Raves and music festivals are back for 2022! To help you keep track of them all, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular raves, music events, and EDM festivals in the U.S. just for you. We'll do our best to keep this list refreshed with the most up-to-date information for 2022.
**Last Updated 7/22/2022**
|January 14-16||San Francisco, CA|
|January 20-24||Orlando, FL|
|February 4-6||Tucson, AZ|
|February 11-12||San Francisco, CA|
|February 18-19||Austin, TX|
|February 25-27||Orlando, FL|
|February 25-26||San Bernardino, CA|
|March 3-6||Okeechobee, FL|
|March 4-6||Chandler, AZ|
|March 5-6||San Diego, CA|
|Get Lucky Festival||March 11||Salt Lake City, UT|
|March 25-26||New Orleans, LA|
|March 25-26||San Bernardino, CA|
|March 25-27||Miami, FL|
|Phoenix Lights||April 1-2||Phoenix, AZ|
|April 15-24||Indio, CA|
|April 22-23||Charlotte, NC|
|April 22-24||Ennis, TX|
|April 28-May 2||Lake Paris, CA|
|May 6-7||Orlando, FL|
|May 20-22||Gulf Shores, AL|
|May 20-22||Las Vegas, NV|
|May 26-30||Bakersfield, CA|
|May 27-29||Chillicothe, IL|
|May 28-29||Tampa, FL|
|May 28-30||Detroit, MI|
|June 10-12||New York, NY|
|June 16-19||Manchester, TN|
|June 16-19||Rye, CO|
|June 23-26||Rothbury, MI|
|July 7-10||Scranton, PA|
|July 29-Aug 1||Chicago, IL|
|July 30-31||San Bernardino, CA|
|August 5-7||Baltimore, MD|
|August 5-7||San Francisco, CA|
|August 12-13||Salt Lake City, UT|
|August 29-September 5||Gerlach, NV|
|September 2-4||Chicago, IL|
|September 2-4||New York, NY|
|September 2-4||Chicago, IL|
|September 2-4||Seattle, WA|
|September 8-11||Kansas City, MO|
|Life is Beautiful Festival||September 16-18||Las Vegas, NV|
|September 22-25||Dover, DE|
|Dirtybird Campout||October 15-17||Waterford, CA|
|Voodoo Experience||October 28-30||
New Orleans, LA
|EDC Orlando||November 11-13||
|Fresh Start Festival||TBD|
|Lights All Night||TBD|
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Where:San Francisco, CA
As one of the first festivals of the new year, Wobbleland boasts some of the biggest names in EDM like Slushii and NGHTMRE. San Francisco in January is a great place to get out of the cold for my Midwestern ravers, so make a weekend trip out of it and do something special for yourself this January. Get tickets here.
When: January 20-24
Where: Orlando, 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.
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.
When: February 11-12
Where: San Francisco, CA
How are you celebrating Valentine's Day with your rave bae? Treat your #1 to a San Francisco getaway for the most romantic festival of the year. Grab yourself two tickets herefor a cute mid-winter date and check out the lineup below.
Where: Austin, TX
Who doesn't love a Kaskade set? This lineup has a little bit of everything and offers a great variety of genres across the EDM spectrum. We're loving all of the early 2010's throwbacks in this lineup with appearances from Borgore and Phantogram, with a bunch of newer artists to check out as well. You can find out guide to planning a trip to Illfest here. Grab tickets here.
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 ticketshere. 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.
Where: San Bernardino, CA
Bassheads rejoice! The first bass festival of 2022 is here and it's Basscon Wasteland. The festival hasn't announced the lineup yet, but you can't go wrong with a trip to Southern California for a major festival at the NOS Events Center. Grab tickets here.
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.
Some of the biggest names in house and techno set against the red rock of the Arizona landscape—who could ask for more? Body Language is everything you want in a small festival offering just a few genre options for a curated experience. Check out the first phase of the lineup below and grab tickets here and check out our guide to Body Language Music Festival.
Where:San Diego, CA
Sometimes all I think about is seeing Glass Animals in Southern California during spring break. Sometimes, that wish can come true as it will at CRSSD Spring 2022. The festival has not announced whether it will have a fall installation this year after a long COVID-19 hiatus, but we're stoked the stacked festival lineup is coming back for spring. Grab tickets here and check out our guide on what to wear and everything you need to know about CRSSD.
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 2022 Get Lucky lineup hasn't been released yet, V2 always kills it with their festival lineups. Get tickets here and check out the lineup for the festival below. Shop what to wear to Get Lucky here.
Where:New Orleans, LA
There's a good reason that BUKU has long been one of my favorite festivals. Few lineups in the US are ever as diverse and well-curated as BUKU, and the New Orleans backdrop at Mardi Gras World makes this festival truly unique and special. Check out the lineup below and get tickets here. Learn more about BUKU with our guide here.
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 Wonderlandand everything you need to know about going to the festival.
If there's one or two festivals you make it to in 2022 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.
While Coachella isn't strictly an EDM festival, it does boast some of the biggest names in the music industry each year. It was just announced that Kanye will be headlining the festival in 2022, so grab tickets here and get your best looks together to be seen on the polo field this April.
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.
When: April 22-24
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.
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 check out the lineup below.
When: May 6-7
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.
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 2022 and boasts huge acts like Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Halsey, Doja Cat and Zedd, to name a few. Grab tickets here and check out the full lineup below.
Where:Las Vegas, NV
Again, if there are only a handful of festivals you attend in 2022, 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.
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 2022 and hopefully better than ever. 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 check out the lineup below, featuring massive names like Kaytranada, Glass Animals and SG Lewis as well as Desert Hearts all stars like Marbs and Porky.
When: May 27-29
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 2022 below.
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.
When: June 10-12
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 killer this year, but that shouldn't be the only reason you visit Gov Ball—especially since it has great vibes. Grab tickets here.
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—it'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 enjoy the lineup below.
When: June 16-19
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.
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 lineup below.
When:July 8-10Where: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 2022, but we'll update here once we know.
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
Where:San Bernardino, CA
HARD Summer Music Festival goes—well, 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 ticketshere.
When: Aug 5-7
Where: Baltimore, MD
After being postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19 and worker shortages, 2022 promises to be back and bigger than ever. 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.
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.
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.
When:August 25-September 5
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 2022 is Waking Dreams.
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
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 ticketshere.
When: September 2-4
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 lineup boasts names like Diplo and Porter Robinson, who hasn't toured in several years. Get tickets here.
Bumbershoot is so much more than a music festival, its an experience filled with art, music, comedy and performance. The annual Labor Day event takes place in Seattle and is filled with local performers as well as some of the biggest acts in various industries. Bumbershoot is the nation's top urban arts festival, meaning that it boasts artists across all mediums. Get tickets here.
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.
Where: Las Vegas, NVWhile 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 ticketshere.
Firefly will also celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2022, meaning it will be unlike any rendition of Firefly in the past when it returns this September. This is a great first festival for any ravers looking to attend a big festival in the East Coast area, and the vibes are nothing but good. Get tickets here and keep an eye out for the lineup.
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.
The perfect way to end the festival season—for fans of camping festivals at least—is 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.
Where:New Orleans, LA
I've said this before and I'll say it again—New Orleans is a great place for a music festival. Voodoo isn't an entirely EDM lineup but it's a great mix of classic and new genres and artists, and is always the perfect spot to see your bucket list artists (I saw The Cure and Paramore there in 2014) and find some new favorites. As always, New Orleans favorites like Dr. John or Big Freedia often make appearances too, and #iykyk. The 2022 festival was canceled, but check back for 2023 and beyond!
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: 6/03/2022