More Than a Paycheck: Five Festivals Specially Tailored to DJs and Performers

05-23-2014 04:00 AM

Electronic music festivals come in all shapes and styles. The biggest (EDC, Ultra Music Festival) focus on size and spectacle; some are there to celebrate a specific musical heritage (Detroitís Movement); and others operate as industry gatherings expanded to encompass almost unlimited party options (Amsterdam Dance Event). While all festivals fundamentally exist to celebrate music, some take a particularly meticulous approach to the experience offered to both the audience and the artist. Sound, size, and curatorial scope are all factored in to craft a party that delivers far more than a fun time. Today we explore five different events around the world that keep not just the fans but the world's most respected DJs and performers coming back for more.