Atlanta is quickly becoming the EDM music festival capital of the southeast, bringing the biggest international names in electronic music and even more fans from around the world. Counterpoint, TomorrowWorld, Magnetic Music Festival and Electric Adventure have all proved the musical equivalent of the “Field of Dreams” theory: if you bring the music, they will come. This Labor Day Weekend, Imagine Music Festival will join the ranks with an incredible two-day lineup that cannot be missed.
Founded by Iris Presents, Imagine Music Festival will take place Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 over Labor Day Weekend, marking the inaugural event for the annual music festival. The two-day music event is the first 18 and up festival of its kind located inside the City of Atlanta, on festival grounds comprised of three beautiful venues: Historic Fourth Ward Park, Masquerade Music Park, and Clear Creek Basin (part of Historic Fourth Ward Park). It is a non-camping event, which will attract a lot of locals. But with several hotels available in nearby Midtown and Downtown, there should be plenty of out-of-town (and state, and country) guests as well.
When the festival was first announced for Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, a busy time of the year for vacations and Dragon Con and other end-of-summer plans, many were faced with a tough decision. But once the first artist announcement was made, the choice for hardcore EDM fans was clear: Imagine Music Festival is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend.
Along with an amazing lineup taking place on three stages, there are plenty of other reasons to get excited about Imagine Music Festival. Captivating cirque style acts and performances, the Imagine Festival Arts Avenue, world-class sound and lighting production, not to mention the 360-degree backdrop of the City of Atlanta, will all add to the experience. There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, bars, merch, and free water stations. VIP packages are also available and offer an abundance of perks including VIP lounges, front row access, comfortable seating, free food, bottle service, opportunities to mingle with the talent, and much more.
Headliner act Seven Lions was announced last week, joining Fedde Le Grand, Adventure Club, and Destroid (consisting of members Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka). Also recently announced was Araab Muzik, Minnesota, Sky Blu of LMFAO (Live), Shwayze (Full Band), Aphrodite, and Dieselboy. These artists were added to the already electric mix of electronic music heavy hitters: Infected Mushroom (DJ set), Rusko, Beats Antique, Paper Diamond, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set), Emancipator Ensemble, Megan James or Purity Ring (DJ set), Neon Indian (DJ set), RJD2, Pretty Lights Music Label Block with Michal Menert and Supervision, Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, Ill Gates and Wick-It The Instigator – along with hand-picked up and coming artists including – Archnemesis, Buku, Caspa, Document One, MK Ultra, Phutureprimitive, Protohype, and Unlimited Aspect.
As if this lineup wasn’t enough to get everyone excited, more artists are still being added! To stay up to date on artist announcements and other news, visit imaginefestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased online.
Additional helpful information from imaginefestival.com: Parking around the venue is limited. There is some parking available on nearby streets, however we recommend parking in reserved lots at the Atlanta Medical Center (Btwn Highland Ave & Ralph McGill Blvd NE). Shuttles will be running to and from the venue between 10am and 12 pm.