2023 EDM Festivals: The Ultimate Guide for Festival Season
2023 EDM Festivals to Keep On Your Radar
Last updated 1/4/2023
With 2022 festival season coming to a close, it’s time to start considering what 2023 EDM festivals you can attend. Many music festivals have already announced their dates, locations, and even their lineups, so it’s never too soon to start planning for next year.
Your 2023 music festival calendar is here! In this guide, we’ll cover:
- Upcoming North American festivals to keep on your radar
- Where the festival is located
- How to get tickets to the festival
- Dates each festival is scheduled for
- Whether the festival offers on-site/camping accommodations
- Each festival’s lineup, if it’s been announced (if it’s not, we’ll tell you when to expect an announcement)
- What to expect from each festival so you can make the most informed decisions
Use our ultimate EDM music festival 2023 guide to plan your year in music, whether staying close or traveling far. We’ve compiled a list below, ordered by date so that you can lock in your vacations ASAP.
We will update this guide as the year progresses and more festivals are confirmed, so don’t forget to check back!
Groove Cruise Miami – January 19-23, 2022 – Miami, FL
This epic music festival on a cruise will make its voyage on January 19th, 2023. With headliners like Claptone, Jauz, Markus Shulz, and Nora en Pure, there’s plenty of party to go around. The ship will stop in Labadee, Haiti, for the perfect Caribbean getaway.
For cabins and additional info, check out Groove Cruise’s site.
Shipwrecked Music Festival – January 27-28, 2023 – Tampa, FL
Gasparilla has been a Tampa tradition for more than 100 years. As music and culture evolved, dance music has been introduced to this beloved pirate extravaganza. This year, Shipwrecked will participate in the festivities by bringing out Green Velvet, Manic Focus, EazyBaked, and others to celebrate.
For tickets to Shipwrecked, visit Eventbrite.
BPM Festival – January 25-29 – Tamarindo, Costa Rica
This 5-day house and techno festival brings the party to the magnificent jungles of Costa Rica. This year, performances are scheduled for Loce Dice, DJ Minx, Carl Craig, and many others. BMP provides several hotel packages for the ultimate island getaway experience.
For tickets and more details, visit BPM Festival’s site.
Gem & Jam Festival – February 3-5, 2023 – Tucson, AZ
With headliners like The String Cheese Incident, LSDREAM, and the Floozies, this chill festival combines jam and EDM in the beautiful city of Tucson. Gem & Jam is a camping festival, so attendees can sleep on-site or find accommodations elsewhere.
For tickets, camping passes, and additional info, visit Gem & Jam’s webpage.
Skyline – February 25-26, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA
Brought to EDM fans by Factory93 and Day Trip, Skyline is a house and techno lover’s dream. With artists like Charlotte de Witte, Diplo, Michael Bibi, and Dom Dolla–this weekend will be stacked. The event will be held at Exposition Park, delivering the best of what Downtown LA has to offer.
For more info and festival tickets, check out Skyline LA’s website.
Wasteland – February 24-25, 2023 – San Bernardino, CA
Basscon’s Wasteland is a rather niche music festival appealing to hardstyle fans across the US. The event will take place at NOS Event Center and host some of the most sought-after names in hardstyle beats like Audiofreq, Ben Nicky, and Code Black.
For tickets, please visit Front Gate Tickets.
We Belong Here – February 25, 2023 – Miami, FL
Held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, We Belong Here is a single-day festival returning for the second year. This time, We Belong Here invites sensational headlines like Kaskade and Lane 8 to carry the vibes throughout the night.
To purchase admission or learn more about the event, visit We Belong Here’s site.
Friendship – February 22 – March 3, 2023 – Miami, FL
Gary Richards, aka took Friendship for its maiden voyage in 2018. Friendship is a cruise-style festival departing from the Port of Miami, and in 2023, it will make stops at Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. This year, the festival will take place on the Norwegian Pearl.
For cabins and additional details, visit Friendship’s site.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival – March 2-5, 2023 – Okeechobee, FL
Held at Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee Fest combines music, art, and community for a beautiful spring weekend under the sun. This year’s headliners include Excision, Odesza, GRiZ, and Baby Keem. Guests are encouraged to camp on-site, as hotel accommodations in the area are limited.
For camping, tickets, and additional information, check out Okeechobee Fest’s website.
CRSSD – March 4-5, 2023 – San Diego, CA
CRSSD Festival takes place yearly at San Diego’s stunning Waterfront Park. Surrounded by Palm Trees, sand, and the blue Pacific, CRSSD is the ultimate spring break destination. This year, the festival will invite DJs like Odesza, Seth Troxler, and Amémé. There will be some live performances sprinkled in over the weekend as well.
To secure tickets and learn more, visit CRSSD’s website.
Ultra Music Festival – March 24-26, 2023 – Miami, FL
For more than two decades, Ultra Music Festival has made its home in Downtown Miami. Inviting world-class acts like Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, and Eric Prydz, this is one festival lineup that will be hard to top in 2023. ‘
For all things Ultra, visit the festival’s webpage.
Beyond Wonderland SoCal – March 24-25, 2023, – San Bernardino, CA
This Insomniac festival has a full roster of DJs spanning all genres of electronic music. This year, attendees can get excited to see DJ Diesel, aka Shaq, Zedd, Vintage Culture, plus many, many more! Artwork and rides are set up to mimic a trippy Alison Wonderland-style dream land.
For lineup, tickets, and more, visit Beyond Wonderland SoCal’s site.
Coachella – April 14-16 & 21-23 – Indio, CA
Coachella has evolved into a two-weekend festival to accommodate the massive crowds it draws each year. Although not exclusive to EDM, the festival historically invites some of the most highly-anticipated dance music acts to grace their stages (typically the DoLab stage installment hosts EDM acts). This year, fans can get excited for Swedish House Mafia, Flume, Disclosure, and many other class acts in dance music.
For everything Coachella 2023, visit the festival’s website.
Backwoods – April 20-23, 2023 – Ozark, AR
Backwoods Festival returns to the beautiful Ozarks with a stacked jam and EDM-infused lineup. Headliners include Big Gigantic, The String Cheese Incident, The Floozies, and Lettuce. Held at Mulberry Mountain, this is surely one of the biggest hidden gems of all 2023 EDM festivals. Attendees are encouraged to camp among the lovely trees on-site.
For more details and to grab your tickets and camping passes, visit Backwoods’ site.
Ubbi Dubbi – April 22-23, 2023 – Forth Worth, TX
Texas’ premier springtime EDM music festival, Ubbi Dubbi has revealed a stacked 2023 lineup including artists like Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, Dombresky, and Adventure Club. The festival appeals to electronic music fans across all genres–dubstep, house, trance, bass, and beyond.
To purchase tickets and learn more, visit Ubbi Dubbi’s website.
Sundream Baja – May 4-7, 2023 – San José del Cabo, Mexico
Sundream is Rüfüs Du Sol’s relatively new destination festival. Last year, the trio chose Tulum to host the whimsical beachside production. This year, the group has chosen another beautiful Mexican city, San José del Cabo, to host “a weekend of music and art in hidden gardens by the sea.” In addition to performances by the hosts themselves, Michael Bibi, Tale of Us, and Monolink are just a few other DJs on the lineup. There are resorts on-site that guests can stay at for the most convenient vacation experience.
To learn more about the fest or grab tickets, check out Sundream’s website.
Breakaway Music Festival – May 5-6, 2023 – Charlotte, NC
Breakaway Fest will host major names like Illenium, Tiësto, deadmau5, and more for it’s 2023 Carolina edition. The two-day event will take place at zMax Dragway and welcome fans of all ages.
To stay in the latest and buy tickets, visit Breakaway’s Carolina event page.
Hangout Music Fest – May 19-21, 2023 – Gulf Shores, AL
This beachside EDM music festival historically invites artists across various genres to perform. This year, Hangout will have Calvin Harris, Flume, Skrillex, and many others out. Rappers, singers, and bands will perform as well to keep the music and experience as diverse as possible. At Hangout, attendees can expect lots of sun, sand, and good vibes to kick off the summer.
For the full lineup, tickets, and more, check out Hangout Music Fest’s site.
Sunset Music Festival – May 27-28 – Tampa, FL
Sunset Music Festival just announced their 2023 dates. The festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, as it historically has. Last year saw headliners like LP Giobbi, Dillon Francis, Duke Dumont, so fans have much to look forward to come this spring.
For the latest Sunset Music Festival news, visit the event’s site.
Lightning in a Bottle – TBA – Buena Vista Lake, CA
Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle has yet to release specific dates but has confirmed it will take place across Memorial Day Weekend. This magical event typically brings out world-class headliners, offers an intimate camping experience, and leaves lots of room for beach time.
Learn more, grab tickets, and stay tuned in at Lightning in a Bottle’s website.
EDC Las Vegas – May 19-21, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
Drawing in a crowd of over half a million fans each year, EDC Las Vegas is one of North America’s biggest EDM music festivals. The massive event takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and attendees are encouraged to camp on-site or stay on the Las Vegas Strip and take the festival-provided shuttles over.
Buy tickets and stay in the know on EDC Vegas’ site.
Movement – May 28-30, 2023 – Detriot, MI
Movement Detroit takes place in the city that birthed techno. In 2022, they had John Summit, Nina Kraviz, and Gorgon City out to perform. They also go beyond dance music genres, having 2 Chainz out last year. 2023 is expected to be another big year as Movement returns to Detroit for a Memorial Day Weekend celebration.
For more details, check out Movement’s website.
Forbidden Kingdom – June 9-10, 2023 – Orlando, FL
Recently acquired by Insomniac, Forbidden Kingdom is Florida’s premier dubstep festival. Artists like Excision and Subtronics typically get booked, so fans can always expect a stacked roster.
Get tickets and more info on Forbidden Kingdom’s website.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – June 15-28, 2023 – Manchester, TN
This multi-genre camping festival typically draws a myriad of music fans. Festival-goers young and old return to Bonnaroo each year for its unique traditions and impressive lineup. This year shouldn’t be any different!
Buy tickets and stay tuned on Bonnaroo’s website.
Electric Forest – June 22-25, 2023 – Rothbury, MI
Electric Forest is a top-tier US music festival run by Insomniac. The yearly event draws fans from across the globe as their favorite DJs and bands perform among the woodsy festival grounds. Electric Forest 2023 has already released the first phase of its lineup, including names like Odesza, Jamie xx, Chris Lake, and Above & Beyond. More names are still to come. The best way to visit Electric Forest is by camping on-site.
For tickets, camping passes, and more details, visit Electric Forest’s website.
Shambhala – July 21-24, 2023 – Salmo, BC
Tucked away in the woods, this elusive Canadian festival has an intimate vibe and creates an immersive festival experience. Last year saw names like Slander, CloZee, Justin Martin, and more. This year’s lineup is expected to be even better. To get the full Shambhala experience, you’ll want to camp on-site.
Buy tickets and learn more on Shambhala’s site.
Lollapalooza – August 3-6, 2023 – Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza features many mainstream artists but also showcases some of the top names in EDM. The annual celebration takes place at the famous Grant Park and features a whopping nine stages.
For tickets and the latest news, visit Lollapalooza’s site.
Elements Music & Arts Festival – August 11-14, 2023 – Long Pond, PA
Elements is a small festival in Western Pennsylvania that combines the sacred beauty of the Poconos with music, art, and adventure. Although small in size, it’s mighty in offerings. Last year, the festival enlisted headliners like Claude Von Stroke, Nicole Moudaber, and Sofi Tukker. The festival grounds are tucked away, so camping on-site is recommended.
Keep up with Elements Fest on their website.
Electric Zoo – September 1-3, 2023 – New York, NY
Electric Zoo is New York’s premiere electronic music festival. Taking place on Randall’s Island, the music festival offers stunning cityscape views combined with top notch talent. Last year, fans saw DJs like Chris Lake, John Summit, and Svdden Death. Electric Zoo always offers a mix of electronic sounds to appeal to all kinds of festival-goers.
Purchase tickets and stay in the loop on Electric Zoo’s website.
ARC Music Festival – September 1-3, 2023 – Chicago, IL
ARC takes place in the city where house music was born–Chicago–making it that much more special. In 2022, this house/techno learning event notably hosted Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Honey Dijon, and Chris Lake. Every year, ARC invites some of the most iconic, world-renowned talent, so you can be sure 2023 will live up to any expectations.
For tickets and more info, visit ARC Music Festival’s website.
Dancefestopia – September 4-10, 2023 – Emerald City, KS
Dancefestopia is a dubstep-leaning festival that takes place yearly in Kansas. This year, the festival will bring Zeds Dead, Excision, Subtronics, and other heavy hitters. The festival does offer camping, so be sure to plan accordingly.
For more details and to get tickets, check out Dancefestopia’s website.
Lost Lands – September 22-24 – Thornville, OH
Each year, dubstep aficionado Excision throws the “dubstep superbowl” at Legend Valley. The prehistoric-themed festival features lifesize dinosaurs, the top names in bass music, and convenient camping options.
Stay tuned for tickets, lineup, and more on Lost Lands’ website.
Life is Beautiful – September 22-24, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
For nearly 10 years, Life is Beautiful has fused dance music with singers, bands, and more, creating a holistic music-lover’s paradise. Although the 2023 lineup is still pending, fans can expect something big this year.
For more details, visit Life is Beautiful’s website.
III Points – TBA – Miami, FL
This young festival has made big waves in the Florida music scene. Although it’s too early to assume dates and lineups, III Points has consistently exceeded expectations with each year of growth. House and techno lovers stay tuned, more details to come.
Buy tickets and read the latest on III Point’s site.
Suwannee Hulaween – October 26-29, 2023 – Live Oak, FL
Suwannee Hulaween is a Halloween-themed event that fuses all genres of music to cultivate a weekend of scaries, celebration, and community. Although the 2023 festival lineup has yet to be revealed, rest assured the talent is never lacking.
For tickets and more info, visit Hulaween’s website.
EDC Orlando – November 10-12, 2023 – Orlando, FL
Insomniac’s East Coast celebration, EDC Orlando, typically hosts acts across all genres of EDM. The event will take place on Veteran’s Day weekend and is expected to continue the tradition with a competitive lineup.
Check out EDC Orlando’s website for tickets and the latest info.
December is usually a slow month for festivals due to the holidays, but we’ll keep you updated once more events are confirmed.
- Published: December 22, 2022
- Author: Ashley
- Located In: EDM Industry & Culture
- Read Time: 13.3 Min
- Topics: festivals