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There are more music festivals in the UK than you could shake an overpriced lukewarm pint of lager at - that's why we've done the legwork for you and gathered together every major music festival happening in the UK this summer right here.

The Great Escape

When 10-12 May
Where Brighton
The Vibe A huge festival with hundreds of acts as well hotels and hostels for those not keen on smelly tents.
Line-up DZ Deathrays, Maximo Park, We Are Scientists, Mystery Jets, Dry The River and more.
Tickets £49.50

» escapegreat.com


Liverpoool Sound City

When 17–19 May
Where Liverpool
The Vibe Showcasing some of the biggest indie acts around for a three-day fun-filled party. 
Line-up Alkaline Trio, Death In Vegas, The Temper Trap, Bear In Heaven, By The Sea.
TICKETS £45

» liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk



Noisily 

 When 25-27 May
Where Between Leicester and Market Harborough
The Vibe A relentless electronic party in a beautiful location, with beautiful people and “unrestrained hedonism”.
Line-up Audio Bullys, Spektre, Mark Broom, Ed Solo.
Tickets £65+

» noisilyfestival.com


 

Love Saves The Day

When 3 June
Where Castle Park, Bristol
The Vibe A team from Glastonbury have set up a festival purporting to be “a mecca for British music”. 
Line-up Annie Mac, Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Mr Scruff.
tickets £25+

» lovesavestheday.org



Evolution

When 3–4 June
Where Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Vibe After the success of previous years, expect more chart-topping acts than ever.
Line-up Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, Deadmau5, Miles Kane.
tickets Weekend from £35, day passes £25 

» evolutionfestival.co.uk

 

Rockness

When 8–10 June
Where Loch Ness, Scotland
The Vibe A festival on Loch Ness speaks for itself! Indie, electro, rock and everything else in between.
Line-up Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Friendly Fires, Justice, Ed Sheeran, Noah and the Whale.
tickets £159

» rockness.co.uk

 

Rough Beats
 

When 8–10 June
Where Clapham, North Yorkshire
The Vibe Hidden in the Yorkshire Dales, including weather-proof stages (expect it to rain, a lot).
Line-up Pulled Apart By Horses, Gryff Rhys, Azealia Banks.
Tickets One day £30, weekend £65 inc camping

» roughbeatsfestival.co.uk

 

Parklife

When 9–10 June
Where Platt Fields Park, Manchester
The Vibe Expect this to be a mammoth carnival to welcome the summer, with top music and some of the best artists and bands of their respective genres.
Line-up Flaming Lips, Dizze Rascal, Justice.
Tickets Weekend tickets £64.50 including booking fee

» parklife.uk.com

 

Glade

When 14–17 June
Where Houghton Hall, Norfolk
The Vibe A full-on electronic music fest where you can party the night away as it’s licensed until 8am. 
Line-up Daedalus, Sven Vath, Vitalic, Pretty Lights, Rusko.
tickets £135

» gladefestival.com

 

Beach Breaks Live

When 4–18 June
Where Pembrey Country Park, South Wales
The Vibe A British beach party (optimistic!) billed as “The UK student festival”. You’ll love it or hate it…
Line-up Dizzee Rascal, Chase And Status, Friendly Fires, The Maccabees.
tickets Non-student weekend ticket £119

» beachbreaklive.com

 

Golden Down

When 15–17 June
Where Black Bush Valley, Hampshire
The Vibe Expect great chill-out, hip hop and avante garde tunes at this relaxed affair.
Line-up Roots Manuva, Lee Scratch Perry, The Herbaliser.
tickets Weekend £125

» goldendownfestival.co.uk

 

Isle of Wight

 When 21–24 June
Where Newport, Isle of Wight
The Vibe Rock gods and alternative kings take to the stage at this historic festival (Jimi Hendrix once played). 
Line-up Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Feeder, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Lana Del Ray
tickets £190 (camping)

» isleofwightfestival.com



Eden Sessions

When June 23–July 8
Where Eden Project, Cornwall
The Vibe More day events than a festival, so leave your tent at home. It’s set against the stunning backdrop of the project’s twin eco-domes. 
Line-up Tim Minchin, Blink 182, Example, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Plan B, Noah and the Whale, The Vaccines. 
Tickets £35+

» edenproject.com/sessions

 

Cornbury

When June 29–July 1
Where The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
The Vibe It’s a festival witha country fair atmosphere. It’s family-friendly, so expect kids to be running loose.
Line-up James Morrison, Jools Holland, Pixie Lott, Alison Moyet, Aloe Blacc.
Tickets £65+

» cornburyfestival.com


 

Hop Farm

When June 29–July 1
Where Hop Farm, Kent
The Vibe Expect none other than Bob Dylan at this fest, which prides itself on no sponsorship or branding. Just how Dylan used to be. 
Line-up Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Maximo Park, The Stranglers, Suede.
Tickets Weekends £162

» hopfarmfestival.com

 

Beat Herder

When June 29–July 1
Where Ribble Valley, Lancashire
The Vibe A fancy-dress themed electronic party in beautiful forest surroundings, with a mini village amongst the trees. A fantasy-festival.
Line-up Orbital, Mr Scruff, Lee Scratch Perry, James Holden, Goldie.
Tickets £100+

» beatherder.co.uk

 

Nova

When 5–8 July
Where Bignor Park, West Sussex
The Vibe From the people who brought us Big Chill comes a festival of arts, music, theatre, movies and comedy.
Line-up Ghostpoet, Speech Debelle, Norman Jay, Abandoman.
Tickets Weekends £139

» novafestival.co.uk

 

T in the Park

When 6–8 July
Where Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland
The Vibe One of the most popular festivals in Britain – some artists consider it the best around. Known for its lively audiences, too. 
Line-up Snow Patrol, Calvin Harris, Stone Roses, Jessie J. 
Tickets £179+

» tinthepark.com



Wakestock
 

When 6–8 July
Where Cardigan Bay, Wales
The Vibe Europe’s biggest wakeboard music fest, with DJs and bands overlooking the beaches of Cardigan Bay.
Line-up Calvin Harris, Zane Lowe, Katy B, The All American Rejects.
Tickets £100+

» wakestock.co.uk

 

Larmer Tree

When 11–15 July
Where Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire/Dorset border.
The Vibe With more than 70 diverse artists, hundreds of free workshops, comedy, street theatre, carnival processions and great music it’s no surprise this festival has lasted 22 years.
Line-up Amadou And Mariam, The Levellers, Jools Holland, Tim Minchin.
Tickets £140+ 

» larmertreefestival.co.uk

 


Latitude

When 13–15 July
Where Henham Park, Sunrise Coast, Suffolk
The Vibe With some incredible activities, including a literary arena, contemporary art exhibitions, forest and lakeside stages, this is the festival for culture (and the cous-cous middle classes). 
Line-up The Modfather Paul Weller, Elbow, Bon Iver,  Jack Dee, Tim Minchin.
Tickets £75+

» lattitudefestival.co.uk



Guilfest

When 13–15 July
Where Stoke Park, Guildford
The Vibe It’s been nominated twice as the best medium-sized festival in the UK, so expect this to be busy.
Line-up Olly Murs, Jools Holland, Jimmy Cliff, Tim Minchin, Tulisa.
Tickets Weekend £135.50

» guilfest.co.uk



Vintage
 

When 13–15 July
Where Boughton Estate, Northamptonshire
The Vibe A unique venture featuring music from the 40s –80s, alongside seriously dressed-up punters.
Line-up Sergio Mendes, Nouvelle Vague, St Etienne.
Tickets £139 weekends

» vintagefestival.co.uk


Secret Garden Party

When 19-22 July
Where Huntgindon
The vibe Winner of best small fest in 2010, SGP is hugely popular among flamboyant creative types. Friendly people, magical surroundings and activities, what more could you want?
line up Orbital, Little Roy, The Ladykillers, King Charles, KT Tunstall, Little Dragon, Passenger, Utah Saints.
Tickets Weekend £195

» secretgardenparty.com



Truck

 

When 20–21 July
Where Hill Farm, Steventon 
The Vibe A rock, indie and electronica fest with ‘a little touch of village’. 
Line-up The Temper Trap, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Mystery Jets, The Low Anthem.
Tickets Weekends £59+

» thisistruck.com



Rewind
 

When 20–22 July
Where Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
The Vibe A good reason to head north, Rewind looks set to smash it again this year with its retro-line up, eclectic mix of street entertainment, karaoke, funfairs, and, yes, luxury loos.
Line-up Midge Ure, UB40, Right Said Fred, The Village People, Rick Astley.
Tickets Weekends £95, days £50 

» rewindfestival.com



Deer Shed

When 20–22 July
Where Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
The Vibe Having sold out last year, and with a huge 90-acre site, expect circus cabaret, headline music and arts.
Line-up Saint Etienne, Dutch Uncles, Club Smith, Cashier No 9, Villagers.
Tickets £69+

» deershedfestival.com

 

Cambridge Folk Fest

When 26–29 July
Where Cherry Hinton Hall
The Vibe One of the longest- running festivals in the world, this popular event is renowned for its folk-focused line up. There are also music workshops and a young musician competition. 
Line-up Billy Bragg, Four Men And A Dog, The Proclaimers.
Tickets Weekends £120

» cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
 

 

Nozstock
 

When 27–29 July
Where Bromyard, Herefordshire
The Vibe With sounds from folk to punk and a myths and legends theme, this festival is “a rural slice of English eccentricy”, according to Russell Howard.
Line-up The Proclaimers, Dreadzone, Skinny Listers, The Correspondents.
Tickets £80 weekend

» nozstock.com

 

Magic Loungeabout

When 27–29 July
Where Broughton Hall, Yorkshire
The Vibe Aside from the great name, this promises to be one of the most imaginative festivals in the North and the ultimate escape to the country. Don’t miss out.
Line-up Chic, The Charlatans, Lucy Rose, Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Tickets Weekends £119

» themagicloungeabout.net

 

Womad

When 27–29 July
Where Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
The Vibe Womad prides itself on having a little bit of everything, with music, art and beautiful installations littering the landscape. 
Line-up Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Orquestra Buena Visa Social Club, Raghu Dixit, The Small Gods.
Tickets Weekends £135 

» womad.co.uk

 

Global Gathering

When 27–29 July
Where Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Vibe Undeniably one of the top international electronic music festival brands, GG boasts a tireless 12 stages of serious techno, house, trance, and drum ‘n’ bass for the energetic clubhounds.
Line-up Chase And Status, Tinie Tempah, Armin Van Buuren, Maverick Sabre.
Tickets £105+

» globalgathering.com
 

 

Camp Bestival

 When 26-29 July
Where  Lulworth Castle, Dorset
The Vibe One of the premiere summer events. Expect fairground-style fun, art performances as well as rock and electronica.
Line-up Happy Mondays, Kool and the Gang, DJ Yoda.
Tickets Weekends £185

» campbestival.net

 

Standon Calling

When 3–5 August
Where Standon, Hertfordshire
The Vibe Swimming pools, secret stages and creative colourful installations are just a few reasons why you should go here. Oh, and it’s only 40 minutes from London.
Line-up Death in Vegas, Beardyman, Fat Freddys Drop, Field Music.
Tickets Weekends £99

» standon-calling.com

 


Boom Town Fair

When 9-12 August
Where Matterly Estate, Hampshire
The Vibe A town packed with restaurants, houses, back alleys, stages and cinemas, is constructed. Or, as the organisers say, it’s “the UK’s maddest city.” One of a kind. 
Line-up Reel Big Fish, Asian Dub Foundation, Caspa
Tickets £90+

» boomtownfair.co.uk

 

Wilderness
 

When 10–12 August
Where  Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
The Vibe This is billed as a celebration of the arts, but also expect cricket, top meals and stunning surroundings. 
Line-up Wilco, Spiritualized, Field Music, Stornoway
Tickets £119+ 

» wildernessfestival.com

 

Beautiful Days

When 17–19 August
Where Escot Park, Devon
The Vibe This award-winning event will host six stages of music, comedy, food and real ale bars.
Line-up  Richard Thompson, Inspiral Carpets, The Waterboys, Frank Turner, Public Image Ltd.
Tickets £120+

» beautifuldays.org

 

Green Man

When 17–19 August
When Glanusk Park, Wales
The Vibe Set amongst truly spectacular scenery, Green Man is back with its famous mix of fun and frolicking, and the odd spot of music, comedy, art workshops and shows.
Line-up Van Morrison, Adam Buxton, Cashier No 9.
Tickets £145+

» greenman.net

 

V Festival

When 18–19 August
Where Hylands Park, Essex/ Weston Park, Staffordshire
The Vibe Chart-topper-tastic. This event pulls in big bands – and you’re bound to see the cast of TOWIE.
Line-up The Stone Roses, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Tickets Weekends with camping £190.50 (sold out)

» vfestival.com

 


Green Belt

When 24–27 August
Where Cheltenham Racecourt
the vibe Evolved from a Christian festival, Green Belt promises high-profile talks and top music.
Line-up Peter Tatchell, The Proclaimers.
Tickets Weekends £99

» greenbelt.org.uk

 

Creamfields

When 24–26 August
Where Daresbury, Cheshire
The Vibe This famed dance party is renowned for being  one of the biggest and best electronic raves around. 
Line-up David Guetta, Tiesto and Calvin Harris, Creamfields, Sub Focus, Eric Prydz, Example, Groove Armada, Deadmau5, Richie Hawtin.
Tickets  Two-day £135

» creamfields.com

 

Reading and Leeds

When 24–26 August
Where Richfield Avenue, Reading/Bramham Park, Leeds
The Vibe In Glasto’s absence this is the biggie, promising some huge names in rock spread across two sites. 
Line-up Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, Florence + The Machine.
Tickets Weekends £197.50, day passes from £85 

» readingfestival.com 

» leedsfestival.com



End of the Road

When Aug 31–Sept 2
Where Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset
The Vibe Set in an enchanted forest, with old-fashioned ‘plain good music’.
Line-up Grizzly Bear, Mark Lanegan Band, Grandaddy. Tickets Weekends £150

» endoftheroadfestival.com

 

Bestival

When 6–9 September
Where  Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight
The Vibe The most upcoming of the British festivals, with a hippy vibe.
Line-up Stevie Wonder, New Order, The XX, Soulwax, Sigur Ros, Friendly Fires, Orbital, Spiritualized, SBTRKT.
Tickets £180+

» bestival.net

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