The best music festivals in Mexico 2022

Mexico is an absolutely beautiful country brimming with life and packed with top festivals. But you probably already knew that. And with beautiful beaches in Cancuna breathtaking and humble mountain in Monterreyand Guadalajarathe city famous for its tequila and culture, there are plenty of brilliant places to explore.

So what are you looking for? Electronic Bangers by Groove Armada or hymns independent of Shots? Groovy Reggaeton Rhythm Daddy Yankee or guitar pieces by Limp Bizkit? No matter what genres make you smile, you can find them at the best music festivals in Mexico. Check them out below…

Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico

When: 2023 date to be determined

Where: to be determined

Programming: to be determined

Sadly, EDC already dropped this year in February. But on the bright side, you can now plan EDC 2023! Electric Daisy Carnival is a colossal electronic music festival with an electric atmosphere and so many lights you could probably see it from space. With successful editions in America, Japan, South Korea, Portugal, and Chinait’s no surprise that they hosted this colorful and lively event at Mexico too. If you plan on attending the 2023 event, expect huge names, crazy set designs and laser shows to put all other laser shows to shame.

Hell & Heaven Metal Festival

When: To be determined

Where: to be determined

Programming: to be determined

Little has been revealed about Hell and Heaven Party so far, in fact, the only thing that has been confirmed is that it is happening. But that’s enough to get us excited! This metal, punk and rock festival has seen some essential bands play during its past editions, including Slipknot, Megadeth, Manowar, Deep Purple, Black Flag, Sum 41, Jinjer, Rammstein, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and A dying fetus. As the biggest metal festival in Latin AmericaIt’s really worth the detour.

Long Live Latino

When: Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March

Where: Foro Sol, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico

Composition: Limp Bizkit, Gary Clark Jr., Mogwai, Pixies, C. Tangana, Black Pumas, Dread Mar-I, Groove Armada

Long Live Latino arose in Mexico since 1998. And it’s back in 2022 with a huge range of rock, alt-rock, indie and similar genres, but also with a healthy dose of RnB, soul, blues, reggae, electronic music and more. Tunes will ring out for two full days of international and Mexican talent. With such diversity in its programming, it’s no surprise that the festival has remained so popular for so long.

Machaca Festival

When: Saturday June 25

Where: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Programming: to be determined

Machaca Festival is one of the best known festivals in Mexico, bringing music, art and traditions to more than 300,000 people. And with varied queues, there’s always something to Machaca that suits your tastes. For example, previous lineup posters have seen Gwen Stefani, My Chemical Romance, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Slipknotand Dread Mar-I, a mix of pop, rock, electronic and even reggae. This year’s lineup has yet to be announced, but keep your eyes peeled as the festival has announced that the first announcement will take place in March…

Baja Beach Party

When: From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 August and from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August

Where: Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico

Composition: Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Banda MS, Wisin & Yandel, Anuel AA, Farruko

This beach festival is perfect for fans of Latin music and reggaeton. Bringing a mix of legendary artists and smaller lesser known artists from around the world, Baja Beach Party might be the best festival choice for anyone who wants that summery, carefree vibe and music with an infectious beat. Already, the lineup is packed with some of the world’s biggest stars, including Anuel AA, Papa Yankeeand Maluma. Expect groovy tunes, world-class performances, glorious weather and a healthy dose of pyro to tie it all together.

Corona Capital Festival Guadalajara

When: Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 May

Where: Guadalajara, Mexico

Lineup: The Strokes, Kings Of Leon, Blondie, Chvrches, The Hives, Chet Faker, Jake Bugg, Tove Lo

This multi-genre festival smashes it with a lineup to keep everyone happy and expand your musical horizons. With genres such as indie, rock, electronic, new wave, disco, punk, folk, pop, psychedelic, RnB and more, you’re sure to find an artist whose music will do it for you. Not only is the lineup diverse, but featuring world-class artists such as independent pioneers Shotsborn artists Hivesand legendary genre group blonde, FCC will be full of unforgettable performances.

Blue Paradise Festival

When: Friday April 29 – Sunday May 1

Where: Paradisus, Cancun, Mexico

Programming: Excision, Zomboy, Champagne Drip, G-Rex, He$h, Ubur, Ace Aura, Zia

The best way we can help you understand what Blue Paradise Festival is probably telling you that the festival calls its fans “headbangers”. That’s because the festival music, which is usually dubstep, bass, drums and bass and similar intense genres, is simply to be enjoyed with full-body headbanging and maximum energy. If you’re not sure what we mean, watch the video. The festival takes place in a luxury resort surrounded by bluer-than-blue waters and near-white sands. With relaxing days and mental evenings, you get the best of both worlds.

WiSH exterior

When: Saturday May 21

Where: to be determined

Programming: to be determined

Following two postponements thanks to COVID, the electronic music festival WiSH exterior is finally back in May. With huge, beautiful sets, pyro to compliment and passionate, electrifying crowds, To wish is a festival whose return we have been desperately waiting for. The 2019 edition featured fairground rides, games such as giant Jenga and saw huge performers such as Marshmallow, David Guettaand Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to get on stage. So while we don’t have the lineup yet, we know it will be huge.

Tecate Pal North

When: Friday April 1 – Saturday April 2

Where: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Programming: Maroon 5, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, The Libertines, The Strokes, Martin Garrix, Hombres G, Morat, Caribou, C. Tangana

One of the biggest music festivals in Mexico is back with a massive multi-genre lineup to rock every other festival. Right off the bat you have independent heroes The Libertines and Shotscontagious pop group Brown 5, one of the most successful DJs in the world Martin Garrixlegendary electronic musicians C. Tangana and Caribouand folk-rock and pop group Morat. And that’s only a fraction of the range! If that wasn’t enough, the festival also features delicious treats from the city’s best food trucks and restaurants, including gourmet dishes and the most indulgent desserts. Tecate Pal North is hard to beat.

So this is it ! Whether you’re looking for a light beat in a wall of death, headbang to heavy electronic music, dance to reggaeton, or a multi-genre bargain to get lost in, you can find it in Mexico. And with such welcoming weather, delicious food cravings and picturesque settings, you couldn’t choose a better location.

Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.


Header image: Tecate Pal Norte

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