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Fight off the Winter Blues With These 10 Festivals in February

Fight off the Winter Blues With These 10 Festivals in February


January 29th, 2020

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February brings a slowdown in the year. It’s a weird month-long lull coming down from the excitement of the New Year and sits in the spot right before spring. Despite this, the month is teeming with opportunities to see all of our favorite live acts. Here’s another top 10 to get us through February.

#1 A State Of Trance, February 15, Utrecht, Netherlands

First, historic A State Of Trance is set to host its namesake show night. In addition, ASOT is celebrating its 950th run and they are over the moon about it. Renown for its eclectic taste and its own extremely successful radio series, the festival has generated massive momentum for a number of years. To be sure, the show this year will be brilliant. If you’re not content to see just one night of music, get into Amsterdam the day before to catch the official pre-party. Furthermore, the lineup is stacked with some fantastic picks including Marcus Schulz, Ace Ventura, Ben Gold, Grum, Armin Van, Buuren, Ilan Blunestone, and Alexander Popov.

#2 EDC Mexico, February 28 – March 1, Mexico City, Mexico

Of course, the next edition in the EDC series would have to make an appearance on this list. Insomniac does its best to curate next-level festivals across the globe for its massive fan base. Multiple stages, a massive event center, and one huge party. In like manner, the huge lineup features names we love to see, like Borgore, Chase & Status, Cash Cash, Tokimonsta, David Guetta, Louis The Child, Svdden Death, Knife Party, Zedd, Vini Vici, and a countless amount of others.

#3 Ultra South Africa, February 28 – 29, Cape Town/Johannesburg

Likewise, Ultra South Africa stands tall alongside these other festival options. To be sure, this will be an exciting chance to experience new things in a totally different part of the world. Make sure you’re aware that this show takes place in two different cities! The Ultra Team will be busting out their usual antics with jaw-dropping productions and a stellar lineup. Artists set to play the show include Afrojack, Camelphat, Dash Berlin, DJ Snake, and Steve Aoki.

#4 Vewtopia, January 31 – February 1, Miami, Florida

Next, Vewtopia is the place to be. Highly Hip-Hop focused, this festival boasts a strong lineup. Not to mention, headlining the event are artists Cardi B. and Chris Brown, with support from The Migos, Nicky Jam, DaBaby, and DJ Kahled. Vewtopia has pooled its resources and gotten some of the best organizers in the festival game to make this party happen. For example, they’ve taken pages out of the books from the organizers of Electric Forest, EDC, Ultra and others. Miami makes for the perfect get away from cold weather.

#5 Let It Roll, February 28 – 29, Prague, Czech Republic

In addition, Let It Roll is an annual blow out. Since 2020 is such a historic year, we can expect this to be an intense and hard-knocking event. Of course, Let It Roll continues to garner success by compiling lineups with the best in Drum and Bass as well as promoting show-stopping productions and crowd energy. In like manner, the bill this year lists Andy – C, Wilkinson, Friction, The Prototypes, Black Sun Empire, Hybrid Minds, and Kasra.

#6 One Love Cali Reggae Fest, February 7-9, Long Beach, California

Equally important is the kicked backed, sunny vibes, Reggae festival that is One Love Cali. Everyone loves a simple weekend full of music, relaxed people, and beautiful weather; luckily One Love provides all of those things and more. To put it another way, this under-complicated three-day event features some of the key names on the Reggae scene as well as a variety of other genres. In detail, taking the stage over the weekend are The Dirty Heads, Trevor Hall, Steel Pulse, Wailing Souls, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Sublime With Rome, Rebelution, and Stick Figure.

#7 Snowbeat Electronic Music Festival, February 1, Wittenburg, Germany

Conversely, there are a few choice festivals out there for our party people that can’t get enough of the cold. Snowbeat is one of those and it’s definitely worth mentioning. In short, the show will take place at the Wittenburg Alpincenter and will offer multiple runs for skiers and snowboarders, plus ample room in the hotel and surrounding area to lodge. The lineup is multi-Genre with a focus on Hard Bass, Hardstyle and House. To sum up, artists set to play are Brennan Heart, B-Front, Mattn, 2Elements, and Airdice.

#8 Forbidden Kingdom, February 15 and 16, Boca Raton, Florida

Next, reenter the forgotten realms of the Forbidden Kingdom. If you happened to read my top 10 from last February, you might recall this festival having very little information available on it. At the time, the only released promotion they had done for it was a PDF explaining the lore of the event. After a year, and what seemed to be a success, FBK will return for another run. In essence, this festival is a fantasy extravaganza in what strikes us as a World of Warcraft and Warhammer 40k crossover. Unsurprisingly, the lineup is Dubstep predominant with big acts like Ganja White Knight, Bear Grillz, Midnight Tyrannosaurs, Monxx, Excision, Dirt Monkey, Trampa, Um…, Liquid Stranger and more.

#9 Shiprocked, February 1 – 6, New Orleans, Louisiana

What better way to beat the cold than to jump on a cruise ship and sail to Cozumel? Sprinkle some awesome Metal and Alternative Rock acts on top of it and you’ve got a nice six days of partying. To iterate, the Carnival Valor will leave port in New Orleans, and make stops in Key West and Cozumel. The lineup this year lists Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, Beartooth, Halestorm, Living Colour, and tons of featured artists from lots of other bands!

#10 Gem and Jam Festival, January 31 – Feb 2, Tucson, Arizona

Lastly, our number 10 pick goes to Gem and Jam Festival; notorious for both its amazing lineups and vending. It’s in the name! Gem and Jam is one of the largest festivals to feature a gem and mineral show. For example, artisans and collectors come from all over to meet and talk shiny rocks. Likewise, its an artist and area favorite. Furthermore, DJs and groups love to party in the desert for a weekend and really get away from that cold chill in the rest of the world. Camping is amazing and the scenery is stellar. The lineup this year features Thriftworks, SoDown, Mersiv, Bluetech, Buku, Tipper, Desert Dwellers, Late Night Radio, Manic Focus, and Big Gigantic.

In conclusion, there are lots of good things to look forward to throughout February. The artists and show-throwers have no intention of slowing down, so don’t be discouraged by the cold and get out and have some fun!

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