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Inna Selez
post Apr 19 2016, 03:03 PM
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Summer is coming with season of festivals! So I decided to make a list of biggest and most popular EDM fests!


Founded 1993
Date last Saturday of August (NL), December (Chile), June (USA)
Location Netherlands, Chile, United States

2-Sonar Music Festival

Founded 1994
Location Barcelona, Spain and 23 cities around the world
The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night.

3-Electric Daisy Carnival

Founded 1997
Date May, June, November
Location US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Japan
The largest electronic music festival outside of Europe.


Founded 1998
Date August Bank Holiday weekend
Location Main Daresbury, Cheshire, England. United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Spain, Malta, Ireland, Uruguay, Turkey, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Czech Republic, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Australia.
It is one of the largest EDM festivals.

5-Ultra Music Festival

Founded 1999
Date March
Location Main -Miami, Florida. Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Perú, Chile, South Korea, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia, Japan, Belarus, Thailand.


Founded 2000
Date Memorial Day weekend (late May)
Location Detroit, Michigan, United States
In a present time it is one of the world's largest electronic music festivals.


Founded 2000
Location Main - Netherlands. Plus 29 countries around the world.
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.
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.


Founded 2001
Date Last weekend in July
Location Long Marston, Warwickshire, England; Poznań, Poland; Minsk, Belarus; Kiev, Ukraine; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Miami, Florida; Turkey; Australia; Malaysia.
The festival has twice won the award for Best UK Festival in the DJ Magazine awards.


Founded 2005
Date Final weekend of July in Belgium, Third weekend of April in Brazil, Final weekend of September "TomorrowWorld" in USA.
Location Boom in Belgium, Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia, USA, Itu in Brazil.
It is one of the most notable and biggest electronic music festivals held in the world.
Awards - International Dance Music Awards - Best Music Event 2012-2016

10-Sunburn Festival

Founded 2007
Date 27-30 December
Location Goa, India
Asia's largest music festival. It was ranked by CNN in 2009 as one of the Top 10 Festivals in world.

11-Outlook Festival

Founded 2008
Date August-September
Location Croatia, Pula
The UK Festival Awards gave Outlook the title of ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in 2011.


Founded 2008
Date November-December
Location Australia, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney,
In 2011 was the largest festival ever held in Australia.
As of 2012, it was regarded as Australia's fastest growing music festival.

13-Electric Zoo

Founded 2009
Date Labor Day Weekend
Location New York City, Mexico City
It received International Dance Music Awards nominations in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for "Best Music Event".

14... Here you can post name of any festival you want, if I forget one. Would be cool if someone will tell story about trip to one of this fest, give advice or even post photos. Waiting for your opinions!
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