This article belongs to a multi-part series about music festivals outside Barcelona. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and plenty of great live music to enjoy, so make sure to check out the other entries.
Start packing your best festival clothes, because Valencia’s first international electronic music festival is back! This July, on the weekend of 8 to 10, the best global makers of digital dance-potions will take over the stage of Marenostrum Music Festival in Spain’s third largest city. If you missed Valencia Beach Festival in June, this is your chance to take a nice sightseeing road trip down the coast from Barcelona.
The 2016 edition of Marenostrum Music Festival brings you DJs from all over the world, from established veterans of the dance floor to the freshest new names in the business. Below are a few of our top picks, but make sure to check out all the acts already confirmed to be in Valencia.
Quintino – A DJ on the verge of becoming a huge international star, Quintino is fueled by a lifelong passion for dance music and has collaborated with the likes of Tiësto and Afrojack.
Don Diablo – This demonic DJ and producer from Holland still finds time between his successful world tours to remix for people like Madonna and Ed Sheeran. We bet you’ll hear his name a lot in the coming years.
Juicy M – Juicy M started as a DJ back in 2007 and is heavily influenced by hip-hop music. An expert in delivering high-energy live mashups, she’s someone who’s set we highly recommend you find the time for, even amongst all the other busy festival activities we’re sure you’ll be up to.
How to get there – If you’re going from Barcelona, you have many options for getting to Valencia, with car and train being the fastest. Road trips are more fun, though – go with some time to spare and explore a plethora of awesome beaches on the coast of Spain. Once in Valencia, use the festival’s own free bus to get to the venue.
Camping – Marenostrum Music Festival has its own camping site for the first time! Sleeping on a tent and socializing with other festival goers in this kind of environment is a big part of any festival experience, so we highly recommend it.
Tickets – Access to 3 days of awesome dance music for 43€? We say that’s pretty cool. There are different kinds of ticket bundles, so choose what suits you best. Then all you have to do is get your friends together, get all your butts there and have a lot of fun. Go, go, go shake your stuff!