Your Month By Month Festival Guide For 2018

April 18, 2018

Photo credit: Rockstar Photographers for Sziget festival

Festivals are the happiest places in the world. Everybody’s delighted and carefree: there is dancing, love and there is music all over the place - making you forget the real world and its everyday problems. Plus you’re allowed (if not obligated) to day-drinking - we all know how much fun that is.

If it was up to me I’d make attending music festivals on a regular basis obligatory - especially if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Not sure where to go? Here are our favorite picks for every month of the year!

January: Holy Ship

When: January 5 - 9, 2019 | January 9 - 12, 2019

Where: Port Canaveral, United States

The most wicked cruise ride of our planet is not only taking you to the most stunning islands of the Caribbean, but also bringing the most epic names of dance music on board to entertain you on the way. No wonder tickets sell out quickly, so stay tuned for the 2019 announcement!

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February: A State of Trance Utrecht

When: February 23, 2019

Where: Utrecht, Netherlands

Created and hosted by one of the most trusted names of electronic music, Armin van Buuren is here to take everyone into “A State of Trance” - and this guy is definitely not kidding when it comes to blowing your mind away.

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March: Ultra Miami

When: March 29 - 31, 2019

Where: Miami, United States

The world’s leading dance festival with the craziest stage designs and visuals to take ultranauts outer space. Expect the biggest names of electronic music and special surprises! Here is why you can’t miss Ultra this year.

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April: Coachella

When: April 12 - 14, 2019 | April 19 - 21, 2019

Where: Indio, United States

California’s premiere pop festival everyone (including movie stars and top models) is talking about. Coachella is well known for lining up iconic names of top charts in the most picturesque valley of the Golden State.

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See also: 9 Fall Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss In 2018 »

May: Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

When: May 17 - 19, 2019

Where: Las Vegas, United States

The craziest and most LIT gathering of electronic music taking over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is where you can be yourself, dress however you want and release the madness!

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June: Governors Ball

When: June, 2019 (TBA)

Where: New York, United States

The Big Apple’s premiere music festival, with uncountable legendary artists of a wide variety of genres. Just the perfect way to kick off summer, with the iconic city of New York in the backdrop.

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July: Tomorrowland

When: July, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Boom, Belgium

There is no doubt that Tomorrowland is the most magical music festival of the universe. With its fairy tale-like setting and jaw-dropping lineup, it’s on the top of every EDM lover’s bucket list.

As all 400.000 Tomorrowland tickets sold out in just an hour I felt like I have to give you guys some alternatives, so definitely check out Balaton Sound, Ultra Europe or Exit.

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August: Sziget

When: August 7 - 13, 2019

Where: Budapest, Hungary

Move into the island in the heart of the gorgeous European capital, enjoy the widest variety of music genres and all kinds of entertainment for a whole week and make new friends with fellow “Szitizens” from all over the globe!

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September: KAABOO Del Mar

When: September 13 - 15, 2019

Where: Del Mar, United States

Enjoy the last glorious days of summer, pamper your taste buds with gourmet food, and let iconic artists of our age entertain you under the San Diego sun!

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October: Groove Cruise Cabo

When: October, 2019 (TBA)

Where: San Diego, United States

The world’s largest floating dance music festival awaits for you to escape Autumn and sail off to the gorgeous Mexican coast with incredible DJ-s and fellow party people on board!

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November: Goldrush

When: September, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Chandler, United States

After the extremely impressive first season in 2017 with a jaw-dropping lineup and the super fun wild-wild West setting we can’t wait to see what Goldrush has coming for us this year!

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See also: 10 Best EDM Festivals In The USA You Can't Miss This Year »

December: Snowglobe

When: December 29 - 31, 2018

Where: South Lake Tahoe, United States

Can you even think of a better way to close down the year at the biggest outdoors NYE celebration of the USA with the marvelous Lake Tahoe in the background? Not to mention the mind-blowing lineup of your favorite DJ-s of electronic music…

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So what’s your plan for this year? Don’t forget: sharing is caring! :)

Monika Tudja

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Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.