Electronic music festivals for the masses
Surely, Rivetheads, Goths, Ravers, New Wavers, and Cyberpunks everywhere experienced a period of mourning over the loss of the beloved, annual Blacksun Festival in 2007. The event was held over an entire weekend in July/August for three summers, in each including a lineup of different industrial and electronic musicians. The end of the festival felt tragic to many of the attendees and fans, for it was the premiere musical gathering of the genre based in the United States.
It is true that the majority of the the scene is centered overseas, and primarily in Europe. However, there are a number of upcoming shows over the next few warmer months, and while the acts may not be as recognizable as those at UK’s Infest ,they may still be able to get their electronica and synthpop fix.
Dubbed the happiest place on earth by the Village Voice, the Electric Zoo is coming back to New York City for a second year over the Labor Day weekend. (August 31- Sept. 2) You can purchase 3-day, V.I.P. and Platinum passes, and book a travel package for the event today.
The widely popular Electric Daisy Carnival recently announced their Las Vegas 2012 lineup, scheduled for June 8-10. The festival is produced by Insomniac events and proclaimed to be the largest of its kind in North America. That may very well be believeable too, since this is its 16th year.
So, some of us may have to travel a little bit. At least the music will be playing within the country and where there is a will, there is a way.