7 Dance Music Festivals You Should Experience At Least Once In Your Life
It's not just about the DJs.
1. Ultra Music Festival, United States. Founded in 1999 in the city of Miami, the festival has branched out to 11 countries, with the latest one being Thailand.
Experiential highlight: Unparalleled production and held in beautiful cities worldwide. The main stage was the most technically advanced and largest concert stage designs in history of electronic music events worldwide.
2. Tomorrowland, Belgium. Held in a town with just 16,000 residents, Tomorrowland is now THE largest electronic dance music festival in the world, attracting 400,000 people in 2014.
Experiential highlight - One of the most over-the-top festivals in terms of the layout and stage design. Tomorrowland feels like falling down a rabbit hole with stunning visuals and stage designs.
3. Burning Man, United States. Burning Man is a week long festival held right in the middle of the Nevada desert. The highlight? The burning of a large wooden effigy at night.
Experiential highlight: Over 65,000 free spirits will trek to the Nevada dessert to create and ephemeral city. We're talking about art installations, mutant vehicles, colourful theme camps and even a 40-foot wooden man which will eventually be lit on fire.
4. Coachella, United States. Held in California, this festival features music from all genres: indie, rock, EDM, it's all there. Besides the music, there's also art installations and sculptures throughout the area.
Experiential highlight: Besides the wide variety of music genres made available, Coachella boasts art installations, sculptures and different themed tents & stages for its guests.