The MFWizard 50: Most Popular Music Festivals for January 2017

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Welcome to the MFWizard50, our monthly rundown of the most popular festivals here on this website. This year, we’re breaking out the MFW50 into the three largest regions — North America, United Kingdom, and Europe (minus the UK).

Looking for the most popular festivals of 2016? Check out the the MFWizard 2016 annual report

Most Popular Festivals in North America: January 2017

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Coachella Music Festival 20170
  2. South By Southwest (SXSW) 20170
  3. Bonnaroo Music Festival 20171
  4. Rockfest Kansas City 201728
  5. Okeechobee Music Festival 2017-2
  6. Governors Ball Music Festival 20172
  7. SweetWater 420 Festival 2017-1
  8. Lollapalooza Chicago 20176
  9. Hangout Fest 2017-2
  10. Beyond Wonderland 201749
  11. Noise Pop 20170
  12. Panorama Music Festival 2017105
  13. Summerfest 20170
  14. CRSSD Festival Spring 20172
  15. Euphoria Festival 20172
  16. Firefly Music Festival 201725
  17. Joshua Tree Festival Spring 201720
  18. Starry Nites Festival 201767
  19. Savannah Music Festival 2017-4
  20. Gasparilla Music Festival 2017-1
  21. Sasquatch Festival 201725
  22. Shaky Knees Festival 20175
  23. BUKU Music and Art Project 2017-5
  24. Outside Lands 2017N/A
  25. High Water Festival 2017-13
  26. Mysteryland USA 201724
  27. Bottlerock Napa Valley 201734
  28. Ultra Miami 20172
  29. Savannah Stopover 2017-8
  30. Shaky Beats Festival 201714
  31. Sunfest 201712
  32. Musink 201713
  33. Pot of Gold Festival 20177
  34. Tortuga Music Festival 2017-3
  35. California Roots 201722
  36. Big Ears 20173
  37. Rock on the Range 2017-28
  38. McDowell Mountain Festival 2017-14
  39. Lucidity Festival 2017-1
  40. Sunset Music Festival 201712
  41. New Orleans Jazz Festival 201714
  42. Wanderlust Hawaii 20170
  43. Stagecoach Music Festival 201720
  44. Bunbury Music Festival 201718
  45. Electric Forest 20176
  46. Summer Camp 201747
  47. Neon Desert 201711
  48. Welcome to Rockville 2017-43
  49. Lightning in a Bottle 201759
  50. FYF Fest 201728

Photo Credit: Fucked Up at Primavera Sound/Vito Valentinetti

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief’s mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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