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.”
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!