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Europe & Electronic music: DJs, festivals, venues, etc

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1. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I plan to be in Spain/Portugal for all of April, France in May, and then Germany/Netherlands/Czech Republic/Denmark (flexible), etc from June -> October.

I'm a pretty big fan of house/trance/electro and most my fav DJs are from Europe, so I thought while I'm there I'd like to see some of them. Types of DJs include Trentemoller, Tiesto, Deadmau5, Marco V, Ferry Corsten.

My main questions are: is there a central website or organisation (perhaps for each country) that may have a list of venues and events? Are there any festivals and the like out there that I shouldn't miss out on? Are there common venues/clubs/festivals in major cities that have some of the big names? Are there certain events that may also be more tourist friendly?

I've read a bit about Sensation White and that seems cool. Some others like Ibiza (in general, not sure bout going here on my own though), Love Parade I've heard of. I know It may be better to use music forums for this type of thing, but I thought I'd get a TP perspective! It'd be good to get some information rather than me looking up each individual DJ and their list of gigs.

I'm also 22 y/o, will be travelling on my own (meeting people along the way I guess), not much into the drug scene just like the music :)



2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Erik,

in Germany we have two dance music festivals which are Fullmoon festival and Fusion festival. Both have their own website and are usually on in July/August. I have been to Fusion several times which has always been great (apart from the weather this year, but hey can't change that). It's a small festival with a great vibe to it and you're guaranteed good house/trance/electro for 24 hours a day.
Love parade is less a festival but a one day party in the streets. As the name suggests it's a parade with several trucks and to be honest I can't even tell you whether or where it's going to be on in 2008. It used to be in Berlin for a couple of years (I only went once and didn't like it to much - too many people for my taste (1.5 million!)), last year it was in Essen, in Western Germany. Probably the best is to check closer to the date you'll get to Europe.

Apart from that, I'm not much help with electronic music festivals in other countries around Europe (don't think there's one central website or organisation), but my guess is that most of them will take place in the (hopefully ;)) hot summer months June/July/August.

Hope that helps,


3. Posted by minxy1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi iv been looking for good euro festivals to. I can tell you that sonar in barcelona is amazing its around mid june, if you do go its around the same time as summer solstace and there is a beach party that covers the whole beach(which is really long) and goes on all night. Hope this helps.

4. Posted by nick5466 (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i think the best euro dance party has to be dance valley. pretty good line up this year as well

5. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

WHOA, I think I am in total agreement.

The website is easily one of the best Ive seen for a festival.