Your guide to the best electronic festivals coming this summer

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Your guide to the best electronic festivals coming this summer


Latest announcements include a new NYD festival at Sidney Myer Music Bowl called The First NYD. It’s an eclectic lineup of hip hop, pop, electro, house and techno including The Presets, Action Bronson, Max Cooper, KiNK, M.I.A, and Banoffee.  I can honestly say I never thought I’d be able to catch that motley group of artists together on a single day.

Dates and venues have been confirmed for Laneway Festival 2019, including a venue change for Melbourne. Now going down at Footscray Park, the Melbourne event happens on Saturday February 9. The lineup announce is coming Tuesday September 8 so keep your ears peeled.

Beyond The Valley is back for its fifth year, going down at Lardner Park in Warragul, Friday December 27 to Tuesday January 1. Electronic highlights of the lineup include Fisher, Mall Grab, Duke Dumont, Bonobo (DJ set), KiNK, Alice Ivy, DJ Tennis, Willaris. K, CC:DISCO!, Peggy Gou and Nastia. A variety of tickets options are available, ranging from one to four nights. Check out the full lineup and ticket options via the BTV website.

For something a bit more locally focused, there’s Hopkins Creek 2018, going down in Tatyoon, western Victoria, from Friday November 30 to Monday December 3. Back for its third year, the lineup includes Sleep D (Live), Turner Street Sound, Jess Zammit, Adi Toohey, Angophora (Live), Millú, Mitsuki (JAP) and plenty more. This is a BYO festival, which is always a money saving treat. Third release tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.

Looking ahead to the end of Summer, Babylon Festival is back on Thursday February 14 to Sunday February 17. It’s a pretty heavy lineup with a focus on techno, electro and psytrance including enigmatic Russian electro royalty Nina Kraviz, techno don Dax J, Icelandic dark techno star Bjarki, Farebi Jalebi, Earthling, Amelie Lens, Olivia Dawn (live), Thylacine (live) and heaps more. It goes down in the countryside of Carapooee West, head to for all the deets.