Phase 1 Announcement

On September 20th-22nd, the biggest names in EDM will be headlining Imagine Music Festival. At last year’s event, many of the headliners surprised us with a perpetual stream of EDM goodness. Bassnectar, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, GRiZ, and many others made this a weekend to remember.  The lineup for the festival is revealed throughout multiple phases. On April 23rd, Imagine released the Phase 1 artist announcement. Imagine Music Festival 2019 already has such a promising lineup: Diplo, Seven Lions, REZZ, Alison Wonderland, Above & beyond, Zeds Dead, Marshmello, Louis the Child, Tipper, and SO many more. In this post, I will be expanding on the CANNOT MISS artists that are playing at the Oceania and Amazonia Stages (regarding the Phase 1 announcement).

Don’t Miss These Artists


The first time I saw Diplo was absolute madness. I believe it was at Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party 2014 in Nashville. Diplo’s set was accompanied by Zeds Dead, GRiZ, Big Gigantic, and many more. Although Big Gigantic’s set ended early due to a torrential downpour, the night did not disappoint. At XS Nightclub (Las Vegas) last year, Diplo blessed the crowd with an incredible set, yet again. I was excited to see that, even as the years have gone by, Diplo still knows how to put on an incredible show. Diplo will be playing his set on Friday, September 20th at the Oceania Stage! I would highly advise being in getting to his set early to get a good spot.


Photo by Roger Ho


Isabelle Rezazadeh, REZZ, was born in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada. In 2016, REZZ released ‘The Silence Is Deafening’ EP with deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint. This interaction is what truly put her name on the map. Since then, she’s played countless incredible shows. It’s unfortunate I was so late joining the bandwagon. The first time I had the pleasure of seeing REZZ live was last New Years at 1015 Fulsom nightclub in San Francisco (Certain Kind of Magic NYE). Many of the songs she played are now my favorites: Edge, H E X, Dark Age, Methodology, and Purple Gusher. REZZ will be playing Friday at the Oceania Stage.

Zeds Dead

DC (Dylan Mamid) and Hooks (Zachary Rapp-Rovan) are the two components that make up the world-renowned Zeds Dead – named after an iconic line from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. The Toronto-based duo started Zeds Dead in 2009 and have created a myriad of singles, EP’s, albums. I believe I’ve seen them 6 times and have been extremely impressed every time. If you want to join me for my 7th time seeing them, join me on Saturday at the Oceania Stage!

Red Rocks

Photo by Jason Siegel


David Tipper, born in Wimbledon, England, launched his electronic-music career back in 1997. Tipper’s sets consist of an incredibly unique sound. His music ranges from ambient, through trip-hop, to abstract nu skool breaks. His music isn’t the only far out thing about his set. The visualizers that are influenced by Android Jones (during many sets they are produced live by him) are ABSOLUTELY incredible and are a staple of his sets. Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created a wild portfolio of countless works of art.  He has become well known for his multi-layered, psychedelic works using a custom built digital set up. Don’t miss your opportunity to see him Saturday at the Amazonia Stage. To get an idea of what his shows have to offer, watch the video below accompanied by his music.


Anyone involved in the EDM realm knows about Marshmello (Chris Comstock). Marshmello is famous worldwide for his uptempo songs and the iconic marshmallow bucket that he wears on his head. Collaborating with many artists, such as Jack Ü, Zedd, Ookay, Jauz, Slushii, and Omar LinX, help bring his name to fame. Over the years, he’s collaborated with about 20 artists. I’ve been on the rail for every Marshmello show I’ve attended, and I highly advise you following suit. See Marshmello’s killer show on Sunday at the Oceania Stage!

Photo by Drew Ressler

Louis the Child

Robby Hauldren and Frederic Kennett make up Louis the Child. Hauldren cites Madeon, Flume, Porter Robinson, and Odesza as musical influences. You can certainly see these influences in their work. With summer singles such as Slow Down Love, Love is Alive, Better Not, It’s Strange Weekend, and Fire, Louis the Child has so much to offer. I’ve seen their shows multiple times and I become more of a fan each time. To get blessed by Louis the Child’s summer vibes, join us on Saturday at the Amazonia Stage.


GA (3 DAY) Passes: $259

GA PASS (3 DAY) with GA CAMPING: $358

VIP PASS (3 DAY): $359


GA Camping: $99

Group Camping: $99

VIP Camping: $149


Road to Imagine

Imagine Music Festival is kept front-of-mind all year long thanks to the Road to Imagine. The Road to Imagine’s purpose is to build up the hype for IMF taking place on September 20th-22nd. Imagine has put together a string of events/shows leading up to the festival. On June 1st, Seven Lions’ Road to Imagine was a sold-out show. On Saturday, June 29th, Leah Culver will be doing her Road to Imagine show at Bellevue Music Hall in Atlanta, GA. Friday, August 10th will be a wild night for Miami, FL. Great Dane, Thelem, and Smith will be blessing the crowd with their Road to Imagine show.




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11 Responses

  1. Dana White says:

    This is pretty awesome, Benton !

  2. Hunter Storch says:

    Definitely prioritizing attending Imagine this year! Especially after reading this.

  3. Maria says:

    I went to imagine a few years ago and it really looks like they have stepped it up. Awesome post

  4. Caitlin says:

    I wanna go!!

  5. Alex Kim says:

    Tipper is gonna kill it!! This is a dope blog!

  6. Barclay Bloodworth says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! Great blog! Where is this, Atlanta?

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