New Festival Lineups This Week! Sea.Hear.Now, Sweetwater 420, EXIT, WonderRoad, Best Kept Secret, And More!
By / February 10, 2023

Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti for EXIT

It’s been a busy week for lineup drops as music festivals around the world ramp up for the summer. Here’s our weekly rundown of the most interesting ones we came across this week. Enjoy!

Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2023

When: September 16-17, 2023

Where: Asbury Park, NJ

The Scene: A new festival is washing up on the Jersey shore this autumn. The debut Sea.Hear.Now Festival will bring 25+ bands to three stages three stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park. Catch all this music along with a bunch of surfers and art in September.

More Info: Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2023 Guide

SweetWater 420 Festival 2023

When: April 22-23, 2023

Where: Atlanta, GA

The Scene: Bring on the brews! This annual fest is sponsored by the Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta and brings in a killer collection of artists from around the country to celebrate beer, food, and fun.

More Info: SweetWater 420 Festival 2023 Guide

EXIT Festival 2023

When: July 6-9, 2023

Where: Novi Sad, Serbia

The Scene: For those of you tired of festivaling in a field, check out this Serbian festival. One of longest running music festivals in the East, the annual EXIT Festival distinguishes itself by being held in an ancient Petrodovian fortress. The constantly evolving festival has recently added a sister festival held on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.

More Info: EXIT Festival 2023 Guide

National Cannabis Festival 2023

When: April 23, 2023

Where: Washington, DC

The Scene: In 2015 a small group of cannabis enthusiasts joined together around the idea to create National Cannabis Festival — an event celebrating progress on marijuana legalization in DC and across the nation.

The Lineup:

More Info: National Cannabis Festival 2023 Guide

Best Kept Secret Festival 2023

When: June 9-11, 2023

Where: Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

The Scene: One of the highlights of the Dutch festival season, the Best Kept Secret Festival brings a world-class lineup to the south of the Netherlands. The beautiful location boasts an incredible lake, plenty of camping options, and multiple stages to complete the weekend.

More Info: Best Kept Secret Festival 2023 Guide

WonderRoad Fest 2023

When: June 17-18, 2023

Where: Indianapolis, IN

The Scene: From the organizers behind WonderStruck and WonderBus comes a brand-new 2-day fest in downtown Indianapolis.

More Info: WonderRoad Fest 2023 Guide

Airbeat One 2023

When: July 12-16, 2023

Where: Neustadt-Glewe, Germany

The Scene: It's all about the hardstyle at the Airbeat One Festival in Neustadt-Glewe, Germany. For over 15 years, Airbeat One has entertained fans with the harder side of electronic music, putting on an event that features forward thinking stage design, epic light shows, and top notch DJs from around the world.

More Info: Airbeat One 2023 Guide

Levitate Festival 2023

When: July 7-9, 2023

Where: Marshfield, MA

The Scene: This grassroots music and arts festival features roots, reggae, folk, rock, and funk. The organizers, a community oriented surf/skate shop, started the festival as an anniversary party in 2013, but it became such a success, it’s now an annual New England event. Held just 30 minutes south of Boston, the festival is an excellent reason to get out of the city for the weekend!

More Info: Levitate Festival 2023 Guide

Shabang Festival 2023

When: May 5-6, 2023

Where: San Luis Obispo, CA

The Scene: Once a year Shabangers gather at Laguna Lake Park to enjoy life and good tunes. There are 4 live stages, 50+ live acts, a silent disco, experiential art installations and more!

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Shabang Festival 2023 Guide

Day In Day Out Fest 2023

When: August 12-13, 2023

Where: Seattle, WA

The Scene: Day In Day Out is a two-day, single-stage festival in the heart of Seattle at Fisher Green Pavilion.

More Info: Day In Day Out Fest 2023 Guide

Balaton Sound 2023

When: June 28-July 1, 2023

Where: Zamardi, Hungary

The Scene: 'Seaside lounges, restaurants, bars and anything you need to enjoy the Balaton sunset, plus a great number of stars on several stages, that’s the already beloved concept of Balaton Sound. The event attracts approx. 100 000 visitors each year and turns Zamárdi, a small town on the southern shores of Lake Balaton into a massive party arena. The festival’s venue is a picturesque beach resort at the biggest lake of Central Europe, also regarded as a touristic center of the region.'

More Info: Balaton Sound 2023 Guide

Fuji Rock Festival 2023

When: July 28-30, 2023

Where: Niigata, Japan

The Scene: Over 100,000 fans show up at Naeba Ski Resort for the annual Fuji Rock Festival. The three-day event, the largest outdoor music event in Japan, brings in 200+ artists from around the world and shows them off across seven main stages.

More Info: Fuji Rock Festival 2023 Guide

Summer Camp 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Chillicothe, IL

The Scene: From chilled out late night campfire jams to beat busting dance shows, the party at Summer Camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. 'Scampers' can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the other attendees. Our resident festival expert calls Summer Camp — 'the best festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.'

More Info: Summer Camp 2023 Guide

Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2023

When: May 18-21, 2023

Where: Joshua Tree, CA

The Scene: The DIY Joshua Tree Music Festival puts out two editions of desert loving fun during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Just a few hours from the hectic vibes of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a haven of magical surroundings with phenomenal live music. The spring edition focuses more on dance, world, and funk with the fall reaching out towards Americana, roots and folkadelic vibes.

More Info: Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2023 Guide

Secret Garden Party 2023

When: July 20-23, 2023

Where: Cambridgeshire, UK

The Scene: After a five-year break, the UK's Secret Garden Party returns for a 20th anniversary celebration! So if you missed your chance to hit up this legend boutique fest, you have another shot this year.

More Info: Secret Garden Party 2023 Guide

Victorious Festival 2023

When: August 25-27, 2023

Where: Portsmouth, UK

The Scene: Victorious, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, takes place over August Bank Holiday Weekend. Featuring the best of British indie-rock, Victorious is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kids arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

More Info: Victorious Festival 2023 Guide

The Untz Festival 2023

When: May 12-14, 2023

Where: Browns Valley, CA

The Scene: Adding to the myriad of festivals taking place in California each summer, The Untz Festival brings a weekend of dance music to the Mairposa Fairgrounds. Founded in 2009, Untz has devoted their event to bringing to light some of the best underground electronic artists making an impact on the industry.

More Info: The Untz Festival 2023 Guide

Corona Capital Guadalajara 2023

When: May 20, 2023

Where: Guadalajara, Mexico

The Scene: One of the major music festivals of Mexico, Corona Capital hosts a slew of international bands, many of which have never played the country before.

More Info: Corona Capital Guadalajara 2023 Guide

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.