15 One Day Festivals For A Quick Music Fix

15 One Day Festivals For A Quick Music Fix

Music festivals are great but weekend escapes or week-long adventures aren't always possible to attend. Whether it's a lack of finances or difficulty getting time off work, if you have limited time to attend festivals this summer but still need a music fix, here are 15 that squeeze tremendous amounts of fun into one day...


Headliners: Ben Howard, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Anna Calvi

With a lineup featuring a kaleidoscope of genres, from Roots Manuva for the rap fans to the electronic workings of Despacio, there is also a "Rock'n'Roller Disco", sports, talks and a delicious selection of food.

When & Where: 19 July, London, United Kingdom

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Holifusion Events

Headliners: La Fuente, Feestdjruud, Dyno

Combining the cultural celebration of India with the electronic fibre of Netherlands, Holifusion festivals are joyful gatherings of people of all ages and background. Filling the air with coloured powder makes the event a perfect photo opportunity, and each event usually offers other delights such as a family area, chill out zones and much much more.

When & Where: 27 June, Nijmegen, 22 August, Eindhoven, 12 September, Maastricht

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Wireless 10th Birthday

Headliners: Drake, Rita Ora, Chance The Rapper

Since 2005, Wireless has grown into the quintessential event for urban and music fans in the UK's capital, while there is a focus on R&B, Hiphop & Rap there has also been lineups featuring greats of the world from electronica and rock. This year to celebrate a decade of outstanding lineups in the city, the festival is throwing a special warm up party before the main event, with the likes of past headliners Drake returning to help blow out some candles.

When & Where: 28 June, London, United Kingdom

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Electric Daisy Carnival

Headliners: Hardwell, Tiësto, Steve Aoki

Born in Miami, this explosive event has travelled the world and is back once again to grace the UK. Featuring a premium electronic lineup with equally epic stage production, get ready to be immersed in a world of colour as amazing art installations, carnival rides, costumed performers and fireworks take over Milton Keynes.

When & Where: 11 July, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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DCODE Festival

Headliners: Sam Smith, Crystal Fighters, Suede, The Vaccines

Seen as the number one rock and indie festival in Madrid, the Spanish capital is the perfect location for this end-of-summer final romance between guitars and the golden sun. Taking over the Complutense University campus, 25,000 rock fans will fill the lawns with mass sing-a-longs and their best moves.

When & Where: 12 September, Madrid, Spain

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Sensation Amsterdam

Headliners: Oliver Heldens, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, Sander Van Doorn

Incomparable to any other dance event in the Netherlands, Sensation turns Amsterdam's ArenA into a white electronic wonderland, both in decor and the clothing of those who attend. From room absorbing lights to the most creative indoor visuals you'll ever see, if you're planning the perfect Amsterdam getaway this summer make sure to include Sensation for an unbelievable experience.

When & Where: 4 July, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Calling Festival

Headliners: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Ryan Adams And The Shine, Modest Mouse, The Hives

Every year the lineup for Calling Festival is highly anticipated as each event has welcomed a star-studded selection of names from rock, pop, funk and more. This year is a rock and indie delight taking place in London's Clapham Common prepped for a day and night of dad-moves and family moments.

When & Where: 4 July, London, United Kingdom

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Love Family Park

Headliners: Sven Väth, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos

For 12 insane hours, Love Family Park delivers a cocktail of triumphant techno, mind-bending minimal beats and floor filling techno-house with a sky filling firework finale taking place every year.

When & Where: 4 July, Mainz, Germany

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MADE Birmingham

Headliners: MK, Wilkinson, Julio Bashmore, Dusky

After a successful launch last year, this electronic feast is back for a second round, flavouring the bass and beats of MK and Wilkinson with the legendary likes of David Rodigan MBE and the forever smiling Norman Jay. Check out the highlight movie for the 2014 event below.

When & Where: 25 July, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Eastern Electics

Headliners: DJ EZ, Floorplan, Guti, Jamie Jones

Breathing new music legacy into the beautiful and historic location of Hatfield House, Eastern Electrics is one of the most celebrated underground house and techno parties of the summer, where beside the music you will need to brace yourself for surprises such as pillow and paint fights.

When & Where: 1 August, Hatfield, United Kingdom

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Brothers Open Air

Headliners: Quintino, Head Hunterz, Dirtcaps, Dyna

This event is as much as a visual delight as it is an audio treat, with meadows, forests and sandy beaches surrounding the blues and greens of Henschotermeer's lake, lose yourself in four unapologetically wild stages of house, hardstyle, techno and all the other sub-genres in the world of electronica.

When & Where: 22 August, MK Woudenberg, Netherlands

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Dance Valley

Headliners: Showtek, Fedde Le Grand, Nervo, Sander Van Doorn

Amongst the oldest dance festivals in Netherlands, Dance Valley should be on your bucket list if you consider yourself to be a truly devoted electronic music fan. Covering the whole rainbow of beats from EDM to Trance, the scale of Dance Valley is so huge that you might be glad it's only a day a long as you'll need time to recover!

When & Where: 1 August, Spaarnwoude, Netherlands

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Blaue Lagune Open Air

Headliners: Sven Väth with more to be announced

With a lineup organised by the German techno pioneer Sven Väth, the lineup will feature a personally hand selected platter of his favourite DJs coming to soundtrack the captivating surroundings of the Blaue Lagune, a charming lake in North Rhine-Westphalia.

When & Where: 6 August, Germany

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The Social Festival

Headliners: Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones

The Social is a boutique music event which aims to close the summer in style with a premium lineup of house and techno, aside from the music there is also tons of funfair rides, market stalls, and amazing food which is locally sourced.

When & Where: 12 September, Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Lief Festival

Headliners: Nic Fanciulli, Joris Voorn, Oliver Heldens, Rod

Like a kids playground for adults, Lief is full of mischief and fun spread across five stages of techno, deep-house and tech house. Mixing a lineup that sees new sounds collide with household names, Lief takes place around a lake where various stages and intimate boutique areas hold all kinds of silly activities.

When & Where: 6 September, Utrecht, November

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