Awesome festivals aren't exclusive to the California dessert in the middle of April or a flower studded field during spring break. Everyone should be able to enjoy the excitement of being in a crowd while witnessing amazing musicians put on a great show during any time of the year, including right in the midst of fall or in the dead of winter. Luckily, thanks to these super rad winter time music festivals, they can!
Day for Night Fest (Houston, TX December 19th - 20th)
Day for Night festival may only be in its first year but it boasts one heck of a show. The festival will combine live musical acts with digital art in an exhibit of experimental weirdness. This two-day event will feature world class acts like Kendrick Lamar and New Order in its first year, setting the bar high for itself and other first-time festivals. Check out their website for more info.
Solaris Winter Music Festival (Toronto, ON December 26th - 27th)
Experience one of Toronto's most exciting dance music festivals under the glow of an unbelievable light show to the soundtrack of some of the world's best EDM music. The Solaris Winter Music Festival takes place in Toronto, Ontario over the course of two glorious days and has a lineup that includes artists like Steve Angello and Hardwell. Find out more on their official website.
Rhythm & Vines Festival (Gisborne, NZ December 29th - 31st)
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Rhythm & Vines, which takes place on an estate vineyard in Gisborne, New Zealand, is known for bringing in the New Year in style. Three days of music, yoga workshops, parties, and weddings await excited festival goers. The festival also offers its own accommodations which include glamping and an entire teepee village. Rhythm & Vines runs through December 29th through the 31st and will feature performances by artists like Angus & Julia Stone and Mac Miller. Find more information here.
SnowGlobe Music Festival (South Lake Tahoe, CA December 29th - 31st)
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This insane weekend-long festival takes place with a beautiful backdrop of snowy South Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by mountains, festival goers take to the slopes by day and rock out to amazing EDM artists at night. Complete with a few live art exhibitions, fire shows, and some amazing fireworks, SnowGlobe doesn't disappoint when it comes to fun. Check out their website for more info.
Lights All Night Festival (Dallas, TX December 31st - January 1st)
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Bring in the New Year attending this epic two-day indoor EDM fest. Located in Dallas, Texas, Lights All night offers an exhibit of lights, art, special performances, and live music. The party never stops at Lights All Night, and neither will you. Get more information on their official website.
Tomorrow Never Knows Festival (Chicago, IL January 13th - 17th)
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Awesome indie rock artists and hilarious comedians come together for this super chill five-day Chicago music festival. Smack dab in the middle of January, Tomorrow Never Knows has an awesome selection of well-known and up-and-coming artists for a diverse, well-rounded show. This year's festival features artists like Wild Belle and Hari Kondabolu. Find more info on their website.This post was originally published on ASTRAL & OPAL