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Halloween is upon us, following the impressive festivals and events falling all on one weekend. Throughout October 26 - October 31, are the series of events celebrating the holiday of freaks, ghouls, and all monsters. Camping festival in the woods, to Halloween events at Historic locations and venues. From the East Coast to the West Coast, to Miami Florida, there is an event, party, or festival for everyone. Dress to impress in the wildest and most extravagant costumes from the scary, funny, movie, and show icons, to unique creations. One of the biggest holidays celebrated in the world, we hand-selected the top festivals and events taking over the weekend. 


Black Lotus Halloween

Teksupport and el studio

Featuring: Damian Lazarus, Jan Blomqvist (live), Mita Gami b2b Adam Ten

October 26, 2023

Teksupport and el studio have announced the third edition of Black Lotus, an immersive theatrical event initiative. Taking place on October 26 during Halloween week, Black Lotus will transform an undisclosed Manhattan location into an extravagant soirée, soundtracked by some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno talent. An elevated haven of self-expression, Black Lotus first debuted last Halloween weekend, followed by its second appearance during NYFW in February. This edition of Black Lotus will feature avant-garde theatrical performances and eclectic sonic curation from Crosstown Rebels head and Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus, a mystifying live performance from Berlin melodic icon Jan Blomqvist, and an alluring b2b from rising Israeli underground DJs and producers Mita Gami and Adam Ten. Pushing the boundaries of traditional nightlife, Teksupport has been the driving force behind some of the most important collisions of club culture, high fashion, and technology in recent years. The pioneering event visionaries expanded beyond New York City to throw events across the nation, positioning themselves as the premiere partner for stateside takeovers from global institutions.

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Blind Man’s Ball

It all began in 1917 when mavericks, revolutionaries, and rebels Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood, and Henri Pierre Roche threw a legendary event party Bindman’s Ball at the Pre-historic Williamsburg Savings Bank. The bohemian and post-alcoholic location captured the mystical night and will forever be remembered. One hundred years later the party was revised by Matte Projects at the sprawling Alder Mansion. They recaptured the legendary and historical night by acquiring Romanic attire only with outlandish and elegant costumes, and decorations transforming the mansion into the early industrial era. On Friday, October 27, 2023, six years to the day that Matte Projects launched the extravagant event will be one of the biggest parties in Halloween weekend history in New York City. 

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Cityfox Halloween Festival

The Brooklyn Mirage/ Avant Gardner

Oct. 27-28, 2023

For the time first ever, both giant stages at the location 140 Steward Ave, Brooklyn for the annual Cityfox Halloween Festival the Avant Gardner and Brooklyn will be open during the weekend of October 27 - October, 28. The 2023 edition will feature the dark and defying artists in techno and house music. Sprawling across the two iconic stages at the infamous location in Brooklyn the annual Halloween event brings over thousands of attendees each year, with some of the most creative costumes and attire. Taking place during the entire Halloween weekend, this year’s lineup features live and DJ acts on a global spectrum inviting a realm of different ranges of techno and house music. On Friday night, will have Adana Twins, ANNA, Christian Loffler (live), Gioli & Assia, Eagles & Butterflies, Colyn, and Paraleven (live). Continuing the weekend on Saturday with a DJ set from Bob Moses, and Bonobo, plus innovative tastemakers Eeleke Kleijn, Franky Wah, Lee Burridge, Justin Marchacos (live), Miss Monique, Themba, and more. 

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Stranger Than Sunday Warriors

Mayan Warrior 

October 29, 2023

Grand Park, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles-based event collective Stranger Than; has announced the complete lineup for Sunday Warriors, in partnership with Mayan Warrior. Held at Grand Park on October 29, the day-into-night affair will feature electric sets from some of house and techno’s most respected selectors. Stranger Than’s forward-thinking sonic curation, the Sunday Warrior’s programming features Crosstown Rebels head and Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus, Israeli DJ and producer Guy Gerber, Berlin-based duo Mind Against, melodic techno titan Innellea, Mexican underground champion Kalexis, and a b2b set from Greek producer Echonomist alongside Blue Shadow Records co-founder Jenia Tarsol. Sunday Warriors follows Mayan Warrior’s Los Angeles Halloween event, held at Grand Park on October 28th. Hailing from Mexico City, Mayan Warrior grew from a renegade Burning Man Art Car and Soundcamp to one of electronic music's most successful touring brands, all with unannounced lineups showcasing a mix of native Mexican and global underground talent. After the art car was tragically destroyed earlier this year, the strength of Mayan Warrior’s impact and vibrant community was exemplified, demonstrating the resilience and unity that defines this extraordinary project. The Los Angeles event will pay tribute to Mayan Warrior’s legacy.

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City of Gods

House of YES! Presents

Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2023

Brooklyn’s premiere party-makers House of Yes and ZERO, City of Gods the legendary Halloween event in New York. City of Gods features a curated selection of sound camps and collectives from that place known as Black Rock City. The 2023 Halloween weekend will bring you an extravagant music & arts festival spanning two breathtaking nights. A gathering in an immersive environment where you can express your wildest desires. Welcoming all deities, demigods and demons, goddesses, creatures of creation, and those devoted to hedonism beyond the human realm. Bringing a collection of experienced creators who will entertain the night and create more memories. 

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ESCAPE HALLOWEEN

NOS Events Center

San Bernadino, California

October 27 - 28, 2023

North America’s premier Halloween dance music festival, Escape Halloween has immersed thousands of costumed festival-goers in a twisted world of horror and macabre delights since 2011. First known as Escape From Wonderland, then morphed to Escape Halloween, the festival is located in Crazy Town, a mysterious place inhabited by ghoulish costumed performers. Towering above, a host of enchanted storefronts and cursed art installations. Attendees can also get lost perusing the magical Poison Ivy shop, warm themselves at the sight of the monstrous Fire Organ, or walk through the gates of Crazy Town’s cemetery. Set to mark its 12 edition, Escape Halloween returns to the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California. With Insomniac at the helm, the festival promises to showcase a monstrous genre-spanning curation of over 95 artists to lead attendees on a thrilling musical journey across five immersive and fright-filled stages on Halloween weekend, October 27 and October 28, 2023. The two-day event will feature trance favorites Above & Beyond, melodic bass pioneers SLANDER, and storied mainstage icon Kaskade. Including dubstep heavyweights Svdden Death and Zomboy. This year, house music heroes will feature Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones. Continuing the ballot into day two with Zedd and tech house phenom Matroda. French balaclava-clad house maestro Malaa and HypnoVision label head REZZ, and Emo Nite. Legendary Detroit super producer MK, Spanish export Wade, and a party-starting trio performance from Hugel, Westend, and CID. Plus, German-born techno talent Lilly Palmer, Trick Music head honcho Patrick Topping, and Filth on Acid’s Reinier Zonneveld (Live) lead a fierce curation of international talent. For the latest festival news and information, be sure to follow Escape Halloween on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.  

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Freaky Deaky Halloween

Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival

Travis County Expo Center, Austin, Texas

Saturday, Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2023

The most haunted and original Halloween festival, the only dance music festival in Texas, Freaky Deaky leads its fifth edition. For those who dare to enter the ominous Freaky Town, indulge in the mind-bending upside-down room, or wander to one of the four stages to experience many of today’s most buzzworthy artists around the globe such as bass superstars Zeds Dead, techno legend UMEK, drum & bass heroes Dimension, and a sinister ensemble of others. Among the dancing and raving there will be a dedicated space providing support and resources for festival goers' mental well-being and self-care, including resources, education, tools, and other activities.  Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) celebrates this Halloween at Freaky Deaky with two days of dancing on the dark side, October 28-29th, at Travis County Exposition Center in Austin, Texas. 

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Suwannee Hulaween

Celebrating 10 Years

Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida 

Thursday, October 26 - Sunday, October 29, 2023

Celebrating 10 years, the spooking Halloween festival returns home to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 26 - Sunday, October 29, 2023. Suwannee Hulaween has unveiled its historic, genre-crossing lineup to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. The unique and independent festival has incorporated nature, all realms of music, and creative costumes for a decade creating everlasting memories. Each year, the all-camping festival features an impressive lineup. The 2023 edition will exceed all expectations. Following a five-year hiatus, electro-soul pioneer Pretty Lights will headline Hulaween as his only East Coast festival performance on his Soundship Spacesystem Tour. The lineup will include Tech-house maestro John Summit, and other electronic music heavyweights headlining Hulaween include Elderbrook, Big Wild, and Channel Tres. Jam bands include The String Cheese Incident, Phish-offshoot Trey Anastasio Band, and critically-acclaimed band Goose, and legendary roots-rock band from Boston, Dispatch. More electronic music acts include BLOND:ISH, underground bass purveyor Eprom, duo Gioli & Assia, bass producer ISOxo, Manic Focus, Moore Kismet, Lab Group, and Yung Bae. Hulaween's Spirit Lake is heralded as one of the leading immersive art experiences across American festivals, brimming with talented sculptors, fire/metal workers, painters, thespians, and lighting designers. Attendees can revel in lakefront projection mapping, hypnotizing light shows, interactive installations, and both visual and performance art, catch performances at Spirit Lake's two stages, and groove into sunrise at the Silent Disco.

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Circoloco Halloween

Teksupport

October 27 - October 28

Launched in 1999 as a Monday after-hours party at Ibiza superclub DC-10, CircoLoco has since expanded into a globally renowned music project, hosting events across the world. Teksupport has spent the last decade shaping and morphing the New York City nightlife through its cutting-edge production, unparalleled events, musical curation, and talent, plus collaborations with labels and other party brands. The pioneering event combines two global party brands for this legendary Halloween event in New York. This year’s CircoLoco Halloween New York edition will feature performances from Skepta, who recently launched his new label Más Tiempo, Rampa vs &ME, Innervisions co-founder Dixon, the duo Bedouin, Crosstown Rebels head and Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus, rising Dutch duo ANOTR, Detroit legend Seth Troxler, and a back-to-back set from Moodymann and Carl Craig. The ballot continues with Life and Death label boss DJ Tennis, Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex, Israeli DJ and producer Guy Gerber, Canadian icon Blond:ish,  Berlin-based duo Mind Against, melodic techno titan Innellea, plus CircoLoco resident Chloe Caillet, and New York native Mink. 

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Teksupport

October 28

Launched in 1999 as a Monday after-hours party at Ibiza superclub DC-10, CircoLoco has since expanded into a globally renowned music project, hosting events across the world. Teksupport has spent the last decade shaping and morphing the New York City nightlife through its cutting-edge production, unparalleled events, musical curation, and talent, plus collaborations with labels and other party brands. The pioneering event combines two global party brands for this legendary Halloween event in New York. This year’s CircoLoco Halloween New York edition will feature performances from Skepta, who recently launched his new label Más Tiempo, Rampa vs &ME, Innervisions co-founder Dixon, the duo Bedouin, Crosstown Rebels head and Day Zero founder Damian Lazarus, rising Dutch duo ANOTR, Detroit legend Seth Troxler, and a back-to-back set from Moodymann and Carl Craig. The ballot continues with Life and Death label boss DJ Tennis, Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex, Israeli DJ and producer Guy Gerber, Canadian icon Blond:ish,  Berlin-based duo Mind Against, melodic techno titan Innellea, plus CircoLoco resident Chloe Caillet, and New York native Mink. 


Hocus Pocus Miami

Hocus Pocus Miami

Factory Town

4800 NW 37th Ave

Miami, FL 33142

Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29, 2023

Presented by Link Miami Rebels the premiere party promoters of Miami are set to take over the new and improved Factory Town this Halloween weekend, October 27 - 29, 2023 with their innovative house and techno event Hocus Pocus. For its 2023 edition, the ballot will feature a slew of top-tier acts in the industry with the help of cutting-edge production lighting, and pyro-tech to create the weekend festival. The biggest Halloween treat in the world returns to Miami for its most extravagant installment to date. The happy haunted electronic playground features a curated lineup with the hottest taste-makers and rising acts in today’s dance music industry. The 2023 three-day lineup includes Alci, ANNA, CamelPhat, Carlita, Catz 'N Dogz, Ellen Allien, Eskuche, Hiroko Yamamura, Hot Since 82, Innellea, Jamie Jones, Jean Pierre, John Summit, Ky William, Maceo Plex, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Seth Troxler, Soul Clap, STELLA BOSSI, and more talent acts to continue the Halloween weekend. 

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RESISTANCE Miami

RESISTANCE Miami 

M2 Miami

Halloween Weekend 

October 28, 2023

ULTRA Worldwide celebrates its U.S. Club Residency RESISTANCE Miami and will continue its programming at M2 Miami with its Halloween weekend event. RESISTANCE Miami has launched two successful runs over Miami Music Week and Race Week. Acts such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Sasha x Digweed have headlined the 35,000-square-foot dance space. On Saturday, October 28, RESISTANCE Miami will host the Halloween Weekend with the renowned Swedish DJ and producer duo Adriatique, legendary Danish techno maven Kölsch, German “Super House” pioneering duo ANDHIM, and local Miami DJ prodigy Out Of Mind. ULTRA Worldwide’s underground concept RESISTANCE is heralded as the most international house and techno festival brand, boasting active events on all six inhabited continents. 

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North America’s biggest extravaganza week is officially here! Celebrating thirty years of raving and love and the installment of the Electric Daisy Carnival. The official EDC week will be packed with its infamous day club pool parties, hotel parties, EDC camp, pre-parties, after-parties, and pop-up rave shops. Boasting its most extensive insomniac events lineup in history inviting the biggest names in dance music and talented underground artists in the scene. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority. Founded 30 years ago, Insomniac produces 10,000 concerts, club nights, and festivals for seven million attendees annually across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 525,000 fans over three days. The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac partnered with global entertainment company Live Nation. This will help you guide and navigate throughout the entire week and weekend to the biggest events leading up to what’s supposed to be the largest audience in EDC history.


Pool Parties

The Las Vegas premiere Dayclub Marquee recently release the full lineup of the EDC pool parties. The series of soirees alongside social media stalwarts The Tribes. From Wednesday, May 17 to Monday, May 22, the venue’s Full Bloom parties will host the likes of John Summit, Afrojack & Deorro, Chris Lake, Sofi Tukker, Nora En Pure, and Sidepiece for a week of back-to-back pool parties. To add fuel to the fire, The Tribes will be fully launching their new concept TribesTV which currently boasts over 35m followers around the world. Click HERE, for all nightclub parties and pool parties.


Hotel EDC

For decades, Insomniac Events continues to be committed to creating the perfect experience for every attendee, treating everyone to a five-star rating. Insomniac has announced details for a brand-new, immersive hotel experience when the world’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, returns to Las Vegas. Presented by Vibee, Hotel EDC features a range of unique fan experiences, entertainment, and epic perks for festival Headliners to enjoy for three nights and four days, May 19-22, 2023. The vibrant sights, sounds, and experiences of EDC Las Vegas will come to life at Resorts World’s Las Vegas Hilton for a hotel stay unlike any other. The Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World will be transformed into a dazzling world of EDC. Guests at Hotel EDC will be treated to a variety of unique offerings including exclusive parties at Ayu Dayclub, specialty art installations throughout the property daily “Headliner Headquarters” at RedTail, EDC-themed cocktails and food offerings, daily wellness sessions, in-room entertainment, exclusive gift bags, and many other surprises. Additionally, Vibee has procured a limited number of festival passes, giving Hotel EDC purchasers the option to buy a ticket to the sold-out festival, if needed. EDC Hotel will serve to bring all hotel guests the best experience ever. Including morning wellness experiences and eye-catching EDC photo opportunities and performers. Plus, daytime Headliner Headquarters at RedTail, with games, prizes, karaoke, speed dating, and drink specials. Topping with interviews and exclusive DJ sets from Insomniac Radio and a special EDC pop-up store on the property. There will also be an optional meal plan, Headliner Hall Pass with $30 in daily credits for each guest to use on the property. Hotel guests can recharge after the show with extended hours and special menu items from Suns Out Buns Out and Mulberry Pizza, including custom Pasquale’s Pizza. The food and drink pass will also include the Daily Headliner Happy Hours with drink specials on site. Hotel EDC also offers premium add-on experiences, such as Premier Shuttle service to and from the festival grounds, early check-in and late check-out, and the option to extend your stay. Adding on nights before or after the festival, spa packages, and a special Raver Recharge Brunch on Saturday developed in partnership with the culinary team at Fuhu. Insomniac Events has provided the easiest way to split payment for large raver squads. Headliners also have the option to split payments amongst their entire group at the time of booking. To book Hotel EDC packages with additional information on package add-ons and extensions on the length of the hotel stay, head to the site now.


Camp EDC

For ravers who love to camp and want to enhance their EDC experience even more then join the EDC camp family. Campers will constantly enjoy bustling activities, and pool parties, arts and crafts, to group classes that open the mind, body, spirit to a different level. All taking place at the heart of the Las Vegas desert, Mesa campsite from Thursday, May 18 to Monday, May 22. Campers will have access to the Thursday night kickoff party on the Mesa, featuring surprise DJ sets. When you camp Under the Electric Sky, the EDC experience never ends. For more information about Camp EDC.


See These DJs at EDC Vegas

Modapit

Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at circuitGROUNDS

Making their EDC Las Vegas debut, for for the first time fans will experience their live performance at the infamous stage circuitGROUNDS. Recently, the producer unveils their newest vision, their creative studio space Red Wall recorded set that is dedicated to EDC Las Vegas. The video is directed by David Borges and is a 40-minute set that complements Modapit’s talent and artistry of mixing. Which includes mesmerizing lighting setups and an energetic assortment of songs ranging from edits of bangers to various unreleased Modapit IDs.  Click HERE to watch the full recorded studio set.

Tones

Saturday, May 20, 4 am - 5:30 am at Boombox Art Cart

The rising star in the world of electronic dance music whose passion for music was ignited by his first experience as a festival-goer. The vibrant atmosphere and the beautiful energy of dance music swept him off his feet, compelling him to put his own unique twist on the music and travel the world, bringing people together with his electrifying performances. The genre-blending producer is an up-and-coming artist that has already made a successful path for his DJ career. Fans can see Tones play out his latest single, ‘Maniac’ at EDC Las Vegas. He recently performed his massive track on the legendary Groove Cruise Miami this past January for the festival’s 20-anniversary edition.

PEEKABOO

Sunday, May 21. 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm at circuitGROUNDS

Matthew Lucas, better known as PEEKABOO in the dance music community, is the hottest act to break out in the electronic music scene in 2018. Since then, he has released a slew of massive successful EPs and singles within a few short months. This year alone, his name has been appearing on more lineups at the biggest festivals in the states. He has created a large and dedicated following and support from some of the biggest names in dance music. Plus more than 20 sold-out shows and he doesn’t stop there with the launch of his highly anticipated merch store, which sold out the first day it was opened. You can listen to his biggest tracks and sets HERE.


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For all other artists and set times go to the Insomniac Events App and start planning your own schedule to see your favorites and hopefully, these recommended DJs will be added to your personal roster.


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Chicago’s flagship techno and house music festival, ARC has announced its initial lineup. The infamous festival has rapidly grown since its first debut, ARC heads into its third year firmly rooted as a fan-favorite in the global festival circuit, continuing to bring in internationally renowned talent to the birthplace of house music. Over its short span, ARC has already grounded and established a legacy as a music event uniting scenes and connects communities. Inviting iconic label parties to collaborate, creating an international scale. ARC continues to expand as a leading name in the global scene by shining a spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of Chicago house music and bridging the genre’s local and global pioneers with the next generation of world-class artists. The 2023 edition will be taking place September 1-3 at Union Park.

In the dance music community, Labor Day is the weekend when multiple festivals take place. It solidifies the closing weekend of the festival season, bringing together multiple genre communities and creating new memories. There are many reasons why ARC Festival should be on your festival calendar but we highlighted five important reasons that make the house music and techno festival so unique. 


Underground Artists

This year’s lineup showcases a wide variety of house music and techno, inviting global international DJs and producers. ARC Festival highlights and provides an opportunity for upcoming underground artists. The 2023 ARC ballot features talented underground artists in the likes of UK upbeat house music DJ and producer Fleur Shore, with her wild and elaborate production. Australian-based DJ and producer, Mall Grab will take over the decks with his vibrant attitude and style of sound. The Australian operates at a fast pace and a dangerously high frequency that has been impossible to ignore. Turkish DJ and producer, Carlita will bring her inventive talent and psychedelic sound to the ARC festival. Her sound materialized from Insanbal, incorporating her Turkish roots and instrumental percussions to create her own unique and distinctive take on house and techno. Along with the heavyweight techno and house music icons taking over the stages at ARC, the festival will not be complete without the upcoming talent.


Elrow Returns as Stage Host

Spanish party outfit Elrow will return to ARC. The iconic loco fiesta will bring its signature love and dance and colorful vibes for elrow’s takeover. Known for its renowned psychedelic production and outrageous surprises, performers and hijinx have made it one of the most celebrated brands in the world. Elrow is touching down bespoke events annually in Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, London, Dubai, Miami, Las Vegas, Sydney, and many more essential markets. This year at ARC Festival, elrow will represent its only festival stage takeover in the USA.


Eric Prydz presents HOLO

Eric Prydz returns this year with his iconic HOLO show. The magnificent event takes dancers on a journey through sight and sounds with his jaw-dropping 3D visuals. The eye-popping, mindblowing visuals are unique all their own, becoming a viral sensation through social media. It's a treat and a dream to be a part of the experience,  at a HOLO show, you are entering the mind of Eric Prydz. HOLO has toured many festivals such as Tomorrowland, and Creamfields, but never at an American festival, making its debut US festival appearance. Techno legend Adam Beyer also makes his return following last year’s monumental back-to-back with Prydz’ Cirez D alias. Perhaps the two might perform a surprise set, who knows?


Chicago Icons

Chicago has shaped the dance music industry for decades, some of the most famous house and techno talent emerged from the city. Without Chicago house, there would be no dance music. From the early days of dance music, Chicago was one of the first cities to experience the global phenomenon. The lineup would not be complete without its house music architects such as Derrick Carter. His sets are rooted in-house, but he freely travels outside club tastes, seamlessly incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz, and whatever catches his fancy. The bonafide house legend, Gene Farris has been molding the scene since the beginning. He's been pushing musical boundaries for close to three decades, from spinning at underground warehouse parties in the early 90s to working with the current crop of world-leading labels and artists. International DJ, singer, songwriter, and landmark figure of dance music, Colette. She first gained attention when she started singing over her DJ mixes and became a resident at Chicago’s SmartBar. She teamed up with the legendary house and techno artists for some of her biggest singles and releases. Including DJ Heather who is also on this year’s ARC lineup. DJ Heather is another Chicago household native who has been lighting up the dance floors with her unique rhythms and catchy beats. Trailblazer, DJ Lady D has been playing internationally as well as in Chicago’s major nightclubs for the better part of two decades. She has garnered a loyal following and reputation as a headliner. Fall in line alongside acid-house artist Hiroko Yamamura. Once she hits the decks, the isolation melts away as she lights up dance floors with an homage to the House, Acid, and techno sounds that shaped the Chicago Rave Sound. Alongside are some Detroit pioneers like Carl Craig, Moodymann, and DJ Minx.


Festival Experience

Over the past three-year expansion, the ARC festival has come a long way from a two-day festival to a full weekend event. Inviting global and local talented artists and impressive lineups each year that alone will draw huge crowds across the country. Every festival strives to be the best and offer the greatest experience to every attendee and artist. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate afterparties across Auris Presents and ARC partner venues RADIUS, Cermak Hall, PRYSM, Concord Music Hall, and more. ARC AFTER DARK will soon release upcoming before and after parties to keep the momentum going throughout the entire weekend. Snag your party passes. Every festival has an information page, but ARC is the only festival that has a hotline. People can call the active number for a special message from the artists of ARC, special promotions, and secret information about the festival. Call 312-897-2030 and leave ARC a special message. The city of Chicago will be transformed by the inspirational cultural movement of house music. Attendees will be surrounded by impeccable art and decor, handmade statues, and creative sculptures plus innovative side activities and vendors. The Auris Presents team will lead these efforts, bringing decades of unique event experience and curation across their independent endeavors.


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Just halfway through the incredible summer season with massive festivals worldwide, and today, Insomniac Events surprised the community with a mind-blowing full lineup drop of EDC Orlando. Set to perform at the three-day affair this November 11-13, 2022. Once again, EDC will take over Orlando’s Tinker Field. The colorful celebration with sunshine and positive energy will host plenty of elite performers and up-and-coming acts. The festival will include the highly anticipated sunset performances with Kaskade Redux, Dom Dolla, Above & Beyond, and more. EDC Orlando will also champion talented producers, including 999999999 (Hybrid Live/DJ Set), Green Velvet Presents La La Land, John Summit, Vintage Culture, Pauline Herr, Charlotte de Witte, plus over one hundred other artists. First debuted at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year, the kineticBLOOM will be on full display in Orlando, celebrating the growth of personal connections and the seed of a unique flower known over the last 26 years as the Electric Daisy.

Electric Daisy Carnival and Orlando have always brought a wide variety to every lineup each year, raising the bar in creativity and lineup curating. Each year, Insomniac sets high standards and never slows down to engage in creating new experiences. Festival goers always return every year because it delivers a different experience. More festival activities, unique drinks specials, immersive actors and performers, and iconic DJ sets. EDC grows each year, inviting more talented artists and attracting more attendees. Throughout its eleven years, EDC Orlando has evolved into a major festival in the United States. It's a celebration of all the successful years the festival created with all the loving fans. Here are some exciting and fun facts about EDC Orlando. 


EDC is a cashless event

It can be annoying not being able to use cash at EDC. There is an option for cash to be exchanged onsite for a prepaid card with the merchants.  But who wants to do that? However, we are living in a new age where everyone is using a phone, and everything is digital. EDC accepts Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Paying cashless does make lines go a little faster when buying merch, food, or beverages. Unless the systems go down.


Five Stages

Many of Insomniac’s signature brands will champion EDC Orlando’s four iconic stages, including Dreamstate, Bassrush, Insomniac Records, and Factory 93. Plus, the main stage, known as kineticFIELD, adopts the same construction as Vegas. From ethereal trance music and heavy-hitting bass to the dance floor sounds of house and techno. Insomniac’s curated music lineups continue strengthening the behemoth's reach to electronic dance fans across all genres. The Ryno Bus Art Car will also host the best local talent from the region, including a day dedicated to Florida breaks.


Huge Crowd

Last year’s high-energy festival brought a sold-out crowd of 300,000 Headliners together for three days of blooming beats inspired by the nature of the kineticZEN festival theme. Since its first edition in 2011, Insomniac’s EDC Orlando festival has continued to grow in size, now totaling more than 40 acres of the insane festival experience. Now spanning five music stages, attendance nearly tripled in just the last three years. This year will draw an even more significant number of people with the rise of festival action and success rates.


The Vibe

Downtown Orlando’s lively hub of entertainment and nightlife will also transform into EDC Orlando’s official pre-party and afterparty destination. Throughout recent years, it has hosted various events across multiple nights. Full performance and venue details will be announced soon.


Tickets are on sale for EDC Orlando, with three-day GA passes starting at $199.99 and VIP passes starting at $399.99. Please visit the link purchase; while they are still at Tier 1, prices will increase and sell out.

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Imagine Music Festival continues its splash within the festival and dance music scene. Phase two of their 2022 lineup, the news continues with the new location in Kingston Downs, Georgia, USA. On September 16 and 18, world-class headliners, underground talent, and local artists will create new memories with attendees. In addition, Imagine continues to build its reputation of a massive lineup with stage takeovers, and back-to-back sets.

The second wave features Bombays; Bonnie X Clyde Presents Tears in Paradise; Crush Club; Dombresky; Dom Dolla; Habstrakt; James Kennedy; John Summit; Kayzo; LSDream; LP GIOBBI; Moore Kismet; Ravenscoon; Said the Sky, and Sidepiece. This all-camping festival will have more surprises to come. The lineup also features underground and local talent. Here are the top artists you should check out. Expanding the mind and music palette has always been a favorite at any festival; however, the best discoveries are at camping festivals.



Viv Castle

The emerging artist is a British-born DJ and producer based in Atlanta, GA. While living in the UK, his first taste of dance music came in the late 80s and early 90s while going to clubs like Manchester’s legendary Haçienda and Thunderdome. He is taking over the tech-house scene by storm. His sound is recognizable and delightful, with multiple releases on notorious record labels.  His dedication to the community and love for music helps provide him with the opportunity to impact fans worldwide. The sky is the limit for him and his music.

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DOMII

She is one of the Southeast's favorite and most respected DJs and producers in the dance music scene. She is making creative waves both stateside and across the planet by bringing unique and raw style with her live performances and original music. As a fixture in the Southeast music scene, she has spearheaded “Housework CLT.” She’s a huge advocate in the LBGTQ+ community, which led her to collaborate with Nomad Talent to create an event called “Girls Room,” celebrating queer women in music. As a DJ, she has massive control over the decks and crowd. She has vast potential and passion within the dance music industry.

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Otica

Pronounced “ah-tica,” he is one of the top upcoming house DJs and producers. He makes waves in the underground house music scene with multiple original tracks based in Atlanta, GA. His catchy tunes and warm vibes transcend throughout his range of sound. He collaborates with different artists giving them opportunities. ‘Take My Hand’ is a hot favorite that will soon be a worldwide anthem. 

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Sam Wolfe

This Atlanta-based DJ and producer are known for becoming the hottest up-and-coming act in the American Techno scene. Although he has a string of ultra-successful releases dropped throughout the last two years, he’s now been picked up and signed exclusively by UMEK. In addition, he is currently performing all over North and Central America on his ‘Disruption’ tour. The talented DJ is now a significant force in the States and rapidly growing in the underground techno scene. He is poised to become one of North America’s new generation of Techno icons.

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Justtjokay

The multi-talented artist is a vocalist and songwriter born in Florida but raised in Georgia. TJ and his older brother Dariansincebirth have made power moves in the EDM world with so many heavy bass tracks. As well as some insane house tunes as a duo by the name of Jimmy Wit An H. After starting his solo vocal project as “Justtjokay,” he has been able to showcase more of the many sounds he has. TJ began as a producer in studio engineering, songwriting, and vocal recording. He formed a production group called The Saviours Music Group and produced under a Deep House/Chill House alias known as dcomprss. He constantly expands his musical elements by dabbling with other ranges in music, such as a downtempo, deep house, G-House, and slap-house.

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Marsh

This LA-based, UK-born producer continues to tell his story of healing and inner peace through his euphoric deep, and progressive house sound. His signature flair in crafting emotive dancefloor hits has led him to remix from top heavyweights. He’s one of the top artists on the Anjunadeep label, where he first began his career. He’s made a few appearances on guest mixes for Above & Beyond and Joris Voorn. It's common to get lost in the vibes and emotions when he’s behind the decks.

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The aquatic-themed festival will be set in an organic oasis, featuring three days of the world's best DJs, artists, and performances on master-crafted stages, poised to dive into 'A New World' at Kingston Downs. Imagine Music Festival will provide fans with enhanced infrastructure, including paved roads, an expanded footprint, and topography with proper drainage than previous sites. Fans can also expect workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and more. General Admission and VIP passes are still available for the three-day festival. All weekend festival passes now include GA Tent-Only camping access and early Thursday arrival. VIP passes with express entry into the festival and other exclusive perks. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event. 

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Summer is officially here! Other countries flourish during the dance music festival season. People from their native land travel fair for their specific destination festivals. After waiting so long because of the travel bans, this is the year when the biggest festivals make their most significant return. Some countries gear up all year long for one festival; others have over seventy hundred weekend festivals. Festivals in Europe are a completely different world compared to American festivals. There always are clean toilets, including general admission, well-organized security, and some of the most incredible locations imaginable. If anyone plans an overseas trip, these festivals are worth traveling to for the ultimate experience. These are just a few out of the massive list of European festivals.


Secret Project

Secret Project - Portimao Beach, Portugal | June 17-18

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An emerging festival born in the prospering underground scene of downtown Los Angeles. Fusing art, cutting-edge technology, and exceptionally curated house and techno music, the festival is known for its daytime moments, ready to grow beyond its origin. It focuses on a spectrum of underground electronic sound that has always been represented. The festival debuted to great acclaim in Europe with a sold-out crowd of nearly 20,000 attendees during ADE. Secret Project now expands to Portugal for a more organic and sun-kissed affair. It is on sweeping sandy beaches with dramatic limestone rock formations and stunning ocean views.


Kappa Futur Festival

Torino, Italy | July 1-3

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This is an all-techno festival and is one of the biggest festivals in Europe. It’s located in Torino, Italy, and this year it extended the program to three days. Inviting over sixty-five international artists, twenty-four Italian performers, and over fifty thousand participants from over eighty countries. They were the first Italian festival to introduce cashless technology to purchase goods and services at the Festival through a loyalty card. This year’s catalog of techno artists performing at KFF will be the top elite headliners and local talent. Bringing the best of techno artists to date. Each year the city of Torin is taken over by techno and Kappa Futur Festival.


Electric Castle

Romania | July 13-17

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Romania’s most prominent festival returns to Transylvania at Bánffy Castle. It is one of the only festivals in the world where artists and DJs can perform at an old castle. Taking place next to the iconic 15th-century, in the pristine nature of Transylvania, Electric Castle surprises at every edition with a creative lineup, touching a diversity of genres with new media installations and music performances. It's no wonder that the festival was voted the best European festival. Its breathtaking scenery and historical surroundings create an out-of-the-ordinary way of living and feeling. Some of the most legendary sets and performances emerged from Electric Castle, top headlining acts from all forms of dance music. It is creating a vibe and producing elements with unimaginable creativity to create iconic sets and experiences. 


Tomorrowland

Boom, Belgium | July 15-17 | July 22-24 | July 29-31

Not one, not two, but three weekends of Tomorrowland this year! It's been years since festival-goers could attend the motherland of music festivals. In celebration of their most significant return in history is extending to three back-to-back weekends. I can’t imagine who has the funds and energy to do all three weekends. Each year the festival sells out within minutes. This year was record-breaking. The complete camping festival entertains campers at the DreamVille stage with a pre-party. The entire country and city of Boom come together to celebrate Tomorrowland with multiple city and local pre-parties. It's an experience all on its own between the food, attendees, production, and decorations. One of the only festivals in the world with its airline and European travel package, Global Journey. The lineup includes top global artists and local Belgian DJs. It welcomes over eight hundred of the world's finest electronic artists to one giant dance floor performing at over fifteen stages. The festival has earned the name of the best festival in the world.


Awakenings Festival

Spaarnwoude Houtrak, Netherlands | July 29 - 31

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The 100% all techno festival will host no less than nine areas, both outdoor stages and tents. It is located at Spaarnwoude Houtrak, just outside of Amsterdam. Awakenings has a unique style with top-quality stage design and immersive light shows. It’s one of my personal all-time favorite music festivals. It’s all techno; I have witnessed some of the best sets and performances. This year will have over 80,000 attendees and over one hundred techno DJs. Every artist plays to their total capacity. For the first time in history, attendees will be able to stay the night at our Festival. To get the complete experience, Awakenings is extending to a three-weekend. The ticket gives people access to the festival & extensive camping program each night.


Fresh Wave Festival

Banja Luka | Aug 11-13

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Celebrating ten years of electronic music! The festival returns this year for its biggest event to date. They are located along the Kastel Fortress's walls, on the Vrbas River's left bank. It's home to the biggest festival in Bosnia. In addition to the complete infrastructure are the unique bars, DJ stages, and thick shade under the canopy. Plus, the festival visitors can enjoy rafting. and have unforgettable moments on the magnificent traditional Dayak boat rides. Along with purchasing a festival ticket, attendees can camp for FREE! This year’s lineup is an array of different realms of techno and house music. The lineup features Hernán Cattáneo, Claptone, Hot Since 82, Technasia, Sama’ Abdulhadi, and Adam Beyer


Creamfields

UK | Aug. 25-28

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The motherland of festivals celebrates its 25 anniversary. It's an electronic dance music festival series founded and organized by British club promoter Cream. It was first held in 1998 in Winchester, then moved to its current location on the Daresbury Estate in Cheshire. During the Platinum Jubilee weekend, it recently closed out its first edition of Creamfields South at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The original festival has attracted over one hundred thousand attendees. It’s home to one of the most thought-out forward-thinking festival production. Where iconic DJs and producers perform the most legendary sets of their entire musical careers. The festival brand has expanded internationally to multiple countries Hong Kong and Thailand. The festival is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious music event.


Mysteryland

The Netherlands | Aug 26-28

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It’s one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands. Visitors can immerse in a magical festival experience all weekend long. It's both a Weekend and Camping Festival. Camping visitors will enjoy a full weekend program, including an extra festival day on Friday and an exclusive afterparty on both Friday and Saturday. More than 300 of the world’s most famous artists, including the likes of DJ Snake, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Alan Walker, Carl Cox, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Volvox, Tijana T, Dom Dolla, Kapuchon, Sefa, Ran-D, and Ronnie Flex & The Fam. Located in Haarlemmermeer and attracting 100,000 visitors from over 100 different countries. Spreading out the acts over 22 breathtaking stages, in both open-air as in huge tents with laser shows and state-of-the-art sound systems, Mysteryland has something for everyone. Now completing the star-studded 2022 lineup, the countdown to a legendary end of the festival summer can begin.


Solardo Presents HIGHER

Dubrovnik, Croatia | Sept. 23-27

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Solardo announces its largest festival with its own charm and character and will be brought to life with world-class sound and production. Attendees can expect many stunning views over the walled city and glistening sea, with breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Every day as festival-goers can enjoy beachside takeovers, pool and fortress parties, and terrace sessions like no other. There is a wide variety of accommodation options for Higher, including the elegant suites, luxury spa, and spectacular views of Valamar Lacroma, the beautiful Valamar Argosy Hotel with its fine restaurant, terrace, wellness zone and infinity pool, the exquisite 5* Valamar Collection Dubrovnik just a few minutes from the Old Town and Tirena Sunny Hotel. Dubrovnik is a high-class musical getaway in a beautiful location with some of the underground's most vital DJ talent. The first wave of names includes Marco Carola, FJAAK, Nicole Moudaber, Mall Grab, Maya Jane Coles, Vintage Culture, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Foss, and many more.