***This article first appears on EDMTunes.com***
Ready or not, the summer festival season is here. In other words, get ready for Imagine Music Festival! If the signature spring events are any indication, more controversy, hook-ups, and amazing sets are on the way. In case you forgot, IMFalready has some juicy storylines of its own, too.
Now that Ultra Miami, Coachella, and SXSW are in the rearview, it’s time to crack open the piggy bank for some summertime fun. The party is still a ways off, kicking off at summer’s end on September 20-22. Although, with its phase one announcement, the Imagine lineup will have us trying to stretch those savings accounts out a little bit further.
This initial Imagine lineup is loaded with big names. The main stage will have Diplo, Above & Beyond, Allison Wonderland, Rezz, and Marshmello. If that’s not enough, the Dirtybird crew will host its own stage with Claude Von Stroke, Anna Lunoe, Dr. Fresch, and more. Check out the official phase one flyer below:
The best part about this teaser Imagine lineup is that it’s just a teaser. This bill alone could fill up arenas just about anywhere by itself. However, anyone who’s been to IMF before knows there’s so much more to come. Clearly, two of the stages still have quite a bit of filling out to do. Plus, the blurred names are a clue that the talent buyers are still hard at work locking down artists. The next phase won’t come out until June so a lot can happen over the next few months.
Just like last year, the Imagine lineup is being rolled out slowly but that’s no reason to wait. Tickets are available now with the option to utilize a payment plan. That will help free up some funds for more imminent things (EDC Vegas, anyone?). Head over to the IMF website for more details about camping, workshops, and help with planning. Watch the IMF 2018 recap video below and remember to sign up for updates here as more info becomes available.