Edm Music Festivals 2021
For electronic dance music fans, you have likely been hearing about some of the top festivals coming your way in 2021. From legendary names to new and emerging DJs, here are the festivals you won’t want to miss this year.
Electric Zoo, one of the biggest electronic music festivals worldwide, has been a fixture in NYC’s dance music scene for over a decade. With an impressive lineup featuring some of the industry’s biggest names, Electro Zoo promises to be an unmissable event in 2021.
EDC Las Vegas
EDC Las Vegas is a three-day celebration of lights, art and music held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Each year it draws over 150,000 attendees for an evening of dancing and fun.
This event boasts eight main stages, amusement rides and other amenities that live up to its “carnival” name. Plus it boasts a number of dance music icons as well as up-and-coming artists from around Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s festival footprint spanning multiple areas.
EDC Las Vegas, North America’s largest dance music festival, offers an unbeatable lineup with some of the top DJs in the world. Whether you’re into deep house, electro house, techno or bass music – EDC has it all.
At just 16 years old, Moore Kismet is one of the most exciting new acts on the scene. Her unique blend of emotional hooks and gritty bass beats has already made an impact in dance music circles.
This San Diego-based artist has quickly made a name for herself with her energetic tech-house music and velvety voice. Her debut on StereoBloom stage provided fans with an exclusive glimpse into how she plans to push her craft even further.
At EDC, cosmicMEADOW is a must-visit stage that brings together some of electronic music’s elite names – Zhu and Zedd among them. This intimate space always draws an enthusiastic crowd, and this year’s lineup was no different.
It’s worth noting that if you’re attending EDC Las Vegas, expect to spend a considerable amount of time walking and running between sets as the stages are far apart. This may present an issue if you’re not used to running but is achievable with good shoes.
Movement Detroit is one of the oldest and most esteemed techno music festivals in the world, held every Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza overlooking the Detroit River.
This year’s event brings together some of the biggest names in house music with an eclectic selection of deep house and techno music that will please fans of all tastes. Performers such as John Summit, Justin Martin, Gorgon City and Will Clarke will be performing at this year’s celebration.
With such an impressive lineup of Detroit-based musicians, it’s no wonder why this festival attracts attendees from around the country and beyond. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to explore the city, but you also get to sample some of its best restaurants and bars.
For eight years, thousands have made the trek to downtown Detroit on Memorial Day weekend for an EDM festival unlike any other. From intimate techno performances by Carl Craig to a massive afterparty that will leave you wanting more, Detroit is set to be your destination this summer.
Even before the emergence of techno festivals, Detroit was a mecca for electronic music connoisseurs. Its early pioneers included Detroit native Juan Atkins and his iconic Star Gate stage.
Detroit was also the birthplace of Carl Craig, one of the most celebrated and influential DJs in Detroit history. His pioneering live sets set the bar for this budding genre with their trademark squelch-driven sounds.
Detroit’s house and techno scene is on the rise, with artists like Caribou, Moodymann, Louie Vega and Detroit-born DJ Minx taking their music to new heights. Additionally, Detroit’s electronic music scene has seen an uptick in live performances and DJing that will be showcased this year at Movement festival.
Romania’s Untold Festival is one of Europe’s largest electronic music events, drawing in over 300,000 attendees annually to enjoy an extensive lineup of dance, pop and everything in-between. As a result, Untold Festival has earned multiple awards in its short lifespan.
In 2015, Untold Festival made its debut and quickly gained notoriety among dancers around the globe. Boasting top-tier line-ups and infectious beats, Untold is a must for those wanting to witness some of the hottest EDM artists around.
UNTOLD is conveniently situated in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and accessible for attendees from around the world. Booking flights and accommodation has never been cheaper – making getting there a breeze.
Untold Festival offers more than just electronic music; attendees can use their bracelet to access popular tourist spots across Romania such as Bran Castle, Transfagarasan – a breathtaking road connecting Carpathian Mountains and Brasov City, Peles Castle Turda Salt Mine, Sighisoara Fortress, and more with just their bracelet!
The 2021 Untold Festival promises to bring together some of the biggest DJs and live acts in the industry for four days and nights from September 9-12, 2021 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Tickets for Untold are now on sale, with day passes starting at 69 Euro and going all the way up to a 4-day VIP option at approximately 400 Euro. You can buy them either from UNTOLD’s official website or ticket partner Festicket.
UNTOLD is an award-winning music festival featuring an eclectic lineup of artists. No surprise then that they’ve earned three consecutive European Festival Awards!
Sunburn is one of the world’s most beloved electronic dance music festivals. This three-day event takes place annually during the last weekend before Christmas and has become a must-attend event for dance music fans everywhere.
The festival offers an eclectic blend of music, dance, entertainment, food and shopping on multiple stages daily. It draws people from all backgrounds and backgrounds.
DJ Battle brings together international and domestic artists from around the globe, offering an opportunity for homegrown talent to shine.
At past events, celebrities like DJ Dimitri Vegas, Afrojack, Like Mike, Swedish House Mafia and many others have performed. This has provided a huge boost to the electronic dance music community.
Sunburn offers an exhilarating and thrilling mix of music, featuring Trance, House, Techno, Drum & Bass and Psy-Trance among others. You are sure to have an unforgettable experience that you won’t soon forget.
This year’s festival will take place at Vagator Beach in Goa from December 28-30. There are multiple ticket options available, such as day passes, early entry tickets and more.
Moreover, the festival will offer an open air bar where you can sample some of your favorite drinks and snacks. Furthermore, there will be other entertainment activities for those who wish to take a break from dancing or simply take in the scenic views.
On Day 1, Sunburn 2022 will feature some of the top DJs in the world, such as KSHMR, Vini Vici and Camelphat; on Day 2, Italian techno star Deborah De Luca will headline. Additionally, guests are sure to witness thrilling performances from world-renowned artists like Afrojack, Black Coffee and Lost Frequencies on their stage.
Since 2005, Tomorrowland has grown into an international phenomenon. Drawing millions of partygoers from more than 200 countries over three weekends, the festival is renowned for its captivating atmosphere, stunning stage production and stellar lineups.
One of the most remarkable aspects of this renowned festival is its ever-shifting theme. Past concepts have included a massive circus extravaganza (2017) and an underwater experience featuring a golden seahorse at centre stage (2018).
In addition to an incredible music lineup and spectacular stage production, the festival also provides visitors with a number of other attractions and enjoyable activities. For instance, there’s the Love Chapel, painted pink and decorated with a heart, where visitors can take pictures to share on social media.
One of the standout features of this renowned festival is its distinctive stage design, which strives to create immersive experiences. This includes a variety of special effects and intricate lighting.
Today, the festival has achieved global renown and cemented itself as an EDM institution. Its inspiring beliefs and positive energy have drawn some of the biggest crowds in the industry.
This year’s festival theme is “Reflection of Love,” celebrating connection and uniting people around the world. Over three weekends, this unique event will promote this idea while creating an intense connection and special union of positive energy in Boom, Belgium.
In March 2023, the festival will introduce a winter festival at a French ski resort. This provides the festival with an excellent opportunity to grow and develop further.