Los Angeles festivals are characterized by three things: glam, hippies, and warm temperatures all year round. From the culture-forward BeachLife Festival to the beat-fueled HARD Summer, these are the festivals you can’t miss.
Here’s your ultimate guide to the top festivals in Los Angeles in 2023.
Dreamy and vibrant, Head In The Clouds really lives up to its name. We’re not necessarily talking about the stage designs, which feature cloud-like balloons and anime-inspired symbols.
Instead of focusing on homegrown talent, the Los Angeles fest shifts the spotlight to Asian culture. In the past, it played host to K-pop artists, but also to Indonesian-born rappers such as Rich Brian and Japanese talent like Joji.
Although Primavera is mainly associated with the Spanish summer, the festival’s international appeal spread to other continents. However, its ethos remains the same, no matter the country.
From Barcelona to the world, the multi-genre event brings in roaring artist names like Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, Cigarettes After Sex, and Arctic Monkeys during its three-day run.
Electronic-focused and ready to bring the best beats in the country, HARD Summer has the power to convert anyone to the EDM cult.
Since its 2007 inception, the music festival has been a staple in California’s event industry – and for all of the good reasons. Every year, HARD Summer’s lineups give voice to the whole EDM hierarchy by hosting top-tier artists and emerging talents.
A melting pot of music genres, BeachLife Festival celebrates the SoCal spirit as if it was a high-paying job. From its punk rock acts to the beachside location, the music event fully embodies California’s cultural heritage.
Festival-goers can attend stripped-down acoustic sessions from their beloved music heroes, indulge in gastronomical talent, and bask in Cali’s immersive freedom.
Eat, sleep, twerk, repeat is deffo the mantra that Rolling Loud Festival was built on. Taking its hip-hop ethos to the next level with its Californian version, the music festival knows how to deliver.
Be it through stage design or lineups, Rolling Loud excels in the art of festival-ing. Although this is not its flagship event, expect the same commitment to bringing A-list names like Lil Wayne, Tyga, 2 Chainz, and Kodak Black.