Top 10 EDM festivals in 2016 Posted on 25 Nov 10:37
Top 10 EDM festivals in 2016
In case one of your New Year’s resolutions is to participate in more electronic music festivals then here are 10 you shouldn’t miss. The coming year will be rich in such events, so you will have from where to choose. Take a look at the list below and pick what suits you best, or, why not, see them all, as you are going to see the world as well.
- Ultra South Africa
Taking place in Cape Town and Johannesburg, between the 26th and 28th of February, it could be an excellent way to start the year. In that part of the world, the weather will be just perfect for an open air festival of this kind. Wondering who is going to show up? Famous DJ’s like Tiesto, Skrillex, Zedd and Afrojack are going to perform here. But they are not the only ones because other talented DJ’s will join during the festival. Tickets are already available for sale, so hurry up if you want to be there.
- Snowboxx France
A festival that will take place in Morzine, France, starting with the 12th of March and lasting until the 19th of the same month. It is a gorgeous mountain resort, with plenty of tracks for snowboarders and skiers. It is one long festival, the organizers promising one party after another. If you are a fan of winter sports, wish to enjoy some snow this year and listen to incredible music then this is the place for you to be.
- DGTL Festival Spain
In the heart of Barcelona, Spain, during the 26th and 27th of March, the DGTL Festival will take place, at Parc Del Forum. For the moment, no one knows what DJs are going to perform at the festival, but it is going to be epic, just like every time it happened here. The DGTL is practically a festival that first started in Amsterdam, taking place in Spain in 2015 for the first time. Because it was a great success, the organizers will continue setting it up for the people that enjoy this music.
- Coachella USA
We cannot ignore one of the greatest festivals in the world, which takes place in Indio, California, USA. Starting with the 15th of April and continue partying until the 24th of the same month, Coachella is one of the greatest music events you can participate at. Because it is such a significant event, not only electronic music will take place here. Many renowned artists from all musical genres are fans of the festival and might come to perform here. For the moment, it is not known who will come next year, but it is definitely worth seeing what is happening at this festival.
- Tomorrowland Brazil
Brazil always has a unique magical atmosphere when it comes to festivals. Tomorrowland is one of them, taking place between 21st and 23rd of April, in Sao Paolo. It is the biggest of this kind in the entire South America, having DJs over that can play all types of electronic music, from techno to minimal and so on. For the moment, the DJs that will participate next year are not known, but for sure this is going to be an explosive festival. The same festival will also take place at Boom, in Belgium, between the 22nd and 24th of July, just in case you miss Brazil.
- Awakenings Festival Netherlands
It will be held in Spaarnwoude, Netherlands, on 25th and 26th of June. It is said to be the finest festival of all Dutch techno festivals that take place across the year. The DJs that participate in this festival are both members of the old school techno music, but also newly discovered artists, the future rising stars of the techno music stage. So while you are there, you can remember the good old days and enjoy the latest trends in this musical genre. The stage and unseen special effects attract people from all over the world, each year. It is a festival with a solid reputation since it slowly approaches its 20th anniversary. So for almost two decades, techno fans gather here to celebrate their passion for music. Put it on the list of you want to enjoy the Awakenings experience.
- Bravalla Sweden
Even if it is a fairly young musical event, started only in 2013, Bravalla is already capturing all the attention. It managed to bring great names of electronic music this year, like Calvin Harris and Avicii, so we are waiting with excitement what the organizers will prepare for 2016. Still, besides techno, the audience of Bravalla will be able to enjoy other musical genres as well. Famous artists started performing here, making this festival one of the most appreciated in Europe.
- Balaton Sound Hungary
Taking place near the Balaton Lake, in Hungary, the festival, starting with the 6th of July and continuing until the 10th of the same month, it is one of the best in Eastern Europe. Tiesto and Faithless were two of the most known artists that performed at the festival this year, showing that it is an event of a great caliber. For sure the next year many appreciated DJs will wish to come here and play their music for the great number of people gathered here. It is too soon to know who is going to come, but it the festival should definitely be one of your summer locations.
- Ultra Europe Croatia
In case you cannot go to South Africa for the Ultra Festival, you should know that there is a European edition, taking place in Split, Croatia, between the 15th and 17th of July. Just like the one that will be held in Africa, the European version is as good, having at the festival the mammoths of the techno music, like Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta and many more. The lineup for this year is not announced yet, but we are sure it is going to be mind-blowing.
- Untold Festival Romania
Taking place in one of the biggest cities in Romania, in Cluj-Napoca, the Untold Festival is probably the youngest of the kind. Debuting with its first edition this year, the festival was so successful that it will be organized in the coming year as well. Next year, the festival will take place on between the 4th and 7th of August, the city becoming the main summer attraction in the area. Keep watching it, to find out who is going to play next year.
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