Electric Daisy Carnival
Dates: March 15-July 13
Locations: Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, United Kingdom, Mexico
Why We Love It: The top acts in EDM, days worth of dancing, glow sticks, carnival rides, what is there not to love about EDC? By the end of the weekend, you are pretty much guaranteed to be dead to the world, at least for a little while, but it sure will be worth it.
Global Dance Festival
Dates: July 16-20
Location: Colorado, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City
Why We Love It: It’s a Midwest rave! This one lights up the mountains and shakes them to their core. It’s a smaller scale festival, so it’s definitely a great festival to go to if you don’t want to deal with a lot of the craziness that happens at Ultra or EDC but still want to enjoy the festival atmosphere and EDM music.
Rock the Bells
Genre: Hip Hop
Why We Love It: It is one of the only hip-hop centered music festivals in the country. It also has a good variety of different performers and styles of hip-hop. It’s a great festival to check out if you have the chance.
Vans Warped Tour
Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative, Acoustic, Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Ska, Indie, Hip Hop, Electronic, Punk, Dance, Folk etc.
Dates: June 13 – August 3
Locations: Canada and United States
Why We Love It: Originally themed toward pop punk and harder music, Vans Warped Tour has been adding so many different genres of music to the festival there is literally something for everyone! The staff of this tour has its own television show Warped Roadies and it showcases some of the hardest working crew members out there.
Rockstar Energy Mayhem
Genres: Rock, Metal, Hardcore
Dates: July 5- August 10
Locations: United States
Why We Love it: Rockstar brings motocross and heavier music to the US on this two month tour. With incredible rockers and 4 stages of non-stop music this is one tour you don’t want to miss!