Mysteryland, Electric Forest & EDC Are Most Expensive 2016 EDM Festivals: Tickets on Sale!
Whether you're looking to get lost in the woods or to hit up a major city like Las Vegas, some of the summer's biggest electronic dance music festivals are just a couple months away from their launch dates. The upstate New York-based Mysteryland launches on June 10, while the internationally known Electric Daisy Carnival will kick off on June 17. The Rothbury, Michigan-based EDM experience Electric Forest launches at the end of June with huge electronic acts featured at each event. Below is a ticket-buying guide with ticket information provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.
Mysteryland | Bethel Woods, New York | June 10-13 | Face Value: $234 | Resale Get-in Ticket Price: $419
In terms of being ahead of the curve, Mysteryland takes the cake as the world's longest running electronic music festival. From its launch in 1993, Mysteryland has been consistently ahead of the EDM game, featuring the best and biggest acts in the world. In May 2014, Mysteryland made its U.S. debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will feature Odesza, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and countless other electronic acts. Those attending the festival must be 19+, and on-site camping is just for the 21 or older crowd, although off-site camping is available for those not yet legal. Three-day non-camping tickets are priced at $234 on the primary market, with the 3-day + camping passes going for $319. On the secondary market, 3-day passes to Mysteryland are priced beginning at $419.
Electric Daisy Carnival | Las Vegas Motor Speedway | June 17-June 19 | Face Value: $430 | Resale Get-in Ticket Price: $366
Launching in Los Angeles in 1996, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has since expanded to numerous cities and countries over the last 20 years. This year's lineup at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will feature artists like Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, AVICII, Alesso / Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Cedric Gervais, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, Martin Garrix and Krewella. A face-value ticket to EDC Vegas is priced at $430, so tickets on the secondary market are even cheaper. As it stands now, a 3-day pass is up for grabs for $366. VIP passes to EDC Vegas are over $700 for the weekend. Fans who are traveling to EDC can secure parking in Las Vegas on Parkwhiz.com.
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Electric Forest | Rothbury, Michigan | June 23-June 26 | Average Ticket Price: $182
Electric Forest has gotten a reputation for being one of the coolest EDM experiences of the summer, and passes sell out pretty fast because of it. This year's lineup has The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and Major Lazer at the top of the bill, but other acts like 12th Planet, The Disco Biscuits, and more will take the stage. With incredible art installations, unique camping areas and activities for attendees, Electric Forest's location in the woods sets itself apart from other festivals. This year's $297 4-day general admission passes are entirely sold out, leaving ravers no other option but secondary tickets, where passes to Electric Forest are averaging a whopping $1,520.