With the announcement earlier this week that the Ultra Music Festival will be postponed due to coronavirus fears, the spring roster of festivals has been put in a state of flux. For this first weekend in March, nearly all scheduled events on the MFW calendar are still happening with the exception of Ultra Abu Dhabi which was cancelled last week.
Okeechobee Music Festival 2020
March 5-8, 2020
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival burst onto the Florida scene in 2016 and immediately become a fan favorite. Taking place in early March, Okeechobee is now the first major music festival of the US festival season and provides a glimpse of touring summertime artists. The festival's home at Sunshine Grove is a treat for campers with lush grassy fields, a sandy beach, and a majestic grove.
Featured Artists: Alison Wonderland, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Blood Orange, Ghostland Observatory, Glass Animals, Griz, Haim, Kaskade, Lotus, Mumford & Sons, Papadosio, Rufus Du Sol, San Holo, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sublime with Rome, Vampire Weekend
Photo Credit: Alex Peters
CRSSD Festival Spring 2020
March 7-8, 2020
San Diego, CA
CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park in downtown San Deigo with this now annual springtime event. The electronic heavy festival has introduced indie rock into the lineup over the last few editions as well as some incredible underground DJs. Leave the hula hoops, LED gloves, and totems at home -- they're prohibted at CRSSD.
Featured Artists: Carl Cox, Rufus Du Sol
McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) 2020
March 6-8, 2020
It may be early spring everywhere else in the United States, but March is like summertime down in Arizona and McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F Fest) takes full advantage of the warm weather. The now annual celebration of community and charity has become a solid fixture in the growing Phoenix festival scene.
Featured Artists: Bon Iver, Greensky Bluegrass, Local Natives, moe., Rufus Du Sol, San Holo, Snakehips, Sofi Tukker, Stick Figure, The Growlers, The Infamous Stringdusters
Savannah Stopover 2020
March 5-7, 2020
Roadtripping artists on their way to SXSW Music Convference tend to stop by Savannah Stopover on their way to Texas for a weeekend of musical discovery. Some of the bands featured at Savannah Stopover before their big break include Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Margo Price, Julien Baker, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, and hundreds of others.
Photo Credit: Geoff L. Johnson
Pitch Festival 2020
March 6-10, 2020
Pitch is a boutique electronic fest that takes place in the Grampian Plains of rural Victoria.
Featured Artists: Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, The Blessed Madonna
Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2020
March 6, 2020
The world's mecca for dance music festivals, Amsterdam roars into March with the Don't Let Daddy Know Festival. 350,000+ fans from nearly 100 different countries unite inside the Ziggo Dome to create a 'one big family vibe'. DLDK doesn't stop there with more than a dozen editions around the world and their own music label.
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BBC 6 Music Festival 2020
March 6-8, 2020
'With over 40 artists across six stages over three nights, the events bring together an impressive line-up of established acts and emerging artists who represent the very best alternative music of the moment.'
Featured Artists: Black Midi, Bombay Bicycle Club
Ultra Australia 2020
March 7-8, 2020
Pack your bags kids! Ultra is going to Australia with stops in Melbourne and Sydney. Expect the typical Ultra experience with wall to wall EDM and huge sound stages.
Featured Artists: Afrojack, Dash Berlin, DJ Snake, Eats Everything, Eric Prydz, Zedd
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Festival NRMAL 2020
March 7, 2020
Deportivo Lomas Altas, México
Celebrating the best of underground music, NRMAL is an international community based in Mexico, with diversity and equity as core values. This Mexico City festival is an all ages/family friendly live music experience, that merges art, design and gastronomy in a boutique setting.
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Golden Plains 2020
March 7-9, 2020
There's no commercial sponsors, no market stalls, no commercial signage, and a strict 'no dickhead' policy at Golden Plains -- just a few of the features of this transformational festival that makes it beloved by Australian festies. Less a festival and more a community experiment, Golden Plains welcomes all to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheater.
Photo Credit: Aunty Meredith