New Fest Lineups for 2023! Aftershock, Something in the Water, Louder Than Life, Oceans Calling
By / March 17, 2023

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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.



More Info: Something in the Water Festival 2023 Guide


Aftershock Festival 2023

When: October 5-8, 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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


CaveFest 2023

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.



More Info: CaveFest 2023 Guide


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