The Ultimate Guide to International Festivals
Julia Sachs | January 26, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to International Festivals

Pack your bags & renew your passports, besties – it’s time to catch flights, not feelings! And if you catch feelings? Even better. If you’re thinking about jetting off to rave around the world, here are some of the best festivals to check out based on each region! Continue Reading
Rave Genre Guide: Hardstyle
Julia Sachs | January 13, 2023

Rave Genre Guide: Hardstyle

Ever since Hardstyle emerged in the '90s, the DJs who make it have been slowly getting bigger around the globe. Now that the genre is popular all over the place, we're seeing tons of new hardstyle DJs pop up! Continue Reading
The First Timer's Guide to Hulaween
Julia Sachs | October 12, 2022

The First Timer's Guide to Hulaween

Hulaween is a whirlwind of mind-melting music and art. It’s my all-time favorite festival because the vibes are simply unparalleled. You’ll see for yourself! Continue Reading
Suwannee Hulaween: Essential Packing List
Julia Sachs | October 06, 2022

Suwannee Hulaween: Essential Packing List

Let’s go through our Hulaween Essentials packing list to make sure you’re fully prepped for a weekend of adventure, great music, and new experiences. Continue Reading
10 Artists You Can't Miss At Hulaween
Julia Sachs | October 03, 2022

10 Artists You Can't Miss At Hulaween

If you get lucky, you might even catch your favorite artists throwing down secret sets. Not to mention all the exciting things you’ll experience in the campgrounds! See you at Hula over Halloween weekend, Oct. 27 - 30, 2022! Continue Reading
5 Halloween Raves You Can’t Miss
Julia Sachs | September 20, 2022

5 Halloween Raves You Can’t Miss

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. With all of the summer raves coming to an end, it’s now time to plan for the next string of events, Halloween raves. Continue Reading
Everything U Need For Firefly Music Festival
Julia Sachs | August 30, 2022

Everything U Need For Firefly Music Festival

The end of summer is coming, but that doesn’t mean festivals need to stop! If you’re looking for one more festival to hit up before the summer ends, head to Firefly Music Festival, taking place at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware!  Continue Reading
Everything U Need For Nocturnal Wonderland
Julia Sachs | August 28, 2022

Everything U Need For Nocturnal Wonderland

Nocturnal Wonderland returns to Glen Helen Park in San Bernardino, California September 17th and 18th. 2022 is the year Insomniac is celebrating 27 beautiful years under the night sky.  Continue Reading
The Evolution of Electric Zoo
Julia Sachs | August 26, 2022

The Evolution of Electric Zoo

Electric Zoo is arguably one of the best electronic dance festivals on the East Coast. In New York, at least, it is THE festival to attend if you love all things EDM. In the past, it’s been rivaled only by the presence of EDCNY—which was short-lived and certainly did not reach the production levels we’ve seen from Electric Zoo year over year. Continue Reading
A Raver's Guide to Harm Reduction
Julia Sachs | August 25, 2022

A Raver's Guide to Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is something that you rarely heard about back when I started raving over ten years ago. Fortunately, now, it's a widely discussed topic that ravers are proactive about and show an interest in. Harm reduction is most often talked about in correlation to accidental overdose, but it also includes general harm and mental health awareness to make raving a safe space for everyone.

Here are some things that are included in harm reduction:

  • Inform consent and be respectful of others' boundaries
  • Discuss safe party practices with friends and make clear plans for how to keep one another safe
  • Find mental health resources and discuss mental health with your rave fam to be able to support one another
  • Stay hydrated and encourage your rave fam to do the same
  • Use sunscreen at festivals and stay out of the heat whenever possible
  • Get adequate sleep, especially before driving long distances
  • Don't drive under the influence and encourage your friends to do the same
  • Test substances for fentanyl and encourage preventative practices among your rave fam
  • Have an emergency plan in place and know where Narcan is accessible before partying

iHeartRaves is proud to announce that we've partnered with End Overdose, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to ending accidental overdose and increasing harm reduction efforts at events and in the real world. One of the primary things that End Overdose does is raise awareness on the importance of testing substances for fentanyl. This deadly substance can easily result in an accidental overdose if found in other drugs.

End Overdose works to distribute information and raise awareness on the importance of partying safely, but also distributes testing kits and Narcan/Naloxone, a life-saving overdose treatment for emergency situations. Individuals can take a quick online course to learn about how to react when someone overdoses on accident and how to administer life-saving treatment before emergency services can come. 

Users can also purchase fentanyl testing kits, and learn about how to test substances to party safely. The organization has distributed nearly 30,000 test kits and over 7,000 Narcan kits since its inception. Users can take a quick course online to learn about how to administer Narcan and learn how to recognize the symptoms of an accidental overdose. 

Today, iHeartRaves is working to donate to End Overdose by giving 10% of all of our revenue from our Garden Glow collection to the organization. It's our pleasure to help our community and to give back to organizations that can create a positive impact in the rave and festival community directly. You can shop the Garden Glow collection here

How to Plan a Trip to Life Is Beautiful Festival
Julia Sachs | August 09, 2022

How to Plan a Trip to Life Is Beautiful Festival

Taking place this year from September 16-18, Life is Beautiful is more than just a music festival—it’s a WHOLE experience that will make you fall in love with Las Vegas for more than just its shows and casinos. Continue Reading
Five Festivals With Unreal Production
Julia Sachs | August 08, 2022

Five Festivals With Unreal Production

Many people attend the festivals not just for the music, but for all the extra activities and production that the festival has to offer. | iHeartRaves Continue Reading
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