While summer 2020 won’t be remembered as the year of festivals, it doesn’t mean that it is a write-off. As we see the number of COVID cases going down in countries across the world, festivals with late summer dates or those that postponed are now happening in full force (a slight exaggeration). With safety measure protocols, decreased capacity, and refund policies in place, dozens of festivals across Europe are gearing up for a good time. Because cancellations have been rampant this year and keeping up to date on what is on and what isn’t is a full-time job, we’ve taken the grunt work out of it and compiled a list of all the festivals that are still on (as of August 19, 2020). So, dust off those festival outfits and find your most fabulous mask. Make your summer of 2020 more than a series of disappointments by attending one (or more) of these awesome electronic music festivals. 

BelgiumCurfew Light September 12-13Belgian house on two different stages. –> TICKETS
Hangar – No. 8September 1912 hours of non-stop music. –> TICKETS
CroatiaAWAKE CroatiaAugust 20-23Four days of trance and progessive at the beach, the pool, and on a boat. –> TICKETS
CyprusAyia Napa House PartySeptember 12-19The ultimate holiday party festival. –> TICKETS
Czech RepublicCOAL Festival August 21-23Czech drum and bass on a sandy beach. –> TICKETS
Mácháč Festival August 21-22A dance party near an idyllic lake. –> TICKETS
Summer City Fest September 4-5A multi-genre, two-day festival. –> TICKETS
FinlandHelZinki Hardstyle Festival August 28-30Hardstyle in an old shipyard hall in the Helsinki harbour. —> TICKETS
FranceMírélóAugust 21-23Live DJ sets by the seaside, with views of the sunset beyond the hills. –> TICKETS
Acontraluz Festival September 4-5An impressive lineup of electro and techno artists. –> TICKETS
Family PiknikSeptember 12-13A family-friendly, underground electronic music event in the Montpellier airport. –> TICKETS
Sarcus FestivalSeptember 18An unplugged event of live music, performances, visual and digital art on castle grounds. –> TICKETS
GermanyMilde Möhre Maskenball August 28-30Part masquerade, part music festival. –> TICKETS
Flussperle Open Air #02September 5A ‘pearl’ of a festival, located along the Main River with parties on both land and boat. –> TICKETS
Electric Summer Festival Open AirSeptember 12An 11-hour, nonstop rave in a lush, water-surrounded oasis. –> TICKETS
IrelandAudio Garden FestivalAugust 21-23A multi-stage, multi-genre (Irish psy, underground, techno, trance) festival in a gorgeous Irish garden. –> TICKETS
NetherlandsHet Grote Buurtfeest September 25In its 5th year, this festival brings music lovers of all genres together. –> TICKETS
Cube Outdoor FestivalSeptember 26The Het Grote Burrtfeest afterparty, a day to nurse your hangover and listen to good music. –> TICKETS
RomaniaSunwavesSeptember 3-8In its 14th year, enjoy beats on the beach. –> TICKETS
Arad Open Air FestivalSeptember 25-27A celebration of water and life, with music!–> TICKETS
RussiaMoscow Music WeekSeptember 2-5The only festival happening in Moscow, enjoy music showcases both online and off! –> TICKETS
SpainAURA Open Air FestivalAugust 21-23A little trance festival surrounded by nature. –> TICKETS
United KingdomBassfest Summer FestivalSeptember 19Drum and bass over seven massive stages. –> TICKETS
Hospitality Birmingham Open Air BBQSeptember 19Drum and bass heavy hitters, big production, and street food vendors. –> TICKETS
Detonate FestivalSeptember 26Party amongst the trees and lakes at this small underground club turned massive music festival. –> TICKETS
Back Of Beyond FSTVLSeptember 26House, disco, techno, and drum and bass on the magical Colesdale Farm. –> TICKETS

The show must go on, right? Remember, all festivals are subject to change as governments update rules and regulations surrounding large-scale events on the daily. After the 2020 we’ve had, we could all use a little electronic music and a lot of dancing. So keep safe, keep your distance, and go have fun!

Cover photo: Sunwaves Festival

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