The 25 Best Music Festivals Around the World for March 2019

March is on its way and Music Festival Wizard is already diving into festival season with loads of questions for our future plans. Warm weather or skiing? Mainstream lineups or underground artists? EDM or metal? Big or small?! We do know this — the following 25 festivals have a bit of something for everyone. Spring Break 2019 is on!

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) 2019

When: March 1-3, 2019

Where: Phoenix, AZ


The Scene: It may be early spring everywhere else in the United States, but March is like summertime down in Arizona and McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F Fest) takes full advantage of the warm weather. The now annual celebration of community and charity has become a solid fixture in the growing Phoenix festival scene.



More Info: McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) 2019 Website



Innings Festival 2019

When: March 2-3, 2019

Where: Tempe, Arizona


The Scene: Much like (insert name of famous sportsball team), Arizona has been on a hot streak lately when it comes to picking up new festivals with the Innings Festival in Tempe as the latest recruit. Produced by the folks behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, the two-day fest takes place during Spring Training in Arizona, mixing up music with famous ballplayers over the weekend.



More Info: Innings Festival 2019 Website



Ultra South Africa 2019

When: March 1-2, 2019

Where: Johannesburg/Cape Town, SA


The Scene: Pack your bags! The Ultra Music Festival is going to South Africa with two stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Coming along for the ride are the biggest names in the electronic scene along with Ultra's trademark high-quality sound.



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More Info: Ultra South Africa 2019 Website



Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019

When: March 1-2, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Scene: The world's mecca for dance music festivals, Amsterdam roars into March with the Don't Let Daddy Know Festival. 350,000+ fans from nearly 100 different countries unite inside the Ziggo Dome to create a 'one big family vibe'. DLDK doesn't stop there with more than a dozen editions around the world and their own music label.


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More Info: Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019 Website



Country 2 Country (C2C) 2019

When: March 8-10, 2019

Where: London, UK


The Scene: Country comes to the United Kingdom! What started as a London concert in 2013 has turned into a traveling country festival tour that hits up London, Glasgow, and Dublin every March. The main event in London now boasts 80,000 fans and brings a solid dose of Nashville to England.



More Info: Country 2 Country (C2C) 2019 Website



Savannah Stopover 2019

When: March 7-9, 2019

Where: Savannah, GA


The Scene: Roadtripping artists on their way to SXSW Music Convference tend to stop by Savannah Stopover on their way to Texas for a weeekend of musical discovery. Some of the bands featured at Savannah Stopover before their big break include Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Margo Price, Julien Baker, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, and hundreds of others.



More Info: Savannah Stopover 2019 Website



CRSSD Festival Spring 2019

When: March 2-3, 2019

Where: San Diego, CA


The Scene: CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park in downtown San Deigo with this now annual springtime event. The electronic heavy festival has introduced indie rock into the lineup over the last few editions as well as some incredible underground DJs. Leave the hula hoops, LED gloves, and totems at home -- they're prohibted at CRSSD.



More Info: CRSSD Festival Spring 2019 Website



Festival NRMAL 2019

When: March 2, 2019

Where: Deportivo Lomas Altas, México


The Scene: Celebrating the best of underground music, NRMAL is an international community based in Mexico, with diversity and equity as core values. This Mexico City festival is an all ages/family friendly live music experience, that merges art, design and gastronomy in a boutique setting.


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More Info: Festival NRMAL 2019 Website



Musink 2019

When: March 8-10, 2019

Where: Costa Mesa, CA


The Scene: It's where tattoos meets punk rock meets car show, all under the sunny skies of Southern California. Travis Barker's (from Blink-182) MUSINK Festival takes place at the OC Fair & Events Center with a full three days of shows and hundreds of tattoo artists on hand to ink you up.



More Info: Musink 2019 Website



Download Festival Australia 2019

When: March 9-11, 2019

Where: Melbourne/Sydney, Australia


The Scene: Download heads down under to Australia this spring for two festival stops in Sydney and Melbourne. As always, Download is packing one of the best rock and metal lineups for fans to enjoy. Rock on Australia!



More Info: Download Festival Australia 2019 Website



Gasparilla Music Festival 2019

When: March 9-10, 2019

Where: Tampa, FL


The Scene: The non-profit Gasparilla Music Festival is putting downtown on the map with this annual fest that takes place the second weekend in March. The community based festival packs in a mix of indie rock and roots with alumni like Best Coast, Dr. Dog, Dawes, The Flaming Lips, and Modest Mouse.



More Info: Gasparilla Music Festival 2019 Website



Golden Plains 2019

When: March 9-11, 2019

Where: Meredith, Australia


The Scene: There's no commercial sponsors, no market stalls, no commercial signage, and a strict 'no dickhead' policy at Golden Plains -- just a few of the features of this transformational festival that makes it beloved by Australian festies. Less a festival and more a community experiment, Golden Plains welcomes all to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheater.



More Info: Golden Plains 2019 Website



Tomorrowland Winter 2019

When: March 13-15, 2019

Where: Alpe d'Huez, France


The Scene: One of the biggest music festivals in the world takes on winter when Tomorrowland comes to the mountains this winter. The debut of Tomorrowland Winter promises 30000 diehard electronic festies descending on the Alps for a week of snowsports and magic.



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More Info: Tomorrowland Winter 2019 Website



Pot of Gold Festival 2019

When: March 15-17, 2019

Where: Chandler, AZ


The Scene: It's St. Patrick's Day which means another edition of Arizona's Pot of Gold Festival. Jam bands, hip-hop, and rock form the heart of this multi-day Phoenix festival which also sees warm, sunny days mixed into the lineup.



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More Info: Pot of Gold Festival 2019 Website



Treefort Music Festival 2019

When: March 20-24, 2019

Where: Boise, ID


The Scene: Boise in Idaho may sound like an odd city choice for an epic festival, but the Treefort Festival continues to impress us year after year. Treefort typically takes place the week after SXSW to take advantage of artists heading back to the Northwest. Short lines and a welcoming city continually keeps Treefort at the top of our list. Since their inception, the festival has grown in size to include film, yoga, beer, and comedy.



More Info: Treefort Music Festival 2019 Website



Big Ears 2019

When: March 21-24, 2019

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 2019 Website



Vive Latino 2019

When: March 16-17, 2019

Where: Mexico City, Mexico


The Scene: It's one of the most important Spanish rock festivals in the world, highlighting acts from all over Ibero-America for nearly twenty years. The festival also dips into ska, reggae, and international artists.



More Info: Vive Latino 2019 Website



BUKU Music + Art Project 2019

When: March 22-23, 2019

Where: New Orleans, LA


The Scene: From the venue to the art to the music, BUKU is one of the most unique festivals of the spring. With a post-industrial setting as a backdrop and featuring music from electronic, indie, and hip hop, BUKU strives and succeeds as a true festival experience. Catch up on your sleep -- with the all night shows in the city of New Orleans, you're going to need your rest.



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More Info: BUKU Music + Art Project 2019 Website



Beyond Wonderland 2019

When: March 22-23, 2019

Where: San Bernardino, CA


The Scene: It's time to journey back down the rabbit hole for this Alice in Wonderland themed fest. Insomniac's springtime EDM festival in southern California, the sister festival of Nocturnal Wonderland, features everything from house to trance to dubstep to drum and bass. We'll see you at the Mad Hatter's Castle.



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More Info: Beyond Wonderland 2019 Website



Pa’l Norte 2019

When: March 22-23, 2019

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 2019 Website



Snowboxx 2019

When: March 23-30, 2019

Where: Avoriaz, France


The Scene: The ultimate mountain party takes you from the peaks of the French Alps into the heart of charming Avoriaz and the Snowboxx Village. Two huge main stage events anchor a week of apres-ski, on-mountain concerts, igloo raves, and tropical waterpark parties. This is one wild week in France.


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More Info: Snowboxx 2019 Website



Ultra Miami 2019

When: March 29-31, 2019

Where: Miami, FL


The Scene: For EDM fans around the world, Ultra in Miami is a must-stop on the international circuit. While most of the United States is shivering in parkas waiting for the summer festival season, Ultra fans are dancing their asses off in sunny Miami. The show always delivers surprises – both in the musical acts and the fans that attend.



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More Info: Ultra Miami 2019 Website



Lollapalooza Argentina 2019

When: March 29-31, 2019

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina


The Scene: Lollapalooza has become one of the premier music events in Argentina thanks to its staggering lineup of artists. The Hipodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires hosts this gigantic three-day event.



More Info: Lollapalooza Argentina 2019 Website



Lollapalooza Chile 2019

When: March 29-30, 2019

Where: Santiago, Chile


The Scene: If August is too long to wait for the flagship Lollapalooza (and you’re dying to take a trip to Chile) head to this South American edition. Started in 2011, the Santiago ‘palooza features two days of international headliners mixed with influential Chilean acts. For true Lolla fans, stick around the continent and check out the other editions in Brazil and Argentina.



More Info: Lollapalooza Chile 2019 Website



Hibernation Festival 2019

When: March 29-31, 2019

Where: Pas de la Casa, Andorra


The Scene: Five friends and lovers of electronic music meet for the first time in Andorra, and years later they return to create their dream festival. That's the story of the Hibernation Festival, a crazy adventure that takes place at 2000 meters above sea level at the largest ski area in the Pyrenees.



More Info: Hibernation Festival 2019 Website