With its unique lineup from the usual cast at festivals, Mountain Oasis is a specially curated event tucked away in North Carolina that promises to deliver a different experience than most of the ones this year. This year, the likes of Pretty Lights, Nine Inch Nail, Bassnectar, Disclosure, and more descend on the fall hills of Asheville, and with beer festival and other entertainment options, this promises to be a more well-rounded event than most.
Thus, we are offering one lucky pair of contestants a chance to attend the festival for free. Those that want to leave attendance to chance can purchase tickets here.
Electric Daisy Carnival fever has finally struck Las Vegas in earnest. In case you needed an additional reason to be excited for one of the premier electronic dance music events of the summer, we’ve got you covered… 83 times. (more…)
Chicago’s second annual Wavefront Music Festival, held on Lake Michigan’s Montrose Beach from July 5-7th, has announced the second phase of its lineup — and it’s a doozy. The first “wave” got us pretty excited, but the second wave just piles on more new talent, legends, and rare appearances. There are DJ sets from James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, and Nancy Whang (all LCD Soundsystem), Laura Jones, Jacques Lu Cont, DJ Tennis, Droog, Apollonia plus an entire new stage dedicated to the many of the founders of house music – Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Jamie Principle, Ralphi Rosario, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch and Mike Serafini.
The 12th annual Camp Bisco is back with the second wave of artists for its 2013 lineup. Back in February we announced who to expect at Lookout Country Club, and now it appears the diversity will continue as the event adds dubstep pioneers Destroid, French teen sensation Madeon, genre-defying Seven Lions, Danny Brown, Bondax, Perseus, and Moon Boots — in addition to several others. The late night tents have also been announced: OWSLA vs. Boys Noize Records and French Express will rep some of dance music’s most promising labels for the three-day festival.
With Ultra around the corner set to kick off what has become known as “festival season,” Beatport News has ranked the 20 most anticipated dance music festivals of 2013. The list includes events from around the globe ranging from America to Spain to Germany to Argentina. Beatport‘s ranking comes with quite a few surprises; Tomorrowland didn’t crack the top 10 and American events have surpassed long lived international ones. Can you only guess which festival is slotted in at number one? Jump below the break to find out.
Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival has revealed the first phase of its 2013 lineup. The techno-focused festival will take place May 25th through May 27th, and brings in some of the biggest names in the underground electronic music world.
So far the artist lineup includes legends Richie Hawtin and John Digweed, rising star George Fitzgerald, Maceo Plex’s infamous techno alias Maetrik, and many more. Movement is a festival that strays from the glitz and glamour and focuses on the music, the vibes, and the people. The festivities take place 24/7 and have plenty of parties that surround the entire Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are on sale at Movement’s website. Click past the break for the official festival teaser trailer. (more…)
The Chicago-based Spring Awakening Music Festival is back for its second year, and early bird tickets are on sale now. The festival is expanding from two to three days and is set to take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th at Soldier Field (rave in a football stadium!). The early bird ticket for this three day festival is now set at a very reasonable $65 price. Last year the lineup featured powerhouse headliner names like Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Diplo, A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz –to name a few. Between this, the newly announced EDC Chicago, and Lollapalooza, Chicago is shaping up to be a veritable festival city this season.
UPDATE: First round of early bird tickets are now sold out.
There is much to be said — and even more to be questioned — about American festivals moving into 2013. Have you been waiting to attend Sensation since their after movies went viral? Are you on the fritz about which weekend to attend Ultra? Would you like to avoid the underage crowd? How will you spend your hard earned cash with so many options? Does it take mind-blowing production to get into your pockets? Or are you looking for a talent lineup that ranges from Tiesto to Kanye West?
With extreme feelings ranging across all possibilities, Dancing Astronaut tackles the many facets of the American festival climate at our Editors’ Roundtable. Five editors take on five critical questions surrounding the issue, nailing down all of the open-ended concerns that have rattled the EDM world.
Music festivals are a world of fun but require a little planning if you want the experience to run as smoothly as possible. We’ve compiled a list of useful tips drawn from our own exposure with these events — in hopes that you can learn from the mistakes we’ve seen and made ourselves. Festivals are unpredictable and inevitably something will go wrong, but we think these tips will help reduce potential setbacks. Let us know in the comments section what you think about our advice and leave your own as well. (more…)
With EDC NY under our belts, the festival season is about to get into full swing. There’s an insane amount of festivals taking place this summer, and it’s hard to keep track of them all. Luckily for you, we’ve collected them all together for you in one convenient location where you can find lineup info, dates and venues, and of course, our own take on what sets each festival apart from the rest. Click through below for the entire list, but be sure to check back frequently as we’ll be updating this as more festivals are announced!