EDM festivals you can’t miss this year

Hello everybody!

Back in the 1980s, there was a song by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine that predicted that eventually, ,,rhythm is gonna get you.” With Electronic Dance Music, that prophecy has been fulfilled. From techno, to trance, house to dubstep and every other conceivable sub-genre that at one point was relegated to the background of hip-hop and electronica tracks, EDM has come a long way, to being the mainstream powerhouse it is today. With rock music, a spent force, EDM is now the genre that leads the world in terms of live events and concerts.

Where once rock bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Metallica and others gave some epic live performances at gigs that have gone down in music legend, today producers and DJs like Tiesto, deadmau5, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and others are major crowd pullers with fans numbering in the thousands, turning up at gigs and music festivals the world over.

EDM festivals have gone global and now even some festivals on the Asian circuit feature amongst the world’s best. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s most interesting EDM festivals.

 

Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks

When:
Jan 27, 2017
Where:
Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, USA
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Life in Color Festival
When:
Jan 28, 2017
Where:
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
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Gem & Jam 2017
When:
Feb 02, 2017 – Feb 05, 2017
Where:
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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Shaun White Presents Air
When:
Feb 18, 2017 – Feb 19, 2017
Where:
Expo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Don’t Let Daddy Know
When:
Mar 03, 2017 – Mar 04, 2017
Where:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Buku Music & Arts Project
When:
Mar 10, 2017 – Mar 11, 2017
Where:
Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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UME Music Festival
When:
Mar 15, 2017 – Mar 18, 2017
Where:
Clayton’s Outdoors, South Padre Island, Texas, USA
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Ultra Music Festival
When:
Mar 24, 2017 – Mar 26, 2017
Where:
Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida, USA
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Euphoria Music & Camping Festival
When:
Apr 06, 2017 – Apr 09, 2017
Where:
Carson Creek Ranch, 9507 Sherman Rd, Austin, Texas, USA
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Phoenix Lights 2017
When:
Apr 08, 2017 – Apr 09, 2017
Where:
Margaret T Hance Park, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Northern Lights 2017
When:
Apr 14, 2017  – Apr 15, 2017
Where:
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada
//official poster for the lineup not announced yet, but full lineup can be found here: http://northernlightsmusicfest.com/#artists //
Shaky Beats Festival
When:
May 05, 2017 – May 07, 2017
Where:
Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Middlelands
When:
May 05, 2017 – May 07, 2017
Where:
Todd Mission, Texas
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Lakewood Music Festival
When:
May 26, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Where:
Pennsylvania, USA
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Bonnaroo 2017
When:
Jun 08, 2017 – Jun 11, 2017
Where:
Great Stage Park, Tennessee, USA
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Mysteryland USA
When:
June 09, 2017 – June 12, 2017
Where:
Bethel woods, New York, USA
//lineup not announced yet//
Sonar Festival
 
When:
June 15, 2017 – June 17, 2017
Where:
Barcelona, Spain
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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDC LV)
When:
June 16, 2017 – June 18, 2017
Where:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
//official poster for the lineup not announced yet but be ready for the biggest DJs like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Krewella, Above & Beyond and hundreds more//
Paradiso Festival
When:
June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Where:
The Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington, USA
//lineup not announced yet but Hardwell confirmed his attendance so it’s gonna be huge!//
Awakenings Festival
When:
June 24, 2017 – June 25, 2017
Where:
Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
//official poster for the lineup not announced yet but you will find it here: https://www.awakenings.com/nl/en/artists/ //
Sunrise Festival
When:
Jun 23, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017
Where:
Gierle, Lille, Belgium
//lineup not announced yet//
 
Electric Forest (Weekend 1)
When:
Jun 22, 2017 – Jun 25, 2017
Where:
Double JJ Resortm Montague, Michigan, USA
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Hideout Festival
When:
Jun 25, 2017 – Jun 30, 2017
Where:
Zrce Beach, Island of Pag, Novalja, Croatia
Electric Forest (Weekend 2)
When:
Jun 29, 2017 – Jul 02, 2017
Where:
Double JJ Resort, Montague, Michigan, USA
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Balaton Sound
When:
Jul 05, 2017 – Jul 09, 2017
Where:
Zamárdi, Hungary
//first names from the lineup announced here: http://balatonsound.sk/programs#!/plist/0// //
EXIT Adventure
When:
July 06, 2017 – July 09, 2017
Where:
Novi Sad, Serbia

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Ultra Europe
When:
July 16, 2017 – July 18, 2017
Where:
Split, Croatia

 

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Tomorrowland Belgium

When:

July 21, 2017 – July 23, 2017 (first weekend)
July 28, 2017 – July 30, 2017 (second weekend)
Where:
Boom, Belgium
//lineup to be found here: http://2017tomorrowland.com/tomorrowland-2017-dates-and-more.html – Hardwell refused the attendance, unfortunately, again 😦 //

Lollapalooza Paris

When:
Jul 22, 2017 – Jul 23, 2017
Where:
Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, France
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Sziget Fesztival
When?
August 9, 2017 – August 16, 2017
Where?
Budapest, Hungary
//first names to be found here: http://szigetfestival.sk/programs#!/plist/0// //
BoomTown
When:
August 10, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Where:
Winchester, United Kingdom
//lineup not announced yet//
 
Sonus Festival 2017
When:
August 20, 2017 – August 24, 2017
Where:
Novalja, Croatia
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Creamfields
When:
August 24, 2017 – August 27, 2017
Where:
Daresbury, United Kingdom
//lineup not announced yet but be ready for the biggest DJs!//
Outlook Festival
When:
August 30, 2017 – September 3, 2017 (first weekend)
September 6, 2017 – September 10, 2017 (second weekend)
Where:
Pula, Croatia
Nocturnal Wonderland
When:
Labor Day weekend 2017
Where:
San Bernardino, California
//lineup not announced yet but be ready for the biggest DJs//
Electric ZOO NY
When:
September 2017, dates unconfirmed
Where:
New York, USA

//lineup not announced yet but be ready for the biggest DJs of all!//

 

Well, if I want to be honest, this is more likely to be my wishlist haha.

 

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