Late Summer & Autumn Festival Guide 2024

As the curtain falls on the vibrant bloom of summer, the magic of music takes the centre stage, ushering in a captivating symphony that echoes across diverse landscapes. Picture yourself swaying under a golden late-summer sun, surrounded by music enthusiasts from around the globe, your heart beating in harmony with entrancing rhythms that reverberate through enchanting natural settings.

From the surreal shores of Croatia, under the resplendent Tuscan sun in Italy, to the serenity of Surrey’s verdant landscapes, and the historical allure of Rome – the world transforms into a mesmerizing stage. This is your ticket to embark on a memorable musical journey, as cities turn into pulsating hearts of sound, uniting people from all walks of life.

As the scene shifts from the dazzling Mediterranean blues of Cyprus, through the culturally rich landscapes of Morocco, and culminates in the heart of the Middle East with a grand year-end finale in Saudi Arabia – the rhythm of unity, joy, and shared love for music remains a constant.

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals 2024 – your passport to a euphoric odyssey that promises more than just music; it’s an immersive cultural experience, a collective celebration, and an unforgettable adventure that will resonate in your hearts long after the last notes fade away. Let the music lead your way.

1. Echoes from Agartha 

Postponed, 2024 
Cappadocia, Turkey

Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of Cappadocia, Anatolia, Echoes from Agartha stands as a highlight in the Late Summer Festivals of 2024. Lauded by Billboard as one of the world’s most beautiful gatherings, it’s a festival that masterfully weaves together vibrant music and rich history. The surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, shaped by its diverse cultural heritage, provide an ethereal stage for captivating performances.

This is not just a festival, but a cultural immersion. Beyond the music, anticipate hot air balloon rides, ATV tours, and traditional Turkish craft sessions. A voyage into the underground city and in-depth cultural tours are other highlights. Echoes from Agartha promises an unforgettable experience in this Music Festival Guide 2024.

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2. One in The Woods 

Postponed, 2024
Liverpool, UK

Make way for One in The Woods, a rising star in the 2024 music festivals scene, returning with gusto after a legendary debut last year in Liverpool. The buzz for this year’s event is palpable, with high expectations for a star-studded lineup.

Set within the enchanting Orrell Hill Woods, this immersive festival promises a captivating blend of music and nature. As we eagerly anticipate the announcement of this year’s performers, the festival holds the promise of high-energy shows and unforgettable performances, if previous years are any indicator.

For my Late Summer Festivals guide, One in The Woods stands out as a must-see event. It’s a place where music enthusiasts can lose themselves amidst the harmonious symphony of sounds and sights, creating timeless summer memories.

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3. Let It Roll 

August 1 – 3, 2024 
Airfield Milovice, Czech Republic

Emerging from the Drum and Bass world as a monumental name, Let It Roll takes you to an extraordinary realm set in the stark yet captivating setting of an abandoned military airbase. This festival has etched a remarkable reputation for hosting an extravagant array of performances across its nine stages, setting the scene alive with a fantastic fusion of light and fireworks shows that are sure to leave you spellbound. The three-day musical journey at Let It Roll is a must-attend for drum and bass enthusiasts. Every beat, every rhythm promises a sensory thrill, echoing amidst the unique backdrop, making it a standout in the late summer festivals of 2024.

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4. Les Plages Électroniques 

August 16 – 18, 2024 
Cannes, France

Les Plages Électroniques triumphantly returns to the radiant city of Cannes this summer, inviting festival-goers to bask in the sun-kissed beauty of the French coast while dancing to the beats of world-renowned artists. With an innovative program overhaul, a fresh visual identity, and an assortment of musical styles from electronic to pop, this three-day extravaganza is set to surpass expectations. Expected to draw up to 60,000 music lovers, Les Plages Électroniques stands out as a glittering gem in the summer festival scene. Embrace the vibrant French spirit, enjoy a multitude of sounds, and make indelible memories in the heart of Cannes.

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5. Hospitality In The Woods 

August 17, 2024 
Beckenham Place Park, London

Returning for another exceptional year, the globally renowned Hospitality In The Woods brings a high-energy celebration of Drum & Bass to Beckenham Place Park. This festival distinguishes itself with a vast musical range, offered across five meticulously designed stages, each promising unique atmospheres and breathtaking performances. This one-day event is more than just a festival; it’s a richly textured auditory journey through the world of Drum & Bass, guaranteed to leave every attendee with unforgettable experiences. A must-see in my 2024 Ultimate Guide, Hospitality In The Woods is an end-of-summer party like no other.

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6. Sonus Festival 

August 18 – 22, 2024
Pag Island, Zrce Beach, Croatia

As we highlight Music Festivals 2024, Sonus Festival stands out as it celebrates its 11th anniversary, defining Croatia’s underground festival scene. The festival blends natural beauty with phenomenal sounds. This five-day celebration of electronic music weaves together an extraordinary tapestry of international talent, producing a sonic landscape that dances across the line between reverie and reality. With the azure Adriatic Sea and the ethereal ambience of Zrce beach serving as the festival’s canvas, Sonus paints a picture of natural beauty fused with the euphonic artistry of globally acclaimed artists. This blend of environment and sound elevates Sonus Festival beyond the usual musical event, positioning it as a unique sensory experience within my Late Summer & Autumn Festival Guide 2024.

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7. Decibel Open Air 

September 7-8, 2024 
Modena, Italy

Decibel Open Air, a key highlight in the Music Festivals 2024 scene, has positioned itself as a leading force in the live music events this year, promising to deliver one of the most memorable live music events of the year. Its international appeal has previously drawn a multicultural crowd of fifty thousand, and the upcoming iteration is poised to be even bigger. In the iconic city of Modena, under the warm sun, attendees can expect to be immersed in a pulsating, dynamic spectrum of sound and emotion, experiencing a level of energy and excitement that truly embodies the spirit of Italian music culture.

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8. One Out Festival 

September 14, 2024 
Surrey, UK

Evolving into its third year, One Out Festival is a dynamic celebration of music and community, proving its worth as a key highlight in my 2024 Music Festivals guide. It has quickly made its mark on the UK’s festival landscape, offering an eclectic mix of sounds and styles that come together in perfect harmony. Set against the bucolic backdrop of Apps Court Farm in Surrey, One Out Festival provides an escape from the ordinary – a place where music lovers can converge, connect, and lose themselves in a world of rhythm and melody.

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9. Sumdayz Festival 

Postponed, 2024 
Rome, Italy

Sumdayz is more than a festival – it’s a revolution in Rome’s electronic music scene. The festival’s innovative spirit is embodied by its move to the magnificent Ippodromo Capannelle, Italy’s famous racecourse that exudes history and elegance. By juxtaposing this classical backdrop with an electrifying lineup of contemporary artists, Sumdayz Festival pushes boundaries, breaking new ground in musical and cultural exploration. An unforgettable weekend awaits at Sumdayz Festival, promising immersive audio-visual experiences that truly set it apart in my Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals 2024.

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September 20 – 22, 2024 

A jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean, BEONIX is a three-day festival that should not be missed. A beacon in the Mediterranean for electronic music enthusiasts, that illuminates the Cypriot shores for a thrilling three-day festival. The lineup, featuring some of the industry’s most renowned artists, resonates through the island, immersing attendees in the mesmerizing world of house and techno music. The island of Cyprus, known for its breathtaking views and vibrant atmosphere, serves as the perfect canvas for this festival of sound and rhythm. With the Mediterranean sea as a backdrop, BEONIX curates a symphony of sight and sound, earning its place as a must-visit in my Late Summer & Autumn Music Festivals guide.

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11. MOGA Essaouira 

October 2 – 6, 2024 
Essaouira, Morocco

Blending music, digital arts, and Moroccan culture, MOGA Essaouira creates a unique festival experience set against the picturesque Moroccan coastline. MOGA celebrates a diverse lineup of local Maghrebian, African national scenes, and international acts, creating a vibrant sonic tapestry that reflects the multicultural essence of Morocco. Attendees are invited to soak up the sun at this seaside city, making it a highlight in the Music Festivals 2024 calendar.

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December 12-14, 2024
Banban, Riyadh

This is one festival you need to check out before the end of the year! In the heart of the Middle East, MDLBEAST Soundstorm continues to redefine the music festival experience. In 2022, MDLBEAST’s Soundstorm once again raised the bar for musical experiences in the Middle East with its latest festival. In all, 732,000 attendees from all over the world descended upon the desert with 184 artists from more than 20 countries playing over eight stages. These included 10 Saudi female artists like Baloo, Birdperson and Cosmicat playing next to international stars such as Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox and many more. There was over 50 hours of music in all with two new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™️ set for the Tallest Temporary Stage at 41m and 268cm, and The Most LED Lights in a Display with 60,053,376 in total. The festival will return in December 2024 and once again promises a whole new experience. 

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As the echoes of Music Festivals 2024 begin to fade, they leave behind a treasure trove of memories and shared experiences. From sun-soaked beaches to enchanting historical sites, we’ve danced, sung, and lived through the rhythm of unity. The magic of these moments transcends time, resonating far beyond the confines of stages and calendars.

As we look forward to the melodies that await us in the new year, one question remains: Where will the rhythm of music take you in 2024?
Looking for more music festival inspiration? Check out some of my other guides or these quick links now!
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