Top 20 Electronic Music Festivals That Are Amazing
Electronic music has become one of the most popular genres of music globally, so it’s no surprise that there are several awesome music festivals dedicated to the genre. But what are the best electronic music festivals out there, and where in the world are they located? Well, in this article, I’m going to provide you with a list of my favorite EDM festivals across the globe!
Top Electronic Music Festivals You’ll Love
The best electronic music festivals across the globe are:
- Electric Forest
- Movement Electronic Music Festival
- Movement Torino
- Electric Daisy Carnival
- Sónar Festival
- Dimensions Festival
- Junction 2
- DGTL Festival
- Ultra Music Festival
- Dekmantel Festival
- BPM Festival
- Sziget Festival
- Electric Zoo
- Melt! Festival
- Time Warp
Electric Forest – Rothbury, Michigan, USA
Electric Forest is a unique festival that takes place in a beautiful forest setting. Held in Rothbury, Michigan, this four-day festival is a truly immersive event that allows attendees to camp out on the forest festival grounds.
Camping combined with fun experiences, activations, games, and amazing EDM music creates a freeing environment for all to enjoy. Past performers have included Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, and String Cheese Incident.
Dates: June (Annually)
Price: Prices range from $400-500 for a four-day pass.
Movement Electronic Music Festival – Detroit, Michigan, USA
This festival is a celebration of techno music held annually over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit, the birthplace of techno. The legendary festival takes place in Hart Plaza, right on the Detroit River, overlooking Windsor, Canada. Hart Plaza is a concrete park/ adult playground with multiple fun stages including a Pyramid Stage, and an underground stage where Techno music bounces from floor to ceiling.
Movement is known for its focus on music and the underground culture of techno, making it a favorite for true electronic music enthusiasts. If you want to see some of the best techno in the world, this is where you go. Make sure to check out the stage that is dedicated to Detroit techno legends and newcomers including Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, MK, and more.
Dates: Memorial Day Weekend (Annually)
Price: Tickets typically range from $200-$300 for a weekend pass.
- You Might Also Like: How Black Electronic Artists Broke Barriers
Bonus: Movement Torino – Turin, Italy
Movement Torino is an offshoot of the Detroit-based Movement festival, held annually in Turin, Italy. The festival takes place in October and features some of the biggest names in techno music. Prices range from €30-50 for a single-day pass.
- You Might Also Like: Female EDM Artists
EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
EDC is one of the most popular electronic festivals in the world. Held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, EDC draws in hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world.
The Insomniac festival sprawls the enormous grounds of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The festival features multiple stages with different genres of electronic music along with everything from Ferris wheels to amusement park rides.
While the main event goes down annually in Vegas, the EDC event series has been hosted in numerous cities and has annual shows in Mexico and Orlando. There is now even EDSea, an EDC theme party cruise event! Tickets typically range from $300-$600 for a weekend pass.
Dates: May (Annually)
Creamfields – Daresbury, UK
Creamfields is one of the UK’s largest EDM festivals. Held annually in Daresbury, England, this festival has been around since 1998 and has since grown in popularity. Creamfields is its unique event showcasing the culture of UK dance.
Unique and engaging experiences along with some of the best music in the world make this a one-of-a-kind festival. Past performers have included Eric Prydz, the Swedish House Mafia, and The Chemical Brothers. Tickets typically range from £200-£300 for a weekend pass.
- You Might Also Like: Black EDM Artists(That Deserve Your Respect)
Sónar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
Sónar Festival is one of the most well-known EDM festivals in Spain. Held on stages throughout Barcelona, this festival features a wide range of performances from both Electronic and non Electronic artists.
Sónar Festival embraces the culture of Barcelona, from siesta breaks to nights out that don’t start until Midnight! Past performers have included The Chemical Brothers, Richie Hawtin, and Laurent Garnier.
- You Might Also Like: Best 90s Electronic Music Artists
MUTEK – Montreal, Canada
MUTEK is a unique music festival that focuses on the intersection of technology and creativity. Held in Montreal, Canada, this festival features performances from artists who are pushing the boundaries of electronic music.
The festival takes place in August and features a wide range of electronic music genres, as well as performances from visual artists and other digital creatives. The festival also includes workshops, conferences, and other experiences that explore the relationship between technology and art.
- You May Also Enjoy: Best EDM Songs
Dimensions Festival – Pula, Croatia
Dimensions Festival is a four-day event held annually in Pula, Croatia that celebrates electronic music and visual arts. Dimensions Festival is known for its intimate atmosphere and its focus on music.
The festival also includes boat parties and other exclusive events. European and global DJ favorites frequent this fun festival. Tickets typically range from €120-€150 for a weekend pass.
Epizode – Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Epizode is an annual festival held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam that celebrates electronic music and art. The festival takes place in December and features multiple stages with different genres of electronic music, as well as art installations and other cultural events. Prices range from $200-300 for a multi-day pass.
Junction 2 – London, UK
Junction 2 is an annual festival held in London, UK that celebrates techno music. The festival takes place in June and features multiple stages with different genres of techno music, as well as art installations and other cultural events. Prices range from £40-70 for a single-day pass.
DGTL – Amsterdam, Netherlands
DGTL Festival is a two-day event held annually held in Amsterdam, Netherlands that celebrates electronic music and sustainability. DGTL is known for its sustainability efforts, with the festival striving to be as eco-friendly as possible. Past performers have included Dixon, Amelie Lens, and Jeff Mills. Tickets typically range from €75-€150 for a weekend pass.
- You May Also Enjoy: Best Synthwave Albums
Shambhala – Salmo, British Columbia, Canada
Shambhala is an annual festival held in Salmo, British Columbia, Canada that celebrates electronic music and art. Shambhala is known for its focus on community and its unique location in the mountains of British Columbia. Prices range from $350-450 for a multi-day pass
Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
Tomorrowland is arguably one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, with over 400,000 people attending each year. It’s an immersive experience that takes place over two weekends in July, and attendees can expect to see some of the biggest names in electronic music on stage.
The festival’s main stage is an impressive sight, with a giant LED screen and fireworks that light up the sky. There are also smaller stages throughout the festival grounds that cater to different sub-genres of electronic music, ensuring that there is something for everyone at Tomorrowland.
It takes place annually in Boom, Belgium, and attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the globe.
Tomorrowland is easily one of the best electronic music festivals in the world. The festival boasts multiple stages, each with its unique atmosphere and style of music. Past performers have included David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Tiësto. Tickets typically range from $300-$600 for a weekend pass.
Ultra Music Festival – Miami, USA
Ultra Music Festival is a must-visit for any electronic music enthusiast. Held annually in Miami, Florida, the festival brings the vibe and culture of South Beach to the EDM world. Taking advantage of Miami’s unique combination of urban and beach accessibility, this festival and its afterparties are second to none.
Past performers have included Armin van Buuren, Marshmello, and The Chainsmokers. Tickets typically range from $300-$600 for a weekend pass.
Dekmantel Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dekmantel Festival is a four-day event held annually in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dekmantel is known for its diverse lineup, with the festival showcasing a range of genres and styles of electronic music. Past performers have included Ben UFO, Four Tet, and The Black Madonna. Tickets typically range from €50-€100 per day.
BPM Festival – Multiple Locations
BPM Festival is a ten-day event held annually in Costa Rica and other locations around the world. Yes, TEN DAYS! This marathon of a festival features a never-ending lineup of DJs and parties 24 hours a day. BPM is known for its beachside location and its energetic atmosphere.
The festival also includes various other events, such as boat parties and after-hours events. And apparently, the BPM Group is now doing Easter Festival Editions). Past performers have included Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, and Solomun. Tickets typically range from $50-$100 per day.
Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
Sziget Festival is another one of the massive music festivals in Europe, featuring a diverse lineup of music from various genres, including electronic music. Held annually in Budapest, Hungary, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. Past performers have included The Chemical Brothers, Justice, and Dua Lipa. Tickets typically range from €80-€100 per day.
Electric Zoo – New York City, USA
Electric Zoo is an annual festival held in New York City. The animal-themed festival features crazy stages themed and sometimes shaped after animals or their environment. Electric Zoo is known for its diverse lineup and its energetic NYC atmosphere.
Nestled between Queens and Harlem, on Randall’s Island, the festival takes place annually over the Labor Day holiday. Past performers have included Above & Beyond, Deadmau5, and Martin Garrix. Tickets typically range from $100-$300 for a weekend pass.
Dates: September (Labor Day)
Melt! Festival – Ferropolis, Germany
Melt! Festival is a three-day event held annually in Ferropolis, Germany. Melt! is known for its unique location, with the festival taking place in an open-air museum of industrial machines. Attendees can enjoy unique activations throughout this industrial playground. Past performers have included The xx, Bonobo, and Richie Hawtin. Tickets typically range from €120-€150 for a weekend pass.
Time Warp – Mannheim, Germany
Time Warp is an annual festival held in Mannheim, Germany that showcases some of the best techno music from around the world. The festival takes place in April and features multiple stages with different genres of techno music. Prices range from €80-130 for a single-day pass.
- If you enjoyed the article, be sure to subscribe to my Devoted to Vinyl YouTube channel and Facebook page.
This article was written by Justinian and edited by Michael.