The 50+ Best Music Festival Lineup Posters for May [2023]
By / May 1, 2023

It’s spring and we have festival fever at the MFW offices! May is always a busy month for music festivals around the world, with the United States and the United Kingdom both celebrating major holiday weekends. We pulled together as many music festival lineups as we could to inspire your pre-summer festing plans.

Beachlife Festival 2023

When: May 5-7, 2023

Where: Redondo Beach, CA

The Scene: Dip your toes into the sand and enjoy that Beachlife! This festival in Redondo Beach, California, puts out a chill festival vibe with classic rock, reggae, and Americana artists.

More Info: Beachlife Festival 2023 Guide

Sunfest 2023

When: May 4-7, 2023

Where: West Palm Beach, FL

The Scene: More than 175,000 festies hit up up SunFest in Downtown West Palm Beach for five days of music. Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival is typcially held in the first weekend in May and has been held annually since 1982.

More Info: Sunfest 2023 Guide

Shaky Knees Festival 2023

When: May 5-7, 2023

Where: Atlanta, GA

The Scene: Drawing in nearly 40,000 attendees, Shaky Knees Festival brings a highly desired indie scene to the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In an era where most festival headliners feature a variation of EDM/DJ acts, Shaky Knees lives to show another side of modern day music.

More Info: Shaky Knees Festival 2023 Guide

Sol Fest 2023

When: May 5-7, 2023

Where: New Brockton, AL

The Scene: Sol Fest is a three-day camping electronic music and arts festival with over 70 artists held during early spring. Witness art come to life in a mind-altering wonderland with atmospheric lighting, live and digital art, and interactive installations.

More Info: Sol Fest 2023 Guide

Beale Street Music Festival 2023

When: May 5-7, 2023

Where: Memphis, TN

The Scene: Early spring brings festies from around the country and the world to the Beale Street Music Festival in the music mecca of Memphis. This three day event has attracted 1.1 million visitors for an eclectic lineup that includes contemporary rock, blues, soul, and a dash of everything else.

More Info: Beale Street Music Festival 2023 Guide

Belltown Bloom 2023

When: May 5-6, 2023

Where: Seattle, WA

The Scene: Belltown Bloom is a spotlight festival highlighting the incredible talent coming out of the Pacific Northwest alongside national acts. Newly expanded to two days, the downtown festival takes place at The Crocodile, an iconic Seattle venue.

More Info: Belltown Bloom 2023 Guide

Music On Festival 2023

When: May 6-7, 2023

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: The Amsterdam based Music On Festival became an almost overnight success when its premier edition in 2017 united fashion addicts with a love for quality techno music. The Balearic experience was made complete by the arena like stage and the amazing weather that has stayed with the festival since.

More Info: Music On Festival 2023 Guide

M3 Rock Festival 2023

When: May 6-7, 2023

Where: Columbia, MD

The Scene: Celebrating times when rock was decadent and flashy, M3 Rock Festival features the best of the 80's metal and rock scene. Over the span of three days, attendees are transported back to the age of 80’s arena rock. Fans, usually those who grew up in the 80’s, come from all over to party and revel in the past.

More Info: M3 Rock Festival 2023 Guide

Pulso GNP 2023

When: May 6, 2023

Where: Querétaro, Mexico

The Scene: This single day festival in Querétaro, Mexico, promises the best of both Mexican and international artists from the world of rock and pop.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Pulso GNP 2023 Guide

Lovers & Friends Fest 2023

When: May 6, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Scene: Lovers & Friends is a single day festival taking place in downtown Las Vegas!

More Info: Lovers & Friends Fest 2023 Guide

Kilby Block Party 2023

When: May 12-14, 2023

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

The Scene: Kilby Court's flagship music festival in downtown SLC celebrates by bringing together incredible local music community, internationally renowned artists, and a variety of local greats.

More Info: Kilby Block Party 2023 Guide

The Untz Festival 2023

When: May 12-14, 2023

Where: Browns Valley, CA

The Scene: Adding to the myriad of festivals taking place in California each summer, The Untz Festival brings a weekend of dance music to the Mairposa Fairgrounds. Founded in 2009, Untz has devoted their event to bringing to light some of the best underground electronic artists making an impact on the industry.

More Info: The Untz Festival 2023 Guide

Just Like Heaven Fest 2023

When: May 13, 2023

Where: Pasadena, CA

The Scene: You will ascend to the heights of indie rock nirvana at the Just Like Heaven Festival. This single day fest takes place at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

More Info: Just Like Heaven Fest 2023 Guide

Sick New World 2023

When: May 13, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Scene: It's a 12-hour marathon of non-stop music taking place this spring in downtown Las Vegas.

More Info: Sick New World 2023 Guide

Welcome to Rockville 2023

When: May 18-21, 2023

Where: Daytona Beach, FL

The Scene: Welcome to Rockville roars into Daytona Beach, Florida, every spring with a powerful rock and metal lineup. Part of the World's Loudest Month, more than 50,000 fans show up for a monster weekend of nonstop rock with 45 bands on 3 stages.

More Info: Welcome to Rockville 2023 Guide

Infrasound Music Festival 2023

When: May 18-21, 2023

Where: Ellendale, MN

The Scene: This underground electronic and camping festival takes place in Wisconsin every summer. The lineup is known for its hard hitting bass and dubstep along with an outstanding sound system.

More Info: Infrasound Music Festival 2023 Guide

Fisherman’s Village Music Fest 2023

When: May 18-20, 2023

Where: Everett, WA

The Scene: 'It's happening again. Households across the pacific northwest will empty their inhabitants into the downtown core of Everett, Washington for this three-day music festival. Each year, Fisherman's Village Music Festival features new venues, new bands and new experiences for thousands of attendees.'

More Info: Fisherman’s Village Music Fest 2023 Guide

EDC Las Vegas 2023

When: May 19-21, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Scene: The Electric Daisy Carnival brings all the glitter and glam of Las Vegas to this three-day celebration of electronic music. Now a worldwide phenomenon, there's no place like home for the flagship version of EDC, which shows off hundreds of performers set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival.

More Info: EDC Las Vegas 2023 Guide

Hangout Fest 2023

When: May 19-21, 2023

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

The Scene: Hangout takes music festivalling to the beach with this springtime party held mid-May on the golden sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The huge lineup of just about every genre frequently gives a sneak peek to what's coming this summer in the United States. As far as we know, this is the only festival in the world where you can watch the main stage from a hot tub.

More Info: Hangout Fest 2023 Guide

Metro Metro Festival 2023

When: May 19-21, 2023

Where: Montreal, QC

The Scene: It's Canada's largest urban music festival! Featuring hip-hop, Rap, R&B, and Latin music, you'll be able to attend performances by the world's greatest artists. All this takes place through two stages, in an extraordinary setting, at the Esplanade of the Olympic Stadium in the heart of Montréal!

More Info: Metro Metro Festival 2023 Guide

Sea Star Festival 2023

When: May 19-20, 2023

Where: Umag, Croatia

The Scene: From the people behind the legendary EXIT festival in Serbia, comes their latest Balkan adventure. This festival moves the action to the Croatian seaside for a weekend of electronic music at the incredible Stella Maris laguna in Umag.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Sea Star Festival 2023 Guide

Pure Imagination Festival 2023

When: May 20, 2023

Where: Prescott, AZ

The Scene: Pure Imagination is an inaugural music event with a mission to bring diversity of sound and culture to a picturesque, inspiring outdoor setting. With an eco-friendly focus, a curated and diverse line-up, Pure Imagination will create a unique musical experience marrying soundscape and landscape while leaving limited impact on the environment and the gorgeous topography of Prescott, Arizona.

More Info: Pure Imagination Festival 2023 Guide

Cruel World Festival 2023

When: May 20, 2023

Where: Pasadena, CA

The Scene: Cruel World is coming to Los Angeles and bringing your college breakup mix-tape with it for a one-day festival in the park.

More Info: Cruel World Festival 2023 Guide

Corona Capital Guadalajara 2023

When: May 20, 2023

Where: Guadalajara, Mexico

The Scene: One of the major music festivals of Mexico, Corona Capital hosts a slew of international bands, many of which have never played the country before.

More Info: Corona Capital Guadalajara 2023 Guide

Lightning in a Bottle 2023

When: May 24-29, 2023

Where: Bakersfield, CA

The Scene: The dedicated fans of this transformational festival have kept LiB at the top of its game for over ten years. It has changed venues more than a few times, but the incredible art, enthusiastic attendees, and top notch lineup at this boutique fest is a steady constant.

More Info: Lightning in a Bottle 2023 Guide

DelFest 2023

When: May 25-28, 2023

Where: Cumberland, MD

The Scene: The legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury curates this annual festival at the picture perfect Allegany County Fairgrounds in Maryland. Camping, dancing, and of course, plenty of bluegrass set the stage for a Memorial Day weekend of world class collaborations, special guest sit-ins, informal workshops, and late night picking sessions.

More Info: DelFest 2023 Guide

California Roots 2023

When: May 25-28, 2023

Where: Monterey, CA

The Scene: One of the largest reggae festivals in the country, Calforinia Roots delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy to all who enter. The three-day festival takes place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where Jimi Hendrix famously lit his guitar on fire in 1967.

More Info: California Roots 2023 Guide

Bearded Theory Festival 2023

When: May 25-28, 2023

Where: Derbyshire, UK

The Scene: The multi-award winning and family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory, comes together for their Spring Gathering during the May bank holiday weekend. Besides the eclectic music lineup and children's activities, the festival also hosts a World Record Attempt for the Largest Number of People Wearing False Beards.

More Info: Bearded Theory Festival 2023 Guide

Sonic Temple Festival 2023

When: May 25-28, 2023

Where: Columbus, OH

The Scene: America's largest rock festival tears up the Midwest every May in the most metal of cities -- Columbus, Ohio. 60 bands across three stages over four days makes this a must-stop festival for fans of rock and metal.

More Info: Sonic Temple Festival 2023 Guide

Punk Rock Bowling 2023

When: May 26-29, 2023

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Scene: Combining mankind's three greatest creations (punk rock, bowling, and Las Vegas), this annual festival has grown popular enough to spin off editions across the country. But nothing compares to the flagship festival of Punk Rock Bowling in its downtown Las Vegas home over Memorial Day Weekend. 100 bands, 1000 bowlers, poker tournaments, movie screenings, and plenty of booze - sounds like the perfect weekend.

More Info: Punk Rock Bowling 2023 Guide

Boston Calling 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Allston, MA

The Scene: Boston's signature music festival takes place for three days over Memorial Day Weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Over the years, Boston Calling has transformed into one of the premier music festivals of New England with a strong mix of indie rock, hip-hop, and legendary artists.

More Info: Boston Calling 2023 Guide

Bottlerock Napa Valley 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Napa, CA

The Scene: Wine meets music when artists from around the world descend on Napa Valley just north of San Francisco. The internationally renown wine region lets it all hang out during this Memorial Day Weekend Festival, putting out one of the best West Coast lineups of the season.

More Info: Bottlerock Napa Valley 2023 Guide

Summer Camp Festival 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Chillicothe, IL

The Scene: From chilled out late night campfire jams to beat busting dance shows, the party at Summer Camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. 'Scampers' can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the other attendees. Our resident festival expert calls Summer Camp — 'the best festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.'

More Info: Summer Camp Festival 2023 Guide

Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium

The Scene: Born in the Netherlands, The Extrema Outdoor Belgium Festival, usually called the XOBE Festival, is a huge 3-day camping festival. It usually pulls in around 65,000 fans and features over 100 artists playing at 7 stages.

More Info: Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2023 Guide

Ikarus Festival 2023

When: May 26-29, 2023

Where: Memmingerberg, Germany

The Scene: The 3-day Ikarus Festival is a camping fest that takes place on the grounds of a former military airfield. Techno, house, psy-trance, deep house, hard techno, and more are represented by more than 100 international acts on 6 individual stages. The mix of nature and concrete gives this festival a unique backdrop.

More Info: Ikarus Festival 2023 Guide

Creamfields South 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Chelmsford, UK

The Scene: Creamfields, one of Europe's biggest electronic promoters, has expanded to another full weekend of the best EDM in the world. Kick off the summer camping at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and taking in this epic production of dance.

More Info: Creamfields South 2023 Guide

HowTheLightGetsIn 2023

When: May 26-29, 2023

Where: Hay-on-Wye, UK

The Scene: The world's largest festival of philosophy and music is back - HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-On-Wye on 26th-29th May! Amongst the beautiful Black Mountains, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating today's biggest ideas, as well as a spectacular array of musicians and performers. Across 300+ events, we'll bring together superstar philosophers, trailblazing scientists, award-winning writers, and political giants to tackle the most pressing issues of our times.

More Info: HowTheLightGetsIn 2023 Guide

Sunset Music Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Tampa, FL

The Scene: As a key player in the Florida electronic scene, Sunset Music Festival brings big name artists to Raymond James Stadium each Memorial Day weekend. As one of the largest events in Tampa Bay, Sunset brings in crowds of over 50,000 attendees to the area. With costumed-clad performing artists and colorful stages, Sunset Music Festival basks in the Florida sunshine.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Sunset Music Festival 2023 Guide

Neighbourhood Weekender 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Warrington, UK

The Scene: This two-day indie music festival will take place in Victoria Park this spring. Produced by the same folks who put on Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, expect plenty of the biggest bands along with the hottest new talent.

More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 Guide

Dot to Dot UK 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Bristol/Nottingham, UK

The Scene: This traveling UK festival features the best up and comers in the region with alumni including The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, and Courtney Barnett. The metropolitan festival moves each day over the weekend from Manchester to Bristol to Nottingham, utilizing the best venues across all three cities.

More Info: Dot to Dot UK 2023 Guide

Movement Detroit 2023

When: May 27-29, 2023

Where: Detroit, MI

The Scene: Long before the onslaught of the modern day electronic festival scene, the Movement Festival has brought the vibe to downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend. Running under a few different names since 2000, this festival brings in top talent to Hart Plaza and delivers an EDM urban experience far different than any other you’ll find over the summer.

More Info: Movement Detroit 2023 Guide

Love Saves the Day Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Bristol, UK

The Scene: The award-winning Love Saves the Day brings an energetic crowd of festies to Bristol for two days of electronic, indie, and hip-hop. In recent years, Love Saves the Day moved from the heart of the city to Eastville Park which has done little to diminish the popularity of this Bank Holiday weekend fest. Known for unique stage installations and a positive vibe, this festival continues to evolve and amaze each year.

More Info: Love Saves the Day Festival 2023 Guide

Marvellous Island Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Paris, France

The Scene: Head to the east side of Paris and spend a day (or two) at the beach listening to world-class electronic music, From the organic beats of the Beach Stage to the incredible production of the 360° Digital Stage to the hedonistic gurus at the Hippie State, Marvellous Island is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.

More Info: Marvellous Island Festival 2023 Guide

Wide Awake Festival 2023

When: May 27, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Celebrated for their unmissable line-ups of leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, and jazz curated by a selection of the capital’s most essential promoters, Wide Awake pride themselves at highlighting some of the best established and up and coming artists in the world today.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Wide Awake Festival 2023 Guide

Adjacent Music Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Atlantic City, NJ

The Scene: The all-new Adjacent Music Festival is coming to the beach in Atlantic City this Memorial Day Weekend.

More Info: Adjacent Music Festival 2023 Guide

I Love RNB Festival 2023

When: May 27, 2023

Where: Long Beach, CA

The Scene: The 'I Love RnB Music Festival' will be hosting the biggest and best lineup of your favorite RnB performing artists, from classics to new hits.

More Info: I Love RNB Festival 2023 Guide

7th Sunday Festival 2023

When: May 28, 2023

Where: Erp, Netherlands

The Scene: 7th Sunday is a multi-genre festival, held annually on the seventh Sunday after Easter in the south of the Netherlands.

More Info: 7th Sunday Festival 2023 Guide

MITA Festival 2023

When: May 27-June 4, 2023

Where: São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Scene: The MITA Music Festival will happen this year at two locations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both of the two-day shows will feature the same lineup.

More Info: MITA Festival 2023 Guide

CORE Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Brussels, Belgium

The Scene: CORE Festival is a collaboration between Belgium's two major mega-festivals - Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter. A two-day boutique festival, CORE will be breaking the boundaries between quality indie, hip hop, live electronica, hyper pop and alternative dance.

More Info: CORE Festival 2023 Guide

Slam Dunk Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Leeds/Hatfield, UK

The Scene: Slam Dunk started out as a pop-punk club night at The Cockpit, Leeds in the early 00's. Out of the success of the club night Slam Dunk started putting on international touring artists from the genre like Fallout Boy, Paramore and Panic! at The Disco in Leeds, before developing Slam Dunk Festival. Slam Dunk Festival is now the number one pop-punk, rock and alternative festival in the UK held over 2 fully outdoor sites in Hatfield Park and Temple Newsam Park in Leeds to over 50,000 rock fans.

More Info: Slam Dunk Festival 2023 Guide

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