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10 Underrated Festivals Taking Place This Summer In The UK & Europe

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Forbidden Forest 

Date: 6th May 2018

Location: Donington Park Forest, Derbyshire

line-up highlightsSOLARDO | DARIUS SYROSSIAN | HANNAH WANTS | WILKINSON
ALAN FITZPATRICK | DETLEF | SONNY FODERA | DANNY HOWARD | HYPE B2B HAZARD

Born as a response to the “stagnation of the dance music festival and clubbing circuit in the UK” and created by a group of rave enthusiasts, Forbidden Forest is the very first festival of the season and will take place on Sunday 6th May with a 12-hour party. The 2018 line-up sees the likes of Solardo, Wilkinson and Hannah Wants headline – plus an impressive selection of acts across house, techno, garage and UK bass – for a hedonistic experience in the heart of the Derbyshire woods.

Website + Ticket Link:  http://forbidden-forest.co.uk/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Tickets start from £47.50


We Are FSTVL 

Date: 25th – 27th May 2018

Location: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

line-up highlightsANDY C | CARL COX | DJ EZ | GORGON CITY | SIGMA | SUB FOCUS | ERIC PRYDZ JAMIE JONES | MARCO CAROLA | MK | PENDULUM (DJ SET) | BEN KLOCK | BICEP (DJ SET)

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The 5 time award winning dance music show, We Are FSTVL has grown year upon year, proving itself as one of the biggest players on the dance festival circuit since its inception in 2013. With the dawn of 2018 heralding We Are FSTVL’s sixth edition, the UK’s most celebrated dance festival (Best Dance Event at 2016’s UK Festival Awards) continues to grow, combining innovative stage designs and mind-blowing production with a varied mix of genres from across the dance music spectrum.

Bringing together some of the most exciting names in dance music, underground and grime, alongside some of the world’s leading dance music brands and labels, We are FSTVL 2018 will play host to over 300 acts across 30 arenas between 26th-28th May.

Website: http://www.wearefstvl.com/ 

Ticket link: http://www.wearefstvl.com/tickets

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £115

Weekend VIP tickets start from £157.50


Parklife

Date: 9th – 10th June 2018

Location: Heaton Park, Manchester

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line-up highlightsTHE XX | LIAM GALLAGHER | SKEPTA | N*E*R*D | LORDE | ERIC PRYDZ | JUSTICE ANNIE MAC | MK | JAMIE XX | CARL COX | ANDY C | THE BLACK MADONNA | GREEN VELVET

Manchester’s leading music festival Parklife will celebrate its ninth edition in 2018 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June at Heaton Park. A festival that truly embodies the impassioned spirit of manchester, each edition has sold out year on year and boasts an impressive total of 16 arenas spread across two days of music as well as a VIP arena that offers exclusive attractions and special guest DJs.

Website: https://parklife.uk.com/

Ticket link: po.st/PL18 

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £109.50

Weekend VIP Tickets start from £145


Southport Weekender Festival

Date: 9th June 2018

Location: Finsbury Park, London

line-up highlights: SOUL II SOUL | SISTER SLEDGE FEATURING KATHY SLEDGE | DAVID MORALES
HECTOR ROMERO | DJ JAZZY JEFF | JAZZIE B | LOUIE VEGA | JOEY NEGRO | SANDY RIVERA

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After hosting their very first London festival last year, one of the UK’s most loved parties Southport Weekender will return to the capital for its sophomore edition on Saturday 9th June. Taking place at Finsbury Park for a celebration of house, soul, R&B, garage and disco, the one-day extravaganza will welcome a wealth of respected artist’s for the occasion  featuring performances from Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jazzie B, David Morales and many more.

Website + Ticket Link: http://www.southportweekenderfestival.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Tickets start from £45

VIP Tickets start from £70


NASS Festival 

Date: 5th – 8th July 2018

Location: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

line-up highlightsDIZZEE RASCAL | RUN DMC | DAMIAN ‘JR GONG’ MARLEY | DE LA SOUL
ANDY C | SIGMA (DNB DJ SET) | WILKINSON (DJ SET) |

The UK’s only action sports and music festival, NASS Festival will bring it’s unique concept to the Bath and West Showground on 5th-8th July. Showcasing a diverse selection of acts across 7 stages, as well as international skate & BMX competitions within park, vert and dirt disciplines, 20,000 music and action sports fans will gather together for one jam-packed weekend which is set to be unmissable.

Website: http://www.nassfestival.com/

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Ticket link: http://bit.ly/2A0W3EP

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Camping Tickets arriving Thursday start from £133

Weekend Camping VIP Tickets arriving Thursday start from £168


SW4 Festival

Date: 25th – 26th August 2018

Location: Clapham Common, London

line-up highlights: CHASE & STATUS (LIVE) | MARSHMELLO | CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5 BASEMENT JAXX (DJ) | GALANTIS | DIZZEE RASCAL | ARMIN VAN BUUREN | DJ EZ | STEFFLON DON  ANDY C | JONAS BLUE | MK

Set to return to London's Clapham Common this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August, South West Four will celebrate their 15th anniversary this summer with a huge selection of the biggest names in the industry including Chase & Status, Marshmello, Armand Van Helden and Example. Standing tall as the capital’s longest running electronic music festival, the weekender will pull out all the stops for this special milestone with a series of exclusive performances, chart topping artists, forward thinking DJs and brand showcases in tow.

Website + Ticket Link: https://www.southwestfour.com/

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TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £99


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Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found 

Date: 3rd May – 6th May 2018

Location: Malta

line-up highlightsANNIE MAC | DIPLO | JAMIE XX | FOUR TET | J HUS | BICEP (DJ) | FOUR TET | HAAi  HOT SINCE 82 | JACKMASTER | J HUS | KÖLSCH | LAUREN LO SUNG | LOTTO BOYZZ | MABEL

Set to return to the stunning Mediterranean island of Malta for its fourth edition, Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found will take place during the first UK bank holiday weekend of 2018 across 3-6 May.Kicking things off as the first festival of the summer season, Lost & Found will offer 4 days and 4 nights of unique parties held across a one of a kind castle and beach rave, plus pool, boats and an incredible outdoor nighttime festival site, with headliners including Jamie XX, Diplo, Four Tet, J Hus and event curator Annie Mac. The varied bill will also bring together an eclectic mix of AMP’s close friends and family as well as a slew of exciting breakthrough artists, spanning across a wealth of genres from house and techno through to grime and bass.

Website: http://lostandfoundfestival.com/

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/Ticket2018

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

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 Tickets start from £119

VIP Tickets start from £149


Balaton Sound

Date: 4th – 8th July 2018

Location: Zamárdi, Lake Balaton, Hungary

line-up highlightsDAVID GUETTA | MARTIN GARRIXTHE CHAINSMOKERS | TY DOLLA $IGN
DJ SNAKE | ALESSO | AXWELL Λ INGROSSO | CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5 | DISCIPLES

The 5-day non-stop beach themed music festival situated on the stunning Lake Balaton and sister of Sziget festival in Hungary, is set to be the beach party destination for dance music lovers with a stellar billing set confirmed from the likes of Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Alesso and Craig David Presents TS5 for Balaton Sound 2018. 

Website: www.balatonsound.com

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

5 Day Pass start from €190

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5 Day VIP Pass start from €305


Hospitality On The Beach

Date: 12th – 16th July 2018

Location: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

line-up highlightsANDY C | CALIBRE | DBRIDGE | DJ MARKY | HIGH CONTRAST
LENZMAN | TOP CAT | DILLINJA | CAMO & KROOKED | DANNY BYRD

2018 sees Drum & Bass powerhouse, Hospitality , debut their acclaimed festival brand overseas at the picturesque location of The Garden Resort, Tisno in Croatia with the launch of Hospitality On The Beach next 12-16th July. After an accomplished year with the second edition of Hospitality In The Park and scooping ‘Best Club Night’ award at the 2017 Drum&BassArena Awards, the team look ahead to 2018 for the ultimate Drum & Bass holiday where they will welcome a variety of artists to the sun soaked Adriatic beaches for a five-day celebration of the genre.

Website + Ticket Link: http://www.hospitalitydnb.com

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Tickets start from £159


SuncéBeat Festival

Date: 18th – 25th July 2018

Location: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

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line-up highlights: KERRI CHANDLER | MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE | JEREMY UNDERGROUND  JOEY NEGRO | OSUNLADE | JAYDA G | PURPLE DISCO MACHINE | MR SCRUFF | ROGER SANCHEZ

One of the most diverse and friendliest festivals in the European calendar, SuncéBeat Festival will return to the beautiful setting of The Garden, Tisno in Croatia next 18th-25th July for an all encompassing week long gathering of house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk. With confirmed artists including Kerri Chandler, Mr Scruff, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jayda G and Osunlade, SuncéBeat is curated by the same team behind the much loved Southport Weekender event series and is built on a huge wealth of musical knowledge – creating an unrivalled sense of family amongst its partygoers as well as its DJ offering.

Website: http://suncebeat.com/ 

Ticket link: http://suncebeat.com/tickets/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Full Week Pass start from £165

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