As the days get warmer, it’s getting time for the best time of year: festival season. If you’re a true dance music fan, then you know that no summer is complete without attending at least one festival. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best electronic music festivals of the year.
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Ultra Music Festival
Ultra is arguably one of the most recognizable festivals in the world, with events in Miami and Ibiza as well as South America and Asia. The festival spans three days, usually over March or April, and features some of the biggest names in EDM.
Electric Daisy Carnival
The Electric Daisy Carnival is the largest dance music festival in North America, drawing crowds of over 150,000 people to its Las Vegas location alone. Like Ultra Music Festival, there are multiple dates across multiple locations throughout the world. EDC events tend to be more focused on EDM culture than just listening to music — every night ends in a massive fireworks show!
The Best EDM Festivals of the Year
By Brian Block
December 9, 2014
The lights, the sounds, the crowd…the best electronic dance music festivals are more than just a place to hear amazing music; they’re an experience. From Tomorrowland in Belgium to Ultra Music Festival in Miami and beyond, here are some of the best electronic festivals around the world.
Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
If you love electronic music, then at some point in your life you’ve probably dreamed about attending Tomorrowland. In its 11 years of existence it has grown from a small gathering to one of the most visited festivals in the world. Everything about this festival screams “extraordinary”, from its location (a beautiful park in Belgium) to its elaborate stages and decorations that make you feel like you’re living inside a fantasy film. And with hundreds of thousands of people attending each year, it’s an experience everyone should have at least once.
As the weather gets warmer, so does the music festival season. Just because the temperature is rising, doesn’t mean you should put away your favorite hoodies and sweatpants though. These are the best EDM festivals of the year and they’re sure to have some of your favorite artists performing there.
Our top choice this year goes to Ultra Music Festival. This three-day festival in Miami will be held from March 28th – 30th and it’s sure to be a good time. Their line up includes some of the top DJ’s in the world including Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, A$AP Rocky and many more.
If you’re looking for something even bigger than Ultra Music Festival, then Electric Daisy Carnival might be right up your alley. Taking place June 20th – 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada; this three-day event brings together over 300k people from all over the world to enjoy electronic music at its finest.
A bit closer to home is Spring Awakening Music Festival which takes place June 6th – 8th in Chicago at Addams/Medill Park. Lineups include Bassnectar, Zedd, Diplo and many more amazing artists that you won’t want to miss out on!
If you’re looking for a new EDM festival to check out this year, look no further. Here are the top 15 EDM festivals of the year where you can get lost in the music and have the time of your life.
Ultra Music Festival
Ultra is one of the most popular EDM festivals in the United States and takes place annually in Miami, Florida. The 2017 edition of Ultra took place from March 24-26 and featured amazing performances by artists like Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and many more. If you want to get your groove on with an estimated 300,000 people, this is definitely a festival for you.
Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. It now stretches over two weekends and usually sells out in minutes. It is so popular that they also have Tomorrowland Winter, which takes place in Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski in France in March. This year’s festival will take place over two weekends: July 21-23 and July 28-30.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas
Electronic music festivals are some of the most popular events in the world. From Ultra to EDC, there are dozens of different festivals that take place all over the globe. The ones listed below are the best music festivals that you can attend this year.
Ultra: Ultra is a festival that takes place in Miami, Florida. The festival lasts three days, and features dozens of world-renowned DJs. It is easy to get tickets to the festival, but they tend to sell out quickly.
Coachella: Coachella is easily one of the most popular electronic music festivals in the world. It takes place in California each year, and it usually sells out within hours of tickets going on sale.
EDC: EDC stands for Electric Daisy Carnival. This festival was originally held in Las Vegas, but it has since expanded to multiple locations around the world. It is also one of the most popular festivals as well.
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has grown to become one of the biggest music genres in America. Some of the most popular festivals are Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Ultra, and Tomorrowland. These events are known for their unforgettable sets and jaw-dropping stage design and visuals.
EDC is an annual festival that takes place in Las Vegas, NV. Hundreds of thousands of people attend each year, with the most recent 2018 event having a total attendance of 400,000. Headliners this year include Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Marshmello, and NGHTMRE. This festival is known for its iconic carnival rides such as the ferris wheel and giant slide. The festival’s location has been moved a few times over the past years, with 2018 being the first year it returns to its original home at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ultra is another popular EDM festival that occurs in Miami every March. Over 70 acts perform throughout this weekend-long event across 8 stages. Each stage showcases a different genre of electronic music from trap to house to techno and more! This festival also features amazing art installations such as a ferris wheel, light shows, and an interactive LED dome.
Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival held
The best electronic music festivals to attend this summer are the Electric Zoo Festival, the Ultra Music Festival, and the Tomorrowland Festival. We will be discussing more about these three festivals in this blog post.
In 2013, the Electric Zoo Festival was held at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. The festival is a three-day event that is held annually over Labor Day weekend. The festival was created for fans of all styles of dance music, including house, electro house, techno, trance, drum & bass, dubstep, trap, breaks, hardcore/hardstyle and more.
The lineup for the 2013 Electric Zoo includes Hardwell (the