 6th
Location: Rana e Hedhun, Albania
85 artists. Three stages. 24 hours of non stop music. Welcome to Unum Festival, a cultured gathering in a secret and untapped corner of Europe, nestled between pine forests, sun kissed beaches and mountainous backdrops.
Lineup: Anthea, Digby, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Molly, Praslea, Priku, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Shonky, Sonya Moonear, tINI, Traumer & more
Melt! Festival 2022
Date: June – 10th – 12th
Location: Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Melt Festival is a rock, electronic, and pop festival that exists within the imposing grounds of the Ferropolis; a museum of titanic mid-20th-century industrial machinery which is located just outside of Gräfenhainichen, Germany.
Lineup: Avalon Emerson, Daniel Avery (live), DJ Seinfeld – Mirrors (live), DJ Marcelle, Honey Dijon, Jamie xx, Jayda G, Joy Orbison, Palms Trax b2b Hunee, Peggy Gou, TSHA, VTSS & more
Date: June 16th – 18th
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Created in 1994, Sonar Festival is a pioneering cultural event in Barcelona that has grown from strength to strength and is now established as one of Europe’s most well-known music festivals. This years 3 day edition will mark the return of Sonar following last years cancellation due to the global pandemic.
Lineup: Chemical Brothers, Eric Prydz, Joy Orbison, Richie Hawtin, Folamour, Charlotte de Witte, The Blessed Madonna, Reinier Zonneveld, Helena Hauff, ANNA, Héctor Oaks & MCMLXXXV & many more
Date: July 3rd – 7th
Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia
After two years away due to the pandemic, July 3rd to 7th 2022 will see Hideout Festival pull out all the stops to serve up a long-awaited 10th edition of the festival like no other. 12 years after kick-starting the clubbing revolution that has since unfolded on the gorgeous beaches of Croatia, Hideout continues to lead from the front with five fantastic stages of diverse music.
Lineup: Camelphat, Sonny Fodera, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Skream, Sam Divine, HAAi, Horse Meat Disco, Sherelle, Shy FX, TSHA & more.
EXIT Festival 2022
Date: July 7th-10th
Location: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
After a successful 2021 edition as the first major festival that took place in Europe in full capacity and without social-distancing, EXIT Festival promises to curate another year of killer line-up anchored by the best and brightest in house, techno, and EDM along with rock and hip hop genre leaders.
Lineup: Boris Brecha has been announced as the first headliner, with many more still to come.
Dour Festival 2022
Date: July 13th – 17th
Location: Rue d’Elouges, Dour, Belgium
Dour is back fully loaded for an XXL edition of their summer festival. Promising he craziest edition of it’s history the brand welcomes all to their playground of arenas and mythical campsites. Not one to miss.
Lineup: 999999999, Airod, Amelie Lens, Anz, Avalon Emerson, The Blessed Madonna, Dax J, Floating Points, Folamour, Honey Dijon, I Hate Models, Joy Orbison, Reinier Zonneveld, Sven Vath & more.
Awakenings Summer Festival
Date: July 29th – 31st
Location: Hilvarenbeek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
After two missed Festivals, Awakenings are happy and proud to announce that in 2022, they’re celebrating their 25th anniversary with the biggest and best festival they’ve ever hosted. They’ll be returning with the new Awakenings Summer Festival, moving to a brand-new location, adding an extra day and a campsite plus the biggest programming they’ve ever had.
Date: August 21st – 25th
Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia
The clock is ticking for the much anticipated return of Croatia’s revered underground Sonus Festival. An all-star electronic music show that includes more than 40 international headliners, set to take place across three celebrated open air clubs on Zrce Beach.
Lineup: Adriatique, Âme, Amelie Lens, Andrea Oliva, Ben Klock, FISHER, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Michael Bibi, Patrick Topping, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Stephan Bodzin live, Sven Väth & more
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EDC Mexico 2022
Date: February 25th – 28th
Location: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
One of Latin America’s largest dance music festivals, EDC México is scheduled for February 25-27, 2022 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, a motorsport race track in Mexico City. The event will boast seven stages, including the EDC fan-favorites kinecticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, and neonGARDEN
Lineup: Adana Twins, Boris Brecha, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Claptone, Deadmau5, Deborah De Luca, Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco Osuna, Fisher, Maceo Plex, The Martinex Brothers, Michael Bibi, Reinier Zonneveld, Testpilot and many many more
Date: March 9th – 13th
Location: Happy Bay, St Martin
A 5-day and 5-night tropical techno escape. Experience the island paradise of St Martin in the Caribbean as you party in secluded beaches, lush jungle, stunning villas, boats and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again. It is with firm dedication that we curate the scene’s most epic house and techno experience. From superstars to emerging talent, the lineup of over 80 international DJs will mesmerize and surprise you.
Pitch Music & Arts 2022
Date: March – 11th – 15th
Location: Moyston, Australia
Pitch Music & Arts Festival is an Australian electronic music festival that transforms the tranquil Grampian plains into a haven of house, techno, disco and more, all played out under an assembly of visual delights.
Lineup: Maceo Plex, Jayda G, Denis Sulta, Floating Points, FJAAK, HAAI, Mella Dee, Peach, Skin on Skin & more
Ultra Music Festival
Date: March 25th – 27th
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
UMF will be set up for 3 days, March 25 through March 27, 2022. Three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dedicated to the total EDM madness
Lineup: Amelie Lens, Boris Brejcha, Camelphat, Fisher, Nina Kraviz, Oliver Heldens, Oliver Tree, Pendulum, Slander, Sofi Tukker, Tale of Us and many more.
Date: April 14th – 17th
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Endless clear blue seas, gently swaying palm trees, secluded cenotes and lush green jungle. Miles of soft sand beaches, a rich melting pot of Caribbean cultures, mouthwatering gastronomy and high spec production with a world class soundtrack from a huge line-up. These are just some of the reasons the bespoke and boutique Meet! Festival is a game changing underground gathering that has put the eyes of the world on the Dominican Republic.
Lineup: Steve Bug, Shaun Reeves, Franky Rizardo, Danny Serrano, Andre Buljat, Sergio Parrado and more
Date: May 13th – 17th
Location: Near Merzouga, Morocco
Transahara is the most authentic and original desert festival in the world. It is a magical musical oasis in a dried-up Moroccan lake in the shadow of a mysterious sand dune that you normally only find deep in the Sahara desert.
Lineup: Adama, Bas Ibellini, D-Nox, MR ID, Perfect Stranger, Sebastian Mullaert & more
Date: December 28th – January 8th
Location: Phu Quoc, Vietnam
A New Year’s Eve party like no other, Epizode is a high-octane, twelve-day festival on the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc featuring performances from a wealth of underground house and techno stars.