Music festivals are more popular than they’ve ever been before. Today let us look at the biggest EDM festivals around the world that are truly leading the pack.
1. Tomorrowland, Belgium
Taking place in Belgium Tomorrowland is the largest electronic music festival held in the world. Incredible decorations and ten metre tulips tower over the world's biggest DJ's playing to the world's best crowd. In the distance a ferris wheel turns slowly. Strange fauns lurk in the woods, Buddhas shake with bass, candy canes curve over bars, and superheros stand by swimming pools. It's easy to see why Tomorrowland is the festival on everyone's lips, and why tickets sell out in minutes after going on sale
2. Electric Daisy Carnival, United States
Electronic Daisy Carnival is a music festival held in spring, summer, and fall months in the United States. Arguably it is the largest electronic music festival in North America. World’s top Djs perform in this electrical music circuit - Afrojack, Kaskade, Tiesto, David Guetta and Steve Aoki, and you get a 2-day extravaganza. EDC sees more than 3,00,000 attendees on an average.
3. Sensation, Amsterdam
Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event which originated in the Netherlands diving into Black and white. Sensation White used to be a trance event, but in later years it has become a pure house event. All the attendees are required to wear white and the Amsterdam ArenA itself is decorated to match. The Amsterdam ArenA event takes place every year on the first Saturday in July. BLACK slowly builds up the pace, starting from hard trance, hardstyle and then hardcore. Sensation Black is always held in the second weekend of July. All attendees are required to dress completely in black. Notable DJs have appeared at Sensation.
4. Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. It also streams live coverage of the festival via YouTube thereby aiding to all those people who perhaps missed being there in person.
5. Global Gathering, UK
Global Gathering is an annual dance music festival by Angel Festivals Limited. Festivals are held in countries such as the UK, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and feature leading electronic music artists from across the globe. It is a 2-day gathering known for having the best line-ups thus far. The fact that Global Gathering attracted more than a quarter of a million people last year also says a lot about this festival.
6. Electric Zoo, United States
The Electric Zoo Festival is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in New York City on Randall's Island. EDM legends such as David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike make this festival indeed an Electric Zoo.
7. Stereosonic, Australia
Stereosonic is an annual music festival held in Australia in November and early December. Stereosonic is held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. It showcases leading and emerging electronic artists such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren with over 40 other international artists such as Alesso, The Bloody Beetroots, Doctor P, R.L Grime, Andrew Rayel and Breach playing to elated music lovers across the country.
8. Ozora Festival, Hungary
"O.Z.O.R.A. Festival" is a Trans psychedelic festival. The festival is held, once a year, in start-mid August. The events take place in the open air near Ozora. It's not only the home to constant psy, progressive and dark trance music but also conducts week-long artistic workshops, activities and exhibitions thereby making it as one of the biggest platform of cultural dissemination.
9. Outlook fest, Croatia
Outlook Festival is a musical event hosting all kinds of bass music held just outside of the city of Pula, Croatia. Held in Fort Punta Christo and the surrounding beaches the festival is unique in its setting, with sound systems and stages being erected in various tunnels and even the moat of the abandoned ruins. he festival also plays host to a number of boat parties which feature artists from the festival and sail around the Adriatic coastline playing more individual selections of music that other stages around the festival.
10. Sunburn Festival, India
Sunburn is an electronic dance music Festival held in the beach and party destination Vagator,Goa. It is considered to be Asia's largest music festival. Big names in the house such as Pleasurekraft, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and many more are known to play alongside contemporary Indian music superstars in a 3-day celebration in the month of December.