The festival scene in the southeast is extremely competitive and volatile. This is great news for the fans because the best events will stick around and rise to the top! Imagine Festival, in Atlanta, looks like it’s poised to come out on top of the list of 2016 southeast events. While we have thouroughly enjoyed and loved past events like CoutnerPoint and TomorrowWorld, for one reason…or many…they will not be returning at all in 2016. And honestly, hopes are diminishing that they’ll return at all (I’ll always be team #CP4LIFE though). Despite the sorrow of losing these once-great festivals, their departure has made room for others to shine! Imagine Festival has made HUGE waves on its own since it’s inaugural event in 2014.
The festival started from humble beginnings – it was the first multi-day event of this size hosted by Iris Presents, which functions out of a small club in Atlanta called Rush Lounge. It was also the first multi-day EDM festival held *inside* the city. The festival has doubled in attendance size over the first two years of existence. This is great but there was no way the fest could continue to grow a the same location. Luckily, Atlanta has some other options for the Imagineers! The 2016 edition of Imagine Festival is going to be held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Although it’s not necessarily right inside the city, I think this location will work well for everyone! It’s still close enough for people to take a short drive or Uber from their hotels and it’s close enough for locals to get to from their homes.
One thing I cannot get out of my head….it feels like Imagine really has the potential of being the EDC Vegas of the southeast! Anyone in the scene will know this is a HUGE compliment and gauge of what’s to come for the festival. The move to a well-equipped race track, with great permanent infrastructure and the ability to host large numbers of guests is one aspect that likens the festivals. Another common theme that Imagine is going to gear up, like EDC, is the immersive theatrical element of the fest! Imagine definitely has its own, unique brand of underwater magic. I’m excited to see how the creators cover the new grounds with these elements – including art, performers, and even with the stages.
Purchase Tickets (grab them before the price goes up) – HERE
Address: 1500 Para Pl, Hampton, GA 30228
OPEN at 10AM 8/26
CLOSE at 2PM 8/29
Box Office Hours:
Friday: 10AM – 12AM
Saturday 10AM – 12 AM
Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Friday: 3PM – 3AM
Saturday 12PM – 3AM
Sunday 12PM – 3AM
Uber & Taxis (Pick up/Drop Off)
Traffic must turn on Speedway Blvd. Stay in right hand lane on Speedway Blvd and enter the Tollbooths, following signs for Pick up & Drop Off.
Other entry questions are answered here – http://www.imaginefestival.com/info/
One really awesome thing about this years’ event is that the organizers have partnered with AQUA, a company that will install and run a 3D water hologram on the Main Stage! Not only will this awesome production be out of this world to witness…the company also gives back to third world countries that are in need of clean water. There are 2 ways you can help donate!
- Purchase a special AQUA Package Imagine ticket – HERE
- During the fest, donate your loose Pocket Change into the BRIGHT BLUE BUCKETS that will be passed around! Super easy 🙂
Check it out!
I almost forgot to talk about how awesome the lineup is…I mean, it really speaks for itself though. It’s full of HUGE headliners and even includes some great local artists! Stay tuned for the schedule, coming soon!!!
UPDATED: Schedule released and single day tickets are on sale NOW www.imaginefestival.eventbrite.com