ATL

Top 5: EDM Festivals of Europe

by Akhil Kalepu

Aug 30, 2015

Royksopp and Robyn at Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain © Christian Bertrand | Dreamstime

Europe

America is experiencing another dance music renaissance, but Europe has been holding it down for a while now. Here are five of our favorite EDM festivals in Europe.

 

Creamfields Brasil © Gerardo Lazzari | Flickr

© Gerardo Lazzari | Flickr

 

Creamfields in Daresbury, United Kingdom

What began as a house music night held at Nation became Britain’s largest dance music festival, held annually on their August bank holiday. Creamfields has since expanded to every corner of the world, but the original, held in Daresbury, is not to be missed.

 

Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal © Retina Funk | Flickr

Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal © Retina Funk | Flickr

 

Boom in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

Started in 1997 as a psytrance festival, Boom is one of Europe’s most unique festivals, founded on the ethos of sustainability, participation and the transformative powers of electronic music. The sound has since expanded to a variety of progressive styles, along with the fan-favorite natural trance showcase which features acoustically produced trance music.

 

Hatcha at Outlook Festival, Punta Christo, Croatia © James Starkey | Flickr

Hatcha at Outlook Festival, Punta Christo, Croatia © James Starkey | Flickr

 

Outlook in Punta Christo, Croatia

House and trance seem to get all the love, but dubstep’s rise in popularity helped create several festivals dedicated to bass music. Originally a subsidiary of Leeds’ SubDub, Outlook features the best in drum n bass, dubstep and anything bass-oriented, erecting pristine sound systems in the abandoned ruins of Fort Punta Christo.

 

Tommorowland, Boom, Belgium © Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime 42992089

Tommorowland, Boom, Belgium © Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime

 

Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium

Big brother to Atlanta’s Tomorrowworld, Tomorrowland is the world’s biggest electronic music festival, bringing in crowds of more than 400,000. This festival is known for its elaborate stages and choreographed production, as well as a lineup that covers underground artists alongside the mainstream.

 

Lykke Li at Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain © Christian Bertrand | Dreamstime 52208381

Lykke Li at Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain © Christian Bertrand | Dreamstime

 

Sónar in Barcelona, Spain

Now in its 23rd year, Sónar is one of the most cutting-edge electronic music festivals in Europe thanks to its tasteful curation and focus on underground and experimental electronic music. The festival sets out to unite dance music veterans with emerging talent from the underground

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Reviews / Restaurant
Sep 20, 2019

Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, Colorado

Frasca Food & Wine isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Crafted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the posh eatery features cuisine from a specific region of Italy. The menu is comprised of food primarily created in the sub-alpine Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Because of this, it stands out among a packed crowd in Boulder’s ever-expanding dining scene.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Destinations / Europe
Sep 20, 2019

European Beaches Still Warm Enough for a Fall Vacation

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of beach season. Although the temperatures start to dip, there is still plenty of European coastline ripe for swimming and sunbathing well into September. Take advantage of cheaper, off-season airfare and jet to one of these European beaches before fall weather makes its way south.

Products / Travel
Sep 20, 2019

PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist

Stay safe and germ-free the next time you travel with PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist. The lab-tested and scientifically proven formula kills nearly 100 percent of the surface bacteria travelers encounter in airports, planes and hotels, while still being organic and all-natural. The formula includes a blend of just six certified organic essential oils and ingredients from organic fruit, but still manages to kill serious bacteria and viruses, from staph and MRSA to salmonella. There are no harmful chemicals like alcohol or bleach.

Pulled in Different Directions? Car Rental Can Help

While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.

Products / Travel
Sep 20, 2019

Best Hiking Daypacks

You don’t need to take much other than the essentials on a one-day hike, and these bags have just the right amount of space.