Euphoria Music Fest

Kevin Ott
Music festival entertainment

The Euphoria Music Festival is a smaller scale, intimate electronic music festival that appeals to people who love music and nature. It includes two nights of camping on a ranch, and the organizers take pride in the rustic, natural environment. It emphasizes community, and to some extent resembles the communal attitude of the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Located at Austin's Carson Creek Ranch

The festival takes place at the Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Established in 1851, it's one of the oldest ranches in Texas that still exists today. Its primary spot for the festival is on the 20-acre pasture where there stands a large covered pavilion with beautiful pecan trees. The Colorado River is nearby, along with Carson Creek. The festival is known for having one of the most idyllic locations, and this is part of its appeal. The Ranch proudly hosts the festival and works hard to make visitors welcome each year.

Music From Big Names and New Talent

The festival draws superb EDM talent, including the following artists who have appeared:

  • Chromeo
  • Knife Party
  • Moby
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Disco Biscuits
  • Zeds Dead
  • Alan Walker
  • BADBADNOTGOOD
  • Alesso
  • Pretty Lights
  • Young Thug
  • Bob Moses
  • The Floozies
  • The Knocks
  • Papadosio

Euphoria, besides drawing big name acts, is known for featuring local and up-and-coming talent as well, and each year their website has an artist submission page where EDM artists can submit their music for consideration. It's a great way to see the newest high quality acts.

Cost, Logistics, and Future Dates

The pre-sales tax cost for tickets ranges from about $49 for General Admission to about $499 for the Finding Euphoria Glamping Tent Rental, which combines the best of the festival's music and camping. What's interesting about this festival is that it offers monthly payment plans.

The next festival takes place May 11 - 13, 2018.

Parking is on-site and is organized well because the camping theme includes reserving spots for vehicles. In fact, the Carson Creek Ranch is starting a new tradition for 2018 they call car camping. They are also opening the site early for 2018 by offering a pre-party at the festival grounds on Friday night before the festival begins.

Reviews of Euphoria

The Euphoria Music Festival is one of the best reviewed festivals out there. It is praised for its ideal, easy-to-enjoy setting and its intimate crowd size, which adds a sense of bonding with a community.

Yelp

The festival has an average user rating of five stars out of five stars on Yelp. While there aren't very many, the reviews are long and passionately written in praise of the festival. (And one of the reviewers left an abundance of photos with their review.) Reviewers call it a "must see" and the "best of the best." None of the reviewers had any complaints.

Glowing Reviews From EDM Publications

FestPop's review of Euphoria is all positive. It describes the festival as one of the most headache-free music experiences on the festival circuit. The writer also noted that the EDM artists were diverse enough to appeal to any style of EDM fan. Mix247EDM gave the festival a rave review with the writer saying she most definitely found her euphoria thanks to the gorgeous setting, good vibes among the festival attendees, and well-planned array of music and art.

A Euphoric EDM-Filled Weekend on a Ranch

It's hard to beat the combination of fantastic music and outdoor tranquility. Euphoria Music Fest, with its pecan trees and camp grounds by the Colorado River, has both in abundance. It's no wonder people keep flocking back to Carson Creek Ranch each year.

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