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Pre-spring and Spring 2018 EDM Festival Calendar

Avoid FOMO by investing in EDM festival tickets now. SXSW, Ultra Miami, Coachella, Moogfest, EDC Las Vegas and more are all happening this spring.

It’s late winter and spring is in the air. That means it’s time to start thinking about music festival season. Slutty Raver Costumes has assembled the ten most important music festivals for EDM fans this spring. Once you lock down admission to the premises you can start planning your look.

January 26-29, 2018

Groove Cruise Miami


  • Where: On a boat (Miami to the Bahamas)
  • Headliners: Dada Life, Mark Knight, Marcus Schulz, R3hab, SNBRN
  • Website: groovecruise.com

The original Groove Cruise is back late this January from Miami to a private location in the Bahamas. In addition to live DJ’s playing awesome music there will be a rock climbing wall, bungee trampolines, a solarium, a fitness spa, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, open bar packages and so much more.

February 2-4, 2018

Dirtybird Campout East

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  • Where: St. Cloud, Florida
  • Headliners: Claptone, Claude Vonstroke, Craze, Ryan Hemsworth, Tiga
  • Website: east.dirtybirdcampout.com

Last fall was Dirtybird Campout on the west coast. This late winter they are at it again on the east coast where there are alligators and giant mosquitos. You can reserve a Glades Getaway package although it is not exactly glamping. There will be tons of fun camp activities including arts and crafts and sports.

February 24-25, 2018

EDC Mexico

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Mexicans love the electronic dance music and this February is EDC Mexico 2018. According to an Insomniac spokesperson, “Viva Mexico—and lasers, and dance music, and the dulce y picante vibes our Headliners are known for.” It’s all happening at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

March 9-18, 2018

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Beyond Wonderland

At the NOS Events Center in beautiful Orange County, California we can’t forget about Beyond Wonderland. It is the EDM festival by Insomniac Events that has a mind bending Alice in Wonderland theme. Tickets will go on sale January 11. There should be an announcement about the lineup soon.


sxsw 2018

  • When: March 9-18, 2018
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • Website: www.sxsw.com

Part music festival, part film festival and part technology conference, SXSW is not an EDM festival. But since they always debut new technology and music at SXSW it is very future and a great place to network. It is not the best event to wear glitter boobs or pasties unless that is what your booth is about.

March 23-25, 2018

Ultra Music Festival – Miami

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  • Where: Miami Beach, Florida
  • Headliners: Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Tiesto
  • Website: ultramusicfestival.com

The ultimate spring break music festival is Ultra Miami. This year they have an epic lineup that includes the biggest names in progressive house. It’s all going down in Bayfront Park in Miami, an EDM capital of the world. This event is part of Miami Music Week, a weeklong marathon of EDM events held each year.

April 13-22, 2018


real coachella 2018 line up

  • Where: Coachella, California
  • Headliners: The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, Kygo, ODESZA
  • Website: www.coachella.com

Coachella has become the protypical music festival as a red carpet for celebrities and festival fanatics. The underground yet mainstream musical event is a chance to see and be seen wearing your hippest, most revealing bohemian garments. Passes sell out each year as soon as they are released.

May 17-21, 2018



  • When: May 17-20, 2018
  • Where: Durham, North Carolina
  • Website: www.moogfest.com

Moogfest is not a rave it is a music technology conference that is attended by the best music producers in the world each year. If you are interested in making electronic dance music then this is an excellent place to learn more. Durham is located outside of Raleigh near the Falls Lake State Recreation Area.

EDC Las Vegas

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Electronic Daisy Carnival is the most important Insomniac event of the year, possibly because it happens in Las Vegas, another EDM capital. This year there will be camping packages available at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If city camping isn’t your thing the area is surrounded by affordable resort hotels.

May 24-28, 2018

Lightning in a Bottle

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Photo by Lizzie Rose.

LIB 2018 rounds off spring this May in central California. The four day camping, art and music festival is the only family friendly event on this list. Earlybird tickets are sold out but General Onsale will start this January 18. There is an option for luxurious Boutique Camping that sleeps up to four guests.

With SXSW, Ultra Miami, Coachella and EDC all in a row, spring is one of the busiest times of year for ravers, DJ’s and anyone else who follows music festivals around such as gypsies or makeup artists.

Wondering what to wear? These shorts sets are perfect for spring. Or what about glitter boobs?

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.