GDD™ European Festival Guide

Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th June 2011
Barcelona, SPAIN.
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One of the highlights of the European EDM calendar, Sonar brings together some of the world’s finest music and cutting-edge technology. The festival is as much for music tech-heads as it is for your regular clubber. Festival-goers can experience seminars from visual artists and production companies, as well as being treated to some astonishing performances from a variety of EDM acts. Taking place over three days, Sonar’s split into two sections: Sonar by Day on Barcelona’s La Rambla, and Sonar by Night, which takes place in an Aircraft hanger just outside of the city and rages until 6am. Sonar is also up for sale at the moment, so any takers, head over to their website.

Lineup Includes:
A-Trak • Actress • Annie Mac • Aphex Twin • Apparat • Boys Noize • Buraka Som Sistema • Cut Copy • Deadboy • Die Antwoord • Discodeine • Dizzee Rascal • Djedjotronic • Egyptrixx • Eskmo • Floating Points • Four Tet •  Gilles Peterson • Global Communication • How To Dress Well • Jackmaster • James Holden • James Murphy • Katy B • L-Vis B2B Bok Bok • Little Dragon • M.I.A. • Magnetic Man • Martyn • Mary Anne Hobbes • Nicolas Jaar • Pearson Sound aka Ramadanman • Poirier • Radio Slave • Redlight • Schlachtofbronx • Scuba • Shackleton • Steve Aoki • Steve Reich • Surgeon • Teebs • The Gaslamp Killer • The Human League • Tiga • Tiger & Woods • Toddla T • Toro Y Moi • Trentemoller • Underworld • Yelawolf • Yelle • Zinc + More TBA

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19 Responses to GDD™ European Festival Guide

  1. DaveO says:

    thanks for this, I had to miss the Chemical Brothers at Coachella and hope to make up for it this summer while vacationing in Europe. I’m thinking Wireless Fest?

  2. Sam Hiller says:

    Haha nice article photo guys 😉

  3. Charlene P says:

    You guys forgot about Glastonbury Festival in the UK!! It’s an amazing production, think Coachella on crack.

  4. We’re dj’ing at Outlook again this year! It’s the absolute dog’s bollocks.

  5. Josh says:

    what about tomorrowland??

  6. SweetFA says:

    Josh, I completely forgot about Tomorrowland, cheers for the heads up

  7. SweetFA says:

    So I’ve been hearing from Dash. That’s awesome, kill it lads

  8. Mathias says:

    You forgot about Pukkelpop in Belgium. First names came online today 😉

  9. Don’t forget about the Urban Art Forms and the Beatpatrol in Austria

  10. C-Mo says:

    U got the Hideout festival but check out Zrce on the island of Pag in Croatia… cant go wrong

  11. Martin Theo says:

    I made many European festivals and a road trip through Europe in 2009 took me in Hungary and to Sziget festival.

    It was amazing! The festival is in the heart of Budapest on an island on the middle of river Danube, creating a special atmosphere with the unique mixture of party, city and nature.

    It is the longest festival, 7 days of music, cultural programs and exhibitions. But it is also the largest with 400,000 persons from everywhere in the world and the most diverse line up, you will find what you like in every hour of the day on one of the 30 stages of the Island.

    You add a huge Party Arena and some parties places with several DJs 24h/7, cheap drinks and food.

    I finished this experience in one of the bath of the city on Monday afternoon after few days without sleeping.

    A week of madness, i didn’t believe what I was living!

    Live it, you will enjoy it!

    If you want to have an idea, watch that!

  12. Cheers for the heads up, it’s now been added :)

  13. I’ll check it out. Good looking out

  14. Thanks for sharing – Sziget sounds awesome. Keep those festival tales coming!

  15. CaliToMunich says:

    I would hate for this to get out since it’s so clutch but you never mentioned Kazantip. It’s in Popovka, Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Here’s a website to it:

    Here’s a documentary [NSFW] by VBS on it

  16. CaliToMunich says:

    Also, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring. Not really Electric type music but Deadmau5 will be there on June 3

  17. Emilio says:

    Small mistake for Pukkelpop:
    “EDM Lineup includes:”
    It’s Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    But thx for sharing!

  18. Max says:

    Distortion in Copenhagen is also really great! It’s too late now but prehaps for next year!

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