The best festivals in March

The best festivals in March

From traditional festivities like Holi Festival and St Patrick's Day which have become firm fixtures of the events calendar, to a particularly early Easter Weekend at the very end of the month, there are plenty of reasons for a celebration as we enter springtime and the days grow longer.

See below for a handful of the best festivals happening this March.

Skyline - Day & Night Festival

Lineup: Finn Eden, Blank Copy, Ben Jammin, Brooke Coldwell, n4tee, Pipe Fitta, Oska + more

For the next chapter of Skyline, the day and night festival returns to Sheffield's famous Kelham Island for an Easter Sunday takeover. Across Peddler Warehouse, Factory Floor, Parrot Club, Happy’s Bar and Yellow Arch Studio, each stage will have its own musical flavour: spanning house, techno, garage, disco, R&B, drum and bass, and more. Running from 3pm to 4am, this huge party is one you don't want to miss.

When: Sunday 31st March 2024
Where: Peddler Warehouse, Sheffield

Inner Love Festival

Lineup: SOSA, Ferreck Dawn, Flava D, Blackchild, Issey Cross, Rich NxT, Robbie Doherty + more

Held across 7 different venues in Bournemouth, Inner Love Festival is a celebration of electronic music and creative culture. Featuring pre-parties, after-parties, a daytime music conference and 50 DJs (including esteemed headliners), the 3-day gathering is the perfect way to spend the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

When: 29th March - 31st March 2024
Where: Bournemouth, Dorset

Roadrage Festival

Lineup: Reef, Midnite City, Vambo, Apriori, Lowdrive, Sons of Liberty, Santiago Kings, The Dukes of Bordello

Prepare for the heaviest indoor rock party Sheffield has ever seen. This is a festival of buzzsaw guitars, soul-thumping percussion, and foot-stomping rock and blues belting out across two stages all day long.

When: Saturday 23rd March
Where: Corporation, Sheffield

Leeds Holi Festival

Having welcomed 1200 people in 2022 and 2700 in 2023, the next instalment of Leeds Holi Festival at beloved venue Beaver Works is aiming for 4000 fans for the vibrant celebration. The colourful festival of love, peace and happiness is a perfect way to welcome the start of Spring and celebrate the new life and energy of the season through music and colour.

When: Saturday 23rd March
Where: Beaver Works, Leeds

Solstice Spring Fest

Lineup: TBA

Bristol, get ready for a huge daytime indoor garage festival at Motion on Easter Weekend. If you love your garage anthems, this is one you simply cannot miss. Expect the biggest lineup and production to date!

When: Saturday 30th March
Where: Motion, Bristol

Paddy's Day Bonanza

The UK's biggest St. Patrick's Day festival returns, hosting a 2000-person tent on Times Square. Expect drinking and dancing, a special guest host, live bands, performers and DJs, stage games, bingo, darts, £1000 of prizes to be won and cheap pints.

When: Sunday 17th March
Where: Times Square, Newcastle

ColorTown - Sheffield's Biggest Holi Festival

Get ready for an explosion of colours, music, and joy. After the incredible success of the 2023 edition, where over 900 attendees immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of Indian culture, Colortown Festival returns for an even bigger and better celebration.

When: Saturday 23rd March
Where: SteelYard Kelham, Sheffield

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