61. SHAMBHALA: CANADA
Shambhala Music Festival was born from a vision as grassroots as it gets. On a sunny Labour Day weekend back 1998, some 500 people gathered at the Salmo River Ranch for a party that showcased local art and music. Since those early, heady days, Shambhala grew with enthusiasm by word of mouth, quickly becoming a staple event for the West Coast underground electronic music scene. Today it attracts world renowned DJs and artists and some of the most eclectic, energetic fans in the universe. Shambhala is built on Shambhalove which shines bright to this day.
62. SNOWBOMBING: AUSTRIA
A week-long whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria. Days are spent skiing, boarding, enjoying music on mountain top stages or relaxing in the spa of a luxury hotel. Nights deliver cutting edge performances in unique venues, from a sky high igloo, to an enchanted forest clearing. Now in its 15th year, Snowbombing is regarded by many as… The Greatest Show on Snow. Mystical. Musical. Without Equal…
63. SONAR: SPAIN
Sónar is the International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art taking place in Barcelona during three days every June. Created in 1994, Sónar is a pioneering festival with a unique format and content. It’s first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music’s newest trends
As one of the stand-out parties of last summer, Sonus Festival returns to Zrce Beach on Croatia’s Island of Pag for another five days and five nights of electronic goodness. Packed with sandy vibes and sun-kissed boat parties, Sonus gives slots to hand-picked underground gods who hop between club sets at the Papaya and Kalypso bars. DJs will also spin tunes down at the beach, and the festival gives you a chance to see up-and-coming DJs in an intimate but unforgettable setting before they hit the big time. One piece of advice though: book tickets for the boat parties you fancy as early as you can, because once they’re sold out, that’s it.
65. SPACE: IBIZA
Summer clubbing in Ibiza has become a synonym of Space. No visits to the White Island are completed unless they include at least the experience of a party at Space. What makes this club so special – a club located in the middle of a big car park in Playa d’en Bossa? What kind of club can cause that mass pilgrimage year after year at their opening and closing parties? Space is the Mecca of dance music parties. It is a club which for many people has become one of the funniest places in the world.
66. STEREOSONIC: AUSTRALIA
Stereosonic is an annual music festival held in Australia in November and early December. Stereosonic is held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. Stereosonic is a collaboration of two major Australia promoters, Hardware and Onelove corporations, and presents a mix of electronic and dance culture music. It is considered to be Australia’s fastest growing music festival.
67. MYSTERYLAND: USA
The world’s groundbreaking and longest-running electronic music festival, Mysteryland, announce ticketing plans for its historic U.S. debut over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend from May 23 to May 26, 2014, at Bethel Woods, New York, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival.
68. SUNRISE: ROMANIA
Sunrise Celebration has gone through yet another rebirth but this time it is heading back to its roots with lots of the original content. We are a family/tribe of people that live in different places and use Sunrise as a chance to meet up and exchange stories and experiences so that we can grow stronger and more resilient in these troubled times. More than just a festival, it is a way of life, showing us how we can make a difference and have our influence felt through taking right action and listening to our intuition.
69. SOUTH WEST FOUR (SW4): UK
London plays host to the now famous South West Four Festival, a festival DJing legend Carl Cox has referred to as ‘the crowning glory’ of the capital‘s clubbing calendar. August Bank Holiday weekend is all about Clapham Common, where the world’s greatest electronic and dance music producers descend on South West London.
70. SZIGET: HUNGARY
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and already celebrating its 22nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.