Happy new year! Last year in 2021, even though we started the year with only being able to go to drive-in raves, more events and festivals started to happen on their rescheduled dates from 2020 and we were able to experience a lot of festivals throughout the year. Some festivals that were supposed to happen in 2020 got rescheduled to dates in 2022, and many ravers are excited for those festivals as well as other ones that will be happening this year. Here are some raves talking about festivals they are excited for in 2022!
“ARC is the perfect festival for anyone obsessed with house and techno. The production, experience and overall energy of the festival is incredible. Especially considering 2021 was the first year. The lineup was absolutely stacked too. I can’t wait to go back! EDC Las Vegas is the ultimate rave in the US. Once you go, you’re hooked. There are not only incredible artists performing, but a whole new world to discover. The art installations, interactive performers and production is next level. EDC is also my favorite place to go all out with my outfits! There’s always something new to discover, which is one of the many reasons I always look forward to returning!”
“I’m most excited this year for Hard PNW and Above and Beyond group therapy weekend !! I’m in love with the lineup for Hard PNW, trap and house have always been my favorite EDM genres. It’ll actually be my first Hard AND Group Therapy Weekend this year. However opposite of trap and house, trance was never something I was interested in until I saw Above and Beyond a couple years ago. Ever since then, I’ve been dying to attend their Group Therapy Weekend and I’m excited to finally get the chance to experience the festival!”
“I’ve been wanting to attend Beyond SoCal since I heard about it in 2019. The entire theme of the festival and the theatrics of insomniac always draw me in. Beyond Wonderland specifically just seems so magical and beautiful to me and it. I’m from Florida and have never been to a rave on the West Coast so this will be a very exciting trip for me!”
(Excited about their first EDC and other festivals they are attending) “I'm excited for all the awesome music and incredible production. I'm also excited to meet more like-minded people, make new friends, and become more involved in this close-knit community. Plus I'm excited to express myself through fun outfits that aren't really acceptable in any other setting! All in all, it's the best place to just be fully myself.”
“This will be my first year attending Electric Forest, as well as my first camping festival, and it’s the festival I’m most looking forward to this year. I have heard that EF is more than just a festival - it’s an experience that will awaken you in a way you will never understand until you’ve experienced it yourself. I can’t wait to go on that journey, and I’m attending with one of my very good friends!”
“Shambhala is a beautiful, life-changing festival! Never before in my life have I felt so free to be myself and let loose. The stage production, PK sound, artists and attendees are incredible beyond words. Plus, it’s in the most scenic location, with mountains, sunflowers and a crystal clear river to cool off in. There is simply nothing quite like Shambhala and I cannot wait to be back to the place I call home.”