The Best Beach EDM Music Festivals Around The World
EDM, or electronic dance music, is the mainstream powerhouse genre that leads the world regarding live events and concerts today. Aside to the whole festival experience, DJs are the major crowd pullers of modern times, with fans numbering in the thousands, turning up at music festivals worldwide. EDM festivals, like the music itself, attract the most energetic and dynamic crowd to light up even the most basic of venues into an unforgettable experience.
But EDM festivals don’t have just to be pinned down to happening in convention centers or event spaces in the city. It can also mean chilling on pristine sands, swimming or surfing in clear blue waters, and soaking up rays while listening and shuffling your feet to world-class EDM artists spinning the night away. For those who may not know, the year 2017 has been another year where beach EDM festivals have been lighting up the fire within the hearts of ravers alike all around the globe.
Lucky for us, 2017 is not quite over. On December 8 & 9 2017 at Siloso Beach, Singapore, Asia’s largest Electronic Dance beach festival, ZoukOut, will be underway. It is an epic two-day event, beginning when the sun sets at 6.30PM and raging the entire night until the sun rises at 8 in the morning. EDM big names like Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Marshmello, Flume, Robin Schulz, Yellow Claw, R3HAB, Amelie Lens and DJ Snake, alongside regional EDM favorites such as Busta Row (Japan), IMLAY (Korea), Bate (KL) and many more, will take the stage for a crowd of over 40,000 fans from over 60 countries. What a great chance for those of us who live to travel, pack your bags and hop on the next plane to Singapore for a short weekend trip with this event being the highlight of the itinerary.
The world is a tremendous place where you can always find graceful cultures and meet delightful people no matter where you go. Only a few lucky people have had a chance to travel the world, and one of the things many beautiful places around the globe has to offer are spectacular beach EDM festivals. After you are through with this article, you might find yourself calling up your friends and booking a flight right away to one of these epic events. Here is a list, in no particular order, of the best beach EDM festivals around the world.
Every December, EDM enthusiasts from all over the globe flock to Singapore to take part in one of the biggest beach music festivals in all of Asia that has been entertaining its fans since the year 2000. This year’s event is guaranteed to be levels above the past with a stellar line-up of world-class DJs and an astonishing spread of food options to curb your hunger. Currently, tickets are selling at 228 SGD (5,560 Baht) for a full two-day pass. Siam2nite readers, enjoy an exclusive 10% discount. Simply click on "Read More" below and get your discounted ticket!
WARP is Thailand’s first ever and largest beach EDM festival. Taking place at the spectacular Saisawan Beach Resort on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, the festival had welcomed world-class names like Marshmello, Deorro, and Sam Feldt. Since its explosive debut in 2015, this galactic-themed 2-day event has been playing host to arguably one of the rarest DJ lineups in Thailand. Come join over 5,000 “Warpers” in this “party all day all night” experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Thailand.
Take part in the only beach-side Ultra festival on the tropical “Island of Gods” in Bali at the globally-renowned Potato Head Beach Club. Over 2 massive days, you will experience not just an elite line-up of DJs, but also the island's perfect blend of the Balinese culture. Join over 10,000 “Ultra-nauts” among Ultra’s renowned huge production, lighting and sound to welcome some of the biggest acts in EDM music like Hardwell, Afrojack, deadmau5, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Kygo, Zedd, and many more.
At this outdoor trance festival, it’s fours days of stylish celebrations on Bloemendaal Beach, Netherlands. Feel the beats as well as sands between your toes while a huge collection of trance artists, ranging from major international acts like Paul Van Dyk and Paul Oakenfold to up-and-coming talents, take your breath away. Whether you like the powerful progressive trance, fine pure trance, or dirty psytrance, you can find it all here.
Right down near France's border with Spain, you can find three days of full-throttle partying down by one of the best beach spots that are Le Barcarès. Acres of beautiful woodland and miles of creeks and cliffs surrounded by the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect hosting ground for such a spectacular party. You will be sure to meet many big-name international DJ’s while living up to an EDM fan’s dream with over 40,000 other lives down by the beach.
Dreambeach Villaricos is an enormous five-day beach EDM festival in Spain held each year in an eponymous Spanish town. The beautiful golden sands of the Almerian coastal resort invites a star-studded line-up of over 100 global DJs providing you with deep house, techno, trap, hardstyle, and more. Other than complete spectacular staging, lighting, and effects, you might find yourself dancing to the beats of David Guetta, Nickey Romero, or Tiësto with over 50,000 fellow party animals.
Saying that this festival in Analkita, Georgia is crazy would be an understatement. KaZantip presents itself as a "virtual republic" that even has its own constitution. You will find over 300 DJs on more than 14 dance floors, playing 21 hours per day on a piece of land covering 15 acres over 2-3 weeks time. While residing at the idyllic seaside location with one of the most beautiful beaches on the whole Black Sea, join over 100,000 other “paradiZers” in living their dreams on this party land.
It’s five days and four nights of beach-side sets, boat festivals and plenty of pool action on the shores of the Island of Pag, Croatia. On the Adriatic shore lies a paradise where a rave meets your perfect summer vacation. Indulge in the natural beauty of the dazzling Zrce beach while enjoying over 70 artists ranging from international headliners, local heroes, underground superstars, to new-comers that will be sure to create an incredible techno party for you and your peers.