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Through Hail, Sleet And Snow: 10 Music Festivals To Get You Through Winter

By Lauren Zupkus
November 16, 2012

  1. #11
    Get out of hibernation and bring your A game...
  2. #10
    Sunburn Festival at Goa: Dec 27-29
  3. #9
    Snow Globe Festival: Dec 29-31
  4. #8
    The Falls: Dec. 28- Jan 1
  5. #7
    Holy Ship: Jan 4-7
  6. #6
    Bugged Out Weekender: January 18-20
  7. #5
    Igloofest: January 17-19, 24-26, 31-Feb.2, Feb. 7-9
  8. #4
    Ultra Buenos Aires: Feb 13 & 29th
  9. #3
    Sauti za Busara: February 14-17
  10. #2
    Future Music Festival: March 9
  11. #1
    Hammerfest V: March 14-17
  • Get out of hibernation and bring your A game...
    Wintertime blues getting you down? Well leave your gloves and mittens at home, because these 10 international music festivals are bringin the heat. See your favorite artists hit the stage with their hottest beats and you’ll feel that seasonal depression just melt away… Let's start with #10 Sunburn Festival at Goa: Dec 27-29
  • #10 Sunburn Festival at Goa: Dec 27-29
    Goa, India

    The 6th edition of Asia's biggest dance music festival (with an emphasis on Goa psy-trance) kicks off on the beaches of Candolim, Goa. Though the official lineup is yet to be announced, the presale tickets broke the record for the fastest-selling ticket sale for any live event in India to date, so we’re thinking it’ll be an epic year.

    More information and tickets here. Next #9 Snow Globe Festival: Dec 29-31
  • #9 Snow Globe Festival: Dec 29-31
    South Lake Tahoe, California

    Skiers and snowboaders flock to the ultimate New Year’s Eve escape in Lake Tahoe for killer mountains and equally shreddable music. Whether you’re on the slopes or by the stage, Snow Globe Festival is a pretty dope place to be frosty.

    Headliners: Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Madeon, Laidback Luke

    Click here for more info. Next #8 The Falls: Dec. 28- Jan 1
  • #8 The Falls: Dec. 28- Jan 1
    Lorne, Victoria & Marion Bay, Tasmania (Australia)

    Whether you prefer ringing in the new year at the rainforest or the beach, The Falls Music and Arts Festival has you covered. In the heart of the Australian summer, The Falls is jam packed with fine tunes, warm weather and good vibes from Mother Nature.

    Headliners: The Flaming Lips, Bombay Bicycle Club, Beach House, Best Coast, Sbtrkt

    More information and tickets here. Next #7 Holy Ship: Jan 4-7
  • #7 Holy Ship: Jan 4-7
    Nassau, Bahamas

    A cruise to the Bahamas seems perfect enough on its own. But add a boatful of EDM fans and the world’s top electronic producers in every sub-genre you can think of, and you can’t help but think: Holy f***ing Ship.

    Headliners: Justice, Major Lazer, Diplo, Knife Party, Dillon Francis

    More information here. Next #6 Bugged Out Weekender: January 18-20
  • #6 Bugged Out Weekender: January 18-20
    Bognor Regis, England

    Last January 2,500 people for raged three nights of partying for the UK’s Bugged Out Weekender. In its second year, Bugged Out is prepping to churn out the best in techno, house, disco and bass.

    Headliners:The Chemical Brothers, Skream, Benga, Annie Mac

    More information and tickets here. Next #5 Igloofest: January 17-19, 24-26, 31-Feb.2, Feb. 7-9
  • #5 Igloofest: January 17-19, 24-26, 31-Feb.2, Feb. 7-9
    Montreal, Canada

    Igloofest attracts thousands of electronic music fans over the course of four weekends. These guys are down to dance for hours during the coldest nights of the year to mixes spun by the crème de la crème in DJ talent. The lineup will be announced Nov. 20, but with past headliners like Montreal native A-Trak, we doubt we’ll be disappointed.

    More information and tickets here. Next #4 Ultra Buenos Aires: Feb 13 & 29th
  • #4 Ultra Buenos Aires: Feb 13 & 29th
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Every winter, EDM fans from all over the world flock to Miami like migratory birds to see the biggest festival in electronic music history: Ultra. This year the guys at Ultra Records are making a stop even further south to share the love with Argentina’s capital city. So if you’re really trying to go hard, catch the EDM gods here first in February, and then hit Miami on March 15 for more.

    Headliners: Avicii, Armin Van Buren, Dash Berlin

    More information and tickets here. Next #3 Sauti za Busara: February 14-17
  • #3 Sauti za Busara: February 14-17
    Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Centered within the ancient walls of The Old Fort, 200 musicians from Africa and beyond will hit the stage at Sauti za Busara. East Africa’s number 1 music festival is in its 10th year of celebrating the rich and various world of African music.

    Headliners: Cheikh Lô, Mlimani Park Orchestra, Khaira Arby, Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka, Culture Musical Club

    More information here. Next #2 Future Music Festival: March 9
  • #2 Future Music Festival: March 9
    Sydney, Australia

    International heavyweights from electronic music to indie rock and anywhere in between flock down under for the Future Music Fest. The starstudded lineup is sure to please seasoned and rookie festival goers alike, and that Oceania sunset can make a grown man cry.

    Headliners:Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Azealia Banks, The Temper Trap, Psy, Fun

    More information and tickets here. Next #1 Hammerfest V: March 14-17
  • #1 Hammerfest V: March 14-17
    Pwllheili, North Wales

    Pwllheili, North Wales With a 12th century Japanese Samurai culture as the back drop, the fifth annual metal fest Hammerfest is moving its party to Pwllheli in North Wales. With three stages, over 50 bands, and more metalheads in the freezing cold than you can count, it doesn’t get more brutal than this.

    Headliners: Killing Joke, Hatebreed, Saint Vitus, Candlemass, Destruction

    More information and tickets here. More Lists