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.
The Lineup: Bob Moses, Cory Wong, Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, Rebelution, Royal Blood, Sheryl Crow, Tash Sultana, Tegan & Sara, The Beach Boys, The Breeders, The Killers, Weezer
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.
The Lineup: Ghostland Observatory, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
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: 2 Chainz
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.
The Lineup: Alex G, Aphex Twin, Christine And The Queens, Interpol, Japanese Breakfast, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Peach Pit, The 1975, The Chemical Brothers, The Comet is Coming, The Voidz, Two Door Cinema Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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.
The Lineup: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Local Natives, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tegan & Sara, Weezer, X Ambassadors
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.
The Lineup: Angerfist, Astrix, Bassjackers, Boris Brejcha, Charlotte De Witte, Claptone, Danny Avila, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Fisher, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Hardwell, Headhunterz, Kshmr, Neelix, Nora En Pure, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Van Dyk, Quintino, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture, W&W, Warface, Wildstylez, Zatox
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!
The Lineup: Brandi Carlile, Rebelution, Stick Figure, The California Honeydrops, Trey Anastasio, Ziggy Marley
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: Hippo Campus, Men I Trust
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.'
The Lineup: Armin Van Buuren, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Hardwell, Kshmr, Tiesto, Vini Vici
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.
The Lineup: Alanis Morissette, Black Midi, Cory Wong, Denzel Curry, Foo Fighters, IDLES, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, Slowdive, The Strokes, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yo La Tengo
More Info: Fuji Rock Festival 2023 Guide
Summer Camp Festival 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.'
The Lineup: Cory Wong, Excision, Girl Talk, Green Velvet, Keller Williams, Lotus, moe., Papadosio, The Disco Biscuits, The Floozies, The Funk Hunters, The Wailers, Umphrey's McGee, Vulfpeck, Willie Nelson, Yonder Mountain String Band
More Info: Summer Camp Festival 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.
The Lineup: Alt-J, Amyl & The Sniffers, Annie Mac, beabadoobee, Belle & Sebastian, Ellie Goulding, Jake Bugg, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Katy B, Shame, The Vaccines
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.
The Lineup: Bastille, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Foals, IDLES, Imagine Dragons, Interpol, M83, Pixies, Pond, Pussy Riot, Regina Spektor, Roisin Murphy, The Chainsmokers, Thundercat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
More Info: Corona Capital Guadalajara 2023 Guide