The pandemic hurt the world of electronic music and festivals in 2020. However, in 2021, several music festivals reopened their doors to the public, delighting us with their wonderful performances and reviving music in everyone’s hearts.
To thank all the festivals that have kept us alive in the world of minimal house and rominimal music, we have brought together the ultimate compilation of all the festivals that we have all known or visited. We hope that 2022 will be a year of great music and more events, and we will continue to advocate for the covid19 situation to improve so that we may fully enjoy them.
SUNWAVES originated in 2007 as a counter-offer to the offerings of festivals, with no interest in pyrotechnics, crazy lights, smoke machines, or mainstream music. The festival’s goal was to foster a sense of community via electronic music and respect.
SUNWAVES is Romania’s first and largest biennial music event, lasting five days and five nights. It was the first event to establish a standard for sound quality. Because of SUNWAVES, Funktion One has become the ideal sound system for electronic music events throughout Romania.
The second Sunwaves festival experience in Zanzibar will take place on Dongwe Beach from January 27th to January 31st, 2022. You can purchase tickets here.
The concept of open-air music festivals has been around for centuries, and integrating music with natural elements is not a new concept. UNUM Festival brings us an experience of open-air events.
The lineup of performers due to perform at the festival is incredible, with performances taking place over three stages over five days and four nights. Aside from the musicians, the festival site will include a leisure center, seminars for visual artists from Albania and the area, acrobatics, yoga, a food court, and other amenities.
The UNUM festival will return on June 1st, 2022. Tickets may be purchased here.
Nostromo broadcasts a technology stream in the depths of uncharted natural surroundings due to his innate attraction to a magnetic unknown.
When juxtaposed with the calm that prevails in the verdant surroundings, the essence of electronic music, a reflection of an intriguing yet frightening and uncertain future, embraces the entirety of its importance. Nostromo thus praises the unbreakable relationship between these two worlds: you and me, us, this wild human need to experience palpable moments of happiness suspended above time.
You can learn and see more about Nostromo Festival here.
In Crans-Montana, Switzerland, an electronic dance music event will take place over two weekends in a glasshouse 2,200 meters above the Swiss Alps. A one-of-a-kind event in a one-of-a-kind
Join them for their Winter Edition in April 2022, on April 8 – 10 and 15 – 17. Two weekends, three stages, and more than 50 acts. You can purchase tickets here.
EPIZODE is a one-of-a-kind music and art festival hosted on Vietnam’s largest and most beautiful island, Phu Quoc, that brings the newest electronic music trends to Asia while also highlighting the greatest regional artists.
Epizode Festival has arrived in Albania, and they have put on a great display this year with incredible artists.
Epizode will be returning next year, you can purchase and see more info here.
Festival In the Nature
Festival In The Nature is a festival that celebrates music in a natural environment. The forest, the musical pleasures, and the people surrounding you will co-create an entire chapter of stories worth repeating long after everything is finished. This event is a fantastic escape from reality, with a mystical aura that has garnered a devoted following over the years.
You can see and learn more about the festival here.
Hide & Seek Festival
Dance to some of the best selectors in the worlds of underground minimal house, techno, and disco, surrounded by lush woods, three lakes, and gorgeous gardens.
The festival emphasizes excellent sound, fantastic music, and mesmerizing production, making it a must-attend event for every dance fan.
Hide & Seek is back next year for two days at the magical Capesthorne Hall. You can learn more and purchase tickets here.
Projektgruppe Blies is a national autonomous creative collective made up of producers, DJs, artists, designers, photographers, architects, and scientists. We are interested in experience concepts that are intellectual, beautiful, and cross-disciplinary.
The festival functions as a bridge-builder between various types of electronic music by young and inventive artists, and it promotes cultural interaction and inspiration in the fields of music and art.
The event aims to become an annual intercultural gathering place for the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. We are not profit-driven in the festival’s preparation and implementation, but rather advocate low-barrier access to electronic music. We are particularly concerned about gender equality in the lineup. The lineup is split 50/50 between men and women.
You can learn more about this festival here.
An eclectic lineup of new media installations and performances, breathtaking scenery, and historical settings create an alternate world in which you can lose yourself to find yourself.
The festival, which lasted five days, established itself as a model for increased production and remarkable, highly renowned festival architecture.
Electric Castle is a one-of-a-kind music event taking place at Banffy Castle in Transylvania from July 13 to 17, 2022.
You can learn more about this festival and purchase tickets here.
FABRIKA, founded in February 2013 in the Maison de la Fondation de Tunisie in Paris, is a collaboration of electronic music musicians and visual art enthusiasts with over 8 years of experience organizing cultural events.
The collective is multiplying its activities and organizing very popular events, especially “FABRIKA Fest,” held annually the festival is oriented towards minimal electronic music, the first of its kind in Africa and the MENA region, with the support of Coccinelle Studio, a company created to professionalize and regularize its work. FABRIKA aspires to become a major date on the international festival calendar.
FABRIKA gathers some of the genre’s top worldwide DJs, who are brought together with some of the best local talents, and delivers a one-of-a-kind musical line-up in an exquisite location that includes a beach, a hotel, and creative and visual installations. FABRIKA, in addition to providing a platform for promoting Tunisian artists and skills, is a one-of-a-kind tourism entertainment that showcases a proven local savoir-faire and provides festival attendees with a high-quality experience.
You can learn more about this festival here.
REF – Riviera Electro Festival
The third REF will be held at numerous locations across Nice from August 19 to 21, 2022.
The program and other essential information will be available soon.
The BPM Festival
The BPM Festival, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, and Musicians,” began in 2008 and was hosted in Playa del Carmen, Mexico until 2017 as a post-New Year’s Eve meeting of industry leaders. During that time, it has expanded to a ten-day event with a global attendance of 70,000+ DJs, producers, revelers, and industry experts. BPM events were held throughout the day and night at various locations across the beach resort town and were a must for any music enthusiast with a discriminating taste for superb underground dance music.
Since its inception in 2008, The BPM Festival has expanded its global dance music footprint by hosting several one-off events in leading dance music hotspots such as Bali, Barcelona, Beirut, Brazil, Dubai, Ibiza, Mykonos, New York City, Toronto, and the Zurich Streetparade, where it had its BPM float in 2017 and 2018.
After 10 years, The BPM Festival announced its first expansion event, The BPM Festival: Portugal, and will hold its third edition in Portimo, Portugal, September 12-15, 2019. Following its European premiere, The BPM Festival: Portugal was nominated in three categories at the 2018 Iberian Festival Awards: Best Major Festival, Best New Festival, and Best Lineup.
You can learn more and purchase tickets here.
SXSW Music Festival
Showcasing Artists, whether new, emerging or established, benefit from exposure to new audiences and attendance. South By Southwest® curates showcases with the help of record labels, booking agencies, management, and public relations companies, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.
From March 14 to 20, 2022, join SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.