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 3rd – 4th. M3F donates 100% of festival proceeds to charity with a record $1.2 million donated last year and $4.4 million donated since 2004.
Beyond the lineup, M3F has also announced the launch of its new M3F Fund. Expanding on their current charity focus, the festival has opened 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. All organizations must submit a detailed plan of the requested amount of funding and how it will be allocated and a project timeline. The festival prioritizes funding related to the four primary pillars of its organization, which are Community, Education, Arts, and Environment.
M3F’s lineup 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 and German disco & house producer PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, Mom + Pop signee ASHE, Nashville indie-rockers COIN, Connecticut pop and electronic singer CHELSEA CUTLER, the addicting sounds of Canadian indie favorites PEACH PIT, Australian electronic producer HAYDEN JAMES, Brit Awards “Best Dance Act” winner BECKY HILL, and much more.
M3F is extremely unique in that it sits at the center of music, art, culture, community, and charity. Fans that attend M3F are able to buy into something much larger than just 2 days of great music. In 2022 alone, we were able to raise $1.2M and are going to continue to grow that number in the years to come. We launched the M3F Fund to exist as a year-round venture, leveraging the M3F platform and resources to create a tangible difference in our community. The M3F Fund exists as a 365-day ecosystem that allows us to continue our charitable efforts after the gates close. We work with each charity/non-profit throughout the year to provide updates on how the donation is being used and how fans can continue to support the causes that are important to them.Warner Bailey, M3F Festival Manager