2019 Summer Music Festival Guide
Festival-goers are finally coming out from their seasonal depression as the sun begins to shine daily. As outside activities begin to spring, all festival-goers begin to create their summer music festival lineup.
Simplifying music festival discovery and travel is FestPop’s mission. Each music festival has unique attributes whether its the atmosphere, lineup, or the community. We recognize everyone’s preferences and welcome music festival fans from across the globe to discover new festivals. This summer offers some of the biggest international festivals of the year. These festivals include the biggest and the best festivals of the summer. Although you may already have a list of festivals on your bucket list this year, you may want to had a few more.
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Scotland’s biggest techno event returns for a special 11-hour Easter edition.
Terminal V have now established themselves as the leading promoters in Scotland. Their always sold out events feature up to 15,000 people and pair carefully curated line-ups that mix legends with hot young talents, always with an uncompromising approach to party production. From the light to the sound, everything about an immersive and atmospheric Terminal V event is designed to make a lasting impact. The venue itself for this is Royal Highland Centre, whose awe inspiring main room will be transformed with state of the art light, sound and visuals and take you far away from daily life and deep into the next dimension.
Acts include: Richie Hawtin, Nastia, Maceo Plex, Mr G, Helena Hauff, Derrick Carter, Tama Sumo, Daniel Avery, Andrew Weatherall, Objekt, Patrick Topping, Green Velvet, Mall Grab, Mella Dee, Horse Meat Disco, Kobosil, Young Marco, Philipp Gorbachev, Jennifer Cardini, Frazier, Stephen Brown
Fort Worth, Texas
April 27 – 28
The wide-reaching range of styles is inspired by the festival theme which centers on two music-loving best friends Ubbi and Dubbi. They washed up on Panther Island nestled in a fork on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. An enchanted setting that is straight out of a fairytale. Dubbi, who loves Dubstep and Trap, taught Ubbi all about electronic music. Now Ubbi loves House and Techno.
With such an amazing lineup it is no secret that artists will be playing new and unheard music. Lucii released her latest track “Neptune” combining sweet melodies with heavy bass. On top of that Illenium has teased his new album. Album number three from Illenium could be on full blast here at Ubbi Dubbi. What is even more exciting is that five of the artists performing are on the Billboard Dance 100 list. Also, Tchami, Zeds Dead, Nghtmre, Galantis, and Illenium will all be performing their dance hits on stage at Ubbi Dubbi.
May 10 – 11
Featuring over 40 top-notch electronic, indie and hip-hop acts across four stages Shaky Beats will have you hooping and dancing the night away. Leave your FoMO behind and come join the party. From Belgian-style street fries to amazing Indian fare, the food trucks at Shaky Beats have something for even the pickiest eater. Shaky Beats is more than just a music festival. With on-site activations like cell phone charging stations, fun photo booths, and official festival merch, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out.
May 11 – 12
Music On Weekend 2019, the iconic musical experience hosted by Marco Carola, invites Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Tenaglia and many more. The festival in Amsterdam will be preceded by shows in London, New York, Miami, Detroit, Las Vegas, and afterwards Music On will head to Ibiza for its 8th annual residency.
Full Line-up Sat: Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nic Fanciulli, The Martinez Brothers, Paco Osuna
Full Line-up Sun: Antonio Pica, Danny Tenaglia, Hector, Jesse Calosso, Joey Daniel, Marco Faraone, Neverdogs, Oxia, Pig&Dan, Secret Cinema b2b Egbert, Steve Lawler
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
May 17 – 19
Under the Electric Sky, we come together to celebrate life, love, art, and music. From the stages and the sound to the pyrotechnics and the performers, so many unique elements go into bringing this world to life. We invite you to wander, explore, interact, and connect. Imagination and positive energy are the currency of this place. Each area contained within EDC represents a distinct union of technology and nature, where elements mix to ignite the senses and inspire the imagination. We groove to the same universal beat and, together, create beautiful experiences that will never be forgotten.
Planet Paradigm is a collaboration between VBX and Club Paradigm that takes place in an impossibly natural location in Groningen on May 25th. Now the full line-up can be revealed and includes Zip, Z@p, Sandrien, Pangaea, Neel, Reiss, Rhadoo, Shltr, Lucy, Ferro, Ion Ludwig, Enrico Mantini, Carlos Valdes, Mino Abadier, Mirella Kroes and Leo Pol live.
After selling out last year just off the back of their residents, Planet Paradigm now welcomes these bigs names to their beautiful location to play across three stages and an afterparty in a warehouse. The whole festival is under a sustainable initiative and you can be sure that quality and unconventionalism are celebrated at the one day event.
This is a compact and cultured gathering for those who like to be close to nature and prefer thoughtful, atmospheric crowds and sounds.
May 31 – June 2
The Albanian coast welcomes a brand new festival to the sandy beaches and lush pinewoods of Shengjin, against the stunning backdrop of the Albanian alps.
This idyllic new festival brings the best in house and techno to a new region for the first time. That region boasts stunning natural beauty on the Albanian Riviera, with dense pine forests, beautiful sea and breathtaking mountain ranges in the background. There will be three stages hosting 24 hours of music across the whole event, with sunrise and sunset parties set to be one of many stunning features of this gathering as well as watersports, sun bathing, local cuisine and cultural trips and much more.
Acts include: Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Butch, Margaret Dygas, Petre Inspirescu, Praslea, Sonja Moonear, DeWalta, Dyed Soundorom, Craig Richards, Leon, Adriatique, Raresh, tINI, Zip, Vera, Ferro
Sloterpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 is a year full of novelties for Diynamic Festival Amsterdam, and for the Diynamic imprint as a whole. The 2019 edition of Diynamic Festival Amsterdam will be the very first time that the annual gathering will be celebrated on a Saturday (instead of a Friday). This allows for an entire weekend day for everyone to experience all artists from 12:00 until 23:00, without the possible detriment of work or school obligations.
But that’s not the only new aspect this year at Diynamic Festival Amsterdam. For the first time ever, Diynamic has invited major artists that are not yet part of the agency or label history. Artists that excel in their craft, friends of the label, and artists whose music is deeply valued. Founder, Solomun, will be joined by the likes of Adriatique, Apparat (DJ Set), ELAX (aka Boys Noize), Gerd Janson, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Mano Le Tough, Stimming, Tale Of Us, and many more. Get your tickets here.
El Gouna, Red Sea Riveria, Egypt
June 13 – 15
Sandbox Festival is a place to watch a scorching red sun sink into the sea, with sand under your feet and warm waves breaking on your toes. You can sunbathe or relax under straw parasols and soak up the culturally diverse atmosphere of the region, all a long way from built up cities. It is also a place to enjoy all manner of summer sports from kiting, diving to snorkeling, and party to classy sounds from more than 40 of house and techno’s best DJs and live acts. This all comes with all a real focus on love, community and friendships between all who attend, where palm trees and local architecture make for a real paradise throughout your magical stay.
The first wave of names for June 2019 features another tasteful mix across a wide spectrum such as &ME, Axel Boman, Baba Stiltz, Bradley Zero, Damian Lazarus, David August, Denis Sulta, Detroit Swindle, Giorgia Angiuli (Live), Roman Flügel and many more to come.
June 13 – 16
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will return to Manchester, TN, this June. It will feature main-stage sets from Phish, Childish Gambino, The Avett Brothers, Post Malone, ODESZA, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and others.
The music will be spread out over Bonnaroo’s six stages throughout the weekend, plus various locations for DJ sets, dance parties, surprise pop-up live sets and more. This year’s edition of the world-renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival will showcase a remarkably eclectic selection of top artists spanning innumerable genres alongside over 100 unique events and activities taking place on its one-of-a-kind campground Plazas, once again delivering the most inimitable and inventive complete experience of any festival anywhere in the world.
Buy your tickets here.
June 21 – 22
INSTYTUT FESTIVAL Music & Art wants to create a unique experience. A celebration of all electronic music lovers, a mosaic of personality and experiences. The whole event will merge the concept of Music & Art because, apart from the musical sphere. The best visual artists will arrange the historical space of the nineteenth-century Garrison Fortress, which is to become the longest art gallery in Europe. As the promoters say: “when organizing our events, we always focus on the energy that our audience brings with it and the unlimited love for music. During the festival, we intend to translate these values on a global scale.”
LINEUP: Ben Klock, Dasha Rush live, DJ Bone, Donato Dozzy (Polish premiere gig), Ellen Allien, John Talabot, Maceo Plex, Paula Temple, Richie Hawtin, RØDHÅD, Tommy Four Seven & many more
June 22 – 33
Decibel Open Air is one of the most celebrated techno events in Italy. Taking place in the lush surrounds of Piazzale delle Cascine in Florence, the likes of Armin van Buuren, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, Matrixxmann, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Stephan Bodzin, Rødhåd, Collabs3000 (Chris Liebing & Speedy J) and more will perform. They will perform across 2 stages, one of which hosted by Elrow, and 2 sunbaked days in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. More than 30 acts will play in all, with mesmeric lights and laser shows, LED screens, installations and the most advanced sound systems in the world all adding to the occasion.
Coney Woods, Leicestershire
July 11 – 14
With the aim of inspiring personal growth, connection and social responsibility through art, music and healing, Noisily takes place in the beautiful Coney Woods. It will be soundtracked by first wave names from the worlds of dub, house, techno and drum & bass such as Extrawelt, Mad Professor, LTJ Bukem & MC Ruthless, Icicle, vertical, Captain Hook, S.P.Y. and more more to come. Noisily has even announced their brand new stage for 2019.
Noisily’s latest manifestation was born from the emergent sonic wave of Medicinal Dance Music. Whose unifying effect is being felt around the globe with growing frequency. With visionary sound scapes woven by a shamanic order of priestess and wizard DJ’s alike, THE NOOK will embody a new dimension of sacred sounds and ritual beats. It will satisfy the native, barefoot dancer within us all.
Flugplatz Neustadt-Glewe, Hamburg
July 10 – 14
It’s all about the hardstyle at the Airbeat One Festival in Neustadt-Glewe, Germany. For over 15 years, Airbeat One has entertained fans with the harder side of electronic music. By putting on an event that features forward thinking stage design, epic light shows, and top notch DJs from around the world. Get tickets here.
Fox Borough, Massachusetts, USA
July 20 & 21
“On the planet earth, in the not so distant past, a human DJ named Diplo threw an EPIC party known as the Mad Decent Block Party,” the fest states. “That party took place all over the USA and it really really really kicked ass. At some point, these parties came to an end and all of the Mad Decent Block Party fam retreated back into their world. It is now the year 2019 and shit has hit the fan, the world is a mess BUT hope isn’t lost!”
DJ / Producer Diplo will host his newest live, curated event in Foxborough, Mass. This Mad Decent Block Party will be the only MDBP event in North America this year. MDBP Fest will feature 3 stages – The Block Party Stage, The Super Mega Stage, and the Giant Ultra Stage. The festival will also feature activities including The World’s Largest Bounce House, go karts, and paintball.
Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
August 1 – 3
The always sunsoaked and spectacular Lovefest is the leading festival in all of Eastern Europe and the 13th edition takes place in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia from 1 – 3 August 2019. As well as pool parties for 10000 people and the world’s smallest festival stage, Lovefest also boasts world class music form a cutting edge mix of DJs including Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Rødhåd, Joe Claussell, Joris Voorn, The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, Nick Curly, Italo Johnson, Seth Troxler, Ben UFO, Boo Williams, Jane Fitz, Sassy J, Objekt, Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati and many more.
51st State Festival celebrate their 5th birthday edition in 2019 with their biggest edition to date. Once again it promises to be an all encompassing celebration of every style of house music that joins the dots between Chicago, New York, London and beyond. This year the party takes place on Saturday 3rd August at the beautiful and sprawling Trent Country Park.
Get your tickets today here.
Acts Include: Kings of House (Louie Vega & David Morales), Crystal Waters LIVE, Dimitri From Paris, Robert Owens LIVE, Soul Clap, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kevin Saunderson, Todd Edwards, Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Crazy P Soundsystem LIVE + many more
August 3 – 5
Carl Cox has lately ruled the alternative Top 100 DJ Mag / Beatport. He is without any doubt the biggest name in the Techno industry. He will deliver an extended 3 hours sunset mix from 19h to 22h, right after Sven Väth’s dropping his best vinyles from 4pm to 7pm. Cocoon veteran will do his 3rd Family Piknik, he became a sort of godfather for the French festival as he really enjoyed the open-air state of mind and experimented crowd on the dancefloor.
Acts include: Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Sasha & John Digweed
Sloterpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 10 -12
True fans of house and techno will be delighted to hear about Loveland Festival’s most extensive lineup ever. The fairytale festival, both for the near perfect location and its striking clientele, will once again be a mandatory but highly enjoyable pilgrimage for anyone that favors high-quality music.
The already announced Carl Cox and Solomun will be joined by Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Maya, Stephan Bodzin, Marco Carola, Âme and many more. This year, the festival aims to increase every slot it gained since last years expansion, bolstering it into a fully-fledged weekend experience.
The North’s newest and most exciting boutique electronic music and arts festival Hide&Seek is coming to the lush grounds of Capesthorne Hall. A stately home set in 100 acres of picturesque Cheshire countryside. It all goes down on August 31st from 11am to 11pm. Hide & Seek features a cultured line-up across a number of stages, which boast key players on the scene across house, techno, disco and minimal music. Maestros include Dan Shake, Francesco del Garda, Ingi Visions, Jamie 3:26 and Jeremy Underground – plus Josh Baker, Margaret Dygas, Mathew Jonson (live), Nicolas Lutz, Praslea, Spokenn and Voigtmann, with more to be released in the coming months.
The festival will be held in the magical ‘Mill Wood’ area of the historic landscape. Amongst three lakes and stunning gardens. It is the first in the region to offer a one-day trip through underground genres in such a setting, with a big focus on artistic installations and outstanding audio-visual production.
Buy tickets here.
Randall’s Island Park, New York, USA
August 30 – September 1
For its 11th edition at Randall’s Island Park taking place over Labor Day Weekend festival attendees can expect a bigger and better star-studded lineup. The lineup is featuring dance music titans of the likes of Dog Blood (SKRILLEX :: BOYS NOIZE), recent Billboard cover star and DJ/expert producer Alison Wonderland, dubstep mastermind Flux Pavilion, alongside EZoo veterans Kaskade, Armin van Buuren, Diplo and so many more! Festivalgoers will also experience multiple B2B sets such as DJ Diesel and Borgore, NGHTMRE and SLANDER, Cookie Monsta and Funtcase, plus more. With more than 100 acts encompassing a wide array of styles from house and techno to trance, trap and future bass, there’s a special something for every electronic dance music lover. ELECTRIC ZOO is also thrilled to announce five major stage hosts for 2019. These include All My Friends, Brownies & Lemonade, Gud Vibrations, Seven Lions Presents Ophelia and Pryda Arena. Buy tickets here.
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