515 Alive has become Des Moines biggest festival since it’s humble beginnings 15 years ago. In true 15th anniversary fashion, 515 Alive broke it’s 22,000 person attendance goal by 5,000, bringing the total number of festival goers for the weekend to a colossal 27,000. While mainly an EDM festival with headlining acts such as Excision, Nghtmre, Joyryde, Bleep Bloop and Hopsin, 515 Alive also brought out hip hop giants Techn9ne and Gucci Mane, and topped off Friday night with a headlining set from Griz.

If you missed this years festivities, don’t feel too bad – 515 Alive will be coming back stronger than ever in 2018 claiming its title as the EDC of the midwest. Please enjoy some photos from this unforgettable weekend and be sure to catch the next one!

© All images courtesy of Seth Watrous (Shutterfinger)