EDM has practically taken over the world. This genre of music is not just about the music itself but it’s also about bringing people from all over the world to dance together and enjoy life. EDM festivals make this possible. There are many music festivals all around the world, each with their different takes on how to make the people enjoy music the most. Here is a list of the best EDM festivals.
Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas)
Acts like David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, and many others have played at the festival. Electric Daisy sticks to its common theme which is the colorful bright daisy flower. The shows during the festival are full of vibrant light shows and of course, fireworks. Local and international talents are also introduced during the event. Aside from the famous DJs and producers, Electric Daisy Festival features underground EDM talents who are just starting out in their music producing career.
Each year, the festival takes on a theme and designs the entire event based on that. Tomorrowland has a signature touch of mystery and extravagance in all its themes boasting giant art displays, multiple stages, great lights shows and fireworks. The festival has been awarded Best Music Event multiple times by the International Dance Music Awards and Best Festival by the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards.
Ultra Music Festival (Miami)
Hundreds of thousands of people from different parts of the world attend the festival. The tickets are said to sell out seconds after being available for buying and the secondhand tickets amounting to more than $200. Some of the famous appearances that have been hosted at the festival are David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Avicii, Above & Beyond, and Steve Aoki.
The history of the event goes back to the founder attending an annual solstice burning of a wooden man as a sign of radical self-expression. Today, the event is attended by 50,000 people every year.
Electronic music has become a vital element in Burning Man since it evokes self-expression. Some of the famous acts that performed at the event are Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Diplo, and Skrillex. To avoid getting in the way of the other activities of the event, a special zone in Black Rock City has been established for EDM music lovers to enjoy live DJ performances.
The festival has several stages that host different types of live music. There are camping grounds for the festival goers and other amenities that continue to expand through the years. The 2015 Coachella sold around 200,000 tickets making it the most profitable music festival in the US.
Pop, indie, and EDM artists perform on the different stages of the festival. The Sahara Tent is where live EDM music are played. Some of the famous artists that have performed are Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Jack U, M83, Diplo, Major Lazer, Alesso, Disclosure and others.
Attendees reach up to 50,000 and the artists, an astounding of 60. The different styles of music performed during the festival draw in different types of crowd. Each year, these styles change and the number of stages change with it. Multiple outdoor stages host a wide range of styles from trance to house to hardstyle. Each stage has a different musical and light display.
Acrobatic performances have also been featured in the festival. Some of the famous acts that been hosted in the event are R3HAB, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Tiesto, Avicii, Kaskade, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Benny Benassi and others.
The production of the festival particularly how the speakers, the lights, and the stage are arranged, create the best musical experience. The festival has proved that a great clubbing experience can be brought outside in open air. Creamsfields has grown and reached different parts of the world including, Chile, UAE, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Lebanon, and Lithuania.
Creamsfields has been awarded as the Best Music Festival during the Music Week Awards. The 2016 Creamsfields will have 28 stages and will feature over 200 acts which will include Avicii, Axwell & Ingrosso, DJ EZ, Steve Aoki, and more.
The promotion of the festival is largely attributed to the loyal fans and the community in Rothbury. The town receives a share of the earnings per ticket sold. The event is co-produced by Insomniac Events and Madison which are also producers of the famous EDM festivals in America.
The line-up of the festival throughout the years include Diplo, Tiesto, Kaskade, Skrillex, Zedd, Benny Benassi, Krewella, Steve Angello, Cash Cash, Major Lazer, and more.
Sunburn Festival (India)
The festival traces the roots of Goa as a location for exchange of cultures and a haven for hippies. It happens around the last week of December and the number of attendees reach to 100,000. World renown artists such as Paul Van Dyk, Roger Saches, Sasha, Nadia Alia, and many more have performed at the festival.
Although the festival is located in India, the number of foreigners that attended match the number of Indian party goers, which create a unique party scene. Different nationalities show how they dance to the same EDM beat which is really enjoyable to watch and to be a part of.
Factory 93 debuted on May 21 featuring some of the freshest artist in the EDM scene. A three-hour set by Hot Since 82 was featured during the opening. Other artists include Santé Sidney Charles. Doc Martin was invited as a special guest.
The people behind Factory 93 were the also the people who cultivated underground EDM during the 90’s. The party house will be dedicated to showcasing and fostering deep house, techno, tech house and the characteristic vibe unique to the warehouse party culture in Los Angeles.
These are the best EDM festivals in the world because each of them are unique in their own ways. If you have the chance to go to at least one of them, you should not miss that chance. You’re not a really EDM fan if you haven’t been to an EDM music festival.