But for those of you looking to jumpstart your calendar for 2017, dont sleep on the February festival scene. From the deserts of Arizona to the jungles of Costa Rica, our team at XLIVE has researched the worlds music markets to bring you our Most Intriguing Festivals of February 2017.
Gem Jam Festival - February 3-5 - Tucson, AZ
Now in its 11th season, Gem Jam moves into its new venue at the Pima County Fairgrounds against the scenic backdrop of Saguaro National Park with a lineup that mixes electronic studs including Gramatik, Com Truise and Poolside with jam band veterans like Mike Gordon, Trancident and the Infamous Stringdusters.
Wonderfruit - February 16-29 - Pattaya, Thailand
One of the most well regarded festivals in Southeast Asia, Wonderfruit takes place in the beach city of Pattaya that often draws comparisons to Miami for its resorts and nightlife culture. The lineup is as eclectic as any youll see this month with drum and bass legends Rudimental, buzzy RB singer Lianne La Havas and world music all-stars Junun featuring Radioheads Jonny Greenwood among the performances not to be missed.
Noise Pop Festival - February 17-26 - San Francisco
Established in 1993, Noise Pop Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of the premiere independent music festivals in America taking place in venues across San Francisco. Artists to watch include Vince Staples (on the verge of rap stardom), indie darlings Cloud Nothings (playing songs off their new album Life Without Sound) and punk duo PWR BTTM.
EDC Mexico - February 25-26 - Mexico City
Youd be hard pressed to find anyone in music that a better 2016 than the Chainsmokers and they are signed on to headline the Mexico outpost of EDC with sets from EDM heroes including Major Lazer, Marshmello and Don Diablo in the heart of North Americas largest city.
Envision Festival - February 23-26 - Utiva, Costa Rica
If being on a beautiful beach next to one of the most famed national parks in Costa Rica with access to world class yoga instructors and performance artists doesnt sound like a fantastic weekend, we dont know what does.