The climate isn’t the only thing that’s warm in the South; the music festivals are hot, too. Throughout the year, there's almost always a music festival to check out: Texas, home to SXSW, attracts musical pilgrims from across the world, but thrill-seekers also flock to Tennessee, Florida and elsewhere for epic shindigs like [Bonnaroo] (a true homage to the history of Dixie) and Ultra Music Festival, America's premier dance and electronic music showcase. But whether you're after an all-night rave or a party in the city center, one thing is certain: the southern states have got it goin' on. Read on for Time Out's guide to the best music festivals in the South.
Fri Mar 27–Sun Mar 29
Miami, Florida Bayfront Park
Diplo • Afrojack • Avicii • 2manydjs • David Guetta…
One of the biggest electronic dance festivals in the US—and an annual beacon for the dance-music industry worldwide—Ultra offers a panoply of world class DJs pumping out everything from trance to trap, relentless house and dirty Dubstep.
More great festivals around the world
• Budweiser Made in America Festival
• Celebrate Brooklyn!
• Central Park SummerStage
• CMJ Music Marathon 2014
• Electric Daisy Carnival
• Electric Zoo Festival
• The Governors Ball Music Festival
• Maryland Deathfest
• Newport Folk Festival
• Northside Festival
• River to River Festival
• Roots Picnic