What’s Happening This Weekend: Music Festivals for April 6-8, 2018

The world is a big place and you need to get out there and festival it! Every Wednesday, Music Festival Wizard delivers the “What’s Happening” to let you know what’s coming up around the globe. 

Time Warp Germany 2018

April 7, 2018

Mannheim, Germany

This single-day electronic show in Germany is one of the highlights of spring which showcases international heavyweights which perfectly capture the underground spirit of the event. With mesmerizing lighting design, jaw-dropping production of the highest spec and crystal clear sound systems, Time Warp Mannheim is the ultimate festival experience for techno aficionados and needs to be seen.


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Photo Credit: Stefano Carmignani/Time Warp


Corona Capital Guadalajara 2018

April 7, 2018

Guadalajara, Mexico

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.


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Country Thunder Arizona 2018

April 5-8, 2018

Florence, AZ

30,000 fans a day ride into Florence for the largest country music festival in Arizona. Bring a tent or an RV -- this four day festival also has plenty of camping along with a world-class lineup of country stars.


Photo Credit: by Jenn Pierce


Rhythm N Blooms 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Knoxville, TN

The springtime Rhythm N’ Blooms prides itself on celebrating Tennessee’s rich musical heritage and discovering bands that are on the verge of mainstream success. The fest spreads a variety of alternative, roots, and blues acts across seven stages in downtown historic Knoxville. The weekend is also filled with secret shows, guitar design contests, and guided music history tours.


Photo Credit: Rhythm N' Blooms Festival


Mission Creek Festival 2018

April 3-8, 2018

Iowa City, IA

There's nothing quite like the Mission Creek Festival which combines literature and music with community events in a number of unique venues across downtown Iowa City. The nearly week long event has a focus on "quality, independent-minded sounds, words, and events" and strongly believes that intimacy is key to the experience.


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Photo Credit: Bill Adams


Vujaday 2018

April 4-8, 2018

Barbados, Caribbean


Photo Credit: Vujaday


Lucidity Festival 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Santa Barbara, CA

Lucidity brings fresh energy to this dance festival held at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barbara, California. Aiming to break barriers, set trends, and take a cutting edge approach to music bookings means that the lineup is always pushing the boundaries. There's even more at Lucidity including . Learning opportunities, yoga and movement, art and creative endeavors.


Photo Credit: Brieana Breeze


Minus Zero 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Mt Snow, VT

Winter is nearly over and Minus Zero celebrates the end of the season with an epic spring skiing party. The multi-day electronic and sports music festival takes place on the slopes of Mount Snow in the incredibly scenic Vermont.


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Photo Credit: James Coletta


Tallinn Music Week 2018

April 2-8, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia

Since 2009, Tallinn Music Week in Estonia has been a central meeting point for the European creative communities. Starting out as an industry conference and showcase festival, this weeklong celebration of talent and curiosity has expanded into arts, design, technology, city space, food culture and various societal issues. The amazing city of Tallinn provides an entertaining backdrop to the event.


Photo Credit: Tõnu Tunnel


Phoenix Lights 2018

April 7-8, 2018

Phoenix, AZ

The Phoenix Lights festival lands downtown for one of Arizona's top dance music festivals. Like the mass UFO sighting of the same name from 1997, this festival is out of this world with two days of music in April.


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Chamonix Unlimited Festival 2018

April 4-9, 2018

Chamonix, France

Every spring, Chamonix Unlimited puts on an electronic festival worth of its legendary surroundings. For five days the mountain and town is full of DJs, parties and events, including some absolutely jaw dropping venues.


Photo Credit: Gwendal Le Flem


Tortuga Music Festival 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, annually held on the white sands of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, raises awareness and support of marine conservation. This beachside music festival features everything from rap to country with a mix of Americana roots added to the mix.


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Photo Credit: Tortuga Facebook


Emerge Festival 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Las Vegas, NV



Snowbombing Canada 2018

April 5-9, 2018

Sun Peaks, BC

The epic Austrian ski and snowboard festival has exported their slopeside bash to North America. The majestic mountains of Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia host the event along with electronic acts from around the world. From the opening night street party, the infamous Forest Stage, and an underground parking garage turned club, there's plenty of venues to party at over this wild holiday.


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Photo Credit: Snowbombing Canada


Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.