With 2016 coming to an end we now get to look forward to 2017 and all the music festivals that are coming up. In this list, you will find new festivals that will be debuting in 2017 along with the awesome well-established ones. 1. SXM Festival (March 15-March 19, 2017) SXM aims to offer something different for house and music fans. Phase 1 headliners announced include Black Coffee, Soul Clap, Lee Burridge, and John Acquaviva to name a few. In addition to setting up a musical paradise for ticket holder’s enjoyment, the festival takes place in an actual physical paradise on the island of Saint-Martin in the Caribbean. Temperatures average in the 80s year round and is blessed with an invigorating landscape composed of breathtaking beaches, rolling hills, and blue seas. 2. Groove Cruise Miami (January 23-27, 2017) Groove Cruise Miami is not for the faint of heart. Four days of nonstop, themed parties on the deck, beaches, and poolside await the seafaring. This year Groove Cruise debuts a new ship and cruise line, the Carnival Victory, that will sail to Grand Turk. This year the Dj Contest is an invitation to remix Markus Schulz’s “In The Night” from his Watch The World EP. The winner will receive a slot on board Groove Cruise Miami, an ocean-view stateroom for two, Groove Cruise and Coldharbour swag, and have the remix played on Markus Schulz’s Global Dj Broadcast podcast. The winner will be announced on December 9, 2017. 3. Middlelands (May 5-7, 2016) Insomniac is introducing a new festival next year that will take place on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission, Texas. Four days of camping and three days of music across five stages awaits those who hop on the saddle to mosey down to Texas. Early bird tickets and camping passes have sold out to this festival, but tickets will go on sale for the general population on Tuesday, December 6th. There are many different camping options including GA, open field camping, RV camping, Quiet Camping, Sound Camps that encourage sound systems and live DJs, group camping close to Conqueror’s Court and the festival entrance, and premier camping. Middlelands is sure to endear fans of Insomniac festivals. Don’t miss out. 4. Ultra Music Festival (March 24-26, 2017) Ultra Music Festival is held at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, Florida and draws over a 100,000 visitors each year. For the last few years, around 165,000 people attended the music festival which has garnered acclaim for its vast array of talent and opportunities to party poolside in Miami. Some of the larger than life acts that have been announced for 2017 include Justice who was last on the Ultra Miami stage in 2012, Ice Cube, Prodigy, Tiesto, Maceo Plex, Above and Beyond, and the super group Underworld. Last year, Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz teamed up at the In A State of Trance Arena for a legendary b2b set. Don’t miss out on the fun and buy your tickets before they sell out.