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Charlotte de Witte ran it back in New York City, throwing down at an electrifying pop-up rave.

The Belgian techno superstar last took over the streets of Manhattan in 2023, when she offered fans a surprise block party. Days before a 2024 headlining gig in Brooklyn, de Witte returned in partnership with the clothing store Extra Butter, with whom she shut down Orchard Street for a free show on Thursday.

Beatport recorded the performance and has now uploaded it to YouTube so fans can tune in from anywhere in the world. The block party performance is in support of de Witte’s ticketed June 22nd KNTXT showcase at Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she’ll perform after Airod, Alignment and Hiroko Yamamura.

Check out the full performance below.

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For electronic music enthusiasts on the East Coast, Elements Music & Arts Festival is a breath of fresh air in today’s glut of music festivals. But the best part about this specific getaway—besides it’s massive lineup—is its affordability.

Scheduled for August 9-11 in Long Pond, PA, the festival’s 7th edition brings yet another standout lineup for attendees. Over 100 artists will perform, including Excision, ILLENIUM, AC Slater and Chris Lorenzo’s Fly With Us, and two performances by dubstep superstar Subtronics.

Spanning many sub-genres of dance music, there’s something for everyone on this massive lineup, which includes a hotly anticipated “Redux” performance from Kaskade. Elements organizers recently revealed the lineup’s second phase, which saw many exciting additions, including EDM.com Class of 2024 stars Sara Landry and Hamdi.

“We tried to go out of the box and worked hard to bring fans some fresh house and techno artists as well as some rare b2b sets for phase two,” said Elements Co-Founder Timothy Monkiewicz. “We are excited to add your most requested jam band and Pennsylvania royalty, The Disco Biscuits! This well-rounded lineup gives something for everyone and we can’t wait for you all to enjoy it.”

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Experience Elements Festival

Ticket-holders are invited to embark on mischievous journeys between the bizarre, the healing, the luminescent, the fun and the immersive. There’s theatrical performances and experiential art to explore in all corners of the Elements, but perhaps most in The Bizarre, like the festival-favorite Frick Frack Black Jack.

As darkness falls, the forest comes alive with luminescent mushrooms, flowers and whimsical candy creatures to create a mesmerizing spectacle that feels otherworldly. After you explore nature’s illuminated beauty, you can step into The Healing Garden for an oasis of transformative wellness practices like yoga, sound baths and a curated sustainability program.

Then take your newfound energy to inspire your inner child with fun and games hosted by LazerPants. Indulge in a playful world of surprises and games like relay races, talent shows and puppet plays to take a break from the bustle of “real” life.

Elements Festival Travel

Now let’s plan your getaway to Elements at the Pocono Raceway. You have four options in terms of airports you can fly into. Scranton International (AVP) is the closest at only 35 miles from the venue. Flights to Scranton are relatively affordable, ranging from as low as $60 and reaching as high as $400.

If you need to fly into a bigger airport, Newark Liberty International (EWR) and Philadelphia International (PHL) are your next best bets. Each is about 100 miles away from the festival’s grounds, with flights averaging in the mid-$200s for a roundtrip. Depending on from where you’re leaving, you might even get lucky and find one for under $100—just make sure you get enough baggage for all your fun festival-wear.

Once you land, take advantage of one of Elements’ shuttles as an easy and hassle free way to get to and from the festival. They start at $66 each way and depart from Philadelphia, Newark or Manhattan. The shuttles are perfect for those without vehicles or those flying in.

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Elements Festival Tickets

Now you know your travel options, let’s look at the festival’s ticket packages. A GA Festival Pass is only $339 and a VIP Festival Pass will run you $589.

If you’re interested in experiencing the festival with elevated access, you can get a Platinum Festival Pass for $1299. This comes with all the benefits of VIP, plus exclusive side-stage viewing access, a dedicated concierge team, complementary snacks and seltzers in the lounges, and $300 of food credit loaded on your festival band.

Vibe Village Group Camping

Vibe Villages are Elements’ unique take on the festival group camping experience. Great for groups of 10 people or more, they allow you to unlock priority camping perks and your own dedicated space.

Your theme camp will be divided into one of three different “villages”: Fire, Water and Air, each of which express creativity, authenticity and gift-giving. Fire Village has experiential camps where people build and provide sound or art, workshops and wellness. Water Village is for groups who want to decorate their camp to the nines or plan a squad outfit and express themselves. Air Village is for big groups looking to chill and enjoy the perks of Vibe Village.

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Elements Festival Accommodations

Your next key decision is where you want to stay during the festival. The most economical option is a 10×10 camping space for $10. If you end up driving, don’t forget to pick up a Parking Pass, sold separately and ranging from $59 to $189.

Beyond a simple camping spot, you could opt for an easier situation of a two-person preset tent for $449 or a two-person glamping tent for $1599. If you want a more luxurious situation, spring for a pre-set RV starting at $3299 (sleeps up to five) or even a room at partnered resorts starting at $1299 (sleeps up to four).

All-In

All said and done, you’re looking at a four-day getaway for just north of $1,000. To put that into perspective, an average three-day vacation in 2023 costs $1,389.09, according to Forbes. And that’s including a stay at a mid-range hotel—no tickets to music or live artistic experiences included.

Tickets are available for purchase via Elements Music & Arts Festival official website, where you can also find out more about the festival’s pricing.

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Prepare your neckbraces because Subtronics has revealed a stacked lineup for the third installment of his curated festival experience, Cyclops Cove.

The Florida event by Insomniac’s Bassrush brand is expanding to three days for the first time ever in 2024, and the lineup is brimming with talent to keep fans head-banging all weekend long. Cyclops Cove 2024 will include three unique Subtronics sets as well as performances by Tape B, LEVEL UP, Mersiv, Rusko, INFEKT, Wooli and EDM.com Class of 2021 star Eliminate, among many others.

Stage takeovers by Bassrush Records, Wubaholics and Subtronics’ own Cyclops Recordings will also keep the bass music pumping from Friday to Sunday. Check out the lineup below.

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In other news, Subtronics recently dropped his scintillating sophomore album, TESSERACT, and has since announced a sprawling tour. He recently headlined his “Cyclops Rocks IV” doubleheader at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and is now gearing up for performances at Lost Lands and Shambhala this year.

Cyclops Cove 3 will take place from December 6-8 at Boca Raton’s Sunset Cove Amphitheater. You can purchase passes here.

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If you’re looking for the ultimate mix of Halloween fanfare, multi-genre music acts and mind-melting art installations, then Suwannee Hulaween is the festival for you.

Now in its 11th year, the four-day Florida camping festival is known for its top-tier audiovisual production, tight-knit community and fully-immersive art around Spirit Lake. Its 2024 lineup will include sets by Sublime, Tipper, CloZee, Tash Sultana, Chase & Status, Umphrey’s McGee, EDM.com Class of 2024 star Of The Trees and many, many more.

This year, the festival is hosting the debut of The Bobby Weir Incident, with Grateful Dead founding member Bobby Weir joining The String Cheese Incident for three hours of Grateful Dead classic renditions. The String Cheese Incident will also perform on three nights. Check out the full lineup below.

“As a co-founder of the festival, the opportunity to reacquire Hulaween and continue its storied legacy is an incredible full-circle moment after over a decade of commitment and service to the Hulaween journey,” said Michael Berg, Hulaween’s co-founder and owner, in a press release. “Our goal to keep the dream alive is in the greatest possible hands with my friends and partners, Chris and Aaron, alongside the well-curated and longtime all-star team that produces Hulaween. Our independent festival is arguably the greatest in the world for multigenre lineups, experiential art, and a passionate community whose fans live for both.”

Spirit Lake, the festival’s experiential hub brimming with art installations, will feature its signature lakefront holographic projection mapping as well as performance artists, painters, sculptors, thespians and more.

A brand-new, 360° stage experience called “OFF LIMITS at Spirit Lake” will be curated by DEF, complete with fire effects by Incendia, Funktion-One sound and over 20 additional artists and surprise guests.

Hulaween will take place in Live Oak, Florida from October 24-27. Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 20th at 10am ET here.

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Brunch Electronik, a celebrated party series originating in Barcelona, is set to make its highly anticipated U.S. debut.

Scheduled for July 6th in Los Angeles, the brand’s first stateside event will take place at Exposition Park, promising an unforgettable experience for techno and house music enthusiasts.

Brunch Electronik has grown into a worldwide phenomenon since its 2023 inception, hosting electrifying events in major cities like Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Lima and São Paulo. Following the success of their debut festival in Barcelona last year, the organization is now poised to bring their unique brand to American audiences.

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Brunch Electronik’s debut in LA is a collaborative effort with the local underground event collectives Minimal Effort and SBCLTR. Attendees can expect a breezy open-air experience brimming with leading techno and house music talents like DJ Harvey, Maya Jane Coles, Colyn and Will Clarke, among others.

The day-to-night event is poised to offer to Angelenos a resplendent celebration of electronic music, art and community. Beyond its lineup, the LA edition of Brunch Electronik will also showcase the brand’s diverse selection of food and beverage trucks, an expansive vendor village, art installations and a photo booth, among other engaging activities.

You can purchase tickets to Brunch Electronik’s LA event here.

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The city of San Francisco is fermenting much more than sourdough starter this summer thanks to the IllUM Block Party, which returns on Saturday, July 6th.

The breezy Fourth of July weekend celebration is where locals can table the tech talk for a day and melt away to the sounds of today’s leading electronic music artists. The sun-kissed dance party is going down at The Midway, one of San Francisco’s top venues at the intersection of music and art.

The event will feature two unique sets by Alesso, who will throw down a headlining performance and a set under his new alias, Body Hi. He recently showcased the gritty Body Hi sound by virtue of a scintillating EP, Hypnotize. The Swedish superstar is joined on the lineup by Night Bass boss AC Slater and red-hot Dutch producer Lavern, among others.

The IllUM Block Party is the latest can’t-miss EDM show to hit the Bay Area, which looks like one of the nation’s top dance music destinations this summer. It follows Fred again.. and Skrillex’s recent breathtaking rave at Civic Center Plaza and will take place a few short weeks before ILLENIUM’s four-night residency at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

EDM.com has now joined forces with the organizers of IllUM Block Party for a special VIP ticket giveaway ahead of this year’s event. Read on to discover how to enter.

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  • 2x pairs of VIP passes

To enter the giveaway, follow @themidwaysf and @edm on Instagram, and tag at least three friends in separate comments on the post below (1 entry per comment, unlimited entries allowed)⁠. Share the post in an Instagram Story and tag @edm for a bonus entry.

The contest ends on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024.⁠ The winner will be announced in a comment and alerted via our Instagram the following day.

You can purchase tickets to the 2024 IllUM Block Party here.

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From where I stood, the crowd gathered at West Hollywood Park resembled a gentle technicolor wave emerging from a horizon. I was a part of that crowd moments prior, riding the wave, merrily singing and dancing along to one of dance-pop’s most iconic artists.

As I pulled myself away from that spirited crowd, I found myself under a multicolored tree. And it was there, beneath the twinkling lights, watching the audience so carefree and full of life, that I came to a humbling realization: it wasn’t that long ago that we as queer people were not allowed to celebrate in this fashion.

When discussing the emergence of the gay rights movement, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 are considered to be the spark that lit the fuse. The series of demonstrations against the police raiding of a New York City gay bar were a direct response to the oppression faced by LGBT citizens at the time. The anniversary of the riots was marked by marches across major American cities, thus ushering in the modern-day gay pride parades.

Half a century later, Pride events have transformed from political calls for action to utopias celebrating everything queer, from self-expression to sexual freedom. This transformation continues into the 2020s, as evidenced by the recent addition of multi-day music festivals centered around pride.

“I think that it has been an evolution,” Jeff Consoletti, CEO and Founder of OUTLOUD Music Festival, tells EDM.com. “You have to educate young people of where pride originated from, what Stonewall means, who these pioneers of LGBT history are, and why we have a Pride march.”

Cyndi Lauper performing at WeHo Pride 2024.

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Consoletti created OUTLOUD in 2020 as an online platform for queer artists to showcase their talents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has now grown into a full-fledged music festival, partnering with the city of West Hollywood as its flagship WeHo Pride event.

“We want to be the epicenter of queer music, introducing rising artists with established acts that have a track record of servicing the LGBT community,” Consoletti explains. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that every artist on our bill has to be queer, as we gladly welcome allied artists that have been championing voices in our community for years.”

As an independent producer, Consoletti emphasized the importance of embracing the diverse range of talented musicians found within queer spaces. And with electronic music having strong ties with the queer and Black communities, Consoletti knew he had to include dance music in the mix.

“You can’t do any show these days without an electronic component,” Consoletti adds. “This was one of our biggest DJ-driven lineups we’ve ever put together.”

“Big” was an understatement. Over a three-day period, West Hollywood Park transformed into a haven for dance music enthusiasts. Beginning on Friday night, audiences were transported to electro-nirvana by way of 2010’s dance party girl, Kesha.

Kesha performing at the 2024 OUTLOUD Music Festival.

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Things kicked into high gear on Saturday as Yaeji, Channel Tres, Purple Disco Machine and EDM.com Class of 2022 alumni Kaleena Zanders energized crowds across both OUTLOUD’s mainstage and the Summertramp-hosted stage.

Come Sunday, spirits were high as the post-Pride parade crowds emerged from the street party on Santa Monica Boulevard and flooded into the festival grounds.

On the mainstage, drag queen-turned-star DJ Trixie Mattel spun a mix of house music heaters, followed by Ashnikko and Big Freedia, who perfectly complimented each other with their dynamic performances.

Trixie Mattel performing at the 2024 OUTLOUD Music Festival.

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Over on the sweltering Summertramp stage, Kiesza animated the dancefloor as she performed tracks off her latest album, Dancing and Crying: Vol. 1. The Canadian electro-pop songstress, who recently emerged from a hiatus after a severe car accident, emphasized how her road to recovery inspired her latest project.

“I sustained a brutal brain injury from a car crash in 2017,” Kiesza told us onsite at OUTLOUD. “I’ve turned a corner now where I’m going to be able to come back to the dance scene. I’ve been a dancer my whole life and having lost that side of myself was truly tragic.”

Kiesza’s love for dance was most apparent in the timeless music video for her 2014 debut single, “Hideaway”. The video, which sees her dancing through the busy streets of New York, was shot in a single take and has amassed over half a billion views on YouTube.

“I want my music to encourage people to be okay with who they are inside… if you know who you are, make that louder,” Kiesza says. “Express that. Throw it out into the world. Even if people don’t accept you, don’t stop being you. We will all find each other eventually.”

Kiesza wrapped up her WeHo Pride appearance with a performance of  “Hideaway” before leaving a note of encouragement to the gay community, with whom she has strong ties.

“I know we’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot left to do,” she asserts. “I want to be in the forefront to help push that in the right direction.”

The Summertramp stage was also host to another dance music diva, the house music vocal legend Crystal Waters. The iconic singer-songwriter put on a spectacle as she belted out her classic 90s hits “Gypsy Woman,” “100% Pure Love” and “Destination Calabria.”

As Waters’ dynamic performance came to a close, the pulsating beats of electronica prevailed well into the evening. DJ Holographic, Hot Chip and Josh Peace took to the stage and aided in keeping the Summertramp faithful hot and steamy all night.

Back on the mainstage, the surge of energy emanating from the crowd only grew bigger as Diplo took to the decks. Blending together gay anthems and techno hits, he activated the audience, turning them into ravers for the evening.

Diplo and Bebe Rexha performing at the 2024 OUTLOUD Music Festival.

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After Diplo’s heart-pounding performance, which included a surprise appearance by Bebe Rexha), West Hollywood was treated to an unforgettable spectacle of a show by OUTLOUD’s top-billed headliner, Kylie Minogue, a dyed-in-the-wool queer icon in her own right.

Minogue’s influence on dance music is undeniable. Everywhere you turned, audience members were singing and dancing along to hits like “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” “Love at First Sight,” “Get Out of My Way” and, of course, last year’s runaway hit, “Padam Padam.”

Kylie Minogue performing at the 2024 OUTLOUD Music Festival.

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Back under that rainbow-colored tree, I watched as the happy-go-lucky, free-spirited crowd abandoned the dancefloor and dissipated into the street party behind me. But the gravity of the moment wasn’t lost on me—I knew that despite all the progress for our community, the fight continues.

As for OUTLOUD Music Festival, Consoletti and his team managed to create an inclusive safe haven for music lovers of all genres. The event was the highlight of WeHo Pride and delivered on its mission to bring queer artists and allies together in celebrating the LGBT community.

“My relationship with the city of West Hollywood is incredibly important to me,” Consoletti said. “There’s no other municipality that will go all out for the queer community. So in terms of OUTLOUD at WeHo Pride, this show is not going anywhere.”

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Seven years after the debut of Excision‘s flagship music festival, Lost Lands, his team isn’t slowing down any time soon.

Roughly three months away, the 2024 edition of the dinosaur-themed festival is now the fastest to sell out in the event’s history, a Lost Lands representative confirmed to EDM.com.

Attendees of the sold-out fest, which is generally considered the nation’s top bass music festival, are in for another big year. Excision recently announced the massive Lost Lands 2024 lineup, which features Subtronics, Zeds Dead, Eprom, Rusko, NERO, Deathpact, Jessica Audiffred, Crankdat and many more. Excision himself will also perform three unique sets like in years past.

Festival-goers will also have an easier time commuting between the Lost Lands campgrounds and venue after organizers revealed they’re constructing a tunnel beneath the bustling road that separates the two.

Lost Lands will take place September 20-22, 2024 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. You can learn more about this year’s festival here.

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When Fred again.. announced his first-ever stadium show, everyone knew he would deliver a blissful barrage of summer moments to share with friends. But few could have expected such a massive success, even by the British superstar’s lofty standards.

Friday’s event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was proof of just how much his fans have grown to love him too. Despite the fanfare of his debut stadium gig—and an almost sold out one at that—it was packed with intimate moments.

Fred again.. performing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on June 14th, 2024.

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Under the Memorial Coliseum’s lights and plumes of mythic smoke, Fred appeared and reappeared in different locations throughout the arena. Throughout the evening’s countless “one-time at Fred again..” moments, more than 100,000 people were whisked away by his pensive sound.

He even suddenly materialized in the stands to serenade attendees up-close in the cheap seats, like when he and Obongjayar performed their fan-favorite collaboration “adore u.”

Some, however, got a little too excited. Near the end of the evening, a torrent of fans found their way onto an elevated catwalk that lined the inside circumference of the stadium. Floorboards cracked under the weight of so many while Fred geared up for a firework-laden climax.

Seeing the danger present, the venue’s safety crew sprung into action and brought the show to a sudden stop. A buzzkill for sure, but it may have saved more than a few lives as the catwalk, which clearly was not designed to hold so many, was visibly collapsing away from its scaffolding when the smoke cleared. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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It was a rare moment that revealed the caliber of the safety crew kept at the ready by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It also showcased the admriation and respect Fred again.. has for his ride-or-die fans.

And even though it seemed like a bit of a downer at the time the music had to be halted, it’s likely a memory that those fans will be telling their friends about for a long, long time.

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Don your Teletubby antennae and dancing shoes because AREA15 is firing up the nostalgia machine with a rave featuring your favorite childhood characters.

AREA15, Las Vegas’ cutting-edge immersive entertainment destination, is set to open the doors of its mind-bending Portal room by welcoming electronic music fans to a surrealist dance party inspired by the fantastical Tubbyland.

Picture a dancefloor set against Tubbyland’s serene hills, all under the playful gaze of the Teletubby Sun Baby; it’s set to become a reality for dance music fans on June 21st. Attendees can expect a night where the enchanting Teletubby characters come to life with music, trippy visuals and an atmosphere rife with playful whimsy.

Guests will need to be over 18 to enter this nostalgic blast from the past, which begins at 9pm. But families can join the fun starting at 3pm by virtue of a meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

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The rare rave is the latest masterstroke from the team behind AREA15, who continues to push the boundaries of immersive entertainment and consistently deliver unique, captivating experiences to its visitors.

“AREA15 is at the forefront of revolutionizing the rave experience by introducing themed events that blend nostalgia, creativity and immersive entertainment,” said Noah Kessler, AREA15’s Head of Events & Entertainment. “Our themed raves, such as the ‘House of Teletubbies: Tubbyland Rave,’ offer a distinctive and engaging way for guests to connect with beloved characters and stories while enjoying a high-energy nightlife atmosphere.”

Tickets to the “House of Teletubbies: Tubbyland Rave” are on sale now.