Our Top 5 Must-See Artists at M3F Festival 2023

M3F Fest returns to Downtown Phoenix’s Hance Park on March 3rd and 4th, and can’t wait to see these five artists.

Offering a wide range of electronic and indie artists, M3F Fest donates 100% of ticket sales to charitable causes. Spread across three stages in a park near Downtown Phoenix, attendees will also enjoy art installations inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.

M3F Fest returns to Hance Park on March 3rd and 4th with a diverse lineup over its two days. Here are our top five artists we’re excited to see at M3F Festival in Phoenix this weekend.

M3F Festival tickets are available now.

Jamie XX, Vista Stage, Saturday 10-11 PM

A fixture in both the indie and electronic space for over a decade, the 34-year-old Brit has solidified himself as a world class producer and DJ. Jamie xx arrived on the scene in 2005 as half of indie pop sweethearts the xx. His 2015 solo release ‘In Colour’ garnered critical acclaim, charting across the world with a peak position at #3 in the UK and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album of the year.

With creative use of sampling and eclectic instrumentation, his sets are intricately crafted layers of dance-inducing sounds. 2022 saw the release of two singles, and he’s making a return to the festival circuit this summer.

Toro Y Moi, Vista Stage, Saturday 8-9 PM

What started out as Chaz Bear’s bedroom chillwave project has blossomed into an ever-evolving exploration of psychedelic styles and textures. 2010’s sample driven ‘Causers of This’ has been regarded as a foundational work in the chillwave genre – though Bear never classified his work as such.

With his sophomore release ‘Under the Pine’, Bear moved away from sampling to live instrumentation and has spent the last decade refining his production and creating a distinctive sound. In 2019 Bear collaborated with Flume on the track “The Difference” which received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. Last year saw the release of his seventh LP ‘Mahal’, and we’re particularly excited to hear his new tracks live.

Hayden James, Daydream Stage, Friday 7-8 PM

Signed to Flume’s Future Classic label, Hayden James has been relentlessly touring and releasing original works and remixes for years. In addition to supporting acts like Odesza and Disclosure, 2015’s saw James’s club anthem ‘Something About You” certified Gold in Australia. With an impressive catalog of downtempo house tracks, catch us cutting an absolute rug with Hayden James at the Daydream Stage.

Polo & Pan, Daydream Stage, Friday 9-10 PM

Another set sure to have you grooving is French duo Polo & Pan, bringing their upbeat and bright flavors of house to Phoenix. Since the duo met in Paris, they have carved out a vibrant electronic sound that can be described as a tropical breeze cooling you as you dance your night away. 2021 saw the duo’s most commercially successful album ‘Cyclromia’. The lead single “Ani Kuni” is an adaption of a traditional Native American hymn found in the Araphoe nation throughout Colorado.

Becky Hill, Cosmic Stage, Friday 10-11 PM

British singer-songwriter Rebecca Claire Hill first gained recognition in 2014 from her appearance on The Voice UK. She collaborated with Oliver Heldens to top the charts with “Gecko”, making her the first and only alumni of The Voice UK to reach #1 on the UK charts. We’re really excited to see Hill perform her catchy pop EDM championed by collaborations from David Guetta to Martin Solveig.

Story: Philip Spatz

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