41. LABYRINTH: JAPAN
Labyrinth, which takes place at Naeba Greenland in Niigata, Japan, is one of the world’s best-regarded electronic music events. As Belgian techno impresario Peter Van Hoesen concisely put it to inthemix, “Labyrinth is always a special experience.” If the festival’s meticulous attention to sound is good enough for the ears of Peter Van Hoesen (himself a committed sound designer), it’s good enough for all.
42. LIFE FESTIVAL: IRELAND
Life Festival 2014 is about forward thinking music. It’s about showcasing the finest electronic artists over a three day open-air weekender and once again, Belvedere House will act as the backdrop for this celebration of talent. Relax in the sun by the lakeside stage, chill out in the shade of the wooded areas or bask in the glory of the main arena, whatever your musical preference, Life Festival has the line-up and the setting for you. So join us this May in welcoming some of the world’s most accomplished producers, musicians and artists to our stages.
43. LOVEBOX: UK
Held annually on London’s oldest public park bordering Bethnal Green, Hackney, and Bow, London’s most creative and socially dynamic quarters, Lovebox as a festival, urban event or “happening” is without comparison. Music has always been at the heart of Lovebox; with all the rock & roll chaos and glamour of supercharged sets, epic performances with dramatic backdrops, and chuggy jams under the trees from bands and DJs spanning the genres.
44. LOVE FAMILY PARK: GERMANY
Love Family Park refers to a major event in the electronic music scene, which took place in Hanau, beginning in 1996. Initially we chose the name of Love Park , had the event but in the following year for legal reasons (the organizer of the “Unity Bath” in Berlin was also the name of Love Park secured) in Love Family Park to rename. Since 1998, the Love Family Park is on the first Sunday in July at the Main meadows (up to and including 2001 Dunlop Park) in Hanau organized. The Love Family Park offers more than 18,000 visitors since 2013 four large stages (initially just one, from 2001, two from 2005, three), a more or less elaborate decoration, as well as a continuous musical program. By 2009, the event was completed with a large fireworks display.
45. LOVELAND: NETHERLANDS
Loveland Queensday becomes Loveland van Oranje. Celebrate a King’s birthday with an event called Loveland Queensday is of course not done. That’s why, after 18 years, Loveland Queensday will change its name to: Loveland van Oranje (translated: Loveland of Orange). But, next to the date, nothing else will change. On Saturday April 26th 2014 we will once again take over the Oosterpark in Amsterdam to celebrate the first ever King’s Day. And with the majestic line-up we’ve got in store, we believe we made our King very proud.
46. LUMINOSITY: NETHERLANDS
Luminosity Beach Festival 2014 we offer you three amazing days with an unique mix of pure trance. LBF 2014 will again offer the characteristic and distinctive mix of big names and surprising talent in different styles of Trance. All this takes place on our beautiful intimate festival ground in Bloemendaal aan Zee, near Amsterdam.
47. MAYDAY: GERMANY
Mayday spent decades defining the electronic dance scene by taking the top techno, trance, hard dance and house stars across Europe to its spin-off events in Hungary and Russia. Now it’s back in its home country, organisers are ready to wow some 25,000 ravers with a monstrous night of big national and international name DJs, cutting-edge producers and beats until way past dawn. With an 8am curfew, there will be no let up at the German edition of the festival as lasers, giant L.E.D. screens and ear-pounding sound systems fill Dortmund’s Westfalenhallen.
48. MELT FESTIVAL: GERMANY
Few festivals nail it quite the way Melt! does. Unique location? Check: Ferropolis, a hulking display of industrial machinery, provides an awe-inducing backdrop (there’s a lake to swim in, too). Smart programming? Check: the sprawling bill is refreshingly different from other festivals on the summer circuit, blending indie (DIIV, Atoms For Peace), hip-hop (Azealia Banks) and every possible mutation of dance music. There are big names (James Blake, Flying Lotus), old school picks (Tricky) and even a few Berlin underground favourites (Henning Baer, Discodromo). With more than 100 acts over three days, Melt! is a rare delivery of both quantity and quality.
49. MOVEMENT DETROIT: USA
Movement Electronic Music Festival is an annual three-day event held during Memorial Day weekend celebrating Detroit’s electronic music legacy. The festival takes place inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s iconic riverfront park – and features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology centre featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2013 festival.
50. MUTEK: CANADA
Celebrating our crystal anniversaries this year, and recognized as unique events within the multidisciplinary field of cutting edge contemporary digital creation, electronic music, new media and culture, Montréal’s venerable digital arts festival Elektra, and electronic music and digital creativity institution MUTEK, have joined forces, synchronized dates and created one powerhouse combined event. This two-festival-in-one affair, christened EM15, runs for six jam-packed days from Tuesday May 27 until Sunday June 1, and showcases more than 100 Canadian and international artists in several new venues. Extraordinarily this year, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal opens its esteemed spaces to act as the nerve centre and main headquarters for our festival activities. Our occupation of the MACM underlines our shared commitment to seeking out innovation in digital art and music, and taking risks in ways that only specialized, non-commercial festivals can. Dedicated to live performance and forward thinking visions in sound and image, EM15 promises festivalgoers an expansive and multidimensional experience!