By: Sierra Bianchini
Atlanta’s longest running EDM festival, Imagine Music Festival, is back for its fifth year anniversary and returning to the magnificent Atlanta Motor Speedway September 21st-23rd.
Atlanta’s heat isn’t the only thing that’s hot. This line up is packing some serious flames and bringing in incredible DJs like Bassnectar, Armin Van Burren, Alesso, and RL Grime just to name a few headliners this year. Each time we look at this lineup, we find more and more DJs that we just can’t wait to check out!
Not only did IMF (Imagine Music Festival) book talent from all across the board, the founders of IMF made sure to show love to some of the top Atlanta local DJs.
Kevin Flum, aka Drinkurwater, is making his mainstage debut this year alongside other state locals like, Leah Culver, Eddie Gold, and Midnite Panda. Kudos to them for all their hard work and getting added to this stacked lineup.
“We have sought to provide an experience unlike anything else. Our artists selection process is talent driven, rather than fame-driven. Our audio quality and lighting are absolutely world class. The integration we’ve got planned between artist, stage, performance art and it’s blend into crowd and scene, the amusements…all of it is to drive the integrity of the festival.” – Glen Goodhand, founder of IMF
Imagine brings its Aquatic Fairy Tale theme to life, immersing festival attendants in an endless sea of the mind-bending and the curious; with mermaids swimming in a life-size fish bowl and giant jellyfish balloons lighting up the sky.
Each stage represents an element: fire, water, wind, and earth. Such worlds are represented in the corresponding art, artists, and experiences. Put it all together and the on-stage music and surrounding environmental elements come together to form a 360-degree immersion in the aquatic fairy tale. At the stage named Incendia, where 30-foot flame bursts billow into the sky and the entire “world” is defined by the roof of fire overhead. It’s just one more in a pretty long list of “wow” factors awaiting us at IMF.
Imagine provides many activities for their patrons. Scattered throughout the festival grounds are many live art installations and visionary artists showcasing and creating their amazing works of art, some allowing festival goers to add their own flare to the art.
The splash pool is filled with giant pool inflatables, a great way to cool off and watch the main stage in style. Workshops are set up inside the festival grounds and the campgrounds. Learn aerial yoga, acro yoga, permaculture, aerial arts, flow arts, meditation, sacred geometry, consciousness, mindfulness, art, and many more all for free!
If you are camping, IMF gets the party started Thursday night with a pre-party; you never know who will show up. Chill out with your friends and get your teams together for some ping pong, pool, Foosball, field day events and more! Keep the party going with the silent disco that goes on til 7a.m. Again, you never know who will show up!
IMF offers one of a kind VIP table experience. The Ocean View Experience offers premium table service and the best view of the Main Stage for fans who want the most extraordinary time at Imagine Festival. Featuring private elevated viewing, private seating, premium wait staff, private air-conditioned bathrooms, and much more. The Ocean View Experience has it all. VIP tickets do not grant access to the Ocean View Deck, you will need to have a table reservation in order to gain entry. For more information on how to book a table, check the official IMF website on booking.
VIP Ticket Holders will enjoy an exclusive escape at VIP Island by Oceania. Take a break from the crowds, grab a drink and relax at the lounge or get an up-close view of the stage. VIPs can beat the lines with express entry into the venue, private air-conditioned trailer restrooms, and other fun and exclusive activities. Tickets can be purchased here.
Trillvo is extremely excited to be back at Imagine Music Festival for a second year in a row. Here are some DJs we simply can’t wait to see:
- RL Grime
- Riot Ten
- Kevin Flum
- Green Velvet
- Oliver Heldens
- Levitation Jones
- The Glitch Mob
As always, stay hydrated!! Atlanta is extremely hot during the day. Look out for each other. No raver is left behind. Remember to leave your campsite clean and the way you found it. And most importantly, HAVE FUN, MAKE MEMORIES, AND DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!!