Want to find the BEST psychedelic trance festivals you can attend?

We’ve put together a list of the best Psytrance festivals in the world featuring jaw-dropping decor, next-level backdrops, well-crafted lineups, perfect weather, old and new friends.

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Momento Demento (MoDem) Festival 2018

Where: Croatia
When: 06 August to 12 August 2018

Momento Demento or Mo:dem Festival takes place near the town of Slunj. The festival is a week long dedicated to ecology, with the venue featuring much of Croatia’s natural eye-candy including 18th century windmills and waterfalls. This year’s edition is sold out proving its popularity.

A night time shot of Modem Festival 2018 in Croatia

Psy-Fi Festival 2018

Where: Netherlands
When: 15 August to 19 August 2018

A unique playground of several beaches and islands that host numerous stages and two different camping sites (in the forest or by the lakeside), it’s hard to give this one a miss if you’re in Europe.

The Dutch psytrance festival celebrates its sixth anniversary entitled A Shamanic Experience. The festival also features an Artistry Plaza, where artists display their art and a Sacred Island area for lectures, workshops and chilled-out activities.

Plus, the thought of hitting some Amsterdam coffee shops afterwards tickles our fancy!

Drone shot of Psy-Fi Festival in the Netherlands

Free Earth Festival 2018

Where: Greece
When: 23 August to 27 August 2018

Although the Greek psytrance festival skipped 2015, Free Earth has continued to grow on a new beach venue, topping over 3000 attendees at their latest edition. This year the festival will be limited to 3000 attendees. Did you know, Greece is the sunniest country in Europe?

Free Earth Festival in Greece

Alien Safari Sprung 2018

Where: Cape Town, South Africa
When: 01 September to 02 September 2018

Alien Safari is one of South Africa’s oldest promoters, with over 25 years of experience. Their annual event, Alien Safari Sprung, takes place in September, at the start of the outdoor season in Cape Town, when the months are warmer.

Alien Safari Sprung in Cape Town South Africa

Hadra Trance Festival 2018

Where: France
When: 06 September to 09 September 2018

Hadra was started in 2001 by a small group of electronic music lovers. In 2018 Hadra, Trance Festival will kick off once again with its 11th edition. The French festivals draws a crowd from throughout Europe and attendance numbers top over 10 000 people.

Hadra Trance Festival in France

Groove Attack / Solaris Project parties

Where: Israel
When: Different Dates Throughout The Year

Groove Attack celebrated its 4th year of its signature Neverland Festival, Solaris Project’s has numerous parties throughout the year and their joint Atmosphere Festival are all worth checking out if you’re ever in the Middle East. These guys know how to throw a rocking psytrance party!

Indian Spirit Festival 2018

Where: Germany
When: 30 August to 03 September 2018

Indian Spirit Festival started out as a small psychedelic party in 2007 and has grown strong in recent years. Indian Spirit is held at the start of September, much later than the other German psytrance festivals listed.

Indian Spirit Festival in Germany

Insomnia Festival 2018

Where: Portugal
When: 31 August to 02 September 2018

The 3 year old psytrance festival takes place in a forest near the capital of Lisbon. Did you know, the Portuguese are responsible for inventing the Piri Piri Sauce?

Insomnia Festival near Lisbon Portugal

Mandallah Festival 13

Where: Brazil
When: 13 October to 14 October 2018

The South American festival has been taking place for over a decade and has more recently taken place in Andradas, known as Land of Wine. The festival has grown over the years and will celebrate its 13th edition this year.

Mandallah Festival in Brazil

Earthcore Festival 2018

Where: Victoria, Australia
When: 22 November to 25 November 2018

Australian bush doof Earthcore has hosted numerous outdoor festivals, weekly club nights, warehouse parties and raves over the years.

In 2008 Earthcore went on hiatus and returned in 2013 for their 20 year anniversary.

Earthcore Festival in Australia

Vortex Open Source 2018

Where: Cape Town, South Africa
When: 13 December to 17 December 2018

The 4 night, 5 day festival takes place in the mystical land of the Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend. Expect some long journey sets from old school legends local and international legends amongst a very natural, forest setting.

Vortex Open Source at the Circle of Dreams in Riviersonderend South Africa

The Experience Festival NYE 2018-19

Where: Thailand
When: 30 December 2018 to 02 January 2019

Situated on the island of Koh Tao (Turtle Island) in Thailand, Experience Festival will host its 11th edition this year and in a beautiful location known for and snorkeling, as well as hiking, rock climbing and bouldering.

The Experience Festival NYE Thailand

Rainbow Serpent Festival 2019

Where: Victoria, Australia
When: January 2019 (TBC)

Rainbow Serpent Festival has been an unmissable fixture on Australia’s annual festival calendar for over 20 years. The psytrance festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded in the world.

These days the epic five day multifaceted eruption of dance, colour, expression and celebration attracts people from all corners of the earth who converge on Lexton in Western Victoria in January for an unforgettable, unique Australian experience.

Did you know, in Australia there are more kangaroos than people?

Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia

Origin Festival 2019

Where: Cape Town, South Africa
When: 01 February to 03 February 2019

Origin Festival is the first major festival of the year taking place at the tip of Africa, presented by the people of Nano Records and Good Time Events, who also produced Earthdance Cape Town until recently.

Origin Festival is one of the largest festivals in South Africa and boasts two dance floors (psytrance, techno, house, ambient) and a wide variety of visionary arts over two nights and three days.

Nestled in the mountains of the Helderstroom, Origin showcases Cape Town’s beautiful landscapes.

Origin Festival in Cape Town South Africa

HillTop Festival 2019

Where: Goa, India
When: 08 February to 10 February 2019

The Indian psychedelic scene is thriving and Hill Top has been in the mix for over 5 years.

Hill Top Festival is known to be one of the best psytrance trance festival experiences in Goa, so head on down to Vagator.

You’ll also get to party on the beaches of Goa to some psychedelic trance. Did you know, Goa has over 7000 bars?

Hill Top Festival Goa Trance Party

Earth Frequency Festival 2019

Where: Queensland, Australia
When: 15 February to 18 February 2019

Combining elements of ‘transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof (what Australians call psytrance festivals) and boutique festival’, Earth Frequency turned 10 in 2015.

Earth Frequency Festival is held each year at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing.

Ivory’s Rock is a beautiful outdoor venue with top notch facilities, comfortable campgrounds, and it is conveniently located under an hour from Brisbane and just 20 minutes from Ipswich.

Earth Frequency Festival in Australia

DOOF Festival 2019

Where: Israel
When: Around April 2019 (TBC)

The Doof Project was born back as an underground party organization in 1996 with the formation of their label, Doof Records, coming later in 2002.

Now veterans of the Israeli psytrance scene, the Doof Festival has taken place since 2004 and from their early 1 day parties it has grown to 3 days and 4 nights. Did you know, Israel is only about 20,000 km²?

DOOF Festival in Israel

Festival Ometeotl 2019

Where: Mexico
When: 12 April to 14 April 2019

Mexico, the land where chocolate, chillies and corn where discovered! Named after Aztec gods Ometecuhtli and Omecihua, Ometeotl looks like a great psychedelic festival in a field of grass, hosting thousands of Mexicans and international guests. Have a tequila for us!

Sunset at Festival Ometeotl in Mexico

Respect Festival 2019

Where: Brazil
When: 18 April to 21 April 2019

Respect has helped shaped the psychedelic trance scene in Brazil for 10 years with over 18 parties during that time. Taking place in the Boqueirão Sul – Ilha Comprida, this is a beach party you don’t want to miss!

Did you know, Brazil supplies around 1/3rd of the world’s coffee?

Respect Festival Brazilian Psytrance

Mundo de Oz 10th Anniversary 2019

Where: Brazil
When: 26 April 2019 to 05 May 2019

Mundo de Oz is yet another popular Brazilian festival in Aldeia Outro Mundo, Lagoinha. Now heading towards its 10th edition, the festival has been growing in numbers. Be on the lookout for some of their other events including ReveillOz #5 – 2018/19 over NYE and Mo:Dem Festival Teaser Brasil 2019 next year.

Psychedelic Experience Festival 2019

Where: Germany
When: 30 May to 02 June 2019

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.

Burning Mountain Festival 2019

Where: Switzerland
When: Around June/July 2019 (TBC)

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!

Shankra Festival 2019

Where: Switzerland
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

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.

VooV Experience 2019

Where: Germany
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

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.

Noisily Festival Of Music & Arts 2019

Where: United Kingdom
When: 11 July to 15 July 2019
Read: Interview with DJ Ipcress

Set deep in the rolling hills of Leicestershire at the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival of Electronic Music and Arts lies in one of the most beautiful wooded valleys in the country.

Totally contained amongst the trees creating a safe haven where hedonism and escapism can flourish and thrive, Noisily Festival 2018 will play host to some of the most exciting musical talent from the UK and abroad, along with a plethora of performance, innovative installations and mind bending visual arts.

Antaris Project 2019

Where: Germany
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

Celebrating 24 editions, Antaris Projekt (Against War! For Friendship, Peace and Freedom) is one of the earlier psytrance festivals in the [German] season and is known to be a welcoming environment for the whole family and foreign visitors. Did you know, Germany is Europe’s second largest beer drinking country!

Ozora Festival 2019

Where: Hungary
When: 29 July to 04 August 2019
Check Out: Ozora Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Ozora Festival takes its name from the village of Ozora in Tolna County, Hungary. This small village, with a population of roughly 2000 people, has hosted tens of thousands of international psychedelic music lovers for more than a decade. The Hungarian festival continues to grow in popularity and is no doubt on any psychedelic travelers music festival bucket list.

An aerial drone shot of Ozora Festival 2018 in Hungary

One Love Festival 2019

Where: Switzerland
When: 24 July to 28 July 2019

The fourth edition of One Love Festival entitled ‘Roots of Love’ which will take place in Bergün Filisur this Summer. This year the psytrance festival will return to the mysterious Bella Luna-site inbetween forests and next to the river Albula.

FLOW Festival 2019

Where: Austria
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

This spectacular Austrian psytrance festival takes place in Tritolstraße, Eggendorf at the same venue since 2010. The summer weather, with its bright sun, will illuminate the artwork surrounding the entire festival area.

S.U.N Festival 2019

Where: Hungary
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

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.

Eclipse Festival 2019

Where: Canada
When: Around July 2019 (TBC)

The weekend-long festival is held in Quebec, Canada every second year. The first outdoor edition of the party was held in 2003 and this year will celebrate its 15th anniversary. The festive experience will take place at the enchanted site of Bonnet Rouge Rafting in Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, where a genuine parallel world will be illuminated and vibrate in harmony for 5 days in nature.

Summer Never Ends Festival 2019

Where: Switzerland
When: Around July/August 2019 (TBC)

The idea was sparked a decade ago – a psychedelic wonderland featuring four dance floors, an art exhibition, various workshops and more. 10 000 people partying in the Swiss Alps.

Summer Never Ends Festival is the biggest Psytrance Festival in Switzerland, and one of the oldest and maintains its tradition since 2006. It usually takes place in July in a wonderful location embedded in the Swiss mountains, and is now held bi-annually.

Unity Festival

Where: Israel
When: Different Dates Throughout The Year

The Dead Sea is known to be the lowest point in the world and features extremely salty water you can float on. Sounds like a great place to a pack a couple thousand trance lovers, right?

Lost Theory Festival 2019

Where: Croatia
When: 03 July to 08 July 2019

Lost Theory Festival is a 7 day experimental music festival in Croatia with 3 stages in one of the most beautiful undiscovered regions of Europe. The beautiful border of Sotoserrano & Riomalo De Abajo invites exploration, connection and transformation; exciting a passion for nature the environment and inspiring our intrinsic creativity. This unique location where the mountains offer panoramic views spanning over the crystal clear waters and evergreen forests.

Freedom Festival 2019

Where: Portugal
When: 06 August to 12 August 2019

In 2015 Freedom Festival celebrated its 10 year anniversary, alternating with Boom’s year. Although Freedom Festival is not as popular as Boom Festival, it still draws a large crowd.

ZNA Gathering 2019

Where: Portugal
When: 19 August to 26 August 2019

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.

Universo Paralello (UP15) Festival 2019/2020

Where: Brazil
When: Over NYE 2019/2020

The large outdoor festival starts few days before New Years Eve and ends few days later into the new year, situated on a stunning location, Praia de Pratigi, a hidden oasis on the Southern beaches of Bahia, Brazil. The weather is hot and humid, as you can expect on a beach in the height of the Brazilian summer. The next edition will be over 2019/2020 NYE.

Boom Festival 2020

Where: Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
When: July 2020 (TBC)
Read: Boom Festival 2014 Review
Check Out:
Boom Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Boom Festival is considered the ‘holy grail’ of psychedelic trance parties.

Since 1997, the biennial festival takes place in Portugal, featuring musical performances across five stages, lectures, films, workshops and several visual art exhibitions.

The main Dance Temple on its own supports a crowd of 15 000 people, with the whole  psychedelic lovers from across the globe. Boom Festival 2020 is bound to be an experience, make sure you’ve saved up when tickets go on sale because this festival sells out in a matter of hours!

Idanha-a-Nova lake is a stunning location for this hot Portuguese summer festival. Aside from the best in dance and trance music, there will be chillout gardens and art installations to enjoy.

Massive crowd shot at the Dance Temple of Boom Festival 2018

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