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2023 Music Festivals: The Complete Guide

2023 music festivals
A list of 2023 Music Festivals. Image by Hannah Naibaho on Unsplash.

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Last updated on June 5th, 2023 at 12:06 am

Whether you’re a lover of country or rock, electronic or jazz, 2023 has the perfect music festival for you. 

Get ready to eat some fantastic food and experience a lineup of some of the most famous artists of every genre. 

Here’s all the scoop on some of the most popular 2023 music festivals coming your way. 

March 2023 Music Festivals

Get ready to kick off spring with these 2023 Music Festivals in March. 


Okeechobee Music Festival – March 2-5

The Okeechobee Music Festival is set for March 2-5 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida. 

Get ready for Canadian DJ Excision, Electronic duo Odesza, American DJ Griz, and rapper Baby Keem. 

Rolling Loud Festival – March 3-5

The Rolling Loud California Festival is March 3-5 at the Inglewood Hollywood Park Grounds adjacent to Sofi Stadium in California. 

Headlining performers include Playboi Carti, Travis Scot, and Future with special guest Lil Wayne. 

If you miss the show, don’t worry. The festival will also be in Miami, Florida, July 21-23. 

South By Southwest (SXSW) – March 10-19

Grab your tickets, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is March 10-19, in Austin, Texas, with the Music Festival beginning March 13. 

Dive into the world of film, music, and comedy at this popular festival. Parties, awards, screenings, showcases, and special events are among the many activities at SXSW. 

Ultra-Music Festival – March 24-26

The Ultra-Music Festival is March 24-26 at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. 

Enter the world of EDM, techno, house, and underground dance music with a massive lineup of artists. 

April 2023 Music Festivals

April 2023 Music Festivals will shower you with music. Here are all the deets. 

Lucidity Festival – April 7-9

The Lucidity Festival is April 7-9 at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barbara, California. 

Come celebrate ten years with the festival known for music, art, workshops, family-forward programming, and more. 


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – April 14-16, 21-23

You’ve got two opportunities to take part in the legendary Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Choose your weekend between April 14-16 or April 21-23. 

With Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean heading the lineup, it’s no surprise tickets are going fast. Don’t miss out!

Stagecoach Music Festival – April 28-30

California’s premier Country Music Festival is April 28-30 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. 

This year’s Stagecoach Music Festival will feature the likes of Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Brooks and Dunn, and more.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – April 28-May 7

Jazz lovers will want to check out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 28 through May 7 at the Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans. 

Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Kane Brown, and Jill Scott are just some of the artists jazzing up this year’s festival. 

May 2023 Music Festivals

From rock to country to electronic, these May 2023 music festivals are sure to deliver, with the biggest kicking off summer on Memorial Day Weekend.

Shaky Knees Music Festival – May 5-7

The Shaky Knees Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary May 5-7 at Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Headliners include The Killers, Muse, and The Lumineers. 


iHeartCountry Festival – May 13

Join iHeart Radio for its annual Country Music Festival on May 13 at the Moody Center ATX in Austin, Texas.  

The star-studded lineup will include Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Justin Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and more. 

Join returning host Bobby Bones for the one-day event. 

Electric Daisy Carnival – May 19-21

The Electric Daisy Carnival is May 19-21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

“We groove to the same universal beat and, together, create beautiful experiences that will never be forgotten. … In this place, we affirm that we are kindred spirits bound by deep passion – no only for the music we love, but for the community that surrounds it. That community is why we are here. You are the heart of EDC. YOU are the headliner.” 

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Michael Calfan at EDC Las Vegas in 2016. Image by JaqulineAA on Wikimedia Commons.

Infrasound – May 18-21

If you can’t make it to EDC, Infrasound in Harmony Park, Minnesota is the next biggest electronic and camping festival around. With an amazing lineup including some of your favorite DJS, this is an event that can be missed.

Hangout Festival – May 19-21

The Hangout Festival is May 19-21 at The Gulf Shores in Alabama. 

Get ready to Hangout with the Red-Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris, Lil Nas X, and more. 

Seismic Dance Event – May 19-20

Featuring all of your favorite electric sounds from John Summit, Testpilot, Hot Since 82, and more, the Seismic Dance Event will allow you to dance your heart out in Austin, Texas.

Global Dub Festival – May 20

Taking place in the breathtaking Red Rocks venue in Colorado, the Global Dub Festival is a favorite. Grab your dancing shoes and rave gear and get ready to dance all night long!

Lightning in a Bottle – May 24-29

Spark a fire this Memorial Day Weekend with the Lightning in a Bottle Festival May 24-29 at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California. 

The festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with performances by Rezz, Tale of Us, Liquid Stranger, Diplo, and more. 

Boston Calling – May 26-28

Music lovers have quite a few options for Memorial Day Weekend regarding festivals. 

Boston Calling is May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts.

Don’t miss the chance to hear the Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, Paramore, and more perform live. 

BottleRock Napa Valley – May 26-28

Itching to see Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty? All of them, and more, will be at the BottleRock festival in Napa Valley, California May 26-28 2023.

Movement Electronic – May 27-29

Maybe the Movement Electronic Festival is more your speed for Memorial Day Weekend. 

The festival will be held May 27-29 at the Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan.

Don’t miss out on Caribou, Derrick Carter, DJ Seinfeld, and more. 

Sunset Music Festival – May 27-28

May is certainly the time for ED festivals! It’s warm enough for the cutest costumes, but not so hot you’re sweating. Check out the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida featuring Kayzo, Kai Wachi, Ravenscoon and more.

Indy 500 Snake Pit – May 28

Headed to the Indy 500? Don’t forget to get tickets to the Snake Pit, also known as the Ultimate Festival of Fun, Friends and Electronic Music. Party until late in the night after this major event with your favorite electronic dance artists.

June and July 2023 Music Festivals

ReKinection Festival – June 7-11

The ReKinection Festival is taking place in French Village, Missouri June 7th-11th, just 40 minutes from St. Louis. With 3 stages full of your favorite artists, you’re sure to have your ears purring all night long! There is also yoga, and aerial performing arts for those who want to feast their eyes!

CMA Music Festival – June 8-11

Get ready to travel to Music City for the 2023 CMA Music Festival June 8-11 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. 

For 50 years, “the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience” has attracted crowds from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 37 international countries to raise money for music education. 

Dirtybird CampINN – June 8-11

Also a full resort takeover, this music festival takes place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. With artists like Ardalan, LYNY and Ninetones, you can listen to your favorite jams while playing fun games with other attendees. At the end of the night, go back to your rooms with your friends only to party anew on day 2!

Governor’s Ball – June 9-11

The Governor’s Ball is June 9-11 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York City. 

Tickets are now on sale for those lovers of Lizzo, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

Forbidden Kingdom – June 9-10

Don’t forget that the Forbidden Kingdom is also happening in Orlando, Florida in June. With a crazy long lineup spanning two days, jam with Ganja White Night, Hamro, and Kill the Noise, along with several other amazing bands.

Hive Music Festival – June 9-11

Unfortunately, the Hive Music Festival has been cancelled for 2023. If you purchased tickets, see the ticket seller for your refund.

Moonwalk Festival – June 9-11

After searching for a venue, the Moonwalk Festival has found a home at the Camp Tinder Trails in Tolland, Massachusetts. So grab your camping gear, get a ticket, and get ready to party all night long.

Heatwave – June 10-11

Heatwave, aptly named, is taking place in Chicago, Illinois in June. With an award winning lineup that includes Gryffin, Slander, and Tiesto, this is an event in the Windy City you won’t want to miss.

Sonic Bloom Festival – June 15-18

The Sonic Bloom Festival is lined up for June 15-18 at Hummingbird Ranch in Rye, Colorado. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover some new independent artists to add to your playlist. 

Bonnaroo Festival – June 15-18

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is June 15-18 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. 

For all the best artists across indie rock, classic rock, hip hop, jazz, world music, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Americana, country, reggae, electronic, pop, and more, get your tickets starting at just $25 apiece. 

Northlands Festival – June 16-17

With two stages featuring the music stylings of Mike Gordon, Twiddle, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the festival taking place in Swanzey, New Hampshire.

Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge – June 17-18

Pacific Northwest’s Premier Electronic Music Festival Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge is set for June 17-18, at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington. 

This festival is fueled by positivity and built on inclusivity, taking risks and breaking rules to create culture. 

Glastonbury – June 21-25

Taking place in the United Kingdom, those who can travel are in for an absolute treat. With 13 locations where you can listen to music from stages to clubs, this 5 day Glastonbury festival has IT ALL! Rick Astley, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, Elton John, Blondie, you name it they have it!

With all the best bands in the world in the mix, this is the festival to be at. Tickets are sold out on the site, but they are likely available on secondary marketplaces.

Defqon.1 – June 22-25

Taking place in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands, this festival has several stages, featuring all of your favorite European electronic DJs. Check out their full lineup on their website.

Summer SEEquence – June 22-24

Looking to avoid that heat? Summer SEEquence in Asheville, North Carolina has both indoor and outdoor stages along with a variety of electronic artists to bust a move to! This is one event you don’t want to miss in North Carolina!

Summerfest – June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8

The ultimate Summerfest has three chances for music lovers to enjoy the fun in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

From June 22-24, June 29 through July 1, and July 6-8, attendees can enjoy the more than 800 acts and more than 1,000 performances across 12 stages from Eric Church to Elle King to Imagine Dragons. 

Escapade Music Festival – June 23-25

With a line up that features Alesso, Afrojack, DeadMau5, Excision, and KYGO, Escapade Music Festival in Ontario, Canada is going to be amazing! Party all day with your favorite DJs under the Canadian sun! Tickets for this event are sold out, but check resale markets!

Get Funky – June 23-24

Taking place in Magna, UT, this more intimate festival has a smaller lineup with only 5 bands each day. That doesn’t mean you won’t have a rocking time! Tickets are still available for this fun event.

The Summer Smash – June 23-25

Missing Kid Cudi and Future? These famous rappers are on the lineup for The Summer Smash taking place in Bridgeview, Illinois. Perfect for fans of rap, this festival has everything you need to have a memorable summer.

Day Trip – June 24-25

Visiting California this summer? Don’t forget to stop by the Day Trip Festival in Long Beach, California. With both weekend and single day tickets available, they have options for every concert goer and budget.

Resonance Music & Arts Festival – June 29-July 1

With a trippy set up in Garrettsville, Ohio, this festival is one for the books. The lineup includes Umphrey’s McGee and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and they will play both nights!

The Peach Music Festival – June 29-July 2

Taking place in Scranton, PA, this festival comes with amazing vibes and views. Catch artists like Goose, My Morning Jacket, and Ween while you recline in the trees with your friends.

July 2023 Music Festivals

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Red Rocks Park at Sunrise, near Denver Colorado. Image from Shutterstock.

DeadRocks – July 2-3

Another not-to-be-missed festival taking place at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado, this festival will feature bands like Zeds Dead, Delta Heavy, and more.

Electric Love – July 6-8

For those willing to make the journey, the Electric Love festival in Satzburgring, Austria is breathtaking. With a massive lineup that includes Alok, DJ Stardust, and The Purge, you can enjoy electronic house and trap music to your hearts desire while also taking in the massive one-of-a-kind visuals.

Exit Music Festival – July 6-9

If you’re brave enough to visit Petrovaradin, Serbia, don’t miss the Exit Music Festival which features Alesso, the Wu Tang Clan, Skrillex, and more.

Mad Cool – July 6-8

Test out your Spanish skills at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain. With a lineup that includes Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, The Offspring, Mumford & Sons, and Sam Smith, there is something at this festival to please everyone in your group!

Wobble Coliseum – July 7-8

For those looking for a festival that won’t break the bank, check out the Wobble Coliseum in Hampton, VA. With a small but intimate lineup, you’ll enjoy every minute of this festival!

Bass Coast – July 7-10

Although the schedule hasn’t yet been announced, the lineup is enough to bring the biggest electronic music fan to their knees. Taking place in Merritt, British Columbia, there are still tickets available for this fun music fest.

Ultra Europe – July 7-9

If you can pull yourself away from the beauty of Split, Croatia, be sure to check out the Ultra Europe Festival which has a lineup we are drooling over. With Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buren, Alesso, and Afrojack, its sure to be a memorable weekend!

AirBeat One – July 12-16

Taking place in Neustadt-Glewe, Germany this crazy festival will have the stylings of Alok, Steve Aoki, and more across their five stages.

Northern Lights – July 14-16

While you won’t be able to actually see the Northern Lights at this festival in Piercy, California, you will get to enjoy some amazing music. The lineup includes Big Gigantic, G Jone, Mura Masa, and more.

Sound Haven – July 20-23

A true music and arts festival taking place in Whitwell, TN, those who attend will get to enjoy the music of Skeler, Joe Nice, Josh Teed, and more.

Above & Beyond Group Therapy Weekender – July 21-23

Have you always wanted to see The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington? This is just the festival to do it! With a lineup that includes Above & Beyond, Alpha 9, and Kasablanca, their music will never sound more amazing than it will in the gorge.

Global Dance Festival – July 21-22

With a lineup that includes Zedd and KX5 (Kaskade X Deadmau5) this event in Denver, Colorado will be one for the books. It’s taking place at Empower Field, which is sure to be a blast.

Toxic Summer – July 21-22

Put on by Insomniac, the Toxic Summer festival in San Fransisco, CA has a lineup which includes Benda, Layz, Level Up, and More.

Rolling Loud Miami – July 21-23

Hip-Hop artists will love the Rolling Loud Festival taking place in Mami, FL which has a lineup that includes Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, and 21 Savage. If you can’t make it to Miami, this festival has other shows in California, Asia, and Europe although the lineup will vary.

Shambhala – July 21-24

This Festival in British Columbia, Canada will include Excision, Big Tiger Sex Machine, and Chase & Status in it’s stellar lineup. Tickets are already sold out, but you might be able to snag one from a secondary marketplace.

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Tommorowland 2015. Image by Anosov1505 on Wikimedia Commons.

Tomorrowland – July 21-30

The famed Tomorrowland Festival is back for another year in Boom, Belgium. The festival will span two weekends this year and has an award-winning lineup which includes Tiesto, Kolsche, Agents of Time, and more.

Fvded In The Park – July 23-24

Unfortunately, the Fvded In the Park event in  British Columbia, Canada has been cancelled. Contact your ticket seller for more information about your next steps.

Big Dub – July 25-30

Taking place in Artemas, PA the Big Dub festival has a lineup that will allow you to dance until your feet are sore. It includes Delta Heavy, Eptic, Barely Alive, and more.

August 2023 Music Festivals

Have one last party before the kids go back to school with these August 2023 music festivals. 

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Lollapalooza Chicago Welcome Sign in 2017. Image by Lacrossewi on Wikimedia Commons.

Lollapalooza – Aug 3-6

Don’t miss out on the return of Lollapalooza Aug. 3-6, at Grant Park in Chicago. 

Complete with nine stages featuring more than 170 bands from around the world, its no wonder its one of the most popular music fests. 

Osheaga Music Festival – Aug 4-6

Buy a single day or weekend ticket to this event in Montreal, Canada. We’re pretty jealous of this lineup which includes none other than Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, and even Carly Rae Jepsen.

Veld Music Festival – Aug 4-6

Jam out the music stylings of Above & Beyond, Illenium, Tiesto, and Zedd at this one of a kind music festival taking place in Toronto, Canada.

Watershed Festival – Aug 4-6

The Watershed Festival is Aug. 4-6 in George, Washington. 

Come together for three days of country music and camping, and party with Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, and Keith Urban. 

Hard Summer Music Festival – Aug 5-6

Hard Summer Music Festival is Aug. 5-6 at the LA Memorial Coliseum Exposition Park and BMO Stadium in Fontana, California.

Founded by DJ Destructo, this festival is an iconic one for EDM music lovers.

Das Energi – Aug 11-12

Back again for another amazing year in Salt Lake City, UT, the Das Energi Festival has a lineup which includes DJ Snake, Excision, Zed’s Dead and more.

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – Aug 11-13

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is set for Aug. 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. 

The lineup for 2023 is yet to be announced, but as the largest independently owned music fest in the United States that grosses nearly $30 million each year, it’s sure to deliver.

IleSoniq – Aug 11-13

With a lineup that includes The Chainsmokers, Afrojack, Sam Feldt and more, the Ilesoniq festival in Montreal, Canada is going to be one for the books!

Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival – Aug 11-14

Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival is Aug. 11-14 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. 

Get ready for the “Northeast’s immersive car camping festival, featuring three days of music, art, and adventure.”

Splash House Music Festival – Aug 11-20

This festival in Palm Springs, CA has a massive lineup, and is one of this summer’s festivals you won’t want to miss. It takes place over three weekends, however, so you’ll need to buckle down and commit to attending this festival.

Moon Rise Festival – Aug 12-13

If you haven’t seen Above & Beyond yet this summer, they will be making an appearance in Baltimore, MD at the Moonrise festival. You can also see Alok, Austeria, Zomboy and more.

Secret Dreams – Aug 17-19

The Secret Dreams festival is taking place in Thornville, OH and will have a lineup that includes Griz, Tipper & Friends, STS9 and more.

Breakaway MI Music Festival – Aug 18-19

Taking place in Grand Rapids, MI the Breakaway Michigan music festival has a lineup that includes RL Grime, Tiesto, Tchami, and a secret name that has yet to be revealed.

Deep Tropics Music Fest – Aug 18-19

Although Nashville, TN isn’t technically the deep tropics, you’ll feel like you are really there with a lineup that includes Gordon City, Troyboi, What So Not, and more.

Bass Canyon – Aug 18-20

Bass Canyon is taking place at The Gorge, WA and has a lineup that is sure to make your blood vibrate. From Black Tiger Sex Machine, to Griz, there’s something for everyone at this electric festival.

Interstellar – Aug 19-20

With an out of this world line up, the Interstellar festival is a must this summer in San Pedro, CA. The lineup includes music from 8Kays, Davi, Lane 8, and more.

Creamfields – Aug 24-27

Get ready for the UK’s best electronic festival taking place in Darebury, UK. Their amazing lineup includes Armin Van Buren, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Diplo, DJ Snake, and just about any other famous electronic music artist you can think of!


Breakaway OH Fest – Aug 25-26

Breakaway is back, this time in Columbus, OH. Their lineup at this location includes Flume, Chris Lake, Zedd, and more!

The Homie Collective Campout – Aug 25-27

Set up in Greenfield, MA, The Homie Collective Campout has Papadosio, Sunsquabi, Shizzlo, and more on it’s lineup for this year.

Burning Man – Aug 27-Sept 4

One of the most famous music and art festivals of all time, Burning Man is back this year and taking place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada as always. This festival doesn’t have a lineup like other festivals, but come with your creativity and art supplies to build this years city!

September 2023 Music Festivals

ARC Music Festival – Sept 1-3

Known as the Best New Festival in the USA, the Arc Music Festival is coming up Sept. 1-3 at Union Park in Chicago. 

Join the party that doesn’t stop after dark. 

Electric Zoo – Sept 1-3

Electric Zoo is scheduled for Sept. 1-3 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

This electronic music festival is sure to deliver yet again as it brings the top names in electronic music in one place. 

North Coast Music Festival – Sept 1-3

Taking place in Chicago, IL, the North Coast Music Festival is a must see. With a lineup that includes Marshmellow, Zed’s Dead, DJ Snake, and more, you’ll be busy dancing all weekend long!

Bumbershoot Music Festival – Sept 2-3

With a lineup that includes Fatboy Slim, AFI, Zhu, and more, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA is perfect for fans of alternative music who want to have a good time labor day weekend!

Made In America – Sept 2-4

The artist lineup for Made in America in Philadelphia, PA have yet to be announced, but we are sure whatever they are, it will be a fantastic time!

Dancefestopia – Sept 4-10

If you haven’t had enough electronic music yet, head to Kansas City, MO for Dancefestopia which has an amazing lineup that includes Zed’s Dead, Excision, Zomboy, and more.

Fire Lights Music and Arts Festival – Sept 14-17

Those who want a unique music experience should head to Atlanta, GA for the Fire and Lights Festival. The lineup for the weekend of fun will include Ahee, Benji Robot, Duffrey, and more

Imagine Music Festival – Sept 14-17

The Imagine Music Festival is September 14-17 at Kingston Downs in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Tickets are now available for Atlanta’s largest EDM camping festival. 

Music Midtown – Sept 15-17

Fans of Billie Eilish, Incubus, and Guns and Roses should check out the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, GA, which has one of the best lineups we’ve seen for summer 2023.

Nocturnal Wonderland – Sept 16-17

Taking place in San Bernardino, CA, the Nocturnal Wonderland Festival has a crazy lineup fans will love. It includes Dillon Francis, Illenium, Eats Everything, and more

Louder Than Life Rock Festival – Sept 21-24

The Louder Than Life Rock Festival is Sept. 21-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Don’t miss out on the largest rock festival in America. 

Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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