Biggest and Best EDM Festivals [2019]

The GloFX team has revamped and brought back our list of the Biggest and Best EDM Festivals of 2019. How can we pick which EDM festivals to attend when there are so many bidding for our love and support?

Festivals continue to one-up each other, creating new experiences and adventures each year, so be sure to find the perfect match for your festival fam.

Best EDM Festivals 2019

This list encompasses festivals from all over the world, and each one guarantees a unique experience that’s sure to leave a long-lasting impression. 

Each of the festivals received high praises on the following attributes:

  • Headlining Performers
  • Venue
  • Reputation
  • Atmosphere & Vibe
  • Ticket Price

 Best EDM Festivals of 2019

Organized by Date

NameDateLocation
BUKU Music + Arts ProjectMar 22 – 23New Orleans, LA
Beyond WonderlandMar 22 – 23San Bernardino, CA
Ultra Music FestivalMar 29 – 31Miami, FL
Coachella Music & Arts FestivalApr 12 – 14, Apr 19 – 21Indio, CA
Shaky Beats Music FestivalMay 10 – 11Atlanta, GA
EDC Las VegasMay 17 – 19Las Vegas, NV
Movement FestivalMay 25 – 27Detroit, MI
Bonnaroo Music & Arts FestivalJun 13 – 16Manchester, TN
Paradiso FestivalJun 14 – 15George, WA
Electric ForestJun 27 – 30Rothbury, MI
Electric LoveJul 4 – 6Plainfield, Austria
Airbeat OneJul 10 – 14Neustadt-Glewe, Germany
SónarJul 18 – 20 Barcelona, Spain
ParookavilleJul 19 – 21Airport Weeze, Germany
TomorrowlandJul 19 – 21, Jul 26 – 28Boom, Belgium
Sziget FestivalAug 7 – 13Budapest, Hungary
Shambhala Music FestivalAug 9 – 12 Salmo, BC, Canada
Creamfields Aug 22 – 25Daresbury, United Kingdom
MysterylandAug 23 – 26Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Electric ZooAug 30 – Sept 1New York City, NY
Imagine Music FestivalSept 20 – 22Hampton, GA
Lost Lands FestivalSept 27 – 29Legend Valley, OH
Amsterdam Dance EventOct 16 – 20Amsterdam, Netherlands
HARBOURLIFETBASydney, Australia
Lights All NightTBADallas, TX


BUKU Music + Arts Project – New Orleans, LA | March 22-23, 2019

2019 Headliners: Excision | Lana Del Rey | Griz | A$AP Rocky

Venue: Its unique location in the outskirts of the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, gives it an exclusive and industrial feel. Mardi Gras World becomes an oasis of creative expression, which is why BUKU stands out as a festival in terms of art and culture. This year they are expanding the venue to allow room for bigger stages and additional art installations. The entire venue is a culmination of artistic innovation and youthful culture.

ReputationThe BUKrewe creates a fusion of EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock music. The support from the local community is justified by BUKU’s attentiveness to musical detail. If you attend, keep an eye out for the famous Live Graffiti Gallery that grows and comes to life throughout the weekend as artists add their personalities to the event.

Price: For $195, you’ll receive a 2-day General Admission pass to the BUKU Project. You will need to keep in mind that this is not a camping festival so check out their travel packages that include two night hotel stays.

Atmosphere: The BUKU Project is a living, breathing artifact that’s heavily rooted in the southern cultures of its New Orleans home. It’s one of the few festivals whose image mirrors that of the community in which it thrives. BUKU immerses you in a unique experience similar to what you would expect to have walking down a counterculture-esque version of Bourbon Street at night. Away from the stages, you’ll find lounge areas where you can get a hit of the refreshing Mississippi River breeze to cool you down after an intense set. In addition, at the end of the night, you are only minutes away from the famous French Quarter.

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Beyond Wonderland – San Bernardino, CA | March 22-23, 2019

2019 Headliners: Armin Van Buuren | Deadmau5 | Ganja White Night | Rezz

Venue: Beyond Wonderland has moved around quite a bit since its first year in 2010. This year it will be back at its original venue the National Orange Show Events Center (NOS) in San Bernardino, CA. You will experience four permanent stages and two roaming stages, each one drawing you into a different chapter of Lewis Carroll’s novel.

Reputation: Beyond Wonderland has been growing in popularity for the last nine years and this year has more hype than ever before. BW is known to bring the big names in house, trance, dubstep, drum & bass, and all of today’s dance music. 

Price 2-day GA tickets will run you about $190, but for $100 more you can experience the VIP treatment. VIP tickets include dedicated dancing areas, air-conditioned bathrooms, locker rentals, complimentary Mad Hatter Tea Party & Pastries. Add on $10 to any ticket option to receive a 3D collectible magnet.

Atmosphere: Get ready to enter the magical EDM-version of Wonderland. Beyond Wonderland will send you on an adventure through a psychedelic playground with characters around every corner. Prepare for beat heavy sets from up-and-coming artists as well as your all-time favorites. You will have plenty of eye candy since Insomniac decorates every inch of the stage and venue. There is plenty of daytime fun to experience from moon bounces to ball pits. Be sure to let your inner-child run wild.


Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL | March 29-31, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Marshmello | The Chainsmokers | Martin Garrix | Deadmau5 | Illenium

Venue: For the past several years, Ultra has been hosted at its notorious location of Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami. After a long battle, the festival will be making a move in 2019 to the tropical Virginia Key Beach Park. This new location provides a piece of paradise for the festival and is drenched in the history of Miami, making it one of the cherished getaways in the area. Be ready for lots of feedback after this one is over. 

Reputation: Ultra Music Festival has been making waves in the EDM industry for years…make that over 20 YEARS! New editions of UMF continue to emerge in cities all over the world, bringing with them massive lineups and jaw-dropping stage productions. Ultra Worldwide is growing an EDM empire and, with each new location, is converting more EDM non-believers into authentically certified ravers. UMF is such a big deal that the days leading to it are packed with events to celebrate its arrival. Miami Music Week attracts thousands of people to South Florida, where fans can enjoy exclusive sets played by some of EDM’s biggest acts.

Price: General Admission tickets for UMF are currently at $379.95. Don’t wait around too long to purchase your tickets, Ultra Music Festival sells out every year. With a lineup that includes some of the biggest names in the business, it almost feels like we are getting a deal.

Atmosphere: Choosing Ultra Music Festival as your first festival is like getting a Ferrari as your first car. If you think that Ultra Music Festival is only trying to charm you with their overly stacked lineup and superior production, think again. You’ll be happy to know that it partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations to offer its fans a way to get involved with global initiatives that aim to benefit humanity. If you happen to be at Ultra Music Festival this year, make sure you stop by Eco Village where you can learn what some of the world’s most influential nonprofits are doing to make the world a better place.

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Coachella Music & Arts Festival – Indio, CA | April 12-14 & 19-21, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: The Weekend | Beyonce | Eminem | ODESZA | Post Malone

Venue: Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Don’t let its name fool you though. This club stretches across 330 acres of land and opens its doors to the Coachella community each year. One cool fact you might not know about the venue is that its location is in the desert. Despite the unappealing idea of raving in a desert, the climate is not what you think a desert to be. Plus, you have the perfect view of Coachella Valley, which in itself is an extraordinary feature to have at a festival.

Reputation: Coachella is one of the most famous and most profitable music festivals in the world. If you keep up with festival news, then you may be aware of the high amount of coverage this event gets. Everything Coachella does gets highlighted by numerous sources because of how unique and influential it is compared to most festivals. One thing you’ll never hear from someone who’s been to Coachella is that it was nothing special. The lineups are always on point, incorporating various genres to satisfy its immense fan base. It might seem strange to cram so many styles of music into one festival, but Coachella knows how to do it right.

Price: As to be expected Advance Sale tickets have sold out for both weekends. Other ticket sales will be available throughout the first few months of 2019. Expect to pay at least $429 for General Admission passes. You will have to pay everything up front because they only offer payment plans during the Advance Sale. To prove its power, Coachella’s sold out all Advanced Weekend 1 passes within 3 hours of going on sale. If you are desperate to attend this year, keep an eye out for giveaways and contests.

Atmosphere: Coachella goes through all the lengths to make sure you have the best time of your life while you’re there. What amazes us so much about Coachella is its commitment to resource conservation. Coachella offers a variety of incentives to its fans for getting involved with its sustainability programs. Earn prizes for carpooling with friends, answering questions about climate change, recycling water bottles, and much more. Coachella creates an atmosphere that inspires people to do good in the world, and that deserves a lot of praise.


Shaky Beats Music Festival – Atlanta, GA | May 10-11, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Martin Garrix | Big Gigantic | Fisher | San Holo | Chris Lake

Venue:  The beautiful Central Park in Atlanta, GA became the new home for Shaky Beats Music Festival in 2018 and will be making a return this year. This venue is a short distance from downtown, which makes lodging and travel much easier for the event’s guests.

Reputation:  Shaky Beats will be featuring 50 artists during the three days that are all leaders in their genre. The event is known for their well thought out lineup that includes electronic, indie, and hip-hop acts so everyone has something to enjoy.

Price: Tier 1 tickets for Shaky Beats are going to cost you $129, but the price will increase closer to the event date. Don’t wait and pay more than you need to. This event has Group Ticket packages which offer perks and prizes as your group expands. You have the chance to earn VIP expedited entry, a professional photo shoot, and access to the Exclusive Lounge.

Atmosphere: Shaky Beats makes a point to focus on the music, but you will not want to miss the food trucks. There is something for everyone and you can travel through a world of food over the entire weekend. This festival is loved by many fans because it filled the electronic void in Atlanta after Tomorrowworld and Counterpoint were canceled.

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EDC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV | May 17-19, 2019

Past Headliners: Marshmello | Rezz | Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self | Tiesto | Martin Garrix

Venue: Conveniently located within 15 miles of the Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway offers its 1,200-acres for ravers to gather under the electric sky. The radiance of eight massive stages can be felt way beyond the festival grounds, letting the outside world know what it’s missing out on. You will be in a hazy of amazing colors and lights with beauty everywhere you turn.

 

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Reputation: EDC Las Vegas is essentially a raver’s PARADISE. There are plenty of things to do and see that will indulge your sensory pleasures, including some of the craziest stage production in the history of live entertainment. If it’s your first time going to EDC, don’t be surprised to find yourself producing tears of happiness as a result of everything you’re experiencing while you’re there. If these three days aren’t enough for you to prepare for EDC Week, which allows you to experience the world’s best pre and post-party at Las Vegas’ finest clubs and casinos. EDC Week will start on Wednesday, May 16 last through Wednesday, May 23; just in time for you to start celebrating Memorial Day Weekend.

Price: General Admission tickets are currently available for $319, which is a bargain for the experience of a lifetime. If you want to avoid a hotel stay in Las Vegas you can enjoy Camp EDC, which is a fully immersive world of its own that offers another adventure under the Electric Sky.

Atmosphere: From the moment you step foot onto its enchanted fields, it’s as if you’re reborn into a world that defies all logic. Inside EDC, the rules of life do not apply. Time is useless and serves only to signal the start of a new set. The boundary that separates what is from what could be vanishes, leaving you questioning reality for weeks after. Most important of all, the memories you make and the bonds you create with the people at EDC will remain a part of you for the rest of your life.d.

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Movement Music Festival – Detroit, MI | May 25-27, 2019

2019 Headliners: Chris Lake | Disclosure | Loco Dice | Orbital

Venue: Movement takes place in Hart Plaza located in downtown Detroit. This is a unique city festival nestled between the skyscrapers of the Rock City. When you are looking for a little relaxation between sets, your crew can stroll over to the Detroit River and take in the breathtaking views of Windsor, Ontario.

Reputation: Movement Music Festival and the city of Detroit are known for their export of techno music so it is no surprise that you can find some underground names taking on the main stage. The event, formerly known as Detroit Electronic Music Festival, has been going strong since 2000 and has even branched out to Turin, Italy. This event has been a locals favorite in Detroit since its inception. 

PriceTo get your 3-Day pass to Movement Music Festival, you will be spending around $190 for General Admission. If you plan on attending, you need to purchase your tickets soon before the prices increase.

Atmosphere: Movement is all about the music and the people who love the beat. This event is a celebration of the genre and where it all began. If you like to hold deep conversations about your love of techno and underground electronic music, this is the place you need to be. If you still have some dancing in you by midnight, be sure to review their list of after parties. Detroit will be a gracious host that will show you all that electronic music has to offer.


Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN | June 13-16, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Childish Gambino | Griz | RL Grime | ZHU | Illenium 

Venue: Bonnaroo takes place at Great Stage Park, making it the largest outdoor festival in North America. Close to 100,000 fans, gather in the rolling countryside of Manchester, TN to celebrate the joys of life through music, art, entertainment, and friendship. Be sure to walk around and take in the camping scene; depending on where you ended up there could be a party you want to join on the other side of the farm.

Reputation: For many people, Bonnaroo feels like their second home. The good vibes are constantly flowing through the park, which makes it a great place to take both young children and aged adults. Bonnaroo, like many other music and arts festivals, believes nobody should have to be left out because of their age or ethnicity. What this festival does so well is it manages to maintain intimacy within such a large area. It helps when its fans are extremely kind and treat each other as family at the farm.

Price: A 4-Day General Admission ticket to Bonnaroo is priced at approximately $300. Money can’t buy you happiness unless you are purchasing this festival’s ticket. A General Admission ticket gets you entry for 4 days and camping is included. If you would like to bring your car into the camping area that will cost you $60.

Atmosphere: You’ll never run out of things to do at Bonnaroo. The weekend is packed full of fun activities to get you in the festival spirit. You might begin your day at Bonnaroo by participating in an early morning yoga class. If the first artist you want to see doesn’t come on until late in the day, you can spend your afternoon at Planet Roo and blossom your creativity through a variety of artist workshops. When you get hungry, you can satisfy your food cravings at the Food Truck Oasis, which hosts some of the best gourmet food that will have your mouth-watering from just the sights and smells alone. It can be expensive to make vendors your only source of food at a festival. A helpful tip to lower costs of your Bonnaroo diet would be to bring your own food and snacks so that you aren’t burning a hole in your wallet from food alone.


Paradiso Festival – George, WA | June 14-15, 2019

Past Headliners: Deadmau5 | Louis the Child | Rezz | Troyboi

VenueParadiso combines technology and nature into an unparalleled camping and festival experience. The venue is set on the Columbia River in George, Washington. Listen to your favorite DJ and take in the beautiful mountainscape of Washington, all from the comfort of your blanket.

Reputation: Paradiso is one of the very few venues where nature is a part of the beauty. Paradiso is set on the Colombia River in Washington and overlooks the Cascade Range. Aside from the views, Paradiso is full of surprises. From interactive art installations, to live painting, Paradiso really has it all.

Price: A General Admission ticket for the 2019 edition of Paradiso will run you $179 for the two-day festival. For a 2-day VIP pass, tickets are selling at $329. To add on camping to either one of the tickets, you will be adding on an extra $110.

Atmosphere: Paradiso should be on everyone’s festival bucket list. The breathtaking views from the venue’s main stage will put you in a meditative trance. Lay out your blanket on the hill, watch the water flow by, and listen to all your favorite DJs in one place, this all natural venue is different than the local venue that you’re used to.


Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI | June 27-30, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Alison Wonderland | NGHTMRE & Slander Present: Gud Vibrations | Seven Lions

Venue: The Double JJ Resort, in gorgeous western Michigan, has been Electric Forest’s home since 2011 and is still welcoming friends of the Forest onto its land. Inside its ginormous campground, there’s never a boring moment. Campers can mingle with their neighbors or wander through the sea of tents that fill up every inch of grass for hundreds of meters out. Inside the venue, you’ll encounter the secrets of the Forest, which are revealed through interactive art installations and immaculate stage setups that will have you doubting everything you previously thought was impossible.

Reputation: Electric Forest is a growing force that has taken the nation by storm in the last decade. Its name is a perfect representation of what you should expect at the event. Electric Forest is practically on everyone’s list of top festivals to attend. This is no coincidence. Whether you know someone that’s been or have been yourself, Electric Forest always seems to pop up in conversations. Electric Forest will be going back to only one weekend this year, by doing this they created an even bigger demand for people to attend. 

 

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Price: General Admission tickets for Electric Forest went on sale December 7th and sold out within three days. If you have a car with at least two occupants then you are able to park next to your campsite for free. There is also an awesome new option for “GA Close and Comfortable Camping”, which includes complimentary early arrival!

Atmosphere: One of the things we love about Electric Forest is the passion that goes into creating a loving atmosphere inside the festival. Electric Forest brings art to life by embedding visually captivating art installations into nature. Seeing the beautiful souls navigate through the Forest is another amazing sight to behold. Each time you venture into the venue from the campground, you find something new to experience. Electric Forest also prides itself on having a safe environment for people of all types where they can express themselves freely without having to worry about what other people think. There are thousands of paths you can take through the Forest. No matter which path you take though, Electric Forest has a way of leading you to where you’re meant to be, whether that means crossing paths with your soulmate or getting to know your true self.


Electric Love – Plainfeld, Austria | July 4-6, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: DJ Snake | Marshmello | Oliver Heldens | Slushii | Valentino Khan

Venue: The brilliant geography of Plainfield, Austria is one of Electric Love’s greatest assets. The wide-open pastures surrounding Salzburg Ring make an excellent campground for the festival. Walking from your tent to the paddock where the stages are held will be one of your favorite things to do at Electric Love. You will be able to experience the sounds of music in the Salzkammergut lake district.

Reputation: Electric Love has done a great job at gaining support from its fans. It is considered Austria’s leading electronic music festival and attracts over 100,000 attendees from all across the globe. Showing no signs of slowing down, Electric Love is showing the world of festivals that it can compete with the best of them. Electric Love unites all your favorite electronic styles and provides incredible stage productions.

Price: There are a variety of pricing options available depending on what you’re looking for. Currently, tickets are available at Early Bird pricing and will jump up in March. Single-day tickets start at about $95 and increase to about $180 for a regular 3-Day pass. There are quite a few VIP options available as well to accommodate a range of budgets. In addition, they have Wednesday’s Pre-party tickets at about $25. In a place like this, we definitely suggest weekend passes.

Atmosphere: Electric Love is the perfect event to take your friends to their first ever festival. It takes a lot of steps to create a safe and positive atmosphere for its fans. Free-Wi-Fi is offered at locations throughout the venue in case people need to contact their friends or family. Inside the festival, there is a supermarket that sells camping supplies, festival gear, cold beverages, and other important items that people might need.

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Airbeat One – Neustadt-Glewe, Germany | July 10-14, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Armin Van Buuren |Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike | Vini Vici | W&W

Venue: This outdoor festival is held at a wide open natural camping site, in a small town in North Germany. The festival is proud to provide an experience where attendees can escape the noise and craziness of the modern world and embrace the calm and comfort of Mother Nature. Here you will embrace – and be embraced – by lush meadows and clear blue skies.

Reputation: Airbeat One has widely become known and respected as a global player in the festival world, attracting 180,000 each day of the festival! Even before a single headliner was announced, the early-bird tickets were completely sold out for 2019 within four weeks, showcasing the festivals impressive presence in the industry. Part of the attraction is undeniably the main stage, which is known to be an absolutely showstopper with incredible visual effects, design, and size rarely found anywhere else in Europe.

Price: With the growing popularity of the festival, several ticket types have already sold out for 2019, so we highly suggest you put some tickets in your cart ASAP! Still available are 3-Day GA tickets at 119.9€ and VIP tickets at 199.99€. There are also some options for early arrival and one day passes, for those who want the most or the least out of the experience.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Airbeat One is transportive, which is exactly what the Festival designers are going for. Each year, the fest presents stages, props, activities, and an overall completely immersive experience that transports attendees to another world. From setting the stage as The Coliseum in Rome to Big Ben and Tower Bridge, Airbeat is always coming up with ways to take you on another international adventure. This coming year, Airbeat One will transform the quiet fields of Germany into the culturally bustling streets of Mumbai, India – complete with the festival’s very own replica of the Taj Mahal.


Sónar – Barcelona, Spain | July 18-20, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: A$AP Rocky | Disclosure DJ Set | Dixon | Floating Points | Paul Kalkbrenner | Skepta

Venue: One of the most unique aspects of Sonar is that it is divided into two titles and locations: Sonar by Day, and Sonar by Night. Walking into the entrance gates of this festival, Sonar by Day immediately gives you a cultural experience in the heart of Barcelona. The daytime portion of the festival is hosted each year at the Fira de Barcelona, the city’s trade show institute and one of the most important in all of Barcelona. This venue hosts hundreds of events and receives 2 million visitors from over 200 countries each year, and is treasured by Spain to be one of the most important public institutes in the entire country. The party then continues into Sonar by Night, where the entire festival moves to Fira Gran Via of L’Hospitalet, another significant location in the city marked by extraordinary architect, where the festival’s most prominent performers play late into the night

Reputation: Sonar was born in 1994, founded by a music journalist and two musicians/visual artists who advertised the event as “Festival of Advances Music and Multimedia Art.” Since its inception, Sonar has grown massively and so has its reputation and reception. Starting as a festival with only 6,000 music fans in attendance, the festival has since become known as one of the most celebrated and important events in the European Electronic Music, transforming the city of Barcelona into the headquarters of European electronic music scene each summer.

Price: General Admission tickets are now on sale for 170€ GA, and 270€ for VIP Vouchers. An additional option is an all-inclusive pass for 240€, which offers access to both Day and Night events, as well as extra professional activities for each day of the festival.

Atmosphere: Unlike many summer festivals throughout the world, Sonar is not an outdoor camping festival. It is a city festival that builds and capitalizes on the atmosphere and dynamics that Barcelona has to offer. Sonar is a festival that links the beautiful products of having creativity and technology linked together, resulting in an international event where creative and music communities from all over the world come together to celebrate the art of electronic music.


Parookaville – Airport Weeze, Germany | July 19-21, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Armin van Buuren | Axwell & Ingrosso | David Guetta | Hardwell |Martin Garrix

Venue: Parookaville takes place in an old military airport in Weeze Germany, right at the border of the Netherlands. While this may sound unimpressive at first, the venue of Parookaville is actually one of the most endearing aspects of the festival. Each year, this mundane airport is turned into the City of Parookaville, a city that comes to life each year to celebrate the founder, Bill Parooka. Countless sets, stages, and building are created to form the utopia that is Parookaville. This surreal city is divided by districts, each a different part of the mythical town that has new and different things to offer and host their own sub-genre of EDM. The town is even complete with its own Town Hall, where citizens can pick up their own Parookaville passport and stamp. The city is also surrounded by four different camping sites.

Reputation: Parookaville is much younger than many of its counterparts, but is already a reigning festival in Germany and a highly popular destination worldwide. Ths festival is known for taking music fans out of the real world and planting them into a world created just for this unforgettable experience. Since it’s beginning in 2015, Parookaville has added tens of thousands to attendance, going from 25,000 to 80,00 in just three short years. The full experience of this festival and it’s ability give people the best of sets, amenities, and times has quickly made it one of the must attend festivals of the year.  

Price: Most of Parooka tickets are already sold out, with only GA (Regular Full Weekend Visas) Tickets available for 209€, and Sunday passes for 89€. If you are planning on checking out one of the greatest cities in the world, you need to act fast!

Atmosphere: Bill Parooka founded the festival with the motto and vision to “ Celebrate the joy of life.” The festival has stayed true to its roots, as it is impossible to not feel the joy of life while immersed in this magical pop-up city. The founding father has made sure that the citizens of his city remain happy while there, providing everything needed for a good time from drool-worthy headliners to the basic needs and amenities that fill the districts of Parookaville. You will find yourself at home here with a supermarket, swimming pool, countless food vendors, and even a barber and tattoo parlour all available onsite. Your fellow citizens will also provide the energy you need, as everyone is required to abide by the city’s laws – “Madness, Love, and Pure Happiness.”

 

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Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium | July 19-21 & 26-28, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Carl Cox | Alesso | Alison Wonderland | Martin Garrix

Venue: Tomorrowland takes place in Boom, Belgium at a venue known as De Schorre. It was formerly a clay pit, but since then has been renovated into a huge outdoor recreation area. This area is now home to the largest electronic music festival in the world. Tomorrowland creates an entire camping city for its festival-goers in DreamVille.

Reputation: Celebrating their 15th year in 2019, Tomorrowland offers one of the most enriching experiences you can have at a festival. Fans don’t just go there to see their favorite artists play. They go to be a part of a community of kindred spirits who are influenced only by their capacity for love. Tomorrowland is everything you could ever hope for in a festival. Tomorrowland has become a leader in stunning stages that will make you think you have died and gone to festival heaven. You won’t have to worry about sneaking your LED gloves or orbits into the venue. Tomorrowland wants you to enjoy the festival in the way that’s best for you, which means you can flow as much as you want inside the festival without having to worry about security taking them away.

 

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Price: Pre-registration for tickets is now available and the first set of world-wide tickets will go on sale January 27th. The popularity of this event causes tickets and travel packs to sell out in minutes each year. Be sure to pre-register during December 15th, February 1st for a chance to join the people of Tomorrowland.

Atmosphere: Tomorrowland is a symbol of unity. It can bring people from all over the world together, and it will feel as if you’ve known these individuals your entire life. After a trip to Tomorrowland, you start to recognize the importance of being around your kind of people. The people of Tomorrowland become your family and you become theirs. Tomorrowland is living proof that it is possible for the world to achieve peace among all nations.


Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary | August 7-13, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Foo Fighters | Ed Sheeran | Florence + The Machine | Twenty One Pilots | The 1975 | Martin Garrix

Venue: Sziget Festival is located on Óbuda Island, an island in the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary. A festival on an island seems almost too good to be true, yet Sziget Festival is as real as the Post Festival Depression you’ll experience immediately after leaving the island. The festival considers their venue the Island of Freedom leading the #LoveRevolution.

Reputation: Sziget Festival is a past winner of the Best Major European Festival award. The festival boasts a seven-week long multi-genre lineup. Despite its reputation as a prominent rock festival, Sziget also features reggae, hip-hop, indie, and electronic music. Sziget Festival becomes the premier party central in Hungary every time it comes around. Last year, Sziget saw a huge spike in attendance, bringing in 496,000 people from 95 countries.

Price: You can get a regular 7-Day pass to Sziget Festival for approximately $350. If you are not able to experience the entire 7 days, there are packages available for 1, 3, 5 days as well. The festival also offers upgraded camping, luxurious glamping, exclusive entry to private boat parties, and add-on services to suit the specific needs of all their fans.

Atmosphere: Simply put, Sziget Festival is the place to party. It’s also the place where your wildest dreams can come to life. We don’t mean that figuratively. Sziget Festival asks its fans to wish for something they want to see or do at the festival. Those that are chosen by the Sziget Angels will get to see their wishes come true. This year’s wishes include bungee jumping in a tutu, breakfast in bed (tent-style), a personal boat trip down the Danube River, and one bottle of Fanta.


Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC | August 9-12, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Adventure Club | Gramatik | Liquid Stranger | The Glitch Mob

Venue: Shambhala is hosted at the picturesque 500-acre Salmo River Ranch, in British Columbia, Canada. The venue is loaded with vibrant landscapes that will take your breath away. What really separates Shambhala from other festivals is its extraordinary stage setups. Chances are you won’t find another festival that puts so much thought into designing each stage. Shambhala takes its fans very seriously and will go the extra mile to make sure everyone leaves ten times happier than when they came in. No matter what you do at Shambhala, you’re guaranteed to have a takeaway something wonderful from the experience.

Reputation: Shambhala is the largest electronic music festival in Canada. Its knee-trembling lineups are stacked with artists who are prominent in the bass music community. Those craving the vibrations of the lower frequencies will have more than enough music to choose from. Shambhala lives by one principle, “It’s all about the people on the dancefloor.”

Price: Tickets for this Shambhala Music Festival 2018 are currently on sale for approximately $350 USD. This includes tent camping, parking, and admission for all three days of the festival. They do not have single day tickets available at this time.

Atmosphere: One of the best parts of being at Shambhala is getting to know your fellow Shambhala ravers who may even end up becoming lifelong friends in the process. Whether you’re coming alone, with a group or your significant other, Shambhala will make you feel right at home. When you enter Shambhala, your troubles are left behind and your eyes are opened to life’s riches. What you do at Shambhala is entirely up to you, but we’ve found that if you surrender to the forces of Shambhala and let it guide your trip, it will reward you in ways unimaginable. This festival encourages ‘attendee-organized events’ from costume days to workshops so be sure to check out the Facebook Group to stay up to date on all the activities.

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Creamfields – Daresbury Cheshire, England | August 22-25, 2019

 

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2019 Headliners: Deadmau5 | Swedish House Mafia

Venue: This festival has traveled throughout England for years, and is now takes place in Daresbury, a small village in Cheshire, England – home of Alice in Wonderland Author, Lewis Carroll. This is another sunny summer festival hosted outdoors at a large camping resort. This venue offers plenty of sunbathing and napping opportunities in between sets and always allows plenty room for the epic stages that it host. Last year in the fields of Daresbury, Creamfields created SILO, the festival’s first ever 360-degree arena-style stage.

Reputation: Creamfields has been known to kill it in cutting-edge production, and always offers something new and innovative to its audiences. The festival is constantly outdoing itself and exceeds even the most devoted fans expectations with bigger and better stages, lineups, and exquisite camping options each year.  

Price: All tickets are on sale now, with a variety of options. 4 day passes are available for £265 for Bronze Camping, £290 for Silver Camping, and £340 for Gold Camping. Another exciting option is the Dreamfield package (yes, the name holds true) starting at £450.

Atmosphere: Creamfields has so much to offer and is an essential festival to attend no matter your style. With gorgeous scenery, big open spaces, and pristine camping sites, jaw-dropping stages, and always impressive lineups and headliners in place this festival will never disappoint. They out-do themselves every year, and the air of this festival is filled with the energy and excitement for what’s to come.


Mysteryland – Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands | August 23-25, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Alesso | Axwell & IngrossoAndy Svge | Bass Modulators | Aly & Fila| Hardwell |  Yellow Claw.

Venue: The universe of Mysteryland is hidden amongst captivating fields, forests and lakes of the Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, just 15 miles from Amsterdam. Within these sparkling springs and lush forests, you will find 17 handcrafted stages with outdoor dance floors, massive amounts of LED screens, laser shows, and the most advanced sound system around. systems

Reputation: This festival may be veiled with mystique, but there is no mystery about why Mysteryland is one of the top go-to festivals each year. This event is known for having absolutely everything in a Festival-lovers dream. The production levels and quality are always at 150% and the overall adventure is filled with an array of things to do and experience that is unparalleled by any other festival. Mysteryland holds the crown for longest running EDM festival in the world, and it shows. This is a team that you can truly trust to give you the greatest time of your life.

Price: Gear up because Mysteryland tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 29th! Unfortunately, prices and packages information will not be available until then, but GA admission was priced at €119.50 last year. These are sure to go fast so get them while they’re hot!

Atmosphere: Simply put, Mysteryland is the ultimate party. Not only that but the ultimate transport into the next realm of reality. Being in this land, you will lose track of time and totally lose yourself in the moment – each perfect, dazzling moment where you are surrounded by nature, art, music, and like-minded travelers all there to soak up and appreciate the mystery of life. This place radiates pure joy and is a place where all colorful people of the world can come together and celebrate the love and friendship music forms.


Electric Zoo – New York City, NY | August 30 – Sept 1, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Kaskade | Marshmello | Martin Garrix | Virtual Self 

Venue: Electric Zoo is held on Randall’s Island. Resting on the East River in NYC, its field of freshly-trimmed grass makes a comfortable surface for ravers who want to sit down and feel the sensations of the bass beneath the soil. A backdrop of the New York City’s impressive skyline can be found over the horizon, which at night becomes a great light-up display to view through festival rave glasses.

Reputation: One of the Zoo’s most noticeable traits is its diverse fan base. Its location, being inside New York City, tends to attract ravers from different backgrounds and cultures. Here, you’ll be sure to encounter some epic rave outfits as you bounce back and forth between stages. It’s common for international travelers to make Electric Zoo a destination on their trip to the United States, making it clear that the Zoo isn’t just a place for Americans to party. If you are living outside the United States, don’t feel left out. The festival continues to expand internationally, so far you can catch EZoo in Mexico, Brazil, and Shanghai.

Price: Tickets for EZoo 2019 have not gone on sale. To get the best pricing for the event, sign up now to join the PreSale List. This will make you eligible for early bird pricing.

Atmosphere: It’s not easy creating a peaceful atmosphere in the heart of Manhattan, yet ID&T manages to block out the noises of a bustling city and replace them with tunes from some of the biggest artists in the game. No party can prepare you for the madness you might experience at Electric Zoo. Don’t worry, it’s just your body reverting back to its original state of being happy and carefree before society told you that you need to behave a certain way. Remember to keep an open mind throughout the three days of the event, and you’ll leave feeling like a world-class explorer.


Imagine Music Festival – Hampton, GA | September 20-22, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Bassnectar | Armin Van Buuren | Kaskade | Zeds Dead

Venue: Imagine Music Festival returns for its 5th Year, taking place again at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The location provides campground directly outside the Speedway, with free showers and restroom facilities.  In the area surrounding the speedway, there are several hotel travel package options that include a ticket, hotel stay, and a shuttle to and from the festival each day.

Reputation: With the ability to host over 60,000 people, Imagine Music Festival has quickly made a name for itself as one of the top electronic music festivals in the South. While simultaneously booking some of the best talent in the industry, the festival continuously adds features and improvements to provide its festival-goers with an aquatic, musical adventure. There’s also a giant pool to help escape the Georgia heat.

 

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Price: 3-Day Tier 1 General Admission Passes are $199 plus fees and shipping. You can upgrade to VIP Tier 1 for $249.00 plus fee and shipping. If you want to add camping to your festival pass, you can add on for $99.00 and $159.00 respectively plus fees.

Atmosphere: Experience an aquatic adventure at Imagine Music Festival. Enjoy some of the best acts in electronic music, and explore art space, transformational workshops, and aerial and circus acts. Each stage is equipped with large visual displays, performers, lasers, and other production features to give you an amazing sensory overload. The party doesn’t stop at the campgrounds, where campers enjoy an after-hour silent disco and their own series of games and activities.


 Lost Lands Festival – Legend Valley, OH | September 27-29, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Excision | Ganja White Night | Illenium | Rezz | Slander

VenueLocated in Thornville, Ohio, Lost Lands is described as “a bass music and camping festival of prehistoric proportions”. The Legend Valley campground is located in the countryside of Ohio. Blast your music as loud as you want, the amount of festival-goers more than triples the number of residents in Thornville.

ReputationAfter the festival closes, be sure to check out the sound camps, where you will be up close and personal to your favorite DJs. Have you ever been interested in learning how to mix? Lost Lands holds music production workshops that are taught by industry leaders such as ill.Gates and Protohype.

PricePrices have not been released for the 2019 festival. A General Admission ticket in 2018 ran festival goers anywhere from $169-$209 for three days, including camping. VIP tickets range from $239-299. Do not wait to get your tickets, both years of the festival have sold out way in advance.

Atmosphere: PK Sound, the same sound production company that sets up stages for Shambhala, EDC, and Lightning in a Bottle, just to name a few, set up the stages at Lost Lands, boasting sound production quality of 1,000,000 watts of bass.


Amsterdam Dance Event – Amsterdam, Netherlands | October 16-20, 2019

 

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Past Headliners: Paul Oakenfold | Martin Garrix | David Guetta

Venue: Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is such a big event for the area that it takes over the entire city – literally. This event spreads throughout Amsterdam, with stages and shows taking place in 140 of Amsterdam’s best and most popular music and nightlife venues. From the HERTZ Silent Disco Club to Amsterdam’s Infamous Centraal Station, there is somewhere to go and someone to see at any given location during the 5 day Festival.

Reputation: One of the most distinctive and unique events of it genre, Amsterdam Dance Events actually has two sides to it: it is both an EDM Business Conference and Festival. This Festival brings music professionals and enthusiast alike from all over the world to network, share, and simply celebrate aspects and music of the industry. This is the Superman of Festivals: by day, ADE  is the ultimate EDM conference for marketing managers, tech startups, investors, etc. and by night is the ultimate Festival with over 2,500 artists around the city for the enjoyment of over 400,000 business and music-minded ravers!

Price:  2019 ticket information has yet to be announced, but last year the Festival offered 3 ticket options: a 4 Day Conference Pass for 300 Euros, a 5 day + Night Pass for 450 Euros, and a total package pass that includes a hotel stay for 550 Euros.

Atmosphere: This experience is the perfect event for anyone and everyone who has a passion for the EDM industry and offers pop-up events all over Amsterdam to celebrate not just the music that bring so many people together, but also the best in art, film, photography, and music throughout the Festival. From 3:00 in the afternoon to 3:00 in the morning, you can be assured that there something for everyone in the squad, from the CEO to the Rave Babe of the group.

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HARBOURLIFE – Sydney, Australia | TBA

 

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Past Headliners: Green Velvet | MK | Franky Rizardo | Shiba San | Dena Amy | Eli Brown | Roland Tangs

Venue: Located at Mrs. Macquarie’s Point in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, this Festival takes place on the harbour (duh), making this a beautiful, mesmerizing oceanside party. This breezy venue adds a spectacular view and an awesome open space to mark this festival as the quintessential Australian Summer Kickoff!  

Reputation: Harbourlife is an event put on by Fuzzy, a popular events and promotional company in the Sydney Dance Scene. The owners of Fuzzy starting throwing oversized parties in 1996, which quickly turned into a full-blown festival business. Harbourlife was created in October of 2003, and has since become known as one of the most essential Sydney events to attend, continuously selling out each year and bringing more and more dance music enthusiasts to this breathtaking Australian harbor.

Price: Tickets for this year are not yet for sale, but the tickets for attending Harbourlife last year were broken down in tiers, with prices being scheduled as First Release GA at $162.00, Second Release GA at $172.00, Final Release GA at $182.00, and VIP Tickets going for $257.00.

Atmosphere: This one-day festival is just a beach-bummy as it sounds. From the minute the first bass drops to the very end, this is the ultimate welcome to summer bash. From non-stop dancing to beach balls bouncing around, you do not want to miss one of the greatest beach parties in the world. The atmosphere is full of easy-going, sunny vibes, bringing a beaming smile and bright memories to everyone in attendance.

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Lights All Night – Dallas, TX | TBA

2018 Headliners: Diplo, Kaskade, Gucci Mane, Rezz, Tiesto, Excision

Venue: Lights All Night has taken up residency at Dallas Market Hall which allows for multiple stages in a big city. This venue is located a little outside of downtown but is still close to many hotels that have shuttles going back and forth over the weekend. The event has even teamed up with Lyft to make transportation around the city very accessible and won’t break your bank.

Reputation: Texas’ Longest Running End of the Year Party has brought close to 50,000 fans over two days. Lights All Night has made Dallas an NYE destination for EDM fans across the country. This event while mainly EDM has broadened its horizons in the last couple of years and added a few hip-hop artists.

Price: In 2018, you could score a 2 Day General Admission pass to Lights All Night for close to $200. In 2017, they stared charity ticket that cost $10 more and the proceeds went to the Houston Food Bank. Some headliners matched those donations and every $10 turned into $80. This was greatly needed after Hurricane Harvey and something that many other events should consider for the future.

Atmosphere: Whether you’re grasping onto the last few moments of 2017, or are anxiously awaiting a fresh start in 2018, Lights All Night is delivering a mesmerizing experience to end your night on a high note. You will enjoy yourself all night long dancing underneath the collection of disco balls and confetti canons. Ring in the new year with your favorite artists and likeminded shuffling fans

 


Final Thoughts

Obviously, there are many other festivals that deserve attention, but these are the ones that we felt stood out. New festivals will continue to emerge around the world, and each will have its own uniqueness to appreciate. Don’t be afraid to try something new, and just because someone else might not like a specific festival doesn’t mean you aren’t going to like it. Everyone experiences festivals differently, so the only way to know which one is right for you is by going out and doing them all!

Let us know which festivals you will be attending this year and hopefully we will see each other!

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