Best EDM Festivals Aftermovie

Making an aftermovie is easy, but making a good one requires time, creativity and a whole lot of dedication. We spent an afternoon “working” our way through this summer’s efforts, and have picked out five that we think to stand out from the crowd.

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra.

Ultra Music Festival is held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, then grew into a two-day weekend event from 2007 to 2010. Since 2011, Ultra has taken place across three days (Friday through Sunday) during the month of March. In 2012, a record attendance of 155,000 people attended the festival.[7] In 2013, for the first time in Ultra’s history, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends welcoming a combined attendance of 330,000 people. In 2014, the festival returned to its original one-weekend format, selling out pre-sale tickets in under five minutes. The most recent edition of Ultra, in 2017, welcomed 165,000 people to the festival.

 

Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. It now stretches over 2 weekends and usually sells out in minutes.

The first edition of the festival took place on August 14, 2005. ID&T organized the festival. Performers included Push (M.I.K.E.), Armin van Buuren, Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, Yoji Biomehanika and Coone.

 

Creamfields


Creamfields is a large British dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. The first Creamfields was held in 1998 in Winchester, attracting 25,000 people. The festival hosts live performances from Run DMC, Primal Scream and DJ sets from the likes of Daft Punk, Paul van Dyk and Sasha.

 

Mysteryland

Mysteryland is a series of electronic dance music festivals held by the Netherlands-based promoter ID&T. Being the first of its kind in the country when it was established, its organizers have billed the event as the oldest dance music festival in the Netherlands.

 

Untold Festival

Untold Festival is the largest annual electronic music festival held in Romania, taking place in Cluj-Napoca at Central Park, with the main stage at Cluj Arena. Untold has been designated Best Major Festival within European Festival Awards 2015. Guests include a vast range of European countries, as well as Asia and North America.

If being at a music festival can sometimes feel like being in a film, it’s no wonder some aftermovies have become beacons of cinematography. Encompassing elements of creative storytelling and astute editing, they can cure even the most severe case of post-festival blues.

What is your favorite aftermovie?

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