10 Line Ups Proving Festival Season Is Far From Over
So far this festival season has been blessed with some unforgettable events.
The season started up with the tropical paradise Okeechobee, then we saw the premier of Insomiac's latest medieval themed event Middlelands. We got to experience the OG camping festival Bonnaroo, then we got to experience the 10 Best Moments of EDC, and most recently we got to find the best totems of Electric Forest.
This summer has been insane in the best ways possible so far and it only continues on. Here we are mid July and it seems the best is yet to come. But with so many amazing events happening all over, how can you pick and choose? Each festival has its own reason to shine and iEDM is here to tell you why.
Here are 10 line ups that prove festival season 2017 is far from over:
1. Oregon Eclipse Festival - Aug. 17-23
This festival is number one on our list because it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Taking place during the eclipse, festival organizers from Symbiosis along with 10 other festivals from around the world are coming together to throw a truly transformational event. They chose the location based on a high chance for clear skies for the eclipse. This once in a lifetime astronomical event is just the icing on the cake for the amazing line up of world class performers in a variety of genres.
2. Hulaween - Oct. 27-29
Hulaween has been dubbed the Electric Forest of the South, except instead of Sherwood Forest, they have the spooky Spirit Lake. Taking place at Suwannee Music Park, Hulaween has become the largest festival that happens at this top outdoor venue. The natural spanish moss that drapes from the trees decorated with art installations that are halloween themed give this festival an extra special vibe. Everyone’s creative side comes out with their costumes. Their phase one lineup just dropped and it is one to gauk over. Featuring String Cheese and Bassnectar, it really is the Electric Forest of the South.
3. Arise Music Festival - Aug 4-6
Arise Festival is a smaller event taking place in the beautiful Loveland, Colorado. But for being a smaller festival, they are featuring a lot of big names like Tipper and Atmosphere. This festival is also dubbed Colorado’s best yoga festival because the daytime features yoga workshops from the best. There are also healer workshops, aerial arts, permaculture, and visionary artists. This event has something for the whole family and educates on important topics like sustainability all while being a great party with a variety of music.
4. Lost Lands Music Festival - Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Bass heads rejoice because Excision’s festival Lost Lands was recently announced to premiere this Fall. It will feature Excision’s 500,000 watts of bass and paradox visuals on the main stage everyday. Step into a world of dinosaurs and head bang to your favorite dubstep artists from Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, and a special Datsik b2b Excision set. Our bass dreams have come true! Lost Lands will be taking place at Legend Valley in Ohio which has housed several other large scale festivals, so they should be ready for this wild neck breaking event. We warn you: headbang at your own discreet.
5. Imagine Music Festival - Sept. 22-24
Sorry TomorrowWorld, Imagine took over the spot as the most desired EDM event in the Southeast. Festival organizers Iris Presents throw some of the best EDM events in Atlanta and began Imagine in 2014. Last year, they moved locations to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and began offering camping. This year, they pushed the date back so that we don’t die in that HotLanta heat and dropped a stellar lineup ranging from top EDM artists Deadmau5, Tiesto, Above and Beyond, to top electronic bands STS9 to Pretty Lights Live. This “aquatic fairytale” is the perfect underwater theme we have been waiting to unleash our inner mermaids for. Check out the Imagine 2016 iEDM Review HERE.
6. Elements Music & Arts Festival - Aug. 12-13
Elements is a two-day event taking place in NYC thrown by Bang On! this August. It is held at a “secret waterfront location in NYC” and has 5 stages themed Earth, Wind, Air, Fire, and Fifth Element. Elements has a Burning Man meets East Coast feel, featuring art cars and giant installations with circus acts and 3D projection mapping. This year’s lineup features Griz and Zeds Dead as headliners. Check out the Elements 2016 iEDM review HERE.
7. Resonance Music & Arts Festival - Sept. 21-23
Resonance has become a Midwest favorite that is 3 days of camping and dancing in Thornville, Ohio at Legend Valley, the same venue that Lost Lands is being held at. Resonance will feature a variety of acts including Ohio natives Papadosio and the legendary Amon Tobin for one of his only festival appearances this summer. Resonance is also one of the only Midwest festivals putting an emphasis on visual arts and workshops for yoga and more.
8. North Coast Music Festival - Sept. 1-3
North Coast Festival is personally my favorite Chicago event. Unlike other city festivals, the stages are not on top of each other, and there is space to sit down on a blanket with your friends and enjoy midday acts. Each night features special headliners of every genre. Friday has Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz and then Gucci Mane. Saturday gets reggae legend Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and then STS9. Sunday closes out with Ween, Primus, and Tipper. There is something for every flavor at North Coast and not to mention popping after parties at every venue across the city of Chicago.
9. Dancefestopia - Sept. 7-9
Dancefestopia is a growing festival that’s featuring its biggest lineup yet! Bassnectar will return and this year they will be featuring a Basshead Haven that will be in the campgrounds along a river featuring community fire pits and drum circles. They will have non stop music all weekend featuring Tiesto, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Datsik, and 12th Planet to name a few. This year promises enhanced production and massive bass. Check out the full iEDM Dancefestopia 2017 preview HERE and enter to win 2 VIP tickets from iEDM HERE.
10. Life Is Beautiful - Sept. 22-24
Life is Beautiful is taking place this Sept. on the Las Vegas strip for its second year. This year’s lineup features everything from hip-hop megastars Chance the Rapper and Wiz Khalifa, to our teenage favorites the Gorillaz and Blink 182, to EDM favorites Kaskade, Pretty Lights, and Zeds Dead. Life Is Beauitful focuses on all realms of life beyond music including comedy shows and even a special speakshop from Bill Nye. The Las Vegas strip will light up for more than EDC this year.
As festival season continues to heat up, check out How To Stay Cool And Safe At Summer Festivals HERE.
We hope to see you in your best rave wear this summer! Check out the specially curated iEDM Festival Collection HERE for more inspiration.