The Best Festivals in the World

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We say this a lot, but while EDM stands for "electronic dance music," deadmau5 wasn't far off with his crack about the "E" in EDM standing for "event." While you can definitely enjoy dance music at home or in your headphones on the train, you're really only able to experience what's made fans worldwide help bring dance music back to the forefront by going out and experiencing the music live and in person. While raves are the easiest solution, the rise of the music festival worldwide has brought forth some really awesome opportunities to see an array of DJs performing in one space, bringing their best beats for scores of hungry dance music lovers. The act of putting on one of these festivals isn't easy, so it's always good to look back and really figure out what makes some festivals stand out. Today we take a look at the festivals around the world that are truly leading the pack, not just for the depth of their line-ups but the impact they're making on the culture of dance music. These are the best dance music festivals in the world.

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  • Jsy Jay

    Unlike most people I’ve been to 4, 3 and 2.
    Sonar is completely different to a 3 day fesitval so can’t really compare.
    When it comes to Tomorrowland vs Ultra there really is no contest, Tomorrowland is by far and away the best 3 days dance festival in the world.

  • rob

    This list is flawed.Obviously you never attened movement,or your just a moron…edc over movement.. ok sure lmao

    • Reilly

      Thats your opinion you dickhead

  • Brittany Michelle Gaston

    Can you tell us what elements you chose about each festival that determine the word “Best??” Location? Price? Acts? Theme? Popularity? Why are THESE the best? Writing 101: Make your point and prove it.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      “Today we take a look at the festivals around the world that are truly leading the pack, not just for the depth of their line-ups but the impact they’re making on the culture of dance music.”

  • Alex Ouwinga

    Electric Forest deserves a spot on this list.

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  • emma

    i’m genuinely confused as to how electric fucking daisy is higher on this list than DEMF.

  • Gregg

    I’m sorry but “T in the Park” deserves to be on this list it’s the best festival in the world! Come on Scotland T20

  • Huh

    Camp Bisco anyone?

  • Shaa

    Awakenings??!!

  • Ethan

    Sensation White Amsterdam 2013 “THE SHIT”

  • bryana

    EDC is the biggest music festival in the world its better then tomorrowland

  • john

    And Creamfields? WTF!