Top 20 EDM & Electronic Music Festivals in the USA & Europe in 2022
February 08, 20227 min read
2022 seems promising for everyone who has missed their favorite festivals during the last couple of years - and finally, this promise is more realistic than not!
Tens and hundreds of indoor and open-air festivals are already announced, line-ups are being filled, and tickets are selling like crazy all over the world! So, all you need to do is pick your kick-ass EDM outfits for girls and boys, put a pass in your pocket, and get ready for the mighty rave mood we’ve all been waiting for!
So, what’s on the ’22 festival calendar in Europe and the US? Let us give you that delightful insight we have here!
EDM & Electronic Music Festivals in the USA ’22
Somewhere, over the ocean, skies are about to get electric blue! Here is how, when, and why:
#1 Coachella Music Festival 2022
Ready to hit the Indio desert once again! This year, Coachella is coming back, and it’s going to be epic! Confirmed artists include 21 Savage, Billie Eilish, Chris Liebing, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Hot Chip, and dozens of more!
Festival dates are April 15th-17th & April 22nd-24th. Unfortunately, as you may suggest, passes are no longer available, but there are still a couple of waitlists for each of the weeks - so you can still hope for the best.
#2 A State of Trance LA 2022
Los Angeles, here we come! In a state of trance, we’ll be raving out to Armin Van Buuren and more to be announced - April 9th, on the Banc of California Stadium.
As one of the most popular EDM festivals in the world, A State of Trance promises an epic journey through genres, artists, and ways to enjoy life - vibing to the beat of late spring.
This year, Black Rock City will welcome you from August 28th to September 5th! The theme will be “Waking Dreams,” and participants are still to be confirmed. Yet one thing is sure - we will be once again experiencing the unique blend of arts, culture, philosophy, and good music - together, and better than ever - in the Nevada Desert!
Ultra EDM hosts events all over the globe, and on March 25-27, Miami will be next on the party list! The line-up is already announced and promises some rather epic times for the US ravers - with performers such as Carl Cox, Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland, Amelie Lens, Gareth Emery, Pendulum, and much more.
Ultra Miami tickets are already on sale and are almost finished up - so hurry, hurry, hurry!
Time to go wild? New York City will welcome you to the electric zoo on September 2-4, and the roar will be deafening! On Labor Day weekend, the longest-running electronic festival in the city will be held in Randal’ ’s Island Park - and you can start preparing early!
The festival line-up is still not fixed, and tickets are still not on sale - so stay tuned and don’t miss the opportunity to rock out with a bunch of fellow wildlings!
November 11-13, fans will enjoy an east-coast edition of the famous festival, held in Orlando, Florida. The carnival ground will once again see you ride, sing, dance, and jam out as you do it for a living!
Considering that November is months ahead, the line-up is logically still not confirmed. Anyway, early owl passes are already sold out, and the ’21 edition presented artists such as Zedd, Liquid Stranger, The Martinez Brothers, Paul Van Dyk, Alam Walker, and Amelie Lens.
The Live Oak Campground in Santa Barbara, California, is ready to melt - this year between April 8th and April 10th! This year’s edition will be themed Re-Generation Earth: Seed a new Garden.
During the open-source transformational arts and music festival, you’ll be enjoying artists such as The Polish Ambassador, The California Honeydrops, Tara Brooks, Dusty Green Bones Band, Ayla Nereo, and more!
March 25-26, our favorite Alice in Wonderland-themed fest hits back in southern California - the National Orange Show Event Center! Confirmed participants include Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, DJ Snake, Sub Zero Project, Zomboy, Giuseppe Ottaviani, and dozens of more!
Tickets are on sale now, and The Mad Hatter’s Castle is awaiting!
On May 6-7 this year, the Central Florida Fairgrounds will take you exploring unknown realms during the game-changing Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival! Headliners are confirmed to be Dirtyphonics, Excision, and Modestep, while the rest of the line-up includes artists like Rusko, Justin Hawkes, Downlink, and Zeke Beats.
Tickets are still available but are quickly selling out - so don’t think twice and get rollin’ with the forbidden kingdom clique!
Finally - on June 16-19, Hummingbird Ranch will see the next three-day camping festival from the Sonic Bloom series. Traditionally held over the summer solstice, it will bring together rave and freedom lovers from the US and around the globe who cherish good EDM and memorable experiences.
The Sonic Bloom line-up is still a mystery, though. So - tell us when you know!
Some of the world-renown EDM festivals in the US include Coachella, Burning Man, Electric Daisy, and Ultra Music Festival, just to begin with. They have turned not merely into local but into global festival events - welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
These festivals bring together different artists and genres, including electronic music, pop and dance, alternative, and even rock - because good times roll best when shared!
EDM & Electronic Music Festivals in Europe ’22
Europe is ready to rave with some good ol’ classics and some fresh picks this year!
#1 DON’T LET DADDY KNOW UK | Manchester 2022
Don’t Let Daddy Know is officially returning to Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on Sunday, May 1st, 2022! There-sale tickets are already available, while the full line-up is still to be announced by the organizers.
Past events from the line managed to gather 468,000 visitors from 131 nationalities and over 90 different countries. The fest’s stage has seen the presence of artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, and dozens of more - so don’t let daddy know you’ve subscribed to news for the event!
Up for a pretty unique winter festival experience? The slopes are waiting and they are already packed with enthusiasts, as the winter edition of Tomorrowland will last from March 19th until 26. At an altitude of over 2000 meters, EDM lovers will enjoy the winter mountain under the sounds of Lost Frequencies, Paul Kalkbrenner, Quintino, and many more!
A festival pass always includes a festival ticket and a lift and ski pass - all you need to do is book if there are still tickets left.
The legendary Sónar Festival hits Spain this year - for a three-day music tour among galaxies! The fest is scheduled for the 16th, 17th, and 18th of June, when the spotlight will be owned by a bunch of favorite artists - Bonobo, Lyra Pramuk, C. Tangana, Agoria, Nina Kraviz, Thundercat, and more!
And - in case you’ve been asking yourself - yes! Your tickets for the postponed events of 2020 and 2021 will be considered absolutely valid!
Organizers promise to unveil new secret worlds at Psychedelic Circus Open Air Festival this year! The event will be held from 19th to 23rd of May 2022 in Göhlen’s Candy Land, just 120 kilometers away from Hamburg and 190 kilometers away from Berlin.
Confirmed artist announcements so far include C.U.L.T., Cubixx, Ace Ventura, Benni Moon, and others. There are still participants to be announced and the best is said yet to come!
May 25th - 29th electronic music goes on a wild Croatian trip! The destination lies in the virgin Istria Peninsula, where the great outdoors meets great music and an outstanding EDM experience! This boutique festival is known for its underground electronic music and unique vibe.
Also, ticket sales are kind of a big deal - so make sure you apply for your LHF membership login and follow the ticket sales announcements in your profile.
The modern-day Garden of Eden comes to the grass lawns of Royal Hospital Kilmainham to fuse music, art, and fashion. The Forbidden Fruit will be held on June 4 & 5 in the presence of Chet Faker, Hot Chip, BICEP, Lorde, Kojaque, and tens of more!
Entrance to the festival will be only allowed for people aged 18 or over, so bring your ID along with your mood and your glam outfit!
On the longest day of the year, it’s time for the longest EDM fun - because, in Reykjavik, the sun will never set! Secret Solstice is a one-of-a-lifetime experience usually held inside a glacier or a heated lagoon.
Music styles swing between electronic, alternative, indie, and rock - because who cares when you’re raving out in a glacier! 2022 line-up has still not been officially announced, so we’re expecting surprises.
#8 Down The Rabbit Hole Netherlands | Beuningen 2022
July 1-3, the Netherlands welcomes everyone in the wonderland once again! The festival grounds are on the edge of a swimming lake, while the happening unveils under a massive circus tent made to protect everyone from the frequent rains.
Headliners are still to be announced from different genres. During the last edition of the festival, our rabbit hole guides were Aurora, Beirut, Vampire Weekend, etc.
Wanna hear Gorillaz play into a five-century old castle? The Banffy Castle in Romania will go beyond your wildest fantasies! Electric Castle will be held July 13-17, with headliners such as Deftones, Gorillaz, and Twenty One Pilots.
You can also book a convenient festival camping accommodation - a peaked tent, a hygge tent, a chalet, a Swedish lodge, or a large tent. Rady for the big bang?
#10 The Qontinent Festival Belgium | Wachtebeke 2022
August 12-14, hardstyle lands in Wachtebeke! This is the only multiple-day Harder Styles festival in Belgium, making it a must-visit for all the brutes out there. You’ll be staying in the Ravers Resort - a special campsite surrounded by stunning nature and ravishing sound.
The line-up is still to be confirmed, while ticket sales start February 7th at 19:00 - so make sure you stay tuned!