Top 10 Music Festivals Of 2018 (So Far)

| July 19, 2018

Six months, 181 days, 4344 hours and 260,640 seconds have already passed in 2018 and so far the festivals have been out of this world. Each brought and will bring their own unique vibes by set up, lineup, and ravers that made it special. But the festival season still in full effect and the festivals are coming in as hot as this summer.

From the wilderness vibes that the Forest brought in Rothbury, Michigan, the carnival rides at EDC in Las Vegas, to finishing strong under the Dallas skies for Lights All Night at the end of the year festival celebration.

iEDM has the list of the top festivals of 2018 so far and also some festivals you don't want to miss. From Danfestopia in Kansas, Electric Zoo in New York to HARD Summer in California, there are so many great events to experience. 


1. Electric Forest

The forest always has a way of captivating and leaving festival goers in awe and if you attended Electric Forest then you know what I'm talking about. The atmosphere of this festival is one of a kind and this year line up had every attendee satisfied. From the only resident Bassnectar to house king Chris Lake, the Forest was the place to be this summer.


2. EDC: Las Vegas

EDC Las Vegas returned bigger than ever this year and besides a new date, EDC offered camping for the first time. Carnival rides, new stages and a crowd who enjoyed the biggest festival of the year made this years edition one to remember. It won't be long before Pasquale announces 2019 information so stay tuned. 



3. Imagine Festival

This aquatic fairytale is hosting their fifth annual festival and this staked lineup is to die for. Imagine always brings some of the best talents in dance music and upcoming artists. This will be the first time we see some of our favorite headliners such as Kaskade and Bassnectar so get ready for a festival that will leave you speechless with such amazing underwater theme and lasers to go crazy for. It's not to late to acquire your tickets and for more info about this upcoming festival check out our Imagine preview HERE.


4. Electric Zoo

Electric Zoo is one of New York’s premiere music festivals. During Labor Day weekend, E-Zoo shakes Randall’s Island in uptown Manhattan with heavy bass, big room house, melodic trance and everything in between. Electric Zoo has become one of the EDM staples of the City That Never Sleeps and every year, Zoo has curated lineups with some of the biggest names in the electronic industry 


5. Ultra

The first big festival of the year is known for dropping a curated line up every year. From the best well-known artists to that Techno line up that it's probably one of the best in North America. Ultra along Miami Music Week brought hundreds of artists this year but who can forget about the epic Swedish House Mafia reunion, no other way to close down Ultra 2018.


6. Hulaween

Let the freaky side of you come out this Halloween and make your way to one of one of North America’s premiere multi-faceted boutique festival experiences, which it has revealed the complete musical lineup for its 2018 event. Get your Hulaween tickets now and be ready to have a spooky weekend.


7. Dancefestopia

Imagine a Dancefestopia where there isn’t a separation of Forest and Field camping, a Dancefestopia nestled in rolling hills surrounded by thousands of acres of forest and pristine lake water? Well, look no farther and follow the yellow brick road which will take you to the heart of Dancefestopia. The heavy line up is one of a kind so pack your camping items and head out to Kansas. Check out our preview of the festival, Dancefestopia.


8. Bonnaroo

Filled with good vibes, beautiful art, and amazing music, Bonnaroo was once again the highlight festival of many festival goers. The festival reached an attendance of 80,000 festy lovers who came to enjoy the crazy lineup yet if you didn't get a chance to attend this year's edition then start making plans for next year. Check out iEDM's Top 10 Totems of Bonnaroo article.


9. HARD Summer

In less than 15 days this summer its about to be going HARDer than it has yet. This line up has some B2B that you can't miss, I mean just to mention a couple of them, Zeads Dead b2b Jauz and Diplo b2b Dillon Francis are going to be HARD. So don't sleep on this festival and get your tickets now.


10. Lights All Night

Lights. Music. Action. Dallas, Texas is the place to be on new year's Eve weekend! Besides, the commonly warmer temperatures, Dallas will be home again for one of the biggest end of year music celebrations which will be held in the heart of downtown Dallas at The Dallas Market Hall. Get the lowest ticket prices HERE and be ready for a stacked line up that will not disappoint. Check out our Lights All Night 2017 review.


For more music festival news and updates, visit iEDM On Blast HERE.

As you prepare for the upcoming festivals, check out the NEW ARRIVALS HERE and grab your favorite FESTIVAL ACCESSORIES HERE.

about the writer

Cris Chavez

Cris Chavez

Read More...Cris Chavez's first festival was EDC Las Vegas 2013 and since then, he been passionate about the music and scene. He is a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma who enjoys running half marathons and traveling.

His favorite artists are Kaskade, Above & Beyond, The Martinez Brothers, Gorgon City, Bryan Kearney, Seven Lions and Grum.

His favorite festivals are Middlelands, EDC, Ultra and Dancefestopia.

Find him at a festival near you grooving the night away and getting lost in a Kaskade set!

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