• Easter, throughout the world, until 1/4
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, throughout the USA, until 3/4
  • Gerry and the Pacemakers, New Zealand, until 7/4
  • Garbage, throughout the USA, until 12/4
  • Golden Mask Festival, Moscow, Russia, until 16/4
  • Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour, throughout the USA, until 5/5
  • Australian Pink Floyd, throughout Europe, until 22/5
  • Trelawny Yam Festival, Albert Town, Jamaica, 1/4
  • Fêtes Des Masques, Dogon Country, Mali, 1/4-31/5
  • Balloons over Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 3–7/4
  • Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon, Auckland, New Zealand, 5–7/4
  • Marchfest, Nelson, New Zealand, 6/4
  • Forrest Graperide, Marlborough, 6/4
  • Carnaval Des Soufflets, Bellows Festival, France, 6/4
  • Paul Simon, New Zealand, , 6-8/4
  • Kanamara Matsuri, Kawasaki, Japan, 7/4
  • V8 Supertourers, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8/4
  • Robert Plant, New Zealand, 9-11/4
  • Sarah Blasko, throughout Europe, 9-23/4
  • Taste Of Cape Town, South Africa, 11-14/4
  • French Quarter Festival, New Orleans, USA, 11-14/4
  • V8 Supercars ITM 400, Auckland, New Zealand, 12–14/4
  • Toonik Tyme, Iqaluit, Canada, 12-16/4
  • Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, USA, 12-21/4
  • Pink: Truth about Love Tour, throughout Europe, 12/4-30/5
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 13/4
  • Josh Groban, Auckland, New Zealand, 13/4
  • Lao New Year, Laos, 13–15/4
  • Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year), throughout Thailand, 13–15/4
  • Bun Pi Mai Lao, Luang Prabang, Laos, 13–15/4
  • Chaul Chnam, Cambodia, 13–15/4
  • Aurudu, Sri Lanka, 14/4
  • Counting Crows, throughout Europe, 16-17/4
  • Festival of Colour, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, 16–21/4
  • Cirque De La Symphonie, throughout the USA, 20/4/13-12/4/14
  • Il Divo, Dublin, Ireland, 21-22/4
  • Bryan Adams, New Zealand, 22-23/4
  • Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos (Moors & Christians Festival), Alcoy, Spain, 22-24/4
  • AFL St Kilda Saints v Sydney Swans, Wellington, New Zealand, 25/4
  • Carnival of Luxury, Algarve, Portugal, 25-29/4
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, USA, 26/4-5/5
  • White Night, Florence, Italy, 30/4
  • Queen’s Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30/4
  • Walpurgisnacht (Witches’ Night), Brocken, Harz Mountains, Germany, 30/4
  • Danny Bhoy, New Zealand, 30/4-7/5
  • Bisket Jatra (Nepali New Year), Khalna Tole, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Mid-April (the beginning of the Nepali month of Baisakh)
  • Sisters’ Meal Festival, China, begins on the 15th day of the third lunar month (mid- to late April)
  • Feria de San Marcos (Festival of St Mark), Expoplaza, Aguascalientes, Mexico, vary: starts mid-April and runs for almost a month