As 2022 winds down and Spotify Wrapped reveals just how many times you listened to the same song on repeat (is it too basic to reveal our top two were Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny?), it’s time to think about what you want to listen to (and what events you want to travel to) in 2023. With so many great festivals happening up and down the Golden State, there’s something for every playlist out there. Here’s our top picks for California Festivals next year:
Rolling Loud LA – Inglewood – March 3-5
Rolling Loud is the world’s largest hip hop festival and its lineup for LA this year is stacked: headliners include Travis Scott, Future, and Playboi Carti and there are ton of well known acts as well as up-and-coming artists making appearances. Hip Hop is such a vital part of LA’s culture so being able to enjoy it with fellow fans in LA makes it that much better. If you thinking of heading out for the festival, don’t forget to check out Crewfare’s travel hub, which will get you the best rates on hotel reservations for Rolling Loud LA.
Coachella – Palm Springs – April 14-16 and 21-23
The classic–two weekends in the desert with some of music’s biggest acts. We couldn’t pick the most incredible of Coachella’s past performances so we picked some starting with the letter B: Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Black Pink, the Black Keys. The lineup for 2023 hasn’t been announced yet (though Frank Ocean, who had to cancel last year, will be there), but no matter who’s performing it promises to be an amazing weekend of listening, partying, and making memories with your friends in the sun.
Bottle Rock – Napa Valley – May 26-28
Bottle Rock is Napa Valley’s big music, food, and wine festival. Their lineups skew towards rock and pop, with enough variety to find something for even the most discerning musical palette. Plus you’ll be in one of the most beautiful parts of California enjoying wines from all the different vineyards and food from some of their award winning restaurants. Sounds like a perfect Cali Weekend to us.
I Love RNB – Long Beach – May 27
This music festival makes it easy to remember why you love R&B, with Ashanti and Ja Rule at top billing and tons of other amazing R&B artists performing as well. The venue for RNB is the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, which is a super cool spot right on the water. California vibes and good times. Check out the Crewfare travel hub to get the best rates at a nearby hotel.
Outside Lands – San Francisco – August 11-13
Outside Lands provides three days of amazing musical acts, cool art, great food, wine, beer, and cannabis–pretty much everything you think of when you think of San Francisco. It’s also got the perfect San Francisco venue, Golden Gate Park, right in the heart of SF. Outside Lands has a reputation as the festival all the locals go to, which makes its hometown vibe even more appealing. Don’t be surprised by the cold nights, even in August!