Imagination Becomes Reality: Imagine Festival 2019
Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia will be bringing the beats to Atlanta Motor Speedway for its fifth year during September 19th-22nd. Imagine is now the longest-running EDM festival in the Atlanta area and it is quickly rising through the ranks as one of the top festivals across the country. Curators behind the annual festival have received their stripes as veterans in the Atlanta festival scene through owning and operating Iris Presents for over two decades. Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand are a powerhouse duo who took Glenn’s creation of Iris Presents and morphed it into what it is today. Iris Presents is now known through the south east region for their high-energy, EDM events with jaw-dropping audio-visual experiences. In an effort to ensure that Imagine Music Festival is one of the most immersive experiences in the world, Iris Presents has officially expanded to a four day event.
This now four day aquatic wonderland includes six different stages spread throughout Atlanta Motor Speedway, circus acts, interactive art spaces, and a variety of onsite workshops. When sculpting the layout of the land and curating activities to fit every corner of the festival, curators at Iris Presents put an emphasis on the experience being fully immersive while engaging all interests of their attendees. It is so immersive that you may loose a few hours a day just to wandering around and soaking in all the vibes. Iris Presents has designed the entire festival landscape to suck attendees into an aquatic wonderland that is complete with a splash pool and complimentary floaties, party games, and VIP cabanas available for rent. While onsite of the festival attendees have the opportunity to dive into transformational workshops that focus on fine tuning your mind and soul with focuses on Aerial Yoga, Permaculture, Flow Arts, Meditation, and Mindfulness. In between finding moments to center themselves and learn meditative techniques, attendees will have the opportunity to be entertained by aerial acts, atmosphere performers, and a variety of visionary artists that will be scattered throughout the festival grounds. A full schedule and breakdown of the activities in the Imaginarium will be available to attendees within the coming weeks.
Curators of Imagine Music Festival went above and beyond with this year’s lineup by booking some of the worlds most talented producers and DJ’s that represent a wide range of sub-categories of electronic dance music. Headlining acts on the main stage for Imagine Festival 2019, also known as the Oceania Stage, include Diplo, Rezz, Zeds Dead, Above & Beyond, Alison Wonderland, and Marshmello. The main stage alone will host a wide variety of artists with various perspectives and vibes within the EDM genre. The main stage will kick the weekend off Friday night with the Electro-house, trap vibes from Diplo and some eerie, deep dub tunes from Rezz. From there the vibe will move into progressive trance tunes from Above & Beyond on Saturday, with some deep house with drum and bass attitude from Zeds Dead sprinkled into that night. Finally, Sunday’s Oceania schedule will close out with the uplifting, future bass and progressive house tubes from the infamous Marshmello. The Oceania stage’s headlining lineup alone is enough to make any tried and true bass head buy their tickets and secure their spot to Imagine Festival 2019 - but to really smear the sweet icing on this bass cake, curators have booked the main stage schedule from the time the festival opens all the way to the final moments on Sunday night. Attendees will also be able to catch Leah Culver, Seven Lions, Said the Sky, Eddie Gold, and several others on the Oceania Stage.
As if the Oceania Stage didn’t bring enough out of this world talent to Atlanta Motor Speedway for this aquatic wonderland, the Amazonia Stage has a lineup that sure to bring out the animal in all the attendees. The Amazonia Stage is bringing some of the biggest names in electronic and funk music with headliners Louis the Child, Tipper, & G Jones. Alongside these heavy hitting headliners are Cherub, Detox Unit, Jade Cicada, Scales, Thriftworks, and a few others. In case you missed it, check out our preview of the funky good times that Cherub has planned for their set at Imagine Festival 2019. When curators put Tipper, Detox Unit, and Jade Cicada all on the same stage, it was only fitting to announce an official Tipper Takeover to close out the festival on Sunday night. Attendees will have the pleasure of having their minds melted, remolded, and then destroyed by the wicked wubs and scratches from Tipper, Detox Unit, and Jade Cicada . The Tipper Takeover on the Amazonia Stage will be one of the hottest highlights from the entire weekend.
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Throughout the entire weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to have their minds melted and break their necks to beats from some of the most wicked women in the electronic dance music scene. When booking the lineup for this year’s festival, curators brought a level of gender equality to the festival’s line up by rounding up a few of EDM’s top female artists. Just to name a few, Imagine Festival 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to see Rezz, Allison Wonderland, Leah Culver, Anne Lunoe, Nora En Pure, and Reid Speed. These are just a few of the artists in the industry that are currently proving that even though the scene is male dominant in terms of representation, female producers are an absolute force to be reckoned with. Hell, let’s be honest - a few of the women listed above absolutely slay their time slot onstage and leave some (if not most) of the men in the dust. You will not want to miss any of these performers leave their mark on Imagine Festival 2019.
Tickets to Imagine Festival 2019 are currently on sale and they are moving fast. For a limited time, four day General Admission tickets are the same price as three day tickets and will only cost you $269. You will want to act fast to snag this deal as ticket prices will go up on August 15. VIP Tickets also fall under this deal until the 15th and will only cost you $369 for the weekend. VIP Passes to Imagine Festival include express entry lanes, exclusive air conditioned VIP restrooms, and VIP island access that features viewing areas, a lounge, and exclusive VIP services. If you’re venturing in from out of state and want to cut out the daily hassle of traveling to and from the venue - just add on a camping pass! GA Camping passes are available starting at $99 and VIP Camping is available for $149. If you’re worried about your group arriving seperately and trying to secure a spot together - don’t sweat it - Imagine has you covered! Just snag a group camping pass for $99 for the opportunity to have a larger campsite layed out and ready for your group to arrive. Parking, RV, Pool Party , and Early Arrival passes are also available on Imagine Festival’s website. Don’t forget to really round out your festival experience by tacking on some of these additional experiences before you checkout!
If you miss the opportunity to reserve a hotel or camping, don’t sweat it - just download HotelTonight and snag a last minute hotel room for up to 50% off. Tack on the code KADMARTIN101 for extra savings. For those who may stay at a hotel near the venue, day parking passes will be available as well as buses and shuttles to and from the venue. If you find yourself in need of a ride at the end of the night, download Lyft and use the promo code KADE75019 for $5 off your first ride. Or, try Uber with the promo code KADEM69UE for $5 off. Don’t let September 19th sneak up on you - start planning your trip to Imagine Music Festival today to secure your out of this world weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.