The 10 Best Electronic Music Festivals In Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe’s dance music scene is blossoming, so we compiled some of the most exciting festivals taking the region by storm, like the incredible Balaton Sound.

As larger-than-life festivals continue to sprout up in all corners of the globe, it's a truly exciting time for electronic music.

Eastern Europe, in particular, has become a notable destination for dance music enthusiasts, drawing giant crowds thanks to once-in-a-lifetime festivals like Balaton Sound. With a rich musical history and vibrant party scene, the region is now home to a number of the most thrilling festivals in the world.

From drum & bass and hardstyle to techno and house music, the festivals in Eastern Europe offer a wide variety. Selecting the ones to attend during your trip can be a daunting task, so we've compiled a list of the top 10.

These festivals offer unforgettable experiences soundtracked by the scene's biggest artists, who oftentimes highlight the unique musical heritage of Eastern Europe. Whether you're a seasoned raver or a newcomer to the scene, these fests are not to be missed.

Balaton Sound

Location: Zamárdi, Hungary
Dates: June 28 - July 1
Headliners: Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Tiësto, Adam Beyer, Charlotte de Witte, More
Tickets: Purchase here

Balaton Sound. 

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Electric Castle

Location: Bonţida, Romania
Dates: July 19-23
Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Pendulum (Live), Peggy Gou, Rezz, More
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Electric Castle.

Bogdan Labis


Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dates: August 3-6
Headliners: imagine Dragons, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Amelie Lens, Boris Brejcha, More
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Alive Coverage


Location: Constanța, Romania
Dates: July 6-9
Headliners: Alok, MORTEN, SOFI TUKKER, Steve Aoki, Vini Vici, More
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Alive Coverage


Location: Novalja, Croatia
Dates: June 25-29
Headliners: Andy C, Chace & Status, Gorgon City, Honey Dijon, Loco Dice, Sonny Fodera, More
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Location: Bucharest, Romania
Dates: June 23-25
Headliners: Skrillex, Elley Duhé, Lil Nas X, FISHER, Robin Schulz, Alan Walker, Tale Of Us, Wiz Khalifa, More
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EXIT Festival

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Dates: July 6-9
Headliners: The Prodigy, Skrillex, Eric Prydz, Alesso, Chase & Status, Claptone, CamelPhat, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, More
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EXIT Festival.

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Defected Croatia

Location: Tisno, Croatia
Dates: August 3-8
Headliners: Vintage Culture, Hannah Wants, Shimza, Erol Alkan, Myd, More
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Defected Croatia. 

Gavin Mills


Location: Budapest, Hungary
Dates: August 10-15
Headliners: David Guetta, Billie Eilish, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, More
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Location: Pag, Croatia
Dates: August 20-24
Headliners: Andriatique, ARTBAT, Claptone, 999999999, Deborah de Luca, Diplo, Indira Paganotto, The Martinez Brothers, More
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