What can we expect from the industry this year?
As another new year begins, we welcome 2022 with new hopes and thoughts on what it can bring to us and the electronic music industry. Although the pandemic is still a part of everyday life, some parts of the world have managed to contain it and as a result festivals started to return last year. We’ve also seen our favorite artists take advantage of the downtime from touring and pack their release schedules more than ever. So what can we expect from 2022? We dive into some of the things we expect – and hope – to happen over the next 12 months.
The return of even more festivals
2021 has seen the big and exciting return of some iconic festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, fields of creamand EXIT-Festival which became the first major festival in Europe to reopen its doors. As we move forward into 2022, we expect to see even more return, with all eyes primarily on Miami Ultra Music Festival and tomorrowland (the summer and winter editions) return for the first time since 2019. There is no doubt that the absence of Tomorrowland and Ultra, being two of the “big three” electronic festivals alongside EDC, has been difficult for fans and producers. same thing, but all that – hopefully – will change this year. First of all, as usual, the Ultra Music Festival Miami sees Bayfront Park once again transformed into a party venue to kick off an incredible festival season. From March 25 to 27, so headliners from afar include the likes of Alesso, David Guetta, ILLENIUM and others with festival exclusives and live shows galore. Currently, there is still a fuzzy mysterious guest that many claim or hope to be Hardwell. Could Ultra’s return also mean Hardwell’s return? We will have to wait and see.