The sun kept the clouds at bay for the third and final day of Tomorrowland despite unfavorable forecasts going into the weekend. As the gates opened, the early morning sun beat against the remnants of the previous night’s rain, creating a foggy haze that spread throughout the grounds. By mid afternoon the fog had burnt away, leaving clear blue skies and a vibrant crowd in its wake.
Revelers who returned for the second day of Tomorrowland were treated to a refreshed festival grounds and an entirely new musical experience. With Friday’s rain leaving areas of the festival muddy and unpassable, organizers re-mulched many of the walking paths and replaced the downtrodden floorboards from the day before. Replacing Carl Cox & Friends, Laidback Luke brought his own cast of characters for the Super You & Me stage while Axwell, Avicii and Armin gave fans little reason to leave the festival’s Main Stage.
The clock struck noon in Boom, Belgium, and fans from DreamVille and afar rapidly filled into the Tomorrowland grounds to catch a glimpse of what they had waited 364 days to witness. Flocking to culturally themed food stands, onsite jacuzzis, poker tables and, of course, any of the fifteen stages in full effect early into day one.
Just a week shy of Wireless Festival, Insomniac took to the Olympic Park with a star-studded line-up and the flamboyant productions to see if Electronic Daisy Carnival held as much power over British dance music fans as it has its North American followers. With the park steadily cascading with fairy wings, rave paint, a total of 50,000 party-goers stole the prosthetic park with a hunger for electronic dance music that few British festivals have ever successfully tapped into. While Insomniac did a wonderful job of transposing their brand overseas, subtle differences came to play during the festival’s international debut.
This past weekend, the music festival that takes over Miami every year, made its way across the pound and then some all the way to Croatia. Ultra Music Festival Europe debuted in Croatia to a sold out crowd of eager fans from all over. With incredible performances from Armin van Buuren, Krewella, Sander van Doorn, Porter Robinson, Carl Cox, NERVO and many more, it was a weekend full of memories.
This summer's edition of Kappa FuturFestival took place over the weekend of the 13th and 14th July at Parco Dora, Torino. The setting is a suitably decaying old industrial area and the main stage was in the spare innards of an old factory. The sun was out, as were thousands of ravers all of Europe, so the scene was perfectly set from the get go.
Usually a term saved solely for fakers and wannabes, between July 31st and August 14th, the Z-list is THE most desirable list you could possibly be on. This year fellow Z Citizens include the likes of Dubfire, Azari & III, London Elektricity, Moderat, Booka Shade, Luciano, Cassy, Robert Babicz, Marc Romboy, Ricardo Villalobos and LOADS more. Fancy joining the list? Then read on…
Electric Zoo’s new trailer makes me excited about the festival and I live in LA. As always, E Zoo is one of the biggest festivals on the East Coast and easily gives all New Yorkers a reason to get excited about Summer (minus the suffocating like humidity and heat). We already expect the line-up to be ridiculous and, on talent alone, is one of the only weekend long events that can stand up to UMF, EDC, and, now, TomorrowWorld. That’s a pretty great list to be included in. Watch, enjoy, and don’t forget to get tickets if you’re anywhere in the area.
Australia’s Stereosonic has raised the stakes in the country’s EDM festival scene with an expanded two-day show across five cities, and a pumping line-up which includes David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Empire of the Sun.
Sensation White in Netherlands, Amsterdam 2013 with a new show 'Into the Wild' has gone. These dance leading event with crowds of people dressed in white one of the most interesting electronic dance show all over the world. As soon as we are waiting for photos and official after movie, ID&T publish first minutes of the show, watch it now:
Paradiso Festival hit the Gorge Ampitheatre in Washington state last weekend bringing with it record high temperatures and a sold-out crowd of 25,000 zealous fans. MDMA has long been a contentious focal point in the public discourse surrounding electronic dance music, but that controversy came to a climactic head over the weekend when numerous concert goers were hospitalized. The hospitalizations resulted in the death of 21-year-old Washington State University graduate Patrick Witkowski, three attendees left in serious condition, and an almost missing persons case (the attendee in question was eventually found eight miles from the venue and admitted to taking Molly).
With Ultra, EDC, and Electric Forest wrapped up, and with Camp Bisco and Hard Summer fast approaching, some ravers are questioning where to go next for the best festival experience. Well, it’s time to stop looking, because more details have been leaked about TomorrowWorld, and it’s time to start recognizing what this has the possibility of being.
A congregation of Jam bands and EDM stars converged for the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan this weekend. Eclectic pothead favorites Dispatch and the String Cheese Incident swapped sets with Benny Benassi and Pretty Lights, with Yeasayer, Empire of the Sun, and Passion Pit bridging the rock-rave gap. Danny Brown was somewhere in there, too — but the rapper, who once put an ecstasy tablet on the cover of his album, probably felt right at home.
At 5:30 Monday morning, Dash Berlin was winding up his set. As he finished, the Insomniac owl closed it’s wings, and the lights came down on one of the most intricate and astounding stages to date. This year, Insomniac Events poured $35 million into production costs alone. It was an astounding number to say the least but those of us “headliners” lucky enough to attend can attest that it was most definitely spent wisely.
The final day of edc came to a close, the sets were finished, the artists were on to their next gig, and Las Vegas had become raver-less. It was a weekend of epic proportion with all of the biggest names in dance music gracing the Las Vegas speedway and its revelers with their talent. The sea of people were awash in everything you can imagine, from Trap to Hard Style to Progressive House to Electro and every deviation in between. We’re sad to see it go, but our bodies couldn’t be happier. I’ll recap all the festivities that we experienced first hand now that we’re not sweating (woo!) on the track.
Day 2 came and went as the halfway mark for the three day marathon that is the Electric Daisy Carnival and many of us (read: me) were already feeling the effects of partying. Legs and feet were sore, blisters had begun to emerge, and the circles underneath everyones’ eyes were getting just a little bit darker, but it was all well worth it. We’re here to recap all of the second day’s dancing glory for you.
Pasquale Rotella’s Electric Daisy Carnival has outdone itself yet again for its third year at the Las Vegas Speedway, featuring a litany of improvements that further establish EDC Las Vegas as America’s Raver mecca. A carnival in the most traditional sense, Rotella has created a fever-dream inspired fantasy world in the middle of the Nevada desert. There is nothing quite like it in terms of scale and scope and this year the festival grounds saw significant expansion, some much needed layout adjustments, improved transportation and a Kinetic Field that was nearly three times larger than its 2012 counterpart.
Do you live somewhere around New York? Do you love Dance Music? Then there’s a high chance you’re going to Electric Zoo. Even if you don’t live around the area, you’ve probably heard of the huge festival. This year they’ve gone Above And Beyond (see what I did there?) with the line-up and that was before Phase III was released. It’s kind of silly how many people are playing. I’m almost sad for the people that are going because they’ll have to make the really hard decisions in life, like should they see Aarabmusic over Baauer or Avicii over Knife Party (those are no brainers to me, but that belongs in a different article entirely).
During Sunday’s third annual “Tanz Dich Frei 2013” (Dance Yourself Free) EDM parade in the Swiss capital of Bern, the celebration came to a screeching halt when riots and violence broke out. According to reports, over 10,000 people took part in the parade which involved the masses touring the city, blasting dance music, and all out partying. Things took a turn for the worse late into the night when the festivities reached the cities parliament building, thats when violence erupted and rioters attempted to break into the building. Over 20 participants and security personnel were injured and more than 60 people were arrested. Damage is estimated at $100,000.
In what is now our second festival of the season with a major weather element introduced on the final day, Day 3 of Movement Electronic Music Festival was dictated by rain — lots and lots of rain. What started off as a light drizzle in the afternoon and early evening, quickly progressed to an all out torrential downpour but this did not stop many fans from braving the elements to enjoy a final day at Hart Plaza. The mood was jovial and celebratory, and for a crowd that was already feeling tight knit on the first days, things got even more communal in the inclement elements.