5 Nontraditional EDM Festivals Changing the Face of Live Music

Outlook Festival Croatia
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With more and more music festivals cropping up every single day, the sphere of what a music festival truly is continues to expand along with the number of events and festivals dotting the world map.

As the number of festivals continues to grow, so does the realm of possibilities for these whimsical spaces that we hold dear to our hearts.

While there are plenty of traditional music festivals to choose from, nontraditional music festivals are joining the party, adding to the magical experiences created when thousands of music lovers congregate for their favorite pastime.

If you’re looking to step out of the box and expand your horizons, here are 5 nontraditional festivals that are pushing the boundaries of the live music experience.

The Groove Cruise

The Groove Cruise
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Leaving from Miami and navigating its way to Ocho Rios, Jamaica – the world’s largest floating festival aka The Groove Cruise is the pinnacle of the international cruise festival.

With Dada Life, Bingo Players, Markus Schulz, and Dash Berlin already announced for 2016’s lineup and phase 2 coming soon, get ready for the ride of a lifetime with The Groove Cruise Miami 2016.

Oh yeah, did we mention the private beach and waterfall parties in Jamaica? Just sayin’…

The Groove Cruise Miami takes place from Friday, January 22 through Tuesday, January 26, 2016 and you can snag your ticket here. Pro tip: use promo code “thatdrop” to receive up to $200 off of your total cabin price!

Inception at Sea

Inception at Sea Festival
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Setting sail from Miami to the Bahamas from Friday, March 11 through Monday, March 14, 2016 – Inception at Sea will bring 30+ artists and DJs together with 2000+ partiers for the spring break festival cruise that you’ve always dreamed of. A spring break floating festival cruise to the Bahamas? We’re in.

Click here to book your cabin for Inception at Sea today!

Secret Solstice

Secret Solstice Festival
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Have you ever raged inside a glacier? If you haven’t, Secret Solstice has you covered. Taking place from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Secret Solstice Festival returns to Reykjavik, Iceland for what’s been dubbed “the world’s first party inside a glacier”.

Taking place just before the summer solstice with 72 hours of continuous sunlight, attendees will have the chance to witness unparalleled performances inside a mile-long tunnel in Europe’s second largest glacier. Need we say more?

You can purchase your ticket to Secret Solstice Festival here and snag your additional pass to the glacial tunnel party here.

Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival
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Have you ever gotten down in an abandoned Roman fort on the edge of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia? Do you want to?

Europe’s leading bass music and soundsystem culture festival, Outlook Festival defines underground dance music. Don’t expect to hear the standard run of today’s EDM at Outlook, though, as that’s not the type of scene they’ve crafted.

If you want to dig past the mainstream and into the deep and dirty world of underground techno, house, dubstep, dub, garage, grime, and more – Outlook Festival is the place to be. Guaranteed.

If you’re game for one of the best festival’s on planet earth, click here to reserve your spot to Outlook Festival 2016.

SnowGlobe Music Festival

SnowGlobe Music Festival
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If you’re looking for the premier New Year’s party, why not spend it it in the winter wonderland of Tahoe, California with Jack Ü, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Claude VonStroke, Galantis, Alison Wonderland, NGHTMRE, Jai Wolf, Autograf, Big Wild, Thriftworks, and more?

If you’re looking for a snow-laden winter dance party that’s anything but the status quo, you can buy your ticket to SnowGlobe 2015’s New Year’s festival blast here.

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