After two years of the pandemic and long periods of social distancing, events are back with everything and 2023 has already scheduled major music festivals across the country.
This year’s Carnival already brought an overview of the nostalgia that Brazilians were for the vibrancy of the big parties – the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro alone, together, recorded 5.5 million people who took advantage of the revelry in the capitals, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
The expectation is that the big international festivals and concerts generate a similar movement and boost tourism in the host locations. Check here the cultural program of SP.
Traveling by bus is an economical option
With airfare prices skyrocketing, one option is to travel by bus. In addition to comfort, tickets are much cheaper.
However, the recommendation is to buy tickets in advance, as it is possible to save about 60% when purchasing tickets 30 days before the trip, as on the wemobi platform.
Discover the main music festivals in the country
Already quite traditional in São Paulo, Lollapalooza opens the season of major festivals in the country. The event is in its 10th edition and this year takes place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of March, taking to the Interlagos Circuit, in the south zone, another strong line-up: Drake, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rosalía, Tame Impala, among other Brazilian and foreign artists.
There are still tickets available and, to travel on these dates, wemobi sells tickets from R＄ 75.90 departing from Rio de Janeiro or São José do Rio Preto (SP) to come to São Paulo.
The Esplanada do Mineirão, in Belo Horizonte, will host the Breve Festival on April 22, which in its 4th edition will feature the English singer Joss Stone and Brazilian names that are super popular, such as Ludmilla, João Gomes, Gilsons, Matuê, Don L, Tasha & Tracie, as well as national music classics such as Alceu Valença, Alcione, Péricles, Planet Hemp and much more.
It is possible to travel to BH by purchasing through wemobi, for prices starting at R＄ 69.90 departing from São Paulo or R＄ 79.90 departing from Rio de Janeiro.
monsters of rock
Also on April 22nd, the 7th Monsters of Rock takes place, only in São Paulo, which selected world rock masters for this year – KISS, Scorpions, Deep Purple, Halloween, Saxo, Symphony X and Doro.
The festival, which had not taken place since 2015, returns this year at the Allianz Parque stadium. You can find tickets from R＄ 55.90 departing from Rio de Janeiro or up to R$ 45.90 departing from Franca on wemobi.
As the name implies, Curitiba will be the stage for the 5th edition of this festival, which takes place on May 20, and will feature Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Sandy, Mano Brown, L7nnon, Liniker and Fresno, among other recognized national names.
Coolritiba 2023 will take place at Pedreira Paulo Leminski, a wooded outdoor space. In addition to the shows, there will be a ferris wheel, a zip line and a mall full of fashion, art and culture. Get ahead and guarantee bus tickets through wemobi for prices starting at R$ 89.90.
On May 27th and 28th, the Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro will be the stage for MITA, which in two days of the event will receive Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, Haim, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilsons, NX Zero and other attractions in one of the city’s postcards, with a privileged view of Christ the Redeemer and right next to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
At wemobi, you can find bus tickets to Rio de Janeiro from R$55.90 departing from São Paulo.
In a historic edition of 20 years, João Rock, which traditionally takes place in Ribeirão Preto (SP), has expanded the structure of the event and will debut a thematic stage called “Brasil — Lendas Edition”, with Brazilian names of weight: Gilberto Gil, Alceu Valença, Zé Ramalho, Os Mutantes and Tom Zé. There will be three more stages, which will receive artists such as Emicida, Baianasystem, Marina Sena, CPM 22 and other artists from the Brazilian music scene.
Participants will also be able to count on a ferris wheel, zip line, among other attractions at the festival site (Permanent Exhibition Park). At wemobi, prices to go to Ribeirão Preto are well below traditional bus companies. Program yourself to pay little.
The creators of the historic Rock in Rio arrive in São Paulo for the first time to carry out the The Town, which will take place on September 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10. There will be 235 hours of music on five different stages, hosted in Cidade da Música — the name of the event complex that, in its debut edition, will be built at the Interlagos Circuit, with a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, megadrop and triolese.
In the line-up, so far, artists such as Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Criolo, IZA and Jão are confirmed. Keep an eye on the wemobi website and book in advance to buy trips to São Paulo at more affordable prices.
One of the most anticipated music festivals in Brazil in 2023 is Tomorrowland Brasil, specialized in electronic music, which will be held in Itu, São Paulo. The first edition of the festival took place in Boom, Belgium, in 2005 and is currently considered one of the largest of its kind in the world.
The festival returns from the 12th to the 14th of October at the same location: Parque Maeda, 100 kilometers from the city of São Paulo. The tip is to go to the wemobi website a few months before the event, to close tickets for low prices.