Music Festival Guide 2019

Festival Guide 2019

Music Festival Guide 2019

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It’s that time of year again — when we map out our music festival plans for the Spring and Summer, even through the Fall and Winter months. Festival season is so close we can almost hear the hit of the bass, see the lights from a distance, feel the energy of the crowd, and we can almost taste the Spicy Pie now. So what are you waiting for? Allow us to be your festival guide…

Woodstock was the catalyst for many established music festivals today, and for that reason the 50th Anniversary event is sure to be an unmissable one. But if you’re looking to start smaller, go for Buku in New Orleans — a fest with just as much variety on the lineup (if not more) and plenty of art to be seen.

Miami Music Week, Ultra aside, is a music festival in itself. It’s all about the afterparties. And the after-afterparties. Thrive within Miami’s bustling nightlife scene as some of the best DJs in the world throw down into the early hours. No matter which party you choose, you’ll feel like a VIP.

If you’re looking for a mainly electronic lineup without the boujee, try out HARD Summer or HARD: Day of the Dead in the city of LA. Don’t forget about Destructo’s newly formed response — All My Friends Festival, which had one of the most impressive lineups last year. Or, Shaky Beats, an all-EDM city fest based in the center of Atlanta. It’s always stacked.

If you techno, which we know you do — Movement Music Festival is a must, which takes place in the heart of the city that made it. Detroit, of course. Adventure awaits overseas, as Awakenings Festival prides itself as THE techno festival of the Netherlands. Get your passport ready.

If you live life in the fast lane, The Indy 500 Snake Pit might be up your alley. The event always hosts top tier talent and boasts a rowdy crowd. Or, on a smaller scale, Gridlife in South Haven and Atlanta will feed your need for speed, with a motorsports-meets-music festival hybrid.

Bass heads, we didn’t forget about you. This year, it’s all about Ever After in Kitchener. The roster is so bass heavy it gives Excision’s Lost Lands a run for its money. Oh yeah, he’s on the lineup, too. Go crazy.

From Hideout in Croatia to EXIT Festival in Serbia, to Sónar Festival in Barcelona and beyond, a trip outside the country and out of your comfort zone might be the ticket. Remember: whether its Fuji Rock Festival in Japan calling your name or îleSoniq in Montreal at the top of your list, a music festival is what you make of it — no matter where you are.


1) Do your research. Find the music festival — or better yet, music festivals – that seem right for you in terms of musical tastes and overall experience.

2) Avoid making a schedule. Sure, you don’t want to miss your favorite DJ at Main Stage, but be open to new acts and explore everything around you.

3) Savor the moment. Take it in just one weekend at a time. These festivals will come and go in a flash, but it’s the memories that will last a lifetime.

With these music festivals on our radar, 2019 is heating up to the extreme! And we’ve just scratched the surface on all the incredible and eclectic music festivals out there. Explore the destinations below and have an absolute blast!

Monthly Festival Guide


Bamboo Bass Festival 2019

Bamboo Bass Festival
Where: Jacó, Costa Rica
When: Feb 22 – Feb 25
Who: Mr. Carmak, AC Slater, Craze, Truth, Bijou and more.
Tickets: Bamboo Bass Festival Tickets


BUKU Music + Art Project 2019

CRSSD Festival Spring
Where: San Diego, California
When: Mar 2 – Mar 3
Who: Booka Shade, CLASSIXX, Justin Martin, Whethan and more.
Tickets: CRSSD Festival Spring Tickets

BUKU Music + Art Project
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: Mar 22 – Mar 23
Who: Lena Del Ray, Dog Blood, RL Grime, Fisher and more.
Tickets: BUKU Tickets

Miami Music Week
Where: Miami, Florida
When: March 25 – March 31
Who: Stayed tuned for our Miami Music Week Guide!
Tickets: MMW Tickets


Vujaday Music Festival 2019

Vujaday Music Festival
Where: Barbados
When: Apr 3 – Apr 7
Who: Bob Moses, Jade, Lee Burridge and more.
Tickets: Vujaday Tickets

Snowbombing Canada
Where: Kamloops, British Columbia
When: Apr 5 – Apr 8
Who: Adventure Club, Slander, Yotto, Claptone and more.
Tickets: Snowbombing Tickets


Gridlife Midwest 2019

Shaky Beats Festival
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
When: May 10 – May 11
Who: San Holo, Boogie T, Lane 8, Ekali and more.
Tickets: Shaky Beats Tickets

Movement Detroit
Where: Detroit, Michigan
When: May 25 – May 28
Who: Griz, Golf Clap, Get Real, Chris Lake, Charlotte De Witte and more.
Tickets: Movement Tickets

Elements Music & Arts Festival
Where: Lakewood, Pennsylvania
When: May 24 – May 27
Who: Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Sofi Tukker, Steve Darko and more.
Tickets: Elements Tickets

Indy 500 Snake Pit
Where: Speedway, Indian
When: Sunday, May 26
Who: Skrillex, Alesso, Chris Lake and Illenium.
Tickets: Indy 500 Snake Pit Tickets

Gridlife Midwest
Where: South Haven, Michigan
When: May 30 – June 2
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Gridlife Tickets


Ever After Music Festival 

Ever After Music Festival
Where: Kitchener, Ontario
When: Jun 7 – Jun 9
Who: Excision, Illenium, Kill The Snails, Rusko and many more.
Tickets: Ever After Music Festival Tickets

Awakenings Festival
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: Jun 29 – Jun 30
Who: To be announced.
Tickets: Awakenings Festival  Tickets


Fuji Rock Festival 2019

Hideout Festival Croatia
Where: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Croatia
When: Jul 1 – Jul 5
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Hideout Tickets

EXIT Festival
Where: Novi Sad, Serbia
When: Jul 4 – Jul 8
Who: Carl Cox, Greta Van Fleet, Maceo Plex, Peggy Gou and more.
Tickets: Exit Festival Tickets

Sónar Barcelona
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: Jul 18 – Jul 20
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Sónar Tickets

Fuji Rock Festival
Where: Niigata, Japan
When: Jul 26 – Jul 28
Who: The Chemical Brothers, Martin Garix, Sia and more.
Tickets: Fuji RockTickets


Woodstock 50

HARD Summer Music Festival
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: Aug 3 – Aug 4
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Hard Summer Tickets

Boomtown CH11: A Radical City
Where: Winchester, Hampshire, UK
When: Aug 7 – Aug 12
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Hard Summer Tickets

Where: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
When: Aug 9 – Aug 10
Who: To be announced
Tickets: îleSoniq Tickets

Woodstock 50
Where: Watkins Glen, New York
When: Aug 16 – Aug 18
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Woodstock 50 Tickets

Summer Sonic
Where: Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
When: Aug 16 – Aug 18
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Summer Sonic Tickets

All My Friends Music Festival
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: August 2019
Who: To be announced
Tickets: AMF Tickets

Gridlife Atlanta
Where: Braselton, Georgia
When: Aug 23 – Aug 25
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Gridlife Atlanta Tickets


Lost Lands Music Festival

Electric Zoo: Evolved
Where: New York, New York
When: Aug 30 – Sep 1
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Electric Zoo Tickets

Outlook Festival
Where: Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia
When: Sep 4 – Sep 9
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Outlook Festival Tickets

Lost Lands Music Festival
Where: Thornville, Ohio
When: Sep 14 – Sep 16
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Lost Lands Tickets


Gridlife Midwest 2018

Dirtybird Campout
Where: Waterford, California
When: Oct 4 – Oct 6
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Dirtybird Campout Tickets

Austin City Limits Festival
Where: Austin, Texas
When: October 2019
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

Amsterdam Dance Event
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: Oct 16 – Oct 20
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info


Corona Capital 2019

Day of The Dead
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: November 2019
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: November 2019
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More info

Corona Capital
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
When: November 2019
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More info


Subsonic Music Festival 2019

Subsonic Music Festival
Where: New South Wales, Australia
When: Dec 6 – Dec 8
Who: To be announced
Tickets: Subsonic Tickets

Rave on Snow
Where: Saalbach, Austria
When: Dec 12 – Dec 15
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

Rise Festival
Where: Rhone-Alpes, France
When: Dec 14 – Dec 21
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

Lights All Night
Where: Dallas, Texas
When: Dec 28 – Dec 30
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

Snowta NYE Festival
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
When: Dec 30 – Jan 1
Who: To be announced
Tickets: More Info

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