Festivals Worthy of Travel around the World
January 7, 8 and 9th, 2023.-The Rhythm Collision Weekend
-Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center, 3400 Market St, Riverside, California 92501-3 days of rockabilly, only 40 bucks!
Inuhele: Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend-Jan 20 – 22, 2023, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel- 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
Modernism Week – Feb. 16-26, 2023 , Palm Springs, CA (NOT CHEAP)
WÁCHINA WÁCHINA Vol.IX-in Valencia Spain-Feb 2023 -Another garage festival.
Taverne Tour-Montreal, Canada-More like a SXSW. A collection of shows at many different venues in the balmy February season in Montreal.
Mar 2024 at 12 PM – Mar 8, 2020 –High Rollers Vegas Scooter Rally & Music Weekend Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas
March 6, 2020-Savannah Stopover Music Festival
Lebowski Fest –Many Roaming Events
Galax Z Fair-South Texas’s premier alternative music and arts experience, happening in Downtown McAllen TX, South of Corpus Christi on the Mexican Border.
Spillover Music Fest, Dallas, TX
March 8-16, 2024 South By Southwest, Austin, TX
March, 2024-Punkspring festival in Osaka and Tokyo
March 25-29, 2020-Treehfort Music Festival, Boise, ID.-Nyc band the New Myths on this bill. Some good food in Boise.
March 27 to 29, 2020-Fuzzville garage punk festival at the magic robin hood resort in Spain! Benidorm, Spain. Great! All inclusive, lodging and meals. Thee Hypnotics I The Dwarves I Prettiest Eyes I DISCÍPULOS DE DIONISOS I The Maharajas I The Hangmen I The Courettes I Rolando Bruno – Cumbia Trash I GOGO LOCO I Jineta y los Apocalípticos I Familia Caamagno I The Midnight Kings
Le Beat Bespoké Festival 2020, 10/11/12 April Very confusing as its in London but its at a venue called Oslo Early Bird Ticket: £65 King Khan And The Shrines, The Kaisers! (the REAL Kaisers), Wolf People
Apr 27-30, 2022- Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
April 17, 18 & 19, 2020 San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA
Garageville Hamburg late April; GARAGEVILLE – THE WEEKEND – April 20 to 23, 2023
http://www.garageville.de/index.html 4 different venues:
April 2023-Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia, GA
Thu, Apr, 2023-Tiki Oasis Arizona-Scottdale,AZ-A quieter more cocktail focused Tiki Oasis.
April 24/25, 2020-Punk Rock Weekend 2020 was cancelled and hasn’t happened since then.
April ????-Altanta Mess Around at the Earl, Atlanta, GA hasnt happened since 2018
April 2024-Wild Weekend Spain from the owners of the Luwow
April 2024-HIPSVILLE A GO! GO! The UK’s Wildest 60’s and Beyond Themed Party Weekend
Friday, May 1, 2020 -Roots & Roses Festival-Lessines, Belgium -Fleshtones, Morlocks and more.
Mods Mayday 2020-Sunday, May 3, 2020 -Round Chapel-1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY London, United Kingdom-one day mod event
May, 2024-ANGA Anniversary -Not a festival but many weeks of great lineups for this clubs anniversary and its close to Tokyo Disneyland.
April 2024-HIPSVILLE A GO! GO! The UK’s Wildest 60’s and Beyond Themed Party Weekend
May 2024 EL RENO BURGER DAY FESTIVAL, Fried Onion BURGER DAY FESTIVAL in Downtown El Reno, Oklahoma https://elrenoburgerday.com/
Blackout fest from HOZAC RECORDS in Chicago
Mar 6, 2020 – Mar 8, 2020
9th NOT TOO YOUNG Swiss Soul Weekender- Luzern, Switzerland
May 8-10, 2020-Flamin’go beach -Camping Los Escullos, Cabo de Gata-
Paraje Los Escullos, S/N, 04118 Níjar, Spain-Garage fest with the Electric Mess, King Khans Lounder than Death, OH! Gunquit (UK), Los Jennys de arroyacabbrea and more. On a campground with bungalows.
May 14-17, 2020- Tiki Caliente, Palm Springs, CA
May 20-21, 2022-London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands-Surf Bort and Wet Leg Featured in 2022
Wide Awake Festival-May 27 – May 28, 2022-Brockwell Park Gardens, London, United Kingdom-This year features Surf Bort
May 22, 2020 at 8 PM – May 25, 2020 –Margate Mod & Sixties Festival 2020-Olby’s Soul Cafe & Music Rooms, 3-5 King Street, CT91DD Margate, Kent
May 23, 2020-Trenton Pork Roll Festival, Trenton, NJ-Always Memorial Day weekend. Waiting for 2022 info.
Mar 27, 2020 – Mar 29, 2020-Soul Of Dublin Weekender 2020-hosted by Soul Satisfaction Ireland-CIE Hall Inchicore Sports & Social Club, Library Square, Inchicore,, Dublin, Ireland 8
Oct 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – Oct 4, 2020, 11:30 PM The Nashville Palace -2611 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN-Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender is a celebration of Mid Century America across 5 stages at the Nashville Palace, Opryland Hotel & Grand Ole Opry House
May 2024-Bonaventura Fest , Pedreguer, Spain-was in may
May 15-18, 2024-Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
May 2023-Cosmic Trip Festival, Bourges France
May 26-29, 2023-Western Swing Out Weekender, Tehachipi, Keene, California
May 2023-Neighborhood Weekender, Victoria Park, Warrington with big Brit bands
Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, NV Thu, May 2024
May 29-31, 2020-Crown Jewel Pure Soul Weekend-Crown Hotel, Drummond Road, PE25 3AB Skegness
May 29, 2020 – May 3
May1-Munster Raving Loony Party, Spain , Camping Arc de Bara, Carretera N, 340, Km 1182, 43883 Roda de Bará”Sunglasses Before Dark Edition” 3 days of Garage Bands, Punk Bands, Rock Bands and Roll Bands + The WORLD famous ALL GIRL DJ CREW at a family run Bungalow and camping site right next to the beach. On site Swimming pool, bars, restaurants, BBQ, mini market/shop, Bungalows/Cabins/Caravans/Parking, all right next to the beach!Under 1 hour south of Barcelona or 30 Minutes north of Tarragona.Entrance from €20 a day
BAL STINGRAY & HIS ALL STAR GOO GOO MUCKS (UK), THEE GIRL FRIDAYS (UK), CATL (Canada), THEE WINDOM EARLES (UK), THE BITCHWAVES (Trashylvania)THEE GRAVEMEN (Swe/UK), SLOKS (Italy) https://www.munsterloony.com/
Not Horrible Fest-Late May, Cleveland, OH around the Bars Now Thats Class and Rustbest
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2020-May 22, 2020 – May 25, 2020 · Washington D.C.-Blues and Dancing festival.
MAY 30 & 31, 2020, Artichoke Festival, Castroville, CA
June 3 to 7, 2020 Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain.
June 3,4 2023
Oh Bondage Up Yours Festival-TV Eye NYC
The Hukilau, Fort Lauderdale, FL June 8 to 11 2023- Tiki Festival centered around the Mai Kai, the greatest tiki bar in the world.
Screamin 50’s Rhythm and Rock Festival-Barcelona, Spain-June 5-11 2023
Punk Rock Bowling East-Asbury Park, NJ???
Ottowa Explosion-Ottowa, CA
Dirtnap Records 20th Anniversery June 2020-Milwaukee, WI
Bone Fest Amsterdam 2023
June 16-18 Blackpool International Soul Festival starring LITTLE ANTHONY and THE IMPRESSIONS,LEROY HUTSON., Blackpool, UK
June 23-25, 2023 (3 nights); location: Czech Republic,, Mighty Sounds Festival Czech Republic
Jun 20-23, 2023 –Liverpool Soul Weekender 2020 -Phase One
40 Seel Street, Liverpool
Ohana, Luau by the Lake, Lake George, NY (late June) Sells out fast
Portland Psych Fest-Portland, OR???
June 2023, the Rockabilly Rave, Sussex UK
Klicko Fest-run by Klicko Records at the Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands-June 2023
Athfest, June 2023Athens, GA
Festival Beat Salsomaggiore Terme-Parma, Italy-June 29-July 2 2023
June 30-The Last Tiki Kon in Portland Ever
Mosswood Meltdown July 1-2, 2023
Dobrofest, Yaroslavl, Russia
Mosswood Meltdown, Oakland CA July 2023
Sjock, Belgium July 2023
HEAVY REBEL WEEKENDER! Winston Salem, NC will return in 2023
Dreamsville -Claremont Pier, UK hasn’t happened since 2019
July 9-12, 2020-
Bonaventura Fest , Pedreguer, Spain
July 18, 2020 –Sweet Onion Festival, Walla Walla, WA
July 31-August 2, 2020-Tiki Kon, Portland, WA
Super Bock super rock
July 16-20 2020-Deep Cliffs Soul Weekender, Faro, Portugal
July 20-22, 2023-Malakoff Festival-https://malakoff.no/
JUL , 2023 Beatwave 2023-The Pigs Palace-37 white rock, TN34 1JL Hastings, East Sussex
Punk Rock Raduno. Italy’s number one punk rock event! THREE CHORDS, NO BRAIN. Jul 2023 Bergamo, Italy
Viva East Rockabilly weekender and car show, -Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center, 242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, Massachusetts 01719
2023 Gilroy Garlic Festival -Gilroy, CA July 2023-Gilroy cancelled and becoming the national garlic festival in Fresno
La Libera Festival-Osia Sopra, Italy Late July
Pod Parou Festival-Late July, VYSKOV, CZ
DEVOtional 2020, 20th Anniversary Edition is July 24th and 25th.l-the Devo convention.
Jul 31, 2020 at 8 PM – Aug 2, 2020 -That Riviera Touch 2020 – The North East Modernist Weekend-The New Sundial-Sea road, NE33 2LD South Shields
Euroyeye-Gijon, Spain-Mod fesival-now yeye gijon
August 3-6, 2023-Rebellion Festival-Blackpool, UK (One of trashy travels favorite cities)
August , 2023-Brakrock 2023– Duffel, Belgium
August 2022-Hamtramck Music Festival-Greater Detroit, MI area
Savage Mountain Punk Festival, Cumberland Maryland
Burger fest, Seymour, WI “Birthplace of the hamburger”-Aug 8, 2020. Fri night Balloon Rally 4-9pm, 6pm Balloon Ascension, 8pm glow at dusk. Sat Home of the Hamburger Festival on Depot St noon-9pm.
Tiki Oasis, San Diego, August -The King of Tiki Events-August 2-6, 2023
Gutter Island Garage Rock Festival 2023-Aug 2023 Denmark
August 2023-Festival Parades de Coura-Coura, Portagul (Near Porto)
August 19, 20, 2022-Big Neck Records Festival-Buffalo, NY
Panic in Hamtramck-(may be on hiatus)-Late aug/early sept Detroit, MI
August 27-31, 2020- Brighton Mod Weekender 2020
Hosted by New Untouchables, Brighton, England
Rock en seine
September 1-4, 2022-FME Festival , Quebec
September 2, 2023 Manchester Psych Festival
Sep 3, 2020 – Sep 6, 2020 ·Soul Invasion Weekender #14 – Labor day weekend – Las Vegas – by TROJAN LOUNGE at Backstage Bar & Billiards, Las Vegas, NV-Hasnt happened since.
Daley in the Alley, Detroit, MI.-First Saturday after Labor Day
September 17, 2022-OSP Presents: Other Side Festival – Psych All Dayer with The Janitors (SWE) (Cardinal Fuzz / Little Cloud Records) Helicon (UK / Fuzz Club), The Gluts (ITA / Fuzz Club), Black Doldrums (UK / Fuzz Club), Servo (FR / Fuzz Club)
Frankie Teardrop Dead (UK), Mirna Ray (PL)-London UK
Rocking Rochester Weekend.-Rochester, NY-Hosted by Dive Records.
September 8, 9, 2023 down at the abbey festival Reading uk
September 18, 19, 2022-Sea Hear Now festival with Idles and Wet Leg
September 19, 2020-Florida Underground Fest 3-Orlando, FL
Bumblefest-Respectable Street, West Palm Beach, FL-Punk Fest in WPB. Who knew?
Meltasia, Catskills, NY, NY, Labor Day Weekend.
Liverpool Psychedelic Festival, Liverpool, UK
MODtreal, Montreal, Canada
HAMDENFEST is a one day event in Baltimore, MD in Mid September.
Riotfest, Chicago, IL -2020 Riot Fest will begin on-Friday, September 11
and ends on Sunday, September 13
September 17-20, 2020 The New England Shake Up, Framingham, MA-Rockabilly Festival
Cropped Out Festival, Louisville, KY
Berlin Beat Invasion-Berlin, Germany
Pop Montreal-Despite the Name, there are many alternative and punk acts as well, more like a CMJ or SXSW. Sep 23 to Sep 27 2020
GONERFEST 18 – September 23-26, 2021., Memphis, TN-Trashy travels favorite fest in his favorite food town.
OHANA: LUAU BY THE SEA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hamburg Soul Weekender, Hamburg, Germany
Tiki Fever-Central Florida
October 14, 2022-Psychberg festival at Hole44, Berlin
Waking Windows | Waking Windows: 3 Days of Music and Love, Portland, OR
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Remember The Punk’s Fest
Hamburg Soul Weekend, Hamburg, Germany
Going All The Way! Munich Sixties Weekender Hamburg.
Mod Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
Soundflat Records Ballroom Bash, Cologne, Germany
London Calling, Festival in Amsterdam with UK bands.
Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Benidorm, Spain- October 12-14, 2023
Zombiefest, Wilmington, NC (Hiatus)
Back From The Grave: Halloween Ball-Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo
Nov 2 to 5, 2023-Freakout-Seattle
SarasotaMOD Weekend November (more architecture)
Emerald City Soul Club – 15th Annual Rare Soul Weekender Nov 2020, Seattle, WA
Lancaster PA-Keystone State Northern Soul Weekender.
GOOD VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL-HOTEL VEGAS – AUSTIN, TX
December 8-10, 2023-The 7th Keystone State Northern Soul Weekender
219 North Duke Street,Lancaster,17602,US
Barreiro Rocks, Barreiro, Portugual (Greater Lisbon)
Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender-Dec 13 -Dec 15, 2019
Café Batavia 1920-Prins Hendrikkade 85, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Munich Garage Festival-Munich, Germany
Monster Zero Mash-Innsbruck, Austria
Purple Weekend Leon Spain