Identity Festival 2012 Announced with Eric Prydz, Porter Robinson, Hardwell and More
America’s first and only touring EDM festival is back! Identity Festival hit over 20 North American cities last year at a time when dance music still hadn’t become a fixture in American pop culture. This year, the festival will be returning with stops in 15 cities, including a stop in Phoenix (editor’s note. Relentless Beats is the official marketing partner for the Phoenix date).
This morning, LiveNation announced that Paul van Dyk, Wolfgang Gartner, Nero, Madeon, Hardwell, Excision, Porter Robinson, Showtek, Arty, Noisia and Bingo Players will be among the artists playing amphitheaters across the U.S. in July and August. The tour will make stops in Phoenix, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, New Jersey, New York and more.
ID Fest will most notably feature the return of legendary Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz, on of our favorite DJs. Prydz also has a new album due this year.
“I’m really happy to announce that I’ll be back in the U.S. this summer as part of the Identity Tour,” Prydz revealed exclusively to MTV News. “We’ll be hitting 15 iconic venues around the country. It’s going to be absolutely crazy, and I can’t wait to see you guys again. So I’ll see you guys at the Identity Tour!”
Here are the dates for the Identity Festival:
7/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend
7/20 – Pontiac, MI @ Elektricity Festival Grounds
7/21 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach Powered by Rogers
7/26 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/27 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/29 – Camden, NJ @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
8/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre
8/3 – Tampa @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
8/4 – Miami @ Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront
8/10 – Dallas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/11 – Houston @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17 – San Francisco @ Shoreline Amphitheatre (tickets on sale 5/29)
8/18 – San Diego @ Cricket Amphitheatre (tickets on sale 5/29)
8/19 – Phoenix @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion