Long one of Japan’s better dance festivals, this big-time outdoor bash will once again see a great many fans make the pilgrimage to the mountainside Kodama no Mori campsite in Nagano prefecture. Taico Club is within relatively easy striking distance from Tokyo, albeit more convenient by car than public transport. Taico’s penultimate shindig (it's set to hold its last edition in 2018) will see appearances by top DJs including the Detroit-inspired Motor City Drum Ensemble, Canadian mathematician-come-electronica producer Daphni, Parisian fusion duo Acid Arab and Tokyo’s own techno godfather Takkyu Ishino, plus a nice mix of local up-and-comers (trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, D.A.N.) and big-name bands (Battles). Advance tickets are on sale now.