The New Year has barely begun and Music Festival Fever is already on! TS writer Megha Uppal lists the top five music festivals for EDM fans.

Electronic Daisy Carnival


Launched in 1997 in Southern California, EDC is one of the biggest and most popular EDM festivals. Spanning over 6 cities across two continents, it kickstarts in Mexico this March, goes on to New York in May, and concludes at Las Vegas in June.

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Ultra Music Festival


UMF Miami  kicks off the concert season as winter is almost out and you are ready to party at the beach. Launched in Miami, but now conducted in over six cities, the music extravaganza boasts big names like Tiesto, Guetta, Afrojack and Avicii. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014, UMF promises to be a pulsating affair. (March 28-30).

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Electric Zoo


New York! Need I say more? The city that never sleeps promises an EDM festival bustling with energy at Randall’s Island Park on 3 – 4 May 2014, David Guetta, Pretty Lights and Hardwell were featured in the past line-ups. Expect more in 2014!

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You are no EDM fan, if you don’t know about Tomorrowland. Arguably the best EDM festival in the world, with its stage set in Boom, Belgium by end July. The magical venue of Tomorrowland packs in fanciful stage designs, innovative decor, and a superior line-up of the biggest and best DJs from the dance music scene. An unforgettable event!

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Global Gathering


The world’s first truly global EDM festival- Global Gathering has spread from Europe to US, and further to Asia and Australia. With the likes of Steve Aoki, Infected Mushroom, Afrojack, etc. , it promises to be a crazy weekend – one you won’t forget for a long time. Global Gathering attracted more than a quarter million people last year. So don’t miss out!

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The festivals may seem to be months away, but the tickets are selling like hotcakes already – grab those early bird passes now!