What are the best annual “clubbers” concerts in Europe?

No doubt about it……England rules this department. Of course, Ibiza is the most natural contender to the throne. Most concerts are held on Saturday, entrance tickets are naturally very pricey, and all are usually held in discrete (or even secret) locations that require calling some number in advance for the exact location. As a result, often these dates and locations change like the wind the author advises for one to please not take the dates and locations as the “gospel truth.”

  • Gatecrasher (the Summer Sound System)- held in late June at the Turweston Aerodrome in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England. See www.gatecrasher.co.uk
  • Creamfields-usually held at the Old Liverpool Airport in Liverpool, England in late August. Visit: www.cream.co.uk
  • Global Gathering- held in late July at the Long Marston Airfield near Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire, England  www.godskitchen.com
  • Homelands- around the beginning of June held at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire, England. Visit: www.homelands.co.uk
  • School Fields-30,000 people in school uniform, live bands, and DJ’s held in mid July at Clapham Common in London. Also every Saturday night is a smaller venue held at x with a 15 pound entry and a devout set of regulars. See www.schooldisco.com
  • Escape IntoThe Park- over 25,000 party people attend the late July held in Singleton Park in Swansea. See www.escapegroup.com
  • The Big Reunion- a total of over 14,000 people will attend this party held over 2 weekends around the end of November/early December each year at undisclosed locations. See www.thebigreunion.co.uk
  • The annual Big Chill festival to be held in 2003 at the Eastnor Castle in Malvern Hills, Herefordshire on August 1-3. Visit www.bigchill.net