Loving this unexpectedly glorious September and not ready to hang up your (bucket) hat just yet? Book these world-class electronic festivals for one last dance in a field, before the sun sets on summer. No one knows what this winter might bring, but snuggling up with your hot water bottle will feel all the sweeter, knowing you gave summer 2021 everything you’ve got…

Waterworks Festival

WHERE? Gunnersbury Park, London

WHEN? 25th September 2021

London’s Waterworks Festival handpicks soon-to-be-iconic emerging artists and places them alongside a ton of established and beloved acts. A blend of “stylish originators and the radically unseasoned”, the diverse range of artists can’t fail to wow true electronic music lovers. From Midland to Moxie, Shanti Celeste to Pearson Sound, it’s a line up for the real music fans. bolstering the community that comes with it.

Shrouded by woodland in a remote section of Gunnersbury Park, ravers can catch a glimpse of industrial London over the treeline, as they dance away one of the last sunny weekends of the year (probably).

INFO: Waterworksfestival.co.uk

Electric Woodlands Festival

WHERE? Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire

WHEN? 25th September 2021

A zippy half an hour train out of London and hey, presto, you’re in a gorgeous, thick woodland that just so happens to be playing host to some of the world’s best DJs, all day long.

A headline set from Chase & Status is sure to draw big crowds in The Big Top, while Darkzy takes over The Clearing dance spot, and Richy Ahmed makes his mark on the Enchanted Forest. Go lose yourself in nature one last time before it’s time to whack your thermal vest out – you won’t regret it.

INFO: Electricwoodlands.com

Body Movements

WHERE? Various Hackney venues

WHEN? 9th October 2021

East London’s first ever queer dance music festival, with 40+ artists doing their thing across 16 venues. Don’t miss energetic, inclusive and fun-filled sets by Charlie Porter, Hannah Holland, Little Gay Brother and tons more.

Expect a joyful celebration of the creative minds and movers of the LGBTQI+ dance music scene, with a programme of events and parties happening across breweries, dance floors, bars, pubs and studios. Whether you want hands-in-the-air courtyard vibes or weighty sound and mind-melting visuals, you’ll find it (and us!) here.

INFO: Bodymovements.co.uk


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