European Dance Festivals 2016

We recently previewed some of the best festivals around the world in 2016.  There are just so many that here is another post previewing eight upcoming European dance festivals across 2016, including AVA Festival and Conference, Love Family Park, Eastern Electrics Festival, Sonus Festival, Dimensions Festival, Outlook Festival, Field Maneuvers and Bugged Out! in Dreamland. From one-day techno adventures to hip-hop on the Adriatic and everything in between


AVA_FestivalAVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival and Conference is a first of it’s kind electronic music festival, a pioneering event breaking new ground by shining a light on emerging and established artists in Ireland.  After last year’s success, AVA will return on Saturday June 4th 2016, where they’ll takeover T13 Belfast, on the Titanic Docks for a day and night session.

Round two sees heavyweight RØDHÅD joining, the debut live show from Bicep, the return of Boiler Room, plus Mano Le Tough, Gerd Janson, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Timmy Stewart and more.  On top of this, AVA’s free conference will expand to help to educate and inspire. With tickets available now from just £22 with flights from the UK from just £40, AVA 2016 should not be missed.

LOVE FAMILY PARK (GER) | 2nd July 2016 

Love_Family_ParkSet in the stunning Messepark (Mainz, Germany), Love Family Park is the original outdoor one day adventure brought to you by the team behind Time Warp and Sonus Festivals.  For its 21st edition LFP will bring together the biggest names in house and techno alongside heroes of the local German scene across 6 stages.

With a booking policy detailing the highest calibre of guests, and previous guests including Sven Vath, Villalobos and Dixon- this is a no brainer for any lover of industrial sounds. Line up news coming VERY SOON.



Undoubtedly one of the biggest all-dayers in the festival calendar, Eastern Electrics Festival has grown into the premier party of the summer for electronic music lovers across the country.

Returning on Saturday August 6th to it’s stunning countryside home at Hatfield House, Hertford, the Eastern Electrics family will once again present the cream of the house, techno, garage and bass crop across nine festival stages hosted by the worlds biggest electronic music icons. With tickets available now from just £35 for this escapade, it promises to be the rave of the summer with the Eastern Electrics crew.

SONUS FESTIVAL (CRO) | 21st August – 25th August 2016


Sonus Festival is once again set to be the mecca for techno heads in Croatia this summer after announcing a heavy artillery of elite selectors all heading to the stunning Zrce Beach in August for a 5 day / 5 night party like no other.

Present and correct is a supreme collection of heavyweight artists from around the globe including key players in the Time Warp family Chris Liebing – Frankfurt’s finest and a techno pioneer, the legendary Loco Dice, Cadenza boss Luciano, Italian techno kings Marco Carola and Joseph Capriati plus Chilean master of innovation Ricardo Villalobos.  Also confirmed is the unstoppable Dixon – three times winner of RA’s DJ poll and co-founder of Innervisions, along with electronic polymath Seth Troxler, Glasgow royalty Jackmaster, plus dynamic duo The Martinez Brothers, all set to bring the fire.

DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL (CRO) | 24th August – 29th September 2016


In the last five years Dimensions Festival has built a solid reputation as one of the worlds leading electronic parties, each year uniting the most iconic artists from techno, disco, house, world and beyond.

Marking it’s fifth birthday with it’s most impressive undertaking to date, Dimensions Festival can now reveal the first names for 2016, including cult UK institution Massive Attack as headliners for the opening concert in the stunning Pula amphitheatre. Other artists joining from Wednesday 24th ‘til Sunday 28th include future-soul quartet Haitus Kaiyote and the experimental jazz-fusion group, the Moritz von Oswald Trio with Tony Allen and Max Loderbauer. Moodymann, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Mood II Swing and many more are all part of the mega billing for 2016.

OUTLOOK FESTIVAL (CRO) | 31st August – 4th September 2016


Heading into their ninth year stronger than ever after last year’s sell-out, Outlook Festival can now reveal the first names joining for 2016s adventure, with Damian Marley, Kano, Hiatus Kaiote, Goldie MBE, Section Boyz, Noisia, Channel One, Little Simz and many more headed to the Adriatic coast this summer.

Between the 31st Aug and 4th Sept, Outlook Festival is set to unite a monumental bill of talent in their beachside fortress home, with DJs, producers, crews, labels and MCs that span ages, styles and decades. With tickets moving quickly, it’s time to get on board and find out for yourself why Outlook is the world’s biggest, baddest bass music party.

FIELD MANEUVERS FESTIVAL (UK) | 2nd – 5th September 2016 


One of the best kept secrets in the UK rave calendar is the small, yet beautifully formed end of summer fun that is Field Maneuvers festival, a three-day party held in a secret location just outside London.

2016 sees the Field Maneuvers family grow as they announce brand new residents as the first names for this summers event, with Ryan Elliott, Ben Sims, Jane Fitz, Brackles, Mark E and more all aboard for the madness that will ensue.  For those with a taste for all things house, techno, disco and acid, Field Maneuvers is an essential date in the diary, the perfect way to round off summer.

BUGGED OUT! IN DREAMLAND (UK) | 24th September 2016 


Over the past twenty (or so) years, BuggedOut! have well and truly cemented their place as one of the funnest party-starting crews around, loved by artists and punters across the globe for their no-holds-barred attitude to raving. Expanding on their mini-empire this year, BuggedOut! are very proud to present their latest venture; ‘BuggedOut! in Dreamland’, a big day out held in Margate’s incredible Dreamland amusement park.

Expect the same BuggedOut! madness found at their much-love BuggedOut! Weekender, and top-class selectors, but this time using Dreamland as a truly unique setting. Earlybird tickets are on sale from 10am Tuesday 12th April from just £25, and include unlimited access to the fairground rides.

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