House Music Festivals


What started in Chicago back in the early 1980s is now one of the most prominent genres of dance music the world has seen: house music. 

Pioneered by the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Marshall Jefferson in Knuckle's club The Warehouse, the pair, along with others, took the disco sound but evolved it, building on the elements that made people dance. 

Nowadays the genre has evolved even further, with sub-genres such as deep house, acid house and tropical house springing up and forming passionate followings. Artists like Disclosure, Bicep and The Black Madonna tour the world extensively as the sound dominates clubs and festivals worldwide. 

A snapshot look into the festival world and you're spoilt for choice when it comes to house music festivals: Sonar, Amsterdam Dance Event, DGTL Festival are just three of Europe's most popular.

But that's literally just the tip of the iceberg, and a dive below will unearth a huge variety of house festivals. From gritty warehouses to sun-drenched pool parties, you'll be raving away in no time at all.

In the UK you can get your house music fix by visiting Abode in the Park, Defected London FSTVL and Southport Weekender. All of these festivals take place in London. House music also plays a large part in UK festivals like Creamfields and South West Four.


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