Festivals aren’t all cold tinnies and stuffy, hot tents. There’s loads of festivals taking place during the winter months and your anorak and wellies are not needed. Expect everything from a 12-hour electronic knees-up in Edinburgh to a full-blown art and music extravaganza in Miami. Discover more below:

Winter Festival Guide: Europe

1. Time Warp, Germany

What: Time Warp is to host a second edition of their superb, compacted, but just as potent, “Two Days, Two Stages” concept this October. It will be a full experience with the likes of Amelie Lens, Denis Sulta, Loco Dice, Peggy Gou, Maceo Plex, Sven Väth, Pan-Pot, VTSS, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Dax J,  Paula Temple, Hector Oaks, Kobosil, Perel, Peggy Gou and many more.

When: 28th and 29th October

Where: Mannheim, Germany

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2. Terminal V, Scotland

What: Terminal V’s Halloween showcase will run for a full-on 12-hours of irresistible electronic music from globally renowned stars at the legendary warehouse spaces of the Royal Highland Centre. Playing across five individually designed and bespoke stages are the likes of DJ Boring, DJ Hell, Skream, La Fleur, Richie Hawtin, CamelPhat, Ellen Allien, FJAAK, Renier Zonnerveld (live) and many more.

When: 29th October

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

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Photo credit: Jake Davies 

3. Rampage, Amsterdam 

What: The biggest drum & bass party in the world is coming to Amsterdam for the first time ever on November 4th and 5th 2022. Rampage will line up at the exclusive Afas venue with all its famous mind-blowing production and headline sets from the likes of Dimension, Funtcase, Voltage b2b My Nu Leng, Used b2b Andromedik, Royal Ruth, MC champions SASASAS and Problem Central, Kanine, Holy Goof, Grafix, Murdock and a second room of Europe’s dubstep finest plus many more to be announced.

When: 4th and 5th November

Where: AFAS, Amsterdam

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Winter Festival Guide: America and South America

4. SET Underground, Mexico

What: SET Mexico’s first event saw 2,000 dancers surrounded by the vibrant colours and rich cultures of Oaxaca. Now, it is back once again as SET Underground bring its famous production and curation team to one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. It happens over Dia de los Muertos aka the famous day of the dead festival with names like Adam Ten, Damon Jee, Denis Horvat, Dramian, Frankey and Sandrino, Gab Rhome, Glowal, Jan Blomqvist, Kawas and more.

When: 28th October – 1st November

Where: Oaxaca, Mexico

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5. Love Machine, USA

What: After a memorable spring edition, Love Machine is set to return this autumn with three more dream-like days of carefully balanced music, health and wellness tucked away in the sun-soaked Jacumba Hot Springs, near San Diego, California. From November 11th – 13th 2022 the likes of Dixon, Pan-Pot, KiNK, Denis Sulta, Doc Martin, wAFF, DJ Heather, Innellea, Sébastien Léger and many more will perform.

When: 11th – 14th November

Where: San Diago, California

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6. Art With Me, USA

What: The Art With Me Festival is returning to Miami and bringing jaw-dropping installation art pieces, top-tier international musicians and performers, and a comprehensive wellness program designed to feed your soul. Founded by David Graziano in Tulum in 2018, the Art With Me Festival was Tulum’s first large-scale arts and cultural festival. Line up includes Bedouin, Big Wild, Elderbrook, Parra for Cuva, Henry Green, Gone Gone Beyond, Magdalena Bay, Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, Audiofly and DJ Seinfeld.

When: 26th and 27th November

Where: Miami, Florida

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