Ready for the Summer? Let's have a look at the major upcoming events in United Kingdom and Europe about techno, house, rap, hip hop, reggae and dance music.

 

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Forbidden Forest

Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Donington Park Forest, Derbyshire

Line-up highlights: SOLARDO | 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: http://forbidden-forest.co.uk/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Tickets start from £47.50

 

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We Are FSTVL

Date: 25th - 27th May 2018
Location: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Line-up highlights: ANDY 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)

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 + Ticket: http://www.wearefstvl.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £115 / Weekend VIP Tickets start from £157.50

Day Tickets start from £64.50 / Day VIP Tickets start from £80.50

 

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Parklife

Date: 9th - 10th June 2018
Location: Heaton Park, Manchester

line-up highlights: THE XX | LIAM GALLAGHER | SKEPTA | N*E*R*D | LORDE | A$AP ROCKY | CHVRCHES BONOBO | JAMIE XX | GIGGS | J HUS | BUGZY MALONE | SAMPHA | CARL COX

 

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 + Ticket: https://parklife.uk.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £109.50 / Weekend VIP Tickets start from £145

Day Tickets start from £65 / Day VIP Tickets start from £85

 

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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

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: http://www.southportweekenderfestival.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Tickets start from £45

VIP Tickets start from £70

 

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NASS Festival

Date: 5th - 8th July 2018
Location: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Line-up highlights: DIZZEE RASCAL | RUN DMC | DAMIAN ‘JR GONG’ MARLEY | DE LA SOUL ANDY C | SIGMA (DNB DJ SET) | WILKINSON (DJ SET) | AJ TRACEY | CONGO NATTY | STEFFLON DON BUGZY MALONE | VIC MENSA | LADY LESHURR

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 + Ticket: http://www.nassfestival.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Camping Tickets arriving Thursday start from £125

Weekend Camping VIP Tickets arriving Thursday start from £159

Day Tickets start from £39

 

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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: https://www.southwestfour.com/

TICKET PRICE (SUBJECT TO BOOKING FEES)

Weekend Tickets start from £99

Day Tickets start from £55