With the festival season coming back strong after a lengthy halt, it seemed only natural for MEOKO to prepare a list of the festivals not to miss for what’s left of 2022. You surely missed Caprices and even Sunwaves… Don’t make the same mistake again in the same year!
For its 10-year anniversary special, Dimensions festival is setting sail at the iconic Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia. Through a 5-day span filled with unending musical experiences covering a wide range of electronic music genres (Techno, House, Drum & Bass, Minimal, Disco, and more), The festival promises to further embellish the Croatian shores with its rich program, as it continues to accentuate its already-established legacy.
MEADOWS IN THE MOUNTAINS
After a two-year break, Meadows in the mountains is back for its 1 decade anniversary. Taking place in the embrace of the Rhodope mountains, precisely in the village of Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria, it is by giving back to nature all while adding a touch of artistic beauty that this festival offers an experience blending arts, nature, and a deep sense of community.
After last year’s roaring success, EPIZODE is back in Albania for its second edition. The adventure that started in Vietnam packs the same eclectic energy across continents to landing on the beautiful beaches of Shëngjin, North of Albania. The first edition rocked a heavy-weight selection of House & Techno artists, and this year things don’t seem to go any slower.
A two-year break really had Waking life regulars calling for the festival’s comeback. A call that has been greatly answered with a 6-day journey in one of Europe’s most desert-like places, not too far from Crato, Portugal. A huge self-entitled playground, where Performing arts clash with logistic perfectionism, creating an immersive experience by the lakeside. Line-up this year includes Audio Werner, Dan Andrei, Funk E, Thomas Melchior, Vera, Rhadoo, San Proper, Vlada, Giegling collective, and many more.
One of the most successful eco-friendly festivals is taking place once again this year, not too far from the castle of Ribaucourt in Perk, Belgium. With five different stages hosting electronic music performances of all kinds, Paradise City promises to live up to its name, underlined with consistency, responsibility, and pure creativity in this seventh edition. Having added a new expansion on the field where the festival is held, it is expected to reach not only higher levels of artistic success but also a wider ecological positive effect.
Running along the sides of Slovenia’s breath-taking Soca river, it is right around the town of Tolmin that Butik festival is coming back for its third edition in July of 2022. Local and international talents will be present to offer a panoply of performances, satisfying all tastes. Different stages will also be scatter around the beautiful site, making for the perfect combination between music, nature, and everything in between.
With the imprint of the legendary Craig Richards. Houghton Festival is finally back after the round of postponement it went through. Rocking a beastly line-up of over 200 artists, it’s over a span of 4 days that the Houghton Hall will witness a veritable marathon of extended DJ sets and live performances. A promising return described to be magical to one of the most relevant festivals not only in the UK but in the world.
After another roaring success on its 10th edition in December of 2021, Tunisia’s finest minimal-oriented festival is promising to keep providing only the best. Having brought together artists from around the world to capture both the beauty and fervor of the Tunisian scene and the Mediterranean sea, FABRIKA is putting in place a celebration for a community that is as passionate as they can get.
For its first-ever edition, a brand new festival heads to the south of the UK, precisely in the emblematic Danson Park, Kent. Just as its name hints, it is a dream that the experience promises, with countless immersive experiences on the list, satisfying the five senses. And when it comes to the music, the festival is making sure to please all of its hosts with a line-up covering a wide array of electronic music tastes.
UNUM Festival is back with the 2022 Edition even bigger and better than the last! The full lineup has been announced and has us even more excited than the last festival. Not only is there a killer full of heavyweights, but they have also added two extra days so there will be plenty to go around for everyone. More than 70 different artists, 3 stages, and nonstop music! What more could youask for? From Wednesday, June 1st to June 6th we will be returning to the beaches of Albania for a week to never forget!
One of London’s key festivals is back again this year for its 6th edition, only this year, the artist roster is getting even richer. Nested in Woodland corner, Peckham Rye Park is witnessing, in June later this year, a marriage of House, Disco, Dub and jazz, and everything in between, for three days straight! Bouncing between eclectic DJ sets and live performances, the festival is looking as promising as ever.
Touchdown in Dádpuszta, Hungary. The region hosting the O.Z.O.R.A festival is back yet again with another gathering. The idea first came to life in 2021 when organizers thought it would only be necessary to add a few more days-long reunion in the heaven of Dádpuszta, with its hybrid beauty made of natural and structural elements. Spanning a lavish lineup, it is across three different stages that the DAAD GATHERING will be taking place in June of 2022.
Yet another of London’s symbolic festivals is taking place once again this year. For its 10-year anniversary, a one-dayer to hold the breath for is set for August 2022 at the Lee Valley Showground. Think one sole day can’t pack enough music and festival experience? Well, think again, because this year’s Eastern Electrics lineup is as charged as they can get, with four different stages to maintain its whole frenzy.
Words by Ramy Ounis