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Rave culture may seem like a product of the ’90s, but massive modern events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival prove young people will always want to get high (on life) and shake what Shiva gave them. The Identity Festival is a traveling rave featuring nearly 30 artists whose main goal is to get this party started right—and quickly. While Identity side-stagers DJ Shadow and The Crystal Method could have headlined this same event 15 years ago, acts at the top of the main stage’s bill now include Kaskade, Rusko (pictured), Avicii, Markus Schulz, and The Disco Biscuits. Other names of note include Steve Aoki, Modeselektor, Holy Ghost!, and Hercules & Love Affair. But really, who cares who’s dropping beats when you’re hot-stepping in Ganesha’s loving quartet of arms?
Identity Festival begins at 1 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. $46.35–$110.80.