Top 5 International Electronic Dance Music Festivals
EDM has exploded in a big way on the scene in North America over the last 5 years. With staples like Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daily Carnival attracting hundred of thousands of festival goers all ages, dance music fans in the United States have tons of local choices where to rage. Let's dive in and take a look at our fellow global counterparts and iEDM's top 5 international festivals:
When: July 22-24th, 2016
Where: Boom, Belgium
Launching over 10+ years ago, this soon-to-be icon festival has really transformed into a must go to vacation from reality. Filled with camping, over 15 stages and hundreds of DJs performing the span of the weekend, Tomorrowland has become the global name associated with music festivals. For more info, check out Tomorrowland official website.
When: Nov 29-Dec 7th, 2015
Where: Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne - Australia
This growing festival is making a name for itself in the Land Down Under, growing to simultaneous events across 5 cities since its inception in 2007. The 2014 Sydney event was in honor of AIDS awareness for charity (RED). 2016 lineup and dates TBA. For more details, hop on to the Stereosonic official website.
When: Aug 27-28th, 2015
Where: Various - Netherlands
One of the oldest EDM festivals going back to 1993 and with many global offshoots, Mysteryland has come to be an established name in the dance music scene in and outside the Netherlands. The lineup last year attracted a range of heavy hitters including veterans like Steve Angello & Laidback Luke and rising stars such as 2016 #3 ranked DJ Mag Martin Garrix. To see more info about this year go to the Mysteryland Netherlands official site.
When: Aug 25th-28th, 2016
Where: Daresbury, Cheshire--England
Almost 20 years old, this global festival had its roots in Winchester, England, a product of the thriving club scene going by the same name in Liverpool. Now a global brand with festivals across the world, Creamfields has been known for a variety of features such as the silent discos and the additional convenience (or not) of camping. Join in on the fun at Creamfields official page.
When: Dec 27-30th, 2016
Where: Goa, India
This growing festival on the beautiful shores of Goa, India has become one of Asia's most frequented end of year festivals. Spanning 4 days and hosting a culturally diverse crowd as well as a location heavily intertwined with the roots of psy-trance in the EDM scene, expect big things from this event in the next years. Get your visa and book a trip in 2016 on the Sunburn main site.
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