5 EDM Events to Celebrate on NYE

5 EDM Events to Celebrate on NYE

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s exciting to look forward  great year for EDM.  There’s just something about NYE that brings a sense of joy and relief. A clean slate. Being together in music. It makes all the other stuff mere background noise. So, we’ve compiled five top picks across the U.S. for where he biggest and loudest EDM to celebrate the new year.


With heavy hitters like The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer on the bill this year, NorCal’s premier festival continues to make a statement. The SnowGlobe Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion of music and mountains.

Featuring multiple stages and (at least for now) a smaller, more intimate crowd, the line-up at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy thousands of music fans, skiers, and snow boarders alike. With multiple world class resorts within short distance, where else can you catch some heavy bass from Flume and RL Grime while shredding some gnar gnar, bro? That’s right, no where but SnowGlobe.

The most attractive aspect of this festival, perhaps, is how meticulously well slated the line-up is from year to year, aimed toward drawing in a niche crowd by paying close attention to how each artist’s sound matches the snowy vibes of the festival. Think about it: the chimey synths of ODESZA. What more could you want?


The decadent city of Denver is calling it’s citizens back for another year of what has consistently been one of the most stacked NYE line-ups in the country. It seems 2017 is no different. Because where else can you expect to catch Bassnectar gracing his loyal Colorado family with the nectar of the bass god.. Then turn walk to the next stage to the dark and blissful heavenly house of Eric Prydz… Then get the party going with those goons The Chainsmokers?!

Assemble the rave fam, and teleport yourselves to Downtown Denver. And don’t forget to put on your light-up walking shoes, because this convention center style massive is the definition of just that: Massive.

Also don’t overlook the vendors, silent disco, and interactive art installments. This event has all the things that make an outdoor festival great, inside. You’ll thank them for it too, because Denver has a way of always reaching subzero temperatures around this time.

Buy tickets. Enter The City of Dreams on Facebook. Also, be sure to check out their satellite Decadence event in Arizona, featuring deadmau5, if you like your NYE a whole lot warmer.


As if there wasn’t already enough to do in Denver. You’re sure to find the loyal Tribe following at The Fillmore for their special 3-night run, Light Years which will be an interlude to their new album. It’s meaning is both literal – the distance time travels in a year – and the thread of memories that together form the perception of a particular time period. It highlights NYE as a time to reflect on the past and manifest the future. Now doesn’t that just sound like a heady ass good time?


We know Dallas loves their house music, but put RL Grime and 12+h Planet on the bill, and watch the bass heads come crawling out of the wood works. Lights All Night delivered this year with yet another well rounded line-up at this 18+ event. Add in A-trak, Feed Me, and Cazzette, and exciting newer acts like REZZ and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and we’ve got ourselves a NYE event for the coveting deep in the heart of Texas. Also, be sure to check out LAN El Paso below.


It’s the Analog King’s big NYE 2-night run. And after the impressive multi-phased, bicoastal tour that Derek Vincent Smith managed to pull off this year, there’s little doubt in our minds that Pretty Lights Fam will likely sell this one out.

Featuring support from the likely prospects, Manic Focus and Emancipator, it’s mind boggling to imagine the sort of audio-visual journey another extended Pretty Lights set is going to take these folks on. One thing is for certain: It’s sure to be a retro-future travel through sound and space.

Here’s the best news ever for those who are still mourning the loss of BassLights in Hampton, VA. You can even catch Nectar the next night, since Birmingham is just a hop, skip, and a space-time jump away. That’s right, the fun has officially moved out of the Northeast and into the Deep South, y’all. All aboard the mothership!

Where will you be celebrating the New Year?

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