Rolling Loud Portugal
Festival lineup (2021): Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Stormzy, Future, Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert
Rolling Loud's Florida flagship festival has seen the hip-hop and rap brand become North America's biggest urban music festival of the past few years. It's debut edition in Portugal looks to cement the title of Europe's too.
When & where: 6th - 10th July 2021; Portimão, Portugal
Festival lineup (2021): Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Marshmello, Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Eric Prydz, NERVO
Tomorrowland is, simply put, the biggest electronic music show on earth. Massive lineups cherry-picked from any artist they could want, allied to an intense attention to detail, create an unrivalled wonderland that keeps on mesmerising the world.
When & where: 27th - 29th August & 3rd - 5th September 2021; Boom, Belgium
Festival lineup (2021): Andy C, CamelPhat, FISHER, Gorgon City, Hybrid Minds, MK, Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping
Hideout's electronic waves break on the shores of Zrće Beach for a week of awesome boat and beach parties that span the depths of house and techno, drum and bass, dubstep and garage
When & where: 5th - 10th September 2021; Novalja, Croatia
Festival lineup (2021): Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Skepta, Disclosure, DaBaby, Jamie xx, Burna Boy, Peggy Gou
Parklife Festival is one of the UK's most popular and famous weekend music festivals, laying on a programme of diverse and cutting-edge music inside Manchester's Heaton Park.
Curated by a number of the UK's most renowned clubbing brands, the weekender has rubber stamped its position at the very front of the country's dance music scene.
When & where: 11th - 12th September 2021; Manchester, UK
Festival lineup (2021): Future, Skepta, Migos, AJ Tracey, Young Thug, Headie One, Hardy Caprio, Lil Uzi Vert
Rap and dance music form the perfect partnership at Wireless Festival, creating a distinctive weekend that embodies one of London's many subcultures with perfection.
When & where: 10th - 12th September 2021; London, UK
Reading & Leeds Festivals
Festival lineup (2021): Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Liam Gallagher, Disclosure, Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Queens of the Stone Age, Two Door Cinema Club
Reading Festival rightly sits among the world's genuine rock elite. Along with Leeds Festival – its northern English little brother – Reading has diversified somewhat over the last decade, but still packs a heavy punch each August.
When & where: 27th - 29th August 2021; Reading & Leeds, UK
Festival lineup (2021): deadmau5, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, Erix Prydz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
One of the two or three most prestigious dance festivals on the planet, Creamfields is always full to bursting with worldwide stars. Whatever flavour of electronic music you're into, you'll find more than you could ask for at Creamfields.
When & where: 26th - 29th August 2021; Daresbury, UK
Time Warp DE
Festival lineup (2020): Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Sven Väth, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Seth Troxler
A bastion of techno music's evolution for nearly three decades now, Time Warp DE is still the quintessential rave for any techno purist; ground-breaking audio-visual production, the scene's biggest names, and like-minded electronic music enthusiasts consistently keep Time Warp DE at techno's fore.
When & where: 30th October 2021; Mannheim, Germany
Festival lineup (2021): Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Helena Hauff, Jeff Mills, Ricardo Villalobos
Awakenings' iconic Gashouder venue in the heart of Amsterdam is left behind for the yearly festival, morphing the luscious Dutch countryside into an all-out natural dance floor.
When & where: 11th - 12th September 2021, Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
Super Bock Super Rock
Festival lineup (2021): Foals, A$AP Rocky, Kali Uchis, Brockhampton, Hot Chip, DaBaby, Local Natives, GoldLink
Lisbon's kingpin festival boasts seriously impressive headliners every year, though its worldwide profile remains a little lower than it rightfully deserves. SBSR is also an unbelievable excuse to see one of Europe's most breathtaking cities.
When & where: 15th - 17th July 2021; Lisbon, Portugal