Buckle up because 2023 is coming in hot with another packed week of lineups for this summer. Catch up on the major news that happened this week in the world of festivals.
Something in the Water Festival 2023
When: April 28-30, 2023
Where: Virginia Beach, VA
The Scene: Organized by Pharrell Williams Something in the Water Festival features a star-studded, varied lineup of artists in a variety of genres. This year it moves to back to Virginia Beach.
The Lineup: 100 Gecs, Aminé, Doechii, Flo Milli, Grace Jones, Kamasi Washington, Kaytranada, Kehlani, Kenny Beats, Kid Cudi, Latto, Lil Durk, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, Maren Morris, Mumford & Sons, Remi Wolf, Skrillex, The Kid Laroi, Wale, Wet Leg, Wu-Tang Clan
More Info: Something in the Water Festival 2023 Guide
Aftershock Festival 2023
When: October 5-7, 2023
Where: Sacramento, CA
The Scene: California's biggest rock festival storms into Sacramento with a powerful lineup of rock and metal favorites. With alumni like Megadeth, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Alice in Chains, and System of a Down, this is the place to see genre legends in the western United States along with up-and-comers to the scene.
The Lineup: 311, Afi, Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Omens, Badflower, Billy Talent, Coheed and Cambria, Converge, Daughtry, Deafheaven, Escape the Fate, Godsmack, Guns N' Roses, I Prevail, Incubus, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Mayday Parade, Megadeth, Nothing But Thieves, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, Queens of the Stone Age, Rancid, Skillet, Steel Panther, The Bronx, Tool, Turnstile
More Info: Aftershock Festival 2023 Guide
Louder Than Life Festival 2023
When: September 21-24, 2023
Where: Louisville, KY
The Scene: Taking place in the heart of America in Louisville, Kentucky, Louder Than Life proclaims to be the 'World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival.' This three-day festival highlights hard rock, punk, heavy metal and alternative headliners only a few miles away from downtown Louisville. Over the span of the weekend, the festival features over 50 artists and continually brings in over 120,000 fans each year.
The Lineup: 311, Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold, Awolnation, Bad Omens, Billy Talent, Coheed and Cambria, Deafheaven, Enter Shikari, Falling In Reverse, Flogging Molly, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Green Day, Limp Bizkit, Mayday Parade, Megadeth, Nothing But Thieves, Parkway Drive, Pierce the Veil, Queens of the Stone Age, Rancid, Rival Sons, Royal Blood, Run The Jewels, Starcrawler, The Bronx, Tool, Turnstile, Viagra Boys, Weezer
More Info: Louder Than Life Festival 2023 Guide
Oceans Calling Festival 2023
When: September 29-October 1, 2023
Where: Ocean City, MD
The Scene: Oceans Calling is a three day festival featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk.
The Lineup: Alanis Morissette, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grace Potter, Incubus, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, John Mayer, Matt and Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Noah Kahan, Peach Pit, Sheryl Crow, Slightly Stoopid, The Lumineers, Third Eye Blind, Weezer
More Info: Oceans Calling Festival 2023 Guide
Fairwell Festival 2023
When: July 21-23, 2023
Where: Redmond, OR
The Scene: FairWell is a 3-day music festival featuring 36+ performances across 3 stages spotlighting the sounds of folk, blues, rock, country and soul.
The Lineup: Band of Horses, Charley Crockett, Gary Clark Jr, Morgan Wade, Sheryl Crow, The Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled By Turtles, Zach Bryan
More Info: Fairwell Festival 2023 Guide
Thing Festival 2023
When: August 25-27, 2023
Where: Port Townsend, WA
The Scene: Thing is an eclectic and intimate three-day festival of music and arts that takes place at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. The programming features a tightly curated lineup of diverse performers with an emphasis on fresh discoveries and a vision to create an environment where all are welcomed and represented.
The Lineup: Cigarettes After Sex, Fleet Foxes, Lil Yachty, Sylvan Esso, Tash Sultana, Thundercat
More Info: Thing Festival 2023 Guide
Northern Nights 2023
When: July 14-16, 2023
Where: Piercy, CA
The Scene: Connecting music and nature, Northern Nights Music Festival is one of the most sought after events held at Cook’s Valley Campground in Northern California. Promoted as a music and arts, camping, yoga and cannabis retreat, the festival features a varied lineup of primarily electronic artists. Still a small festival by industry standards, Northern Lights tops out at 6,000 attendees. The selective attendee limit and festival grounds play a large role in Northern Nights success. The campgrounds are home to swimming holes and the largest Redwood grove in the nation where camping is allowed.
The Lineup: Big Gigantic, Mura Masa
More Info: Northern Nights 2023 Guide
Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2023
When: July 20-23, 2023
Where: Herefordshire, UK
The Scene: Tucked away in the rolling hills of Herfordshire, Nozstock The Hidden Valley, is a delightful boutique festival in the UK. The weekend odyssey makes its home on a beautiful working farm filled with eccentric festies, winding forest paths, and relaxed campgrounds. Come prepared for a lineup of pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, house, and a whole lot more, along with a fresh festival theme each year.
More Info: Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2023 Guide
When: October 6-8, 2023
Where: Pelhman, TN
The Scene: CaveFest returns for another weekend of subterranean sounds and deep jams. The unique fest takes place at The Caverns in the heart of Tennessee.
The Lineup: Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters
More Info: CaveFest 2023 Guide