ATP Curated by TV On The Radio 

When May 10-12

Where Pontins, Camber Sands, Kent

The vibe All Tomorrows Parties (ATP) knows how to throw a party – the clue’s in the name! This chalet-based fest serves up awesome music without the mud.

Line-up TV On The Radio, De La Soul, MF Doom

Tickets £180


The Great Escape

When May 16-18

Where Brighton

The vibe Each year 15,000 people take over this south coast city to celebrate 350 of the most exciting new acts and bands across 30 venues city-wide. The UK’s leading new music event.

Line-up Tom Odell, Billy Bragg, Temples, Chvrches

Tickets £35+ 



When May 24-26

Where Turnpost Farm, Leicestershire

The vibe The ‘daddy of tribute’ festivals might just be honouring its influences, but the parties here are most certainly the real deal as the the bands the acts love to sound like get celebrated. A viable Glasto alternative!

Line-up Green Date, Four Fighters, The Hot Red Chili Peppers, Knot Slip

Tickets £29.50 day pass/£37 weekend (inc. camping)

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When May 24-26

Where Dublin

The vibe This camping-based celebration unites global good-vibe seekers for three days of partying, music, and respect for the environment and one another.

Line-up Groove Armada, Seth Troxler, Modeselektor

Tickets £118

Love Saves The Day

When May 10-12

Where Bristolthe vibe In its second year, this mecca for British music is back with a line-up of DJ and live acts set to pump beats through Bristol.

Line-up Bonoba (live), Feel The Real, Eats Everything

Tickets £39.50

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Ellie Goulding

Evolution Fest: Newcastle 

When May 26-27

Where Newcastle 

The vibe This much-loved event has developed into one of the UK’s most popular festivals for chart-toppers with credibility. 

Line-up The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding, Rudimental, Paloma Faith, Jake Bugg

Tickets £29.50 day/ £39.50 weekend



When June 7-9

Where Inverness, Scotland

The vibe This festival on Loch Ness is a beast of its own with rock, indie, pop and electronic music acts, and a load of funnymen in the comedy tent, too.

Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Ellie Goulding, Basement Jaxx 

Tickets £130+ weekend 

Parklife Weekender 

When June 8-9

Where Heaton Park, Manchester The Vibe After a sell-out 2012, this weekender aims to start the summer in style with a packed full

Line-up: Line-Up Plan B, Example, The Maccabees, Jurassic 5

Tickets £69.50 day pass 

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Bon Jovi

Isle of Wight 

When June 13-16

Where Newport, Isle of Wight

The vibe The legendary festival reborn in 2002 continues its dominance as one of the festival calendar mainstays. 

Line-up: The Stone Roses, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Blondie

Tickets: £75 day pass/ £185 weekend (inc. camping)


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The Stone Roses


When June 14-16

Where Donington Park, Leicestershire 

The vibe Rock gods of the past and present take the stage in the UK’s premier rock and metal fest that as always will be a paradise for headbangers. 

Line-up Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Korn, Motorhead, Rammstein

Tickets £195 weekend 


Beach Break Live 

When June 20-24

Where Newquay, Cornwall 

The vibe The UK’s premier surf haven’s transformed into a 100-hour beach town party with musicians, DJs, street art and poolside action. 

Line-up Jake Bugg, Aluna George, Devlin, Lucy Rose

Tickets £20 day pass/ £99 weekend (inc. camping)


ATP Curated by Deerhunter 

When June 21-23

Where Pontins, Camber Sands, KentThe Vibe The ATP crew welcome Atlanta’s finest, Deerhunter, as this year’s special guest curators.

Line-up Deerhunter, The Breeders, Atlas Sound, Panda Bear, Kim Gordon

Tickets £180 weekend



When July 5-7

Where Ribble Valley, LancashireThe Vibe B-H claims to be the birthday party your parents never let you have. Better late than never. A fancy-dress fest, it’s the ultimate dub, reggae, dance-punk-electronic-music fantasy. 

Line-up Jimmy Cliff, Jaguar Skills, Norman Jay MBE, Booka Shade (Live)

Tickets £111 weekend


When July 4-7

Where Vicarage Farm, Winchester

The vibe With the theme ‘the director’s cut’, this year’s event will be outfitted with all of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. A chance to dress to impress. 

Line-up Bastille, Mystery Jets, Friends

Tickets £85 weekend


Cornbury Festival 

When July 5-7

Where The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

The vibe This old country fayre turned music fest, celebrating its tenth birthday, is one of the maturer events, with pop, indie and the odd mega-legend, too. 

Line-up Squeeze, Imelda May, Keane, Echo And The Bunnymen, Van Morrison

Tickets £70 day pass/ £160 weekend pass (inc. camping) 


Hop Farm 

When July 5-7

Where Hop Farm, Kent

The vibe This festival prides itself on no sponsorship and branding, and is famed for both up-and-comers and big star-signing coups. 

Line-up My Bloody  Valentine, Rodriguez

Tickets: £65 day pass/ £135 weekend (inc. camping) 

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New Order

Live From Jodrell Bank 

When July 6-7, August 30

Where Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

The vibe Although it takes place in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope at the University of Manchester, all of the stars you need to see are on stage at this fast-rising concert series which snags some proper big acts.

Line-up New Order, Johnny Marr, Sigur Rós

Tickets £38.95+ 


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Mumford and Sons

T In The Park  

When July 12-14

Where Balado, Scotland

The vibe Seven stages of music at one of the UK’s most popular and riotous music festivals, which draws 85,000 people each year. 

Line-up Mumford And Sons, Rihanna, The Killers

Tickets £75 day pass/ £194 weekend pass 


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Bryan Adams

Magic Summer Live

When July 13-14

Where Guildford, Surrey

The vibe Guilfest is taking a year off, replaced by this radio-sponsored event, so expect big crowds at this home counties bash.

Line-up Bryan Adams, Jamiroquai, Joss Stone.

Tickets £67 day / £122 weekend (inc. camping)


When July 18-21

Where Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

The vibe Let your artsy side come alive at this laid-back culture fest with music, comedy, poetry, literature, film and more. 

Line-up Bloc Party, Foals

Tickets £84.50 day pass/ £190 weekend (inc. camping)


Deer Shed Festival 

When July 19-21Where Topcliffe, Yorkshire

The vibe The colossal 90-acre site is the perfect setting for the numerous storytellers, artists and musicians that perform at this music, arts and science fest. This year’s theme is ‘Machines’.

Line-up Edwyn Collins, Gaz Coombes, Willy Mason

Tickets £89+ weekend


Secret Garden Party 

When July 25-28

Where Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

The vibe Now attracting 32,000 lively people for a weekend of camping, melodies and revelry, this not-so-secret festival is a garden party gone crazy. 

Line-up Django Django, Hadouken, Public Service Broadcasting, Soulwax

Tickets £165 weekend 



Cambridge Folk Festival 

When July 25-28

Where Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge

The vibe As one of the oldest music festivals in the world, this fair attracts artists representing the gamut of folk music family, the vibe that comes with that, and even the odd pop star, too. 

Line-up The Mavericks, Bellowhead, KT Tunstall, Levellers, LAPD

Tickets £20+ day pass/ £126 weekend (inc. camping) 



When July 25-28

Where Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

The Vibe The festival, meaning World of Music, Arts and Dance, has something for all. A global village of shops complements the entertainment, all with the goal of promoting a multicultural society.  

Line-up Alice Russell, David Rodigan MBE, Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil

Tickets £145 weekend

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Plan B

Global Gathering 

When July 26-27

Where Long Marston, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Vibe This 12-stage dance marathon won Best Dance Fest at last year’s UK Festival Awards. Yep, it’s good.

Line-Up: Plan B, Disclosure, Nicky Romero, Example

Tickets: £115 weekend


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Primal Scream

Kendal Calling 

When July 26-28

Where Lowther Deer Park, Lake District 

The Vibe This contemporary rural fest maintains a limited capacity so the stages are easily accessible and queues at the bars are never long.

Line-up: Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, Primal Scream

Tickets: £125 weekend



When July 26-28

Where Bromyard, Herefordshire

The vibe This festival was born from a curious amalgamation of performance art, electronic sounds and traditional guitar strumming. Truly eclectic. 

Line-up The Strypes, Chas And Dave, Dub Pistols

Tickets £95 weekend

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Camp Bestival 

When August 1-4

Where Lulworth Castle, Dorset

The vibe A place where campers meet the friendly spirit of independent festivals with constructive arts and crafts and top literature, music acts and spoken word.

Line-up Richard Hawley, The Levellers, Gabrielle Aplin, Toots and the Maytals 

Tickets £200 weekend 

Eastern Electrics 

When August 2-4

Where Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire

The Vibe Combining leading purveyors of house and techno, with some fast-rising stars, this party promises to be mind-blowing. 

Line-up Joy Orbison, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Eats Everything

Tickets £40+ day/ £115 weekend (inc. camping)


Standon Calling 

When August 2-4

Where Standon, Hertfordshire 

The vibe Just 40 minutes from London, this hipster festival hosted Mumford And Sons and Florence And The Machine before they were huge, so expect big things from its carefully crafted bill. Also, there’s swimming pools, BBQs and a rave in a barn.

Line-up De La Soul, Band Of Skulls, Digitalism

Tickets: £99 weekend 


Boom Town Fair 

When August 8-11

Where Matterly Estate, HampshireThe Vibe The self-styled “maddest town in the UK” is conjured in the middle of the countryside and packed with 13,000 residents. There’s restaurants, comedy, theatre, music, fancy dress and more. Totally mental. 

Line-up The Selector, Mad Caddies, Toots And The Maytals

Tickets: £155 weekend



When August 8-11

Where Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

The vibe While there are some great acts on the line-up, the top-billed one might just be Cornbury Park itself – 1700 acres of almost untouched natural grandeur. A top-notch musical habitat. 

Line-up Empire Of The Sun, Noah And The Whale, Michael Kiwanuka, Rodriguez

Tickets £146.50 weekend

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V Festival 

When August 17-18

Where Hylands Park, Essex/Weston Park, Stratfordshire 

The vibe Like listening to the radio, but live. Big crowd favourites, chart-toppers and indie upstarts. 

Line-up Beyoncé, Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics, The Script, Calvin Harris, Jessie J

Tickets: £89 day/ £185 weekend (inc. camping)

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The Prodigy


When August 23-25

Where Daresbury, Cheshire 

The vibe Repeat winner of UK’s Best Dance Fest, this mega-outdoor club brings 40,000 beat addicts together. 

Line-up The Prodigy, David Guetta, Avicii, Skream, Afrojack, Groove Armada

Tickets £70 day/ £150+ weekend (inc. camping)

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Green Day

Reading and Leeds 

When August 23-25

Where Richfield Avenue, Reading/ Bramham Park, Leeds

The vibe Huge names in rock, punk and alternative travel across two locations at this all-out rock fest that is known for having the biggest and best acts. A bank holiday weekend institution.

Line-Up: Biffy Clyro, Green Day, Eminem, Fall Out Boy, Deftones, Editors

Tickets: £90 day / £200 weekend (inc camping) /

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Sigur Ros

End of the Road 

When August 30-September 1

Where Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset

The vibe An old-fashioned festival that guarantees top food, beer and music. 

Line-Up Sigur Rós, Belle And Sebastian, David Byrne

Tickets £165 weekend



When September 5-8

Where Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

The vibe Today’s stars and legends from yesteryear combine at this Rob Da Bank-curated musos’ fave.

Line-up Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand

Tickets £199 weekend


Festival No.6 

When September 13-15

Where Portmeirion, Wales

The vibe Awarded best new festival after its first year, this banquet of music and arts returns for an encore.

Line-up Manic Street Preachers, James Blake, Everything Everything

Tickets: £70 day/ £180+ weekend


Green Man 

When August 15-18

Where Glanusk Park, Wales

The vibe Mischief and misrule run amok in the Black Mountains, where all-night bonfires, locally sourced food, and ale and cider sippings add to the Welsh wilderness magic.

Line-up Band Of Horses, Ben Howard, The Horrors

Tickets £145+ weekend

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Primal Scream

Beautiful Days 

When August 16-18

Where Escot Park, Devon

The vibe Get ready for some of the above in picturesque Devon. There’s healing areas, real ale bars and a seated theatre tent to add to the glorious tunes. 

Line-up Primal Scream, Ocean Colour Scene, Levellers

Tickets £120 weekend



When August 23-26

Where Cheltenham Racecourse

The vibe Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, this Christian-based festival has a history of inclusive and diverse performance acts. 

Line-up Amadou & Mariam, Lemar, Mama Rosin

Tickets £109 weekend 



When September 28

Where Brighton

The vibe No matter what way you shake it, this event, where every after-party requires its own after-party, is sure to provide an explosive end to summer.

Line-up Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, DJ Fresh, Delilah

Tickets £45



When June 26-30

Where Pilton, Somerset

The Vibe The king of all festivals returns after a year off with a line-up that absolutely rocks, with Mumford And Sons, Arctic Monkeys and the Rolling Stones headlining.

But this iconic event is about more than just the music, with 150,000 festivalgoers revelling in the wide variety of entertainments on offer.  

Line-up Primal Scream, Portishead, Public Enemy, Cat Power, Palma Violets, Foals, Alt-J, The Vaccines

Tickets £205+


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