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UK festivals in 2024

Get ready for summer fun at UK festivals in 2024! Even though cozy days with live music might seem far away, it’s never too early to plan for the good times ahead. We thought we would give you a rough guide into what you can expect for the festival season.

The UK is bursting with festivals for all tastes, whether you’re into rock, dance, or something more chill. Here’s what’s happening:

 

Cro Cro Land

πŸ“… April 13-14

πŸ“ Stanley Arts, South Norwood

🎀 The Subways, Mattiel, She Drew The Gun, and more!

 

Terminal V

πŸ“… April 13-14

πŸ“ The Royal Highland Centre + Showground, Edinburgh

🎧 Blawan, Ellen Allien, Fjaak, and many others!

 

Mark your calendars and get ready to party day to night!

The Great Escape

πŸ“… May 15-18

πŸ“ Brighton Beach, Brighton and Hove

🎀 BabyMorocco, Cardinals, Darren Kiely, and more!

 

Shindig Festival

πŸ“… May 23-26

πŸ“ Dillington Estate, Somerset

🎧 Groove Armada (DJ set), Brand New Heavies, Kurupt FM, and more!

Shindig Festival is turning 10 this year, so they’re throwing it back with some familiar faces and vibes. Teaming up with Chai Wallah, they’ve got techno, house, and drum and bass beats on deck. Plus, there’s dress-up fun with a magical creatures theme, comedy gigs, and spoken word poetry to keep you entertained. L

 

We Are FSTVL

πŸ“… May 24-26

πŸ“ Upminster, London

🎢 Eric Prydz, Chase and Status, Gorgon City, and many more!

This London dance festival always brings in a massive lineup of DJs from all over the world, and its 10th birthday bash is going to be epic!

 

Bearded Theory

πŸ“… May 23-26

πŸ“ Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent

🎸 Jane’s Addiction, Amyl and the Sniffers, Future Islands, and a bunch more

Bearded Theory is a super fun festival for the whole family, held at the huge 250-acre Catton Park estate. This year, they’re celebrating their 15th anniversary with an awesome lineup

GALA

πŸ“… May 24-26

πŸ“ Peckham Rye Park, London

🎀 Sherelle, Midland, Octo Octa b2b Eris Drew, and more!

 

Wide Awake Festival

πŸ“… May 25

πŸ“ Brockwell Park, London

🎧 Slowdive, Young Fathers, Ben UFO, and a bunch more!

 

Live At Leeds: In The Park

πŸ“… May 25

πŸ“ Temple Newsam Park, Leeds

🎸 The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Cribs, and many others!

 

Love Saves The Day

πŸ“… May 25-26

πŸ“ Ashton Court, Bristol

🎢 CamelPhat, The Streets, Rudimental, and more to come!

Bristol’s biggest music fest is back, promising a wicked weekend of love and vibes! Get ready for live drum and bass, dance, and electronic acts across eight stages.

 

Cross The Tracks

πŸ“… May 26

πŸ“ Brockwell Park, London

🎷 Erykah Badu, BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, and many more!

 

 

Forbidden Forest

πŸ“… May 31-June 2

πŸ“ Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

🌲 Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, and a whole bunch more

 

This festival is basically a three-day forest rave. Sounds awesome, right? And it’s getting more popular each year. Expect it to be a busy one.

 

Wychwood Festival

πŸ“… May 31-June 2

πŸ“ Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

🎀 Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, Sister Sledge, and a bunch more!

 

Mighty Hoopla

πŸ“… June 1-2

πŸ“ Brockwell Park, London

🎢 Nelly Furtado, Kim Petras, Jessie Ware, and more to groove to!

Live At Leeds is a rad one-day music fest with five stages! It kicked off in 2007 to celebrate Leeds’s 800th birthday and now draws fans from all over for awesome bands.

 

AVA

πŸ“… June 2-3

πŸ“ Titanic Slipways, Belfast

🎡 Bicep, Chroma, Kerri Chandler, and others to rock with!

 

Parklife

πŸ“… June 8-9

πŸ“ Heaton Park, Manchester

🎸 Doja Cat, Disclosure, J Hus, and many more to jam out with!

 

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

πŸ“… June 12-16

πŸ“ Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

🎢 Sugababes, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, and more under the stars!

 

Isle of Wight Festival

πŸ“… June 20-23

πŸ“ Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight

🎀 The Pretenders, Suede, Johnny Marr, and a whole bunch more!

 

Glastonbury

πŸ“… June 26-30

πŸ“ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

🎢 Line-up: To be confirmed

I mean do we even need to go onto this one..Glastonbury is back at Worthy Farm at the end of June for five days of non-stop fun! Sure, the headliners are unreal, but don’t stick to just one stage. You’ll find cool stuff everywhere, from brass bands rocking out to heavy metal hits to surprise DJ duos in tiny tents. It’s a wild mix of music and more!

 

Lytham Festival

πŸ“… July 3-7

πŸ“ Lytham Green

🎀 Hozier, Courteeners, Shania Twain, and more!

 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

πŸ“… July 5-7

πŸ“ Glynde Palace, East Sussex

🎷 Chaka Khan, Kool & The Gang, Joss Stone, and others!

 

Big Smoke Festival

πŸ“… July 6

πŸ“ Crystal Palace Park

🎧 Skepta, The Streets, Mahalia, and more!

 

The Recipe

πŸ“… July 6

πŸ“ Gunnersbury Park, London

πŸ”πŸ₯€ All-inclusive festival with Jazmine Sullivan and more!

 

Kew The Music

πŸ“… July 8-14

πŸ“ Kew Gardens, Richmond

🎢 Mika, Ronan Keating, Passenger, and others!

 

Junction 2

πŸ“… July (dates TBA)

πŸ“ Boston Manor Park, London

πŸ’ƒ Paul Kalkbrenner, Jeff Mills, Honey Dijon, and many more!

 

In The Park

πŸ“… July 12-14

πŸ“ Sefton Park, Liverpool

🎸 Jamie Webster, Cream Classical, and more!

 

Wireless

πŸ“… July 12-14

πŸ“ Finsbury Park, London

🎀 Nicki Minaj, Future, Sean Paul, and a bunch more!

 

Also Festival

πŸ“… July 12-14

πŸ“ Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

🎀 Adam Kay, Philippa Perry, Robin Ince, and more!

πŸ’Έ Weekend tickets from Β£137.50; also-festival.com

 

Beat-Herder

πŸ“… July 18-21

πŸ“ Lancashire

🎢 Leftfield, Orbital, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, and a bunch more!

Check out this new festival! It’s causing a stir on social media, and for good reason. R&B sensation Jazmine Sullivan is headlining, and get this: it’s all-inclusive! That means you can eat and drink as much as you want all day long. It sounds too good to be true, but we’ve double-checked, and yes, it’s for real. Plus, they’ve got amusement rides, a chill-out zone, and some delicious food options from Breddos Tacos, Dirty Burger, Sweet Dee’s Jerk, and Cecconi’s. Better grab your tickets fast!

 

Secret Garden Party: Roots

πŸ“… July 25-28

πŸ“ Abbots Ripon, Cambridgeshire

πŸŽ‰ Line-up: TBA

Secret Garden Party is like the festival everyone knows about but pretends they don’t! But let’s be real, it’s really cool. With its unique line-ups, crazy stage setups, and enough glitter for days! t’s back again in 2024, promising a fresh vibe and some new surprises.

 

Tramlines

πŸ“… July 26-28

πŸ“ Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

🎸 Paolo Nutini, Jamie T, Snow Patrol, and many more!

 

Truck Festival

πŸ“… July 26-28

πŸ“ Hill Farm, Oxfordshire

🎀 Jamie T, Wet leg, The Streets, and more!

 

WOMAD

πŸ“… July 25-28

πŸ“ Charlton Park, Wiltshire

🌍 Young Fathers, Sampa The Great, Alison Goldfrapp, and more!

Get ready for the 11th edition of this awesome festival! It’s back with a bunch of new speakers, performers, and cool stuff to do.

 

Kendal Calling

πŸ“… August 1-4

πŸ“ Lowther Deer Park, Lake District

🎡 Young Fathers, Gogol Bordello, Sampa The Great, and many more!

Valley Festival

πŸ“… August 1-4

πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol

🎀 The Feeling, Tinie Tempah, Sister Sledge, and more!

πŸ’Έ Weekend tickets from Β£137.50; also-festival.com

 

Wilderness

πŸ“… August 1-4

πŸ“ Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

🎢 Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware, De La Soul, and many more!

 

51st Festival

πŸ“… August 3

πŸ“ Copthall Playing Fields, Barnet, London

🎧 Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Spen, and a bunch more!

 

Boardmasters

πŸ“… August 7-11

πŸ“ Newquay, Cornwall

🎸 Stormzy, Chase & Status, Tom Odell, and more!

 

Houghton Festival

πŸ“… August 8-11

πŸ“ Houghton Hall, Norfolk

🎡 Surgeon, Horsemeat Disco, Mr Scruff, and many more!

 

We Out Here

πŸ“… August 15-18

πŸ“ Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

🎷 Floating Points, André 3000, Sampha, and more!

 

Beautiful Days

πŸ“… August 16-18

πŸ“ Escot Park, Devon

🎀 The Levellers, Richard Ashcroft, The Damned, and others!

 

This festival started back in 2003 by the Levellers. What’s so great about it? Well, for one, it’s all about the music, but it’s also super family-friendly. They’re big on keeping things real, saying no to corporate sponsors and making sure there are fun zones for kids to enjoy.

 

Shambala Festival

πŸ“… August 22-25

πŸ“ Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire

πŸŽ‰ Line-up: TBA

 

Field Day

πŸ“… August 24

πŸ“ Victoria Park, Hackney

🎢 Justice, PinkPantheress, 2manydjs, and more!

 

Lost Village

πŸ“… August 22-25

πŸ“ Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

🎡 Maribou State, Floating Points, Solomun, and many more!

Last year, the Standard called this festival “baby Glastonbury” because of its cool vibe. It’s held in Lincolnshire and it’s not your average festival – it’s more like a hidden gem in the forest! They pay attention to every little detail. It’s kind of like a secret club – if you’re not there, you won’t get it.

 

Creamfields

πŸ“… August 22-25

πŸ“ Daresbury, Cheshire

🎧 Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Fatboy Slim, and more!

πŸ†• Introducing APEX: a brand new 30,000 capacity indoor stage!

 

The Long Road

πŸ“… August 23-25

πŸ“ Stanford Hall, Leicestershire

🎸 Russell Dickerson, Colbie Caillat, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, and others!

The Long Road festival brings a taste of America to you with BBQ food, bourbon classes, and country music. They’ve got everything from hot wings to honky-tonk bars, so get ready for a good time with fellow music fans!

 

Big Feastival

πŸ“… August 23-25

πŸ“ Kingham, The Cotswolds

πŸ” Ella Henderson, Snow Patrol, Kate Nash, and more!

🎟️ Hosted by Blur’s Alex James at his Cotswolds farm!

 

Rally

πŸ“… August 24

πŸ“ Southwark Park, London

🎀 Mount Kimbie, Actress, Nilüfer Yanya, and more!

 

Body Movements

πŸ“… August 25

πŸ“ Southwark Park, London

🌈 COBRAH, Confidence Man, Peach, Saoirse, and others!

The LGBTQ+ dance fest is back for round four, bringing over 50 artists to Southwark Park. Get ready for a blast with DJ Saoirse and more!

 

Reading and Leeds

πŸ“… August 21-25

πŸ“ Wetherby (Leeds) & Reading (Reading)

🎸 Blink-182, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey, Skrillex, and more!

πŸ’ƒ A British festival-goer’s rite of passage!

 

Manchester Pride Festival

πŸ“… August 23-26

πŸ“ Canal Street, Manchester

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Line-up to be announced!

 

Victorious

πŸ“… August 23-25

πŸ“ Southsea, Portsmouth

🎡 Fatboy Slim, Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, and more!

 

Eastern Electrics

πŸ“… August 24

πŸ“ Lee Valley Showground, London

🎧 Jamie Jones, Skream b2b Sosa, Denis Sulta, and more!

 

Forwards Festival

πŸ“… August 31 – September 1

πŸ“ Clifton Downs, Bristol

🎡 Loyle Carner, Four Tet, Maribou State, LCD Soundsystem, and more!

πŸ—£οΈ Features discussions on tough topics like food poverty and the black experience.

This city music fest just kicked off last year with three stages and big-name acts. But it’s not just about the music – they’ve got a spot called “The Information” whereΒ  people talk about real issues like food poverty and the Black experience.

 

End of the Road

πŸ“… August 29-September 1

πŸ“ Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury

🎸 IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Sleater-Kinney, and many more!

🎭 Offers music, comedy, literature, film, and more.

This festival is back for 2024 with a mix of music, comedy, literature, film, and more.

 

Mucky Weekender

πŸ“… September 5-7

πŸ“ Vicarage Farm, Winchester

🎀 The Dualers, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, and more!

🎩 This year’s theme: The Mad Hatters Tea Party.

This festival, named after a Dub Pistols song, started in 2019 as a way for the band to connect with fans. It’s been a hit ever since, with Dub Pistols bringing in some great acts like Mungo’s HiFi, The Selecter, Hollie Cook, and The Hempolics.

 

Reminisce Festival

πŸ“… September 7

πŸ“ Sherdley Park, St. Helens

🎢 Line-up to be announced!

🌟 A feel-good nostalgia-fest near Liverpool.

 

Maiden Voyage

πŸ“… September 14

πŸ“ London (site TBC)

🎡 Arca, Adonis, Lady Shaka, Hunee, and more!

🎷 Organized by the team behind Camden’s Jazz Cafe.

Maiden Voyage is a newcomer to London’s music scene. It’s organised by the same people who run Jazz Cafe in Camden. Just like the venue’s diverse music taste, the festival’s lineup offers a mix of everything.

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