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Festivals abroad: your 2019 summer guide

SEA STAR FESTIVAL – SUPERSTAR DJs AND MEDITERRANEAN POOL PARTIES IN CROATIA
May 24-25|seastarfestival.com
Acts Announced: Sven Vath, Nina Kraviz, IAMDDB, Illario Alicante, Enrico Sangiuliano, Petar Dundov live, Vojko V, Krankšvester, High5, Fox, DJ Jock, Lawrence Klein, Unique, Hazze, Buntai, Smoke Mardeljano and many more.

Sea Star is another coastal dance extravaganza hatched by the experts behind EXIT, so it’s no surprise that it’s been nominated in the Best Medium Sized Festival category in this year’s European Festival Awards – less than two years after its first edition (it was also nominated for Best New Festival last year). Sea Star will return this year to the idyllic Stella Maris lagoon in Umag, Croatia on May 24 and 25.

SECRET SOLSTICE – GLACIER RAVES AND SURREAL MIDNIGHT SUNSHINE IN ICELAND
June 21-24|secretsolstice.is
Acts announced: Black Eyed Peas, Robert Plant and the Sensational Spaceshifters, Martin Garrix, Rita Ora, Patti Smith Morcheeba, The Sugarhill Gang with, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Foreign Beggars, Pussy Riot Kerri, Chandler, MK, Mr.G, Jeremy Underground, Boy Pablo, SMASH TV and many more.

Secret Solstice is all about unique experiences – the most obvious being the fact that the sun doesn’t set for the whole 96 hours, so get used to midnight pool parties in bright sunshine.

EXIT FESTIVAL – PARTY IN A 17th CENTURY FORTRESS OVERLOOKING THE DANUBE IN SERBIA
July 4-7|exitfest.org
Acts announced: The Cure, Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Greta Van Fleet, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Maceo Plex, Boris Brejcha, Tom Walker, Jeff Mills, Charlotte de Witte, Peggy Gou, Amelie Lens, Lost Frequencies, Sofi Tukker, Dax DJ and many more

For four days every summer, the 17th century Petrovaradin Fortress opens its gates for EXIT – the award-winning music festival in Serbia’s second city, Novi Sad. EXIT began in 2000 as a student protest fighting for political change, and over the years it’s grown into one of Europe’s biggest festivals.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE – WHERE YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE WHEN NO ONE CAN SEE YOU
July 5 – 7 July|rabbitresort.nl
Acts Announced: Editors, Janelle Monáe, Underworld, Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Foals, Vampire Weekend, De Staat, Balthazar, dEUS plays The Ideal Crash, Grace Jones, Robyn, The Roots, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Rosalía, Skepta, AURORA, Beirut, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, David August, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, Lewis Capaldi, LP, Mahalia, Maribou State, Matt Corby, Ólafur Arnalds, Parquet Courts, RY X, Sofi Tukker, Agar Agar, Amber Arcades, Donny Benet, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, slowthai, George FitzGerald and many More.

Down The Rabbit Hole says adventure, confusion, surrealism and psychedelics, which has been an inspiration for (psycho) rockers, DJs, artists, designers and filmmakers ever since the rise of the pop culture in the uncurbed 1960s.

OFF FESTIVAL – A VOYAGE OF UNDERGROUND DISCOVERY IN POLAND
August 2-4|off-festival.pl
Acts Announced: Suede, Neneh Cherry, Aldous Harding, Superorganism, Perfect Son, Electric Wizard, The Gaslamp Killer, IC3PEAK, Daughters, Lotic: Endless Power, Lotic: Endless Power, The Body, Dezerter gra „Underground out of Poland”, slowthai, Black Midi, Trio Jazzowe Marcina Maseckiego, OM, SAMA’, Jakuzi and many more.

OFF is a unique boutique festival that values experimentation and diversity above everything else – with founder and organiser Artur Rojek’s hands-on vision an inspiration to ambitious promoters and dreamers worldwide.

LOWLANDS – MUSIC, ART AND CULTURE CLASH AT THE DUTCH CAMPING PARADISE
August 16-18|lowlands.nl
Acts Announced: Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, A$AP Rocky, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, The National, New Order, Royal Blood, Anne-Marie, Billie Eilish, Franz Ferdinand, Giorgio Moroder, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Jon Hopkins, Jorja Smith, Jungle, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Agoria (live), Antal, Denis Sulta, Denzel Curry, FKJ, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Helena Hauff, Honey Dijon, Hunee, JOJI, Lowlands Science, Jungle by Night, Mall Grab, Marcel Dettmann, MY BABY, Parcels, The Streets, Thomas Azier, Weval, Ziggy Marley, Boy Pablo, Idles, Slaves and many more.

A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise is the Netherlands’ most prestigious music festival that’s been a rite of passage for the Dutch since 1993.

SEA DANCE FESTIVAL – PARTY ON THE STUNNING ADRIATIC COAST IN MONTENEGRO
August 30 – September 1|seadancefestival.me
Acts Announced: David Guetta more tba

Sea Dance in Montenegro is an extension of the EXIT family – a gold standard guarantee in the festival world.

AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT – IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC CULTURE
October 16 – 20|amsterdam-dance-event.nl
Acts to be announced soon

Amsterdam is world famous as a hub for nightlife and electronic music, and every October it becomes the centre of the electronic music universe for five days during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

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