For any reason. You can’t miss this year’s festivals organized throughout the UK. The wave of festivals throughout the country begins in May. These great musical events accompany the first rays of sun and the growing desire to camp, and we are here to tell you about them. Here we go!
1. The Great Escape: A festival of emerging artists
This festival of emerging artists take place in Brighton under the slogan “The Festival for new music”. The line-up includes artists from the UK, the USA, Norway, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Poland, Australia, Canada and Iceland, among other countries. It is one of the festivals with most performances.
Official Website: greatescapefestival.com
Days: 19 to 21 May
Price: Some tickets are sold out. The rest are around 60 pounds each.
2. Isle of Wight Festival: Stereophonics and much more
Stereophonics, Faithless and Adam Lambert are the headliners of the Isle of Wight Festival this year. Another well-known group that will make an appearance at the event is The Corrs. All lodgings supplied by the organization are covered. The event this year will support the foundation Stand Up To Cancer. This festival is celebrated for 45 years.
Official Website: isleofwightfestival.com
Days: 9 to 12 June
Location: Isle of Wight
Price: 195 pounds for the whole weekend.
3. Download Festival: Iron Maiden rock the house
Rock lovers are in luck. Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Rammstein are the groups spearheading Download Festival this year. Other groups are: Korn, Deftones, Nightwish, Megadeth and Disturbed. The event will take place at Donington Park, Derby, and tickets are already on sale.
Official Website: downloadfestival.co.uk/lineup-poster
Days: 10 to 12 June
Price: More than 80 pounds per day. If you want tickets with the right to camp, the price goes up.
4. Glastonbury: Coldplay in the lead
Coldplay is the group leading this great festival this year (the performance will take place on 26). The band played in this festival in 2002, 2005 and 2011. You can see what the Coldplay concert at Glastonbury 2011 was like at this link. It has also been confirmed that PJ Harvey will be present, as well as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, who will perform at the festival for the first time. The full program will be released in the spring. This festival is committed to the environment, so it works with Greenpeace and Oxfam. It has been held since 1970, the year that Jimi Hendrix died.
Official Website: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information
Days: 22 to 26 June
Price: The 135,000 tickets were sold out in 30 minutes last October, but in the spring there will be a resale for cancellations or returned tickets.
5. British Summer Time: Three days, three groups
Hyde Park, London, is the place chosen to host this festival. They invite important groups from the music scene, like Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons and Take That, which has made a comeback bigger than ever. Each band will be accompanied by other groups during the day.
Official Website: bst-hydepark.com
Days: 2, 8 and 9 July
Price: Tickets are per concert and are around 70 pounds.
6. Nass Festival: Music and Sport
This music festival in Bath (specifically in Royal Bath and West Showground) is special because it mixes music with sporting events. There will, for example, be an international skateboarding competition, BMX demonstrations and free running, inline skating and breakdancing competition. There will also be street art, shisha lounges and paintball.
Official Website: nassfestival.com
Days: July 8 to 10
Price: Tickets per day cost about 40 pounds.
7. T in the Park: The Stone Roses, in Scotland
This festival will take place at Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. The groups performing will be The Stone Roses, Disclosure, The 1975 and Courteeners among others. The festival has been held since 2004.
Official Website: tinthepark.com
Days: July 8 to 10
Price: Tickets have been on sale since the 25th of last month. Without camping, they cost around 80 pounds.
8. Wireless Festival: In the heart of London
Wireless is one of the coolest festivals celebrated in summer in the heart of London, specifically in Finsbury Park. I can’t say much more because the information about this year hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Official Website: wirelessfestival.co.uk
Days: July 8 to 10
Price: To be determined.
9. Latitude: Family Friendly
This family festival is organized in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk. It hasn’t yet released the line-up. Last year it hosted many activities, such as concerts, fireworks, children’s events, dance, street art and yoga. It has been held since 2006.
Official Website: latitudefestival.com
Days: 14 to 17 July
Price: The weekend ticket costs 200 pounds. The price varies depending on accommodation, either camping or caravan.
10. Lovebox: Major Lazer in the lead
This festival is held in Victoria Park, London, and features Major Lazer headlining, as well as LCD Soundsystem. Another guest artist is Jungle. This festival has been held since 2005.
Official Website: loveboxfestival.com
Days: 15 to 16 July
Price: Tickets per day and weekend are sold out. There are only VIP tickets left.
11. Secret Garden Party: Music and Holi
This festival is a non-stop mix of styles with music, paint fights, dancing, games, entertainment, spiritual numbers, art and entertainment areas for children. You can stay in authentic luxury cabins. The bands here are not as well-known as other festivals, but there are bands like Primal Scream. The location of this event is Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Official Website: secretgardenparty.com
Days: 21 to 24 July
Price: Tickets are around 180 pounds, although you can’t buy them until to four weeks before the event.
12. Wilderness Festival: In the midst of nature
Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire is the chosen place for this festival. The most impressive part of this festival is the environment. The green and water are the protagonists of the event, especially on the sunniest days. This festival has music, art classes, dance and fun. On 23th February the full program will be announced.
Official Website: wildernessfestival.com
Days: August 4 to 7
Price: Tickets are around 90 pounds. Stay alert because some are already sold out.
13. Boardmasters: Festival on the beach
This festival take place in Cornwall (specifically in Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay), and will host Craig David, Example, Primal Scream, Deadmau5, James Bay and Kaiser Chiefs. The great attraction of this festival is its beach location, so you can learn to surf or watch the skateboarding and BMX competitions taking place on the shore.
Official Website: boardmasters.co.uk/line-up
Days: 10 to 14 August
Price: Tickets per day cost about 50 pounds.
14. BoomTown Fair: Crowd of musical genres
This festival from Hampshire was started in 2009. Today it is one of the most important independent festivals in the UK. A multitude of musical genres are welcome here, from ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate and disco to electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, bass, jungle and techno.
Official Website: boomtownfair.co.uk/home
Days: 11 to 14 August
Price: Tickets start from 135 pounds.
15. V Festival: Rihanna vs. Justin Bieber
This festival is held in Hylands Park and Weston Park (Chelmsford, Essex) and is one of the most powerful on the level of singers and groups. In this festival, the performers include Rihanna, Justin Bieber, SIA, David Guetta, John Newman, Years & Years, James Morrison, Foxes and Example, among others. This is the 21st edition of the festival.
Official Website: vfestival.com
Days: 20 to 21 August
Price: Tickets per day are £89, and all weekend £165. The camping option is £189.
16. Shambala: Love for the planet
Under the slogan “Adventures in Utopia ‘, this is a festival in Northamptonshire. A Shambalan is “a person who loves and respects people and the planet.” This is a family event where music is mixed with shows. There’s comedy, cabaret, lectures, discussions, circus, acrobatics, theater, poetry and games combined with DIY spirit and fun.
Official Website: shambalafestival.org
Days: 25 to 28 August
Price: From 125 pounds.
17. Creamfields: Liverpool’s music lover
This festival takes place in Cornwall Liverpool, and the line-up includes Calvin Harris, Avicii, Nervo, Eddie Halliwell, Jamie Jones and Marlo, among others.
Official Website: creamfields.com
Days: 25 to 28 August
Price: From 150 pounds.
18. Reading Leeds Festival: Red Hot, the claim
This festival is held on Richfield Avenue in Reading and has the privilege of hosting big names in the music scene, such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals and Disclosure. This event has been held since 1989.
Official Website: readingfestival.com
Days: 26 to 28 August
Price: Over 200 pounds for the weekend, with the possibility of camping.
19. South West Four: Music sun London
This festival is organized in Clapham Common, London, and has Rudimental and The Chemical Brothers headlining. The event is held since 2004.
Official Website: southwestfour.com
Days: 27 to 28 August
Price: Tickets are around 60 pounds.
20. The Future Bestival: The Cure and more
This festival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. The big attractions this year are The Cure, Major Lazer and Years & Years, although there’s not just music at this festival. There are also performances by Cirque Bijou, for example.
Official Website: bestival.net
Days: September 8 to 11
Location: Isle of Wight
Price: Tickets are around 200 pounds.
So here’s our list of the top 20 festivals of this year in the UK. You can find more information about them at this link. And here you will find the best festivals from last year, for if you want to remember some of them: 10 best british summer music festivals.
Have you already chosen your festival?