Belgium’s most magnificent festival has harboured an undisputed reputation of the being the most looked forward to event of the year. Tomorrowland is definitely ahead in the ranks and the fact that its tickets sell out within minutes of release also reiterates the same. This EDM festival takes place in late July and brings home some of the most noted international DJs, including Armin van Buuren, Avicii, David Guetta and LMFAO
2.Electric Daisy Carnival
Arguably the largest electronic music festival in North America, Electric Daisy Carnival sees more than 300,000 attendees on an average. Add to that, some of the biggest names in the electronic music circuit – Afrojack, Kaskade, Tiesto, David Guetta and Steve Aoki, and you get a 2-day extravaganza, which usually takes place in June through August.
Diving its music into Black (niche and Hardstyle) and White (House), this event originated in Miami and is held during the first Saturday of July every year at the Amsterdam Arena and now also in Poland, Spain, Chile, USA, Austria, Germany, and many more countries. It not only brings great music to people, but also looks to create a unique atmosphere and ambiance which is a spectacle in itself.
4.Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music is the biggest festival of the US because it also streams live coverage of the festival via YouTube thereby aiding to all those people who perhaps missed being there in person. Starting in Miami and hosting the likes of David Guetta, deadmau5 and Tiesto, Ultra is hands down the Mecca of EDM festivals.
The event, hosted in July by a different country every year, is a 2-day gathering known for having the best line-ups thus far. The fact that Global Gathering attracted more than a quarter of a million people last year also says a lot about this festival. Popular DJ Armin van Buuren also acknowledges GG to be ‘one of the essential festivals of the world.
The name of the carnival pretty much lives up to its reputation, which takes place at Randall’s Island Park in New York. Each year, EDM legends such as Pretty Lights, David Guetta and Laidback Luke along with upcoming new talents bring New Yorkers out in open.
If you plan to go down under, then Stereosonic is the place to be. Australia is known for hosting many a festival – outlandish and larger-than-life, Stereosonic is one of the many! Held in early December and covering cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, it is the favourite festival ground for many DJs.
There are many trance festivals in the world and yet, there is only one Ozora festival. A small Hungarian village, Ozora is host to one of the biggest trance and psychedelic music festival in the world. It’s not only the home to constant psy, progressive and dark trance music but also conducts week-long artistic workshops, activities and exhibitions thereby making it as one of the biggest platform of cultural dissemination.
Known for playing music in a very grand and loud music set-up, Outlook is Europe’s answer to other EDM festivals in the genre of bass music. What’s more – the festival plays host to a number of boat parties, which feature artists from the festival, thereby making the experience more personalised.
Talk about the love for electronic music, our homeland is not far behind. The annual Sunburn festival provides an outlet for the masses of Indian EDM fans, which come together in a colourful celebration of music, art and culture in the heart of Goa. Big names in the house such as Pleasurekraft, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and many more are known to play alongside contemporary Indian music superstars in a 3-day celebration in the month of December.