40+ Lineups For Music Festivals In April 2023
By / January 24, 2023

Photo Credit: Mike Ivankay for Coachella

Not sure when it happened, but April has become absolutely stacked for music festivals. From juggernauts like Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz Fest to underground darlings like Roadburn and Snowbombing, we are sure you will find inspiration for a spring adventure.

Big Ears 2023

When: March 30-April 2, 2023

Where: Knoxville, TN

The Scene: Big Ears in Knoxville, Tennessee, is part of a group of intriguing American music festivals that have cropped up in the spring and fall seasons. Big Ears likes to explore connections between musicians while mixing it up with film, performance, and the visual arts. The venues are varied including the Knoxville Museum of Art, a cathedral, and an ornate theater.

More Info: Big Ears 2023 Guide

Resonate Suwannee 2023

When: March 30-April 1, 2023

Where: Live Oak, FL

The Scene: Resonate Festival is a weekend of jam music, beautiful art, and a chill community inside the beautiful grounds of Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

More Info: Resonate Suwannee 2023 Guide

WinterWonderGrass California 2023

When: March 31-April 2, 2023

Where: Squaw Valley, CA

The Scene: Winter Wonder Grass is all about bringing good music to people who enjoy great scenery and the excitement of the mountains. This festival is family friendly mixing beer, music and snow sports.

More Info: WinterWonderGrass California 2023 Guide

Pa’l Norte 2023

When: March 31-April 2, 2023

Where: Monterrey, Mexico

The Scene: The Pa'l Norte Festival in northern Mexico may change its design and style every year, but the slogan 'Siempre Ascendente' (Always Rising) remains the motto and spirit of this rock event. One of the most important and popular festivals in Latin America, Pa'l Norte showcases a number of international acts, emerging talent, and local artists.

More Info: Pa’l Norte 2023 Guide

Hogs For the Cause 2023

When: March 31-April 1, 2023

Where: New Orleans, LA

The Scene: Kick off festival season with music, barbecue and community! This massive BBQ event also doubles as a fundraiser for both local and national children’s hospitals.

More Info: Hogs For the Cause 2023 Guide

Ceremonia Festival 2023

When: April 1-2, 2023

Where: Mexico City, Mexico

The Scene: Ceremonia Festival is a cultural celebration with the best and most representative of the local and international scene in a single weekend.

More Info: Ceremonia Festival 2023 Guide

Time Warp Germany 2023

When: April 1, 2023

Where: Mannheim, Germany

The Scene: This electronic show in Germany showcases international heavyweights which perfectly capture the underground spirit of the event. With mesmerizing lighting design, jaw-dropping production of the highest spec and crystal clear sound systems, Time Warp Mannheim is the ultimate festival experience for techno aficionados and needs to be seen.

More Info: Time Warp Germany 2023 Guide

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023

When: April 6-10, 2023

Where: Byron Bay, Australia

The Scene: Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia's premier contemporary blues and roots music festival, showcasing a wide range of international artists over the long Easter Weekend. A fanbase of over 100,000 festies enjoy more than 200 performances over the five days along with family friendly fun.

More Info: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 Guide

San San Festival 2023

When: April 6-8, 2023

Where: Benicassim, Spain

The Scene: San San is a new indie rock festival held in Spain that showcases new artists and established acts.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: San San Festival 2023 Guide

Lucidity Festival 2023

When: April 7-9, 2023

Where: Santa Barbara, CA

The Scene: Lucidity brings fresh energy to this dance festival held at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barbara, California. Aiming to break barriers, set trends, and take a cutting edge approach to music bookings means that the lineup is always pushing the boundaries. There's even more at Lucidity including: learning opportunities, yoga and movement, art and creative endeavors.

More Info: Lucidity Festival 2023 Guide

Phoenix Lights 2023

When: April 7-8, 2023

Where: Phoenix, AZ

The Scene: The Phoenix Lights festival lands downtown for one of Arizona's top dance music festivals. Like the mass UFO sighting of the same name from 1997, this festival is out of this world with two days of music in April.

More Info: Phoenix Lights 2023 Guide

DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2023

When: April 7-9, 2023

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: Expanding from its roots as an Amsterdam electronic festival, the DGTL Festival can now be enjoyed around the globe. DGTL invites the very best from popular and underground techno to populate their expansive lineup, while the crew behind the scenes pushes their artistic limits with visual art installations that are out of this world.

More Info: DGTL Festival Amsterdam 2023 Guide

Snowbombing 2023

When: April 10-15, 2023

Where: Mayrhofen, Austria

The Scene: Nobody knows how to apres-ski like the Europeans which means Snowbombing is the ultimate on-the-hill music festival. The Austrian resort of Mayrhofen plays host to the madness of a full week of snowboarding, electronic music, and partying in the Alps.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Snowbombing 2023 Guide

Tortuga Music Festival 2023

When: April 14-16, 2023

Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Scene: Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, annually held on the white sands of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, raises awareness and support of marine conservation. This beachside music festival features everything from rap to country with a mix of Americana roots added to the mix.

More Info: Tortuga Music Festival 2023 Guide

Coachella Music Festival 2023

When: April 14-23, 2023

Where: Indio, CA

The Scene: Like a barometer always reading a temperature of awesome, the traditional kickoff to the summer festival season is dominated by Coachella. The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles migrates east to the Indio desert for back to back weekends of the biggest names in music. What started as a small electronic festival in the desert has transformed into a cultural touchstone for the festival season.

More Info: Coachella Music Festival 2023 Guide

Metal and Beer Fest 2023

When: April 14-15, 2023

Where: Philadelphia, PA

The Scene: Do you like metal? Do you like beer? Then this is the festival of your dreams.

The Lineup:

More Info: Metal and Beer Fest 2023 Guide

High Water Fest 2023

When: April 15-16, 2023

Where: North Charleston, SC

The Scene: The husband and wife team behind the folk duo, Shovels & Rope, are the organizers of this new music festival in South Carolina. The curated lineup is filled with plenty of Americana folk rock acts like The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Dawes. High Water also features plenty of tasty local libations along with Charleston chef-curated dining experiences.

More Info: High Water Fest 2023 Guide

Ultra Australia 2023

When: April 15, 2023

Where: Melbourne/Sydney, Australia

The Scene: 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.

More Info: Ultra Australia 2023 Guide

Two Step Inn Festival 2023

When: April 15-16, 2023

Where: Georgetown, TX

The Scene: Giddy up for the Two Step Inn Festival! Embrace the honky tonk spirit and dance your boots off with dazzlin’ acts in the heart of Georgetown, Texas.⁣

More Info: Two Step Inn Festival 2023 Guide

Florida Groves Fest 2023

When: April 15-16, 2023

Where: Orlando, FL

The Scene: Florida Groves is a music, art and cannabis festival that takes place over two days in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the whole experience, you’ll get to enjoy the sweet sounds of world-renowned DJs, as well as amazing artists from different parts of the planet rocking the stage in multiple genres.

More Info: Florida Groves Fest 2023 Guide

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2023

When: April 19-23, 2023

Where: Panama City Beach, FL

The Scene: It's the ultimate weekend of smooth jazz! Taking place every spring in sunny Panama City Beach, Florida, at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, this is the place to be to welcome in the warmer weather.

More Info: Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2023 Guide

Skull & Roses 2023

When: April 19-23, 2023

Where: Ventura, CA

The Scene: Jam bands unite at this spring festival held in sunny Ventura, California. Lots of your favorites will be on hand to celebrate the Grateful Dead with parades, music, and much more.

More Info: Skull & Roses 2023 Guide

Backwoods Music Festival 2023

When: April 20-23, 2023

Where: Ozark, AR

The Scene: The Backwoods Festival is back! Moving to the fabled Ozark Mountains, Backwoods now takes up residence on Mulberry Mountain, an iconic festival venue. The lineup features some of the best of jam and electronic music currently touring the United States along with cozy camping atmosphere.

More Info: Backwoods Music Festival 2023 Guide

Roadburn Festival 2023

When: April 20-23, 2023

Where: Tilburg, Netherlands

The Scene: It's not common to run across a boutique heavy music festival, but then again, nothing about the two decade old Roadburn Festival is run-of-the-mill. Held in the Dutch city of Tilburg, Roadburn's genre boundary pushing lineup ask festies to redefine their definition of heavy. Taking place in the early spring, 4000 attendees a day come to bang heads, with three quarters of the crowd from outside the Netherlands.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Roadburn Festival 2023 Guide

Old Settler’s Music Festival 2023

When: April 20-23, 2023

Where: Tilmon, TX

The Scene: Founded in 1987, the Old Settler's music Festival an annual bluegrass, Americana, and roots music fest. Some of the many artists include: Alison Krauss, Delbert McClinton, Nickel Creek, Del McCoury Band, Ruthie Foster, Patty Griffin, Ralph Stanley, Terri Hendrix, Joan Osborne, Yonder Mountain String Band, Guy Clark, and Bela Fleck.

The Lineup:

More Info: Old Settler’s Music Festival 2023 Guide

Moon Crush 2023

When: April 20-23, 2023

Where: Miramar Beach, FL

The Scene: Moon Crush is a unique shared experience that brings you together with friends and family to enjoy beautiful beaches, amazing live music, and - most importantly - time together in the sun and under the stars. Moon Crush is intentionally designed to be a Music Vacation - not just a festival.

More Info: Moon Crush 2023 Guide

Ubbi Dubbi 2023

When: April 22-23, 2023

Where: Ennis, TX

The Scene: Ubbi Dubbi roars into spring bringing a plethora of electronic acts to the heart of Texas. From house and dubstep to techno and trap, festival attendees can rest assured they’ll get a taste of the best electronic music in the market today.

More Info: Ubbi Dubbi 2023 Guide

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2023

When: April 28-30, 2023

Where: Indio, CA

The Scene: Curated for country music enthusiasts, Stagecoach Festival brings a little country flair to California. With attendances of up to 75,000 fans, Stagecoach is easily one of the largest country music festivals in the world. The breadth of seasoned pros and up-and-coming artists showcased in the festival's lineup brings attendees of all ages to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

More Info: Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2023 Guide

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2023

When: April 28-May 7, 2023

Where: New Orleans, LA

The Scene: When you have a festival that stretches over two weekends, it's going to have a massive lineup, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival is no exception. With 12 stages of music and an alumni list that stretches past 22,000 performers since 1970, Jazz Fest has hosted some of the greatest artists of the last half century.

More Info: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2023 Guide

Liverpool Sound City 2023

When: April 28-30, 2023

Where: Liverpool, UK

The Scene: Kicking off the UK’s festival season for over a decade, Liverpool Sound City embraces the spirit of the underground showcasing the next generation of talent. With 250+ artists playing across the historic Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, expect to see wild shows along with world-class headliners. Sound City mixes up everything including grime, electronica, indie, psych, rock, pop and much more.

More Info: Liverpool Sound City 2023 Guide

Paradise Blue Festival 2023

When: April 28-30, 2023

Where: Cancun, Mexico

The Scene: Paradise Blue, Excision’s vacation destination event, will bring bass fans together from around the world for a dream escape on the sunny shores of Cancun, Mexico.

The Lineup:

More Info: Paradise Blue Festival 2023 Guide

Bear Shadow Festival 2023

When: April 28-30, 2023

Where: Highlands, NC

The Scene: Emerging from hibernation this spring in North Carolina, Bear Shadow is a multi-day celebration of the end of winter and Americana folk tunes.

More Info: Bear Shadow Festival 2023 Guide

Bluebird Music Festival 2023

When: April 29-30, 2023

Where: Boulder, CO

The Scene: The Bluebird Festival is an intimate indie rock/folk gathering held in Boulder, Colorado, to benefit the Future Arts Foundation.

More Info: Bluebird Music Festival 2023 Guide

Warm Up Festival 2023

When: April 29-30, 2023

Where: Murcia, Spain

The Scene: It's time to shake off that winter chill at the Warm Up Festival held in sunny Spain during the last weekend of April.

More Info: Warm Up Festival 2023 Guide

Project Glow 2023

When: April 29-30, 2023

Where: Washington, DC

The Scene: Project Glow returns for a another year of dance music in the nation's capital!

More Info: Project Glow 2023 Guide

Mission Creek Festival 2023

When: April 6-8, 2023

Where: Iowa City, IA

The Scene: There's nothing quite like the Mission Creek Festival which combines literature and music with community events in a number of unique venues across downtown Iowa City. The nearly week long event has a focus on quality, independent-minded sounds, words, and events and strongly believes that intimacy is key to the experience.

The Lineup:

More Info: Mission Creek Festival 2023 Guide

Paaspop 2023

When: April 7-9, 2023

Where: Schijndel, Netherlands

The Scene: 'No matter what type of music you like, Paaspop has it all. There are 12 different stages, offering anything from rock to hiphop, house to theatre and pop to metal. Apart from that there’s an incredible amount of other cool things to experience. With 50,000 visitors and more than 175 acts every edition is an incredible party.'

More Info: Paaspop 2023 Guide

Terminal V Festival 2023

When: April 8-9, 2023

Where: Newbridge, Scotland

The Scene: Terminal V is back returning to the mass warehouse complex near Edinburgh Airport and featuring an elite collection of the biggest acts in the world of techno and house music!

The Lineup:

More Info: Terminal V Festival 2023 Guide

Zermatt Unplugged 2023

When: April 11-15, 2023

Where: Zermatt, Switzerland

The Scene: While most snow music festivals focus on electronic music, Zermatt Unplugged skews the opposite direction with five days of acoustic tunes. 30,000 visitors show up at the singer-songwriter festival to see artists perform at 14+ venues around the fairy tale ski village of Zermatt in Switzerland.

More Info: Zermatt Unplugged 2023 Guide

Le Printemps de Bourges 2023

When: April 18-23, 2023

Where: Bourges, France

The Scene: One of Europe's longest running festivals, Le Printemps de Bourges has been offering up a wide-ranging lineup of diverse genres for over forty years. The venues, bars, clubs, and streets of Bourges all host the variety of talent that comes through this annual French fest.

The Lineup:

More Info: Le Printemps de Bourges 2023 Guide

Spring Break Amsterdam 2023

When: April 9-12, 2023

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: It's Spring Break. It's Amsterdam. It's EDM. What more do you need. This metro style festival takes place across the unique clubs and bars of the city.

The Lineup:

More Info: Spring Break Amsterdam 2023 Guide

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