EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
what: An intensely euphoric weekend of dubstep, electropop, and happy hardcore put on by Insomniac Events
when: April 27th & 28th 2012
where: Apache Pass in Downtown Texas
why: Heavy bass never fails to cure what ails.
who: Fort Knox Five, Gaudi, Wunmi, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, See-i, Sarazino, Nickodemus, Kytami, The London Souls, Breakestra, Khaira Arby, MC Rai, Morning Teleportation, Baye Kouyate, and Lulacruza, Ashwin Batish & Family.
what: Hypnotic grooves from all over the world; expect the danceable and the funky
when: May 18-20 2012
where: Joshua Tree Lake Campground in Joshua Tree, California
why: It's a security-free camping festival in the gorgeous SoCal desert. No corporate sponsors. Oh by the way, it's in the desert.
who: Actress, araabMUZIK, Benoit & Sergio, Claude VonStroke, Dillon Francis, FaltyDL, Lil' Louis, Loco Dice, Major Lazor, No Regular Play, Public Enemy, Salva, SBTRKT, The Wizard, Wolf + Lamb
what: A great balance between super-mainstream and not-so-mainstream artists
when: May 26-28 2012
where: Hart Plaza, Detroit
why: House has serious roots in Detroit, and the lineup has serious musicians
who: Nicolas Jaar, Kode9, Roly Porter, Lunice, Mathew Jonson, Jeff Mills, Shackleton, Monolake, Stephen O'Malley, Blondes, Apparat
what: Five day festival of avant-garde electronica and digital media
when: May 30 - June 3 2012
where: Montreal, Canada
why: MUTEK will be dizzyingly extraordinary. Go.
who: Afrojack, Alesso, An21 & Max Vangeli, Art Department, Avicii, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Chuckie, Fatboy Slim, R3hab
what: the famous EDC! in NYC!
when: May 19 & 20 2012
where: NYC, New York
why: more like why not?! (because it's sold out)...
who: Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Shpongle, Tipper, Lucent Dossier, Experience, Apparat, Big Gigantic, Gramatik, Gaudi, Star Slinger, Random Rab, Robot Koch, Salva
what: A four day long outdoor sustainable rave full of love and smiles
when: Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28 2012
where: Silverado, California
why: It's sustainable, so you can feel like you're doing good while you're feeling good.
who: Tiesto, Skrillex, Dash Berlin, DJ Chuckie, Alesso, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris
what: so much bass
when: June 8-10 2012
where: Las Vegas, Nevada
why: so much bass
who: The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, STS9, Girl Talk, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Datsik, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, MiMOSA, Das Rascist, Paper Diamond, Felix Cartal, Balkan Beat Box, Glass Candy, Gramatik, Chromatics, AutoErotique, and more
what: Loads of electronic heavyweights, with a sprinkling of jam-bands and joke-rap
when: June 28 - July 1 2012
where: Rothbury, Michigan
why: No one can turn down dubstep, forests, and jam-bands.
who: Tipper, Bonobo, Ott, Emancipator, VibeSquaD, Zilla, Eskmo, Filastine, Random Rab, Karsh Kale
what: "a celebration of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability, Life and Spirituality."
when: June 22 - 24 2012
where: Georgetown, Colorado
why: Music with a capital M!