• 10 Safety Tips From DanceSafe

    By Missi Wooldridge, MPH, Executive Director August 26, 2014

    Without condoning or condemning recreational drug use, DanceSafe shares their 10 safety tips to have fun and stay safe at music festivals. 

  • A Postcard from the CNTRL Tour

    By Natalie Freilich November 21, 2012

    A few weeks ago I was asked to join the CNTRL tour with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ean Golden and additional guests. Dropping everything I had going on at the moment, I flew out to Buffalo one cloudy morning and opened the door onto another chapter of my life.

  • Are You Ready for BEMF?

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 09, 2012

    Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival starts tonight! Are you prepared?

  • Avicii, David Guetta To Headline EDC Chicago

    By Maressa Levy March 14, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- Avicii, David Guetta, Heidi, and Dirtyphonics are among those set to perform at the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago.

  • Backstage with Schlachthofbronx at Igloofest

    By Safa Jinje February 01, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Cultivora caught up with Munich-based electronic duo Schlachthofbronx after their set at Igloofest in Montreal, Canada to discuss the perils of dressing for outdoor winter festivals, collaborating with musicians around the world, and their recipe for dance floor success.

  • BEMF Schedule and Lineup Additions

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 07, 2012

    The 5th annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. Check out the schedule and lineup additions so you don't miss a beat.

  • Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) Releases Set Times, Todd Terje Cancels Set

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 07, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- BEMF has released set times and box office details for the festival this weekend.

  • Calvin Harris and Bassnectar Confirmed for Spring Awakening

    By Cultivora February 07, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- The second annual Spring Awakening Festival will return in June with Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, and more.

  • Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day: Electronic Music Edition

    By Rose Mardit April 19, 2013

    New York City-- RSD isn't just for the indie rockers. Here are our recommendations for the best places in NYC to buy house, techno, electronica, and more on wax.

  • Cultivora's Holiday Gift Guide

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 03, 2012

    If you have a music festival enthusiast on your list, we’ve got your back. Click through for the best festival and music travel inspired gifts this season, for both guys and gals. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find some gifts to add to your own wish list.

  • Dimensions Festival Releases 2013 Dates and Early Bird Tickets

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 13, 2012

    Dimensions Festival will return for a second run September 5-9, 2013. again at Croatia's Fort Punta Christo the week following its sister festival Outlook. Tickets for Dimensions are now on sale for a special Early Bird price.

  • Ed Banger Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Berlin Festival

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 29, 2013

    Berlin, Germany -- The most recent wave of acts released for Berlin Festival reveal an Ed Banger Records 10th anniversary celebration.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 24, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- Another Memorial Day festival option courtesy of Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival.

  • Electric Forest Reveals Schedule and Lineup Additions

    By Maressa Levy May 31, 2013

    Rothbury, Michigan -- Electric Forest has revealed a handful of new acts in addition to their schedule.

  • Electric Forest Unveils Lineup Additions

    By Maressa Levy April 09, 2013

    Rothbury, Michigan -- Electric Forest has announced another round of artists set to perform at the June 27-30 fest.

  • Electric Zoo Announces Phase 2 Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 11, 2012

    Electric Zoo, New York City's premier EDM festival taking place Labor Day Weekend, has announced their Phase 2 Lineup, adding more than 25 new acts to the already stellar lineup. New Additions include Diplo, Nervo, Zedd, and Paper Diamond.

  • Electric Zoo Divulges Phase II Lineup

    By Maressa Levy May 07, 2013

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has announced their Phase II lineup as well as Friday Combo Paks, a new ticket-purchasing option.

  • Electric Zoo Knows What You Want for the Holidays

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 27, 2012

    Electric Zoo has just released a limited number of 3-Day Passes to EZoo 2013 for a special holiday price.

  • Electric Zoo Recap Video and Early Bird Tickets

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 05, 2012

    Watch the Official Electric Zoo recap video full of all the best slow motion dancing, hair swooshing, neon ravers morphing into animals, and pulsating beats from EZoo 2012. Then buy your 2013 Ticket!

  • Electric Zoo Releases Single Day Passes

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 07, 2012

    Single Day Passes are now available for New York City's premier EDM festival, Electric Zoo. Ezoo will take place Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, on Randall's Island.

  • Electro Beach Announces First Artists for Extended Spring Break

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 29, 2012

    Electro Beach extends Spring Break 2013 for 30 days in 2013. Click through for the first wave of artists including Tiesto and Sander Van Doorn.

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop to Headline Outlook

    By Cultivora January 23, 2012

    Outlook Festival has posted the initial lineup for this year’s edition, happening from August 30 to September 3, 2012, in Pula, Croatia. The lineup features a multitude of international acts, including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Phife from A Tribe Called Quest, Scuba, The Beatnuts, Joker, Pearson Sound, and Gold Panda. More acts will be added as the festival nears.

  • Festival Spotlight: Identity

    By Cultivora June 04, 2012

    EDM fans get ready for IDENTITY, the first touring "electronic ONLY music festival," coming to a city near you this July and August.

  • Festival Spotlight: Piknic Electronik

    By Safa Jinje May 18, 2012

    Enjoy the pulsating sound of electronic dance music under a hot summer sun every Sunday from May 20th to September 30th as Montréal's Parc Jean-Drapeau welcomes families, friends, and electronic music lovers to dance, eat, and be very merry.

  • First Price Level of Movement Tickets Ends Monday

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 30, 2012

    There's only the weekend left to get your hand on your Movement (DEMF) tickets for $69.

  • Get Ready For Movement

    By Rose Mardit May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day is almost upon us, which means one very important thing: it’s time to blow off those family barbecues and get ready for a weekend in the D! Yes, Movement 2012 is a few days away, and the excitement is mounting. To help you get even more excited, here is a playlist featuring tracks from some of my top picks for DEMF.

  • HARD Summer Releases Dates and New Location for 2014

    By Ilana Dadras February 25, 2014

    Los Angeles, California-- The seventh annual HARD Summer Music Festival returns this August with a new location, just ten miles from Downtown LA.  

  • Holy Ship! 2013 Lineup and Dates Announced

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 21, 2012

    The second annual Holy Ship! will take place January 4-7, 2013. Catch Justice (DJ Set), Boys Noize, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Diplo, and more aboard a cruise sailing from Florida to the Bahamas.

  • InstaWorld: Electric Forest 2013 Edition

    By Maressa Levy July 03, 2013

    Rothbury, Michigan -- Travel to Michigan for this week's edition of InstaWorld, with photos from 3LAU, Dispatch, Benny Benassi, and more.

  • Keep The Party Going: Sonar Parties and Events

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 13, 2012

    Sonar kicks off tomorrow in Barcelona for a weekend of sunshine, fun, and a selection of some of the best DJs, producers, and musicians the world has to offer. Here's some other events to keep the party going during Sonar.

  • Marvellous Island Festival Releases a Stacked Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 08, 2013

    Paris, France -- The lineup for Paris' Marvellous Island Festival packs enough EDM punch for 5-days of dancing.

  • More DJs and Live Acts for Ultra

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 25, 2013

    Miami, Florida -- Ultra has completed its Phase 2 lineup less than a month since the first announcement. Phase 2 includes includes Eric Prydz, Pretty Lights, Sleigh Bells, and Snoop Dogg (or does he still want to be called Snoop Lion?).

  • Movement 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

    By Cultivora February 16, 2012

    Movement (aka DEMF) has announced the initial lineup for their 2012 event, taking place May 26-28 at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan. Headliners will include Chicago house legend Lil' Louis on Saturday, the seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy on Sunday, and the brilliant Detroit techno DJ The Wizard (aka Jeff Mills) on Monday.

  • Movement Reveals 2014 Dates, Early Bird Tickets On Sale in September

    By Maressa Levy August 23, 2013

    Detroit, Michigan -- Movement has released the dates and ticket information for their 2014 installment.

  • Music Monday Playlist: Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 04, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Listen to BEMF's lineup from Actress to XXXY for your perfect festival pregame playlist.

  • New Additions to Snowball Lineup

    By Cultivora January 23, 2012

    After making daily line-up additions over the last month, SnowBall has finally put the cherry on the sundae, announcing Snoop Dogg as the festival’s Saturday headliner. Other additions to the line-up include The Kooks, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Gardens & Villa, Ghostland Observatory, Pictureplane, Dada Life, Mimosa, Princeton, and DallasK.

  • NYC: Win Tickets to UKF Featuring Chase & Status and Borgore

    By Marjana Jaidi November 21, 2012

    On December 1, Chase & Status and Borgore will headline UKF's first stand-alone event at Hammerstein Ballroom, which will also feature Bare Noize, Gemini, Delta Heavy, Dirtyphonics, Xilent, and Alex English. Click through for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the event!

  • One Last Ultra for Swedish House Mafia

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 14, 2012

    As if Ultra weren't tempting enough, the disbanding trio Swedish House Mafia just announced they'll open and close Ultra's two weekends in 2013 to bring their career full circle.

  • Phase 1 of The BPM Festival Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 02, 2012

    The BPM Festival has announced the first phase of artists joining them in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico January 4-13, 2013. If you weren't already sold on top-quality EDM in a picture-perfect beach town, you will be after checking out this lineup.

  • Photo Gallery: BEMF Day 1 Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi November 12, 2012

    Last weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, known as BEMF, descended upon Williamsburg with two days worth of pulsating electronic music. Click through for photo highlights from the first day of the festival, featuring Morri$, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Jackmaster, and Gold Panda.

  • Recap: Reaching New Dimensions in Croatia

    By Amanda Rohowsky September 11, 2012

    Dimensions Festival 2012 was otherworldly -- the mystical forts of Punta Christo made for nothing less than a magical experience. Stages were nicely placed, close enough together and each with a unique feel that cushioned you with beautiful surroundings. Click through for photos from the festival by Oliver Correa.

  • Richie Hawtin, Derrick May Top Movement's Phase 1 Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 30, 2013

    Detroit, Michigan -- Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson are the first headliners announced for the Memorial Day Weekend festival.

  • Sónar Barcelona Passes Now On Sale

    By Cultivora January 23, 2012

    Sonar Passes, which give you access to all of the Sonar by Day activities and the Sonar by Night concerts, are now on sale. For the first time this year, Sonar is giving you the option to pay in two installments, if you buy your pass before March 31.

  • SónarSound Will Return to Tokyo this April

    By Cultivora December 11, 2011

    This year, SónarSound will return to Tokyo’s ageHa-Studio Coast from April 21-22. The Japanese version of Sónar, now in its fifth year, will present a selection of international cutting-edge artists, as well as a number of Japanese musicians.

  • Snoop Dogg Cancels European Tour, Snowbombing Searches for New Headliner

    By Cultivora January 13, 2012

    Snoop Dogg has cancelled his European tour, including this year’s Snowbombing. A replacement act has yet to be announced.

  • Snowball Announces Lineup

    By Cultivora December 14, 2011

    SnowBall has announced the initial line-up for its sophomore edition, taking place from March 2-4, 2012, in Vail Valley, Colorado. Confirmed artists include TV on the Radio, Rusko, Bassnectar, Deer Tick, Major Lazer, Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap, Dillon Francis, Big Freedia, Tribes, and Plastic Plates. Tickets are now available.

  • Snowbombing Announces Road Trip Theme

    By Cultivora January 16, 2012

    The Snowbombing Road Trip is an annual tradition, in which 400 Snowbombers convene just south of London to collectively make the journey to Mayrhofen. The Road Trip’s fancy dress (that’s “costume” in Brit-speak) theme will be “TV Legends: The Car’s the Star.”

  • Snowbombing Releases Full Lineup

    By Cultivora November 15, 2011

    After a long day on the slopes, you’re going to be sipping on gin and juice, because the one and only Snoop Dogg is headlining Snowbombing. Snoop rounds out a solid lineup that also includes DJ Shadow, Example, Skream, and Fatboy Slim’s Street Party.

  • Sonar Announces Barcelona Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi February 08, 2012

    Sonar has announced the first round of artists for Barcelona 2012. This year's edition will feature The Roots, Deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake (DJ Set), Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin's ISAM, Squarepusher, Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Azari & III, Jacques Lu Cont, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, and many more.

  • Soundwave Croatia Announces First Acts for 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 18, 2012

    Croatia has established itself as the place to go for electronic festivals in 2013. See who Soundwave Croatia Festival is bringing out to this beachy EDM haven in Europe.

  • Spring Awakening Announces Full Lineup

    By Maressa Levy March 26, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- Spring Awakening has announced the final phase of their lineup.

  • STRP Biennial: For the Musically, Artistically, and Technologically Curious

    By Rose Mardit February 28, 2013

    Eindhoven, NL -- For 10 days, Eindhoven plays host to a new media festival, complete with unique music performances and interactive programming galore. Find out why this festival is worth your attention.

  • Super Early Bird Passes On Sale Friday for the 2014 Edition of Mexico's BPM

    By Maressa Levy September 05, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- EDM's yearly kickoff event has announced the dates for its 2014 edition, as well as disclosing the dates for the first round of ticket sales.

  • The Bests of BPM

    By Oliver Correa January 28, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- After many years of BPM FOMO, I was finally able to experience what the south of the border has to offer. Click through for my picks of the best of BPM.

  • The Road to Ultra is a Long Way From Home

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 13, 2013

    Ultra is kicking off its March festivals with a North American Club Tour, Road to Ultra: A Long Way From Home.

  • The Road to Ultra Stops in New Orleans

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 23, 2013

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Super Bowl weekend is a time for sports, hilarious commercials, parties, and now... EDM!

  • TomorrowWorld Unveils Full Lineup for Inaugural Edition

    By Maressa Levy June 20, 2013

    Atlanta, Georgia -- TomorrowWorld has announced the full lineup for their freshman installment.

  • Ultra Completes Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 15, 2013

    Miami, Florida -- Ultra Music Festival has finally completed its 2013 lineup after 3 phases of announcements.

  • Ultra Europe Announces First Headliners for Inaugural Croatia Festival

    By Kelsey Stoulil December 12, 2012

    Tickets are now on sale for Ultra Europe's inaugural run, featuring Avicci, Armin Van Buuren, and Carl Cox.

  • Ultra Europe Finds a Home in Croatia

    By Marjana Jaidi December 06, 2012

    Ultra is establishing itself in a brand-new destination, with the launch of Ultra Europe this summer in Croatia.

  • Ultra Music Festival is Completely Sold Out

    By Cultivora January 13, 2012

    For the second consecutive year, Ultra Music Festival has sold in advance. Despite the increased capacity of its new location, Bayfront Park, the festival sold out even faster than last year.

  • Ultra Releases Phase 1 of Lineup

    By Cultivora December 23, 2011

    Just in time for the holidays, Ultra has released the first phase of its lineup, an exciting array of electronic acts, including Justice, M83, Duck Sauce, Flying Lotus, Miike Snow, Kraftwerk, Pretty Lights, Avicii, and Skrillex. The usual suspects ‐ Tiesto, David Guetta, and Armin van Buuren ‐ will headline. This is the first of three lineup announcements.

  • Winter Music Conference Reveals Location for 2012 Edition

    By Cultivora January 05, 2012

    This year, the Winter Music Conference is will debut a brand-new beachfront location, a custom-designed, air-conditioned tent complex, located at Collins Park (21st Street & Collins Avenue). This new, stand-alone venue (dubbed “The Beachplex”) affords WMC organizers the flexibility to partner with multiple hotels, giving registrants a wider selection of discounted accommodations.