Dubbed as the Golden State, California is not just a tourist mecca and a melting pot of cultures, but also home to some of the best music festivals with star-studded line-ups. Being the musical capital coupled with year-round sunshine, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to raves and music festivals. From bass-heavy festivals that cater to hardcore headbangers to spiritually awakening hippie festivals on the desert, California offers an array of EDM music festivals spanning every genre. Here are the finest and most anticipated music festivals in California in 2022 that you and your festival squad don’t want to miss!
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Aug 5-6, 2023 | LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Anegeles, California
HARD Summer features a unique lineup fit for first-timers and festival veterans. A blend of hip hop and dance music will keep you stage hopping all night long. For the house cats head to the Pink Tent to check out back to back house sets all day long. Headbangers get ready to break your necks at the bass heavy Green Stage. Purple Stage feature hip hop and live acts. Hard and Harder stages will feature headlining sets from all genres. Make sure you drink plenty of water at HARD Summer as this festival is known to be a hot one! Lineup and tickets are available now!
Sept 16-17, 2023 | Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernadino, California
Known as the longest-running music festival of Insomniac, Nocturnal Wonderland is set to bring you a fantastical world with three-dimensional superstructures and a glow-in-the-dark environment. Attendees have the opportunity to camp and choose from RV or ten. Nocturnal Wonderland has revealed a stacked lineup of top-notch DJs, including Andy C, Dillon Francis, Matroda, Dr. Fresch, Trivecta, and more.
Desert Hearts Festival
May 5-8, 2023 | Lake Perris, California
If you’re looking to be more than just an attendee at a festival head to Desert Hearts and become part of a festival family. This boutique festival is intimate with a loyal fanbase with a passion for House, Techno, and love. Camping is highly encouraged for this lake side festival. Take a break from the main stage scene and explore something deeper. Tickets available now! Tickets
Aug 11- 13, 2023 | Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, California
The Outside Lands Music Festival is a beloved event that takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, scheduled from August 5th to 7th. The festival has become known for its eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging from rock and hip-hop to electronic and pop. The 2023 lineup is shaping up to be another impressive showcase of talent, with headliners such as Green Day, Post Malone, and SZA. Alongside the music, the festival also features a variety of culinary options, including food trucks and pop-up stands from some of the Bay Area’s most popular restaurants. Attendees can also enjoy a range of art installations, comedy shows, and other activities, making Outside Lands a truly immersive experience. With its stunning setting and unbeatable atmosphere, the festival is sure to be a highlight of the summer for music fans in 2023.
Sept ??-??, 2022 | Waterfront Park, San Diego, California
CRSSD Festical fall edition will mark one of the last festivals of the summer festival season. Don’t miss your chance to end the festival season with a bang and plenty of house music at Waterfront Park in San Diego. One of the most beautiful venues in Souther California you will not want to miss a trip to experience the amazing music and views this festival has to offer. With headliners such as Dom Dolla, Fred Again, Duck Sauce, Biscits, and MK this festival will feature house music and techno to keep you dancing all night long. Tickets and lineup are available here.