Summer might be over but there are still plenty of amazing festivals to explore over winter.
Here we look at 7 of the best of them in all sorts of amazing locations.
Dec 1st – 3rd
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The MDL Beasts team has been transforming the musical landscape in the Middle East. They have their own label and a monstrous festival with no expense spared, hundreds of super sized names and stages designed to blow the mind. Keep your eyes peeled for line-ups.
March 8 – 12 2023
Happy Bay, St Martin
With the whole island’s infrastructure having been rebuilt after a devastating hurricane, SXM hosts stages on beaches and jungle clearings, and they are truly breathtaking. Draped in magical fauna, you can swim in nearby jungle clearings and partake in sunset parties, villa parties, and more. All are stunning ways to have fun in this bit of Caribbean paradise with music from house and techno greats like Marco Carola, Raresh, Danny Tenaglia, DJ Tennis, Dubfire and more in the past.
Art With Me Miami
Nov 26th – 27th
This is a mix of wellness, art, music and more, It boasts Local and International Gastronomic Gatherings, Visual Art Installations, Large-scale Art Pieces, Renowned Photographers and Interactive Exhibitions, Children’s Programs and Ecological Awareness Practices, Thought-Provoking Panels and Discussions, and much more with names like Birds of Mind, Maga, Isiah Martin, Ameme and more last year.
Jan 19th – 23rd
This floating rave at sea is unreal. The cruise liner it happens on is mind bogglingly big with all manner of water sports, cinemas screens, casinos, restaurants, bars and clubs as well as pools on the deck. Tens of amazing acts all soundtrack it from across the worlds of bass, house and techno so do not miss this once in a lifetime trip.
Jan 5th – 9th 2023
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The location for this one is breathtaking in the beautiful Costa Rica so that alone is reason enough to go. But so too the fact it has one stage and offers one artists at a time to really allow them to shine in fort of a devoted audience. Look out for this year’s headliners soon.
Last year’s line up featured Ben UFO, Jayda G, Eris Drew, Octo Octa, DJ Harvey who all played multiple stages that all had their own unique visual identity. The oceanside event comes from Life and Death and Innervisions and is about love for music, love for one another, love for exotic locations.
Dec 28th – Jan 4th
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
After a much talked about debut, Labryinto Festival is back on the stunning Coast of Guanacaste in Costa Rica this New Year. From December 28th to January 3rd it offers a unique and escapist mix of world class music music, art, gastronomy, wellness and plenty of strong sustainability initiatives with headlines such as Tale of Us, Keinemusik, Lee Burridge, Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, Carlita, Trikk and many more.
December 1-2nd, 2022
Il Monte Galala, Egypt
Saraab is a one of a kind 2-day electronic festival held by the majestic Red Sea Mountains in Il Monte Galala in Egypt, taking place across two stages and a marketplace.
Artists include Polo & Pan (DJ set), Maceo Plex, Âme (live), Éclair Fifi, Mano Le Tough, Bas Ibellini, Terr, Lamache, Maher Daniel, Gerd Janson, D’Julz, Salomé Le Chat, William Djoko as well as local heroes, Misty, Chiati (live), Aroussi, DNGR GNGR and Maie.
Saraab is bringing together DJs and visual artists, and also establishing a market where people can share their interests and products, from vintage pieces to art pieces and fashion alongside mouthwatering food pop-ups.
Dec 1st – Dec 3rd, 2022
The spirit of Tulum lands in Miami on December 1, 2 and 3, coinciding with Art Basel, an essential event of music, art and fashion around the world. The Mexican festival announced that Island Gardens, the spectacular venue located on the MacArthur Causeway, will be its new home for this edition of Zamna Miami.
Zamna presents incredible lineups, including The Chemical Brothers (DJ SET), Diplo, Artbat, Camelphat, Mathame, Brina Knauss and Øostil across the 3 days.
Dec 1st – The Chemical Brothers (DJ SET)
Dec 2nd – Diplo and more
Dec 3rd – Artbat, Camelphat & Mathame