Music Festival Guide: Festivals to bookmark for Summer 2019

The European continent (sorry, UK) is fortunate to be rich in summer music festivals. The number of dance festivals taking place here has exploded over the last few years. Whether you are looking for a day of fun or a whole solid weekend of dancing with your friends (and making new ones) to the beats of the best DJs in the world, we’ve got the best festivals lined up for you to get yourself in a state over.

1. Lowlands Festival

When: 16-18 August, 2019

Where: Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen

Main Attractions: Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Anderson .PAAK & The Free Nationals, The National, New Order, Royal Blood, Anne-Marie, Billie Eilish, Franz Ferdinand, Giorgio Moroder, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Jon Hopkins, Jorja Smith, Jungle, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Agoria [live], Antal, Denis Sulta, Denzel Curry, FKJ, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Helena Hauff, Honey Dijon, Hunee, Joji, Jungle By Night, Mall Grab, Marcel Dettmann, The Streets, Thomas Azier, Weval, and Willem.

2. Paradise City Festival

When: 5-7 July, 2019

Where: Belgium

Main Attractions: 2ManyDJs, &ME, Adriatique, ATEQ, Auntie Flo (Live band), BeraadGeslagen, Blond:ish, Carista, Daphni, Dixon, DJ Dustin, DJ Koze, DJ Python, Dwig (live), Edward, Egyptian Lover, Eli Verveine, Elli, Eris Drew, Far Out Radio Systems, Folamour, Gerd Janson, Jan Blomqvist (& Band), John Talabot, Jungle By night (live band), Kalipo (live), Konstantin Sibold, Leafar Legov (live), Leroy Burgess (Full band), Locked Groove, Map.ache (live), Mim Suleiman & Esa, Mind Against, Molly, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Nico Morano, Nosedrip, Nu Guinea (Live Band), Polo & Pan (dj set), Sedef Adasi, Skatebard, Stavroz (live), Stereoclip (live), Supreems, Tessa Dixson, Todd Terje (Dj set), Trikk and Vaal.

3. Dekmantel Festival

When: 31 July – 4 Aug 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Main Attractions: Marcel Dettmann,  Motor City Drum Ensemble,  Ben Ufo,  Jeff Mills,  Wizard,  John Talabot,  Palms Trax,  Blawan,  Bjarki,  Jon Hopkins,  Dj Shadow,  Bones,  DJ Murphy,  Surgeon,  Mala,  Storm,  Dr. Rubinstein,  San Proper,  Zenker Brothers,  Powell,  Cinnaman,  Interstellar Funk,  Andrew Weatherall, Octo Octa,  Planetary Assault Systems,  Elena Colombi,  Marie Davidson,  Demdike Stare,  Danny Krivit,  Donato Dozzy,  Bufiman,  Tzusing,  Caterina Barbieri,  DJ Python,  Eris Drew,  DJ Merlin,  Terekke,  DJ Fett Burger,  Sarah Davachi,  Kamaal Williams,  Adam X,  Mozhgan,  Freddy K,  Yves Tumor,  Low Jack,  Shxcxchcxsh,  Parrish Smith, Alexander Robotnick and Identified Patient

4. eilân

Posted by eilân on Tuesday, 5 February 2019

When: 12-15 September, 2019

Where: Terschelling, Netherlands

Main Attractions: Apparat, Maribou State, MCDE – DJ-set, Jungle by Night, Weval Duo, Antal, Colin Benders, Mr. Scruff, Portico Quartet, DJ Dustin, Map.ache, David Vunk, Tom Trago, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Cubicolor – live, Olaf Boswijk, Otzeki, LUWTEN, TITIA, upsammy, Karel, Some Chemistry, Inner River, Radio Radio and Bakkie Bakkie.

5. Wildeburg Festival

When: 12 – 14 July 2019

Where: Wildeburg, Netherlands

Main Attractions: TBA but last year line up included Gerd Janson, Izabel, Jennifer Cardini, JP Enfant,Yør Kultura, Robag Wruhme, Applescal & Some Chemistry, Paranoid London, Baikal, Bambounou,  Legowelt, Leif Müller, Cosmin TRG, Detroit Swindle, Honey Soundsystem, Human Space Machine, Imarhan, Nightmares on Wax, Vessels, Will Oirson William Djoko Willow Woody’92, and Yør Kultura.

6. Horst Arts & Music Festival

HORST Arts & Music Festival 2018: A Short Documentary

It is with much pride and pleasure that we look back at our fifth celebration of Arts and Music on the grounds of the beautiful Castle. A setting that has given us so much, something we respect and cherish dearly. It is this respect for the surroundings, and the impact of our increasing audience on the cultural heritage and protected nature that fueled our decision to make this edition the final one here. But our love for it is never-ending. The Castle will be our intimate home for the ages.In many ways 2018 was our favourite and equally most emotional edition to date. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Again. A wholehearted thank you to every attendee, artist, partner and many volunteers for being part of something truly special.HORST’s next chapter is a very promising and ambitious one. One we look forward to sharing with you, soon.Long Let It Live

Posted by Horst on Friday, 4 January 2019

When: 13 – 15 September 2019

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Main Attractions: Bambounou, Call Super, Craig Richards, Gesloten Cirkel (live) Giant Swan (live) Golin (live), Identified Patient, John Talabot, Josey Rebelle, Joy Orbison, Lafawndah (live), Lauren Hansom, mad miran, Mama Snake, Marcel Dettmann, Mark Du Mosch, Mattheis (live), Motor City Drum Ensemble, Nosedrip, Objekt, Oceanic (live), Orpheu The Wizard, Otis, Shanti Celeste, Sherelle, Simo Cell, Tama Sumo, and upsammy.

7. Meaksuma Festival

Posted by Meakusma Festival on Tuesday, 2 April 2019

When: 13 – 15 September 2019

Where: Eupen, Belgium

Main Attractions: 7FO & Tapes, Ben Bertrand, Ben UFO, Benjamin Finger, James Plotkin & Mia Zabelka, Blurred Music Duo, Brannten Schnüre, Céline Gillain & Catherine Plenevaux, Charlemagne Palestine, Norbert Möslang, Luke Calzonetti, Albert Oehlen, Orgue Agnès, Parris, Sirom, Tashi Wada Group (feat. Julia Holter and Corey Fogel), Trio Heinz Herbert, Vis Invis Electrique! and Zwerm

8. Meadows in the Mountains

When: 6-10 June 2019

Where: Rhodopian Mountains, Bulgaria

Main Attractions: Bradley Zero, Anna Wall, FYI Chris, Maxi Storrs, Rafael Da Cruz, Jones, Just Jack, Bruno Schmidt, Ishmael, Eddie C, Galen, Andrew James Gustav, Mim Suleiman, MC Word, Sno, and Lucas.

9. Waking Life 2019

Waking Life 2017

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Posted by Waking Life on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

When: 14-19 August 2019

Where: Crato, Portugal

Main Attractions: Ben Ufo, Roman Flügel, Lawrence, Vril, Sebastian Mullaert, Raresh, Four Tet, Move D, Deadbeat, Stavroz, dBridge, Levon Vincent, Vlada, Lakuti, Maayan Nidam, DJ Dustin, Nathan Fake, Ateq, Re:ni, Rasmus Fisker, Pandilla Ltd, Oren Ambarchi, leafar legov, Forest Drive West, Ramzi, Zozo, Yussef Dayes, Schatrax, Powder, mike stellar, Map.ache, Edward, Digby, System, Stellar and Wata Igarashi

Cover Photo by Pasco Photography.