For a serious party and some insane electric beats, your best bet would be to check out one of these… the world’s best dance festivals! Each event is an entity of serious synths and strings splendour and positive good vibes. A visit to these dance festivals should find a spot on your bucket list…
Sónar is widely considered a dance Mecca by dance puritans. The festival features artists like Skrillex and even the iconic Kraftwerk. While it has a sturdy mainstream line-up, its underground kudo-set is still very much intact.
Not only does it have a very cool name, Electric Elephant is said to be nothing short of spectacular. It is held at Tisno in Croatia. Anticipate five days of block rocking beats by renowned beatmasters such as Frankie Knuckles.
Meadows in the Mountains
Meadows in the Mountains is an unbelievable trip for those with a penchant for social experimental adventure. The setting adds lots to its unique charm. Set in the Rhodope Mountains, revellers can kick it to a an all-star selection of the world’s finest underground electronic talent such as Mt Wolf and Baby Prince.
Serbia has quickly established itself as a stellar dance destination because of the dance events held at Novi Sad’ Petrovaradin Fortress – an incredible medieval structure. Largely a dance festival that is dusted with a few other acts from other genres makes the Exit Festival the ultimate musical blow-out. This year sees five days of dance euphoria. The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim are amongst their 2013 line-up.
One of the more heavily favoured events by dance fanatics, Tomorrowland probably does wonders for tourism in Belgium. It is held in Boom, close to Antwerp, in Belgium and has scores of attendees from around the world (and locally). The dance acts on its performance roster is incredible. Already confirmed to perform are Tiësto, Hardwell, Steve Aoki and more.
New York City’s Randall’s Island Park plays host to Electric Zoo, a weekend long event that is humongous. Tens of thousands of revellers flock to this event in anticipation of some amazing live dance music. This year’s bill includes Avicci , Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Martin Solveig and more – nuf said!
The Electric Daisy Carnival
This has to be one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. The Electric Daisy Festival is held in Las Vegas and last year’s event had over 300 000 people breaking it down past the break of dawn. While there are other legs being held at other cities such as Chicago, London and Orlando, the main event is held in the city of sin. From Carl Cox to Calvin Harris, the world’s biggest names in dance will be there to stupefy and electrify.
Ultra Music Festival
The Ultra Music Festival has established itself as one of the most respected and significant dance events on the international electronica radar. Boasting the world’s best DJs, unparalleled production, and location in the beautiful city of Miami, Ultra Music Festival is the world’s premier two-weekend electronic event. If the name is relevant in the dance industry, you are most likely to find the artist there.
South Africa has an extremely strong dance presence and events such as H20, adds to that notion. H20 is Africa’s premier dance party and is hosted at a water theme park in Johannesburg . Tons of party-goers flock to it in drones to party and get wet and wild. Historically it has always featured many dance heavyweights such as Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Skrillex. In addition, 100 of the country’s top DJs and live acts on 10 different dance floors will keep you body-rocking.