Polaris Festival © Constantino Bedin

Polaris 2018: The intimate Alpine festival continues to get the balance just right

Verbier, Switzerland 29 November

“Less Pitchfork, more panto”: Mariah Carey’s festive London spectacular reviewed

The O2, London 11 December

In Photos: Rakastella 2018 at Art Basel

Virginia Key, Miami 8 December
Shoreline Mafia © Vicky Grout

In Photos: Shoreline Mafia

Scala, London 30 December

MUTEK.MX 2018: Spotlighting digital innovation in the Mexican capital

Mexico City 19 November
Yves Tumor © Mark Cole

Yves Tumor’s new live show captures his genre-fluid vision

Hoxton Hall, London 22 November

Le Guess Who? 2018: A well-refined formula for a rich and diverse city-wide festival

Utrecht, Netherlands 8 November

In Photos: Mira Festival 2018

Fabra i Coats, Barcelona 8 November
Tierra Whack, Iceland Airwaves 2018 © Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Iceland Airwaves: Reykjavik’s eclectic festival still feels fresh 20 years in

Reykjavík, Iceland 7 November
Blood Orange, Pitchfork Paris 2018 © Alban Gendrot

Pitchfork Paris 2018: The Parisian festival tempered forward-facing curation with a notably restrained atmosphere

Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris 1 November
Club to Club 2018 © Andrea Macchia

Club to Club 2018: The Italian institution delivers directional programming on a grand scale

Turin, Italy 1 November
Caterina Barbieri © Adriano Ferreira Borges

Semibreve 2018: A thoughtful, low-key standout in the experimental festival circuit

Braga, Portugal 26 October
Aphex Twin © Alexander Ostburg

Aphex Twin’s pummelling Berlin show brought a warehouse rave to Funkhaus

Funkhaus 1 November
No Bounds Festival 2018 © Frankie Casillo

No Bounds 2018: The Sheffield festival expands on the bold vision of Hope Works

Hope Works, Sheffield 12 October
Aphex Twin, BIME Live 2018 © Tom Hagen

BIME Live 2018: Ambitious programming makes the Bilbao spectacle a highlight on the festival calendar

Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain 26 October
Call Super, WHP 18 © Scott Charlesworth

Check out these backstage portraits from Daniel Avery’s curated WHP18 party

Store Street, Manchester 20 October