Summer Heat: The Return Of IDentity Festival

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The last couple of years have been huge for EDM here in the States. It seems like records are being broken left and right. Last year’s IDentity Festival made a big statement for being North America’s first traveling electronic music festival. If you missed out on the merrymaking the first time around, the festival returns this year in July and August and will hit fifteen major Amphitheaters by the time all is said and done. Surely one of those venues will be close to you. See dates below.

The 2012 line-up so far includes the in-demand Eric Prydz (whom hasn’t toured the States since 2007, btw), the iconic Paul Van Dyk, teen sensations Madeon and Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Nero, Arty, Showtek, Noisia, Bingo Players, Doctor P and a whole lot more that has yet to be announced.

The festival will kick-off in the afternoon, running through into the night and will be centered on each venue’s central amphitheater stage.

Tour dates and cities:

7/19 Cincinnati - Riverbend
7/20 Detroit - Elektricity Festival Grounds
7/21 Toronto – Echo Beach powered by Rogers
7/26 Boston - Comcast Center
7/27 DC - Jiffy Lube Live
7/28 Wantagh – Nixon at Jones Beach Theater
7/29 Camden - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
8/2 Atlanta - Aarons Amphitheatre
8/3 Tampa - 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre
8/4 Miami - Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront
8/10 Dallas - Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/11 Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17 San Francisco - Shoreline Amphitheatre * Ticket on-sales 5/29
8/18 San Diego - Cricket Amphitheatre * Ticket on-sales 5/29
8/19 Phoenix – Pavilion Amphitheatre

If you’re feeling particulary motivated, you can pick up a $25 all-in early-bird ticket special on April 24 via the festival website.