5 EDM Festivals to Explore This Summer

Festival season is in full swing, and with such a large variety to choose from, it’s not easy to narrow down the list. Here’s a list some this summer that are well worth the trip.

1. Electric Zoo

August 31-September 2

Who doesn’t love a late-summer trip to the Big Apple?

This enormous festival takes place on Randall’s Island Park every Labor Day Weekend, and is so large that it is named “The 6th Boro” New York City.

Since 2009, this festival has brought all subgenres EDM to a growing crowd over 90,000 people. The lineup is stacked every year with artists such as, Alesso, Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Tiesto all performing in celebration the festival’s 10th year in action.


2. Electric Forest

June 21-24; June 28-July 1

Electric Forest is an escape into the woods Rothbury, Michigan for two whole weekends amazing music and good vibes.

Complete with camping grounds, psychedelic lights, and breathtaking structures, you’ll be surrounded by enchanting sights and sounds, and people wishing each other “Happy Forest.” Forest has its own culture, and its is unique as well. It is a sanctuary for many its attendees, and many them consider the Forest to be home.


3. Das Energi

August 17-18

Taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, Das Energi is two days high energy and intense dancing. The festival takes place on the salt flats SLC, and features unique art installations bound to catch your eyes and your hearts. The festival started in 2011, and has grown to include three stages located near the Great Salt Lake.

This year’s lineup includes Deadmau5, Rezz, Snails, Joyryde, and more.

4. Tomorrowland

July 20-22; July 27-29

Tomorrowland is held at De Schorre in Boom, Belgium. Although a long travel distance for Americans, Tomorrowland is the pinnacle event for serious festival goers.

The festival even has its own planes to get you there, its own newspaper every day, and everything from salons to restaurants and anything you may need. With 16 stages, 400,000 attendees, magical surroundings and pyrotechnics, it’s no wonder that Tomorrowland is one the best festivals in the world- because it’s like stepping into another world.