As festival sizes retreat from the 100,000-person behemoths of the earlier parts of the decade, the small- to mid-sized, jam-friendly festival is to thriving once again. The newest entry into the canon is Austin, Texas’s Waterloo Festival, a three-day throwdown in the “liberal” confines of the 58-acre Carson Creek Ranch. The property is already well-known to trance fans and beer hounds alike via other festivals that call it home. The next bunch to fall in love with its pecan groves? Fans of the String Cheese Incident.
The end of August means two things: Pumpkin Spice everything is back on the menu (boooo) and it’s time for America’s reigning king of EDM fests, Electric Zoo (yayyyyy!).
Festival season concludes one week from today with a three-day-long torrent of lasers, confetti, and bass on Randall’s Island at the 10th annual Electric Zoo. New York City’s annual end-of-summer dance ritual may be a Mecca for pyrotechnics, gonzo rave attire, and big-room EDM trappings, but it remains steadfast in showcasing top-flight dance music from all corners. While its stage design announcements usually grab as much attention as its headliners, just peer down the lineup and you’ll find as much diversity in the smaller fonts as there is in the cages at the Bronx Zoo.
Cloak and Dagger, LA’s members only, all-black wearing gothic adventure in the dark, returns with a special one-off festival event on November 11 at LA’s State Theatre. The lineup features German industrial duo DAF’s first-ever US live appearance, along with additional performances by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, and more. UphoricTV is giving away two (2) free VIP tickets!
Lets be serious. The lineup for Desert Daze this year is ridiculous. Taking place in Souther California this October 12 – 14, Desert Daze will bring it with performances by Tame Impala, My Bloody Valentine, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Death Grips, and more. We could not be more excited for this one, and, we are giving away two (2) free VIP tickets!