Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events

18th Apr 2014 | 07:15

Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
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Hands in the air

Like the rest of the music world, the summer months are falling to the forces of dance, electronica and EDM - a fact reflected in the vast number of dedicated international festivals this year.

So grab your ultraviolet hoodie, and let's find out some of the best places to practice those dance moves this summer.

Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Exit Festival
10-13 July, Serbia

Headliners: Disclosure, Skrillex, Rudimental

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Best reason to go: Exit's been voted Best Major Festival at the European Festival Awards 2014.

Other line-up highlights: Afrojack Vs Quintino, Carl Cox Vs Danny Telaglia, Damon Albarn

Tickets:Weekend tickets from £115, travel packages available

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Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Creamfields
22-24 August, UK

Headliners: Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Tiesto

Location: Daresbury, Cheshire, UK

Best reason to go: The titans of dance music, all in one place, all over a bank holiday. What's not to like?

Other line-up highlights: Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Steve Angello

Tickets:Standard two-day camping is £172.50

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Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Movement
24-26 May, USA

Headliners: BMG, Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, The Martinex Brothers

Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit, USA

Best reason to go: Detroit is widely considered to be the home of EDM, having birthed techno in the mid 1980s.

Other line-up highlights: Simian Mobile Disco, Pete Tong, Jamie xx

Tickets:Three-day passes are $130.00

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Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Global Gathering
25-26 July, UK

Headliners: The Prodigy, David Guetta, Chase and Status

Location: Long Marston Airfield, Startford Upon Avon, UK

Best reason to go: The Prodigy are expected to debut new material from their long-awaited new LP.

Other line-up highlights: Alesso, Knife Party, Sub Focus

Tickets:General weekend admission starts at £132

Official site

Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Pukkelpop
14-16 August, Belgium

Headliners: Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Outkast, Royksopp and Robyn

Location: Kempische Steenweg, Hasselt, Belgium

Best reason to go: If eight stages and 200 acts aren't enough for you, rumour has it the pre-festival "boiler party" warm up is a bit legendary.

Other line-up highlights: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Portishead

Tickets:Three day tickets are sold out, day tickets are €85

Official site

Music Festivals 2014: Electronic and dance events
Spring Awakening
13-15 June, USA

Headliners: Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Kaskade

Location: Soldier Field stadium, Chicago

Best reason to go: It's Chicago's "premier EDM festival" - and how often do you get to party in a football stadium?

Other line-up highlights: Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic

Tickets: Three day admission is $224

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