The Best Electronic Music Festivals of 2016

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A list of the best electronic music festivals that took place in 2016.


In recent years, electronic music festivals have become some of the most popular events in the world. With huge lineups and incredible production values, these festivals attract tens of thousands of people from all over the globe.

There are now electronic music festivals in just about every country, and the number seems to be growing every year. With so many to choose from, it can be tough to know which ones are worth your time and money.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best electronic music festivals of 2016. These are the festivals that we think offer the best overall experience, with great lineups, good production values, and a positive atmosphere.

What to Expect at an Electronic Music Festival

At an electronic music festival, you can expect to hear a wide range of musical styles, from house and techno to dubstep and trance. The atmosphere is usually very relaxed, with people dancing and socializing throughout the day and into the night. Many festivals also feature visual displays, such as lights and lasers, to add to the overall experience.

The Best Electronic Music Festivals of 2016

This year has been an amazing year for electronic music festivals. We’ve seen some of the biggest and best festivals in the world, and they just keep getting better and better. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best electronic music festivals of 2016.


Situated in Boom, Belgium, Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most well-known electronic music festivals in the world. The festival attracts people from all over the planet, with over 180,000 attendees in 2015. Tomorrowland features a wide variety of electronic music, including techno, house, trance, drum and bass, and more. In addition to the music, the festival is also known for its elaborate stage designs and pyrotechnics.

Electric Daisy Carnival

The annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is one of the world’s largest and most famous electronic music festivals. The three-day event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and features over 300 DJs and live acts. Past headliners have included Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Hardwell. This year’s festival will take place on June 17-19.


Creamfields is an electronic music festival held in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. The festival has been held on August Bank Holiday weekend since 2008. It was also held on the May Day bank holiday in 2006 and 2007. Creamfields is promoted and organised by Cream, a brand synonymous with clubbing in Liverpool during the late 1990s.

The festival started as a one-day event with 12,000 people attending and has now grown to a three-day event with over 70,000 people attending. The festival features around 300 acts performing across eight stages over the August Bank Holiday weekend.


These are just a few of the best electronic music festivals happening around the world in 2016. If you’re a fan of EDM, put one or more of these festivals on your must-attend list. You’re sure to have an unforgettable time.

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