12 Destination Music Festivals to Escape the Cold this Winter

Feeling sad that the summer festival season is already over? Beat the winter cold and jet off to warmer locations featuring some of the world’s best music festivals and artists. I’ve compiled a list of destination music festivals in jaw-dropping locations to help keep your festival season going all year long and get an awesome holiday out of it as well!

Love Machine

After a memorable Spring edition, Love Machine is returning this autumn with three more dream-like days of carefully balanced music, health and wellness tucked away in the sun-soaked Jacumba Hot Springs, near San Diego, California. Bask in sunshine and groove to the likes of Dixon, Pan-Pot, KiNK, Denis Sulta, Doc Martin, wAFF, DJ Heather, Innellea, Sébastien Léger and many more.

Location: San Diego, California
Dates: 11th – 14th November, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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Art With Me

The Art With Me Festival is returning to Miami and bringing jaw-dropping installation art pieces, top-tier international musicians and performers, and a comprehensive wellness program designed to feed your soul. Founded by David Graziano in 2018, the Art With Me Festival was Tulum’s first large-scale arts and culture festival. This year’s lineup features Jamie XX, Bedouin, Big Wild, Elderbrook, Parra for Cuva, Henry Green, Gone Gone Beyond, Magdalena Bay, Lee Burridge presents All Day I Dream, Audiofly and DJ Seinfeld.

Location: Miami, Florida
Dates: 26th & 27th November, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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Saraab Festival

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.
 
Location: Monte Galala, Egypt
Dates: 1st – 2nd December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

Zamna Festival, Miami

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.
 
Location: Miami, Florida
Dates: 1st – 3rd December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

MDLBEAST Presents Soundstorm

The MDL Beast team has been transforming the destination music festivals 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. This year’s lineup features industry heavyweights Bruno Mars, Post Malone and Michael Kiwanuka as headliners alongside Chet Faker, Tiësto and Steve Aoki  Eric Prydz, Hot Since 82 and Ricardo Villalobos.

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dates: 1st – 3rd December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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Rakastella

Life and Death and Innervisions’s collaborative party Rakastella is back with another diverse and eclectic Destination music festivals offering in the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. This passion-filled gathering features three tastefully eclectic stages covering a wide spectrum of international electronic sound headlined by AceMoMA, Dixon, TSHA, DJ Boring, DJ Tennis b2b Seth Troxler, Sofia Kourtesis, Moodymann and more.

Location: Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami
Dates: 3rd December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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808 Festival

Thailand’s dance music festival 808 Festival is making its grand return in December 2022, following a two-year hiatus, it will be the 9th edition of the festival. Returning with a star-studded lineup, dance with Armin Van Buuren, Zed, Hardwell, DJ Snake and more!

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 9th – 11th December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

808 Festival Bangkok

Wonderfruit Festival

Renowned for being one of the world’s biggest showcases of culture, art, music, food and sustainability, Wonderfruit is unlike any other festival out there. Wonderfruit is making a triumphant return to its beloved Fields with its specially curated programming, artistic wonderings and live performances. 

Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Dates: 11th – 15th December, 2022
Find more information & tickets HERE.

Wonderfruit

Labryinto Festival

After a much talked about debut, Labryinto Festival is back on the stunning Coast of Guanacaste in Costa Rica this New Year. It offers a unique and escapist mix of world-class 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.

Location: Happy Bay, St Martin
Dates: 28th December – 3rd January
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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Groove Cruise

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.

Location: Miami, Florida
Dates: January 19th – 23rd, 2023
Find more information & tickets HERE.

Groove Cruise Miami

EDC Mexico

Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with an expanded schedule. The EDC Mexico lineup for 2023 hasn’t been announced yet but judging from previous lineups, fans can expect a monster lineup featuring the world’s best electronic music artists.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Dates: February 24th – 26th, 2023
Find more information & tickets HERE.

EDC Mexico

SXM

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.

Location: Happy Bay, St Martin
Dates: March 8th – 12th, 2023
Find more information & tickets HERE.

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