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Festivals

Mysteryland announces lineup for US debut, with Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Moby, Carl Craig, and more; phase-two tickets available on Tuesday

By Ken Taylor
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As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.

Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.

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Go behind the scenes of Sensation Amsterdam with this multi-part video documentary

By Beatport News Editors
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Sensation is one of the world’s most popular dance-music gatherings—a highly stylized event that finds each of its attendees dressed all in white and lit with the same amount of attention as the stage environment itself. Having extended itself to all corners of the world over the past 14 years, Sensation really has become a global phenomenon.

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Steve Angello, Zedd, Seven Lions, MK, Dusky, and more head to Michigan's Electric Forest Festival this June

By Beatport News Editors
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Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.

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10 boutique electronic-music festivals you need to attend

By Joshua Glazer
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If there’s a single force driving the electronic-music explosion these days, it’s the power of festivals, with events from Electric Daisy Carnival to Ultra Music Festival drawing hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world, while even less mainstream events like Detroit’s Movement and Montreal’s MUTEK draw capacity crowds more often than not these days.

But bigger isn’t always better, and after a couple of year spent smashed up against 50,000 Deadmau5 fans, many heads start looking for something a bit more modest from their multi-day musical gatherings. Naturally, these events tend to lean towards the more underground side of electronic music, but what makes them special isn’t just niche beats but a level of intimacy you simply won’t find at larger events.

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The five sexiest dance-music festivals

By Joshua Glazer
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Of course, festivals are great places to binge on your favorite music for days on end. But, if you’re so inclined, they can also be fantastic places for hooking up. That said, some multi-day events are better than others when it comes to coupling, so, with Playa Del Carmen’s BPM Festival having just kicked off this weekend, we took a look at some of the world’s more amorous dance-music parties.

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The results are in: Who grabbed the #1 spot in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll?

By Ken Taylor
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Yep, it’s the man up top—Hardwell—who took the #1 spot this past weekend at DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll award ceremony, which, conveniently for the young Dutchman, was held in his homeland during the Amsterdam Dance Event conference. At age 25, the DJ known to his folks as Robbert van de Corput is the youngest to ever claim the honor. Tiesto was also honored at the event with the first-ever Top 100 DJs Legend Award. So who else made the top 100?

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