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By: Katarina Cvetko
Austria’s Electric Love Festival returns to Salzburgring this summer for its massive 6th edition. The three-day event has established itself as the country’s leading electronic music festival, delivering powerful lineups and huge headlining acts each year. Three of the four line up phases have already been announced with close to 50 acts scheduled to perform across four stages. More headliners still to be announced!
Since its first edition back in 2013, the event has grown to become one of the most anticipated festivals in Europe with some headliners even claiming that it is “better than Tomorrowland!” The line up features Electric Love veterans such as Armin van Buuren and Axwell /\ Ingrosso as well as some new names and up and coming artists. It also features a number of hardstyle acts that will be performing at the official Q-Dance stage! This year will be my third year attending the event and I cannot wait to see some of my favourite artists and discover some new ones! Here are my top 5 must-see sets:
3 ARE LEGEND
Founded in 2015, Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike teamed up with American chart-topper Steve Aoki to create an electronic supergroup. Since then, they have headlined several major festivals all over the world. Electric Love will be their only headlining act this summer. It will definitely be a history-making performance. Check out their festival debut in 2015 below.
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
My first time seeing Armin van Buuren was actually at Electric Love in 2016 and it was easily one of my most amazing festival memories to date. The king of trance has an undeniable passion for music. His ability to have every single person in the crowd in a state of trance is something so incredibly powerful and unique. Armin van Buuren will be returning to Electric Love this year for his 5th year in a row and is set to put on yet another unforgettable performance. Check out his set from 2016 below.
Mr I Am Hardstyle will be returning to the festival this year for not one, but three performances! Dutch DJ Brennan Heart is one of the leading names in the international hardstyle scene. He has been selling out shows everywhere he goes with his harmonious melodies and flawless production. This year, Brennan Heart will be making an appearance at the official opening party as well performing on the official Q Dance stage as himself as well as under his Blademasterz alias. With three opportunities to catch the hardstyle legend, this is one artist you cannot miss. Check out one of his most famous tracks below.
American based DJ and producer will be making his Electric Love debut this summer and is sure to be a crowd favourite. The young prodigy has made appearances at many of the major worldwide festivals. Kayzo has been combining elements of trap and hardstyle to produce a unique and versatile sound. After catching the end of his set at an event earlier this year, I have been eagerly waiting for the chance to see his full performance. Check out one of his most famous tracks below.
Australian born DJ and producer Timothy Smith, professionally known as Timmy Trumpet will be returning to the Electric Love main stage this year. Known for his distinct and iconic sound, Timmy Trumpet incorporates live trumpet performances into his sets, creating a unique set filled with original tracks and popular collaborations. With a loyal international fan base, his previous performance filled up the entire main stage area and had the whole crowd begging for more. Check out his performance from last year’s edition below.
With the phase 4 line up dropping soon, this event is sure to sell out! Are you ready to discover your story in Austria? Grab the last remaining tickets here.