The Five Must See EDM Shows in August

Fabian Ortiz / OC Weekly
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It's no secret that we have become the festival generation. Since March (some of us January and February) we've been packing our floral headbands and living out of suitcases at campgrounds and hotels all over. From Coachella to EDC dance music has taken over the largest stages and kept us dancing until the sun comes up while dreading that awful Monday morning. So it's only natural that as the summer comes to a close and the fest season winds down our top five must see EDM shows in August are all festivals. From Lollapalooza to Burning Man there's so much going on this month we had to take a step back and plan the whole month for you.

5. FYF Fest
LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd - 24th

The 11th annual FYF Fest makes its LA Sports Arena debut this year for an indoor and outdoor experience that's meant to cater to all musical tastes. The guys at FYF and Goldenvoice pack the event with just the right amount of music for everyone which includes some of the top electronic acts and underground DJs you would otherwise never get to catch in the states. From legends like DJ Harvey and Flying Lotus to underground taste-makers like John Talabot and electronic band Caribou. With an affordable $129 ticket price, this is the perfect hipster fest for those that like groovy house music and less of the EDM bangers dominating the big festivals. 2pm - 12am, 3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more info and tickets visit

4. Pacific Festival
The Newport Dunes Resort & Marina
Saturday, August 16

Pacific Festival comes back to the Newport Beach Dunes for an oceanfront music festival experience right here in Orange County. The perfect summer festival with beaches, local food vendors, a new VIP Village, premium bars and artist like Bag Raiders, Poolside and local favorites Kedd Cook and Bones. Did we mention the infamous A Club Called Rhonda will also have their own stage? Add an epic disco after party at the Observatory with Giorgio Moroder and you have the perfect eclectic mix of electronic music lovers and beach city vibes for only $80! 1pm - 9pm (after party until 2am), 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. For more info and tickets visit

3. Tramps Like Us
San Diego Sports Arena
Saturday and Sunday, August 30th - 31st

LED continues their annual Labor Day weekend celebration with the Tramps Like Us festival brand at the San Diego Sports Arena. Catering to the 18-and-over EDM crowd they also have a VIP section for a party that rages until 4 a.m. With world renowned DJs like Moby, Sander van Doorn, Headhunterz, Victor Nglio, Pegboard Nerds and Cole Plante there's something for everyone's dance music tastes for $100 or less! Known for their killer festivals with booming sound, inflatable blow up dolls (or sometimes animals), rave booties and everything that's not classy about San Diego - this is the perfect festival for those trying to turn up over the holiday. 9pm - 4am, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA. For more info and tickets visit

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