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My Favorite Festivals


Tomorrowland is the biggest, most well-known, and most coveted electronic dance music festival in the world. Tomorrowland takes place every year in Boom, Belgium, for one or two weekends. I’ve been to Tomorrowland in 2016 and 2017 – this is my comprehensive guide to Tomorrowland.

Hard Dance Festivals

Those that know me know that Hard Dance (hardcore & hardstyle) is my genre of choice when it comes to electronic dance music. I’ve been to many such festivals, in the Netherlands (birthplace of hard dance) and internationally.

Featured Festivals

My Favorite Festivals

  1. Dominator (2015, 2016). Eersel, Netherlands [Hardcore].
  2. TomorrowWorld (2013). Atlanta, Georgia [Multiple Genres].
  3. Ultra Music Festival Miami (2013, 2014). Miami, USA [Multiple Genres].
  4. Mysteryland NL (2016). Hoofdorp, NL [Multiple Genres]
  5. Q-Dance Chile (and How to find festival buddies while traveling) (2014). Santiago, Chile [Hardstyle].
  6. Black Party Taiwan – Hardstyle and Trance in Taiwan (2014). Kaohsiung, Taiwan [Hardstyle, Trance].
  7. EDC New York (2013, 2014). New York, NY [Multiple Genres].
  8. Airbeat One (2015). Neustadt-Glewe, Germany [Commercial, Hardstyle, Psy Trance, Techno].
  9. Defqon.1 (2016). Biddinghuizen, Netherlands [Hard Dance].
  10. Together We Are Hardcore Festival (2016). Zaandam, Netherlands [Hardcore].
  11. Tomorrowland (2016). Boom, Belgium [Multiple Genres].
  12. Electric Zoo (2012, 2013). New York, NY [Multiple Genres].
  13. EDC (2015). Las Vegas, NV [Multiple Genres].
  14. Q-Base (2015). Weeze, Germany [Hardstyle, Hardcore].
  15. Let It Roll (2015). Prague, Czech Republic [Drum & Bass].
  16. Qlimax (2015). Arnhem, Netherlands [Hardstyle].
  17. Governor’s Island Summer Parties (2012-2014). New York, NY [EDM].
  18. Warung Day Festival (2014). Curitiba, Brazil [Techno].
  19. Freaqshow (2015). Amsterdam, Netherlands [Hardstyle].
  20. A State of Trance Festival (2015). Utrecht, Netherlands [Trance].
  21. Unlocked (2015). Utrecht, Netherlands [Hardstyle, Hardcore].
  22. Sonar (2016). Barcelona, Spain [Techno, House, Alternative].
  23. Ultra Music Festival Europe (2014). Split, Croatia [EDM, Techno].
  24. Primavera Sound (2015). Barcelona, Spain [Techno and non-EDM bands].
  25. Ultra Buenos Aires (2014). Buenos Aires, Argentina [All genres].
  26. Creamfields Brazil (2014). Florianópolis, Brazil [EDM, Techno].