The Best UK Dance and EDM Festivals

Looking for some unreal dance festivals to party at with your mates this year? Here are the best UK dance festivals in 2024, no matter what vibe you’re looking for.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 25th Apr 2024

Did you know there are loads of benefits to dancing? Among the many benefits are better brain health, stress relief, reduced depression, and higher confidence. 

But, since you’re here, you probably already knew that. 

With festival season finally on the horizon, you’re probably seeking the best dance festivals to dance your socks off at. 

To help you find your dream fest, we used our expert festival knowledge to give you the lowdown on the best UK dance festivals in 2024 and put them all in one place for you to browse. Check them out below, and we’ll see you down the front! 



When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Daresbury in Cheshire, England

2024 lineup: Ben HemsleyPeggy GouCamelphatAzyrCalvin HarrisBicepBlk.HedexHybrid MindsSammy VirjiFatboy SlimMartin GarrixPatrick ToppingSolomunTiestoPete Tong and so many more

If we’re talking about the best UK dance festivals in 2024, it only makes sense to kick off with the biggest, baddest fest of all!

Everyone and their granny has heard about Creamfields. And for good reason. This truly massive celebration of every groove-worthy electronic genre goes down each year, attracting thousands and thousands of party animals to its home in Cheshire. 

While we haven’t had any artist announcements yet, Creamfields never mess about with their lineups, inviting the biggest artists in the world from an array of electronic genres to soundtrack a wild weekend. You can expect a variety of genres including EDM, house, techno, tech house, trance, and more. 


Find tickets and more information on Creamfields - HERE




When: Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th June 2024

Where: Heaton Park in Manchester, England  

2024 lineup: Doja CatDisclosure (UK festival exclusive), J HusBecky HillSugarbabesKaytranadaCamelphatNia ArchivesHybrid MindsSammy Virji, Barry Can't SwimPawsaPeggy Gou,  and loads more

Parklife is not one to be messed with when it comes to festival season, with its 16 stages, numerous non-music attractions, and one of the best locations to let loose for two days. Comfy on its grounds of Heaton Park in Manchester, Parklife has grown as a festival into something quite spectacular and they only seem to be getting bigger and better. 

This year Parklife has really outdone themselves with an insane lineup that'll get you in that pre-sale line before you get to the end of the list. From the lyrically talented Doja Cat who is playing her first UK festival headline, to  J HusBecky HillSugarbabesKaytranadaCamelphatNia ArchivesBarry Can't SwimPawsaPeggy Gou and loads more. Including Disclosure, who will only be playing at Parklife this year; talk about exclusive!

So if you want to experience a taste of different genres, while also attending one of the best house festivals this year, sign up and stay on alert so you can secure your very own tickets!


Find tickets and more information on Parklife - HERE





When: Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Boucher Road Fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland

2024 lineup: Peggy GouPatrick ToppingBen Hemsleyblk.Hannah LaingSara LandryAzyrHannah LaingDom DollaKettamaSkin On SkinAmelie LensInterplanetary Criminal,  and more

If you’re in Belfast (or fancy a visit) and love a good dance, you’d be daft not to consider Emerge. Already boasting a massive lineup with titans of various genres, including Ben Hemsley, blk. Peggy Gou, Hannah Laing, DJ Daddy Trance, it’s mad to think there are still many more artists to be announced. 

Only a 12-minute drive from Belfast City Centre and roughly a half hour from the airport, Emerge is easy to get to, has a smashing lineup, and will no doubt be the city’s biggest party this year. Get us over there!

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Terminal V

When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April 2024

Where: Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland

2024 lineup: Hannah LaingSara LandryAzyrBasswellInterplanetary Criminaltestpress999999999Nico Moreno, and more

Celebrating its tenth edition in 2024, Terminal V, voted the UK’s best festival at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2023, is techno heaven for fans of darker, faster, heavier tunes. 

The fest brings the best of the genre, as well as some house, to around 20,000 people who travel from all over for two days of nothing but bangers. 

The lineups are always incredible, and it’s already clear they’ve done it again for 2024. And they still have names left to announce! Perfect for those who don’t like rain and cold (who does?) Terminal V is an indoor, no-camping event. We’ll see you there! (As always!)

Find more banging house and techno festivals in the UK.


Find tickets and more information on Terminal V - HERE



Lost Minds

When: Saturday 4th May 2024

Where: Leazes Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne

2024 lineup: Ben HemsleyBen NickyExampleAlan FitzpatrickAmmaraKIMMICMorgan SeatreeFerry CorstenMiss K8, and more 

If all these festivals so far sound a bit soft, Lost Minds is here to offer you an intense day of hardcore, hardstyles, trance, and EDM tunes in the heart of Newcastle. Lost Minds brings the most hyped-up dance music with huge headliners and SFX across multiple. 

Outside of the banging tunes, you can have a go on the rides, visit the zen tent, explore the secret garden, and admire the art installations. Certain to sell out again this year, if you fancy hitting one of the best EDM festivals in the north, don’t hang about!


Find tickets for and more information on Lost Minds - HERE



MiNT Festival 

When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th May 2024 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Where: Newsam Green Farm in Leeds, England 

2024 lineup: Joseph CapriatiGirls Don't SyncEnzo SiragusaMorgan SeatreePAWSAKETTAMAGirls Don't SyncEast End DubsEats EverythingK MOTIONZ and many more! 

MiNT Festival is returning to Newsam Green Farm in Leeds for another Bank holiday weekend. This year MiNT Festival is showing out with 10 stages providing the perfect set-up for their jampacked lineup from, Girls Don’t SyncPAWSAKETTAMAEast End DubsEats EverythingK MOTIONZ and many more! Bringing you non-stop house, techno, drum and bass, and every other genre in between. MiNT Festival is also on a roll adding in new additions this year with new hoasts to bring in the party from, ATW, History of Rave, You&Me and much more!

It’s no surprise that MiNT Festival is listed as Yorkshire's best dance festival, and you’ll be able to see why when you secure your tickets so you can whiteness brilliant vibes with an even better atmosphere. 


Find tickets and more information on MiNT Festival - here



Pavilion Festival

When: Saturday 4th May 2024

Where: Low Green in Ayr, Scotland

2024 lineup: Ewan McVicarPatrick ToppingSpecial RequestStevie CoxOptimoJerome Hill, David Morales, 808 State, Fabio & Grooverider, Derrick Carter and more

Ewan McVicar’s Pavilion returns to the DJ's hometown of Ayr after a belting sold-out debut in 2023. From midday to 10:30pm, ravers will be treated to sets by some of the best in the game including McVicar, Patrick Topping, and more names who’ll be announced soon.

The following day, Sunday the 5th, the party continues with STREETrave, a homage to a cultural phenomenon from 1989 - 1993, when the brand brought huge DJs to West Scotland. 


Find tickets for and more information on Pavilion Festival - HERE



Restricted Forest Festival

When: Saturday 22nd June 2024

Where: Orrell Hill Woods in Liverpool, England 

2024 lineup: Judge JulesLovely Laura and Ben SantiagoTodd TerryN-Trance, DJ SASH!, FragmaK-Klass, and more

This forest festival brings trance, old skool, and club classics to stunning private woodlands next to Formby. Some of the biggest names in dance will be spread across four stages, with stage two hosted by Judge Jules Goes Large, bringing Ibiza to Liverpool. 

If you’re looking to escape the world and dance all night long without judgment, Restricted Forest offers banging tunes and pure escapism for a cracking price. Payment plan tickets are also available to help spread the cost! 


Find tickets for and more information on Restricted Forest Festival - HERE



FLY Open Air Festival 

When: Saturday 18th May 2024 

Where: Hopetoun House in Edinburgh, Scotland 

2024 lineup: HorsegiirLMall GrabEffySaluteAmmaraKIMMICMorgan SeatreeConducta, and many more

We all love cracking tunes, so to hear the hottest names on the scene with a truly beautiful backdrop really seals the deal. Hopetoun House in Edinburgh is absolutely stunning, as much of the city tends to be. Even better, it’s not uncommon for a lush, fluffy clouded sunset to creep over the house as you’re raving. 

FLY Open Air is all about bringing the biggest and best house and techno artists to charming Scottish locations, and this year, they are bringing a belter of a lineup to a secret warehouse location. On the bill are the likes of HorsegiirL, Mall Grab, Effy, Salute, Ammara, KIMMIC, Morgan Seatree, Conducta, and many more. With a site that holds over 8,000 people the festival vibe will be in full flow, but the warehouse means you won't be losing your mates too often... hopefully. 


Find tickets for and more information on FLY Open Air Festival - HERE



Land Beyond Festival

When: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2024

Where: Waterhall in Brighton, England

2024 lineup: Rudimental, Girls Don't Sync, Craig David, Max DeanMozey, Joel CorrySigalaSASASASExampleGoddardHybrid MindsArielle FreeGirls Don't Sync, and many more

Join Land Beyond Festival for their fourth chapter of an electrifying festival this summer, featuring immersive encounters, and captivating stage designs. The South East's electronic music festival is Brighton's first-ever dance music festival with camping and they are making sure to make the most of everything they've got to offer, with the sounds of house, drum and bass, grime and everything in between.

Land Beyond has already released their phase 2 lineup and it's an absolute sight for sore eyes with, Rudimental, Girls Don't SyncMax DeanMozey, Joel CorrySigalaSASASAS and many more to hit the their stages this May. Tickets are already on sale so if you want to immerse yourself into this act fast!


Find tickets and more information on Land Beyond Festival - here



PLTFRM FSTVL Summer Edition

When: Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th June 2024

Where: West Street in Glasgow, Scotland 

2024 lineup: Bailey Ibbs, Frazi. er, SHDW, Chlar, Farnaz, Estella Boersma, Faster Horses, and many more

Head over to PLTFRM FSTVL for a party beneath the bridges! This small, budget festival has a fantastic reputation as one of the best festivals in Scotland.  

This summer, the festival brings house, techno, acid house, hard dance, and 90s sounds to Glasgow. Now in its eleventh year, Scottish DJ and producer has taken the reigns to allow the younger generation to have some input in the festival’s direction and sound.

Always with incredible lineups and atmosphere, and aiming to keep tickets as affordable as possible, PLTFRM is once again one of the most solid dance festivals in the UK this year. 


Find tickets for and more information on PLTFRM FSTVL Summer Edition - HERE



Leave all your cares behind and dance your socks off at any one of these cracking UK dance and EDM festivals. We know you’ll have a blast, even if your feet (and head) are sore the next morning. 

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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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