Want to find the best psytrance festivals in Europe? You have come to the right place for our top 14 list!

Below we have selected some of our favourite European summer music festivals that will take place in 2020 and 2021. While the pandemic has cancelled a few, be sure to add these festivals to your bucketlist.

We have put together some of our favourite psytrance festivals in European hotspots like Portugal (known for Boom Festival), Hungary (known for Ozora Festival), Germany (known for various festivals), Croatia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and more! Where will you travel to?

Don’t forget to read our Ultimate Festival Checklist before heading to any of these festivals (know what to pack!), or our Music Festival Tips 101 guide if you’ve never attended a festival (or few) before!

Hadra Trance Festival in France

Where: France
When: 27 Aug – 30 Aug 2020 (cancelled due to coronavirus)

Hadra was started two decades ago by a small group of electronic music lovers. Since then, they have been organizing psychedelic gatherings around France and releasing music under their label.

At its peak, the festival attracted more than 10 000 visitors from around the globe. Unfortunately Hadra Trance Festival has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, but we expect the festival to return in 2021.

Hadra Trance Festival in France

FLOW Festival in Austria

Where: Austria
When: 03 September – 06 September 2020

While FLOW Experience is usually known to take place in the Austrian summer months, they have rescheduled to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s one of the few European psytrance festivals to look forward to this 2020.

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Psychedelic Experience Festival in Germany

Where: Germany
When: 27 May – 30 May 2021

Psychedelic Experience Festival takes place in Northern Germany, in a town called Lübz. You’ll experience delicious German cuisine and cool psychedelic side-activities will be present at this spectacular event with a main stage hosting a variety of psychedelic music.

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Burning Mountain Festival in Switzerland

Where: Switzerland
When: 24 June – 27 June 2021

The unique location lies in the Engadin Valley of the Swiss Alps, one of the highest inhabited valleys of Europe, home to 1000 people. Following the end of the ice age, an 80 kilometre long valley opened up in the modern swiss canton of Graubünden, at a height of 1,800 metres above sea level. It’s a perfect location for a psytrance festival!

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Shankra Festival in Switzerland

Where: Switzerland
When: 07 July – 11 July 2021

At Shankra Festival you’ll get to dance, laugh and be blessed between the gigantic mountains in Lostallo (Graubunden). This Swiss psytrance festival has a valley which invites you to deepen your level of consciousness by offering you the ideal wonderful space to fully express yourself.

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VooV Experience in Germany

Where: Germany
When: 17 Jul – 20 Jul 2020 (rescheduled due to coronavirus)

VooV is one of the oldest and biggest of the German parties dating back to 1992, with attendance numbers ranging from 10 to 20 thousand. After a slight break from the scene, the annual festival returned in 2014 and has continued to grow ever since.

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Antaris Project in Germany

Where: Germany
When: 25 June – 28 June 2021

While Antaris Project did not take place in 2020 due to coronavirus, the festival will return in 2021 for their 25th edition which is a massive achievement. Antaris Project, which stands for “Against War! For Friendship, Peace & Freedom” is one of the longest running festivals in Germany.

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S.U.N Festival in Hungary

Where: Hungary
When: 19 July – 25 July 2021

The first edition of the young S.U.N (Solar United Natives) Festival took place in 2013 after a number of the Ozora team decided to split up. The festival features more than 150 artists, unique visuals and decor, lectures, workshops and kid’s corner. The next edition of S.U.N Festival will take places in July 2021.

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ZNA Gathering in Portugal

Where: Portugal
When: 16 August – 23 August 2021

ZNA Gathering is a popular festival in Portugal taking place on Montargirl Lake. The concept is to bring feelings and sounds from the recent past back to life in a very friendly atmosphere through a special outdoor gathering. A moment where energy and communication flow in a retro-futuristic way. A unique location, under the shade of trees, in the middle of nature, built with love by dancers for dancers.

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Boom Festival in Portugal

Where: Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
When: 22 July 2021 – 29 July 2021
Read: Boom Festival 2014 Review

It’s unfortunate that one of the biggest psytrance festivals in the world, Boom Festival, was rescheduled due to the coronavirus, but we expect Boom Festival 2021 to be a massive edition!

While we have to wait until July 2021 to attend Boom Festival, it’s considered the holy grail of psychedelic trance parties. It started way back in 1997, and has been a highlight for Portuguese culture ever since.

The festival has a bunch of things to do including music across five stages, lectures, films, workshops and several visual art exhibitions that will blow your mind.

The main dance floor, called the Dance Temple, supports a crowd of 15 000 people underneath the shading canopy alone. We’re not sure how Boom Festival 2021 might go down with social distancing, but its an experience worth saving up for.

Idanha-a-Nova, the beautiful location for Boom Festival, is known to be incredibly hot during the Portuguese summer. It’s important to take some time and chill out during the long experience.

Massive crowd shot at the Dance Temple of Boom Festival 2018

Ozora Festival in Hungary

Where: Hungary
When: 02 August – 08 August 2021
Check Out: Ozora Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Ozora Festival is set to take place just days after Boom Festival in the village of Ozora, Hungary. In this small village of roughly 2000 people, many psytrance fans from around the world descend to experience a festival like no other. It’s continued to grow in popularity over the years and we’re excited for Ozora Festival 2021.

An aerial drone shot of Ozora Festival 2018 in Hungary

Momento Demento (MoDem) Festival in Croatia

Where: Croatia
When: 09 August – 15 August 2021

Modem Festival did not take place in 2020 but we expect the 2021 edition to be fantastic. The festival takes place near a town called Slunj in Croatia. It’s a week long festival dedicated to much harder styles of psychedelic music. The venue is absolutely beautiful too and has tons of waterfalls and fantastic spots to park off for a bit. There’s also a permanent art installation from Daniel Popper that has been turning heads too!

A night time shot of Modem Festival 2018 in Croatia

Psy-Fi Festival in Netherlands

Where: Netherlands
When: 25 August – 29 August 2021

In April the Dutch government banned all festivals until September due to the coronavirus. This meant Psy-Fi Festival was just days away from the cut off point. They’ve had to reschedule to 2021, but the festival is currently in jeopardy.

Drone shot of Psy-Fi Festival in the Netherlands

Indian Spirit Festival in Germany

Where: Germany
When: 26 August – 30 August 2021

Indian Spirit Festival is a psytrance music festival near Eldena, Germany, welcoming dedicated devotees of the electronic sub-genre from across Europe to join in the spiritual playground.

While the festival was to take place in 2020, they have rescheduled to August 2021 due to the coronavirus.

Indian Spirit Festival in Germany

Don’t forget to read our Ultimate Festival Checklist before heading to any of these festivals (know what to pack!), or our Music Festival Tips 101 guide if you’ve never attended a festival (or few) before!

Looking for more festivals? Take a look at our international psytrance festival calendar which includes over 150 festivals!