Lonely Planet Writer

There's still time to plan a trip to the last of the summer music festivals

It may feel like summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make time for a music festival at the end of summer – or even in the early fall. To escape missing out on the music and mayhem, check out some of the festivals that still have tickets left and offer a chance to explore some incredible new destinations along the way.

EchoWaves Festival in Georgia. Image by EchoWaves Festival

EchoWaves, Georgia (23 to 26 August)

If you want to travel to a destination that’s off the beaten path while making sure to see some top musical acts, a new festival in Georgia is taking place on a beach in Anaklia late this summer. That means visitors can spend time on the Black Sea while seeing acts like Juan Atkins, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann and more.

Moovin Festival, United Kingdom (24 to 26 August)

Travellers who want an eco-friendly aspect to their next festival adventure can head to a farm in Etherow Country Park, Compstall, where they can check out music in open-sided barns and cow sheds. The festival will include acts like Amp Fiddler and De La Soul.

Backyard Sessions in Sweden. Image by Backyard Sessions

Backyard Sessions, Sweden (1 to 2 September)

While the weather holds, head north to Malmö’s Backyard Sessions Festival, which brings DJs, live music, street food and more to a massive park. As the sun goes out, festival-goers will head to the Moriskan Pavilion, a Malmö music palace built in 1901.

Mint Festival is held in Leeds. Image by Mint Festival

MINT Festival, United Kingdom (22 September)

The northern UK’s biggest dance festival is held in an airfield and will feature the world’s biggest disco ball and an aircraft hangar. Acts will include Peggy Gou, DJ EZ, Eats Everything and more.

The Ark cruise in the Mediterranean. Image by The Ark

The Ark Cruise, the Mediterranean (30 August to 3 September, 3 to 7 September)

If you want to take the party to the high seas, the Ark cruise will bring 4000 to the Mediterranean on board a luxury cruise ship. There will also be more than 50 DJs from a variety of music genres performing, including Dice, Luciano, and more.

Electric Zoo, New York (31 August to 2 September)

The 10th edition of this electronic music festival will bring together a number of incredibly immersive stages, where attendees can see acts like Chris Liebing, Alesso, Martin Garrix and Marshmello.

Diynamic, London (8 September)

If you want to pack all your festival fun into one day, then this London festival may be the ticket. It will feature acts like Solomun, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, HOSH, Karmon, and more.

The Nova Batida festival is in Portugal. Image by Nova Batida

Nova Batida, Portugal (14 to 16 September)

Want to combine a festival with a city break to a stunning location? Nova Batida is a new city festival in Lisbon, one of Europe’s trendiest destinations. It blends music, art, culture and lifestyle, and will feature Little Dragon, Mount Kimbie, Gilles Peterson, Maribou State and more.

The BPM Festival in Portugal. Image by BPM Festival

The BPM Festival, Portugal (20 to 23 September)

Once an industry networking event in Mexico for DJs and people in the music industry, this festival has since moved to Portimão and Lagoa in the Algarve region of Portugal. Now, this four-day is held at eight different venues, and will feature more than 145 names in house and techno, like Art Department, Apollonia, Carl Craig and more.

The Abode Festival. Image by Abode

ABODE in the Park, London (23 September)

A one-day session in London’s Finsbury Park is a tech house experience in the heart of the city, featuring Groove Armada, Sidney Charles, Sante and East End Dubs.

Into the Valley, Spain (28 to 30 September)

In an ancient Castle of Sohail in the town of Fuengirola on the Andalusian coast of Spain, Into The Valley Festival combines afterparties, beach stages, a theatre stage and more, with guests like Acid Pauli, Amelie Lens, Anastasia Kristensen and more.

Moga Festival, Morocco (12 to 14 October)

Check out the festival scene in Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones filming location, where you can see local acts like Amine Dhobb, Achil and Hisham, as well and international performers.

Movement Torino, Italy (12 to 13 October)

About 15,000 people will gather for this techno festival in a massive conference centre. Festivals goers can see Jon Hopkins (live), Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers and more.

BIME festival in Spain. Image by BIME

BIME, Spain (26 to 27 October)

Technically, this festival is in the autumn, but its Spanish setting means there will be plenty of heat. Described as an “avant-garde affair”, the festival boasts massive acts like Aphex Twin, MGMT, Editors, Slowdive, Jon Hopkins and more.