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Elrow Barbate, Spain

Long before Elrow evolved into the rave scene’s leading party brand, it started life in a dusty shanty town on the edge of Barcelona’s motorway ring road. These days, you’ll find more polished Elrow events in every major city across the world.

Shake it off: Elrow events are in every major city across the world

However, if glittering city life isn’t your thing, you can always attend one of Elrow’s more off-grid incarnations. Expect their mid-August party in Barbate, a tiny coastal town on the southern tip of Spain, to be very raw. Swoop direct to Jerez from either Manchester or Gatwick, then fly home from Gibraltar following a detoxifying stomp up the Rock to communicate with the wild monkey population that dwells there. From 7pm on Aug 14, tickets from £40, elrow.com