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Europes Electronic Music Festivals
Top 10 of 2013

We have been to Europes-Electronic-Music-Festivals in old mines, missile bases and in deserts and this is our TOP 10 of Europes Electronic Music Festivals of 2013.

Europes Electronic Music Festivals 2013 So we decided to pool our knowledge of Europe's best trance, techno, house and schranz music festivals. The biggest deciding factor in our top ten selection was the quality of Djs. However there were other important factors such as

1 Ticket price (free is better, right ?)

2 Location (accessibility & uniqueness)

3 Electrocentage (The % of the festival involving electro-music)

Oh and if you don't agree with our list you can suggest one of Europes Electronic Music Festivals here.

The Life Festival Ireland

Life Festival Ireland 2013Best of 2012 This Irish techno & trance festival did not make our Top 10 list but it is necessary to commend them on a great job last Summer in Belvedere House and the lakeside surrounding grounds. They were blessed with the weather and awesome Djs Infected Mushroom, Ricardo Villalobos, LTJ Bukem (feat. MC Conrad), Chris Liebing, Ben Sims + Surgeon aka Frequency7, Mad Professor, Japanese Popstars, Astral Projection. Next dates are May 24th-26th 2013.

No.10 Zurich Street Parade (Switzerland)


Zurich Techno Street Parade 2013 Saturday 11th August 2013 Ok so someone had to be ranked 10th but this is no reflection on this excellent European street-party. This festival began in 1991 as a protest of a thousand people or so and now brings near a million people to the streets of Zurich in Switzerland.


The best part of the parade is the backdrop of Zurich's marina as you cross the bridge with lots of beautiful boats which make this parade an amazing experience.

Maybe this could feature higher on our list of European techno festivals if it was a little longer; the Zurich street parade begins at 1pm and finishes at 10pm, sadly it is only a one day affair. It is also very commercial but that guarantees that the event goes ahead and this is the type of organisation that the Loveparade could learn from. More on the Zurich Street Parade here..


No.9 Sonar

13th - 15th June 2013 Sonar Festival Barcelona 2013Lots of awesome Djs have rocked out in Spain at Barcelona's Sonar festival. The only way we could deduct points from Sonar was due to the diversity of the festival, its not only music but also theatre and street performance. Hence its not technically an electro street fest in the typical sense.

It should be noted however the diversity of music and performance are what helped Sonar get recognised on this list. Learn more on Sonar Festival here..

No.8 Monegros

20th July 2013

This Spanish festival began as a reunion of the patrons of Club Florida 135 and was first held in 1994. Today Monegros is one of the best events of the European electronic music calendar with around 40,000 people turning up to party hard from local towns like Lleida, Zaragoza and Huesca. Monegro Desert techno festival 2013

This desert festival focuses on providing electronic music artists who rock your body but it looses points on our top ten due to the hip-hop artists and international rap which play there (we acknowledge this is also great & necessary music but this is an electro-dance festival list :)



No.7 Norberg Festival

25th - 27th July 2013

Norberg Festival 2013 Located in an old mine in the Municipality in Västmanland County in Sweden, the 2 hour journey from Stockholm is justified as you bounce around a disused Iron mine which still contains rusty machinery, gantries and cranes. Founded in 1998 by Michael "ØSTERZ" Christiansen this festival is still an intimate gathering.

2009 witnessed sets from Swedish electronica legend Andreas Tilliander and the British aficionado B12 as well as Syntjuntan who organised a workshop where you can sew (yep- sew) your own synthesiser.

No.6 Love Family Park

Sunday 7th July 2013

Celebrate at Germany's Hanau's Mainwiesen where the Love Family Park kicks off from 9am-10pm. Not convinced ? ok the word 'family' in a festival can be a turn-off but check out some previous world class Djs who performed there: Sven Vath, Underworld, Ricardo Villalobos, Deichkind, Turntablerocker, Loco Dice & Luciano.Love Family Park Techno 2013

No.5 Lake Parade Geneva

13th July 2013 (Unconfirmed) Geneva Techno Parade 2013 It's back to Switzerland for Geneva's Lake parade which begins around 2pm; a small house & techno festival and the best part of which is the official after-party; Lake Sensation which takes place Lake Geneva. Lake Sensation finishes around 3am. This electro-dance festival features around 150 Djs but only about 20 lovemobiles (the bloco's where Djs perform).

This street-fest features a lot of Swiss and French Djs. Be sure to check out the Samba/ Brazilian lovemobile for awesome drum beats and latino house. Learn about Lake Parade Geneva here ..

No.4 Fusion Festival


Fusion Festival Germany 2013Thursday 27th June - 30th June 2013 Also known as Фузион takes place in late June each year since 1997 on the former military airfield in Lärz (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Germany and lasts four days. In 2009 60,000 electronica lovers attended.

The concept of Fusion is 'holiday communism' which loosely translated means mutual tolerance and no advertising. The music menu includes all genres of electronic dance like techno, house, drum'n'bass, breakbeat, dub, trance & Goa as well as some randomness like Finnish tango and other live music.


No.3 Paris Techno Parade


Paris Techno Music Parade 2013 14th September 2013 In France for one day every year Paris is not the city of love. This September for one day only Paris will be the city of lust, funk, dance and all things electro. Join half a million people dancing through the streets of gay Paris following a line-up of world class techno Djs like David Guetta, Mark Knight, Dj Ufuk & Django.

More on the Paris Techno Parade here ..

No.2 Loveland in Holland

Saturday 10th August 2013Loveland Techno Music Festival Amsterdam 2013 Loveland is an intimate gathering located in Sloterpark, a twenty minute tram ride from Amsterdam in Holland. The organization is excellent and the surrounding forrest and outdoor pool make for great fun and games. Expect kickin' Djs, previous performers include Erik Prydz, Tiefschwartz, Renato Cohen, Michael Mayer, Carl Graig, Stacey Pullen, Aril Brikha, Anthony Roter, Sebastien Leger, Sasha, Eimusic, Rex the dog, Marnix, Secret Cinema, Michel de Hey, Eric Morillio.

No.1 Nature One


Nature One Festival 2013 2nd - 4th August 2013 With names like Paul van Dyk, Paul Kalkbrenner, Carl Cox, Felix Kröcher & Deadmau5 is easy to see why this techno festival is number 1 on our list. Also it's Europes largest open-air electro-music festival with numbers of 62,000 + in 2009. Located at the US Missile base called "Pydna" it's easily accessible from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport which is only 20 minutes away from Pydna.

Ok so there's the best line-up in the world and the most like-minded electro-dancers possible are surrounding you, why else should you go to Nature-One ? It has 5 main areas each with a different theme; you can listen to live techno mixing at Century Circus or check out the Classic Terminal where you can hear the crackle of old vinyl.

Other areas include Running Order, The Open Air Floor & House of House. Still not convinced ? Well it takes place over 2 days (not the classic 'in and out' 1 day operation) and 2 day tickets have never been more than €70, now that's value.

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