Here are the best EDM festivals in North America this winter, including Snowglobe 2018, Igloofest 2018, Holy Ship 2019 and more.
Winter is a time of year to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. EDM festival tickets make a thoughtful gift for the raver in your life. And they give you a chance to bond with them at a large events. Some of these take place outside in the snow. Others are south of the border for cruise season 2019. So you will need a warm raver costume, and some you can swim in too.
These are the top ten EDM festivals of winter as selected by Slutty Raver Costumes. Bring money.
Lights All Night 2018
- Dates: December 28-29, 2018
- Location: Dalla, Texas
- Headliners: Diplo, Excision, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Tiësto and more!
- Website: https://lightsallnight.com/
Taking place in Dallas, Lights All Night is a Texas style music festival and light show. Texan EDM fans will emerge from the woodwork to party with out-of-towners and dance to the music.
Hijinx Festival 2018
- Dates: December 28-30, 2018
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Headliners: Bassnectar, Odesza, RL Grime and more!
- Website: http://hijinxfest.com/
That same weekend Hijinx Festival goes down in Philly with a bass friendly lineup that includes bohemian fan favorites and underground acts — plus beautiful downtown Philadelphia.
- Dates: December 29-31, 2018
- Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
- Headliners: Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz, RL Grime and more!
- Website: http://snowglobemusicfestival.com/
Snowglobe is happening in Lake Tahoe again this year. It is an outdoor music festival during winter, so you will need an extra warm raver costume. There will be opportunities for winter sports.
Decadence Colorado 2018
- Dates: December 30-31, 2018
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Headliners: Skrillex, Marshmello, Zed’s Dead, Claude Vonstroke and more!
- Website: http://decadencenye.com/
Countdown NYE 2018
- Dates: December 31, 2018
- Location: San Bernardino, California
- Headliners: Zedd, Tiësto, Afrojack, Dillon Francis, Alison Wonderland and more!
- Website: https://countdownnye.com/
Holy Ship! 2019
- Dates: January 5-9, 2019
- Location: Miami > Bahamas
- Headliners: A-Trak, Craze & Four Color Zack, Skream, TEED, the Black Madonna and more!
- Website: https://holyship.com/
Groove Cruise Miami 2019
- Dates: January 10-14, 2019
- Location: Key West > Cozumel, Mexico
- Headliners: Kaskade, Hot Since ’82, Markus Schulz, MK and more!
- Website: https://groovecruise.com/
If house music is more your style then consider Groove Cruise Miami instead. This year’s costume theme parties are Tutus and Ties, Back to School, Show Your Colors and Team Up (couples).
January 17 – February 24
- Dates: January 17 & February 2, 2019
- Location: Montreal, Quebec
- Headliners: Above & Beyond, Diplo, Four Tet, Chris Lake and more!
- Website: http://igloofest.ca/en/
The full lineup for Igloofest 2019 has yet to be announced. But we do know there will be igloos and a ferris wheel. Plus you get the chance to use your French lessons in a music festival setting.
Forbidden Kingdom 2019
- Dates: February 16-17, 2019
- Location: Boca Raton, Florida
- Headliners: Excision, Adventure Club, Zomboy, 12th Planet and more!
- Website: https://forbiddenkingdomfest.com/
Florida loves a good rave, but that prog house stuff is for Miami dwellers. Forbidden Kingdom Fest features an all bass and dubstep lineup with a B2B set by Excision and Dion Timmer.
EDC Mexico 2019
- Dates: February 23-24, 2019
- Location: Mexico City, Mexico
- Headliners: Skrillex, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Kygo, W&W and more!
- Website: https://mexico.electricdaisycarnival.com/en/
EDC Mexico 2019 offers the most complete lineup of the season. This includes a performance by Skrillex who Mexicans adore for some reason. They also have a lot of famous house DJ’s to enjoy.
If you time it perfectly you might be able to go to every single one of these winter music festivals, like Steve Aoki does. But you won’t be able to see every DJ set because a few overlap. Here’s looking forward to happy holidays and a merry EDM festival experience this season.
Cover photo via Igloofest.