Mega music festivals are now a lot like family reunions. You will always see crazy Uncle Larry, Auntie Shelley accompanied by her bratty children and that one cousin who’s always drunk. The eager anticipation and element of surprise upon the announcement of music fest lineups has evolved into the figurative aforementioned family reunion. Alas, you can expect to see artists such as Calvin Harris and Flux Pavilion grace the main stages of both EDM oriented festivals and/or massive events with an eclectic music offering.
It’s not that we don’t love ACL, EDC, Coachella, and other music fests – we are just ready for a bit of change. Rockers such as Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, and The Postal Service are booked at select, unpredictable festival grounds. When will concert promoters in the US dance music circuit catch on to this? The lineups aren’t good or bad, hot or cold – it’s lukewarm and underwhelming. At the end of the day, it’s all bass drops and PLUR, right? The usual suspects consistently put on a great live show. Bring over the Europeans! Here, VIBE lists ten European dance music acts we long to see added to a festival roster. ->