Electronic Music vs. Live Instrumentation

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Electronic Music vs. Live Instrumentation

Europe’s Electronic Music Festivals, Top 10 of 2013

This list is the Top 10 of Europe’s Electronic Music Festivals of 2013. The biggest deciding factor in the top ten selections was the quality of DJs. However, other important factors were taken into consideration, such as:
1. Ticket Price (free admission or not)
2. Location (accessibility and uniqueness)
3. Electronic music percentage (the % of the festival involving electronic music)
Without further delay, here is the top 10 list, with a brief description of each festival.
No. 10: Zurich Street Parade (Switzerland)
August 11, 2013 (Saturday)
This festival began in 1991 and now brings nearly a million people to the streets of Zurich in Switzerland. The best part of the parade is the backdrop of Zurich’s marina as you cross the bridge Unfortunately, this is just a one-day festival which starts at 1pm and ends at 10pm.
No. 9: Sonar (Spain)
June 13 ? 15, 2013
Many famous DJs attended Spain’s Barcelona Sonar Festival. However, the ranking is not as high as it could be because of the diversity of the festival ? it is not only an electronic music festival, it also has theater and street performances.
No. 8: Monegros (Spain)
July 20, 2013
This Spanish festival was first held in 1994. Today, it is one of the best events in the European electronic music calendar with around 40,000 people participating. This desert festival focuses on providing electronic music artists who will rock you but loses points because of the hip-hip artists and international rap which is played there.
No.: 7 Norberg Festival (Sweden)
July 25 ? 27, 2013
The venue of this festival is an old mine in the municipality in Vastmanland County in Sweden, which is a good 2 hour trip from Sweden. Because it is a used iron mine, it contains rusty machinery, gantries and cranes. Founded in 1998 by Michael Christiansen, this festival is still an intimate gathering.
No. 6: Love Family Park (Germany)
July 7, 2013 (Sunday)
The venue of this festival is in Hanau’s Mainwiesen of Germany where it is conducted from 9am ? 10pm. The word “family” in the title of this festival can be a turn off, but some world-class DJs performed here too.
No. 5: Lake Parade Geneva (Switzerland)
July 13, 2013
This party starts at around 2pm, and a small house and techno festival, as well as an official after-party, Lake Sensation, is held after Lake Geneva. Lake Sensation finishes at around 3am. This electro-dance festival features around 150 DJs and has a lot of Swiss and French DJs participating.
No. 4: Fusion Festival
June 27 ? 30, 2013
This festival takes place in late June each year since 1997 on the former military airport in Larz (Meckleburg-Vorpommern), Germany, and lasts 4 days. In 2009, 60,000 electronic music fans attended. The music played includes all genres of electronic dance like techno, house, drum ‘n’ bass, breakbeat, dub, trance, goa, etc.
No. 3: Paris Techno Parade (France
September 14, 2013
In France for one day every year, Paris is not the city of love. Rather, for one day in September, Paris becomes a city of funk, dance, and electronic music. More than half a million people will be dancing in the streets of Paris dancing to tunes played by world class techno DJs.
No. 2: Loveland in Holland
August 10, 2013
Loveland is a festival located in Sloterpark, which is a 20 minute streetcar ride from Amsterdam in Holland. The organization is excellent and the surrounding forest and outdoor pool promises a lot of fun. Famous DJs will perform in this festival.
No. 1: Nature One (Germany)
August 2 ? 4, 2013
This festival is number 1 in this list because of the famous DJs that participate here. Also, it’s Europe’s largest open-air electronic music festival with more than 62,000 participants in 2009. Located at the U.S. missile base called “Pydna,” it is easily accessible from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport which is only 20 minutes away from Pydna.