One of the most anticipated music festivals of the year is coming this July, and we are sharing with you the details of it! We are talking about the AIM Electronic Music Festival,to be held on July 14-16 at the Carillon Park in the municipality of St-André-d’Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada, less than an hour from Montreal. Read more
Looptopia debuted in Taiwan last April 12, 2017. It was a jam-packed two-day debut festival that drew a crowd of 32,000 festival-goers and electronic music fans from Taiwan and the entire Asia region.
The multi-million dollar production boasted three stages where more than 50 acts performed for the debut festival. The festival’s success was no doubt a shining reminder of the growing influence within Asia’s dance music market, with Looptopia standing as the very first major EDM festival in the region, introducing fans the genre to the type large scale music experience commonplace in America, Europe and beyond.
Music festivals are an experience in themselves. It’s not just the performances that makes them memorable, it is also about being there in the venue and relishing the atmosphere these festivals provide, whether you are there by yourself or sharing the experience with friends,
One important key element in having such a memorable music festival experience is making sure you have everything you need. As anything can happen, especially the unexpected, it is important to be at least prepared and know what to do given any circumstance that could arise. It is thus important to pack smart whenever you attend a music festival.
One of the challenges of packing for a music festival is that there are so many things to bring that it can be easy to forget the true essentials. Below is a list of items we suggest you always bring with you:
2017 promises to be a great year for techno music with a lot of techno music festivals to watch out for. More so in Europe, where techno music is pretty much a way of life among many people there. Today, we have compiled a list of the 13 techno festivals you should check out this year if ever you plan visiting the continent. For clarification, this list takes into account one-location multi-stage festivals rather than multi-club or venue festivals.
Check out the artists, dates, and venues each techno festival has to offer, listed in alphabetical order:
More and more artists are prioritizing the need for sustainability in today’s music industry. They are slowly transforming music parties into greener more environment-friendly festivals. It all begins with small initiatives such the single-use of plastic bottles and the technology that allows tour trucks to utilize sustainable biodiesel to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In ecology, sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely and as part of the ecosystem. It is up to each one of us that inhabit this beautiful planet to do our part to help attain homeostasis without causing further harm to the environment. More importantly in our industry, it’s imperative for each one of us to to act out and promote the need for sustainability.
As a producer, you can help out by producing more environment-friendly festivals and put a stop on wasteful party practices. Here are some of the biggest festivals that have adopted the “leave no trace behind” policy and practices recycling and other means just to cut down C02 emissions: Grassroots, Outside Lands, Sweet Life, Lollapalooza, and Lighting In A Bottle in the States, or DGTL in Amsterdam. There’s plenty more out there, with festivals, big and small, old and new, rising to the occasion to forward as many green initiatives as they can.
Taiwan is making a serious debut in the electronic dance music scene this year with the launch of Looptopia, the first ever homegrown multi-day and stage dance music festival. It will be a two-day event and it will feature more than 50 top DJs and entertainers from all over the world.
theLoop, the organizing promoters responsible for this marvelous event, made sure to create a festival haven for all dance music fans. With three eye-catching performance areas, interactive art installations, camping sites with cabins, showers and amenities, LOOPTOPIA is an EDM fantasyland jam-packed with loads of surprises.
The festivity will be held in the lush grasslands of Taoyuan Pushin Ranch from 12:00 noon of April 8th until 10:00 pm the following day. Its venue is surrounded by trees and a nearby lake — perfect for a day and night of relaxation and enjoyment. Enjoy a two-day music getaway from the busy streets of Taiwan courtesy of theLoop.
For accommodations, Looptopia has on-site camping which will be available to all festival goers. Limited cabins will also be available for hire. For attendees who wish to stay in hotels, Looptopia will also be offering packages with partner and nearby hotels. All information regarding accommodations will be announced soon. Frequently check their website or Facebook page for updates.
Moreover, shuttle busses between the Taoyuan Pushin Ranch and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall MRT Station will also be available for your convenience. Tickets are $200 TWD and must be purchased separately for journeys in both directions. Kindly refer to the ticketing website for the schedule and rules of purchase.
With regards to music, theLoop has confirmed Looptopia’s Phase I lineup through their official festival Facebook page. It’s a well-chosen list of some of the industry’s best talents and world-renowned DJs. Here is the partial list of the amazing DJ selection that will be on decks for the debut of Looptopia:
- Aly & Fila
- Ben Nicky
- Brennan Heart
- Charming Horses
- Dante Klein
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
- Kris Kross Amsterdam
- Martin Garrix
- Mark Sixma
- Markus Schultz
- Orjan Nilsen
- Tony Junior
- Yellow Claw
So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Taiwan’s EDM history! Camp, have fun, and enjoy outdoor barbecue while listening to your favorite DJs play. Buy your tickets now!
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Torontos’ electronic music picnic and concert series, Electric Island, is set to conclude this Labor Day weekend. For the first time since its 2013 inception, Electric Island will be spread across two days on Sept. 4th and 5th. The closing weekend will feature an array of acts from the likes of Dixon, Âme (LIVE), Get Real (Green Velvet b2b Claude Von Stroke), Loco Dice, Fatima Yamaha, Nicole Moudaber, Bicep, Guy J, and Justin Martin blending across a series of House and Techno with a splash of Electronic Pop to keep attendees on their toes.
Following the massive success from The Civic Holiday weekend in early August that drew well over 6,000 music lovers and making it one of the most memorable series to date. It is safe to say that the momentum will only carry forward into this weekend as local and international festival-goers will come to celebrate the rise of Toronto’s House & Techno scene, much thanks to the organizer’s relentless effort to push forward on this vision and making the city a bucket list destination for music travelers from around the world for many years to come.
Toronto is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. The city also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. Toronto is also known for their great local dining options and outdoor/indoor farmer’s market style such as the St. Lawrence Market. You can be sure we’ll be arriving there a few days early to soak up the city vibe before making our way to Queen’s Quay for the closing weekend of Electric Island 2016.
For tickets, travel info, and more please visit the official Electric Island website.
Official Line up by day
September 4th Line Up: Day 1
Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke
Alberto Jossue / Members Only
September 5th Line Up: Day 2
Fatima Yamaha [Live]
Jamie Kidd / Simon Jain / Night Vision
Music festivals have taken on a whole new dimension over the years. Many festivals such as Decibel and ADE extend beyond the music festival itself, and offer attendees a wide array of events such as workshops, panel discussions, and of course, world class musical performances from some of the best in the game.
Today, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) announced that they will return to Williamsburg on November 6th and 7th to host their eighth edition of BEMF. In 2014, BEMF hosted over 30 events spanning across ten venues throughout Williamsburg, and featured a wide range of artists such as Nicolas Jaar, The Black Madonna, Route 94, and more.
BEMF 2015 is also teaming up with THUMP to lead a plethora of free daytime panel discussions that always prove to be a wealth of insightful information for fans and industry folk alike.
The lineup is still forthcoming, but limited “blind faith” tickets are on sale now for $80– which provides access to all events, panels, pre-parties and after parties. One night passes will also be available for those interested.
For more information, stay up to date and connect with BEMF
Endless are the Californian summer days as CRSSD Festival will see a fantastic return to San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a fall edition festival on October 10 + 11. The spring festival that took place at the seaside venue on March 14 + 15 saw a big lineup, with a good mix of indie dance names as well as underground house and techno, and the fall edition picks up right where they left off.
The Fall edition of CRSSD Festival will feature an eclectic lineup with the likes of Todd Terje, Giorgio Moroder, Justin Jay, The Flaming Lips, Dj Tennis, Mano Le Tough, Maya Jane Coles, and even Berghain resident, Ben Klock. Take a look at the official CRSSD Fall Lineup below, as well as a brief teaser video to add to the excitement.
“Festivals bring new opportunities for San Diego both culturally and financially, and the first CRSSD music festival had an overwhelming positive response locally, nationally and internationally. It’s great to see local promoters, designers and businesses working together to bring something unique to a space that is comparable to any festival destination in the world, San Diego’s Waterfront Park.” – Joe Terzi (President and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority)
RESET 6100 Urban Arts & Music Festival has officially announced their date and venue for this year’s return in Bacolod City, Philippines. On May 30th, 2015 the city of smiles will RESET at the EAT DISTRICT, LACSON ST., BACOLOD CITY at the old Coca-Cola Plant, an indoor/outdoor venue that will hold 5,000 expected attendees. The annual end of Summer festival is aimed to give people one last celebration before Summer season ends in the Philippines (Summers in Philippines are between the months of March-May).
RESET separates itself from other festivals by featuring various activities beyond the music. RESET incorporates urban sports and arts in addition to music that showcases eclectic and underground talents; an unconventional approach compared to any festival gathering currently taking place in the Philippines. Read more