It's no secret that 2020 has been a WILD ride so far. From the cancellations and rescheduling of beloved festivals across the Globe to hundreds of incredible, heart-felt efforts from the EDM community, to countless live streams AND the debut of Drive-In Raves, it's safe to say, this has been a crazy year in general - especially for the rave community.
And while our community has certainly done a great job at making the best of things, we can't all help but still wonder: Will festivals still happen in 2020?
Will the EDM community get the chance to travel from Chicago to Austin to New Orleans to Miami and more to experience everything that is EDM? And if there answer is yes, will there still be big-name hip-hop, rock, Indio appearances such as Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Stevie Nicks, and more?
While there have been countless rumors about what festivals still can and can't go on, here's what we know so far - the music festivals listed below are still scheduled to go, starting in the Fall, giving us a little bit of potential hope for the remainder of 2020.
Where: Randall's Island Park, New York
Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, Electric Zoo is one hell of a party that you don't want to miss! This festival takes place in the heart of New York at a beautiful outdoor venue, Randall's Park
When: 9/10 - 9/13
Where: Kansas City
Get ready for three days of dancing and camping at the magical land known as Dancefestopia. Featuring an INSANE lineup, this festival is going to especially amazing this year because it's the first scheduled festival (post-COVID-19) to take place in the Midwest.
Imagine Music Festival:
When: 9/18 - 9/20
Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway
This enchanting festival has an "under the sea" theme that's so much fun to dress up for! Taking place on the Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 18, 19, and 20th, you won't want to miss out on this aquatic fairytale.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
When:9/25 - 9/27
This music and art festival features a diverse line up of musicians and artists. Not only do you get to experience the music of top artists such as Lizzo and Miley Cyrus, but there's also the option to walk around the grounds to experience interactive art displays. You'll be sure to never be bored all day and night!
When: 10/2 - 10/4
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
EDCLV rescheduled from its original May dates to early October. This iconic festival is now scheduled for October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in Las Vegas - it will be the first time EDCLV has taken place in the fall.
Ubbi Dubbi Gets Freaky Deaky
When: October 30th & 31st
Where: Houston Raceway Baytown, TX
Ubbi Dubbi was another festival that was scheduled to take place in the Spring. Instead of canceling, Disco Donnie has combined this year's annual Halloween festival, Freaky Deaky with Ubbi Dubbi on October 30th & 31st.
Escape Psycho Circus
When: October 30th & 31st
Where: San Bernadino, CA
The King of all Halloween festivals, Escape Psycho Circus is scheduled to take place this year on October 30th and 31st in Southern California. This year is extra special because it's one of the few years where the Hallo-weekend festival gets to take place on actual Halloween. Just remember: it's never too early to start planning your costumes!
When: 11/20 & 11/21
Where: NOS Events Center
Get ready to feel all the feels at Dreamstate Socal on November 20th and 21st! Set to take place at the NOS Events Center, this annual festival is a trance-lover's paradise.
When: Nov 13 - 15
Where: Tinker Field, Orlando, FL
Over the years, EDCO has grown in size, production and number of days! This edition of EDC takes place at Tinker Field in Orlando Florida for three days in mid-November.
Sunset Music Festival - The Gift Edition
When: December 26 & 27th
Where:Raymond James Stadium, Tampa FL
SMF usually takes place over Memorial Day Weekend in May, but this year's festival has been rescheduled to takes place on December 26 and 27th, making it a perfect stocking stuffer for your rave bae or festie besties! The festival also features a new theme called, "The Gift."
You may notice that some of your favorite music festivals didn't make the list such as Lollapalooza, The Governors Ball, and Pitchfork Music Festival. That doesn't mean they're gone forever. Some of the best music festivals have put their plans to halt, are waiting to be rescheduled, and some are skipping 2020 altogether. While they may not be around this year, we have a strong feeling they'll be coming back up better than ever.
Last updated 6/8/2020