A bit of history.The first music festival started in 1096 in UK . It was Wansbeck Musical Festival .This festival aimed o hold competitions among different school-their first appearance being on 19 May 1906 with five schools participating in it . festival Up to the First World War the festival took place on two days only with the number of classes increasing yearly . It was suspended during the Second World War. After the Second World War the Festival resumed in 1946 and by 1955 it had extended to a four day Festival. And with the development of technology has evolved and the music industry.By the mid 80's the beginning of the festivals aimed at the electronic music. This has given electronic and the pioneering DJs the ability to mix elaborate and complicated music in many forms such as techno and trance.And now it has become a cult movement around the world.Want to present to you Top 10 EDM festivals in the World.
10 Kazantip (Republic"Z")
Kazantip (stylized as kaZantip,also known simply as "Z") is an electronic dance music festival held every year on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.The entrance ticket is called a "viZa". It takes place for 5-6 weeks in the summer and more than 150,000 "paradiZers" visit each year.There is cult of orange colored fashion and yellow suitcases associated with the festival.The festival is named for the Kazantyp headland near which it was held from 1995-1999.During that time the festival took place inside the turbine hall of the unfinished Crimean Atomic Energy Station near Shchelkino.KaZantip present itself as a "virtual republic" with over 300 DJs on more than 14 dance floors which play 21 hour per day.The republic is held on a piece of land covering 60,000 square meters.
9 Nature ONE
Nature One is one of the largest European open air Electronic music festivals,featuring many renowned DJs from Germany and all over the world.Held annually during the first week of August.It takes place over 3 days and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year.The festival itself is structured into four "main floors" each for a few thousand:Open Air Floor,Century Circus,House of House,Classic Terminal. There are also a few smaller areas (in 2012, there are 18 smaller areas), sometimes manned by techno club crews for a few hundred. The whole thing is located at a US missile base called "Pydna", now decommissioned, which has all necessary infrastructure and space for this kind of festival, a total of 100 000 m² (without camping, which takes up more than 1 km²).
8 Electric Zoo
The Electric Zoo Festival also known as E-Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in New York City on Randall's Island. The festival represents all genres of electronic music, bringing top international DJs and live acts from multiple countries along with hometown favorites to four stages.Electric Zoo 2012 was the largest festival yet as over 110,000 people attended over the three days.On September 1, 2013, it was announced that the final day of Electric Zoo 2013 would be cancelled due to "serious health risks".The cancellation came following reports that four attendees had become ill and two died during the first two days of the festival as a result of drug usage.
7 Global Gathering
Global Gathering is an annual dance music festival by MAMA & Company. Festivals are held in countries such as the UK, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and feature leading electronic music artists from across the globe. The festival has been running since 2001; the concept came about following enormous interest in the opening Code club (now Air), the home of Godskitchen. The organisers recognised that there was room to expand dance music from clubs to outdoor music festival venues.Held on the last weekend of July each year.
6 Sonar Festival
Sónar is the International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art taking place in Barcelona during three days every June.Created in 1994,Sonar is pioneering festival with a unique format and content.It's first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering,combining a playful nature,the avant-garde,and experimentation with electronic dance music's newest trends. 20th anniversary in 2013, with four festivals taking place in four different cities: Barcelona (for the 20th time) Tokyo (for the 6th time), Osaka (for the 1st time) and Reykjavik (for the 1st time).
Creamfields is a large British dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. It is held annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury, England. The festival began as an offshoot from Liverpool's Cream nightclub. Other Creamfields festivals have been held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Andalucía (Spain), Malta, Punchestown (Ireland),Punta del Este (Uruguay), Alcala de henares (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), Vilnius (Lithuania), Mexico City (Mexico), Moscow (Russia), Prague (Czech Republic), Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile), Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), and Wroclaw (Poland). Creamfields Lisbon (Portugal) was held for the first time in May 2007. Creamfields Australia has been held annually since 2010 to present. Creamfields Beirut (Lebanon) will be held for the first time in September 2013.
Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event inspired by the P-Man and Dangerous Dave which originated in the Netherlands and organized by ID&T. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam ArenA for a period of five years until 2005, is now located throughout Poland, Spain, Austria, Chile, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Latvia,Russia, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Brazil, Norway, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and starting from 2012, the United States, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey and Romania. They recently announced that Sensation is arriving to Italy on April 13, 2013 and South Africa on September 7, 2013.Sensation White used to be a trance event, but in later years it has become a pure house event. All the attendees are required to wear white and the Amsterdam ArenA itself is decorated to match. Sensation White's slogan is "Be Part Of The Night - Dress in White". Every event has around 40,000-45,000 tickets available.
3 Electric Daisy Carnival
The first Electric Daisy Carnival rave was held in 1997 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California.Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is a music festival held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months in the United States, Puerto Rico and the UK as of 2013. Founded by Insomniac Events, the festival has been hosted by venues in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Originally a one day Southern California event, the EDC spread to multiple venues in multiple states from June through August. In 2009, the festival was expanded to a two-day event. The Las Vegas event lasted 3 days in 2011 and drew a grand total of 230,000 people and the 2012 event drew a grand total of 300,000+ people. As of 2013, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is the world's largest electronic music festival.In 2013 EDC was held in London and Chicago for the first time.
2 Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami, Florida, United States(this is my favorite event :)). The festival coincides with the annual Winter Music Conference, also held in Miami. Since expansion to 2 weekends in 2013, however, the two Ultra weekends are held on the weekends that begin and end WMC. Ultra is hands down the Mecca of EDM festivals.Ultra attracts visitors from throughout the world. Most visitors stay at hotels within the Downtown Miami or Brickell neighborhoods. This is by far the most convenient option for attending Ultra. Other popular neighborhoods include: the Omni and Edgewater, which are both within walking distance of Ultra. Some visitors get hotel accommodations in South Beach. However, reaching South Beach from Ultra in Downtown Miami can be problematic due to traffic, congestion and expensive transportation options, making it a less popular option.I advise everyone to attend this event.
Other Ultra festivals are held in Ibiza, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Split, Croatia and Hvar, Croatia.
Tomorrowland is a large electronic music festival held in Belgium. It used to be organized as a joint venture by the original founders, the brothers Beers together with ID&T, subsidiary of SFX Entertainment. The festival takes place in the town of Boom, Belgium (16 kilometers (10 miles) south of Antwerp, 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of Brussels), and has been organized since 2005. It has since become one of the most notable global music festivals. Tomorrowland 2013 took place on July 26–28 and reached over 180,000 attendees at De Schorre in Boom, Belgium. Full madness passes sold out in 35 minutes, and the remainder of tickets sold out in a reported one second(i think that says it all)!