Your Guide to Upcoming EDM Festivals
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM | Tarin Fasano
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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.

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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. 

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 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

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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!

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