We're lucky in the UK, we're certainly not short of dance music festivals come summer time, in fact, some of the biggest festival brands in the world originate on British soil - when it comes to dance music, we know how to do it right.
Returning for its second instalment with an increased capacity and an even bigger line up, Exeter's Hijacked Festival is one of the fast rising stars on the dance music circuit. This year features sets from Artwork, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Chunky, Congo Natty and Disciples, catering for a huge range of musical persuasions.
Taking place deep in the Anglesey Forest, Gottwood has earned a solid reputation for its stunning location and the acts it hooks in. A real underground dance music paradise, this year will star Andrew Ashong, Leon Vynehall, Craig Richards, Cottam, Hunee, Radioactive Man and the Zenker Brothers for a full feast of sonic goodness.
Boasting nine arenas covering everything from trance to house, via hard dance and old skool, Xstatic Festival has been growing in stature over the past few years, providing a festival that is safe, friendly and free from all corporate meddling. The line up's decent too, with Dale Howard, Aly & Fila, Fergie, Ratpack and John '00' Fleming amongst the guests this year.
Shortlisted for the Best Metropolitan Festival in 2014, MADE Birmingham is back bigger than before with six stages of high grade music as well as a full showing from Birmingham's best visual and street artists, designers, set builders and creatives. Norman Jay MBE, Dusky, Heidi,Wilkinson, MK, Nightmares on Wax and David Rodigan are just a few of the big names hitting The Digbeth Triangle in July.