Odesza, Empire of the Sun, and Umphrey’s McGee to Headline M3F 2019

AZ’s 100% nonprofit music festival announces eclectic lineup for the 16th annual celebration on March 1-3, 2019 at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix.

M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is ecstatic to announce the lineup for the 16th annual music Festival held in Downtown Phoenix March 1-3, 2019. This year M3F brings top headliners to the Arizona music scene such as Odesza, Empire of the Sun and Umphrey’s McGee. The lineup features numerous national artists such as Kurt Vile and The Violators, Big Wild and Jungle. As an Arizona-based festival, M3F is also bringing back local talent that played at M3F last year including The Uncommon Good, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and The Noodles.

In an effort to remain true to its eclectic roots while evolving, M3F attracts music festivalgoers who are
interested in a diverse variety of genres by bringing unexpected sound pairings to the Valley. “What
really sets us apart from other music festivals, is our choice of artists year after year,” President John
Largay said. “16 years has been a great experience for me and the people of Wespac – to be able to
participate in community and culture at this level and watch it affect the resurgence of Downtown
Phoenix, to the promotion of music, family spirit and charity – it has been an honor.” Largay reminds us
that the overall Festival goal is “to continue to elevate Phoenix as a music and cultural destination as
well as generating revenue for our local economy, including local artists and small businesses, which are
the oxygen that feeds the heart of the city.”

This year, festivalgoers will get the chance to see the following national and local acts:

  • Allah-Las
  • Big Something
  • Big Wild
  • Cheap Hotels
  • Chicano Batmat
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Evan Giia
  • The Hip Abduction
  • House of Treezus
  • Jungle
  • Kauf
  • Kevin Morby
  • The Knocks
  • Kurt Vile and the Violators
  • Lettuce
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Mansionair
  • Margo Price
  • Marian Hill
  • Maribou State
  • Mt. Joy
  • NoMBe
  • The Noodles
  • Odesza
  • Opiuo
  • Phoenix Afrobeat
  • Orchestra
  • Ripe
  • SunSquabi
  • Toro Y Moi
  • Twiddle
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • The Uncommon Good
  • Young & Sick
  • Wafia


Along with the music, charity is a part of the DNA that fuels M3F. From its inception, the Festival has
donated over $1,000,000 to local family-based Arizona charities. Last year, M3F donated $65,000 to
Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), Smiles for Special Needs and Habitat for Humanity of Northern
Arizona. This year, M3F and Wespac Construction, announced that a portion of proceeds from M3F will
fund the PCH Music Therapy Program.

Tickets on sale at M3FFest.com. M3F offers a range of ticket options including 3-day General Admission
and VIP.

For tickets and to learn more please visit M3F online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival)

M3F is a 100% nonprofit music festival that was established in 2004 and quickly became a musical
destination for festivalgoers. This year, the Festival is celebrating its 16th year of attracting visitors to the
State with previous headliners such as Beck, Bob Weir, Kid Cudi, GRiZ, The Flaming Lips and more. In a
commitment to giving back, M3F has adopted a local mission grounded by 3 C’s – Community, Culture
and Charity. These 3 C’s fuel the Festival’s underlying dedication to local Arizona. In spirit of these
values, all of the proceeds from the Festival will benefit local, family-based charities.