10 best electronic music festivals
Where to go for lovers of electronic music in the coming year, where you live to hear your favorite DJs and meet like-minded people from all over the world? Introducing the ten most amazing and unusual festivals of electronic music.
Ultra Music Festival (Miami, USA)
Rapidly progressive North American open air every year is gaining momentum. One day he turned into a three-day, exponentially growing number of guests and musicians. In 2014, there is expected to address approximately 200 electronic artists, among them all the greatest DJs of our time. Draw attention to distinctive scenery Ultra Music Festival – the skyscrapers, huge floodlights, unusual industrial art objects.
Date . March 28-30
Line-up: David Guetta, Tiesto, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Locodice, Andy C, Carl Cox, Diplo, Hardwell, Luciano, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Cut Copy, MGMT, M. I. A. Eric Prydz, Chase and Status, Example, Dizzee Rascal, Empire of the Sun, Netsky, etc.
Price . 399,95 $ (three day pass).
Sonar (Barcelona, Spain)
Concert square space of more than 10 000 km 2. stars of electronic music and beautiful views of Barcelona. Traditionally, the festival is divided into two parts: day (Sonar by Day) and night (Sonar by Night). Day main events taking place in the building of the Centre for contemporary arts Santa Monica. Here you can visit a Music fair or a DJ master class, exhibitions, video installations and fashion shows. At night the festival moves out of the city. So, for three days and two nights Barcelona turns into one wild and non-stop rave party.
Date . June 12-14
Line-up: Bonobo, Pretty Lights, Massive Attack, Richie Hawtin, Plastikman, Object, Despacio, Rudimental, Caribou, Woodkid, Four Tet, Moderat, Flux Pavilion, DJ Harvey and others.
Price . 180 € (pass to all events), 125 € (2 nights), 72 € (1 night), 48 € (for 1 day)
Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, USA)
Festival Electric Daisy Carnival – this is a dangerous mix of colorful carnival shows, theatre and interactive productions, the world’s best go-go dancing and shows of famous musicians in the styles of house, electro house, progressive house, trance, and all kinds of others. Recently about the party was filmed a documentary about all her secrets, philosophy and history. In 2014, the organizers expect more than 300,000 visitors from around the world.
Date . 20-22 June
Sensation (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The brainchild of two brothers from the promoters named Stutterheim – party with an unusual dress code (“be part of the night – dress in white”) within a few years grew into the world’s most popular forum. If the first Sensation modestly held in Amsterdam in 2000, having collected only a few hundred people, now the festival is annually held in several major cities around the world. Thousands of pre-sale tickets sold out within hours. The climax – a stunning audiovisual presentation Megamix composed of the major hits of the year.
TomorrowLand (Boom, Belgium)
Belgian festival is one of the largest in the world. Record steel 120 000 guests, who visited it in 2013. This is not the limit. In 2014, the organizers decided to extend the jubilee, tenth TomorrowLand for two weekends. Armin van Buuren, Tiesto and other top DJs will stay in Belgium for two weeks to twice to please their fans. Another highlight of the festival will be a unique art object from thousands of boards on which anyone can leave their message.
There is an American follower called TomorrowLand TomorrowWorld, also collecting a lot of music lovers.
Date . 18-20 July (first weekend) and July 25-27 (second weekend)
Line-up: Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Sander van Doorn, Hardwell, Alesso, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero, Carl Cox, Dillon Francis, Netsky, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Sven Vath, etc.
Global Gathering (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK)
«More, better, faster, stronger!” “Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger!”) – this at first seems to be a humorous slogan turned a small club night in the project on a global scale. Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers – all these and many more were already here and glad to be back on the British festival again and again. Today the geography of the event has expanded to three continents – your Global Gathering currently being held around the world: from Russia to South Korea.
Date . July 25-26
Line-up: yet to be announced.
Price . 120 £ two-day pass), 195 £ (two-day vip pass)
Kazantip (Popovka, Ukraine)
The most fashionable electronic festival on the territory of the former UssR is known by a number of similar titles: “Kazantip Republic”, “Orange Republic”, “Republic Z” or just Kazantip. One of the originators of the project is a competition surfers with the after party for the initiated. Now the festival has become a Grand techno – and house-party (more than 150 000 visitors annually). It ’s Republic of Kazantip” has its own musical government with presidents, Ministers, laws, and the main principle: “Be happy and have fun”.
Date . 31 July –August 14,
Line-up: Infected Mushrooms, Pan-Pot, Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Loco Dice, Tini, Guti, Hector, Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Sonja Moonear, Dixon, Ame, Henrick Schwarts, Marcus Worgull, Marco Carola, Leon, Luciano, Reboot, Dandy Jack, Dubfire, Art Department, Hot Since 82, Joseph Capriati, Justin Martin, etc.
Nature One (Kastellaun, Germany)
The story of the German Nature One starts in 1995. The first time the festival has gathered 13 000 Ravers in the former military airfield. Since then, the party moved to the nearby former missile base, overgrown campsite and got thousands of new fans. After the closure of the most famous in Germany e-Loveparade festival it is Nature One became a magnet for German electronic music lovers. Every year they build extraordinary soaring above the stage in 3D design and launch the wonderful fireworks.
Date . August 1-3
Techno Parade (Paris, France)
One of the most unusual electronic festivals in the world held annually in the streets of Paris. Hundreds of thousands of people gather at Techno Parade from all over the world to March across the city to the music of the best local and international DJs. The musicians are also in constant motion, speaking on mobile platforms – the so-called lovemobile (lovemobiles). After sunset, the party continues in the Paris clubs.
Stereosonic (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane – Australia)