Festivals 2022: the guide by EDM Lab

A new year means new projects. Right? Yes, just like every year. However, we noticed that the Ultimate Guide to 2021 Festivals by EDM Lab has been useful and appreciated. Therefore, we are ready to keep you up to date also this year with the 2022 road map of all the most important festivals all over the world.

The two previous years have been years of cancelations for the EDM community. 2022 will surely be the year in which we are ready to return to normality. During the end of 2021, some organizers have managed to bring us back in front of the stage. But now is really the moment to live the festival season as before. The expectations of fans are increasing because some organizers are making public the line-up.

So here is the Ultimate Guide for all the ravers who can’t wait to return to dance, jump and shout in the crowd. The music is ready to release its energy, it can flow through us, making us a single thing. Are you ready for the return of the festivals’ mass hysteria?


  • Ultra Music Festival | Scheduled

It is a milestone among electronic music events. It takes place during the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami. You can read our insight articles about the line-up of Ultra Miami (HERE and HERE).

Ultra Australia 2022 (Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain, Melbourne – Australia): 5 March 2022

Ultra Music Festival 2022 (Bayfront Park – Miami, Florida, USA): 25, 26,27 March 2022

Ultra Europe 2022 (Mladeẑi Park Stadium, Split – Croatia): 8, 9, 10 July 2022


  • Tomorrowland | Scheduled

The first between the European festivals, every year presents two appointments. This year, the main appointment will exclusively take place during three weekends (we talked about it HERE).

Tomorrowland Winter 2022 (Alpe D’Huez – Isère, France): 23, 24, 25 March 2022

Tomorrowland Belgium 2022 (De Schorre Park – Boom, Belgium)

Weekend 1: 15, 16, 17 July 2022        Weekend 2: 22, 23, 24 July 2022        Weekend 3: 29, 30, 31 July 2022


  •  EDC: Electric Daisy Carnival | Scheduled /   Canceled

EDC is the largest American festival with UMF. This year might take place in four different appointments: two dates in the USA, one date in Central America, and the latest one, in Europe, was canceled. However, it will be replaced by Secret Project Festival Portugal (we talked about it HERE).

EDC Mexico 2022 (Hermanos Rodrìguez Circuit – Mexico City, Mexico): 25, 26, 27 February 2022

EDC Las Vegas 2022 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): 20, 21, 22 May 2022

EDC Portugal 2022 (Praia da Rocha Beach – Portimão, Portugal) : CANCELED

EDC Orlando 2022 (Tinker Field Stadium – Orlando, Florida): 11, 12, 13 November 2022


  • Coachella Festival | Scheduled

The first big “multi-genre” festival that we find in this guide, is between the main festivals of North America with UMF and EDC. After two years, the Empire Polo Club of Indio’s fields will finally host the crowd. You can read HERE our insight article about the line-up of Coachella 2022.

Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival 2022 (Empire Polo Club – Indio, California, USA)

Weekend 1: 15, 16, 17 April 2022       Weekend 2: 22, 23, 24 April 2022


  • Creamfields Festival | Scheduled

Creamfields is between the main European festivals with Tomorrowland. It was exported, before in different locations of England, then in the whole world. The organizers have also made public the line-up. It is already full of important names.

Creamfields Festival 2022 [Daresbury (Warrington) – Cheshire, England]: 25, 26, 27, 28 August 2022


  • Electric Zoo Festival | Scheduled

This is the youngest festival in this guide until now. It is similar to Coachella, i.e., a “multi-genre” festival. The Electric Zoo takes place every year during the weekend of the American “Labor Day.” After two years, it is ready to return on this occasion.

Electric Zoo 2022 (Randall’s Island Park – New York, New York, USA): 2, 3, 4 September 2022


  • Electric Forest Festival | Scheduled

This event is truly singular and suggestive. It attracts people from all over the world. The Electric Forest Festival is known because it takes place in the middle of a forest

Electric Forest 2022 (Double JJ Resort – Rothbury, Michigan, USA): 23, 24, 25, 26 June 2022


  • Electric Love Festival | Scheduled

It is the most significant Austrian festival, among the best known in Europe. As the Electric Zoo, it is very young. However, it already gained the attention of the entire world and the massive arrival of participants.

Electric Love 2022 (Salzburgring Circuit – Salzburg, Austria): 7, 8, 9 July 2022


  • Untold Festival | Scheduled

The leading Romanian festival that is born a few years ago. It has been awarded, in 2015, which is the year of its creation, as the best European festival.

Untold 2022 (Cluj Arena – Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania): 4, 5, 6, 7 August 2022


  • Airbeat One Festival | Scheduled

The Airbeat One is a European festival ongoing for approximately twenty years but became successful only recently. It is characterized by a very particular mainstage, in which the EDM leading artists perform their shows.

Airbeat One 2022 (Neustadt-Glewe Airport – Neustadt-Glewe, Germany): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 July 2022


  • Mysteryland Festival | Scheduled

It is the most important and old Dutch festival, organized by the same organizer team of the Tomorrowland. It was exported in North and South America. This year it seems to be getting ready to return in its usual European appointment.

Mysteryland 2022 (Floriade Terrain, – Vijfhuizen, Holland): 26, 27, 28 August 2022 


  • Sònar Festival | Scheduled

The Sònar festival is an electronic music festival and one of the most important multimedia events in Barcelona during the summer. All the electronic music genres converge into it. We can define it as the most “cultured” festival because experimental and avant-gardists artists also take part.

Sònar 2022 (Fira de Reyes de la Gran Via – Barcelona, Spain): 16, 17, 18 June 2022


  • Burning Man Festival | Scheduled

This is between the oldest festivals we can find in this guide. It takes place in a city that exists only for the duration of the event. The Burning Man is undoubtedly the most extreme festival among all, based on self-sufficiency and community concepts. Anyone can bring his art to the Burning Man.

Burning Man 2022 (Playa of Black Rock City, Black Rock Desert – Nevada, USA): 28, 29, 30, 31 August, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 September 2022


  • World Club Dome Festival | Scheduled /   Canceled

The World Club Dome is among the main German festivals. It is organized by Bigcitybeats radio. It has been proposed in Germany in different versions and then exported in South Corea.

World Club Dome Winter Edition 2022 (Merkur-Spiel Arena – Dusseldorf, Germany): CANCELED

World Club Dome Las Vegas Edition 2022 (Deutsche Bank Park – Frankfurt, Germany): 3, 4, 5 June 2022

World Club Dome Malta Island Edition 2022 (Gianpula Village – Rabat, Malta ): 5, 6, 7 August 2022


  • AMF: Amsterdam Music Festival | Scheduled

It is one of the most important Dutch festivals, and it indeed is the most important European festival of the end of the year. The AMF takes place during the Amsterdam Dance Event and hosts the ceremony during which, every year, is announced the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs.

AMF 2022 (Johan Cruijff Arena – Amsterdam, Holland): 22 October 2022


  • Parookaville Festival | Scheduled

The Parookaville is another gigantic German festival. It was born a few years ago, and it has already become enormously known by the audience because of its highly elaborated design. Into it comes to life a real city.

Parookaville 2022 (Weeze Airport – Weeze, Germany): 21, 22, 23, 24 July 2022


  • Sziget Festival | Scheduled

The Sziget is another “multi-genre” festival, this time located in Hungary. It takes place every year on an island in the middle of the Danube. We can include it among the biggest and most complex European festivals.

Sziget 2022 (Obudai-sziget – Budapest, Hungary): 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 August 2022


  • Sunburn Festival | Not Confirmed

The Sunburn is the most important electronic music festival in Asia, that was born after the EDM reaches its peak of diffusion in India. A report dated back in 2014 was ranked at the third place among the world’s biggest festivals immediately after Tomorrowland and UMF.

Sunburn 2022 (Vagator Beach – Goa, India): NOT CONFIRMED


  • Medusa Sunbeach Festival | Scheduled

It is a Spanish “multi-genre” festival, that was born a few years ago, which has already conquered the audience, reaching impressive numbers. The Medusa Sunbeach Festival is one of the few festivals in this guide which takes place on the beach.

Medusa Subeach Festival 2022 (Playa de Cullera – Cullera, Spain): 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 August 2022


  • Awakenings Festival | Scheduled

The Awakenings Festival is among the most important annual meeting points for Techno lovers and, undoubtedly, the world’s biggest. It takes place several times a year in none of the best-known Dutch temples of the Techno: the Gashouder.

Awakenings 2022 (Gashouder – Amsterdam, Holland): 14, 15, 16, 17 April 2022 


  • Barcelona Beach Festival | Scheduled

The Barcelona Beach Festival is one of the most important Spanish festivals, and it is the main event that takes place in Barcelona. It hosts the most important EDM artists every year and takes place on the beach next to the marina, which feeds the event’s suggestiveness.

Barcelona Beach Festival 2022 (Platja del Forum – Barcelona, Spain): 2 July 2022


  • Nameless Music Festival | Scheduled

It is the most important Italian festival. In many years, it blows up, making itself known in all the Europe and attracting an audience from everywhere. The Nameless Music Festival is famous because of its important and varied line-ups.

Nameless 2022 (Annone di Brianza – Lecco, Italy): 2, 3, 4, 5 June 2022


  • Defqon.1 Festival | Scheduled

The Defqon.1 is the main festival dedicated to the Hard-Dance. It was born about twenty years ago, and it takes place every year in Holland, which is the home of the Hardstyle. It has also been exported in Australia and Chile. For the second consecutive year, unfortunately, the high BPM lovers will not participate in it.

Defqon.1 2022 (Walibi Holland – Flevoland, Holland): 23, 24, 25, 26 June 2022


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