The Coolest EDM Fests Around The World To Put On Your Bucket List.

EDM fests can be the coolest places. I love the music, the lights, the rides, it’s almost like a magical wonderland that shuts out the rest of the world. People are so polarized on dance music, either they love it or they hate it. Regardless, it’s amazing how much it unifies people. It’s one of the only genres of music that doesn’t have language barriers. I feel like that subtle difference from other types of music really feeds into the welcoming environment that surrounds EDM. I’ve been to my fair share of shows stateside, but some of these fests make me wanna just grab my passport and go!


This indoor electronic dance music event’s slogan is “Be Part Of The Night – Dress in White” and every event sells around 45,000 tickets. They uphold the strict all-white dress code, including accessories and shoes, so keep it fresh y’all.


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In its most recent year, Tomorrowland 2013 sold out in 35 minutes and had over 180,000 attendees and hailed attendees from over 214 different countries. Tomorrowland features some of the most incredible stages, which change every year. This year is supposed to be even more amazing because it’s a two weekend event. And no, not in the Coachella way, there are two different lineups each weekend.


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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

EDC Las Vegas, North America’s largest dance music festival, is held over three nights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Unlike other music festivals, EDC LV opens its gates from dusk ‘til dawn, with some festival-goers heading home as late as 6 a.m. Between day parties, gambling, and this insane fest, I guess it really is true, there is no sleep to be found in Vegas.


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Kazantip Republic

This insane festival on the Crimean Peninsula lasts 5-6 weeks every year. It considers itself a Republic. Every day, over 300 djs play on one of the 14 dance floors. Notable artists include Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, and Benny Benassi. It maintains its own rules and laws, with happiness being  the most important. Shit, who couldn’t use 6 weeks of happiness?


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Fusion Festival

There are a ton of various musical styles at Fusion Fest, but no one could tell you who until the day of. The epic part of this festival is that the lineup <i>isn’t</i> released beforehand. Surprise!

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Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival is one of Europe’s biggest electronic music festivals with one of the loudest music systems anywhere in the world. It’s got over 100 different acts each year and mixes in hip-hop, reggae, and pop. E-P-I-C!

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