Electronic Music Festivals in 2012: California

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Looking for the best electronic music festivals in California in 2012? Check out our list of the top festivals, featuring events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond!


With the popularity of electronic music on the rise, there has been an influx of electronic music festivals popping up all over the world. California is no exception, and there are a number of great festivals happening in the state this year. Here are just a few of the best.

Electric Daisy Carnival: This year, Electric Daisy Carnival will be taking place in Los Angeles on June 8-10. The festival will feature over 200 DJs and dance music artists, as well as carnival rides and games.

Hard Summer Music Festival: Hard Summer Music Festival is happening in Los Angeles on August 3-5. The festival will feature over 50 DJs and electronic music artists, including headliners like Skrillex and Calvin Harris.

HARD Day of the Dead: HARD Day of the Dead is happening in Los Angeles on November 3. This Halloween-themed festival will feature over 50 DJs and electronic music artists, with headliners like Zeds Dead and Pretty Lights.

2012 Electronic Festivals in California

Are you an electronic music lover? Do you enjoy going to festivals? If so, you’re in luck! There are plenty of electronic music festivals to choose from in California this year. In this article, we’ll be discussing some of the most popular festivals.


Coachella is one of the most popular electronic music festivals in the world, and takes place in Indio, California. The 2012 festival will be held from April 13-15 and April 20-22. This year’s lineup includes some of the biggest names in electronic music, such as Tiësto, Avicii, and Justice.

Lightning in a Bottle

Now in its ninth year, Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) is one of the most popular and longest-running electronic music festivals in California. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, the festival features a wide range of music from world-renowned DJs and producers, as well as up-and-coming talents. In addition to the music, there are also workshops, yoga classes, and other activities to enjoy.

Symbiosis Gathering

The Symbiosis Gathering is a yearly event that celebrates music, art, and culture. This year’s lineup includesHeadhunterz, BT, Infected Mushroom, and more. The festival will take place September 21-23 at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, CA.


It’s no secret that California knows how to party, and when it comes to electronic music festivals, the Golden State definitely doesn’t disappoint. From massive raves like EDC Las Vegas and Coachella to smaller, more intimate festivals like Lightning in a Bottle and Sea of Dreams, there’s something for everyone.

So if you’re looking to get your rave on in 2012, be sure to check out one of these amazing electronic music festivals in California.

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