Festivals

Hangout Festival Returns In 2016 As The Go-To Beachfront Music Festival

Every May, the Gulf Shores of Alabama transform into a supremely ideal home for one of the season’s first great festivals - Hangout Festival. The three-day bash features a wide variety of talents from the electronic, indie/alternative and hip hop communities - embodying the “something for everyone” mantra with gusto. Calvin Harris, Flume, 3LAU, Bro Safari and recent[...] Read more >>

Secret Solstice Embraces Iceland’s Midnight Sun for Third Year

In the early summer days in Reykjavík, the sun stays high in the sky, bringing an all-encompassing sense of warmth and delight to Iceland’s hilly, volcanic capital by the sea. Those nights aren’t too different either, as the sun never fully sets during the solstice, a 24-hour “midnight sun” that breathes life into the city’s rising club scene. This phenomenon begs Iceland[...] Read more >>

Experience Much More Than Music At Lucidity Festival

2016 marks the fifth year of Lucidity Festival, which runs from April 8th to 10th in in Santa Barbara, CA. Self-described as a transformation art and music festival, Lucidity’s foundation is cemented in Santa Barbara - the festival was created by notable members of the Santa Barbara arts, music, and consciousness community who decided to build a method to deliver transformational[...] Read more >>

Osheaga Festival Strikes Again with a Strong 2016 Lineup

Canada’s Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts is coming back for its 11th edition, closing out July from the 29th to 31st. One of the country's most notable festivals, Osheaga takes place in downtown Montreal at the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, Osheaga looks to continue its success with yet another multi-genre billing filled with global megastars of all shapes and sizes. With[...] Read more >>

Desert Festival Afrikaburn Celebrates Decade Anniversary of Elevating Art

Afrikaburn is a radical participant-driven event that beckons artists to congregate in the arid deserts of South Africa. Akin to Burning Man, the weeklong gathering thrives as a decentralized community where money is worthless, gifting rules, and human collaboration is invaluable. This year marks the decade anniversary of the Burn, and along with it a slew of new activities, themes, and[...] Read more >>

Sonic Bloom Announces Thrilling Phase 2 Lineup

Back in January Sonic Bloom Festival unveiled its initial release of artists to resounding approval from awaiting fans. Flag-shipped by two sets of Tipper, accompanied by the live bands of Opiuo, Michal Menert and Russ Liquid respectively and supported by one of the most impressive electronic lineups of the year, Sonic Bloom out did itself. READ MORE ABOUT SONIC BLOOM 2016 With[...] Read more >>

Governors Ball To Revisit Randall’s Island In June 2016

The Governors Ball is one of those special festivals that allows for fans of various different genres to come together under one figurative roof. That roof will be rebuilt for the 11th time this June on New York’s Randall’s Island, which is only a short ferry ride away from the city. From June 3rd to 5th, Gov Ball will open its doors on the island for about eleven hours of[...] Read more >>

End Your Summer in Style at Backwoods Music Festival

What are your plans for Labor Day Weekend? Maybe a trip to the lake for some swimming and fishing, perhaps a barbecue with some close friends or a camping trip into the woods or even a live concert. What if you could combine all of them for one epic end to your summer? Luckily a forward-thinking group of good hearted people in Oklahoma decided to do just that and invite everyone to[...] Read more >>

Camp Bisco Returns to Montage Mountain With Fresh Lineup

Last year saw New England festival Camp Bisco returning after a year hiatus at an all new venue. The transition from its previous home at the Indian Lookout Country Club to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA went pretty smoothly, with the biggest criticism from fans being the lack of available shuttles from off-site parking to the main campgrounds. In an open letter to fans, festival[...] Read more >>

Stratton Mountain Drops To Minus Zero This April

A new festival, recently announced, is coming to the Northeast for the first time. Stratton Mountain in South Londonderry, Vermont will host the Minus Zero Winter Sports and Music Festival on April 9th and 10th. The festival is small in comparison to other multi-day festivals with only 19 artists scheduled to play, but the artists the organizers have compiled a cohesive cast.[...] Read more >>

Further Future Creates A Whole New Festival Experience

From April 29th through May 1st, Robot Heart’s second annual Further Future takes electronic music fans “beyond Vegas” to the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Moapa, NV. The weekend celebrates music, spirituality, art, and the human connection, taking the festival experience to a whole new level: the weekend’s activities include a Further Future Vision speaker series,[...] Read more >>

Find Beauty In The Forest With British Gottwood Festival This June

If you’re looking for mystery, escape, or discovery while listening to pounding underground beats, then look no further than Gottwood Festival. The UK festival will enchant the Welsh Isle of Anglesey from June 9th to June 12th, transforming the intimate depths of the forest into a secret land of camping, electronic music and art. The roster of artists set to perform at this[...] Read more >>

Summer Goals in One Weekend: What The Festival 2016

Smoke hookah with friends, check out an indie film festival, take classes in twerking, tutting, and hip-hop dance, get some massage therapy, and see world-renowned electronic music producers - wouldn’t it be fantastic to accomplish all of these things this summer? How about doing all of that, and more, in one weekend? Enter What The Festival. This transformative 4-day festival[...] Read more >>

The US is Finally Awake: A Review of Awakenings NYC

Not too long ago, I wrote about the New York techno environment and its continuous rise to the top of electronic significance in the U.S. The last few years in particular have been especially meaningful for techno; NYC has received global recognition by the likes of the best DJs in the world, as well as the stamp of approval from foreign promotional companies. Space Ibiza’s New[...] Read more >>

Celebrate The Start Of Summer 2016 At Sonic Bloom Festival

Could there be a more fitting way to celebrate the beginning of summer than going camping in beautiful Colorado with 5,000 friends accompanied by some truly excellent live music? Of course, everyone is different but if that sounds good to you, then head to Sonic Bloom Festival, which will return to Colorado from June 16th to 19th for its 11th consecutive year. Though they have[...] Read more >>

Euphoria Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary This Spring

Beginning in 2012 as a single day event, Euphoria Festival has since grown into one of the biggest spring music festivals in the US. Now in its fifth year, the festival is set to return to the Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas from April 7th to 10th. This year’s lineup features some of the biggest names in dance music spread across three stages. Headliners for this year’s[...] Read more >>

Leave A Positive Trace: Lightning In A Bottle Announces 2016 Lineup

This Memorial Day weekend, Lightning in a Bottle Festival returns to Bradley, CA in an attempt to recreate the magic of previous years. Lightning In A Bottle is a festival like no-other: it is as much a music festival as it is a four-day conference on sustainability. A Burning Man-esque gathering of some of the best and brightest in the scene who want to educate and promote good[...] Read more >>

Characters Let Loose at Buku Festival This March

The Buku Music & Arts Project is approaching yet again, and yet again, it demands your attention. Entering its fifth year in New Orleans, Louisiana, Buku has developed a reputation as a thriving cultural hub of modern music. Past lineups have featured top level lineups encompassing all genres, from rock to rap to all things electronic, and this year is no exception. Kid Cudi and[...] Read more >>

CRSSD Festival Approaches, So Does Warm Weather

While the brutal winter chugging along, spring gets closer and closer - in other words, festival season is almost here. The turn of the calendar brings fresh editions of our favorite festivals but every year, some new events pop up that make us consider switching up from the “same old” festivals that occur every year.   Enter CRSSD Festival. Last year, CRSSD threw their first[...] Read more >>

Okeechobee Festival to Debut This March In Florida

Making its debut this spring is the Okeechobee Music Festival. The four day festival is set to run from March 3-6 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida. With a diverse and expansive lineup, four stages, and other attractions, Okeechobee is on track for an impressive first year.     The range of music at Okeechobee covers a wide range of sounds. Bassnectar, Odesza,[...] Read more >>