Guide to the Best Dance and Electronic Music Festivals of Spring 2017

Every season, we like to publish a series of pages on our favorite music festivals by genre.  In this installment, we’ll be looking at some of the best, most exciting electronic and dance festivals coming in spring 2017, including SXSW and a few names you might be less familiar with.  Fest locations span the country from San Francisco to Miami – plus events in Mexico and St. Martin – so wherever you’ll be traveling this spring, you won’t be far from unforgettable performances, not to mention great networking opportunities to meet with other musicians and industry pros.  

For your reading convenience, we’ve organized festivals chronologically, starting in February (okay, so that’s stretching the definition of “spring”) and ending in May.  Each spot on our list features all the info you need to know before you go, including the venue, ticket prices, and of course, a sampling of the lineup where available.  

Since factors like scheduling and ticket availability are going to change as the date of the fest draws nearer, make sure to check in with event staffers for the latest updates on the show you’re interesting in seeing.  It’s also a good idea to read up on safety tips, travel directions, festival policies, and accommodations for out-of-town visitors.  Otherwise, happy festing!    

Top 10 Electronic Festivals of Spring 2017: Tickets, Schedules, and Performer Lineups 

If you’re a fan of the electronic genre, you won’t want to miss these 10 awesome music festivals coming in spring 2017.  

  • Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival 2017  
    • DatesFebruary 17 – February 26 
    • LocationSan Francisco, CA  
    • Venue Multiple  
    • Tickets TBA  
    • Lineup Cloud Nothings, Dawes, Deafheaven, MSTRKRFT, Ty Segall, Weyes Blood 
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico 2017   
    • Dates – February 25 – February 26  
    • Location – Mexico City, Mexico  
    • Venue Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 
    • Tickets – $50 $90 
    • Lineup – Don Diablo, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Major Lazer, Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, W & W  
  • Buku Music & Art Project 2017  
    • DatesMarch 10 – March 11  
    • LocationNew Orleans, LA  
    • Venue Mardi Gras World 
    • Tickets $190 – $600  
    • Lineup Clams Casino, Deadmau5, Lido, Nina Kraviz, Sleigh Bells, Thundercat, Tycho, Zeds Dead  
  • SXSW 2017 (South By Southwest 2017)  
    • DatesMarch 10 – March 19  
    • LocationAustin, TX  
    • Venue SXSW Outdoor Stage, Lady Bird Lake 
    • Tickets $1,125 – $1,325  
    • Lineup Closeness, Dardust, Draper, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Madame Gandhi, Mahogany, Missio, Mozart’s Sister, Ofeliadorme, PASTEL GHOST, PINES, Running Touch, SOHN, Tender, Vera Blue, Wafia  
  • Ultra Miami Music Festival 2017  
    • DatesMarch 24 – March 26  
    • LocationMiami, FL  
    • Venue Bayfront Par 
    • Tickets $350  
    • Lineup Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Justice, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, Tiesto, Underworld  

  • Desert Hearts 2017  
    • DatesMarch 31 – April 3  
    • LocationWarner Springs, CA  
    • Venue Los Coyotes Indian Reservation 
    • Tickets $225  
    • Lineup TBA  
  • Euphoria Festival 2017  
    • DatesApril 6 – April 9  
    • LocationAustin, TX  
    • Venue Carson Creek Ranch  
    • Tickets $192 – $1,306  
    • Lineup Alesso, Chromeo, Knife Party, Pretty Lights, The Disco Biscuits, The Floozies, Zeds Dead 
  • Shaky Beats Music Festival 2017  
    • DatesMay 5 – May 7  
    • LocationAtlanta, GA  
    • Venue Centennial Olympic Park 
    • Tickets $165 plus fees   
    • Lineup TBA (January 9)  
  • SXM Music Festival  
    • DatesMay 15 – May 19  
    • LocationSt. Martin (St. Maarten)  
    • Venue Multiple  
    • Tickets  €68 – €581  
    • Lineup Atish, Bedouin, Black Coffee, Chaim, Fur Coat, Honey Dijon, Lee Burridge, Jamie Jones, Nina Kraviz, Skream  
  • Movement Detroit 2017  
    • DatesMay 27 – May 29  
    • LocationDetroit, MI  
    • Venue Hart Plaza  
    • Tickets $155 – $400  
    • Lineup Anna, Coyu, Danny Brown, Dixon, DJ Seoul, Dusky, Jamie Jones, Keith Worthy, Matrixxman, Norm Talley, Pan-Pot 

Unfortunately, even though Coachella 2017 isn’t taking place until mid-April, tickets are already sold out.  If you want to see Coachella next year, make sure you grab your tickets early before they’re all gone.  

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