Music Festivals Calendar April-May 2020

For other months see below

Music festivals April May: April music festival at Coachella, USA

Music festivals calendar April-May: The popular Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in April. Photo by Alan Paone.

Music Festivals and Coronavirus

There is no clear end in sight for the Covid-19 virus pandemic (as of April 2020) so please check festival websites for further information on cancellations/going ahead.

April Festival Calendar

3 – 19 April

HUNGARY Budapest Spring Music Festival Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál – all sorts of arts, music, drama, dance, exhibitions, poetry and kid’s stuff, local and international, in a fine European city. Budapest Pictures

13 – 18 April

AUSTRIA, Mayrhofen, Snowbombing Festival – a week long live music event, with wild bands and world-class DJs in a fantasy alpine setting. This ‘Ibiza in the Snow’ is regarded by many as ‘the Greatest Show on Snow’. It was the UK Festival Award’s ‘Best Overseas Festival’ winner in 2010.

10 – 12 &
17 – 19 April

USA, California, Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival – 2 weekends of 3-day festivals featuring many genres of music in a desert; with several stages and a large campground this is regarded as one of the USA’s best music events.

23 April – 3 May

USA, New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – forget Mardi Gras if you just want to relax and enjoy some of the best live music in the country.

May Festival Calendar

23 April – 3 May

USA, New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – forget Mardi Gras if you just want to relax and enjoy some of the best live music in the country.

5 – 10 May

ENGLAND, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham International Jazz Festival – the UK’s top jazz fest in a lovely location.

15 May – 21 June

AUSTRIA, Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen) – this 5 week event offers a wide range of arts, especially music, naturally, but also dance and theatre, sometimes challenging pieces, all set in magnificent buildings. Vienna Pictures

late May – the
end of summer

RUSSIA, St Petersburg, the White Nights Festival in gorgeous, romantic and endlessly light St Pete. The highlights are ‘the Scarlet Sails celebration with spectacular fireworks at the end of a school year and the ‘Stars of the White Nights’ (22 May – 21 July 2020) – a series of opera and ballet performances, the most important part of the festival.

7 May – 4 June

CZECH REPUBLIC Prague Spring International Music Festival – one of Europe’s best classical music events, with some of world’s leading soloists and orchestras in outstandingly medieval Prague.

15 – 17 May

USA, Las Vegas, Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) – a huge electronic dance music festival held outdoors, this is the biggest organised rave in the world. EDC is driven by DJs and massive sounds systems along with extraordinary lighting effects including fireworks. Note that many participants wear appropriately wild and outrageous outfits. Weird is good. This is not a band/artist/musician event. Only DJs, but the best in the world. 

21 – 25 May

USA, California, Strawberry Music Festival – one of US’s most popular music jamborees, used to be held twice a year at the picturesque Camp Mather on the edge of Yosemite National Park, though last year May’s Strawberry took place at Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley and Fall festival was held during Labor Day Weekend (5 – 7 Sep. 2020 ) at Tuolumne County.

15 – 24 May

ENGLAND, Somerset, Bath, International Music Festival – classical and other musical styles in this, the most classical of all UK cities.

4 – 20 June

ISRAEL, Israel Festival (of music and performing arts), in Jerusalem. Dance, opera, drama and music from some of the world’s most talented artists. 

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