What is summer without a bit of Trance in the party agenda, really? All who gather at these epic events are guaranteed a kick-ass experience that will surely leave you wanting more. Cast your cares aside and take note of these global Trance festivals…
Tomorrowland, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Unleashing the madness onto the rest of the world after the phenomenal success of the Belgian festival, Tomorrowland is hitting South America hard. It might not be an all-trance festival, but the Full-on Stage on Friday sure does bring the biggest, wildest Trance line-up Brazil has ever seen. Tomorrowland Brasil promises to be one of the must-see events of the summer. And don’t forget to check out Armin van Buuren’s live set at the main stage on Friday as well.
Electronic Family, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celebrating its sixth anniversary on July 23rd this year, Electronic Family once again indulges in pounding beats, soaring melodies, and insane line-ups in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The festival has been at the pinnacle of the Trance calendar since its first edition in 2011 and is one of THE events the global Trance crowds looks forward to the most. With a line-up comprising Trance trendsetters such as Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, MaRLo, Shogun, and more, you can expect this year’s edition to be wilder than ever before.
Luminosity Beach Festival, Bloemendaal, the Netherlands
This is the perfect time to be dipping into some European Trance Festivals. Huddled up in Bloemendaal around the corner from Amsterdam, the party that is Luminosity Beach Festival doesn’t stop at beachwear and beats. Some of the biggest names in the industry are set to blow up the stage with the added bonus of an epic afterparty when the event crashes to an end.
A State Of Trance Festival
‘A State Of Trance’ just cannot be excluded from this list. As the globally acclaimed brand of Trance pioneer and flag-bearer Armin van Buuren, A State Of Trance is THE event Trance enthusiasts anticipate the most. If this is the first time you hear about A State Of Trance, you just missed out on the multitude of events comprising the A State Of Trance 750 series and the ASOT stage at Ultra, Miami. But do not fear. There’s plenty more to come, we’re sure of that.
Armada Croatia Festival, Croatia
Held in Croatia’s #1 club Papaya, Armada Croatia Festival is made up of four Trance-filled days going down July this year. Andrew Rayel, KhoMha, Omnia, Gareth Emery , Ben Gold, Ørjan Nilsen; a line-up like that should get the adrenaline flowing alright.
Ultra Music Festival, Split, Croatia
Coming from one of the biggest dance outfits in the world, Ultra Music Festival is your perfect European Summer beat fest. This year’s edition’s got headliners such as Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Gouryella, and Markus Schulz. What more could you possibly need?
Led by headliners such as Aussie high-flyer MaRLo, Armada Captivating titan David Gravell, and Norwegian hero Ørjan Nilsen, Atlantis is synonymous with all that’s Trance in Australia. Largely overshadowed by unofficial big brother Stereosonic, Atlantis might not attract as wide an audience, but it sure sparks the interest of die-hard Trance fans nonetheless.
Creamfields, United Kingdom
As one of the biggest dance music festivals in the U.K., Creamfields started as an offshoot from a Liverpool nightclub before becoming one of the best known music events across Europe. Held annually since 2010, Creamfields has travelled the world and back. Expect all genres of dance music with striking light displays, fireworks and a camping village… We’ve hosted our very own Armada stage on Creamfields in the past, but even when we didn’t, there would still be a stage dedicated to Trance music. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Captured Festival, Ibiza
Touted the ultimate Ibiza experience for those favoring Trance music over anything else, Captured Festival was one of THE Ibiza-based Trance festivals of 2015, only surpassed by Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance residency at Ushuaïa. Editions of Captured Festival in 2014 and 2015 reeled in the likes of John O’Callaghan, Bryan Kearney, Menno de Jong, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Max Graham, and more, so though still unannounced, this year’s line-up should be prove to be simply smashing as well.
Electric Daisy Carnival, New York + Las Vegas + U.K.
May 14-15, June 17-19, July 9
Having been around since 1997, EDC has settled in many homes from Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas to Brazil, Japan and the U.K., thus giving it its worldwide fame. Immerse yourself in the audiovisual effects, the pumping beats, letting your imagination run wild amongst the state-of-the-art backdrop and installations, experiencing one of the best hi-tech festivals there are. As is the case with Tomorrowland, EDC is not a trance-only festival, but it does feature some incredible Trance artists in every line-up.