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EDM and Rave Festivals 2024

2024 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for Rave festivals. The world is thawing from a global sickness. Many new ravers have never been to a party or festival because of recent events. Loads of people are rethinking their careers and places in the world. Let’s travel to some epic rave parties and EDM festivals from Canada to Europe and beyond!

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What to Expect at Rave and EMD Festivals in 2024

EDM and rave festivals are some of the most exhilarating events out there. With the advancements in technology, the possibilities for these events are seemingly endless. As we look to the future and the year 2024, what can we expect from these festivals?

One thing that has been trending in today’s EDM and rave festivals is the integration of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. With technological advancements, in 2024 we can expect to see these experiences taken to the next level. With cutting-edge VR and AR technology, attendees can explore virtual and augmented realities that will be larger than life.

Another trend that will likely continue to grow in the years to come is using interactive elements at festivals. We can expect to see more and more interactivity at festivals as technology becomes more advanced. This could be anything from interactive screens to large-scale art installations with motion and sound control to projection mapping and interactive lighting.

Finally, we can expect to see more eco-friendly and sustainable practices implemented in rave and EDM festivals. The music and festival industry is more aware of their environmental impact than ever. We expect to see more initiatives to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint in the coming years.

Overall, EDM and rave festivals in 2024 will offer attendees a unique and unforgettable experience. With technological advancements, we can expect to see larger-than-life VR and AR experiences, interactive elements, and sustainable practices. So if you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, check out an EDM or rave festival in 2024!

JANUARY Rave Festivals

Day Zero Tulum 2024: Tulum, Mexico – January 12, 2024

Every second of the day, from dusk to dawn, is woven into the fabric of the venue’s vitality. The Day Zero experience rests on the pillars of immersion and cultural connectedness. The best electronic music in the world may be experienced in an environment where people are in tune with their surroundings and themselves. Click here for more information.

Groove Cruise: Miami, Florida – January 24-28, 2024

Escape the cold and head to the tropics this winter with Groove Cruise. With one of the best festival lineups of the season and a killer backdrop, you’re going to have a super sweet time.

BPM FESTIVAL: COSTA RICA – January 24-28, 2024

The BPM Festival, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians,” was created in 2008 and held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, until 2017. It had grown to a ten-day festival with a 70,000+ global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers, and industry professionals. BPM parties were hosted day and night at multiple venues throughout the beach resort town. Click here for more information.

SNEEUWBAL WINTER FESTIVAL: Utrecht, The Netherlands, January 27, 2024

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Sneeuwbal Winterfestival will take place in the city park “Park Transwijk” in the center of Utrecht. There are heated and shaded areas, but there is much to do outside. Click here for more information.

FEBRUARY Rave Festivals

Gem & Jam: Tucson, Arizona – February 2-4, 2024

Gem and Jam is the ultimate winter escape. Join a weekend of sun, music, food, and more! Gem & Jam is a festival with everything – from country music to EDM. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to camp or get away from the cold for a weekend, this is your destination.

WOBBLELAND: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – February 3, 2024

Get your bass on at Wobbleland! We have a constantly updated lineup of amazing headliners and local talent playing different types of bass music, including dubstep, trap, & drum, and bass. Shake your body in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Click here for more information.

Igloo Fest: Montreal, Canada – February 14, 2024

People who live in cold climates do crazy things based on a dare. “Throw a party outside in the dead of winter…?” Deal. Igloo Fest will be 16 years old in 2024. Like any 16-year-old, they are up to no good, featuring everyone in vintage snow suites and a YETI or two. The 2024 lineup will include Eli & Fur (always a good time), Yotto, and Ben Böhmer. Click here for more information.

BODY LANGUAGE FESTIVAL: Downtown Tempe, Arizona – February 16-17, 2024

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Body Language Festival will head to Downtown Tempe at 5th Street and Maple Avenue. Our two main stages will be placed in the streets of Downtown Tempe, centrally located near Mill Avenue and ASU. We have a variety of artists coming to the festival this year, including some of the hottest names in dance music. Click here for more information.

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MARCH Rave Festivals

CRSSD FESTIVAL SPRING 2024: Waterfront, San Diego – March 2, 2024

CRSSD FESTIVAL SPRING 2023

With this now annual springtime event, CRSSD Festival visits downtown San Diego’s, Waterfront Park. In addition to some fantastic underground DJs, the electronic-heavy festival has recently added indie rock to its schedule. Lineup all-stars: ODESZA, Polo & Pan, Purple Disco Machine, and Seth Troxler. Click here for more information.

DON’T LET DADDY KNOW: AMSTERDAM – March 2, 2024

Don’t Let Daddy Know is one of the best and most stunning music venues in The Netherlands, after many sold-out performances throughout the globe. #DLDKAMSTERDAM 2024, which will feature Swedish heavyweight Alesso as its headlining act, is sure to be an experience of epic proportions once in a lifetime. Click here for more information.

SXM Festival: St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Caribbean, March 11-18


The SXM Festival completely occupies both the French side of St. Martin and the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. Situated around 300 km east of Puerto Rico and south of Anguilla, this event spans a week, offering an immersive EDM festival encounter. It features 10 venues spread along the coastlines and reaching into the mountains, each offering different levels of accessibility.


Beyond Wonderland Socal: San Bernadino, California – March 22-23, 2024

Beyond Wonderland features a bizarre cast of characters pulled from an alternative Alice in Wonderland universe and set in Southern California. Check out our full article on Beyond Wonderland Socal 2023.


Ultra Music Festival: Miami, Florida – March 22-24, 2024

Ultra Music Festival: rave festival 2023

Named after the Ultra Music Label, the festival was founded in 1999. It is held at  Bayfront Park in downtown Miami and typically spans three days. Ultra has shows all around the world under the same name.

Ultra Music Festival is one of the world’s largest EDM festivals, held annually in Miami, Florida. With over 170,000 attendees and hundreds of artists, Ultra Music Festival is sure to be one of the biggest EDM events in 2024.

Winter Music Conference is held at the same time and is also owned by the Ultra label.

DGTL FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 2023 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – March 29-31, 2024

DGTL FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

The DGTL Festival has grown from its beginnings as an electronic music festival in Amsterdam to become a worldwide event. The top names in mainstream and underground techno are invited to perform as part of DGTL’s extensive lineup. The staff behind the scenes pushes the boundaries of visual art with extraordinary installations.

APRIL Rave Festivals


TIME WARP FESTIVAL: Mannheim, Germany – April 5-6, 2024

TIME WARP FESTIVAL

An annual electronic music festival called Time Warp was founded in Mannheim, Germany.
In 1994, Ludwigshafen’s “Walzmühle” hosted the debut. DJ legends including Sven Väth, Carl Cox, and Richie Hawtin have been present at every spring event at the Mannheim Maimarkthalle since it opened in 2000. 2019 marked the festival’s 25th anniversary in Germany, and, like previous years, it was sold out.
Since 2005, the Time Warp Festival has also traveled worldwide, making stops in Prague, Vienna, Turin, Milan, Zurich, and the Netherlands regularly from 2008 to 2014.

Looking for another Time Warp Festival? Check out our Raves in New York list.

Want to party in Texas? Check out our list of Raves in Texas.

Utopiafest: Burnet, Texas – April 5-9, 2024

Utopiafest 2024 is an exciting event that will last for two days. It will provide a unique opportunity to experience live music, camping, yoga, and more. Features include two main stages with no overlapping sets and free car camping, lake swimming, yoga, and hiking. This festival offers an incredible chance to relax in nature and enjoy the company of friends in an inviting atmosphere of music, art, and community. With its stunning location and one-of-a-kind experiences, Utopiafest 2024 promises to be a truly special event not to be missed. Explore more Raves in Texas now!

PARADISE BLUE FESTIVAL: Cancun, Mexico – April 26-28, 2024

PARADISE BLUE FESTIVAL raves 2023

Enjoy a luxurious vacation, attend private concerts by your favorite musicians, and take back lifelong memories of headbanging on the beach with your closest friends. The return of Excision’s vacation destination event, Paradise Blue, to Cancun, Mexico! Headbangers from all around the world will assemble at Paradise Blue for a fantastical getaway.

Want to party in New York? Check out our Raves in New York list!

LEVITATION: Austin, Texas – April 26-28, 2024

Founded by local psych heroes, The Black Angels, this DIY fest is like nothing else on the Texas festival schedule. Check out or list of Raves in Texas.
Levitation 2024 has pushed out editions to Vancouver and Paris, but the flagship festival is in Texas.

MAY Rave Festivals


EDC: Las Vegas – May 17-19, 2024

EDC or Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the preeminent EDM festivals in 2024. The three-day blockbuster festival welcomed almost a quarter million people in 2019. The massive festival, healed at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, features rides, different stages, a downtown, burning man-esque art, and an immersive experience that takes Las Vegas to new heights.

I am an old-school raver, so I was happy to see some of my heroes like Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Bueren, and Ritchie Hawtin on the 2022 lineup. New school kids will love ZEDD, Zeds Dead, and ZHU.

Are you thinking of partying in Texas? Discover more Raves in Texas now!

Lightning In A Bottle: Buena Vista Lake, Bakersfield, California – May 22-27, 2024

Experience the magic of Lightning In A Bottle 2024! Get ready to be enchanted by the best lineup, most creative art, and most passionate attendees. Whether you’re a first-timer or a long-time fan, you’ll find something special at this boutique festival that will stay. Click here to see our list of Raves in California!

IT’S THE SHIP- Festival At Sea: Korea – May 23-26, 2024

IT’S THE SHIP- Festival At Sea

After a three-year break, IT’S THE SHIP is finally taking to the seas again. This time, they will depart from Singapore on May 23-26 of the following year.

The largest maritime festival in Asia, typically at the end of the year, will take place in the spring for three days and two nights. Could this be seen as a second sailing date in 2024 or as a long-term change in the tides for all upcoming sailings? The Genting Dream, the cruise ship that shipmates have called their home away from home for the past three years, will continue. Click here for more information.


CERCLE Festival: Location TBA – May 25-26, 2024

CERCLE has exploded onto the dance music scene featuring immersive location-specific DJ sets. Their goal is to bring people to places of natural and cultural importance while showcasing world-class dance music talents. They held a 2022 festival at the National Air and Space Museum of France in Dugny. CERCLE’s aesthetic attracts the biggest names with their festival drawing Above & Beyond and Maceo Plex. 2024 should hold some interesting surprises for CERCLE.

UBBI DUBBI FESTIVAL 2023: Panthers Island Pavilion, FT Worth, Texas – May 25-26, 2024

The Ubbi Dubbi Festival will come to the heart of Texas from April 22nd to 23rd. It’s one of our favorite Raves in Texas. With a plethora of electronic acts, this festival is not one to miss. They have something for everyone, from house and dubstep to techno and trap.

If you’re interested in attending, head to their website for more information on tickets, lineup, and location.

JUNE Rave Festivals

Forbidden Kingdom: Orlando Amphitheater, Central Florida Fairgrounds – June 7-8, 2024

Forbidden Kingdom rave festival

This year, you’ll find the Forbidden Kingdom waiting to take you on a fantastical journey into the world of bass music. Experience the largest musical event in Florida, happening this June. You’ll be immersed in an oasis of sound playing across two days in Central Florida Fairgrounds. Click here for more information.

Don’t miss our write-up on the Florida Rave Scene.

GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY – June 2024

The Governors Ball Music Festival is an annual music festival in New York City. It is held in June on Randall’s Island Park and features an eclectic lineup of musicians across multiple genres.

In 2023, the Governors Ball Music Festival is expected to offer an even bigger and more diverse lineup. Some of the most anticipated acts include Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Odesza, Lauv, Diplo, Haim, Snail Mail, and more.

In addition to the musical performances, there will also be a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, art installations, and interactive experiences. There will also be an array of activities and attractions to keep attendees entertained throughout the weekend.

The Governors Ball Music Festival is an unforgettable experience for fans of all genres of music. With its diverse lineup, multiple activities, and vibrant atmosphere, 2023’s Governors Ball Music Festival promises to be one of the best yet.

Don’t miss our Raves in New York post!


Electric Forest: Rothbury, Michigan – June 20-23, 2024

Electric Forest 2024 is perfect for all the hippy chicks and forest elves. Held in Sherwood Forest in Michigan, Electric Forest is unique for a host of reasons:

  • It has EDM as well as jam bands and traditional music acts.
  • Electric Forest is held in a forest. That’s trippy.
  • They have on-site glamping and fancy pants overnight options!

Want to party in New York? Check out our Raves in New York list!


Beyond Wonderland PNW: The Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington – June 22-23, 2024

This 2024, one of California’s biggest and most well-known Beyond Wonderland PNW festivals will visit Washington (after an incredible two years)

With Insomniac bringing their top-notch festival production, amazing EDM lineup, and huge campsites, The Gorge is one of the most breathtaking festival locations in the whole world. EDM enthusiasts from all over the country should make the trip to attend this first premiere! Check out our list of raves in California!

JULY Rave Festivals


ULTRA EUROPE: Croatia – July 12-14, 2024

ULTRA EUROPE rave festival 2023

The wildly popular Ultra Festival’s European edition, held each year on Croatia’s picturesque Dalmatian Coast, has grown to become one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. Expect anything from a huge stadium to small-scale beach parties because the multi-venue festival is notorious for switching locations around Split.

Find your rave bae and head over to Ultra!

Audiotistic: Mountain View, California – July 2024

This summer, experience a whole new world of sound at Audiotistic! We’ve got the best of hip-hop, electronic music, and turntablism on one stage. Get ready to be taken on a musical journey with cutting-edge and forward-thinking styles of music. Join the Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco for unforgettable Raves in California!


TOMORROWLAND: Belgium – July 19-21 & 26-28, 2024

Since 2005 Tomorrowland has altered the landscape of EDM with a redefinition of what a rave could look like. With massive, colorful sets that envelop audiences, Tomorrowland became the place for headliner EDM DJ from Avicii to Carl Cox, from Tiesto to Hardwell, from Axwell to Steve Aoki. It’s the greatest festival on earth, according to DJ Magazine (and everyone else). Click here for more information.

Get ready for Raves in California!

Summer Meltdown Festival: Darrington, WA -Unconfirmed Dates

Get ready to experience the best music festival of the summer! The Summer Meltdown Festival is the ultimate destination for music lovers, featuring a lineup of renowned artists worldwide. Enjoy camping with friends, dancing under the stars, and exploring the Pacific Northwest’s stunning scenery. You won’t miss out on this summer’s most unforgettable memories! Check out our list of Raves in Washington.

AUGUST Rave Festivals

Watershed Music Festival: The Gorge Amphitheater – August 2-4, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Watershed Music Festival! From the breathtaking views of the Gorge Amphitheatre to the incredible lineup of country music artists, this festival is sure to be one you won’t forget. Enjoy three days of live music, delicious food, and great company. Check out our list of Raves in Washington.

Das Energi: Salt Lake City, Utah, August 9-10

Das Energi stands as Utah’s largest music festival, hosted at the renowned Great Saltair nestled along the shore of the Great Salt Lake. Revelers can expect an atmosphere reminiscent of Burning Man, as dancing and celebrating on the salt flats contribute to the festival’s unique ambiance. The diverse lineup showcases various genres, notably featuring top dubstep artists, many of whom hail from the region. Additionally, attendees can enjoy performances by numerous local artists from Salt Lake City’s vibrant nightlife scene.

Outside Lands: Golden Gate Park, California – August 9-11, 2024

Get ready for the ultimate music experience! Outside Lands 2024 is coming to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on August 9-11. Enjoy unforgettable live music performances and a vibrant festival atmosphere, all in one of the most iconic parks in the world. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the best urban festival around – get your tickets now! Check our list of Raves in California.

BASS CANYON 2024: Gorge Amphitheatre – August 16-18, 2024

Bass Canyon will be held at the Gorge Amphitheatre! This year we are bringing in some of the best bass artists for three days of non-stop headbanging, tons of bass, massive stage production, unforgettable sunsets, and more. Check out our list of Raves in Washington.


MYSTERYLAND: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands – August 30 – September 1, 2024

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Mysteryland is billed as the oldest dance festival in the Netherlands. The festival features multiple themed stages hosted by some of Holland’s most famous DJs. For example, Cocoon is hosted by Sven Väth and bares the name of his famous club in Ibiza. Heldeep is hosted by Oliver Heldens. Carl Cox, although not from the Netherlands, hosts Awesome Soundwave. So grab your rave bae and head over to Mysteryland!

SEPTEMBER Rave Festivals


Electric Zoo Festival: Randall’s Island Park, New York City – Unconfirmed Dates

One of New York City’s biggest music events, the Electric Zoo Festival, was founded in 2009 by Made Event. It showcased the biggest names in electronic music, bringing a diverse range of artists from all over the world and the spectrum of the genre’s different sub-genres. Electric Zoo has had international editions in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, and So Paulo.

Every year, Electric Zoo presents one of the world’s largest, most immersive festival experiences to celebrate the joy of electronic music. Check out our Raves in New York list!


Imagine Music Festival- Atlanta, Georgia – Unconfirmed Dates

Atlanta hosts the annual Imagine Festival, a US dance music festival with some of the biggest names in EDM, house music, and other genres.

Three days of the world’s top DJs, artists, and performances, including exquisite ocean art, will be part of the show. So grab your rave bae and head over to Imagine!


ULTRA JAPAN-Tokyo, Japan – September 14-15, 2024

Japan’s premier electronic music festival is called ULTRA JAPAN. As many as 100,000 people from around the world are expected to congregate in Japan for the original worldwide music event by Ultra Worldwide to experience the best DJs on the planet. Check out our blog about 90s Rave Fashion.

Nocturnal Wonderland: Glen Helen Regional Park, California – September 14-15, 2024

Experience an unforgettable weekend of music and art at Nocturnal Wonderland 2024! With over 50 of the top electronic DJs, three stages, and colorful luminescent art installations, you’ll be transported to an alternate world of wonder. Get ready to dance all night long in San Bernardino with Insomniac’s signature production! Click here to see Raves in California.


Lost Lands Festival: Thornville, Ohio – September 20-22, 2024

This September, visit the lovely Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, to experience Excision’s Lost Lands! Discover the magnificence of the prehistoric era, complete with dinosaurs. Excision personally selected the wild Lost Lands lineup, which is guaranteed to shake the fields to their very foundations. Get your tickets now and join us for the filthiest three days of bass you have ever encountered! See the best musicians from the last 65 million years! It’s one of our favorite rave festivals!

Check out our blog about 90s Rave Fashion for some outfit ideas!

October Rave Festivals

ACL Music Festival: Zilker Park in Austin, Texas – October 4-6 & 11-13, 2024

ACL Festival is a multi-day music festival that takes place annually in Austin, Texas. The festival features a diverse lineup of acts on stage every year, with over 100 performances to enjoy over the two weekends. Whether you’re looking for emerging talent or big names in the music industry, ACL Festival has something to offer everyone. With its unique combination of new and established musicians across multiple genres, ACL Festival will surely provide an unforgettable experience for music lovers everywhere.

If you’re interested in attending, head to their website for more information on tickets, lineup, and location. Check out or list of Raves in Texas.

Escape Halloween: NOS Event Center, San Bernardino, California – October 25-26, 2024

Escape Halloween is an annual electronic music festival over Halloween in Southern California. Escape Halloween, the latest festival in the excellent schedule by the company Insomniac, promises to give the festival goers an eerie atmosphere and a stellar electronic lineup. The festival takes Halloween seriously and has themed stages, interactive art installations, and costumed performers who stalk around the festival grounds. Check out our list of Raves in California.

November Rave Festivals

EDC Orlando – Unconfirmed Dates

Another epic event from Insomniac, EDC Orlando is one of the country’s top dance festivals. Boasting world class talent from Garrix to Afrojack, the production values at EDC are out of this world, backing up the legendary brand name: Electric Daisy Carnival. Check out our blog about 90s Rave Fashion for some outfit ideas, and bring your party pants for this one!

TIME WARP USA

When: Unconfirmed Dates
Where: The New York Expo Center, NY

Five years after our 26th-anniversary celebrations in Mannheim, they are returning to New York City for another edition of Time Warp US!

Join this November for a full weekend of music, dance, and technology for two unforgettable nights.

They will bring some of our favorite Time Warp family members and some exciting new faces for this special occasion. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the underground of electronic music and celebrate with us in the city that never sleeps! Check out our Raves in New York!

DECEMBER Rave Festivals

Decadence Arizona: Phoenix, Arizona, December 30-31

For those seeking a New Year’s celebration amidst fantastic weather and fantastic music, look no further than the Decadence Arizona festival in the Sonoran Desert. This two-day event offers an incredible lineup and enjoys consistent sunshine and relatively warm temperatures. While the nights may cool down to the 50s, it’s advisable to bring a jacket for the evening festivities. However, during the day, the weather is perfect for activities like mountain biking, hiking, and golf. If you’re looking to ring in the New Year at an EDM festival in the Northern Hemisphere, this is undoubtedly the destination of choice.

Countdown: NOS Event Center, San Bernardino, California – December 30-31, 2024

Get ready to invade the dancefloor this New Year’s Eve with Insomniac’s Countdown! Enjoy two days of extraterrestrial beats and bass from some of the biggest names in electronic music. Welcome 2025 in style, surrounded by all your friends at the biggest NYE event SoCal has ever seen! Don’t miss out on an out-of-this-world experience you won’t soon forget.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the biggest raves?

The biggest raves typically take place in large cities, such as London, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Berlin. These cities typically host larger events with large line-ups of DJs and producers. There are also smaller, more intimate raves in smaller cities and towns, but these tend to be less frequent.

How to know what the best upcoming EDM festivals are…

The best way to find out about upcoming EDM festivals is to keep an eye on the major festival websites, like this one! You can also check out music-specific websites such as EDM.com and EDM Festivals, and follow EDM-related accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Additionally, Ticketmaster often has listings for EDM festivals, as do local music venues and event websites.

Explain Raves and EDM Festivals in 2024

Raves and EDM festivals are large-scale events that feature electronic dance music, DJs, and live performers. These events usually take place in clubs, warehouses, outdoor areas, or other venues, and can range in size from a few dozen people to tens of thousands. They often feature laser light shows, light-up dance floors, and other visuals. Raves and EDM festivals typically last all night and into the early morning hours. In 2024, these events will still likely be popular, since the world is coming out of lockdown!

How is a rave different from a concert?

A rave is a type of dance party where people often take part in activities such as dancing, listening to electronic music, and socializing. Raves have an underground vibe, even if they have thousands of attendees. The original rave culture focused around the concept of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect, or P.L.U.R. as a guiding principle. As a result, raves tend to have a more communal feel.

Concerts, on the other hand, are typically held in more public venues and feature live music from bands or solo performers. Concerts often feature a variety of genres, and performances are usually more structured than at a rave.

What to wear to your rave in 2024? Check out our 90s rave fashion article!