Summer 2018 Essential Music Festival Guide

It’s that time of the year again where we dig out our dancing shoes and get that new festival outfit you’ve been eyeing for months. Here at Forty Clothing we love music. It’s who we are and it’s in our DNA. Music has always inspired us, and that’s why we’ve picked some of the best and most exciting music festivals we’ll be at this summer!

One Night Stand, Ibiza: 2nd & 10th July and 10th DC10

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Once again, we’re thrilled to be working with the boys at Game Over / ONE NIGHT STAND IBIZA and of course the legend himself Mr Carl Cox.

First up this summer is Amnesia on Monday 2 July, taking up an extraordinary slot normally held by Pyramid. Eight days later on Tuesday 10 July Cox rocks into the glamorous surroundings of Pacha. Finally, he brings his infectious take on house and techno to DC10 on Friday 10 August.

One man. Three venues. Three ONE NIGHT STANDs. That’s three exclusive opportunities to catch an Ibiza legend in very different settings. Each one will be unique but expect a no-nonsense approach to one of techno’s greatest legends. We can’t wait to see what he has planned. Will you be joining us? (Ibiza Spotlight)

Hideout Festival, Croatia : 25th – 28th June

Hideout Festival Croatia made its spectacular debut in 2010 and has been the talk of the dance festival circuit ever since. Hideout is a beachside event in a stunning and unique location on Zrce Beach, The Isle of Pag, Croatia.

With the previous years being complete sell-outs, each year manages to attract an even bigger lineup. However the organizers refuse to make the capacity bigger, maintaining their focus on quality for each individual festival goer, which makes a refreshing change to most festivals. (Skiddle)

Awakenings, Amsterdam: 30th June – 1st July

Awakenings Festival is a techno festival in Spaarnwoude, just outside Amsterdam. Awakenings’ annual venture out of their legendary home at the Gashouder, this is the largest outdoor techno festival in the world.

With eight stages and over 100 acts spread throughout the scenic Velsen Valley site, this is truly the Netherland’s techno mecca. (Festicket)

Kappa, Turin: 7th-8th July

A vibrant city (Torino), one of the most fascinating venues you’re likely to visit plus an extremely consistent line up where “usual suspects” (such as Sven Väth, Paul Kalkbrenner, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice…) are combined with true pioneers (house giants Masters At Work have been a regular feature in the last years), well established Balearic stars (Seth Troxler, Martinez Brothers, Solomun…) and emerging talents, plus random surprises (like Die Antwoord). No surprise KFF has established itself as the greatest summer event in Italy by far, if you’re into electronic music and club culture. (RA)

Trnsmt, Glasgow :

Literally located on our front door, TRSNMT is back for 2018. After a thrilling debut last year, the festival returns this summer with Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert across two weekends.

Started as a replacement for T in the Park, the city centre bash includes all the revelry of a traditional music festival, but also gives festival-goers the chance to explore the city’s bars, restaurants, nightclubs and cultural attractions – and even a visit to our store!

Cocoon In The Park, Leeds: 14th July

9 years ago the idea of a dance out in the country was turned from an idea into one of the most individual and special events on the entire dance music calendar.

One day, one night and one stage situated in the gorgeous grounds of Temple Newsam House just minutes from Leeds but in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

The finest artists on the circuit will, as usual, be performing. An extraordinary location, a huge sound system and unbelievable visuals and fx designed specifically for the occasion.

The ingredients are the same it seems, but in 2018 the festival will push the envelope even further. (Skiddle)

Tomorrowland, Belgium: 20th July

Tomorrowland is the biggest electronic music festival in the world. Lineups featuring the most popular DJs on the planet, mind-blowing stage design and spectacular firework displays: there’s nothing else like Tomorrowland.

Since it all started back in 2005, the Belgium festival has gone onto reach the pinnacle of dance music, showcasing only the very best DJs and attracting fans from all four corners of the globe. Spanning over 15 stages, expect all dance music bases to be covered – EDM, house, techno – you name it, Tomorrowland has it.

Defected, Croatia: 9th-14th August

Defected Croatia is a Croatian electronic music festival, set on the idyllic shores of Tisno. Curated by the popular clubbing brand of the same name, the festival lays on a lineup made up of its classic blend of house, disco and underground electronic music that has made it so renowned.

Elrow, London: 18th-19th August

Like a mirage rising from the shores of the Thames in East London, elrow Town is an oddity, an anomaly, a sanctuary for the outcasts. It shouldn’t be here, and yet, it fits perfectly in place. Deeply secret, this gated community will throw its doors open to the public for just two days of the year on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August. We invite you to enter and immerse yourself in its culture, its festivities and its lifestyle. An array of oddball characters, zany party games, inflatable toys, theatrical skits, giant puppets, booming soundsystems and a whole lot of confetti awaits.