In its third year and already operating like a well-oiled machine, Imagine Festival in Atlanta, Georgia may seem like it came out of nowhere. However, it is the product of many years of hard work, high values, brainstorming, and a lot of coordination from long time EMD supporters and promoters, Iris Presents.
Already earning considerable buzz after adding camping to its offerings in 2016, Imagine is continuing the momentum with what promises to be the best lineup yet. “We were really happy with the lineup from last year, but the first phase of 2016 has us over the moon,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “We constantly challenge ourselves to bring something even better, and this year’s challenge was well worth it.”
As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine is an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. The festival will continue to build on its immersive aquatic fairytale with an abundance of performers, live acts, unique atmospheres, vendors and The Imaginarium’s variety of sacred teachings, ceremonies, and transformational workshops.
Welcoming close to 26,000 attendees in 2015 from across the country, Imagine is poised to join the ranks of some of EDM’s biggest and best, which will be further underscored when the venue is released in the coming weeks.
The phase one line up has been released and includes acts such as: Benny Benassi; Borgore; Dillon Francis; Excision; Nero; Showtek; Zeds Dead; 3LAU, 12th Planet; AK1200; Aphrodite; Beats Antique; Black Tiger Sex Machine; Bleep Bloop; The Bloody Beetroots (SBCR DJ set); Borgeous; Break Science; Buku; Caspa B2B Rusko; CAZZETTE; Champagne Drip; Corin Roddick of Purity Ring DJ set; Cosmic Gate; Delta Heavy; Dirtyphonics; Dirty South; Doctor P; Drumsound & Baseline Smith; EDX; Eoto; Funtcase B2B Cookie Monsta; G Jones; Grantheft; Herobust; Ill Gates vs KJ Sawka; Liquid Stranger; Lotus; Michel Minert & The Pretty Fantastics; Moon Hooch; Opiou; Pantyraid; Pendulum DJ set & Verse; Phutureprimitive; The Polish Ambassador; Space Jesus and Terravita. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are moving quickly at $169 for a 3-day pass. VIP passes, with front row pit access, elevated viewing area, VIP (no line) access, air conditioned chill lounge, bottle service, cocktail service, complimentary champagne toasts, private security, clean trailer bathrooms with running water and air conditioning, giveaways, meet and greets, and more are available starting at $299 for a 3-day pass. Camping passes are now available to purchase as an add-on to the festival tickets, with prices starting at $69. There are four camping packages available including GA Camping, VIP Camping, GA RV Camping and VIP RV Camping. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
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