By Hayley Joyes, Jon Cook e Alexandra Gerrity
European festivals offer the best of both worlds: international DJs and live acts, plus a holiday into the bargain. You just need to make the right choice for your summer rave-cation. From sizzling boat parties in Croatia to live music in historical cities and ancient coastal towns, the options are overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve shortlisted some of the best summer events taking place in Europe this June, July, August and September. Get booking and you could soon find yourself a long way from the usual muddy British fields.
House and techno lovers looking to escape Ibiza or Berlin this summer should give Kappa Futur Festival in the northern Italian city of Turin a serious look. Running from midday to midnight over two days, Futur takes place in an incredible old industrial site in the city centre, with the huge ironwork pylons of the Parco Dora providing the most appropriate setting possible for a line-up packed with 4/4 legends. Line-up includes: Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, David Morales, Ben Klock, Kerri Chandler, Nina Kraviz, Danny Tenaglia, Marco Carola. Turin, Italy. Jul 9-10.