Choosing a festival to attend can quickly become a tiresome endeavour. One minute it’s all smiles as you happily navigate yourself through the summer line ups, excitement building with every name, the next minute it’s a nightmare.
Money issues. Friends dropping out. Artist cancellations. Artist outbursts (here’s looking at you Miss Banks). It can get pretty grim. Luckily for you however, we at Soundspace have decided to put together a collection of our favourite festivals throughout Europe this summer, in order to make that difficult decision a little bit easier.
The festival circuit is in outrageously good health at the moment, so narrowing the list down to 9 wasn’t easy. We’ve almost certainly left out a few noticable names, but we feel this displays a healthy combination of the notable and the underground.
So, who are you just dying to see? Ben UFO in Amsterdam? Or perhaps you’d prefer to indulge in a bit of grime in Barcelona? But Adam Beyer in Paris also sounds pretty appealing doesn’t it? Take a scroll through the following slides as some huge names, and beautiful locations, help you on your way to booking those flights.
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Dekmantel / Amsterdam / 4th – 7th August
Set up by Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij in 2007, Dekmantel has quickly established itself as one of Amsterdam’s most respected platforms when it comes to forward thinking house and techno.
Dekmantel is much more than just a 3 day festival, it triples as a festival, record label and party crew known as Dekmantel Soundsystem. The main source of inspiration for Amsterdam’s most prestigious fesitval comes from illegal parties that Dimi Angelis and Steve Rachad used to throw.
The Rush Hour record shop in Amsterdam is where Martojo and Tielrooij first learned about disco and Detroit house, an education that would shape the future of the Amsterdam scene through the establishing of Dekmantel.
This summer witnesses the festival boast a stellar line up. Ben UFO, Call Super, Daniel Avery, Dixon, DJ Koze, Fatima Yamaha, Joy Orbinson, Moodymann and Nina Kraviz are just a few of the leading names on show.
3 day festival tickets are currently sold out. Single day tickets are still available and start at 50 Euro for a full day pass.