The warm breeze carries the sound of music along the Eastern Seaboard. Yes bass babies, it is festival season. Here is Electronic Current’s list of EDM gatherings in and around the Tri-State area.
May 23-26 Bethel Woods, New York.
Who To See: Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Fedde le Grand, Moby, Dillon Francis, Kaskade
The Vibes: Bring out your inner trippy hippie at the site of 1969’s Woodstock with a healing pad aroma experience, The Teddy Bear Shrine, Live Wild Love Note Tipi! Truly an immersive experience.
EDC New York
May 24-25 Met Life Stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Who To See: Bassnectar, DJ Snake, Hardwell, Afrojack, Adventure Club, Nero, New World Punx, Tiesto
The Vibes: Complete sensory overload with the famous owl stage shipped in from Vegas, full-sized carnival rides, and surreal art installations. A dreamscape for kandi kids.
June 6-8 Randall’s Island, New York.
Who To See: Skrillex, Disclosure, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, The Glitch Mob, The Bloody Beetroots, RJD2, and non-electronic headliners…
The Vibes: Good clean fun for everyone overlooking Manhattan complete with art installations, face painting, and a silent disco. Enjoy a treat from local favorites like Habana Outpost and Crif Dogs.
June 13-15 Soldier Field. Chicago, Illinois.
Who To See: Tiesto, Knife Party, Pretty Lights, Diplo, Kaskade, Big Gigantic, Bingo Players, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavillion, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi
The Vibe: Massive rager with a high-energy, youthful audience coming to see big artists.
Electric Forest Festival
June 26-29 Rothbury, Michigan.
Who To See: The Glitch Mob, Booka Shade, EOTO, Paper Diamond, Steve Angello, Excision, Moby, 12th Planet, Bro Safari, Zeds Dead
The Vibes: A surreal fantasy kingdom for forest spirits with intricate temples, trees dripping with lights, and even a water park! The nature lovers’ alternative to EDC.
The Hudson Project
July 11-13 Winston Farm. Saugerties, New York.
Who To See: Bassnectar, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Moby, STS9, Big Gigantic, Excision, Griz
The Vibes: Yoga, tasty treats, camping, good tunes… Pretty standard for the late 20s crowd.
July 24-26 Rickey’s Farm. Vernon, New Jersey.
Who To See: Papadosio, EOTO, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, Random Rab, Cosby Sweater, Skytree
The Vibes: A small albeit sparkling psychedelic bass gathering complete with an after hours silent disco, 3D mapping, art stage, and organic food vendors. This is a real camping venue, no fancy showers like Mysteryland.
B.A.D.A.S.S. Big Dub Festival
July 30- August 3 Four Quarters Farm. Artemas, Pennsylvania.
Who To See: Alvin Risk, Break Science, Dieselboy, Frankie Bones, Setter, Gladkill, Protohype, Torro Torro
The Vibes: Heavy Dub lovers unite at this small festival complete with fireworks, a hammock haven, silent disco, swimming hole, and workshops on poi, fire art, crafting, sex, spirituality, and more.
Gathering of the Vibes
July 31 – August 3 Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Who To See: Disco Biscuits, EOTO, Dopapod, and non electronic artists.
The Vibes: Laid back and family friendly, not majority electronic.
August 15-16 Falcon Park. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Who To See: Lenny Dee, Satronica, Treachery, Synthwulf, Kardiak, Qontrollers, Integrity, Squiggles, Mighty Mike Saga, Destabilizers
The Vibes: OG kandi kids getting down to hard style. Kandi making, hooping, glass blowing, fire spinning, and swimming.
August 29-31 Randall’s Island, New York.
Who To See: David Guetta, Dada Life, Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Knife Party, Laidback Luke, Kaskade, Alesso, Jack U, Dash Berlin
The Vibes: The focus is definitely on the music with many stages, some 3D, and great music throughout the day. Watch the sunset over Manhattan as the bass drops.