The only thing better than a tropical vacation escape from winter’s icy grasp is a tropical electronic music festival themed vacation. This January, Mexico’s BPM Festival will bring 10 days of good music, good weather and good vibes to Playa Del Carmen for it’s 7th year of deep beats in the Mexican heat. Today, BPM has released phase 2 of their all-star lineup, which features Danny Tenaglia, Pleasurekraft, Luciano, Hot Since 82, and hundreds of other acts to make for the hottest winter dance music festival in North America. Grab 3 day, 7 day or 10 day passes here and watch the official teaser video to get an idea for what’s in store.
EDC Orlando has come and gone, and Insomniac has its sights set on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again. The 18th annual EDC will have its doors open June 20-22, with some new twists for festivalgoers in tow. The new Headliner Loyalty Program will give past festival attendees a leg up on the ticket buying competition – they’ll be able to snag their tickets on November 25th. For everyone else, early “owl” tickets will be available starting December 2. For a glimpse of the magic that lights up Las Vegas every June, look no further than this trailer.
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Lake Tahoe’s annual SnowGlobe music festival has released its 2013 lineup. As expected, Tahoe’s premiere New Years’ Eve event has booked a diverse array of talent, featuring such formidable acts as Tiësto, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Gramatik and Dillon Francis. Backing these festival regulars is a laundry list of forward-thinking electronic musicians, such as Kill Paris, Cashmere Cat, Kastle, The Polish Ambassador and more. Throw in Dirtybird, a performance from Snoop Dogg (Lion), and an impending third headliner, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome festival. If you can brave the weather, $150 for the three day pass should sound quite reasonable.
North Carolina’s inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will debut later this month from October 25th – 27th, extending festival season and promising a live experience like no other. With craft beers and non-music activities, this will be an entertainment experience truly at home in its Southern setting of Asheville.
The music, of course, will also be a factor. The official schedule showcases top talent from the likes of Pretty Lights, Disclosure, Claude VonStroke and more.Preferring to have acts play in the warm fall night than the blazing day, this festival promises to be a unique experience. We’ve included just a sample of the schedule below – see the full one here.
Lightning in a Bottle may be one of the coolest American festivals you’ve yet to hear about. Taking place in Southern California, the multi-day festival is akin to a mix of Burning Man’s community with Boulder, Colorado’s music scene. Known for its glitch-hop and downtempo-driven lineups, countless art exhibits, yoga sessions and theatrical performances, the Do Lab’s full-fledged festival is a one-of-a-kind experience.
This year’s lineup features visionary Nicolas Jaar, bass music champion Rusko, glitch-hop/dubstep star Griz, downtempo/ambient producers Emancipator and Tycho, Paper Diamond, Pantryraid, Eskmo, Kastle, Gigamesh, Goldroom, and many more. The Do Lab always makes a point to highlight upcoming and under-appreciated talent, and this year’s lineup is no exception. If you’re in search of a festival off the beaten path of the larger, house-centric raves, look no further than Lightning in a Bottle, taking place July 11th through July 15th.Posted by
Though the Phase 1 lineup was leaked last week by Avicii, Ultra officially announced the complete Phase 1 today. While the headlining acts haven’t changed, Ultra has included a plethora of new “live” acts for the first installment of their lineup. DA favorite Disclosure have been added, along with Major Lazer, Modestep, and Rudimental. Check out the full lineup here. In tandem with their Phase 1 release, Ultra has already begun hyping Phase 2, claiming their intentions to create “a lineup that will fuse the mainstream and the underground…a lineup complete with an unprecedented array of Deep House and Techno artists.” With Richie Hawtin on the bill and Carl Cox returning with his famous stage, Ultra is laying the foundation to fulfill this promise. The biggest question on my mind remains: where is Pryda?
Ultra has also released the official Phase 1 teaser video, and as expected, it’s quite tantalizing. Watch the video above, and start preparing for the Phase 2 announcement.
Ultra Music Festival organizers promised “something else to share” in terms of their 2013 plans, and we can finally reveal what they’re up to. Taking a page out of Coachella’s book, Ultra Music Festival 2013 — the 15th anniversary of the event — will be held on two back to back weekends anchoring Miami Music Week, March 15th-17th and March 22nd-24th. At this point in time, it’s unconfirmed whether both lineups will be truly identical or not, but it’s safe to say that there will be quite a bit of overlap between the two festivals. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, October 17th, though we don’t know exactly what time yet. Be sure to check back for more information — we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
Update: Watch the full announcement video below.
Update 2: UMF has just posted another update on its Facebook page clarifying confusion about the multiple weekends. It sounds like the lineups will be relatively similar both weekends, but set times and stages will change from one week to the next. Ultra enthusiasts who simply have to be there will also be able to buy passes “at a slightly discounted combined price.” Check out the full update on Ultra’s Facebook page.
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Calling all lions, tigers, and bears: opening day for Electric Zoo is fast approaching and the set times have finally been released. Our most notable observation from the announcement is that the main stage closers are not who we anticipated. In fact, it seems Made Event is giving progressive house the finger — a rare and potentially controversial choice within the festival circuit. Pretty Lights is closing out Friday evening over David Guetta, Above & Beyond instead of Axwell on Saturday, and Skrillex over Tiesto on Sunday. We’re pleasantly surprised by this decision and equally curious to see the reaction from fans.
Another observation worth noting is the absence of Kavinsky who was originally scheduled to perform on Friday at the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. We’re not sure what happened there, but we are disappointed.
Finally in conjunction with the set time announcement Made Event has released their mobile app, which is available for Android or iPhone. The app allows you to create a custom schedule, includes a map of the grounds, push notifications for breaking festival news, food and art information, and more. You can download the free app from Made Event’s website, here or via the app store on your phone.
Read on for the full list of set times — and be sure to check DA often in the lead up to the festival for our own tips and suggestions. Happy planning!
Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Knows, and Alesso launch cryptic ‘Mixed Up’ promo for Halloween (update: New clue x2)
We have exciting news for New York residents — or at least Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Knows, and Alesso do. Taking a page from the SHM playbook, Sebastian Ingrosso has just announced his latest puzzle, and it is not as secret as it seems. The cube holds the letters to form the names of Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, and Otto Knows with the question “All mixed up on Halloween?” in front of the NY skyline. If the event does fall on Halloween weekend as the teaser implies, it will coincide with the launch of Sensation USA — another very high profile New York event. We aren’t sure of any other information just yet, but with the recent Avicii Radio City announcement, something tells us that this venue is going to be big. If you’re trying to party Swedish style on Halloween this year, it’s probably best to hold off on making plans just yet.
Update: There’s a new clue that just hit the web, and it entails dialing a phone number: 855-ALL-MIXED-UP
Update 2: New Rubiks cube available above… Do we see the letters for ‘Pier 94′?