America is experiencing another dance music renaissance, but Europe has been holding it down for a while now. Here are five of our favorite EDM festivals in Europe.
Creamfields in Daresbury, United Kingdom
What began as a house music night held at Nation became Britain’s largest dance music festival, held annually on their August bank holiday. Creamfields has since expanded to every corner of the world, but the original, held in Daresbury, is not to be missed.
Boom in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
Started in 1997 as a psytrance festival, Boom is one of Europe’s most unique festivals, founded on the ethos of sustainability, participation and the transformative powers of electronic music. The sound has since expanded to a variety of progressive styles, along with the fan-favorite natural trance showcase which features acoustically produced trance music.
Outlook in Punta Christo, Croatia
House and trance seem to get all the love, but dubstep’s rise in popularity helped create several festivals dedicated to bass music. Originally a subsidiary of Leeds’ SubDub, Outlook features the best in drum n bass, dubstep and anything bass-oriented, erecting pristine sound systems in the abandoned ruins of Fort Punta Christo.
Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium
Big brother to Atlanta’s Tomorrowworld, Tomorrowland is the world’s biggest electronic music festival, bringing in crowds of more than 400,000. This festival is known for its elaborate stages and choreographed production, as well as a lineup that covers underground artists alongside the mainstream.
Sónar in Barcelona, Spain
Now in its 23rd year, Sónar is one of the most cutting-edge electronic music festivals in Europe thanks to its tasteful curation and focus on underground and experimental electronic music. The festival sets out to unite dance music veterans with emerging talent from the underground
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During the spooky season, fans of haunts and scares should visit Laredo, Texas, to discover the haunted heritage of the 266-year-old city. Visitors are able to embrace the story of La Llorona, witness apparitions of spirits walking through Laredo and the movement of objects in homes and buildings in the historic district. All these phenomena make for an uneasy stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
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Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1, to honor and celebrate remembered friends and family who have passed. Observers of this holiday create ofrendas, or altars, containing beverages, food, photos and memorabilia of the departed. For adults, offerings of tequila are placed upon graves as a salute to their time on earth. Give a toast to the continuation of life with these tequila offerings.