The MFWizard 50: Most Popular Music Festivals for March 2017

Welcome to the MFWizard50, our semi-scientific rundown of the most popular festivals on this here website. Our process is simple. We tally up the visitors to the individual festival guides and see who rises to the top. We have three lists for March of 2017, which include North America, Europe, and the UK. If you’re curious about any of these festivals, click on the links below to discover your next adventure.

Most Popular Festivals in North America: March 2017

The Top 10
The big story this month is the sudden rise of the Quebec City Summer Festival (#6), which moved up 128 spots for its highest ever placement in the MFW50. Guess that’s what happens when you announce Gorillaz playing their first North American show in seven years. Other shakeups in the Top 10 include Summerfest (#2) grabbing the runner-up position while Outside Lands (#3) makes a sudden run past Bonnaroo and Governors Ball to round out our Top 3.

Welcome to the MFW50
Newcomers this month to the MFW50 include the debut of the When We Were Young Fest (#20), the Houston summer classic Free Press Summer Fest (#30), and fellow Texan, Edgefest (#50)

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Coachella Music Festival 20170
  2. Summerfest 20176
  3. Outside Lands 201710
  4. Governors Ball Music Festival 20172
  5. South By Southwest (SXSW) 2017-3
  6. Quebec City Summer Festival 2017128
  7. Panorama Music Festival 20174
  8. Rolling Loud Festival 2017-1
  9. Joshua Tree Festival Spring 20179
  10. Bonnaroo Music Festival 2017-6
  11. FYF Fest 201721
  12. SweetWater 420 Festival 2017-7
  13. Beyond Wonderland 2017-3
  14. Sunset Music Festival 201715
  15. Euphoria Festival 2017-3
  16. Sunfest 20173
  17. Savannah Music Festival 20174
  18. California Roots 201710
  19. Lollapalooza Chicago 2017-10
  20. When We Were Young Fest 2017N/A
  21. Lucidity Festival 201712
  22. Wanderlust Squaw Valley 201727
  23. KAABOO 201735
  24. Mysteryland USA 20170
  25. Tortuga Music Festival 20175
  26. Bottlerock Napa Valley 201720
  27. Lightning in a Bottle 201724
  28. Hangout Fest 2017-12
  29. Ultra Miami 2017-6
  30. Free Press Summer Fest 2017N/A
  31. Austin City Limits 201716
  32. High Water Festival 20172
  33. Sonic Bloom 20173
  34. Desert Hearts 201722
  35. Wanee Music Festival 201729
  36. Osheaga 2017-14
  37. Arise Music Festival 20176
  38. Something Wonderful 20174
  39. Electric Zoo 201714
  40. Warped Tour 20178
  41. Neon Desert 20173
  42. High Sierra Music Festival 201732
  43. The Untz Festival 201734
  44. Sasquatch Festival 2017-4
  45. Mountain Jam 20175
  46. Shaky Knees Festival 2017-19
  47. Phoenix Lights 201722
  48. Shaky Beats Festival 2017-9
  49. Stagecoach Music Festival 201710
  50. Edgefest Texas 2017N/A

Most Popular Festivals in Europe: March 2017

The Paris edition of Lollapalooza (#1) remains as the leader this month with its sister edition from Berlin (#3) moving up on Primavera Sound (#2). You may not have heard of the Woodstock Festival (#7), but it’s one of the largest free festivals in the world.

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Lollapalooza Paris 20170
  2. Primavera Sound 20170
  3. Lollapalooza Berlin 20175
  4. Sonar Barcelona 2017-1
  5. NOS Primavera Sound 2017-1
  6. NOS Alive 20171
  7. Woodstock Festival Poland 201712
  8. Best Kept Secret Festival 20172
  9. Northside Festival Denmark 2017-3
  10. Ultra Europe 20173
  11. DGTL Festival 2017-2
  12. Hideout Festival 2017-1
  13. Sea Star Festival 201713
  14. Rock Am Ring 20172
  15. Mad Cool Festival 2017-10
  16. Time Warp Germany 20171
  17. Vida Festival 20177
  18. Paaspop 2017-3
  19. Hurricane Festival 2017-5
  20. Pinkpop 2017-2
  21. Sonus Festival 201712
  22. A Summer’s Tale Festival 201712
  23. Open’er Festival 20170
  24. Rock Werchter 2017-12
  25. Free Your Mind Festival 2017N/A
  26. Summerburst Stockholm 20173
  27. Down The Rabbit Hole 2017-7
  28. INmusic Festival 20174
  29. Rock in Roma 2017-7
  30. Orange Warsaw Festival 20178
  31. Cruilla Barcelona 20179
  32. Outlook Festival 201717
  33. Soundwave Croatia 2017-2
  34. Lost And Found Malta 2017-13
  35. Super Bock Super Rock 2017-10
  36. Download Festival Spain 2017-9
  37. Solar Weekend 20174
  38. Tomorrowland 2017-2
  39. Spring Break Island 201711
  40. Love International 201714
  41. I-Days Festival 2017-4
  42. Paredes De Coura 201715
  43. Defected Croatia 201721
  44. Way Out West 2017-2
  45. Southside Festival 2017-2
  46. Bravalla Festival 20172
  47. Fresh Island Festival 2017-3
  48. Melt! Festival 201711
  49. MEO Sudoeste 201713
  50. Roadburn Festival 2017-5

Most Popular Festivals in UK: March 2017

Wireless (#2) makes a big lineup announcement with Chance the Rapper and the Weeknd, that catapults the London fest up 58 spots and nearly unseats Glasgow’s debut TRNSMT Festival (#1) from the top. Latitude Festival’s (#8) confirmation of headliners like Mumford & Sons, the 1975, and Fleet Foxes helped them break into the Top 10.

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. TRNSMT Festival 20170
  2. Wireless Festival 201758
  3. Field Day Festival 2017-1
  4. Glastonbury Festival 20170
  5. British Summer Time 2017-2
  6. Isle of Wight Festival 2017-1
  7. The Great Escape 20170
  8. Latitude Festival 20176
  9. We Are FSTVL 2017-1
  10. Parklife Festival 20172
  11. Hammerfest 2017-5
  12. Bestival 20171
  13. BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017-3
  14. BBC 6 Music Festival 2017N/A
  15. Live at Leeds 20171
  16. Common People 201747
  17. Lovebox 2017-8
  18. Reading Festival 2017-1
  19. Secret Garden Party 2017-8
  20. Liverpool Sound City 2017-1
  21. Love Saves the Day Festival 20172
  22. One Love Festival 20175
  23. Leeds Festival 20171
  24. Kendal Calling 2017-4
  25. Wild Life Festival 20171
  26. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 20176
  27. Download Festival 2017-12
  28. Blissfields 2017-10
  29. Boomtown Fair 2017-8
  30. Creamfields 20174
  31. End of the Road Festival 201716
  32. Green Man Festival 2017-3
  33. Standon Calling 2017-3
  34. V Festival 201731
  35. Camp Bestival 2017-13
  36. Festival on the Wall 20176
  37. Wychwood Festival 2017-2
  38. Victorious Festival 20177
  39. Cornbury Music Festival 2017-1
  40. Together The People 201711
  41. Country 2 Country (C2C) 2017-8
  42. 2000trees 2017-6
  43. ArcTanGent 20173
  44. NASS Festival 2017-1
  45. Nozstock The Hidden Valley 201714
  46. Leefest 2017-18
  47. Wilderness Festival 2017-6
  48. Festival No. 6 201716
  49. Electric Fields 20175
  50. Lost Village 2017-11
Written By

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.