What’s Happening This Weekend: Music Festivals for March 23-25, 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. 

Ultra Miami 2018

March 23-25, 2018

Miami, FL

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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Photo Credit: Kevin Verkruijssen


Treefort Music Festival 2018

March 21-25, 2018

Boise, ID

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.


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Photo Credit: Nick Peterson


Estereo Picnic 2018

March 23-25, 2018

Bogota, Colombia

Beginning as as a single day local festival, the Estéreo Picnic Festival has transformed into Colombia's modern-day mega-festival. With alumni like The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Jack White, Snoop Dogg, New Order, and Foals, Estéreo Picnic has made its mark as he biggest alternative festival in the country.


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Lollapalooza Brasil 2018

March 23-25, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil

Not content to spend the winter in Chicago, Lollapalooza travels to South America every spring for stops in Chile, Brasil, and Argentina. Huge international artists mix with local and national talent for a mega-festival experience that changes every stop.


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Photo Credit: Camilia Cara M Rossi


Big Ears 2018

March 22-25, 2018

Knoxville, TN

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.


Photo Credit David Simchock


Snowboxx 2018

March 17-24, 2018

Avoriaz, France

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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Innings Festival 2018

March 23-25, 2018

Tempe, Arizona

Much like (insert name of famous sportsball team), Arizona has been on a hot streak lately when it comes to picking up new festivals. This spring, Tempe will recruit the Innings Festival to their lineup. Produced by the folks behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, the three-day fest takes place during Spring Training in Arizona, so expect plenty of overlap between the two events.


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In Bloom Festival 2018

March 24-25, 2018

Houston, TX

Formally the Free Press Summer Fest, In Bloom Festival rebranded in 2018 along with a move to the much cooler season of March. The Houston festival now features one of the most stacked lineups of spring.


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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.