When people talk about the Lone Star state, the first thing that springs to mind is either cowboy, honky-tonk, or two-stepping. However, with more Californians moving to Texas for more space and a lower cost of living, the rave scene in Texas has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years. There are music festivals in Texas spanning all types of EDM genres and featuring a roster of heaviest-hitters and legends. Lights All Night, the longest-running EDM festival in Texas, is a good case in point. It attracts more than 40,0000 ravers annually and features an epic lineup of performing artists like Deadmau5, Illenium, Subtronics, and Above & Beyond, you name it! With that in mind, there’s so much more to the Texas music scene than just two-stepping. Texas EDM scene is blooming and potentially morphing into the next EDM capital, or at least that’s what we’re hoping!
We’ve compiled a list of the best and upcoming EDM music festivals in Texas for you. And if you’re looking for stylish and sparkly rave outfits for your next rave, be sure to check out our rave wear collections! Alright, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
Day for Night
Taking place in a historic postal facility, Day for Night is reminiscent of the old fashioned warehouse rave but with state-of-the-art production. Producer Omar Afra co-conceived the trailblazing idea of an immersive festival experience that bridges the gap between technology, art and music. Featuring dazzling visuals, art installations and interactive light shows, Day for Night is dubbed as the “Music Festival of Future” that doesn’t follow the old formula for music festivals. The lineup includes electronic music, from trap to deep house and hip hop. Large-scale projections and site-specific custom-built structures bring a heightened sensorial experience to new audiences.
Taking place on the Halloween weekend, Freaky Deaky is Texas meets Halloween meets dance party when it lands in Houston. The 2021 star-studded lineup features DJs like Deadmau5, Cristoph, Zeds Dead, Adventure Club, Excision, and many more. Last year they had heightened the supernatural experience with camping. Shuttles are available to allow attendees to continue immersing themselves in the spooky ambiance.
Lights All Night
Known as the longest-running EDM festival in Texas, Lights All Night is the best music festival to be if you want to rave into a new year with your rave squad! Hosted by Always On at the Dallas Market Hall, Lights All Night delivers an out-of-this-world experience tied together with a soundtrack of beats that will take you to another dimension. Their 2021 lineup includes big names like ILLENIUM, DJ Snake, Subtronics, Above & Beyond, Grum, 1788-L, Deadmau5, Subtronics, Loud Luxury and more. Top-notch DJs coupled with the best visual and visceral experience is what makes Lights All Night the longest-running festival in Texas.
Euphoria Music Festival
If you’re tired of the conventional music festival and in need of a change of scenery, or a more relaxing setting, then look no further than Euphoria Festival. Located on the scenic Carson Creek Ranch with sprawling grass fields, Euphoria Festival is Austin’s own camping festival that allows ravers to immerse themselves in nature and top notch live music. Featuring upcoming electronic, hip hop, indie and jam music acts, this electronic camping festival brings together a diverse community that seek a deeper, richer, more inspired experience through music.
Ubbi Dubbi Music Festival
Hosted in an off-the-beaten-path venue, off the Clear Fork Trinity River and right outside Forth Worth, Ubbi Dubbi Music Festival features trippy visuals moving across the vertical LED strips designed as a semi circle. Be sure to check out LED outfits and accessories here to match the ambiance. Ubbi Dbbi has one of the most epic lineups in Texas, featuring heavy-hitters like Alison Wonderland, Dabin, Gorgon City, Excision, Zeds Dead, and our personal favourite, Camelphat! With that being said, this is the music festival you don’t want to miss especially if you live in Texas.