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Festival Season Guide 2017

Festival season is in full swing, music events from across the country and the globe. Bringing together musical acts, arts, culture, and the people and making new connections and lifelong friendships. So many music festivals, which ones will be the best to go to this summer? The writers at EDM Sauce put together a lovely list of music festivals that are a must to attend this year. Music festivals that will start its first year and/or its 20th year, be a part of history in the making and magical memories together.

JUNE

Governor’s Ball Music Festival, Randalls Island, New York, NY, 6/2 – 6/4:

All family fun music festival, featuring artists in all genres, and fun actives. TICKETS are available. 

Governors Ball

Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Great State Park, TN, 6/8 – 6/11:

The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will once again feature the wide-ranging scope of diverse artistry that fans have come to expect, with a spectacular array of musicians, bands, and comedians performing around the clock across 13 unique stages over the four-day event. TICKETS are available. 

Spring Awakenings Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 6/9 – 6/11:

An Electronic Music Festival featuring the top DJs & Producers from all over the world, located in Addams-Medill Park Chicago. TICKETS are still available ( only single day passes).

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spring awakening

Firefly Music Festival, Dover, Delaware, 6/15 – 6/18

Located at The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, this all camping and music festival features artists from all genres of music, previous years had acts such as Felix Jaeh, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Blink-182, Mazor Lazer, Grouplove, and Earth Wind & Fire. TICKETS are still available. 

Bestival, Toronto, Canada, 6/11 — 6/12: 

Celebrating its second return with a bigger and better on a brand new site at Woodbine Park for another two-day installment of incredible live acts, dance-floor mayhem and a whole world of wonder that goes far beyond the music, with guaranteed surprises to capture your imagination. TICKETS are all sold out.

Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, 6/16 – 6/19: 

Celebrating 21 years of music, art, community & culture from Dusk till Dawn. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE at Insomniac’s EDC. Mother of all, offering a slew of DJ musicians from all sub-genres. TICKETS are all sold out.

EDC 2016

Secret Solstice Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland, 6/16 — 6/18: 

Now in its fourth edition, the camping festival will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland. A unique festival where you can rave in caves with a slew of headlining acts like Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Rick Ross, Anderson, Paak, Big Sean, Chaka Khan and more. TICKETS are still available while supplies last.

Secret Solstice Festival

Paradiso Festival, Quincy, Washington, 6/23 — 6/24: 

A weekend of unforgettable fun, awe-inspiring adventures, top notch visual & audio production, and mind-bending music, located at The Gorge Amphitheater. TICKETS are still available. 

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Awakenings Festival, Spaarnwoude, Deelplan Houtrak, 6/24 – 6/25: 

Celebrating 20 years of techno, it’s one of the most well-known electronic events in Europe. With more than 70.000 visitors in a weekend, 8 stages, 100+ artists playing the best sounds for one of the most dedicated crowds. Techno pioneers such as DJ Rush, Adam Beyer, and Sven Väth, are playing records alongside the 2-day festival debutantes like Eagles & Butterflies, Minimum Syndicat (live) and Monoloc (live). TICKETS are available.

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, 6/23 — 6/26: 

Located in The Netherlands is a multi-day festival with a camping and two fully programmed festival days. Q-dance is the administrator and fully dedicated to nothing but HARDSTYLE. Single-Day TICKETS are still available.

Defqon 1

Electric Forest Weekend 1, Rothbury, MI, 6/22 — 6/25: 

Electric Forest Weekend 2, Rothbury, MI, 6/29 — 7/2:

Produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events, with a massive lineup and this year it’s two weeks! Being surrounded by lights everywhere in a forest and listening to some of the greatest artists like Above & Beyond, Nero (live), RL Grime, 12th Planet, Bassnectar, Odesza, Claude VonStroke, Nora En Pure, and so much more you just have to decide what weekend. TICKETS are still available. 

RHA Festival, Punta Mita, Mexico, 6/30 — 7/1:

The 4-day festival will take place in one of the most beautiful, scenic settings, worldwide: a beachfront on the Pacific Coast in the Riviera Nayarit, a land of wixárikas indigenous cultural heritage. Some of house music’s elite performers on an immaculate oceanfront location, just minutes away from Festival accommodations. Featuring — Green Velvet, Claptone, Purple Disco Machine, Doc Martin, Catz ‘N Dogz, Walker & Royce, Marques Wyatt, Jay Tripwire & much more. TICKETS are still available.

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JULY

Electric Love Festival, Plainfeld, Salzburg, Austria, 7/5 — 7/9: 

Celebrating #FiveYearsTogether this full on the massive festival is filled high-quality equipment, and elite artists such as Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Showtek, Tchami, Pendulum DJ Set, and so much more. TICKETS are available while supplies last. 

Kappa Futur Festival, Parco Dora, Turin, 7/8 — 7/9: 

Now firmly one of Europe’s biggest festivals and one of the most important techno festivals in the world. The globally acclaimed festival takes place at Parco Dora in Turin and brings together thousands of authentic techno and house lovers and the best DJs and live acts in the world. TICKETS and hotel packages are still available. 

Neversea Festival, Constanta, Romania, 7/7 – 7/9:

The makers of Untold Festival have announced a major new beach festival Neversea. The festival will have over 100 artists, 7 stages, set across one mile of beautiful sand beach, Neversea will be the biggest music festival ever to be held on a beach in Romania. The lineup includes Benny Benassi, Danny Avila, Fedde Le Grand, Mike Perry, Tujamo, Zeds Dead. Sven Väth, Nina Kraviz, Sasha, Joris Voorn, Matthias Tanzmann, Gui Boratto, Butch, Cab Drivers, Carola Pisaturo, Cezar, Dan Andrei, DJ Sprinkles, Dekmantel, Soundsystem, Dorian Paic, Dorisburg, Dubtil, Einzelkind, Gerd, Herodot, Hunee, Kozo, Makam, Mall Grab, Mark Romboy, Praslea, Priku, Sit, San Proper, Soichi Terada, Young Marco, BLOND:ISH, HVOB, Jan Blomqvist, Maribou State, NU, Nico Stokan, Nicola Cruz, Nightmares On Wax, Rampue, and Thugfucker. TICKETS are available.

Camp Bisco, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA, 7/13 — 7/15: 

The Northeast's largest electronic-rock camping festival, featuring three nights of over 100 performances. The lineup includes Bassnectar, 12th Planet, Goldfish, GRIZ, Pretty Lights LIVE, The Disco Biscuits, Gramatik, Kill The Noise, and much more. TICKETS are available.

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Tomorrowland Weekend 1, Boom, Belgium, 7/21 – 7/23:

Tomorrowland Weekend 2, Boom, Belgium, 7/28 – 7/30:

Organized since 2005 and has become one of the most notable global music festivals. With a strong eye for detail and extras such as an enchanting decor, fascinating acts and peripheral animations, cozy cocktail bars, summery beaches, spectacular fireworks, this is a totally unforgettable and incomparable show. For the second time ever Tomorrowland has expanded to two weekends, offering even more fun. You know TICKETS are SOLD OUT.

AUGUST

Lollapalooza, Chicago, Illinois, 8/3 – 8/6: 

What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, the music event has become a definitively unique music experience. Today, it takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan. TICKETS are available.

GRiZ At Lollapalooza 2016

Photo by Greg Noire

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, Somerset, Wisconsin, 8/11 — 8/13: 

A celebration of everything we love about Summer, featuring a unique blend of artists on multiple stages in an incredible northern Wisconsin setting, it is the ultimate Summer experience. TICKETS are available. 

Elements NYC Music & Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 8/12 – 8/13: 

BangOn!NYC is proud to announce the return of the annual music event, located in a secret NYC industrial waterfront location, featuring 5 stages – Earth/Air/Water/Fire/Fifth Element, interactive & large-scale themed art installations, 3D projection mapping, death-defying aerial performances, magnificent art cars, delicious food vendors, exotic clothing/jewelry vendors, rides, slides, fire breathers, circus performances, and an entirely new world to experience. This year the festival will expand to two days, for more fun and music. TICKETS are available. 

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Mysteryland NL, 8/26 — 8/27: 

Known as the world’s longest-running electronic music festival. As a Pioneer of the dance movement, we have shaped and inspired the festival industry since 1993. During the 3 days, music lovers are invited to embark on a musical journey and explore over 250 DJ's and live acts on 16 breath-taking stages. The on-site camping grounds welcome festival enthusiasts from over 50 nationalities and offer pre- and after-parties as well as a very diverse food and entertainment program. Mysteryland expanded to other countries such as Chile, and America. The Netherlands is the home base of one of the greatest music festivals in the world. TICKETS are available while supplies last. 

Burning Man, 8/27 – 9/4: 

The annual event is known as “Burning Man” and to guide, nurture and protect the more permanent community created by its culture. The intention is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in the community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society. Basically a giant rave in the desert where people of all kinds can dress up and be themselves.

The Ark Cruise Festival, 8/31 — 9/3: 

The world's most epic electronic event at sea. This all new festival cruise has everything you can imagine to make it a perfect playground for everyone’s desire. Including special restaurant hosts, like a dinner by The Jane Antwerp (2 Michelin Stars), Yoga Sessions, Stand Up Comedy Shows, Surfing on the Flowrider, Shopping at the Mall, a Basketball Tournament, Massages, Big Screen Movies, Karaoke, Rock Climbing, Fitness Sessions, Pool Parties and much more to keep you busy between the beats. Offering the best of talents in the dance music history, stopping at Barcelona > Marseille > Ibiza > Barcelona. BOOK NOW!

SEPTEMBER

Electric Zoo, NY, 9/1 — 9/3: 

Traveling all parts of the Tri-State area turns the lush green Randall’s Island Park into every festival-goer's dream. Located along the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, the island is centrally located in New York City. TICKETS are still available, FOLLOW on social media.

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Electric Zoo

Bestival, Lulworth Estate, Dorest, 9/7 — 9/10: 

An award winning 4-day boutique music festival, a unique festival filled with arts, outrageous decorations, an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Lineup consist of, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Patrick Topping, Dusky, SOUL II SOUL, The XX, Justice.

Bestival Wins Guinness World Record For Largest Disco Ball

Dancefestopia, La Benite Riverfront Park, (Kansas City), 9/7 — 9/10: 

Three days, 4 nights, non-stop massive bass music, enhanced production on MainStage and two stages, plus helicopter tours. TICKETS are still available.

BPM Festival Portugal, Portimão, Portugal, 9/14 —9/17: 

Brought to you by Plexi PR, comes an expansion to Portugal. The BPM Festival is known as one of the greatest techno festivals in the world, nothing but gorgeous beaches, great vibes, beautiful people, and pioneer DJs. Four days, one magical journey. Festival Passes are still available. 

Praia da Rocha, Portugal

Oasis Festival, Marrakesh, Morocco, 9/15 — 9/17: 

Bringing a world-class music line-up to luxury music resort The Source. Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech, Oasis has put Morocco firmly on the map as the massive festival destination of this dance music moment. Now in its third installment, the festival continues to showcase the finest international talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the booming Moroccan electronic music scene. Weekend Passes are still available. 

Imagine Music Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, 9/22 — 9/24: 

An electronic dance music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Voted Top 30 festival in the world by Fest300, and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA Today, the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ's and bands along with captivating cirque style acts & performances. Artists include, Above & Beyond, Tiesto, Zomboy, Netsky, Pretty Lights, and more you just have to go! FESTIVAL TICKETS are still available. 

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Imagine Festival 2016

Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9/22 — 9/24: 

It’s a celebration, uniting people who love music, art, food and ideas and when you put that many like-minded individuals together in the streets of Downtown Las Vegas, there’s a surge of electricity that courses through the city: positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive, and transformation occurs. Experience the stages, dance to the music, hear stories, try the food, hug a new friend, explore the art and meet people who will change your life. VIP TICKETS are only available.

IBIZA

It wouldn’t be a fulfilled summer without going to the White Isle of Ibiza. Being surrounded by beautiful people and dance in the world’s greatest nightclubs. Be a witness to some of the industry’s greatest performances of all artists. DJs will return to Ibiza for their residency at famous hotels and nightclubs.

Together Ibiza

Amnesia

Every Tuesday for 16 Weeks

Tuesday, June 6th – Tuesday, September 19TH

MAIN ROOM RESIDENTS: CHASE & STATUS, RUDIMENTAL, SIGMA, ANDY C, NETSKY, PENDULUM (DJ SET), SUB FOCUS, WILKINSON

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TERRACE RESIDENTS: GORGON CITY, HANNAH WANTS, MK, DUKE DUMONT, DISCIPLES, CLAPTONE

ALSO FEATURING ACROSS 16 WEEKS (A-Z): CAMO & KROOKED, CAMELPHAT, CHRIS LORENZO, DIMENSION FRICTION, HECTOR COUTO, HIGH CONTRAST, HYPE & HAZARD  MAK & PASTEMAN, MISTAJAM, MY NU LENG, REDLIGHT.

R Ξ S I S T Λ N C Ξ

I B I Z Λ

Tuesdays // Privilege Ibiza

Jul. 25 – Sept. 12

8 weeks only

Featuring:

Sasha & John Digweed

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EXCLUSIVE Ibiza residency

TICKETS

Audio Rehab

June 14th – September 27th

Low Steppa, Volkoder, Flashmob, Sirus Hood, Deck Radford, Mark Radford from Ministry of Sound in London and more to be confirmed.

USHUAÏA IBIZA presents: ‘Limited Edition’ Concept

June 28th – September 6th

USHUAÏA IBIZA Beach Hotel

Alesso, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Hardwell, Diplo, DJ Snake, and Major Lazer

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Guy Gerber RUMORS Residency

Destino IBIZA

May 21st — October 15th

Bas Ibellini / Bedouin / Behrouz / Bill Patrick / Cassy / Cesar Merveille / D’Julz / Delano Smith / DJ Harvey / DJ Three / dOP (live) / Dubfire / Guti (live) / Kenny Glasgow / Lauren Lane / Life On Planets (live) / Martin Buttrich / Maayan Nidam / Randall M / Rony Seikaly / Ryan Crosson / Shaun Reeves / Sven Väth + many more special guests TBA

Hot Since 82 Presents: Labyrinth

Pacha Ibiza

Every Friday from May 26th – October 6th

The full line-up of artists set to descend on Pacha this summer will be (in alphabetical order): Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Anja Schneider, Art Department, Cassy, Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Davide Squillace, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, DJ Harvey, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Erick Morillo, Francesca Lombardo, Goldie, Green Velvet, Guti, Heidi, John Digweed, Martin Buttrich, Matador, Maya Jane Coles, Miss Kittin, Nick Curly, Pete Tong, Sasha, Soul Clap, Steve Bug, Yousef.

Solomun + 1

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Pacha Ibiza

Sunday, May 28th and runs until October 15th

Mano Le Tough, Patrice Bäumel, Âme, Damian Lazarus, DJ Hell, Michael Mayer, John Talabot, Dixon, Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Joseph Capriati, Acid Pauli, Butch, Superpitcher, Sven Väth, Mind Against, Matthew Dear, Konstantin Sibold.

DJ EZ DISTURBING IBIZA

USHUAÏA IBIZA & TINIE TEMPAH ANNOUNCE

USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL

July 9th – September 15th

ERIC PRYDZ RESIDENCY

HÏ IBIZA

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Every Tuesday from June 20th – August 22nd (10 weeks)

Matthew Dear, Kölsch, Pig & Dan, Agoria, Catz ‘N Dogz, Tube & Berger, Dusky & more

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