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10 Lesser Known Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar

| April 25, 2018

Every year around April through June, everyone gears up for festival season, but don't let it get repetitive. Yes, we all know about Coachella, but there are so many new festivals and events that pop up every year. 

These festivals are curated to their own flavor. Some with special underwater themes or summer camp style activities. 

Broaden your horizons with one of these lesser known festivals that should be on your radar for 2018 because of their epic lineups, jaw-dropping settings and unique vibes that you won't find at the big name events. 

 

1. Imagine Festival 

This Atlanta Festival lives up to its name with 6+ stages, dozens of cirque acts, camping, and incredible food. The aquatic-themed festival first debuted in 2014 and will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a massive event featuring magical stages and lighting production. Last year, it even made our list of 10 Favorite Festivals of 2017. We are anticipating the lineup, as they have delivered top EDM acts year after year. What more can a festival lover want?

Check out 10 Highlights from Imagine 2017 HERE + gear up with the Imagine Collection HERE

 

 

2. Dirtybird Campout 

For all you camp lovers on the East coast, welcome to the Flock! DirtyBird just added East coast to their lineup which took place in February. In October, the West Coast rendition will take place and you can expect camp games, crafting, team competitions, and of course the newest house music. Dirtybird has built their brand to be one of our favorite house music crews, with players like Claude Von Stroke, Justin & Christian Martin, Sacha Robotti, Worthy and more! 

 

 

3. All My Friends 

Leave it to Destructo to add another name to his festival resume and it should definitely be on yours if you’re an LA local. AMF is set to take place in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. Attendees will have access to all 30,000 square ft of local artwork for this two-day event.

 

 

4. Sonic Bloom 

Sonic Bloom isn’t just a music festival, it’s an experience with a tight-knit community of music lovers. The best feature of this experience besides its obvious stacked line up is the unadulterated view of the Milky Way and the snow-dusted mountains. Its visual appeal only adds to the already wonderful activities and friendly.

 

 

5. Paradiso Festival 

The Washington festival combines the technological and natural worlds. Located at the Gorge amphitheater, Paradiso is another one of visual festivals that boasts a panoramic view of Washington. Experience the two day Digital Oasis featuring Deadmau5, Claude Von Stroke and many others! 

 

 

6. Resonance Festival 

Held at Legend Valley, a 230 acre live music venue and campground that has hosted concerts, music festivals and athletic events since the 1970s. The weekend festival boasts past linesups that included  TAUK, Peridoni, and Vibe Street and art instillations from Illuminera Studios and Symbiosis Gallery.

Check out our 10 Highlights from Resonance 2017 HERE.  

 

 

7. Summer Splash Las Vegas 

The true love child of day clubs and music festivals. All the good vibes without the heat wave and dehydration. Equipped with pools, cabanas, and beach balls, Summer Splash Las Vegas is the ultimate summer event.

 

8. HARD Festival

Another one of a SoCal resident’s favorite, HARD dedicates itself to bringing the biggest name in both EDM and Hip-Hop to California.

 

 

9. 515 Alive Festival 

This festival just dropped a MASSIVE lineup featuring Bassnectar, Future, RL Grime, and midwest favorites like Manic Focus. Taking place in a gorgeous location, Water Works Park, this Iowa festival is one that should be on your radar. A two day pass starts at only $99 with options for adding camping. 

 

 

10. FYF Festival 

Another local LA favorite that grew from a DIY fest at the Echoplex and turned into a massive celebration of all things music. Friday's headliner is Florence and The Machine and Saturday's is the one and only Janet Jackson.

 

We are counting down the days until our next festival! Stay up to date with Music Festival News on iEDM On Blast.

Gear up with new rave wear iEDM Festival Collection HERE.  

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