Group Therapy Weekender London, September 10-11, London, UK
This will be our biggest UK festival to date with two days of music across multiple stages at a brand new open-air venue. Expect a curated lineup featuring the next wave of talent, artists who have defined the past 20 years of Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, and a few surprises.
Lineup highlights: Grum, Above & Beyond, ilan Bluestone, Andrew Bayer, Mat Zo, James Grant & Jody Wisternoff, Tinlicker.
Imagine Festival, September 15-18, Kingston Downs, Georgia
Undaunted by the pandemic’s challenges (2020) and Mother Nature (2021), Imagine is entering ‘A New World’ as it plans to slide into a new venue with Kingston Downs in Rome, GA. One thing that has not changed is IMF’s ability to serve up monstrous lineups, as is evident with their latest for 2022.
The aquatic-themed festival will be set in an organic oasis, featuring three days of the world’s best DJs, artists, and performances on master-crafted stages- filled with rich ocean art, decor, and all brought to life with the energy the fans the world over. Poised to dive into ‘A New World’ at Kingston Downs, Imagine will provide fans with enhanced infrastructure, including paved roads, an expanded footprint, and topography with proper drainage than previous sites. Fans can also expect workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and more.
Lineup highlights: Excision, GRiZ, Kaskade, ZHU, Grabbitz, Viv Castle, Bexxie, Dimibo, Snakehips, Peekaboo, Dion Timmer, Ghostrydr (Ghastly B2B Joyryde), Tape B, Tsimba.
ARC Festival, September 2-4, Chicago, USA
Expanding from two to three days in 2022, this year’s lineup sees ARC further cement itself as a premier stop on the global festival calendar. Attendees can expect curated production elements and art to guide them between each of the four immersive stage environments. The event will also act as a showcase of Chicago’s culinary prowess, offering an elevated and distinctly local event.
These efforts will be led by the Auris Presents team who bring collective decades of professionalism to the fold across their independent endeavors. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate after-parties across Auris and ARC partner venues RADIUS, PRYSM, and Concord Music Hall with others to be announced.
Lineup highlights: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Cirez D, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Lake, Gorgon City, Nora En Pure, Skream, Gorgon City, Giolì & Assia, Paco Osuna, Vintage Culture. Wax Motif.
Monterey Jazz Festival, September 25-27, California, USA
The Monterey Jazz Fest will celebrate its 65th year in the beautiful grass-filled, oak studded Monterey County Fairgrounds, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur mountains, just minutes from downtown Monterey. New in 2022 will be a completely revamped food and beverage program, curated by California chefs, brewers, and vintners who are pushing the boundaries of the Golden State’s world-renowned culinary scene. An upgraded VIP experience sees the Premier Club move to a larger location with limited capacity and delicious menus from celebrity chefs Jason Fullilove and Kwini and Michael Reed, as well as cooking demonstrations, recipe competitions, top-shelf no-host bar, and more fun surprises. Tickets to access the new VIP Premier Club featuring closed-circuit Arena simulcasts can be purchased for the full weekend at $380 or single-day access for $110 Friday, $135 Saturday, or Sunday.
Lineup highlights: Butcher Brown, Brandee Younger, Veronica Swift, Keyon Harrold, Samara Joy, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, Emmaline, Mo’Fone, Las Cafeteras, Dave Stryker Eight Track Band.
Amsterdam Dance Event, October 19-23, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the most upfront, influential and educational gathering for electronic music and its industry. With its conference, festival, and educational breeding ground, ADE is able to create not only the biggest yearly industry tent-pole moment but also a solid foundation for future generations of electronic music professionals. The event attracts a total of more than 1,000 events in nearly 200 locations across its multidisciplinary program; for five days and nights, the city of Amsterdam truly breathes electronic music.
Lineup highlights: TBA
Cover image: Monterey Jazz Festival, Roberto