When: June 23th-26th
Where: Rothbury, Michigan
Why Go: The Electric Forest's concept is awesomely literal: EDM in the woods with lights on the trees. Pitch your tent or reserve your log cabin, then explore this post-hippie dreamworld while bass thumps in the background. As usual, much of the lineup is culled from the part of the Venn diagram where dance music and jam bands intersect. Bassnectar, who helped re-popularize this fusion, headlines alongside Major Lazer. The String Cheese Incident will perform on all three nights. And though they won't have the benefit of surreal visuals, daytime artists like Raury, Egyptian Lover and Rusko are equally intriguing.
Must-See Acts: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Fetty Wap, Baauer, Porter Robinson, Balkan Beat Box, Kamasi Washington
Official Site: electricforestfestival.com