10 Incredible Destination Music Festivals for 2020

10 Incredible Destination Music Festivals for 2020


Such is the ever-changing landscape of the festival that music fans are constantly looking for new ways to enhance their festival experience. 

Gone are the days when a field with a few stages would suffice. Nowadays, festival-goers are combining their festival hit with a holiday, looking for a trip that ticks a host of boxes - a unique location, great music, other activities to do beyond the performances.

With that in mind, we picked out some of our favourite destination festivals for 2020, for those looking for that little bit extra.

 


Tomorrowland Winter

Festival lineup: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, NERVO, Oliver Heldens, Charlotte de Witte

The world's biggest dance music festival returns to the slopes of the French Alps for a week this March, bringing with them their usual A-list lineup of dance artists, but this time showcasing them at one of Europe's most esteemed skiing resorts. 

For the keen skiers and snowbaorders, Alpe d'Huez is also home to Pic Blanc, the entry point to the 16km Sarenne run, the longest black run on The Alps.

When & where: 14-21 March 2020; Alpe d'Huez, France

Tomorrowland Winter 2020 Guide / Book Tomorrowland Winter 2020


Secret Solstice

Festival lineup: Cypress Hill, Lil Pump, TLC, Primal Scream

Held over the summer solstice, in a country where the sun never sets, there aren't many festival experiences unique as that of Secret Solstice.

The Icelandic getaway brings some of music's biggest names to the sparsely populated island, showing off its lineup across its Reykjavík site, as well as at secret lagoon parties, midnight sun boat outings and even inside a glacier. 

When & where: 26-28 June 2020; Reykjavík, Iceland

Secret Solstice 2020 Guide / Book Secret Solstice 2020


AMP Lost & Found

Festival lineup: Annie Mac, Helena Hauff, Eats Everything, slowthai, Seth Troxler, Honey Dijon, Patrick Topping, CamelPhat

Annie Mac's Lost & Found kickstarts summer festival season on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, showcasing its electronic music lineup across open-air clubs, pool parties, boat parties, beach parties and even castle parties.

And beyond the festival, you're on one of Europe's most incredible islands, complete with lush beaches, cultural ruins (Megalithic Temples), cute, romantic towns (Mdina) and some of the best views you'll ever see, such as the sunset from Ghajn Tuffieha Bay. 

When & where: 30 April - 3 May 2020; St Paul's Bay, Malta

AMP Lost & Found 2020 Guide / Book AMP Lost & Found 2020


Coachella

Festival lineup: Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Calvin Harris, Flume, Lana Del Rey, Lul Uzi Vert, Run the Jewels

The biggest musical celebration in the world, Coachella has cemented itself on most music fan's bucket list of festivals. Held in the Californian desert, the palm trees of the Empire Polo Club have become synonymous with the festival since its very first edition in 1999.

And in the two decades that have followed they have watched over some of music's most fabled stars, including legendary sets by the likes of Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Prince, Radiohead and Bob Dylan, while celebrities and music fans come together under their shadows.

When & where: 10-12 & 17-19 April 2020; Indio CA, USA

Coachella 2020 Guide / Book Coachella 2020


Sundancer Thailand

Festival lineup: Jordan Brando, Luke Vecchio, Dean Turnley, Luke Alessi, William Kiss, Datan, Metwally, Caramel Funk

Sundancer Thailand lands on the beautiful Phi Phi Island this February for three days of partying on its lush beaches and the waves aboard its all-inclusive boat party. 

What's more, festival-goers are encouraged to immerse themselves in activities away from the festival, including bike riding, snorkelling, kayaking and hiking.

When & where: 13-18 February 2020; Muang Krabi, Thailand

Sundancer Thailand 2020 Guide / Book Sundancer Thailand 2020


Meadows in the Mountains

Festival lineup (2019): Andrew James Gustav, Bradley Zero, Eddie C, Ego Ella May, Galen, Golnar & Mahan, Ishmael Ensemble, Z@p

Ever fancied partying atop a mountain while the sun comes up? Well, at Bulgaria's Meadows in the Mountains, you can do just that. 

This truly inspiring music and arts adventure is all about immersing yourself in the wilderness and tranquility of this secluded Bulgarian community within the country's Rhodope Mountains. Such is the encouragement to fully embed, many festival-goers actually stay with locals during the festival, before heading into the mountains to party.

When & where: 4-7 June 2020; Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria

Meadows in the Mountains 2020 Guide & Mailing List


Monegros Desert

Festival lineup: Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Paul Kalkbrenner, Natos y Waor, Chase & Status

2020 sees Monegros Desert Festival return after a five year hiatus, hitting the Spanish desert this August alongside some of electronic music's most influential figures. 

When & where: 1 August 2020; Fraga, Spain

Monegros Desert Festival 2020 Guide / Book Monegros Desert Festival 2020


EXIT

Festival lineup: David Guetta, Tyga, James Arthur, Fatboy Slim, Boris Brejcha

EXIT is a Serbian rock, indie and electronic music festival held each summer in Novi Sad's magical 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress, showcasing its diverse lineup across over 40 stages inside the fort's moats, trenches and even tunnels.

And beyond the festival, festival-goers are also encouraged to explore Novi Sad – one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2021 – brimming with excellent museums, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars.

When & where: 9-12 July 2020; Novi Sad, Serbia

EXIT Festival 2020 Guide / Book EXIT Festival 2020


Dimensions

Festival lineup: Floating Points, Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray, Karenn, dBridge, Surgeon, Josey Rebelle, Margaret Dygas

2020 sees Dimensions enter a brand new chapter as it sails down the Croatian coast to its new home at Tisno's Garden Resort. 

After eight years at the now iconic Fort Punta Christo, Dimensions will now bring its unrivalled commitment to programming, sound quality and spirit to three stunning locations: a fortress-top Amphitheatre in Sibenik and the idyllic Garden Resort, in addition to star lit dancing at the world famous Barbarella’s Discotheque.

When & where: 13-18 August 2020; Tisno, Croatia

Dimensions Festival 2020 Guide / Book Dimensions Festival 2020


Oasis Festival


Festival lineup (2019): Four Tet, Jayda G, Mind Against, Seth Troxler, Amelie Lens, Carista, Theo Parrish

The jewel in the crown of North Africa's festival scene promises immersion and revelry anew. With cross-cultural programming on the menu, a boutique hotel resort in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains plays host to genre-spanning DJ sets, sunset live shows, mouth-watering global cuisine, and wellbeing activities. 

When & where: 11-13 September 2020; Marrakech, Morocco

Oasis Festival Guide 2020 Guide / Book Oasis Festival 2020

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