Conventional wisdom says that once the warm weather drifts away, so does the abundance of music festivals where you can see a dozen of your favorite acts all for the price of a wristband. Once the winter wind kicks up it’s all arena tours mixed in with Trans Siberian Orchestra and the Nutcracker until it’s camping weather again.
But the months of November to February aren’t a complete music festival desert. Whether you’re looking to travel abroad or stay close to home, the winter offers plenty of music festivals that are just as good if not better than during summer. From Sydney to Southern California, here are a dozen of the best winter music festivals you can hit this year.