Over the past five years, Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia has developed one of the biggest electronic and dance presences the south has ever seen. Each year, its lineup has gotten bolder, bigger and more diverse, allowing its audiences to immerse themselves in the best EDM has to offer for three full days. The full lineup for their fifth year anniversary is no different. From bass to house and more, here are six artists you absolutely can’t miss at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this September.
Since the release of his first single in 2001, Kaskade has spent the last 17 years staying relevant and staying on top. Producing hits like “Atmosphere,” “Fun” and “Nobody Like You” and even releasing a trap Christmas album last December, this DJ is constantly producing smooth and vibrant sounds that always leave listeners wanting more. His sets take his audiences to another dimension through his stunning visuals, enticing sounds and his lively persona.
This Swedish electronic duo is known for their energetic music and animated personalities on stage. Coming off an incredible 2017 and 2018, Galantis has consistently been at the forefront of electronic music’s top dance hits, such as “No Money,” “Hunter” and the ever-beloved “Peanut Butter Jelly.” Their stage presence and visuals are second-to-none, making them a bucket list essential for any EDM lover.
From DJing to performing with his live band, GRiZ can do it all. The 28-year-old performer reigns in the festival world as a musical icon, thanks to his incredible saxophone talent and remarkably dedicated fan base. With a massive presence at Electric Forest and Lollapalooza, GRiZ constantly amazes audiences with his futuristic spin on funk and soul music. His versatility as an artist and appeal to countless bases other than his own makes him a must-see this September.
Anyone who has seen Bassnectar live will tell you what a life-altering experience his sets can be. The American-born DJ and record producer puts on a show like no other and captures the audience in whatever vibe he’s feeling for the evening. Well known for ensuring that every single one of his sets is different, Bassnectar uses psychedelic visuals, lasers, and a wisdom of bass and synths that is unmatched. Headlining festivals like Electric Forest, Okeechobee and more, this artist is a staple in every music lover’s dream lineup.
Getter provides this lineup with a heavier, more bass-centric feeling for its basshead audience. The San Jose-native DJ and producer is best known for his heavy bass and dubstep sound, as well as his ability to rap. His collaborations with Skrillex and Borgore helped put him on the map. A great addition to any lineup, Getter has played at Bonnaroo, Ultra, and Moonrise in the past. His ability to command any crowd with his intense sounds makes him an exciting and timeless addition to this festival.
A relatively new presence to the EDM scene, New York-based producer Jai Wolf brings his light and summery touch to this lineup. Known best for his singles “Indian Summer” and “Starlight,” this artist brings an electronic and airy touch to Atlanta. Making appearances at festivals such as Buku and Okeechobee, his inspirational sound stems from genres as far-reaching as hip-hop and classical. His work continues to break barriers and expectations, which adds his him to this list.
Imagine Music Festival takes place on September 21-23 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia. Tickets and camping passes are still available and can be bought here.