The first electronic dance music festival that I went to was the U.S. debut of The Weeknd and Future Islands at Madison Square Garden in New York City. That was also my first experience watching a band with front people, guitars, and drums and not a DJ. What a difference it made. There were a lot more people up on the stage, dancing and having a good time. But it still felt odd not being the only visitor in this special club. After that, I started going to more electronic dance music festivals.
Now, there are rave music festivals all over the world, but they are mostly for international visitors. At these events, there is no one to judge you or the artist you love. That’s why these festivals are very intimate, without a lot of people around, just the DJs and the artists. These electronic dance music festivals are for lovers and DJs who want to bring the rave parties to their homes, clubs, and bars. These parties can still take place at hotels, clubs and bars with a small space, but they are often too small to house a DJ.
The next electronic dance music festivals that I attended were Coachella Music Fest in California, and Coachella Country Music Festival in the state of North Carolina. The former is a week long party hosted by the owner of the California golf course, and the latter has country music performances every night from talented local musicians. Both are sold out, and the tickets are expensive. Fortunately, if you plan well enough, you can still get a refund at least twenty-four hours before the festival starts.
The major difference between the two electronic dance music festivals was the number of people at each event. In coachella, about a hundred people would be dancing on the main stage. But the smaller venues, like the ones in the north of the state, were filled with enthusiastic ravers. At one of the events I went to, there were over three hundred people, and all of them were dancing to one of the many live sets by local and international artists. The audience was much older, and most were there to listen to the live sets, and dance to the DJ’s. The vibe was perfect.
A few weeks later, my friends and I went to a giant outdoor barbeque in the middle of an empty field. It was called the Insomniac, and it was the largest outdoor party I had ever been to. There were so many people, including kids, young adults, and seniors, that it seemed like a family reunion. At the head of the line were about eight or nine people who were all there for the same reason, and that reason alone: to celebrate the release of their latest album.
The biggest and best music festivals around the world are still held in Europe, and they are attracting huge audiences each year. However, if you are not from Europe, the United States, or New Zealand, it is probably pretty hard to hear about these festivals because the radio stations are not broadcasting from overseas countries. That is why I started talking about electronic dance music festivals in Australia and Canada in 2021. Many people from those countries have not heard about them until now. I thought I should let everyone know about the festivals so they could make plans to attend.
The first festival, I will talk about were the ones in the United Kingdom. The only thing I can say about the UK festivals is that they were not as popular as they are now. The only place that I have been able to find information about the underground UK festivals is through online forums and message boards. The reason I like these forums and message boards is that they are free for anyone to use. I can post my question about electronic dance music festivals to the forum, and any member can reply to me. If you are from the United Kingdom and you want to attend one of the upcoming UK festivals, I recommend making a post on a forum so I can let everybody know about it.
The next festival I am going to tell you about are the German festivals called Emslie and Neuverte Festival. If you live in Germany and are interested in attending one of these festivals, you should make a post on the German forums I use to hang out in. They are very popular and pretty full of people who are interested in attending these festivals. I was able to find some links to the most important sites associated with this festival.