M3F Fest, North America’s most celebrated non-profit music festival, has announced the lineup for the highly-anticipated 2023 edition at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona from March 3-4. The festival has become a staple in the city, with a mission to donate 100% of festival proceeds to charity. In the past year, M3F has donated a record $1.2 million and has donated a total of $4.4 million since its inception in 2004.
The lineup for the 2023 edition of M3F Fest will once again bring together an eclectic group of artists across the worlds of indie, pop, R&B, electronic, and more. This includes the beloved Grammy-nominated vocalist Maggie Rogers, forward-thinking English beatmaker and producer Jamie xx, French electronic duo Polo & Pan, Detroit singer Quinn XCII, and the off-kilter sounds of the multi-talented Toro y Moi.
Additional highlights include German disco & house producer Purple Disco Machine, Mom + Pop signee Ashe, Nashville indie-rockers COIN, Connecticut pop and electronic singer Chelsea Cutler, Canadian indie favorites Peach Pit, Australian electronic producer Hayden James, Brit Awards “Best Dance Act” winner Becky Hill, and many more.
One of the exciting new developments for the festival is the launch of the M3F Fund. This expanded approach allows the festival to open up funding to the public by offering an open application to non-profit or 501(c)(3) organizations that have clear objectives and a measurable way to assess progress. Through this, the festival is able to prioritize funding related to the four primary pillars of its organization, which are Community, Education, Arts, and Environment.
This expanded approach also provides more transparency to attendees as organizations are required to provide a more detailed list of how they intend to use the funds, follow-up throughout the year to check in on where donations went, and create a short video that details how the money was spent. Through this attendees play a key role in the M3F Fund, as buying a ticket to the festival also means giving back to the community.
M3F Fest is more than just a music festival, it is a philanthropic flagship for the City of Phoenix. The 2022 edition of M3F raised 1.2 million for charity, which doubled the amount of their previous edition in 2020. This included donations to organizations like the Music Therapy Program from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Backline, Artist Advocacy Foundation, United Way, Arizona Helping Hands, Saving Amy, and more. The festival brings together music lovers from all over the world, with a shared goal of making a positive impact on the community.
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