The SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over ninety stages in downtown Austin. One of the most important schmoozing festivals for music industry insiders, SXSW welcomed over 13,000 industry reps and over 2000 performing bands in 2012 alone. Be on the look out for surprise performances announced just a few days before the fest.
2013 HeadlinersMajor Lazer, Amon Tobin, The Crystal Method, Bonobo, Borgore, Cold War Kids, Third Eye Blind
The Buku Music and Art Project is New Olreans' answer to Austin's SXSW and WMC. Last year's Buku Project invited many of the biggest names in electronic music and hip hop to the heart of Mardi Gras World for two days of heavy bass music. The Buku Project also hosts a whole series of after-party events with huge talent like Wolfgang Gartner and Plastic Plates for those festival goers who can't help but party into the wee hours of the morning.
2013 HeadlinersCalvin Harris, STS9, Major Lazer, Nero, Kid Cudi, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Primus 3D, Passion Pit
LocationNew Orleans, LA
After a long run of amazing fests in Avon, Colorado, Snowball has announced a move to Winterpark, Colorado for the 2013 season. With easier access and cheaper accommodations, skiers and snowboarders will delight at this breathtaking experience that combines the best of the beats with huge slices of mountain! And booming into the peaks will be bass as big as the mountains themselves, from some of the biggest names in the EDM festival circuit. Do you have your boots on yet?
2013 HeadlinersPretty Lights, STS9, Porter Robinson, Big Gigantic, Grizmatik, Datsik, Flosstradamus
LocationWinter Park, CO
As the biggest dance music event in America, Ultra drew a record breaking 300,000 attendees over 2 ridiculous weekends in 2013. Ultra will be returning to Miami in 2014 as a single weekend event, but UMF promises to go harder than ever with all of the most renowned names in EDM and cross-over genres getting in on the action.
2013 HeadlinersSwedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Tiesto
2014 Dates3/28 - 3/30
Winter Music Conference is the godfather of dance music festivals. Much more than just a party, WMC is an industry trade show, networking platform and the foundation of what is now known as Miami Music Week. 10 days of pure mayhem with some of the biggest names in dance music at pools, clubs, mansions, yachts, you name it. Did we mention that it coincides with UMF?
As one of the new EDM festivals debuting in 2013, Ultimate Music Experience takes place over three days during Spring Break on South Padre Island, Texas. With a lineup featuring Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer and other huge DJs and producers, UME is being called "Spring Break's Largest Electronic Music Festival." UME is kicking off early in 2013 with a pre-party on 3/13 hosted by Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus.
2013 HeadlinersTiesto, Calvin Harris, Flux Pavillion, Major Lazer, Nervo, Bro Safari, Krewella, Chris Lake
LocationSouth Padre Island, Texas
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