The world of dance music is ever-evolving, and with it comes a plethora of festivals that cater to the needs of every EDM fan. From the biggest EDM festival in the world, Tomorrowland, to the most diverse dance festival in Russia, St. Petersburg's Baltic Pearl International Dance Festival, there is something for everyone. Here is a list of the 10 biggest dance festivals in the world, so you can shine and enjoy. Tomorrowland is one of the most popular music festivals in the world.
Held in July, this festival has an average of more than 400,000 participants from all over the world each year. It has won the International Dance Music Award for the best electronic music event and features multiple sound stages with some of the most impressive performances in the world. Creamfields is the largest EDM festival in the UK and now holds sister events in other countries around the world. It started as a small one-day festival with only about 25,000 attendees and now strives to reduce its carbon footprint by providing recycling bins and a cup exchange.
Select Creamfields attendees can use the VIP area with upgraded plumbing, hot showers, and luxury tents or cabins. Mysteryland is held in both Chile and the Netherlands and welcomes tent and trailer camping attendees alike throughout the festival. It also offers a variety of other art exhibitions ranging from spoken word to miniature cinema. Mysteryland USA takes place at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, home of the original Woodstock festival. The Ultra Japan festival is full of anticipation, including high-definition aftermovies from previous festivals that get everyone going for next year. This comprehensive music festival complements the excellent EDM music of world-famous DJs with interactive art exhibitions and a futuristic, sparkling atmosphere that even includes carnival rides. The Electric Daisy Carnival is held in locations around the world, but its flagship festival in Las Vegas is still the best known.
Attendees are advised to secure their tickets and book hotel rooms well in advance, as goods sell out very quickly as Electric Dai approaches. The Untold EDM festival is ranked by international DJs as the eighth best festival in the world to perform. The Awa Dance Festival (Awa Odori) is held from August 12-15 as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku, Japan. Awa Odori is Japan's largest dance festival, attracting more than 1.3 million tourists every year. India's largest EDM festival, Sunburn Festival, is traditionally held on Goa Beach and features multiple different stages for people to enjoy different genres of electronic music. Tipperary Dance Platform is an international cutting-edge contemporary dance festival dedicated to being a holiday event for the community and a celebration for dance in Tipperary County. DanceLive is an annual festival celebrating contemporary dance and is the only festival in Scotland that exclusively features contemporary dance. The Djakarta Warehouse Project has previously been named the largest and most eclectic dance music festival in Asia.