EDM or Electronic Dance Music Festivals are among the most anticipated music festivals of the last decade. At least 25% of top 100 top radio hits nowadays are EDM. The real experience of EDM, however, is at a music festival.
EDM in America is a big deal, with festivals attracting hundreds of thousands of people. The atmosphere at the festivals is usually awash with colorful costumes, positive energy and extremely theatrical music productions. What’s more, the festivals serve to attract thousands of tourists.
Below are 5 of the best EDM festivals that you really must attend. They are scheduled to take place every year, so you just might make it to attend some of them. But if not, you really must put them on your bucket list. Check out the EDM festivals by clicking here.
- Electric Zoo, New York, USA
Electric Zoo takes place every year in New York’s Randall’s Island Park during Labor Day weekend. Ordinarily, the festival lasts 2 days, but in 2011, it lasted for 3 days and attracted a crowd of 85,000 people.
Every year, the lineup is staged to outdo the magnificence of the previous years. The production usually features 6 stages and over 100 DJ sets comprising the greatest DJs from across the world.
For four consecutive years (2010 to 2013), electric zoo received IDM awards for being the best music event category.
This is one festival you should be sure to catch in 2015.
- Ultra Miami, Florida, Miami, USA
Ultra Miami takes place over a 3-day period in late march.
The festival has been described by many as the mecca of EDM festivals worldwide due to its massive attendance and wide viewership.
Over 170,000 fans attended the Ultra Miami Festival in 2014. The festival goes up to midnight each day after which the party adjourns to various night clubs.
- Electric Daisy Carnival, Vegas, USA
Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, originated in LA back in 1992, but has spread to 5 cities within the U.S. and even outside the U.S. to England and Mexico.
If you are to attend any EDC festival, you must attend the EDC Vegas one due to its sheer size. In 2014, EDC Vegas had an average daily attendance of 134,000 people making it well over 400,000 people in 3 days. The previous 2 years also maintained good attendance records.
EDC Vegas has a carnivore atmosphere featuring games and rides; therefore you can enjoy yourself even when not attending the concert. Click here to checkhow to have good time at a rock concert.
- TomorrowWorld, Georgia, USA
TomorrowWorld has its origin in Belgium. It was inaugurated in the U.S. in 2013, and in the same year received an IDM award for the category of best music event. The festival happens in the last week of September every year.
TomorrowWorld features 8 stages with over 300 DJs performing. For a festival that has existed for only 2 years, the attendance is nothing but epic, with 2014 attracting 140,000 fans.
Now that you know about the above music events, plan to attend starting this year.