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From partying in a 17th century Serbian fortress, an Icelandic glacier or a psychedelic Dutch Wonderland, to beach raves or pool parties, there’s a European festival to satisfy your wanderlust.

Plan your perfect exit strategy with any of these magical weekenders…

SEA STAR, CROATIA
22nd – 23rd May (opening party on 21st and closing party 24th)
Line-up so far: Amelie Lens, Dubioza Kolektiv, Meduza, Umek, Farrago, Insolate, Kuku$, Tijana T, Vojko V
www.seastarfestival.com

With the team behind the award-winning EXIT festival on board, you can be sure Sea Star in neighbouring Croatia is in safe hands, and it has already been nominated for Best Medium Festival and Best New Festival since launching in summer 2017.

For its third edition, Sea Star is returning once again to the Stella Maris resort in the city of Umag for the festival season opening, where you can party in the enticing Mediterranean sun, while taking gorgeous time-outs among the city’s quaint cobbled streets, celebrated Renaissance and Baroque architecture and al fresco bars and restaurants.

The music policy is pop, techno, house, electro, hip-hop and many more, dancing off the delicious seafood and cocktails, while the dazzling blue lagoon and golden sands maintain the idyllic beach holiday vibes over the four days — if you opt in for the opening and closing parties.

It’s billed as a way to kick off the EXIT 20th anniversary celebrations — so raise a toast on the beach.

EXIT FESTIVAL, SERBIA
Date: 9th – 12th July
Line-up so far: David Guetta, Tyga, James Arthur, Fatboy Slim, Boris Brejcha, Sepultura, Meduza, ARTBAT and Zhu
www.exitfest.org/en

This summer, EXIT in Novi Sad, Serbia is celebrating 20 years as one of Europe’s most unique and special festivals. It has won many awards, such as Best Major European Festival title at the European Festival Awards 2013 and 2017, as well as Best European Festival title at the UK Festival Awards 2007, helped by its unique setting in the majestic 17th century Petrovaradin Fortress.

EXIT began in 2000 on the banks of the river Danube as a student protest aching for political change in the region, and the state soon embraced this positive activism. The festival’s mission statement has been clear from the beginning – to achieve social change with music. Social responsibility is still the key aspect of the festival activities, with the main focus on environmental and humanitarian activities, the creative industries development, as well as regional cooperation.

EXIT undoubtedly has the most eclectic line-up of any European festival, from techno, to reggae, metal and punk, leftfield pop, rock, hip-hop, with more than 1000 artists who play at over 40 stages and festival zones. The party kicks off at night and it continues into the early hours all over the vast site — surrounded by ancient walls, cobbled paths, courtyards and underground tunnels. The four-day festival provides an all-night rave for thousands that finishes when the sun comes up in a castle moat. A truly spectacular sight to behold.

SECRET SOLSTICE, ICELAND
Date: 26th – 28th June 2020
Line-up so far: Cypress Hill, Lil Pump, Primal Scream, TLC, Meduza, Regard
secretsolstice.is

Iceland has some of the world’s most stunning landscapes, and five years ago someone had a very bright idea to throw a three-day party around the summer solstice — when the Sun doesn’t set for 72 hours. Secret Solstice combines cutting edge and blockbuster acts with bucket list day trips and one-off shows in spectacular natural spaces.

Dozens of US, European and local acts form an eclectic line-up performing at the main festival site just outside the capital Reykjavik, while you can dig deeper with raves in a glacier or a 5,000-year-old lava tunnel, making your own light show among the stalactites with a torch and hard hat.

The ability to seamlessly mix a more familiar outdoor festival vibe with magical excursions is Secret Solstice’s wild card. On a typical day you can catch globally-renowned acts on the Valhalla main stage, dance and swim to DJs in naturally heated lagoons and carry it into the early hours at boat parties in the midnight sunshine. And in between, you’re only a short ride away from dramatic waterfalls, black sand beaches and vast volcanic fields.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, HOLLAND
Date: 3rd – 5th July
Line-up so far: Tyler the Creator, Disclosure, Beck, FKA Twigs, HAIM, Kacey Musgraves, Wilco, BANKS, BICEP (Live), Big Thief, Black Pumas, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cage the Elephant, Charlie XCX, Girl in red, Idles, Jenny Beth, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner, Stickey Fingers, Thomas Azier, Tierra Whack, Tones and I, Two Door Cinema Club
downtherabbithole.nl/english

With a name inspired by the adventures of Alice, Down the Rabbit Hole truly is an eclectic and psychedelic Wonderland of a festival.

Realising that the weary festival-goer wants more than a line-up of bands to tick off, DTRH embraces the wonder of nature — from its glorious lakeside setting in the forest park De Groene Heuvels in Beuningen to its stages named after bunny breeds.

It can all get curiouser and curiouser with parties and meditation in the forest, swimming, gigs in barns, converted boat houses, inflatable stages and art installations in every corner.
And all this surrealism doesn’t mean organisation goes out the window — Down the Rabbit Hole has won numerous prizes for best logistics in festival awards — which is really saying something, considering the mega-high standard of festivals elsewhere in the Netherlands.

LOWLANDS, HOLLAND
Date: 21st – 23rd August
Line-up: Announced in February
lowlands.nl/english

The full name of ‘A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise’ is a bit of a mouthful, but then again, Lowlands is one of Europe’s most full-on festival experiences. For a start, it doesn’t do day tickets, so once you walk through the gates in rural Biddinghuizen you’re there for a whole Thursday-Monday morning lost weekend.

Lowlands has been running since 1993 — with its origins in a free love 1967 edition — and for years it’s been the Dutch answer to Glastonbury. It has won numerous awards, and this year it’s been nominated for Best Line-up and Best Major Festival at the European Festival Awards.
As well as inviting the world’s biggest artists alongside an impeccably curated underground line-up, it doubles as a vast, shapeshifting installation, with stunning sculptures, visual artworks and performance art at every turn.

While there are 250 acts over 12 stages (all covered in case it rains), you can also take a time-out at any point and indulge in artisan food, theatre, comedy, film, workshops, debates, or even some healing yoga if your Campingflight batteries are running low.
And if you’re used to grim bar, food and toilet lines at half-assed UK festivals, marvel at the Dutch organisers’ genius method of making sure there aren’t any queues — simply hire enough staff to make sure it’s the smoothest running big festival in Europe. Who would’ve guessed…

SEA DANCE, MONTENEGRO
Date: 28th – 30th August
Line Up: TBC
www.seadancefestival.me/en

Sea Dance in Montenegro is another festival under EXIT’s wing — so no surprises when it was voted Best Medium Sized Festival at the European Festival Awards after it first launched in 2014. It also shares some of the magic of EXIT’s dance stages, especially the No Sleep Novi Sad stage, which has grown into its own festival in recent years.

The festival is located on the Montenegrin “Buljarica beach”, a 2-mile long sandy cove with spectacular views to the surrounding mountains facing some of the best sunsets in the Adriatic coast, while the official campsite is tucked in the century old olive trees, right next to the beachfront and all of festival’s five stages.

Sea Dance captures the all-night vibes and international flavour of EXIT, and repackages it into a golden beach holiday with a 4/4 beat that carries through over one magic weekend — with 60,000+ fans from over 40 countries dancing together on the beach. And if the Adriatic looks too inviting to merely dance beside, there are plenty of watersports on hand if you’ve any energy left after the rave the night before. Keep an eye out for another stellar programme for 2020

AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT, NETHERLANDS
21st – 25th October
Line Up: TBC
www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en

Another iconic festival marking a big milestone in 2020 — for 25 years Amsterdam Dance Event in the Dutch capital has been the world’s premier meeting of electronic music minds, from artists to industry leaders, academics and discerning fans. Every year, some 400,000 people arrive for ADE, with an exhaustive programme of 1,000 events hosted by 2,500 artists and 600 speakers around 200 venues.

The ADE parties are legendary — taking over celebrated venues such as Melkweg, Gashouder, Claire, Shelter, Paradiso and the NDSM Dockland. But apart from early-hours raves, ADE offers an even more immersive experience with its forward-thinking and inspirational conference programme. Give your dancing shoes a break during the day by pulling up a chair and participating in seminars, workshops and DJ and tech classes, or easing into film screenings, art exhibitions, artist interviews or networking events. You can even enrol at ADE University. Yes, Amsterdam Dance Event is the only five-day rave that’ll send you home smarter than when you arrived.

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Presented by The Night League, the team behind the success of Hï Ibiza, Jack Back is a brand new concept for 2019 and will celebrate the best of the underground electronic music scene. Revealing a deeper side of himself, Jack Back is David Guetta’s darker new alias, a return to his underground roots in the days before he was a household name.

EVERY FRIDAY FROM 7 JUNE – 4 OCTOBER 2019

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Odyssey at Ushuaïa And Hï Ibiza
18 May
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Odyssey is brand new 24-hour opening party concept taking place at Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza on 18 May from midday on Saturday 18 May to midday on Sunday 19 May. This will be the first time two Ibiza superclubs have come together to throw an unforgettable 24-hour, outdoor-indoor opening extravaganza and have brought together a world-class roster of some of the most sought after underground acts to celebrate. These include Tale Of Us, Stephan Bodzin (live) Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Peggy Gou, Denis Horvat, Anni and Reznik at Ushuaïa and Tale Of Us, Richie Hawtin, Damian Lazarus, Adriatique and Adam Port, Chris Liebing, FJAAK, Mathew Jonson (live), Andrea Oliva, ANNA and Kevin de Vries at the second installment at Hï Ibiza. All these acts will provide the perfect soundtrack for an unforgettable opening, keeping the dancefloor moving from midday Saturday right through until midday on Sunday.

Black Coffee opening party at Hï Ibiza
25 May
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Black Coffee has fast become synonymous with cutting edge cool, forward-thinking curation and over the past two years, some of the most stand-out moments Ibiza has seen. Expect complete immersion in the tribal sophistication, spiritual splendour and scintillating performances from internationally renowned Ibiza regulars, underground stars and special guests at the opening of what is set to be one of the most talked about residencies of the summer.

Glitterbox opening party at Hï Ibiza
26 May
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With a heavyweight line-up of the freshest disco talent and classic house heroes yet to be announced, Glitterbox will take over Hï Ibiza every Sunday with 2019’s crew of ferocious drag queens, dancers and performers, bringing the latest anthems from the label to life on the dancefloor. With its immersive, uplifting confetti moments, all-inclusive crowd and soundtrack of nu-disco, classic house and fresh vocal sounds, Glitterbox at Hï Ibiza is synonymous with unforgettable moments and the most spectacular production – a truly 21st-century disco. Don’t miss the season-opening party on Sunday 26 May.

F*** Me I’m Famous opening party at Hï Ibiza

7 June
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F*** Me I’m Famous! was created by Cathy and David Guetta and is without a doubt one most talked about events in the world and will be hosted at Hï Ibiza for this first time this season. Often selling out within hours of being on sale, the party has become an Ibiza institution. Known for its unbeatable feel-good atmosphere, incredible production, fierce dancers, unrivalled VIP glamour, and of course the world’s biggest DJ’s in the booth each week, F*** Me I’m Famous! is a force to be reckoned with. One of the island’s most coveted parties, F*** Me I’m Famous! has also become synonymous with sunrise appearances from some of the world’s biggest stars with whom David Guetta has collaborated with.

Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano opening party at  Hï Ibiza
12 June
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If trance is your jam, then make sure you don’t miss the grand opening of Armin van Buuren’s Hï Ibiza’s residency on 12 June. Having packed out the club for the last two summers with awe-inspiring sets championing the genre’s past, present and future, Armin van Buuren is back and will raise the bar even higher for 2019. He will be joined by Dutch house heroes Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano who will be sure to keep the dancefloor bouncing all night long.  

BODYWORKS opening party at Hï Ibiza
25 June
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BODYWORKS, a groundbreaking new residency for 2019 will make its Ibiza debut on 25 June. Bringing three giants of the underground together in CamelPhat, Solardo and FISHER, Bodyworks will take you on a journey where you get lost in the moment and become one with the masses.

Bodyworks promises an incredible musical journey towards oneness from the night to the morning,  like cogs moving seamlessly together in a machine. Where the beats of the DJs and the drumbeat power the dancefloor as bodies move together as one and the crowd converges to one rhythm.

RICHBITCH
15 July
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The Night League is proud to announce that Ale Zuber’s hip-hop and reggaeton party RICHBITCH finds a new home at Hï Ibiza this season. Returning to Ibiza for a sizzling fourth season, the party with the most rhythm on the island will take over Monday nights at the award-winning Hï Ibiza. Adding some heat to proceedings and continuing to shake up the island’s electronic roots by bringing the sounds of hip-hop, R&B, reggaeton, trap and moombahton to the shores of the White Isle, the opening for RICHBITCH will be raising temperatures on Monday 15 July.