9 Best EDM Camping Festivals in 2018
There's 9 camping festivals on our must-go-to list. Find out what they are, pack up your rave essentials, and meet us on the most epic dance floors in the US...
9. 515 Alive
August 17th + 18th
Des Moines, Iowa
This two day camping event is held in Des Moines, Iowa and will be held at the Water Works Parks. This 1,500 acre park is one of the largest urban parks in the US so you won't be cramped in some dirt lot trying to find ypu tent among rows of cars.
With a stacked versatile lineup this camping festival has something for everyone. With past headliners like Snails, Excision, Griz, Zeds Dead and Nghtmre this event is something that is worth taking a long weekend drive to visit a new part of the country.
8. Finding Euphoria
May 11th + 13th
Finding Euphoria is an intimate electronic music festival in May with two nights of camping, surrounded by a series of music and community events. You'll find yoga, art sessions, local vendors and food...and hopefully a little bit of enlightenment.
Euphoria has a massive lineup, last year included Above & Beyond, Bassnectar, Griz, Dillon Francis and many more. With about 15,000 people you'll find a blend of everyone from hippy, hipster, and hardcore kandi kid but you won't find an ounce of judgement.
Check the official recap from 2017:
7. Okeechobee Music & Arts
March 1st - 4th
Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Illenium and more take to the music stages but you'll find so many activitives at this camping festival that you don't ever need to make it to a music stage to have an amazing time. You'll find yoga, open art, mass meditation, spend a day on the sandy beach, play blackjack, or visit the complimentary open bar...
Okeechobee is unique because they're on a new level when it comes to cleanliness and sustainability, it's built right into their festival! They’ve gone to great lengths to implement as many sustainable practices and operations and it’s an ongoing effort and noticeable improvements are made every year.
This even ALWAYS sells out, so get those tickets as earyl as possible.
6. Electric Forest
June 21st - June 24th AND June 28th - July 1st
What could we possibly say to hype this event up? This incredible event will transport you to a whole new world for a few days. The music is always incredible with a well thought out blended lineup with EDM giants like Marshmello and Bassnectar, funky flow like Griz, and jam bands like The String CHeese Incident. The event itself is so much more than music, with an inclusive and creative community this is always one of the best events of the year to go to! Just pick out your favorite Electric Forest outfits from here.
Watch their newest video release, it'll give you the feels:
Will is be back? There are rumors floating around but it seems a little late to release such a huge event. It was an amazing event...let's cross our fingers.
4. Camp Bisco
July 12th - July 14th
Camp Bisco is an outdoor music festival held at the picturesque Montage Mountain, a world-class concert venue & waterpark located in Scranton, PA. More importantly, it was started by the Disco Biscuits and the weekend celebration of electronica and improvisational rock that has become one of the hottest small music festivals in the country. Make sure you check out our collection of rave essentials picked out just for Camp Bisco
3. Lightning in a Bottle
May 24th - May 28th
Trying to describe the epicness of LIB is impossible. There are hundreds of events going on, talks and discussions, workshops like medicine making and survival techniques, yoga, meditation and culinary classes all while dozens of artists collaborate on large scale artwork, with sit down dinners, don't forget the soap box derby...oh and The Glitch Mob, Funk Hunters, Sofi Tukker, Tokimonsta, Beats Antique...
This is by far one of our top camping festivals of the year! Check our selection of Lightning In a Bottle outfits when you get a chance.
2. Dirtybird Campout
Fall 2018 (west) + Feb 2019 (east)
This festival just broke out a few years ago and has quickly become a favorite of house heads everywhere. This small festival is the place where everyone is family and you'll see the headliners wandering around the festival grounds with you. Grill some burgers, get down to some tech house, pick up your Dirtybird Campout clothing and hangout with Dirtybird Camp Counselors.
1. Electric Daisy Carnival
May 18th - May 20th
Las Vegas, Nevada
New for EDC in 2018, it's time to camp under the electric sky! The Electric Daisy Carnival wouldn't have been on this list in the past but this year they've opened up the festival to some incredible camping packages.
It's clear that Insomniac has been listening to their headliners, this year they've moved the date to May allowing for cooler weather. That cooler weather allows for ealier days, camping, and a nonstop party that will be more intense than any other year.
You don't get to camp with your own tent, instead they'll be providing hundreds of high quality ShiftPod tents that include power and AC! That doesn't mean you don't need to find the perfect Electric Daisy Carnival outfit