Now Winter has well and truly passed, it’s time to look forward to the most anticipated season of all as the months of festivals begin. Whether you’re in search of sun, sea and chilled out vibes, or looking to party all night in a giant Igloo, there’s a festival for just about every music taste out there. We take a look at some of the best festivals coming in Spring 2019.
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia
Best described as four days of music covering every genre (think jazz, Celtic folk, bluegrass; the list goes on), the Port Fairy Folk festival began in 1977. Now an award-winning international festival, this not-for-profit association is run by volunteers, whose sole aim is to showcase a truly varied programme of entertainment. This is the perfect festival for families, with plenty to explore, including theatre, children’s workshops and visual arts.
8-11 March 2019
SXSW, Austin, Texas
First founded in 1987, SXSW has become an international storm of film, music and media that pretty much takes over the city of Austin for the entirety of March. With every year that passes, SXSW becomes bigger and better, attracting media moguls from across the globe for 10 days. Comprised of ‘festivals’ dedicated to music, film, comedy and gaming, ’SXSW Interactive’ is a highly sought-after programme of evening networking events. The famous SXSW Music Festival showcases emerging artists from over 60 countries, with over 2000 performers looking to reach new, hungry audiences.
8-17 March 2019
Snowbombing has rightly earned the title of world’s biggest festival in the snow. Taking place in Mayrhofen, Austria, the line up for 2019 includes The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and Stormzy. Think of this as the greatest après-ski you’ll ever experience, with paragliding, giant Igloo raves and enchanted forest parties. Wallflowers might want to give this one a miss.
8-13 April 2019
It’s regarded by many as the official start of festival season, thank’s to it’s ever-impressive musical line-up, palm-trees and sunshine soaked panorama, not to mention the obligatory role call of A-list attendees. Headliners are as big as ever for 2019; Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande are all confirmed. Expect glamour, boho-glitz and plenty of faux-hippy headbands.
12-14 and 19-21 April 2019