Summer is coming… and that means the festival season is finally here!

If you are looking for the best summer events, we have put together your ultimate music festival guide for summer 2018!

Defected Croatia

Defected Croatia is a Croatian electronic music festival, set on the idyllic shores of Tisno. Curated by the popular clubbing brand of the same name, the event focuses on house, disco and underground electronic music.

Running from August 9th to 14th, the 2018 edition will feature four stages, two daily boat parties and four after-hours parties at Barbarella’s open air nightclub.

The line-up features the likes of Basement Jaxx, CamelPhat, Claptone, Dennis Ferrer,
Derrick Carter, Dimitri From Paris, Honey Dijon, Masters At Work, Nightmares On Wax, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Sam Divine, DJ Spen, Angelo Ferreri, The Shapeshifters, Dario D’Attis and many others.

Grab your ticket here!

Southport Weekender / SuncéBeat

One of the most important annual international music festival in the UK, SouthPort Weekender is ready to return to London for a celebration of house, funk, soul, R&B, garage and disco.

Known as ‘the world’s friendliest party’, the upcoming edition is set to take place at the iconic Finsbury Park on June 9th, welcoming a wealth of respected artists to the capital, such as Sister Sledge, David MoralesHector RomeroLouie VegaRoger Sanchez, Joey Negro, Karizma, DJ SpenGrant Nelson, DJ Sneak, John MoralesDJ Jazzy Jeff, and many more. 

Grab tickets here!

Read our review of the festival’s 2017 edition here. Plus, re-watch our interviews with the founder and promoter of Southport Weekender Alex Lowes, DJ, producer and remixer Mark Stone, DJ Natasha Kitty Katt, and Siobhan Chevs Walters, one of the organizers and promoters of the festival.

SuncéBeat is the Croatian lovechild of the UK Southport Weekender, carrying exactly the same soulful charm as it’s parents, except in the glorious surroundings of The Garden Resort, Tisno.

Taking place from July 18th to 25th, the 9th edition will host the likes of Roger Sanchez, Louie Vega, Anané Vega, DJ Spen, Mark Stone, Craig Smith, Mr Scruff, Jayda G, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jeremy Underground, Purple Disco Machine, and more.

You can grab tickets here!

The BPM Festival: Portugal

The BPM Festival is an annual ten day and night electronic music festival which takes place in Portugal’s Algarve region (formerly Playa Del Carmen, Mexico). Founded by Craig Pettigrew and Philip Pulitano in 2008, the festival was originally designed as an elite dance music industry networking event, but over the years it has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers and partygoers.

In January 2017, the Mexican edition of the festival was the scene of a shooting that left five dead and 15 injured. Soon afterwards, Playa Del Carmen’s mayor banned electronic music festivals from taking place in the region. A month later, organisers said they were also postponing its events in Brazil “until further notice.”

Due to instability in the region we will not be returning to Mexico,” the team announced via Facebook. “We have been working diligently and scouting new locations so we can bring you the best BPM experience in stunning locations across the world. We are also already in the planning stages to bring The BPM Festival to a new beach location in January 2019.

BPM, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians”, debuted in Europe with its Portuguese edition last September and now is heading back to the beautiful coasts of Portimão and Lagoa for its sophomore year.

Running from September 20th to the 23rd, the 2018 edition will see the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Chris Liebing, Davide Squillace, Jamie Jones, Lil’ Louis, Luciano, Matthias Tanzmann, Nic Fanciulli, Peggy Gou, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nastia, Paco Osuna, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, and more.

Head here to grab your tickets!

Kappa FuturFestival

FuturFestival was launched in December 2009 to celebrate the centenary of the Futurism, gathering more than 7.000 people from all over Italy at Oval Lingotto, thus resulting “Italy’s most beloved New Year’s Eve party”.

In June 2012, it evolved into the first Italian 100% daytime summer festival, under the name of Kappa FuturFestival, taking its name from the well known sport brand, whose president had suggested Parco Dora as the perfect location.

In 2013 KFF entered the Top 5 European Summer Festivals, while in 2016 and 2017, together with Movement Torino Music Festival, it received the European Commission Patronage, the first for this kind of events in Italy.

The 7th edition of the Kappa FuturFestival is set to take place across two days, from July 7th – 8th at the famous Parco Dora in Turin, Italy.

Among the confirmed artists are Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Ilario Alicante, Luciano, Marco Carola, Amelie Lens, Kölsch, KiNK, Larry Heard, Paco Osuna, DJ Tennis, Eric Prydz, Patrick Topping, The Martinez Brothers, Adriatique, Fatboy Slim, Jackmaster, Peggy Gou, Robert Hood, Seth Troxler, and many others.

You can purchase tickets here!

51st State Festival

Led by pioneers from Chicago, New York and beyond, 51st State Festival gathers the very best of House music while exploring its sub-genres – classic and tech house, garage, disco, soul, dub, dancehall and more – in the US, the UK and the Caribbean.

After the big success of its third edition, the festival will return to the stunning Trent Country Park, London, on August 4th.

Carl Cox, Masters at Work, Body & Soul, Soul Clap, Dimitri From Paris, Derrick May, Derrick Carter, Todd Terry, Todd Edwards, Trevor Nelson, Mr Vegas, Norman Jay, John Morales and many more all set to headline this year’s edition.

Tickets available here!


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