Top Raves and Music Festivals in the USA 2022

Music Festival

Festival season is finally underway! Are you looking for upcoming music festivals and raves in the USA in 2022? We’ve compiled a list of top events in different cities to make things easier for you! After a brief hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many long-running and highly anticipated music festivals are slated to return in 2022. From spiritually awakening raves at scenic and off-the-beaten-path venues, small boutique festivals to mega festivals with dazzling visuals, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to EDM festivals. If you’re on the lookout for trendy rave wear, rave accessories, costumes, EDM clothing, or festival outfits, be sure to check out our women’s rave wear collection

BUKU Music + Art Project
When: March 25-26
Where: New Orleans, LA

Taking its name from the French word, “beaucop” which means “plenty”, BUKU Music + Art Project features a wide range of music genres from EDM, hip-hop to sub-genres of indie rock. The well-curated and diverse lineup for 2022 includes Tame Impala, $uicideboy$, Alison Wonderland and Glass Animals, and more. 

Beyond Wonderland
When: March 25-26
Where: San Bernadino, CA

“When day breaks in Wonderland, a playful and colorful cast of characters emerges. All manner of flora and fauna entertain the Queen and her Royal Court, while fantastical animals of all shapes and sizes run wild.” Beyond Wonderland is known as one of the longest-running music festivals with trippy Alice in Wonderland theme hosted by Insomniac.

Ultra Music Festival
When: March 25-27
Where: Miami, FL

Boasting elite DJs and top-notch production, Ultra Music Festival is slated to return to its iconic venue of Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami after a short hiatus due to Covid. Ultra has gone all out for their highly anticipated return with a massive lineup, featuring heavy hitters like Fisher, Adam Beyer, Camelphat, Alison Wonderland, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Illenium, Jauz, and Tiesto. 

Coachella Music Festival
When: April 15-24
Where: Indio, CA

Known as one of the most iconic and famous music festivals in the United States, Coachella Music Festival offers a diverse lineup spanning almost all music genres catering to different types of festival-goers. It was also announced that Kanye will be headlining the festival in 2022 so secure your ticket here!

Digital Gardens
When: April 22-23
Where: Charlotte, NC

Known as North Carolina’s most intimate two-day Music and Art Festival, Digital Gardens features the hottest DJs in Electronic Dance Music and Bass Programming as well as immersive art installations. The massive lineup includes artists like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Digital Ethos, illGates, and Bear Grillz. 

Ubbi Dubbi Festival
When: April 22-24
Where: Ennis, TX

Looking for a spiritually awakening rave at an off-the-beaten-path venue? Look no further than Ubbi Dubbi Festival, a music festival that you don’t want to miss if you live in Texas. Expect immersive visuals and an epic lineup of some of the hottest artists like Diplo, Blanke, Gorgon City, Camelphat, and Mize.

Deadbeats Arizona
When: April 22
Where: Phoenix, AZ

Created as an extension of the Zeds Dead independent record label, Deadbeats, the tour will carry forward Zeds Dead’s new vision for the future of electronic music and will uniquely connect passionate young creatives on each date. The Deadbeats Arizona stop will feature Zeds Dead; NGHTMRE; Dimension; Dion Timmer; Rossy, and 2SOON.

Desert Hearts
When: April 28-May 2
Where: Lake Perris, CA

Desert Hearts is another camping festival with good vibes and music at a scenic venue. Nestled in the desert of Socal, Lake Perris State Recreation Area is a serene lakeside oasis surrounded by the suburban landscape. Rest assured this event location is an open canvas with sprawling grass fields, rolling hills, and a lake with swimming access for day parties. Amenities include a premium campsite, bathrooms, and showers.

Forbidden Kingdom
When: May 6-7
Where: Orlando, FL

Immerse yourself in bass music in the most magical place of all - Florida! Featuring the best juggernauts in dubstep and bass house, Forbidden Kingdom is a bass music festival hosted by the long-running powerhouse Insomniac. It is sure to bring out the mosh-pit and headbang vibes this festival season! Attendees can expect a stacked lineup of A-list artists like Dion Timmer, Excision, Nero, and Black Tiger Sex Machine.

Hangout Fest
When: May 20-22
Where: Gulf Shores, AL

Hangout Fest is arguably the best festival for a spring break getaway as it takes partying to the beach on the golden sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. This is probably the only festival in the world where you can literally watch the main stage in a hot tub! Hangout Fest features a great lineup of indie rock, hip hop, and electronic music. Performing artists include Post Malone, Halsey, Tame Impala, Doja Cat, Zedd, you name it!

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas (EDC)
When: May 20-22
Where: Las Vegas, NV

EDC Vegas is a three-day extravaganza that needs no introduction. Dubbed as the largest music festival in North America, EDC offers a one-of-a-kind experience for all types of ravers. Featuring trippy art installations, three-dimensional superstructures and LED flora and fauna, EDC is the most extravagant and iconic music festival that you and your squad don’t want to miss. The lineup this year includes Alan Walker, Chris Lake, Boris Brejcha, DJ Snake, Fisher, Cosmic Gate, Dom Dolla, and more! Check out this guide to what to wear to EDC Vegas if you’re on the lookout for rave wear.

Lightning In A Bottle
When: May 25-30
Where: Buena Vista Lake, CA

Featuring immersive art installations and amazing musical curation, this five-day extravaganza is where ravers celebrate creative expression and spiritual mindfulness. “The history of LIB spans more than a decade, and friends, family, and cohorts of The Do LaB are thrilled and astounded that it’s been more than ten years of making miracles and catching Lightning in a Bottle!”

Summer Camp Music Festival
When: May 27-29
Where: Chillicothe, IL

Dust off your camping and rave gear and head over to Summer Camp Festival for chill campfire jams and beat-busting dance shows. This spiritually awakening camping festival is sure to give you a life-changing experience. They have just released their second wave of performing artists like Zeds Dead, 1788-L and Peekaboo, etc.

Movement Festival
When: May 28-30
Where: Detroit, MI

Nestled in Hart Plaza, Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination, Movement Festival is where thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno. If you’re a house and techno head, then this event is certainly not to be missed!

Governor’s Ball
When: June 10-12
Where: New York, NY

Featuring an array of music genres like rock, hip hop, electronic music, folk, and indie, the annual Governor’s Ball is one of the most anticipated festivals with the amazing NYC skyline as a backdrop. Artists slated to perform at Governor’s Ball include Flume, J. Cole, Louis the Child, Glass Animals, you name it!

Electric Forest
When: June 23-26
Where: Rothbury, MI

Co-produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events, Electric Forest is a four-day extravaganza with the neon and legendary Sherwood Forest as a backdrop. The powerhouse festival is promising an epic lineup of headliners like GRiZ, Porter Robinson, Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Fisher, SLANDER, and Sylvan Esso.

HARD Summer Music Festival
When: Aug 5-7
Where: Baltimore, MD

Go hard this summer at HARD Summer Fest! This mega festival has been a SoCal staple for over a decade. Located at the popular NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, HARD Summer Festival is a cutting-edge electronic and hip hop festival featuring big names like Rezz, RL Grime, Jauz, Kayo, DJ Snake, Noizu, 1788-L, and Ekali. Attendees are expected to see five outdoor stages, free water stations, shade structures, and amazing music will be front and center!

Outside Lands
When: Aug 5-7
Where: San Francisco, CA

Situated in the serene Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is a long-running festival that brings refreshing vibes to Northern California. Featuring a diverse lineup and an array of attractions from art installations, wine tasting tents and food vendors, Outside Lands is the ultimate summer destination for those in NorCal!

Burning Man
When: Aug 5-Sep 5
Where: Black Rock City

More than just a music and art festival, Burning Man is a spiritually awakening and life-changing experience with a strong communal sense. After having the past two years cancelled due to the pandemic, Burning Man is set to return to Black Rock Desert this year.