The US has one of the biggest rave and edm festival scenes in the world. From classics like EDC Las Vegas to some of the more up and coming edm festivals, there is a ton to pick from! Here is a comprehensive list of all of the 2023 edm festivals and other music festivals happening throughout the US. We'll do our best to keep this list refreshed with the most up-to-date information on all of the raves coming up in 2023. 

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**Last Updated 01/06/2023**

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Popular Music Festivals:

Festival When Where

 Groove Cruise

January 19-23 San Francisco, CA

Wobbleland

January 28 Salt Lake City, UT

Gem and Jam 

February 3-5 Tucson, AZ
Thunderdome
February 3-4
Tacoma, WA

Noise Pop 

February 20-26 San Francisco, CA

Basscon Wasteland

February 24-25 San Bernardino, CA

FriendSHIP

February 27-March 3 Miami, FL

We Belong Here Miami

February 25-26 Miami, FL

Okeechobee Music Festival

March 2-5 Okeechobee, FL
Body Language TBD Phoenix, AZ

CRSSD Spring

March 4-5 San Diego, CA

SXSW

March 10-19 Austin, TX
Get Lucky Festival March 10-11 Salt Lake City, UT

Beyond Wonderland

March 24-25 San Bernardino, CA

Ultra Music Festival

March 24-26 Miami, FL

Lucidity Festival

April 7-10 Santa Barbara, CA

Coachella Music Festival

April 14-16 Indio, CA

Digital Gardens

April 21-22 Charlotte, NC

Coachella Music Festival

April 21-23 Indio, CA

Wub N' Dub Festival

April 21-23 Willard, NC

Ubbi Dubbi

April 22-23 Ennis, TX

Something In The Water

April 28-30 Virginia Beach, VA

Project Glow

April 29-30 Washington, DC

Breakaway Festival

May 5-6 Charlotte, NC

Desert Hearts Festival

May 5-8 Lake Perris, CA

Sol Fest

May 5-7 New Brockton, AL

Utopia Fest

May 5-6 Burnet, TX

All Day I Dream Festival

May 11-14 Oakdale, CA

Echoland 2023

May 11-14 Live Oak, FL

The Untz Festival

May 12-14 Browns Valley, CA

Hangout Fest

May 19-21 Gulf Shores, AL

Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas

May 19-21 Las Vegas, NV

Lightning In A Bottle

May 24-29 Bakersfield, CA

Summer Camp Music Festival

May 26-28 Chillicothe, IL

Sunset Music Festival

May 27-28 Tampa, FL

Movement

May 27-29 Detroit, MI

Dirtybird CampINN

June 8-11 Orlando, FL

Governor's Ball

TBD New York, NY

Forbidden Kingdom

June 9-10 Orlando, FL

Heatwave

June 10-11 Chicago, IL

Bonnaroo

June 15-18 Manchester, TN

Sonic Bloom

June 15-18 Rye, CO

Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge

June 17-18 George, WA

Electric Forest

June 22-25 Rothbury, MI

Summerfest

June 22-July 8 Milwaukee, WI

Audiotistic Bay Area

July 8-9 Mountainview, CA

Global Dance Festival

July 14-15 Denver, CO

Group Therapy Weekender

July 21-23 George, WA

Big Dub Festival

July 25-30 Artemas, PA

HARD Summer

July 28-29 San Bernardino, CA

Camp Bisco

TBD Scranton, PA

Lollapalooza

August 3-6 Chicago, IL

Moonrise Festival

August 5-6 Baltimore, MD

Outside Lands

August 11-13 San Francisco, CA

Elements Music Festival

August 11-14 Long Pond, PA

Bass Canyon

August 18-20

Das Energi

TBD Salt Lake City, UT

Deep Tropics

August 18-19 Nashville, TN

Burning Man

August 27-September 4 Gerlach, NV

ARC Music Festival

September 1-3 Chicago, IL

Electric Zoo

September 1-3 New York, NY

North Coast Music Festival

September 1-3 Chicago, IL

Dancefestopia

September 4-10 La Cygne, KS

Hopscotch Festival

September 7-9 Raleigh, NC

Sacred Acre Festival

September 8-10 Ninilchik, AK

Imagine Music Festival

September 15-17 Rome, GA

Same Same But Different

September 21-24 Lake Perris, CA
Life is Beautiful Festival September 22-24 Las Vegas, NV
Austin City Limits October 6-15 Austin, TX
Desert Daze October 13-15 Pioneertown, CA
III Points October 13-15 Miami, FL
Dirtybird Campout TBD Waterford, CA
EDC Orlando November 10-12

Orlando, FL

Decadence TBD

 

Decadence Arizona TBD
Countdown TBD
Orlando Invasion TBD
Fresh Start Festival TBD
Lights All Night TBD
No Resolutions TBD
Hijinx Festival TBD
OMFG! Festival TBD

 

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Groove Cruise

When: January 19-23

Where: Miami, FL

Looking to escape the cold and head somewhere tropical? Groove Cruise is the perfect winter getaway. With one of the best festival lineups of the winter season and a killer backdrop, the cruise life is going to be super sweet this year. Check out our survival guide for first timers here, and our guide to planning a trip to Groove Cruise here. Grab tickets here.

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Wobbleland

When: January 28

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

As one of the first edm festivals of the new year, Wobbleland boasts some of the biggest names in EDM in 2023. Salt Lake City in January is a great place to check out if you love to ski or snowboard, so make a weekend trip out of it and do something special for yourself to start off the new year with one of the biggest upcoming raves. Get tickets here.

 

 

Gem & Jam

When: February 3-5

Where: Tucson, AZ

Want to get out of the freezing cold for a weekend? Gem & Jam is just for you. This southern Arizona festival has a little bit of everything and is the perfect weekend escape for anyone in the West that's just tired of winter. Check out the lineup below and grab tickets here. Check out a review of the 2022 festival as you prepare for 2023 here.

 

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Thunderdome

When: February 3-4

Where: Tacoma, WA

 Excision's Thunderdome festival is not one to miss if you're a bass-loving bb. There aren't many bass festivals this time of year, so making the trek to Tacoma (unless you're a local) is worth it for the lineup alone! Check it our below and grab tickets here. 

 

 

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Noise Pop

When: February 20-26

Where: San Francisco, CA 

Noise Pop was created in 1993 to celebrate independent music and culture throughout the San Francisco Bay Area‚ÄĒso it's older than most ravers out there! This year will be the festival's 30th anniversary, which means that it will bring out all of the stops to make it the best yet! Check out the lineup below and get tickets to Noise Pop here.¬†¬†

 

 

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Basscon Wasteland

When: February 24-25

Where: San Bernardino, CA

Bassheads rejoice! The first Southern California bass festival of 2023 is here and it's Basscon Wasteland. With acts like Audiofreq and DJ Anime, you're going to lose your mind! This year will be the festival's 10th anniversary, so you can expect it to go big. Check out the lineup below and grab tickets here.

 

 

FriendSHIP

When: February 27-March 3

Where: Miami, FL

When Gary Richards, aka DESTRUCTO announced that he would be leaving the annual cruise HOLY SHIP to Live Nation in 2017, he announced that something new was coming. FriendSHIP ushered in a new era for the HARD-founder's cruise festivals, and brought with it the same good vibes and family that ravers knew and love from HOLY SHIP. 2023's FriendSHIP is back! Check out a sneak peek of what it will offer below, and book your cabin here. 

 

 

We Belong Here Miami

When: February 24-25

Where: Miami, FL

Miami is the place to be if you love house and techno. The city's vast nightlife scene brings with it a music culture that you can't really get elsewhere in the United States, and with that comes with a selection of curated festivals like We Belong Here that boast niche lineups of deep-cut artists within a certain genre. Get your tickets here, and get ready for the beauty of winter sunsets in Florida! 

 

 

Okeechobee Music Festival

When: March 2-5

Where: Okeechobee, FL

As one of the bigger camping festivals of the year, Okeechobee offers a diverse lineup and a chance to escape the winter for sunny Florida for a weekend of chilling and jamming to some of the best dance music and jam bands of the year. Check out the website to get tickets here and see the lineup below. Learn about what to wear to Okeechobee Music Festival here. We also have a list of last minute tips for Okeechobee here.

 

 

Body Language

When: TBA

Where: Chandler, AZ

Some of the biggest names in house and techno set against the red rock of the Arizona landscape‚ÄĒwho could ask for more? Body Language is everything you want in a small festival offering just a few genre options for a curated experience.¬†The lineup isn't out yet, but you can¬†grab tickets here and check out our guide to Body Language Music Festival.

CRSSD Spring

When: March 4-5

Where: San Diego, CA

Sometimes all I think about is seeing Lane 8 in Southern California during spring break. Sometimes, that wish can come true as it will at CRSSD Spring 2023. Grab tickets here and check out our guide on what to wear and everything you need to know about CRSSD.

 

SXSW

When: March 10-19

Where: Austin, TX

Very few festivals carry with them the scale that SXSW does. While it's not technically a music festival, SXSW is the place to be if you want to see where music, film, and tech cross paths within the industry side. Catch some of the best live music in the world alongside new film premiers, tech activations, expert-led panels and more all throughout Austin, Texas! Grab passes and learn more about the event here. 

 

 

Get Lucky Festival

When: March 11-12

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

There's no better way to celebrate St. Patricks Day than with a killer lineup at a great location. Although the 2023 Get Lucky lineup hasn't been released yet, V2 always kills it with their festival lineups. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the full lineup soon! 

Shop what to wear to Get Lucky here.

 

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Beyond Wonderland

When: March 24-25

Where: San Bernadino, CA

An EDM classic, Beyond Wonderland is one of Insomniac's other popular festivals that happens in the late summer. Get trippy with the Alice in Wonderland theme and enjoy one of the most anticipated festivals of the season. Get tickets here and check out the lineup below.

We wrote a guide on what to wear to Beyond Wonderland and everything you need to know about going to the festival to get you ready!

 

 

Ultra Music Festival

When: March 24-26

Where: Miami, FL

If there's one or two festivals you make it to in 2023 let Ultra be on that list. This festival is unlike any other and is truly a wonder for EDM fans. The lineup is massive, and what you see below is only a snippet of what will ultimately be one of the best-curated lineups of the festival season. Grab tickets here and enjoy.

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Coachella Music Festival

When: April 14-23

Where: Indio, CA

While Coachella isn't strictly an EDM festival, it does boast some of the biggest names in the music industry each year. The lineup for 2023 isn't out yet, but tickets go quickly once it gets released‚ÄĒso grab tickets here and get your best looks together to be seen on the polo field this April.

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Digital Gardens

When: April 21-22

Where: Charlotte, NC

With great headliners on the lineup, Digital Gardens has a great selection of bass DJs to headbang to this spring. If you're in the South, you won't want to miss this local gem of a festival. Get tickets to Digital Gardens here.

 

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Wub N' Dub Festival

When: April 21-23

Where:  Willard, NC

There aren't as many festivals on the East Coast as there are on the West Coast, so we're stoked to see that more are popping up on our radar in 2023. Wub N' Dub is the dub festival that the rave world needed on the East Coast, and will bring all of the bass to North Carolina in April this year! Check out a sneak peek of the lineup below and grab your tickets here. 

 

Ubbi Dubbi Festival

When: April 22-23

Where: Ennis, TX

Ubbi Dubbi is a great place for a spring break getaway. The festival has a diverse lineup of some of the best names in EDM and hip hop, and is located just outside of Dallas, Texas. Get tickets here.

 

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Something In The Water

When: April 28-30

Where: Virginia Beach, VA

What we needed in this world was another great spring break festival in the South, and we got it with Something in the Water! The lineup isn't out yet, but we love the design on this flyer for the festival. Grab tickets here and get ready for a Spring Break to remember! 

Project Glow

When: April 29-30

Where: Washington, DC

Project Glow is one of DC's best (and only) festivals! This is one of the first festivals to bring an all-electronic lineup to the DC area, and our DC-area writer loved it in 2022! Grab tickets here and check out the lineup for Project Glow DC below! Learn everything you need to know about how to go to Project Glow in our rave guide here. 

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Breakaway Festival 

When: May 5-6

Where: Charlotte, NC

Once again, the festival scene in North Carolina is growing! Breakaway Festival will bring the major fest vibes with acts like Tiesto, Illenium, Deadmau5, and Zedd when it comes in 2023. Get your tickets here before they sell out, and get ready for the spring festival you've been waiting for in North Carolina! 

 

Desert Hearts Festival 

When: April 28-May 2

Where: Lake Paris, CA

As one of the most eclectic festivals of the festival season, Desert Hearts is an experience unlike any other. This transformational camping festival has nothing but good vibes, a good party and great music. Get tickets here and come back for the lineup when it gets released soon!

Everything U Need to Know About Desert Hearts

 

Sol Fest 

When: May 5-7

Where: New Brockton. AL 

Get ready to get down, Alabama! Sol Fest is bringing the bass-heavy vibes to New Brockton in May. This can't miss festival is the place to be if you're a bass fan this spring. Check out the lineup below and grab tickets here. 

Utopia Fest

When: May 5-6

Where: Burnet, TX

Utopia Fest is coming to an end in 2023, so you know they're going to go out with a bang and go all out for the final edition of the annual festival in Burnet, Texas. Check out the lineup below and grab tickets here before they're gone! 

All Day I Dream Festival

When: May 11-14

Where: Oakdale, CA

All Day I Dream is one of the best single-day events that pops up around LA each year. Now that the event has upgraded to a 3-day festival, it's a can't-miss experience if you love house music. The lineup isn't out yet, but grab tickets here to secure your spot at the event!

 

 

Echoland 

When: May 11-14

Where: Live Oak, FL

Florida festivals just hit different, but unfortunately there aren't enough of them. Echoland is a great addition to the Florida festival scene, and brings with it some woodland fantasy vibes. Be sure to stock up on your best fairy wings, and keep an eye out for the lineup soon! Grab tickets here. 

 

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The Untz Festival

When: May 19-21

Where: Browns Valley, CA

Ravers can't ever get enough, and Untz Festival is the place to be if you're someone who wants to experience every festival that there is this spring. Just a week before EDC, Untz Festival brings massive vibes to Browns Valley without having to travel far. Keep an eye out for the lineup and grab tickets here. 

 

Hangout Fest

When: May 19-21

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

There's no better way to kick off the summer for ravers in the south than at Hangout Fest. This annual festival is back again in 2023 and boasts huge acts like Sza, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and Flume, to name a few. Grab tickets here and check out the full lineup below.

   

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas

When: May 20-22

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Again, if there are only a handful of festivals you attend in 2023, make EDC Las Vegas a top priority. EDC is, debatably, the biggest EDM festival in the world. With legendary art installments, art cars, stages, carnival rides and music, EDC is an experience unlike any other. Spend the weekend at Camp EDC or stay on the strip and check out more of what Vegas has to offer while you're in town. Check out the lineup below and get tickets here.

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Lightning In A Bottle

When: May 25-30

Where: Buena Vista Lake, CA

After disappearing for a couple of years, the transformational LightningIn A Bottle Festival is back in 2023 and will be better than ever for its 20th anniversary! This camping festival offers good vibes and good music, and the opportunity to learn more about yourself with thousands of rave babes just like you. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup soon. 

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Summer Camp Music Festival

When: May 26-28

Where: Chillicothe, IL

The Midwest is a hidden gem for great raves and festivals every summer season, and Summer Camp Music Festival is no exception to that. The annual festival boasts a killer lineup and laidback vibes for anyone looking to make some summer memories. Get tickets here and check out the lineup for Summer Camp Music Festival 2023 below.

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Sunset Music Festival

When: May 27-28

Where: Tampa, FL

Tampa's annual Sunset Music Festival is the summer festival you think of when you think of summer festivals. The sunsets in Florida are unreal, and this annual festival brings all of the summer vibes with a great lineup in a great place. Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup soon! 

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Movement

When: May 27-29

Where: Detroit, MI

House and techno heads, this one is for you. Fans of the genre need to make Movement a bucket list festival, as it celebrates the origins of house and techno in Detroit and around the midwest. Some of the biggest names in the genre headline the event each year, and there's something extra special about attending a house and techno festival in one of the cities that created the genre. Grab tickets here and come back for the full lineup when it's released.

What to Wear to Movement Festival

  

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Dirtybird CampINN

When: June 8-11

Where: Orlando, FL

2021 marked the first ever Dirtybird CampINN, which brought the Dirtybird Campout vibes to a Florida hotel experience. The beachy spring break vibes were awesome this year, and the hotel aspect of the event is the perfect place to go if you love Dirtybird but hate camping. Get tickets here. Check out our guide on what to wear to Dirtybird CampINN here, with our guide on how to plan a trip to Dirtybird CampINN here.

 

Governor's Ball

When: TBD

Where: New York, NY

Attending a music festival in New York should be on any ravers bucket list. The annual Governor's Ball is one of the biggest festivals of the year, and brings some of the biggest artists of the year to its stages each summer. The lineup is always killer, but that shouldn't be the only reason you visit Gov Ball‚ÄĒespecially since it has great vibes. Grab tickets here.

What to Wear to Governor's Ball

  

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Forbidden Kingdom

When: June 9-10

Where: Orlando, FL

Who doesn't want an excuse to go to Florida? This bass music festival brings out the summer headbanging vibes for an epic four day weekend to kick off the summer. With some of the biggest names in house and techno headlining the fest each year, it's hard to say no. Get tickets here and wait for the lineup to blow your mind. 

What to Wear to Forbidden Kingdom

 

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Heatwave

When: June 10-11

Where: Chicago, IL

Chicago festivals are not something to miss, and Heatwave is no exception. This year's festival is sure to bring great vibes, and even though the lineup isn't out yet I recommend starting to plan your trip to get the most out of it. This festival usually has a great electronic lineup, so keep an eye out for when the lineup drops soon and grab tickets here. 

 

Bonnaroo

When: June 15-18

Where: Manchester, TN

Obviously Woodstock isn't around anymore, and only happened once, but if there were any festival that came close to the Woodstock vibes you've always dreamed of‚ÄĒit's Bonnaroo. This annual camping festival takes over a farm in Tennessee each summer, and its art, energy and lineups are unlike anything else. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup.

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Sonic Bloom

When: June 15-18

Where: Hummingbird Ranch, CO

Bring on the trippy vibes for Sonic Bloom 2022. This annual camping festival is a destination for any camping festival fan, and takes place in Colorado, a mountain dreamscape. Make it a road trip and enjoy all that Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer in the summer season. Get tickets here.

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Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge

When: June 17-18

Where: George, WA

Beyond Wonderland is one of the best festivals to go to if you're new to the rave scene. It's an Insomniac festival, but it's not the beast that is EDC and it's usually got a good mix of genres to pick from. Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge is no exception, and you can't miss it if you're a PNW-based raver. The lineup isn't out yet, but you can grab tickets here! 

 

Electric Forest

When: June 22-25

Where: Rothbury, MI

Speaking of camping festivals, one of the biggest camping festivals of the year is in Rothbury, MI each summer. Electric Forest brings life to the woods with incredible art, neon forests and unforgettable vibes. Insomniac kills it at anything they do, but Electric Forest is a truly unique festival experience unlike any other Insomniac event. Get tickets here and check out the initial lineup below.

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Summerfest

When: June 22-July 8

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Did you know that Summerfest is the world's largest music festival? This annual event takes up nearly two weeks of the summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and celebrates some of the biggest acts in music across a variety of genres. Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup soon. 

Audiotistic Bay Area

When: July 8-9

Where: Mountainview, CA

Like HARD Summer, Audiotistic offers a diverse lineup of some of the biggest names in EDM, pop music and hip hop today. The lineup isn't out yet for the 2023 festival in Mountainview, California, but check back for a glance at it soon. Grab tickets here!  

Global Dance Festival

When: July 14-15

Where: Denver, CO

Colorado's dance music culture isn't something to overlook. With the laidback mountain town vibes and the tourism that comes for the greenery culture, Denver is a rave town. Don't be mistaken. Global Dance Festival is one of Colorado's biggest annual events, and you can't miss out on it. The lineup isn't out yet but you can grab tickets here!

  

Group Therapy Weekender

When:  July 21-23

Where: George, WA

Above & Beyond's Group Therapy is a must-go if you're into trance music. If you're a new raver, Group Therapy is a religious experience that is unlike any other. If you're a well-seasoned raver, then you probably know all about this experience. The Weekend festival brings Group Therapy to new heights so get ready for the experience of a lifetime! Grab tickets here.

 

Big Dub Festival

When: July 25-30

Where: Artemas, PA

Like we said before, the East Coast doesn't have nearly as many festivals to pick from as the West Coast, but that doesn't mean that the East Coast festivals are anything to sleep on, and Big Dub Festival is no exception. Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for the upcoming 2023 lineup! 

HARD Summer Music Festival

When: July 28-29

Where: San Bernardino, CA

HARD Summer Music Festival goes‚ÄĒwell, hard. This annual festival is one of the hottest events of the summer, and always features some of the sickest artists in the dance and hip hop scenes. If you haven't been to HARD, it should be in your festival bucket list. Get tickets here.

 

Camp Bisco

When: TBD

Where: Scranton, PA

For anyone on the East Coast, major festivals like EDC or even Ultra might feel out of reach. Camp Bisco is the answer to that problem. A perfect festival for a first timer, Camp Bisco brings with it a killer lineup each year with good vibes and a fun camping experience. The festival hasn't officially announced its return for 2023, but we'll update here once we know.

 

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Lollapalooza

When: August 3-6

Where: Chicago, IL

Lollapalooza is one of the oldest festivals in the country, so you know they've had some time to create a sick event. This annual festival has some of the biggest headliners in the music industry each year, and features artists from almost every genre. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the 2023 lineup.

Moonrise Festival

When: Aug 5-7

Where: Baltimore, MD

As Baltimore's biggest EDM festival, it's a great intro to the festival scene for anyone in the area wanting to get a big festival under their belt. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup.

 

Outside Lands

When: August 5-7

Where: San Francisco, CA

If you're looking for an extra special festival in an extra special place, look no further than Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park each summer. The annual festival brings unique vibes in a cool city that is worth a weekend trip. Check out the festival here and get tickets after checking out the lineup below.

 

Elements Music Festival

When: August 11-14

Where:  Long Pond, PA

Elements is a complete experience and is one of the Northeast's only immersive camping festivals. Enjoy over 100 acts across 10 stages throughout the weekend, and head back into the real world feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of 2023! Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup later this year. 

 

Bass Canyon

When: August 18-20

Where: George, WA

Bass Canyon is massive, and it's not one to miss if you're a basshead. The Gorge is one of the best venues in the United States, and you won't regret headbanging to all of your favorite bass-heavy acts in such a beautiful place. Grab tickets here and wait for the lineup reveal soon! 

Das Energi

When: TBD

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

As a Salt Lake City local I can tell you there is nothing like catching a sunset out at the Great Saltair for Das Energi every summer. The perfect end to summer, Das Energi is a hidden gem of a festival that is worth checking out. Get tickets here and experience the magic of the Great Saltair for yourself.

 

Deep Tropics

When: August 18-19

Where: Nashville, TN

Nashville is home to rock and country music legends, but there is no doubt that it was lacking an electronic festival that could call the city home. Deep Tropics is the answer to that, and brings out the best of the city's electronic scene. Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for the upcoming lineup soon! 

 

Burning Man

When: August 27-September 4

Where: Black Rock City, NV

While it's not technically a music festival, Burning Man is one of the bigger events in the United States each year. This annual event constructs an entire city in the middle of the desert, and the experience is unlike any other. With hundreds of stages, events and art installments to check out, odds are high that you won't even begin to scratch the surface of what Burning Man has to offer in just one visit. Learn how to buy tickets here. There is no lineup, but the theme for 2023 is Animalia.

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ARC Music Festival

When: September 1-3

Where: Chicago, IL

ARC Music Festival offers some of the best house and techno in Chicago, the city where house music was largely invented. The whole experience offers some of the best house and techno in the global scene, and features stage and art design from some of the most famous clubs around the world, such as Elrow which is famous for its Ibiza location. Get tickets here

 

 

Electric Zoo

When: September 1-3

Where: New York, NY

Electric Zoo is one of New York's oldest and most beloved EDM festivals. With a killer lineup and a great proximity to the city, EZoo is a fun weekend getaway for ravers on the East Coast. Experience a mix of dozens of dance music genres set against the NYC skyline. Get tickets here.

 

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North Coast Music Festival

When: September 1-3

Where: Chicago, IL

North Coast Music Festival is yet another can't miss festival in the Midwest. The annual festival boasts a killer lineup each year, and brings good vibes to Chicago with a genre diverse experience. The 2022 lineup boasted names like Diplo and Porter Robinson, who hadn't toured in several years. Get tickets here.

 

Dancefestopia

When: September 4-10

Where: Kansas City, MO

As another midwest gem, Dancefestopia is a beloved raver favorite. With a massive lineup each year, this festival is perfect for anyone heading back to school in the area that wants to celebrate the start of the school year. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup later this year. This will be the event's ten year anniversary, so you know it's going to be big.

  

Hopscotch Festival

When: September 7-9

Where: Raleigh, NC

The 2022 Hopscotch Music Festival brought forth some of the best names in independent music today. With a killer lineup and good vibes all around, this is a can't-miss festival experience, especially for the festival beginners. Grab tickets to Hopscotch Music Festival here and keep an eye out for the lineup later this year. 

Sacred Acre Festival

When: September 8-10

Where: Ninilchik, AK

Sacred Acre isn't just a festival, it's a celebration of all that is sacred in Alaska. The event doubles as a fundraiser and awareness event for the banning of trawling, a type of fishing that uses large nets and is detrimental to the ocean ecosystem. Get tickets here and get ready for the lineup when it comes later on this year.

 

Imagine Music Festival 

When: September 15-17

Where: Rome, GA

Imagine Music Festival is one of the most popular annual events in the South. It always boasts a killer lineup and has a great vibe, but unfortunately it's been canceled quite a few times in the last couple of years. We hope that the 2023 festival goes smoothly and is one for the books! Grab your tickets here. 

Same Same But Different

When: September 28-October 4

Where: Lake Perris, CA

Same Same But Different is...well, same same but different. This annual festival boasts some of the biggest names in dance music set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Perris. Grab tickets here and keep an eye out for what we're sure is going to be a killer lineup when it gets released later on this year. 

Life is Beautiful

When: September 22-24
Where: Las Vegas, NV

While it's not only an EDM Festival, Life Is Beautiful is one of the most unique and special festivals on the summer festival season lineup. With a diverse range of headliners playing the festival and the Downtown Las Vegas location, the overall vibe of Life Is Beautiful goes unmatched. Get tickets here.

 

Austin City Limits

When: October 7-16
Where: Austin, TX

With headliners like Doja Cat, Stevie Nicks, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus in 2021, Austin City Limits is one of the can't miss festivals of the festival season. With an October date, ACL is the perfect fall weekend getaway just when it starts getting cold everywhere else. Get tickets here.

 

Desert Daze 

When: October 13-15

Where: Pioneertown, CA 

With previous headliners like Tame Impala and Iggy Pop, Desert Daze is one festival not to miss that's also a little bit off the beaten path of Coachella and Lollapalooza. The 2023 lineup isn't out yet, but you can grab tickets here. 

III Points

When: October 13-15

Where:  Miami, FL

Miami's III Points Festival is one of the best house and techno festivals of the year. With tons of events and industry networking opportunities, this one is a must-go if you dream of working in the electronic music scene one day. The 2023 lineup isn't out yet, but you can get tickets here and keep an eye out for what's to come. 

  

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Dirtybird Campout

When: TBD
Where: Waterford, CA

The perfect way to end the festival season‚ÄĒfor fans of camping festivals at least‚ÄĒis with Dirtybird Campout. The annual event takes place somewhere in California (it's moved several times) and brings the old school summer camp vibes with camp games, good music and good vibes. Check out the phase 1 lineup below and visit the festival website here.

 

EDC Orlando

When: November 10-12 
Where: Orlando, FL

The biggest EDM festival of all moves to Orlando each November for an East Coast version. While I have heard it's a little bit stripped down compared to the Vegas festival, EDCO is still an epic festival from Insomniac. Get tickets here.

 

We will update this list with festivals in November/December once dates are confirmed! Have an amazing festival season, babes, and shop the latest rave clothes at iHeartRaves here.

 


 

Published by Leonard Pulig
Last Updated: 01/06/2023

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