If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience, then why not check out one of the many amazing European Music festivals happening across Europe? Part Two of our guide to follow
1. SXM Festival
Electronic music’s premiere destination getaway
Date: March 8-12th
Location: Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, The Caribbean
Set on the paradise island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean, featuring a wealth of international DJs and electronic music talent, SXM Festival prides itself upon drawing the most discerning crowd of music lovers. A reaction to large, faceless festivals around the world, SXM sees an influential group of dancefloor aficionados – who value and respect the scene’s history and culture – come together in beautiful surroundings to dance together and experience the joys of one of the Caribbean’s most fun and friendly locations.
Artists include: AMÉMÉ, Apollonia, Archie Hamilton, CamelPhat, Astra Club (DJ Tennis B2B Carlita), Chaim, Deer Jade, Demi Riquisimo, Doc Martin, Dubfire, Francesca Lombardo, Gene On Earth, Gordo, Jenia Tarsol, Konstantin Sibold, Maher Daniel, Marco Carola, Mita Gami, Mochakk, Raresh, Rodriguez Jr. (Live), SIS, Sonja Moonear, Tony Y Not, and YokoO
2. Time Warp
Time Warp returns to Mannheim at scale for the first time in 4 years
Date: 1st April
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Time Warp is finally making a long awaited and sure to be emotional return to its spiritual home in Mannheim. After four years away, the influential festival will make you dance once more as it returns to Mannheim’s Maimarkthalle with a mix of longtime companions as well as exciting debutants including over 40 headliners.
Artists include: Sven Väth, The Blessed Madonna, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Dixon, DJ Koze and more
3. Caprices Festival
The world’s most stunning and carefully curated snow festival
Dates: Weekend One – April 7-9th, 2023 // Weekend Two – April 14-16th, 2023
Location: Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Caprices Festival is the most iconic mountain-top festival in Europe and now it celebrates its 20th edition across two unmissable weekends in Switzerland’s stunning Crans-Montana resort. There will be all-new stages, the signature sophisticated production, surprise guests, endless winter sports fun and electronic music covering a wider spectrum than ever from DJs and live acts across two weekends from April 7-9th, and April 14-16th.
Artists include: Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, ARTBAT, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish, Who Made Who (live), Adriatique, Monolink (live), Magda, Modal Tune (Guti b2b Sarkis live), Themba, Jeff Mills, Zip, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cobblestone Jazz (live), East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Raresh, Sonja Moonear plus many more to come.
4. Terminal V
One of Scotland’s biggest techno events
Date: 8th & 9th April
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Terminal V is returning to Edinburgh across two days of the Easter weekend. The event features a huge lineup of the worlds biggest electronic music artists and party goers can expect incredible mind-blowing indoor stages complimented by further outdoor stages and festival areas alongside techno and house music elitists.
Artists include: Amelie Lens, Big Miz, Charlotte de Witte, Ewan McVicar, Folamour (A/V), Kettama + more
5. Decibel Easter Edition
One of Italy’s premier electronic music events
Date: 9th & 10th April
Location: Firenze, Italy
The next Italian Easter weekend stands out with some of the very best electronic music thanks to Decibel Presents Easter Edition, which will be held in April 2023, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th (noon-midnight) in Florence, at Mandela Forum (Piazza Enrico Berlinguer).
Thanks to Decibel Presents Easter Edition, Florence is confirmed as one of the most important musician Capitals in Europe, waiting for Decibel Open Air 2023 Edition, scheduled in September, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th at Parco delle Cascine in Florence. 2022 edition was attended by around more than 50,000 people with 30% of the visitors coming from outside of Italy.
Artists include: Marco Carola, Deborah De Luca, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz and more
An exclusive music festival experience on the alluring Red Sea Riviera of Egypt
Date: May 11-13th, 2023
Location: El Gouna, Egypt
Sandbox Festival is one of the world’s most playful and beautiful destination festivals and it is back in El Gouna, on the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt from May 11 – 13, 2023. A world class selection of international DJ talent will soundtrack what is a unique chance to explore the idyllic shores of the Red Sea, and the rich cultural delights of this ancient and idyllic region.
For almost a decade now, Sandbox has created a safe and comfortable environment on the beach of the Red Sea for people to connect with each other, connect with the music, and share beautiful energy. Its remarkably warm and welcoming crowd comes from all over the planet so it helps you make new friends, new musical discoveries and enjoy blissful sunsets and special sunrises at this party in paradise.
Artists include: TBA
7. Magic Break
The largest spring festival in the Mediterranean, on the stunning coast of Antalya
Dates: April 20-23rd, 2023
Location: Antalya, Turkey
The largest spring festival in the Mediterranean, Magic Break is held for 4 days and 3 nights with a choice of accommodation in three different hotels, all located in the same privileged seafront location on the golden (and Blue Flag) beaches of the Mediterranean. In addition to an excellent musical lineup, a comfortable stay, and the stunning looks and feels throughout the festival area, the party also keeps it going with unlimited food and drinks.
This year’s theme, Garden of Hesperides, inspired by stories as old as human history, points to the hope of good days ahead and the celebration of the purest state of happiness with a timeless sense of unity.
Artists include: TBC
8. Cross The Tracks
The irresistible celebration of soul, jazz and funk is back in London
Date: Sunday 28th May, 2023
Location: Brockwell Park, London
Cross The Tracks is lining up another irresistible celebration of soul, jazz and funk and more for Brockwell Park, London on May Bank Holiday 2023. This year’s event is a cultural wonder packed with 70+ hours of music and loved for its open minded crowd, free-spirited atmosphere and mix of musical class – some old, some new, plenty of things in between but all of it innovative and fresh.
Aside from the music, Cross The Tracks offers plenty to explore from a rich creatives’ market to insightful talks, panels and workshops by charity partners. There is also a wealth of site art to bring the lush green apr to life and over 40 breweries from across South London, more than 40+ food and drink traders and specially designed stages. All this plays out with great facilities in Brockwell Park with plenty of bespoke bars, food vendors, luxury toilets for VIP access and lush chillout areas.
Artists include: NxWorries (aka Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Kelis, Yazmin Lacey, Son Little, Annahstasia, Masego, Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers (Farewell Tour), Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Loose Ends, Children of Zeus and more
9. City Splash Festival
One of the UKs biggest celebrations of dancehall, reggae and afrobeat music
Date: 29th May
Location: Brockwell Park, London
City Splash is a huge one day spectacular at Brockwell Park. Reggae, Dancehall and Afrobeats will all be represented across seven stages with a wealth of black-owned food, drinks and creative markets all making it an unmissable celebration of Caribbean and African culture. The influence of reggae and all things Caribbean and African on the UK’s culture is undeniable. It has helped enrich the music scene for over 50 years and all of that is reflected at the annual festival.
Artists include: Chronixx, Koffee, Shenseea, Skillibeng, Ayra Starr, Gyakie, Stylo G, Jah9, Max Romeo, Uncle Waffles, Lutan Fyah, Jah Youth, Twinkle Brothers and more.
10. MOGA Caparica
The Morrocan event’s sister festival touches down in Lisbon once more
Date: June 1-4th
Location: Caparica, Portugal
The much anticipated third edition of MOGA Caparica returns to Portugal’s stunning Costa de Caparica from the 1st to 4th of June. Located just 20 minutes south of Lisbon, it offers a sun kissed and escapist mix of sunset beach parties with yoga, surfing, brunches and boat parties.
Artists include: TBA
11. UNUM Festival
An idyllic escape on the Ionian Sea, taking place across the sandy beaches and lush pinewoods of Shengjin, against the stunning backdrop of the Albanian alps
Date: June 1-6th
Location: Shengjin, Albania
This idyllic festival brings the finest in house and techno to one of the last untouched corners of Europe. The Albanian Riviera boasts stunning natural beauty, with dense pine forests, beautiful sea and breathtaking mountain ranges. There will be three stages hosting 24 hours of music across the whole event, with sunrise and sunset parties set to be one of the many features of this gathering.
Artists include: TBA
London’s freshest festival combines wellness and music
Date: 17th June
Wellnergy Festival is an all-new life, soul and mind enriching experience set to debut on 17th June 2023 at Barn Elms in London. The one day getaway brings together music, mindfulness, fitness, laughter and nutrition with music stages. With the day split into two halves, Wellnergy offers the best of both musical and wellness worlds. Wellnergy isn’t just a festival, it is an experience that restores and heals you on a deeper level.
Artists include: Jan Blomqvist [live], Parallelle [hybrid], Magit Cacoon and Eli & Fur as well as guest health and wellness experts Dr Alex George, Grace Beverly, Maude Hirst, Alice Liveing and Dilly Carter.