The state that is best known for sun, fun and beaches is undoubtably always hot when it comes to festivals. Each year tens of thousands are drawn to the sunshine state to let their hair down, wether it's to party on the beach all night long or spend a weekend with chilling with friends watching your favorite bands, Florida has something for everyone.
From smooth jazz to rocking moshpits the choices are endless so we've narrowed it down to ten of our favorites.
Lineup (2019): Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers
As the original festival of the global Ultra brand, Ultra Miami is possible the biggest electronic music festival in the world. Founded in 1999 the festival is the most in-demand electronic event anywhere.
Spread out over three days at Bayfront Park, each year the biggest names in EDM, House, Techno and more are invited along with seventy thousand fans for one mammoth party.
When & Where: 27-29th March 2020, Miami
Welcome To Rockville
Lineup (2019): Korn, Tool, Rob Zombie, Incubus, The Prodigy, Shinedown
First held in 2011, Welcome To Rockville showcases a mixture of modern and classic rock and metal bands. Due to the popularity of WTR over the years, Florida's largest rock festival sees rock 'n' rollers move to the legendary Daytona Beach for two days of headbanging mayhem.
When & Where: 8-10th May 2020, Daytona Beach
Tortuga Music Festival
Lineup (2019): Jillian Jacqueline, Morgan Evens, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Elle King
Tortuga Music Festival was first set up in 2012 together with Rock The Ocean to raise money and awareness for marine conservation. Held on the sandy Fort Lauderdale Beach Park the three day party features the very best of country, pop, rock and roots music.
Since its inaugural edition the festival has already risen over $1,000,000 to help preserve sea life and clean up the ocean.
When & Where: April 2020, Fort Lauderdale
Rolling Loud Festival
Lineup: Future, G-Easy, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Gunna, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert
Rolling loud is the largest Hip Hop festival in the world with its flagship festival in Miami. For five years now RL has been curating lineups of the biggest and most influential artists to date.
Previous headliners have seen the likes of Kendrick Lama, A&AP Rocky, Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Young Thug and plenty more.
When & Where: 14-15th December, Oakland
Electric Daisy Carnival
Lineup: Alesso, Badklaat, Jamie Jones presents Paradise, Fury, Alison Wonderland, Damaged Goods
As part of the global EDC series, Electric Daisy Carnival Miami hosts the biggest names in EDM, House and Techno across three days and three incredible stages, all representing a distant union of technology and nature.
EDC is held on the historic grounds of Tinker Field, complete with rollercoasters and zip wires the festival is a celebration of life, art, love and music, offering a truly unique experience.
When & Where: 8-10th November, Orlando
Lineup: Less Than Jake, Joyce Manor, Mariachi El Bronx, Jawbreaker, Torche, Screaming Females, Off With Their Heads
The Fest is an independent music festival showcasing the very best of the underground music scene. Founded in 2002 the festival hosts over three hundred artists, predominantly in punk rock/pop punk but there is a good number of indie and heavy rock also displayed over the three days.
The Fest is held in multiple venues around Gainesville ranging from intimate venues to major sized concert halls, it even has its very own pop up flea market.
When & Where: 1-3rd November, Gainesville
Okeechobee Arts & Music Festival
Lineup: Dubfire, Todd Terry, Shaded Live, Lola B, Rechulski
Okeechobee is a four day surreal experience, after the first edition in 2016 it was clear that the festival was to be a fan favorite. The multi genre festival is filled with immersive art and transformative events.
Held at the enormous six hundred acer Sunshine Groove, Okeechobee Fest is a celebration of music, magic and mystery from dusk till dawn.
When & Where: March 2020, Okeechobee
Lineup (2019): Tyler The Creator, Pussy Riot, Beach House, Peggy Gou, Trill Sammy, DJ Seinfeld
Right in the middle of Miami's art district, III Points is a music, art and technology festival. What started on a small scale has grown over the years to push boundaries and change the way audiences experience music.
Around the site there will be immersive art installations, lectures, panels, master classes focused on art expression, demonstrations and more to get involved in.
When & Where: 28-29th February, Miami
Miami Beach Pop
Lineup: Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, Kygo, The Raconteurs, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Nile Rogers and Chic
Set to have an impressive augural show this November, Okeechobee Art & Music Festival Co Founder Paul Peck brings mind-blowing lineup to Miami Beach for a new multi genre beach festival.
Surrounded by the iconic art deco scenery and the beautiful white sandy beaches Miami Beach Pop is sure to be an astonishing weekend.
When & Where: 8-10 November, Miami
Gasparilla Music Festival
Lineup: The Avett Brothers, Tank and the Bangas, Uncle John's Band, Sugar Rush, Mr. Tommy, Dr. Kevin Parrot, Black Rebel Motorcycle club
Held annually by the Gasparilla Music Foundation, each year the festival brings an eclectic lineup of local and national artists. The festival's mission is to utilise the shared experience of live music and strengthen community spirit. With over forty artists and four stages the festival boasted an inclusive, intimate vibe.
When & Where: March 2020, Tampa