The Best Trance Festivals

Check out these stunning trance festivals, from one-day parties right on your doorstep to week-long retreats in sunny destinations abroad.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 8th Jan 2024

With another year in the books and a new festival season on the horizon for 2024, it’s time to once again escape to events of immaculate vibes and otherworldly sounds. After all, the best way to overcome your seasonal blues from the start of a new calendar year is to look ahead to getting groovy on a festival dancefloor. 

When it comes to experiencing euphoric sounds with a picturesque backdrop, trance festivals are your best bet. The trailblazing genre took its name from its blissful sound and style that evoked a state of hypnosis and semi-consciousness, and we’ve got plenty of festivals that fit that style to a T. 

So let’s get straight to it. Here are the best UK trance festivals - and even some beyond our shores - to keep on your radar… 


A State of Trance


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When: TBA, July 2024

Where: TBA in London, England

2024 lineup: TBA

A State Of Trance is one of the most prestigious brands on the scene. Starting out as a radio show by the legendary Armin van Buuren, the brand has now gone global with shows all over the world, including the US, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand, and, of course, the UK. 

The colossal party starters will bring their iconic rave back to London this July, sure to be armed with a lineup of some of the most transcendental and iconic names from the genre. Having previously taken place at the London Dockyards, the 2024 edition will easily be one of the best trance festivals in the UK this year. Maybe even the world. 



Trance In The Woods Festival


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When: Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June 2024

Where: Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derby, England 

2024 lineup: Aly & Fila, Binary Finary, Bryan Kearney, Jordan Suckley, Kryder, Mauro Picotto, Paul Oakenfold, Tall Paul and many more

The UK's first fully-dedicated trance festival in the woods, TITW brings three stages of trance bangers to Derby. If there’s one thing better than escaping into trance tunes all day, it’s doing so in the woods, free from all of the stresses of daily life. The team have promised top-tier production, sound systems so loud you can feel the music through your body, Co2 blasts, lasers, and loads more special effects. And if you aren’t ready for the euphoric trance vibes to end, you can snag a ticket to the afterparty for just a tenner! Lovely. 


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Indian Spirit Festival


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When: Wednesday 28th August - Monday 2nd September 2024 

Where: Eldena, Germany 

2024 lineup: 1200 Micrograms, Avalon, Berg, Bliss, Burn in Noise, Freedom Fighters and many more 

With a name like that, you might expect this fest to be a bit on the zany side. You’d be right. With fire artists, whacky stage designs, and circus performers to complement the DJs, the atmosphere at Psychedelic Circus is unique and unmatched. This German psytrance festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, so you know you can trust this fest for a great time with two decades of experience under its belt. Outside of trancey genres, the fest books acid techno, acid house, drum and bass, and more. Head over to enjoy tunes, workshops, markets, and chilled-out vibes, it's the perfect way to close out a jam-packed summer. 



Lost Minds Festival


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When: Saturday 4th May 2024

Where: Leazes Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

2024 lineup: Ben Hemsley, Example, Factor B, Ferry Corsten, Gunz for Hire, Hixxy, Symmetrik, Will Sparks  and many more

Another one with a killer lineup and a bit closer to home, Lost Minds is a trance-focused fest with bits of EDM, hardstyles, and more splashed in. After a sold-out first year, it's back again to blow our minds with hard tunes, incredible SFX, and huge names across three stages. Alongside all that, there’ll be rides, rave aerobics, the zen tent, art installations, and so much more. It’s going to be massive. We’re down, are you? 


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Ozora Festival


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When: Friday 26th July - Tuesday 6th August 2024

Where: Dadpuszta, Hungary 

2024 lineup: Medicine Drum, Ozric Tentacles, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Laughing Buddha, Kasatka, Filtera, Noface and many more 

At Ozora, there’s so much to check out you won’t know where to start. The lineup is absolutely massive, and there are all sorts of psychedelic delights to transport you to another universe. And, if your feet need a rest from all the raving, there’s lots more to enjoy like holistic massage, Himalaya crystal reiki, botanical dyeing, painting, pottery, and so much more. 

This year, Ozora is also putting on one-day events in London, Melbourne in Australia, and Prague in the Czech Republic. So you could always attend one of those events if you can’t make the festival! 

If your festival itch isn’t quite scratched by trance and you fancy a bit of a mood swing, we’ve also got the scoop on the best indie and alternative festivals here



Rong Open Air Festival



When: Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Uno Malta, Malta

2024 lineup: Paul Van Dyke, Sander Van Doorn, Ferry Corsten, John O’Callaghan, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz and many more 

For years now, Rong has brought the best trance events to UK ravers eager to check out the biggest names in the genre. This year, they're bringing the best names in trance overseas to the stunning open air club Uno Malta for a party packed with talent. Paul Van Dyke, Aly & Fila and Ferry Corsten are just some of the legends set to take the sunny stage, backed with belting weather and loads of parties, in pools and on boats. It's going to be unreal! 


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Euphoria Weekender - Malta 2024


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When: Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th May 2024

Where: Aria Complex San ?wann, Malta 

2024 lineup: The Thrillseekers, Richard Durand, Kyau & Albert, Talla 2XLC, Paul Denton, Airwave and many more 

After smashing it in 2022 & 2023, Euphoria Weekender is back this year for its third iteration, welcoming you to gorgeous Malta for a sun-soaked trance and dance rave over five days. Honestly… sun, drinks, pools, and trance tunes? We’ve already secured our tickets. With a smashing lineup, pool parties, roof gardens, and of course the guarantee of sun, how could we not? See you there? 


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When: TBA, August 2024

Where: Boom, Belgium

2024 lineup: TBA 

If you’re unfamiliar with Tomorrowland, where have you been? Just kidding. But it’s one of the biggest electronic festivals in Europe, attracting around 600,000 ravers to Belgium for a big old rave. The production is next level, creating new worlds with intricately designed stages and pyro, and the lineups always feature some of the biggest names in the game. For lovers of trance as well as house and techno, drum and bass, hardstyles, EDM, and more, Tomorrowland is on many ravers’ bucket lists. 

If you really fancy Tomorrowland but something’s stopping you from going, you could consider checking out Tomorrowland Winter in the French Alps or Tomorrowland Brazil. 





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When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024 (Bank Holiday Weekend) 

Where: Daresbury in Cheshire, England 

2024 lineup: TBA 

It’d be silly not to give a mention to one of the biggest electronic events on the calendar. So far the lineup for Creamfields 2024 is yet to be unveiled, but every year its gigantic lineup is packed with trance, house, techno, EDM and more. Creamfields will no doubt be a party to remember with exceptional production, widely adored artists, and a crowd of electronic music fanatics. For more festivals that are jam-packed with Creamfields-esque quality, have a look at the UK’s best house and techno festivals here


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Terminal V Festival 


When:  Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April 2024 (Easter Weekend)

Where: Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland 

2024 lineup: Hannah Laing, 999999999, DAX J, FJAAK, Clara Cuve, Interplanetary Criminal, Black Traffic and many more

Feeling something a bit darker? Faster? Heavier? This is the place for you. Terminal V is returning for its tenth year of techno heaven, bringing up to 20,000 fans to Edinburgh for two special days, partying the night away in the Scottish capital. 

There’s plenty of crossover between trance and other house subgenres which Terminal V delivers in spades. For more festivals like this, we’ve got the scoop on the best UK dance and EDM festivals here


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The Gathering Fest


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When: Saturday 8th June 2024

Where: Meridian Showground in Cleethorpes, England 

2024 lineup: Andy Whitby, Basshunter, Billy Gillies, Dave Pearce, Hixxy, Judge Jules, Ultrabeat, Utah Saints and many more

If you like a bit of house and hard dance amongst your trance tunes, The Gathering Fest might be the one for you! You’ll dance to 12 hours of tunes played by over 60 artists across five arenas, enjoy the delicious food, and explore the stalls on site. With a capacity of just 5,000, it’s a great event for those who are sick of losing their wandering mates. Over a third of the tickets have already been sold, so if you fancy a bit of this action, be snappy! 


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Luminosity Beach Festival


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When: Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th June 2024

Where: Beachclub Bernie’s in Zandvoort, The Netherlands 

2024 lineup: Airwave, Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, John O'Callaghan, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk and many more

Luminosity is easily one of the best trance festivals for people who simply want trance, trance, and more trance. Already, there are some titans of the genre on the lineup, including the legendary Paul Van Dyk. As you might have been able to tell by its name, this fest will be going down at a beach club this year - is there a better place for a trance bonanza? Since kicking off in 2007, it’s become one of Europe’s best havens for fans of the genre. As always, it’ll be killer this year. 



Alive at Argyle 


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When: Saturday 25th May 2024 (Bank Holiday Weekend) 

Where: Home Park in Plymouth, England

2024 lineup: Ben Nicky, Hannah Wants, Solardo, Bru-C, Charlie Boon and many more

A sure-fire sleeping giant for festivals, Plymouth has been a city itching for a truly special event to wash up on its shores. Set in the heart of the city at Plymouth Argyle's home ground, Alive at Argyle brings the city its first-ever dedicated electronic music event. Globetrotting trailblazers Ben Nicky and Hannah Wants lead the lineup, who will harness the stadium's unique atmosphere to deliver a major and memorable festival experience. 


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BTID Pier on the Pier (The Big One) 


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When: Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May 2024 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Where: The North Pier in Blackpool, England

2024 lineup: Andy Whitby, Billy Gillies, KB Project, David Rust, DJ Ben T, Rikki Gray and many more

Sprinkle in some hard dance, bounce and 90s old skool along with your classic trance tunes. On top of that, enjoy it against the iconic backdrop of Blackpool’s North Pier. This year’s instalment of BTID Pier on the Pier, appropriately dubbed ‘The Big One’, promises plenty of great DJs and live shows, including Andy Whitby and Billy Gillies, to go alongside a unique festival atmosphere. 

Classic fairground rides, food stalls, state-of-the-art bars and more await at what is sure to be an unforgettable medley of past and present house classics. This won’t just be one of the best UK trance festivals in 2024, it’ll go down as one of the best hard dance, bounce and old skool ones too!


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The Tidyland Wet & Wild Weekender 


When: Friday 5th - Monday 8th July 2024

Where: Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales

2024 lineup: Anne Savage, Hannah Laing, Lisa Lashes, MARK EG, Rob Tissera, Signum and many more

After 2023 provided one of the best trance festivals in the UK, Tidyland is back this year for another unforgettable weekender. This year promises to up the production, lineup and entertainment over the course of the three euphoric and aquatic days and nights in Prestatyn.  

If this festival is the one for you get on it quick! 2023 sold out in a splash so make sure you don't get left behind. 


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There are so many amazing trance festivals in the UK, Europe and beyond, but these are some of the best. Which festival is more your vibe? The psychedelic and zany Indian Spirit Festival, the massive, multi-genre bonanza Creamfields or are you thinking of holding fire for Tomorrowland Winter so you can rave and ski? No matter which you choose, we’re sure you’ll have the best time. See you on the dancefloor! 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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