EDM treks south.

As North America began to launch more EDM festivals than it could support, organizers cast their eyes toward Latin America as an affordable destination for top DJs and brightly clad fans. First came Mexico: The BPM Festival, which launched in 2008 as a modest gathering, has grown into a 10-day behemoth that attracted more than 50,000 attendees in 2014. Insomniac Events' Electric Daisy Carnival drew a whopping 80,000 people in its inaugural Mexico City installment in 2014, and Cancun's Inception Music Festival lasts 30 days.

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