After a long, festival-less year, we’re all ready to dance again — and the fine folks that organize the Imagine Festival have heard the call.
By Kari Eisenhardt
On March 23rd, Imagine Festival organizers announced the return of the Southeast’s largest camping electronic dance festival for September 17th – 19th, 2021. Featuring loads of back to back sets and record label takeovers, 2021’s lineup is sure to offer the molar-rattling bass and electro-grooves that made the festival one of the most popular dance events in the country for the last seven years.
2021’s lineup includes: Excision; Illenium; Kaskade; Gryffin; Madeon; 3LAU; Adventure Club B2B Riot Ten; Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blunts & Blondes, Carnage B2B Borgore; CharlestheFirst; Clozee; Dabin; Dion Timmer; Ghost Rydr (Ghastly B2B Joyryde); Kasbo; Kayzo B2B Subtronics; Liquid Stranger; Peekaboo; Subtronics (“Wooked on Tronics” set); Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones); Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive. The Disco Inferno stage will feature Fisher with the Catch & Release Takeover and including Lee Foss; Malaa; Shiba San; Walker & Royce; John Summit; Noizu; Sidepiece; SNBRN; VNSSA; Dillon Nathaniel; Deeper Purpose; LP Giobbi; Subrinse, and Westend. The Wakaan Takeover will feature Liquid Stranger; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Shlump; G-Rex; Esseks; Sully; Mize, and a Wakaan Family B2B set. Other artists joining the Imagine lineup: Abelation; Alber-K; Blackgummy; Brondo; Corrupt UK; Devault; Dieselboy; Eddie Gold; Joyce Muniz; Kaivon; Laser Assassins; Leah Culver; Lick, Mersiv; Moore Kismet; No Mana; Of the Trees, and Reaper. Additional regional support, surprise guests, and further details of activities will be released closer to the date.
This year also sees the festival moving to a new location: the secluded woodlands of Bouckaert Farm in the Chattahoochee Hills. Only 14 miles Southwest of the Atlanta airport, the location features lush rolling hills, lakes, and endless green pastures. Festival organizers have stated that they hope it offers “a more immersive experience, forged in nature.”
“We have poured our hearts and souls into this festival and, hopefully, inspired some along the way to go after your dreams and believe in yourself,” said festival organizers, Glenn and Maddy. “Countless friends and family have been established with memories that will last forever. The potential is endless for Imagine, and we are excited about the journey and bringing you with us on this fantastic ride. Thank you for your incredible love and support over the years and for taking this exciting leap with us on our next chapter of the Imagine Festival saga. “We love you and it shows!”
Tickets are available as of March 23rd, 2021. 3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $35 down. GA passes start at $269 and VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $399 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 2-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are now available for all ticket types. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.