Late Summer Festival Round-up

With festival season on the home straight and the options for some festival summer sun action dwindling, EQTV round up some late summer dancing options should you wish to escape the UK for some good times….


Event– Strafwerk Festival

Date – August 22nd 2015

Location – Sportpark Riekerhaven, NL

Price– from €30

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With there being a major music festival or outdoor club event going on in Amsterdam almost every weekend during the summer, Strafwerk Festival picks up the baton from the madness that has proceeded it. Increasing capacity from last year, Strafwerk Festival offers a solid lineup of the best live acts and dj’s House and Techno has to offer. Unlike some festivals who count quantity over quality, Strafwerk off several key headliners over their 5 stages. With Jamie Jones and Hot Since 82 topping the bill at the Blanc Arena, Henrik Schwarz and Kink performing live on the Green/Thump stage, the Violet stage has a pumping house edge to it with Julio Bashmore, Huxley and Friend Within, the Blue stage has Noir, Finnebassen and Adana Twins featuring and the newly formed Red stage is headed up by KERK!



Festival – Outsiders Festival

Date – August 8th 2015

Location – De Hoornse Vaart, Alkmaar

Price– from €18

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Another Dutch festival but this time on a much smaller, more boutique scale. Featuring only 2 stages, Outsiders Festival brings much more than just music to the table. Not to be found in the parks of Amsterdam, Outsiders is situated 30 minutes from the city of sin in an outdoor climbing park situated in a beautiful locale. Artists performing over the 2 stages include Derek May, STERAC, DJ Sprinkles, Awesome Tapes From Africa, A Made up Sound, Young Marco x Tasker, San Soda, Anthony Parasole, Reza Athar, Sandrien, Beesmunt Soundsystem, Kid Culture & Oscar Mulero. Outsiders is a much more relaxed and informal affair, so if your looking for a chilled out day festival away from the city, this is just the ticket.

Cream Malta

Festival – Creamfields Malta

Date – 14th August 2015

Location – MFCC, Malta

Price– from €35

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With the Creamfields brand becoming a dominant force in worldwide events, the Liverpool superclub travel to Malta this August and have brought with them, as usual, a wide range of electronic music heavy weights. HEadline acts will feature Above and Beyond, Steve Angello, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Redondo and Sasha. At this point the line up is not complete but what I can confirm is that the production will be spot on. With Annie Macs Lost and Found Festival being a roaring success, I would not be surprised if Malta becomes a hot spot for music festivals in much the same way as Croatia has become in recent years.

Electric Zoo

Festival – Electric Zoo

Date – 4/5/6th September 2015

Location – Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Price day tickets from $79 & weekend tickets from $239.99

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If your wishing to venture a bit further a field than Europe and are looking for a more wide ranging music experience, then Electric Zoo have something for everybody. With Main Stage sounds being taken care of by The Chemical Brothers, Above and Beyond & Alesso. EDM fans are catered for over a multitude of stages but for your fix of underground sounds, look no further than the famed Sunday School Groove stage. With Awakenings taking care of business on Friday and Saturday featuring their famed stage production includes performances from Adam Beyer, The Martinez Brothers, Alan Fitzpatrick, Carlo Lio, Paco Osuna, Henrik Schwarz and Kolsch. Then Pete Tong is running the show with his All Gone Pete Tong with a selection of artists he has been championing of late – Patrick Topping, Hot Since 82, Amine Edge & DANCE and Jonas Rathsman.



Festival – Dimensions Festival

Date – 24-30th August 2015

Location – Pula, Croatia

Price– from £140

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It’s impossible to write anything about underground music festivals with out mentioning Dimensions Festival. Dimensions has emerged as a true game changer for the electronic music scene, set in and around the grounds of an abandoned fort in Pula, Croatia, every corner of forward thinking dance music is represented. With an opening concert from true pioneers of the modern age set in an amphitheater, provides the perfect jumping off point for the week of debauchery and musical highlights the festival provides. This year that honor belongs to Four Tet, Little Dragon and Floating Points and that is only the first night. What follows is 4 days of outdoor club events, label showcases boat parties, beach parties and countless memories. The sprawling lineup reads as a past, present and future history of electronic music, just a few of the top draw artist performing is Hunne, Delano Smith, Surgeon, Ben UFO, Rodhad, Kon and Jeremy Undergorund. The only problem you will have at Dimensions is deciding where to spend your time.

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