Martin Scoufalos

Top 100 Festivals 2018

Update 10.02.2019: The Top100 list for 2019 is out and can be found here.

For the first time ever makes festival lineups comparable.

We have analyzed thousands of DJ bookings to find the most booked electronic acts which you can find on our top 100 dj list. Now we take the next step and calculate lineup points by simply adding all acts that have played a festival in that year.
For the first time ever this gives you a top 100 festival list based on logic and mathematics.

The following festivals had the most massive electronic lineups last year and are therefore our top 10 electronic festivals from all around the world.

1. Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 18-22 October 2017

ADE 2017

ADE's is actually the biggest of its kind and most complete electronic event in the world. It covers every electronic subgenre gathering over 2,500 artists that perform in 140 of Amsterdam's nightlife spaces. This event last 5 days and in 2017 brought 395,000 visitors from over 90 countries and it's held annually in mid-October. 


Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Don Diablo, Yellow Claw,Afrojack, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Sven Väth, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Pan Pot,Âme, Nina Kraviz,Tale Of Us, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock,Blasterjaxx, R3hab Eats, Everything Zedd,Marshmello, Nicole Moudaber, Dannic,Nic Fanciulli, Hot Since 82, Recondite, Marcel Dettmann, Joseph Capriati,Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig,  Mind Against, Solomun  Matador, Guy J, Henrik Schwarz, David Guetta, Armin Van Bureen B2B Hardwell

ADE 2017

2. Tomorrowland

Boom, Belgium  - 21 - 23 July 2017 & 28 - 30 July 2017

Tomorrowland 2017 Amicorum Spectaculum

The most multi-national and successful electronic festival worldwide it’s in the second place of the rank. Tomorrowland magical and incomparable atmosphere takes electronic music to a next-level experience. Last year Amicorum Spectaculum took place during two consecutive weekends at the end of July and gathered 400.000 people and 1.000 artists from all genres.



Tomorrowland 2017

3. Electronic Daisy Carnival 

Las Vegas, United States - 16-18 of June 2017

EDC Las Vegas 2017

EDC Las Vegas is growing by leaps and bounds, on the last night of the 2017 festival 135.000 people assisted and broke the event crowd record. Approximately 400.000 attendees enjoy the last edition. This event focused on innovating to surprise their assistants every year. For example, 2017 party counted with a brand-new stage QuantumValley that featured three full days of trance and an all-new art car, Parliament, a 55-foot mobile dancefloor.


Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Jamie Jones, Yellow Claw, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Chris Liebing, Don Diablo, Hardwell, Tiesto, Adam Beyer, Pan Pot,Showtek, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Alesso, Angerfist, Brennan Heart, Zedd, Jauz,Coone, Radical Redemption, Galantis, Nicole Moudaber, Atmozfears, Diplo,Joseph Capriati, Major Lazer, DJ Tennis, Duke Dumont, Lost Frequencies, Borgore,Firebeatz, Marshmello, Laidback Luke, Dillon Francis, Miss K8, Markus Schulz,Frontliner, Paul van Dyk, Andy C, John Digweed, Martin Solveig, Porter Robinson,Gramatik, RL Grime, Flux Pavilion, Kygo, Alison Wonderland B2B Diplo B2B Jauz

EDC Las Vegas 2017 Parliament art-car

4. Creamfields 

Daresbury, United Kingdom - 24-27 August 2017

Creamfields UK 2017 Main Stage

The 2017 edition was Creamfields 20th anniversary and they celebrated with a magnificent fest that featured 30 stages and 300 music artists in four days. Creamfields improves every year their breathtaking productions, and their line-ups are always amazing. This festival had already visited 18 countries and won the Best Major Festival UK award of 2016. You can be sure that Creamfields will present the biggest stars of electronic music every year.


The Chainsmokers, Sigma, Deadmau5, Dusky, Armin Van Buuren, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Andy C, Sunnery Jame and Ryan Marciano, Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, Axwell & Ingrosso, Galantis, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Above & Beyond, Tchami, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Nghtmare, Stormzy, Sven Vath, Hot Since 82, Tiesto, Hardwell, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Fat Boy Slim, Steve Angello, Pendeulum, Alesoo, Duke Dumont, Kshmr, Paul Van Dyk, Luciano, Eric Prydz, Adam Beyer, The Black Madonna

Creamfields UK 2017

5. Ultra Music Festival 

Miami, United States - 24-26 March 2017

Ultra Music Festival Miami 2017

Miami reunited 165000 attendees from over 60 countries in 2017. This 3-day festival is one of the most demanded music festivals and over 7.5 million live stream viewers joined its last edition. The festival takes place since 2012 at the beautiful Bayfront Park where they develop an enviable production.


Justice, Major Lazer, The Prodigy, Underworld, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Alesso,Armin van Buuren, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, Dash Berlin, David Guetta,Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix,DJ Snake,Steve Aoki, Tale of Us, Sasha & John Digweed, Tiësto, Adam Beyer, Alan Walker, Don Diablo, Eats Everything, Fedde Le Grand, Galantis, GTA, Hot Since 82,Jackmaster, Joseph Capriati, KSHMR, Malaa, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Solveig,The Martinez Brothers, Matador

Ultra Music Festival Miami 2017

6. Glastonbury Festival 

Pilton, United Kingdom - 21-25 June 2017

Glastonbury 2017

Although Glastonbury is not an electronic music festival, in 2017 they brought many high demanded DJ’s. Electronic music lovers were pleased to have such good artists in the line-up. Over 153.000 people were attracted by this event where the electronic music is standing strong.


Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Patrick Topping, Sasha, Kölsch, Gorgon City, Diplo, Major Lazer, DJ Tennis, Skream, John Digweed, Ben Ufo, Mad Dog, Bicep, Heidi, Noisia, Job Jobse, Dusky, Wilkinson, Midland, My Nu Leng, Fatboy Slim, Isaac, Henrik Schwarz, Boys Noize, Daniel Avery, Richy Ahmed, Jamie Xx, Leon Vynehall, Avalon, Fabio, Joy Orbison, Redlight, Mura Masa  

Glastonbury 2017

7. Mysteryland 

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 26-27 August 2017

Mysteryland 2017 Main Stage

Mysteryland one of the oldest electronic music festivals reunited almost 100.000 people of 50 nationalities in their 14different stages (including Q-dance, Elrow and Paradise stages) and hosted 250 DJ’s and live acts. The festival distinguishes itself from its location the alluring Floriade Terrain. This was its 24th edition of Mysteryland a pioneer of the dance movement.


Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Oliver Heldens,  Armin Van Buuren,  Yellow Claw, Showtek,DVBBS,  Sven Väth,  Sebastian Ingrosso,  Axwell, Alesso, Brennan Heart, Sam Feldt,Eats Everything, Coone,  Nic Fanciulli,  Sander Van Doorn,  Atmozfears,  Kölsch,Carl Cox, Gorgon City, Joseph Capriati, Miss K8, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano,Netsky, KSHMR, Dillon Francis, Code Black, Frequencerz, Sigma, Noisecontrollers,Andy C, Wildstylez, Darkraver, Hannah Wants, Dave Clarke, Paco Osuna, Ran D 

Mysteryland 2017 Q-Dance Stage

8. Music Winter Conference 

Royal Palm South Beach, Miami - 21-24 March 2017

One of the most advertised annual music gatherings in the world. The electronic music industry offers more than 500 events, parties, seminars and workshops. Thousands of artists and music industry delegates come every year from 70 countries to receive over 100.000 attendees. Winter Music Conference is a weeklong electronic event that is held since 1985 in Miami Beach.


Oliver Heldens  Dubfire  Armin Van Buuren  Chris Liebing  Loco Dice  HardwellSteve Aoki  Seth Troxler  Pan Pot  Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike  JackmasterNicole Moudaber Dannic  Art Department  Nic Fanciulli  Borgore  KSHMR  KölschJoris Voorn Maya Jane Coles Firebeatz Luciano Skream Deorro Carl CraigAbove & Beyond Leon  Tiga  Loud  Cosmic Gate  Black Coffee  tINI  Justin MartinNGHTMRE  Mija M.A.N.D.Y. Cassy

9. Parookaville

Weeze, Germany - 21-23 July 2017

Parookaville 2017 Main Stage

With only three years of existence, Parookaville already gained an excellent reputation. This is Due to their incredible programs, remarkable production, monumental stages and top-level lighting and pyrotechnic effects. The fest is almost new but it already turned into one of the most demanded electronic festivals of the world.


Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Marshmello, Paul Kalkbrenner, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Sven Väth, Tiësto,Aka Aka, Alle Farben, Astrix, Atmozfers, Bassjackers, Brennan Heart, Carnage, Code Black, Coone, Don Diablo, Dubfire, DVBBS, Felix Jaehn, Frequencerz, Galantis, GTA, Headhunterz, Jauz, Kayzo, Krewella, KSHMR, Laidback Luke, Lost Frequencies, Martin Solveig, Mike Williams, Nervo, NGHTMRE, Oliver Heldens, Ookay, Ostblockschlampen, Sam Feldt, Showtek, Slander, SUNnery James & Ryan Marciano, Timmy Trumpet, Tujamo, Ummet Ozcan, W&W, Will Sparks, Wildstylez, Yellow Claw

Parookaville 2017

10. New Horizons

Nürburg, Alemania - 25-26 August 2017

New Horizons 2017 Main Stage

2017 was its very first edition for New Horizons Festival. The festival counted with 7 diverse areas and hosted 150 DJ’s. The experienced Alda events are the organizers of this fest that stood out for its creative artistic installations and a large line-up.  


Tiësto, Alesso, Robin Schulz, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, San Holo, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, NGHTMRE, Jay Hardway, Kris Kross, Dubfire, Julian Jordan, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez, Sunnery, James & Ryan Marciano, Brennan Heart, Pan-Pot, Tom Swoon, Coone, Kill The Buzz, Oliver Schories, Zatox, Moksi, Chris Liebing, Vini Vici, Psyko Punkz, David Gravell, Dirtcaps, Matador, Ape Drums, Atmozfears

New Horizons 2017 Main Stage

Festivals 11 - 100

Find all top 100 lineups of last year in our global top 100 festival list.



Lucian (not verified)

Hahaha! You’ve missed Untold festival from Cluj-Romania. Over 350000 visitors last year and all the best DJs in the world have been there.

Je suis honey (not verified)

You missed Sunburn Festival , India


We did not miss anything... both are in the top100 but far from top10... :-)

Oakkar Myint Myat (not verified)

I like every festival

jackie (not verified)

You missed Shambhala music festival in Canada!!! Definitely deserves a spot..

Yass (not verified)

UNTOLD Festival is missing, and it's one of the best. Update your article

matt (not verified)

lol. Where is defqon 1 in top 10?

Morgan (not verified)

how is Veld not on here. its the biggest in Canada and praised by many DJs. Tiesto said its the show he looks forward to the most besides vegas.

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