Festival season is ready to launch and many of you are out there putting money away for your next major destination. There are a few festivals on the horizon that are marking their first year in operation. If you have the funds and the free time, consider checking out one or more of the festivals below. Days Like This Festival – March 11, 2017 Days Like This is a premiere boutique festival curated for lovers of house, techno, and electronic music. Four main stages will cover your music needs at Randwick Racecourse in Australia. Three stages will be open air and one will be indoors. Market stalls, bars, and the culinary delights await patrons of this music festival, which will feature live music performances as well as dj performances. Days Like This is the answer to Sydney’s desire for more underground, quality events. Ring in the new year with other avid music lovers at Days Like This down under. If you have been to Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, this festival may be up your alley. Illectric River Music Festival – March 18, 2017 – Waco, Texas Illectric River Music Festival will take place in Waco, Texas at McLane Stadium, a popular destination for Baylor University students and fans. This festival is the first of its kind in Waco, offering interactive art exhibits, heavy hitting bass creators, and a unique event location alongside the water. Join others at the inaugural Illectric River Music Festival for a day of fun, new friends, and bass. Headliners include A-trak, Borgeous, Party Thieves, Arius, Jayceeoh, Riot Ten, and Madhatter. Rapture Music Festival – March 23, 2017 – Miami, Florida Throngs of people will descend on Miami for the Ultra Music Festival, but before you go on a three day party bender, consider hitting up Rapture Music Festival. Virginia Key Beach Park in downtown Miami Florida will be the home of Rapture Music Festival. Rapture will power its festival with L-acoustic systems and have music going across four areas near the beach. Phase 1 artists booked for this festival include Andhim, Art Department, Audiofly, Carl Craigs, Ellen Allien, Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Matthew Dear, Petre Insperescu, Rhadoo, Steve Lawler, Tini, and Way Out West. The festival will begin at noon and go until 2:00 am. Festival organizers describe the event as an alternative experience in an alternative location. In addition to the usual music stages and vendors, Rapture adventurers will be able to relax in a floating lounge, get refreshment at an organic juice bar, receive massages, and revitalize with Ayurveda therapy. Be one of the first to go on the journey into a different music realm at Rapture Music Festival.