8 bucket list festivals for EDM fans in 2023

Are these festivals on your summer hit-list?

Écrit par Meike Jentjens, TicketSwap contributorPublié le mer. 5 juil. • Lecture de 5 Minutes

Unlock a festival season to remember with TicketSwap’s THE AGENDA INTERNATIONAL, featuring dedicated round-ups of the best festivals in Europe from summer season open air events to electrifying festivals, techno weekenders to underground gatherings. You'll find recommendations for the best festivals in 2023, plus insider tip-offs for 2024 festival date announcements, lineups and ticket sale dates.


July 21 - 30, Boom, Belgium

People of Tomorrow gather in masses in Belgium to celebrate EDM for two weekends this summer. Every spot at the festival is decorated with fantasy themes, and each stage feels like its own world. Tomorrowland has secured major headliners like The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, ALESSO, Tale of Us, and Martin Garrix for the first weekend, and Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and Amelie Lens for the second weekend of Tomorrow.  


10 - 15 August, Óbudai-sziget, Hungary

Sziget means island in Hungarian, and this one’s located in the heart of Budapest. Five days of partying on an island? Count us in. This festival's got something for everyone, but with a dedicated party arena and acts like David Guetta, Diplo and Partiboi69, this isn't one to miss.


25 - 27 August, Floriade, The Netherlands

Mysteryland is The Netherlands’ longest-running electronic music festival, and we see why: EDM enthusiasts are treated with the hottest lineups every year. From 25 - 27 August acts like Franky Rizardo, Hot Since 82, Oliver Heldens, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano play alongside 300+ more artists, so FOMO for those not going is guaranteed. Tickets are selling out fast - make sure to catch this one ASAP.

Dream Village

9 - 10 September, Breda, The Netherlands

Two days of dance dreams: choose between ‘dark visions’ if you’re into heavy dancing or ‘sweet dreams’ if you’re ready for uplifting tunes. Dream Village’s Saturday is the place to go hard & raw with acts like Sefa and Frequencerz, and Sunday is nothing shy of the hottest Indian summer party with Lucas & Steve, Afrojack, and many others. 

Ostend Beach Festival

7-9 July, Ostend, Belgium

Belgium knows what’s up: Purple Disco Machine, Ida Engberg, Jennifer Cardini, MC Chucky, Ramon Tapia, and many other hot dance acts go all out during this beach festival. Expect fireworks, smoke machines, glamourous show dancers, and all-around good times during this three-day boutique festival with four different stages and a large camping area. 

Exit Festival

6-9 July, Petrovaradin, Serbia

Have you ever been to a rave at a fortress? This is your chance! Exit Festival in Serbia brings over 70.000 music lovers together, and the EDM acts are nothing less than iconic this year. Skrillex is set to make crowds go wild alongside Eric Prydz, Camelphat, Ben Böhmer (live), and Senidah - and that’s just the beginning!

Ultra Europe 2023

7 - 9 July, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe is the place to be if you’re ready for three days of pure EDM DJs—the biggest names in the game travel to Split in Croatia to make the summer even hotter. Carl Cox, DJ Snake, Zedd, Fedde Le Grand, Juliet Fox, Nicole Moudaber, Boris Brejcha - this one should be on your bucket list. Besides the stunning lineup, the festival site on a turquoise bay is quite the beauty, too. 

UNTOLD Festival

3 - 6 August, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

We sure love a mad open-air festival. UNTOLD Festival brings Ava Max, Salvatore Ganacci, Topic, many other killer DJs, and 375.000+ fans together in Romania this August. The stage designs are nothing less than other-worldly. Be prepared to get blown away by the lights, lasers, and visuals because UNTOLD is not holding back this year. 

2024 festival dates

Balaton Sound 2024

2024 dates TBA, Zamárdi, Hungary

EDM lovers, eat your heart out. Balaton Sound is one of Europe’s largest open-air electronic music festivals, where dancers dive into the thumping beats, the confetti madness, or Lake Balaton. Over a hundred class DJs kept 2023 attendees dancing for three days and nights, and we're expecting 2024's edition to go even higher. 

WiSH Outdoor 2024

5-7 July, 2024, Festivalterrein De AA, Beek En Donk, Netherlands

The small village of Beek en Donk is home to three days of festival madness this weekend, where fireworks and crazy stage designs surround you. 2023's edition saw DIØN takes the stage on Friday, with Dikke Baap and Gladde Paling keeping the vibes going on Saturday, and Cynthia Spiering and Mr. Belt & Wezol taking care of Sunday. Stay tuned for 2024 WiSH Outdoor updates.

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