The summer season is already in full swing with festivals galore and a busy season of parties in Ibiza. In case there’s anyone still making their mind up on where to party this summer we’ve put together a guide to 6 of this summer’s most appealing summer escapes below, from Morocco to Ibiza, Spain and The Netherlands.
BILBAO BBK LIVE | SPAIN
6-8 July 2017
Set atop the Kobetamendi Hill with breathtaking views across culture-rich Bilbao, Spanish festival Bilbao BBK Live 2017 will showcase acts including Depeche Mode, The Killers, Die Antwoord, Justice and Phoenix. Basoa, the festivals carefully curated dance music space will also play host to uninterrupted party sessions from many of the most-respected names in electronic music including Dixon, The Black Madonna and Motor City Drum Ensemble. With many more acts still to be announced, it’s the perfect excuse for a long weekend in Bilbao, home to the Guggenheim Museum, a vast cultural hub, and the world-famous Basque gastronomic scene.
Depeche Mode, The Killers, Die Antwoord, Justice, Phoenix, Primal Scream, !!!, Trentemøller, Two Door Cinema Club, Fleet Foxes, The 1975, Sundara Karma, Cabbage,Dixon, The Black Madonna, Andrew Weatherall, Daphni, Job Jobse, DJ Tennis, Motor City Drum Ensemble and many more.
OASIS FESTIVAL | MOROCCO
15-17 September 2017
Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech in the luxurious surroundings of the Source music resort, Oasis brings a slice of festival paradise to Morocco, shining the light on North Africa as the latest must-visit festival destination. In addition to the cutting-edge music programme, there is ample opportunity to nourish the mind, body and soul with daily yoga, massage and reflexology. Guests can also experience Moroccan culture on-site with authentic local street food, a wide selection of locally produced and organic products, market vendors, henna artists and more. With the ‘Red City’ of Marrakech just 10 minutes from the festival it’s also the perfect opportunity to explore the rich Berber, Arabic and Moorish culture, historic sights, desert landscapes, souks, spas and aromatic cuisine.
Agents Of Time (live), Anja Schneider, Auntie Flo, Call Super, Charlotte de Witte, Daniel Avery, DJ Stingray, Dr. Rubinstein, Giorgia Angiuli (live), Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose, KiNK (live), Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann , Moodymann, Nicolas Jaar (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Richie Hawtin, Shed, Willow and many more.
MILKSHAKE | THE NETHERLANDS
29 – 30 July 2017
What happens when the unique Free Love and Tolerance Policy of two of the biggest clubs in Amsterdam are thrown together in a blender with a dose of liberalism, art, culture, entertainment and creativity? Milkshake Festival Amsterdam – the world’s most open-minded electronic music festival. A collaboration between two of the city’s major clubs, Paradiso and AIR, the festival has grown into one of the biggest and most respected LGBT events in the world. This year will be the 7th edition and as well as The Village People making a guest appearance, there will be the Wham’bam Thank You Ma’am stage, a special ode to Wham in honour of George Michael, plus many other leading electronic and alternative acts. Europe’s leading LGBT parties and promoters will also be hosting stages, including London’s WUT? CLUB and Paris collective Less Drama More Techno.
Village People, Kim Ann Foxman, Miss Kittin, Carlos & Sandrien, Heidi, Coco Cole, Jodie Harsh, Joost Van Bellen, Riton, Miss Kittin B2B Djedjotronic, Bas Kosters, Sylvin Wood, Lylou Dallas, Laurent Ho, JD Samson and many more
May – September 2017
For clubbing on the island this summer, look no further than Hï Ibiza, the much-anticipated, brand new superclub by Ushuaïa Entertainment. The club formerly known as Space opens its doors for the first time on Sunday 28th May, with a fresh new look and the most advanced sound and technologies on the island. From May through September Hï Ibiza‘s two dancefloors – Theatre (inspired by an Italianate theatre) and Club – will play host to the finest selectors from the global electronic music scene, including residents Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Kölsch, Joris Voorn, Luciano, Martin Garrix, Nic Fanciulli and Steve Lawler. With all this plus an incredible open-air terrace and a stunning VIP area with luxurious Moroccan tents, Hï Ibiza will no doubt be the talk of Ibiza this season and a must for any discerning partygoer.
Andrea Oliva, Armin van Buuren, Cassy, deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Kölsch, Joris Voorn, Luciano, Martin Garrix, Lauren Lane, Lauren Lo Sung, Maya Jane Coles, Nic Fanciulli, Oliver Heldens, Steve Angello, Steve Lawler, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Thomas Jack
MYSTERYLAND | THE NETHERLANDS
26 – 27 August 2017
Just a short distance from the city of Amsterdam, the world’s longest running dance music festival takes visitors on a creative journey, combining the finest electronic music with an extensive arts and culture line-up. With over 300 acts, crisscrossing house, techno, disco, African beats, vinyl-only, hardstyle, hip hop and feel-good bands, there’s something for every electronic music fan. All this plus theatre, movies, live art, interactive installation art, street performers, hidden raves in the forests and spectacular shows on awe-inspiring stages complete with lazers, fireworks and more. At the Healing Garden, you can even take some time to find your Zen and go back to the dancefloor feeling completely at peace and ready to dance. Those in the know book camping or glamping passes for special unannounced sets throughout the weekend.
Above & Beyond, Andy C, Armin van Buuren, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, Craig David presents TS5, Deadmau5, Eats Everything, Hannah Wants, Kölsch, Nastia, Oliver Heldens, Rebekah, Sven Väth and many more.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE FESTIVAL | THE NETHERLANDS
22 July 2017
Inclusiveness and innovation are at the heart of Holland’s Welcome to the Future Festival, which takes place on July 22nd, 2017. For the eleventh year in a row, Het Twiske’s mesmerising nature reserve––just outside of Amsterdam––will host one of the Dutch summer’s most extraordinary electronic music events. Welcome to the Future family members include some of house and techno’s most relevant DJs and live-acts, including Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Kölsch, Damian Lazarus, Kerri Chandler and Lil Louis. With its leave no trace philosophy, organic food and free water bars, Welcome to the Future is in the top ten greenest festivals in the world.
Artefakt, Audion, Chris Liebing, Claptone, Damian Lazarus, Dave Clarke, De Sluwe Vos, DJ Seinfeld, Jackmaster, Kerri Chandler, Kölsch, Lil Louis, Loco Dice, Mirella Kroes, Monoloc, Ross From Friends, Sandrien, Seth Troxler, Steve Rachmad, Tom Trago and Wouter S