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Top EDM Festivals

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Inna Selez, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Inna Selez


    Summer is coming with season of festivals! So I decided to make a list of biggest and most popular EDM fests!


    Founded 1993
    Date last Saturday of August (NL), December (Chile), June (USA)
    Location Netherlands, Chile, United States

    2-Sonar Music Festival

    Founded 1994
    Location Barcelona, Spain and 23 cities around the world
    The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night.

    3-Electric Daisy Carnival

    Founded 1997
    Date May, June, November
    Location US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Japan
    The largest electronic music festival outside of Europe.


    Founded 1998
    Date August Bank Holiday weekend
    Location Main Daresbury, Cheshire, England. United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Spain, Malta, Ireland, Uruguay, Turkey, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Czech Republic, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Australia.
    It is one of the largest EDM festivals.

    5-Ultra Music Festival

    Founded 1999
    Date March
    Location Main -Miami, Florida. Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Perú, Chile, South Korea, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia, Japan, Belarus, Thailand.


    Founded 2000
    Date Memorial Day weekend (late May)
    Location Detroit, Michigan, United States
    In a present time it is one of the world's largest electronic music festivals.


    Founded 2000
    Location Main - Netherlands. Plus 29 countries around the world.
    Sensation White used to be a trance event, but in later years it has become a pure house event. All the attendees are required to wear white.
    BLACK slowly builds up the pace, starting from hard trance, hardstyle and then hardcore. Sensation Black is always held in the second weekend of July. All attendees are required to dress completely in black.


    Founded 2001
    Date Last weekend in July
    Location Long Marston, Warwickshire, England; Poznań, Poland; Minsk, Belarus; Kiev, Ukraine; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Miami, Florida; Turkey; Australia; Malaysia.
    The festival has twice won the award for Best UK Festival in the DJ Magazine awards.


    Founded 2005
    Date Final weekend of July in Belgium, Third weekend of April in Brazil, Final weekend of September "TomorrowWorld" in USA.
    Location Boom in Belgium, Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia, USA, Itu in Brazil.
    It is one of the most notable and biggest electronic music festivals held in the world.
    Awards - International Dance Music Awards - Best Music Event 2012-2016

    10-Sunburn Festival

    Founded 2007
    Date 27-30 December
    Location Goa, India
    Asia's largest music festival. It was ranked by CNN in 2009 as one of the Top 10 Festivals in world.

    11-Outlook Festival

    Founded 2008
    Date August-September
    Location Croatia, Pula
    The UK Festival Awards gave Outlook the title of ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in 2011.


    Founded 2008
    Date November-December
    Location Australia, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney,
    In 2011 was the largest festival ever held in Australia.
    As of 2012, it was regarded as Australia's fastest growing music festival.

    13-Electric Zoo

    Founded 2009
    Date Labor Day Weekend
    Location New York City, Mexico City
    It received International Dance Music Awards nominations in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for "Best Music Event".

    14... Here you can post name of any festival you want, if I forget one. Would be cool if someone will tell story about trip to one of this fest, give advice or even post photos. Waiting for your opinions!
  2. Allpwrtoslaves


    I wish I could go to Electric Forest more than anything. I'm settling for Camp Bisco this year. Last summer I ventured down for Electric Adventure in Atlantic City on the beach. It was simultaneously the best/worst experience ever. And I'm kinda afraid to go back to atlantic city now.
  3. Inna Selez


    Gosh, man!! What did they do with you???? Q_Q
  4. danielalee12


    I've been going to Ezoo and edc ny for the last couple of years. It's always been a blast!
  5. Allpwrtoslaves


    You know the feeling when you're leaving the festival and everything seems to be coming down/crashing at the same time and reality hits you a little too hard? Combine that with walking down an entire boardwalk barefoot (after day 1, we decided that there was just no way to do shoes comfortably with all the sand) looking completely SHOT as we passed like families and kids trying to enjoy the boardwalk as a bunch of horrifying zombie looking people shambled off the beach. Then, once reaching the end of the boardwalk, it dawned on us that we were nowhere close to our hotel. So we tried to google maps the easiest walking route, but the only person who's phone was alive died shortly. Let me say this. Walking through some sketchy parts of Atlantic City, barefoot, no energy, and almost completely in the dark is terrifying. I've never been more legitimately afraid of being mugged or stabbed or something. Our own horrid sense of direction took us a way that we assumed would be fastest, but def was NOT safest.

    Also we returned to my car with it having a huge crack in the windshield. No idea how that happened. Chalked it up to leaving it in a sketchy parking lot.
  6. Inna Selez


    Wow, I'm shocked a little bit. Of course in a crowded places you can easily meet weird persons. Your story reminds me walking at evening in San Diego downtown. Sea promenade with lights, tourists, restaurants and palms are very romantic, but few quarters higher streets are empty and full of hobos. It feels like not very safe place. Sorry about your wind shield, it costs about $ 300 to replace I guess.