The Best Drum and Bass Festivals

It's time to look forward to the summer! We've compiled a list of some of the most exciting Drum and Bass festivals going ahead this year.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 24th May 2022

It's fair to say that most of us are itching impatiently about restrictions being lifted. Wanting to get back out there as soon as possible and get to the festivals that we truly thrive at where we can have unforgettable moments with our friends. Festivals are often eventful and almost always great experiences.

Here, we have a handy guide to some of the best Drum and Bass festivals that are still going ahead this year, with a phenomenal mix of acts and entertainment on offer. Dust off your old going out clothes because it's time to go and rave!

 


Inside Out Festival 

2022 lineup: Kurupt FM, Andy C, Kanine, M1llionz

When: Sunday 1st May 

Where: Bute Park, Cardiff 

For their 2022 edition, Inside Out Festival are turning it up a notch once again. Last year they had a concept called Utopia, and we can't wait to see what they come up with this year.

They’ve certainly got a lineup that’s set to impress with artists and DJ’s ready to bring you some of the best in Drum and Bass, Techo, House and more! It sounds as though Inside Out are ready to take the party to whole new proportions, expect a dance festival experience like no other this year as they plan to be bigger than ever before. 

 

Find tickets for Inside Out Festival here.

 

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Boundary Brighton 

2022 lineup: to be announced 

When: Saturday 24th September  

Where: Stanmer Park, Brighton 

The fifth anniversary of Boundary Brighton in 2021 was a huge success, with massive performances and lots of memories made. In 2022, Boundary Brighton will bookmark the end of this year’s festival season, it’s going to be the biggest end of summer rave and this year they want to push their own boundaries.  

The lineup is yet to be revealed but rest assured you can expect some really exciting names to take part given that Camelphat, Chase and Status and Sonny Fodera have all made appearances before. This is looking like their most immersive year so far. 

 

Find tickets for Boundary Brighton here.

 

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SolFest 

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2022 lineup: Gentleman's Dub Club

When: Thursday 25th- Sunday 28th August  

Where: North Lakes Country Park, Silloth 

Cumbria’s Solfest is a weird and wonderful place where all sorts of genres collide. Expect a whole host of indie and rock bands together with house and Drum and Bass acts all taking to the stages. This is a rare place where rockers and ravers come together. 

A fiercely independent festival, SolFest dedicates itself to arts and creativity and has an idyllic background of the Solway Coast. The dedicated dance tent is the place to be for all your Drum n Bass needs and the full lineup will be announced soon. In 2021 they expanded with a capacity of 10,000, we can't wait to see the festival grow again in 2022. 

 

Find tickets for Solfest here.

 

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The Weekender 

2022 lineup: TBA

When: Saturday 24th- Sunday 25th September 

Where: Newnham Park, Plymouth 

Across 2 days in September, Newnham Park will be packed with 8000 people experiencing some of the most exciting dance artists and DJ’s around. The first-ever edition of the festival in 2022 was a huge success and now they'll be looking to build on it by booking even more world-class talent. 

Get ready to dust the cobwebs from your wellies as you gear up for a non-stop weekend set in the ideal location of the rolling greens of Newsham Park. Local vendors will be all over to ensure that you get to experience the very best food and drink that Plymouth has to offer. 

 

Find tickets for The Weekender here.

 

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Moovin Festival 

2022 lineup: to be announced  

When: Friday 26th- Sunday 28th August 

Where: Whitebottom Farm, Stockport 

One of the most exciting dance festivals in the North of England, you can find Moovin Festival not too far from Manchester in local Stockport. Taking place in the eco-friendly environment of Whitebottom Farm, it provides the perfect escape as you enter through a canopy of thick trees and past breath-taking lakeside views. 

There’s a feeling of exclusivity as the festival is purposely limited in its capacity, this is to ensure the best vibe possible and makes the whole experience feel incredibly personal. Despite promising to increase the spectacle at this years event, that personal feeling will always be retained. 

 

Find tickets for Moovin festival here.

 

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Hospitality Weekend in the Woods 

2022 lineup: TBA

When: Saturday 17th- Sunday 18th September 

Where: Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham 

London’s biggest celebration of Drum and Bass will be taking over Beckenham Place Park for an entire weekend dedicated to the genre. With 8 different stage hosts announced including Royal Rumble, Calibre Presents and Let It Roll there will be plenty of stages to choose from. 

The names for 2022 are yet to be announced but those invited down by the various curators will surely cause some mayhem across the entire weekend. This is one of the festivals most dedicated to Drum and Bass and as a result will be one hell of a dance party towards the end of this summer. 

 

Find tickets for Hospitality Weekend in the Woods here.

 

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Highest Point 

2022 lineup: Richard Ashcroft

When: Friday 3rd- Saturday 4th September 

Where: Williamson Park, Lancaster 

We will dance again declares Lancaster’s Highest Point festival as it aims to bring us a lineup packed with plenty of bands and DJ’s to indulge in this year. After a hugely successful year back in 2021, Highest point returns to Williamson Park this year with plenty of new faces to see. 

In recent years Highest Point has established itself as an eclectic festival with established artists across three stages. With each year it strides towards greater things and on this year’s lineup, you’ll find chart-toppers and a whole host of irresistible artists to dance to.

 

Find tickets for Highest Point here. 

 

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Rampage Festival

2022 lineup: Andy C, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Camo & Krooked, Kanine, Koven, Luude, Macky Gee, Modestep, Nero, Virtual Riot

When: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July

Where: Antwerp, Belgium

It's highly recommended that you make a pilgrimage to Rampage Festival in Antwerp if you're a huge fan of Drum and Bass. It's known as the biggest bass music party on the planet and it's certainly not hyperbole. The production value for this festival is absolutely insane, with some of the most stunning light shows and stage performances that you'll find anywhere. 

Bringing in the best artists on the scene, you will be joined by 30,000 fellow ravers, basking in the joy of this phenomenal experience. It's one of those festivals where you won't quite understand how special it is until you've seen it for yourself. It attracts people from all over the world.

 

Find tickets for Rampage Festival here.

 

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Liquicity Festival

2022 lineup: TBA

When: Friday 15th- Sunday 17th July

Where: Geestmerambacht, Amsterdam, Holland

This is a festival set up by a Drum and Bass record label for Drum and Bass fans. The latest edition of the festival will not only be their longest to date but their biggest lineup ever as they keep on raising the stakes. This is the ideal place to see some of the best Drum and Bass acts in a beautiful outdoor location, with plenty of green splendour all around.

Originally starting as a club night for the label, Liquicity has grown exponentially and the festival specialises in liquid Drum and Bass and has quickly gained a loyal following. Located just 40 minutes from Amsterdam it's in an incredibly accessible location.

 

Find tickets for Liquicity festival here.

 

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The One In The Woods

2022 lineup: Pendulum, Kings Of The Rollers ft Inja, Dax J, Nastia, Camo + Krooked

When: Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st July 

Where: Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool

Just 20 minutes from Liverpool, you’ll find an area of woodland that, in July, will transform into a forest rave with some of the best acts in drum and bass. A newcomer, 2021 was the festival’s first edition. They absolutely smashed it last year, and so, naturally, it’s back again to blow your mind and melt your face off. 

This year will see some giants of the scene, Pendulum, mash it up. Alongside the Australian group will be Kings Of The Rollers ft Inja, Dax J, Nastia, and Camo + Krooked. Some smaller acts will grace the stage too, including Atlantik, Frida Darko, Beth Lydi, Eats Everything and Pauli Pocket. Leave the working week behind and indulge yourself in an alternative reality at The One In The Woods. 

 

Find tickets for The One In The Woods Festival here

 

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Has this list of the best Drum and Bass festivals got you in the mood for more? Well, click here to see our festival guides and get even more ideas for where you can go this summer.

 

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