Gong hei fat choy! As the first new moon of 2020 makes its appearance, families and friends across China, Asia, and the rest of the world are coming together to participate in tradition, indulge in copious amounts of food, and get in some good quality time with loved ones. It also means a much-anticipated break from work, school, or whatever keeps you busy on most days. If you’re looking to celebrate this Spring Festival with some killer electronic music and dance parties, look no further than our list of awesome festivals happening during 2020’s Chinese New Year.
Gem & Jam Festival
If you find yourself in the United States this CNY, definitely make your way to Tuscan, Arizona for the Gem & Jam Festival happening from January 31st to Feb 2nd. For 13 years, Gem & Jam has brought music, art, and gem lovers together for a festival like no other. Very much known for its welcoming community-first atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to spend a holiday and make life-long friendships. Musical acts including Manic Focus, Thriftworks, and Christain Martin are set to take the stage along with multiple live painters that will be creating works of art as you stand witness. For those into groovy beats, pretty rocks and minerals, and plenty of art to immerse yourself in, Gem & Jam is not to be missed.
On February 1st, Elektro Hangar is back for a massive drum and bass, house, and techno party. Elektro Hangar was the first party in New Zealand to ever be hosted in a warplane hangar and after its first session being a smashing success, it’s back, but this time it’s gone pink! With a pink theme, a 50% female lineup, and $1 from every Gordon’s Pink Gin sold being donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation, Elektro Hangar is supporting the ladies in a big way. Expect a wicked food market, games, and performing arts alongside the killer lineup. Catch MC Tali and Zeisha on the d&b stage and Soul Brucke and Klinical on the house and tech stage. If you’re down under, this is the place to be.
CruCast, the UK’s newest and coolest bass label, kicks off their Spring 2020 tour in Manchester on February 1st. The first of their 4-date tour, this party is guaranteed to be a banger. CruCast is known for its roster of mega-talented bass artists, expertly executed events, and dedication to the scene. On the docket for the party is low-frequency heavyweight Darkzy, the young talent with a knack for grimey tunes and mixes, Skepsis, and the lyric-spitting MC Bru-C. Those into UK bass should not less this event pass them by.
Snowbeat 2020 is transforming the picturesque ski getaway of Alpincentre in Wittenburg, Germany into a wintery rave this February 1st. The indoor one-day festival will have an impressive five floors and four stages complete with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals. You’ll completely forget about the frosty temperatures outside as the party heats up. MTV EMA winner MATTN who dominated the main stages at this summer’s biggest festivals will headline Snowbeat alongside German duo Gestört aber Geil and Dutch duo Lucas & Steve. We can’t think of a better way to round out a ski holiday.
If you are more of the beach holiday type, UnKonscious Festival in Phuket, Thailand has you covered. On February 6th and 7th, dive headfirst into Asia’s biggest trance festival. The party will take place on Paradise Beach where you can dance day and night on the white sands, swim in the clear blue waters, and immerse yourself in Thai culture. The artists responsible for keeping the dance party lasting all night are John Askew, Simon Patterson, and Alex di Stefano. High BPMS and good vibes are a guarantee. Closeout your CNY holiday with a bang.