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The complete list of top UK summer festivals 2019

Festival season is fast approaching so you better get your outfits together and tickets sorted soon! Here you can find the lowdown of the biggest and best UK summer festivals this year and begin to pencil in those very important dates so you don’t miss out on a thing!



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June

July

August




June Festivals


Camden Rocks Festival


The huge multi-venue Camden Rocks Festival is going bigger than ever before this year by doubling the number of bands to 400 and doubling the length of the festival to two days! The line-up this year includes Frank Turner, Deaf Havana, The Pigeon Detectived, New Model Army, Ash, Wheatus, The Wonder Stuff, Ginger Wildheart, Rat Boy and Carl Barât. This time, there’s also an Aftershow on both Saturday and Sunday for a full weekend of non-stop rock.


When: 1 – 2 June

Where: Various venues in Camden Town, London

Price: £79.10 weekend ticket; £45.20 day ticket + £11.30 Aftershow ticket

Website: camdenrocksfestival.com




Gottwood


This Welsh woodland festival is a treasured experience for underground electronic music-lovers and this year Gottwood plans to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in style. Across the 10 stages, there’ll be a line-up of DJs covering bass, breaks, techno and house. Plus, to keep up with the intimate appeal of Gottwood, the festival continues to have a capacity of 5,000, so you won’t be miles from the action. This independent festival is one of Wales’ best-kept secrets!


When: 6 – 9 June

Where: Llanfaethlu, Anglesey

Price: £180 (+BF) tier 4 weekend ticket including camping

Website: gottwood.co.uk




Field Day


Field Day has moved to a groundbreaking new location which offers festival-goers 10 acres of outdoor space and four giant warehouses of space to explore! The biggest warehouse will even be open all day and all night for ticket holders to make the most of their time at Field Day. The team behind the festival promises never-before seen staging and state of the art production in a bid to reinvent what a London festival can be. Headliners include: Skepta, Jorja Smith, Diplo, Jungle and Pusha-T.


When: 7 – 8 June

Where: Meridian Water, London

Price: £67.50 (+BF) tier 2 weekend ticket

Website: fielddayfestival.com




Parklife


Parklife means business this year and isn’t a festival that plans to go unnoticed with its star-studded line-up including Cardi B, George Ezra, Solange, The Streets, Migos, Khalid, Disclosure, Major Lazer Sound System, Christine and the Queens, Eric Prydz, Nas, Chase & Status, Dave, Mura Masa, Jungle and Mark Ronson, among many more! The venue is located in the north of Manchester and has a long history of hosting big events due to its impressive size of 600 acres.


When: 8 – 9 June

Where: Heaton Park, Manchester

Price: £125 (+BF) weekend ticket

Website: Parklife.uk.com




Isle of Wight Festival


Starting in the 1960s as a European equivalent to Woodstock, the Isle of Wight Festival has come a long way since then thanks to its revival in 2002. The festival prides itself on being inclusive to all ages and a home to real music. The line-up this year includes Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim, Courteeners, Bastille and Madness.


When: 13 – 16 June

Where: Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight

Price: £175 (+BF) adult weekend ticket including camping;
£160 (+BF) student weekend ticket including camping;
£145 (+BF) Islander weekend ticket including camping

Website: isleofwightfestival.com




Download


Download describes itself as ‘the UK’s premier rock festival’ and won the ‘Best Major Festival’ title from UK Festival Awards last year. The new ‘Mind The Dog’ experience offers free mindfulness gatherings where you can try out some meditation. Some big names on this year’s line-up are Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, Slash, Die Antwoord, Smashing Pumpkins, Whitesnake, Trivium, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Slayer, Skindred and Dream Theater.


When: 14 – 16 June

Where: Donington Park, Leicestershire

Price: £220 (+BF) 5-night ticket including camping

Website: downloadfestival.co.uk




Glastonbury Festival


One of the UK’s most highly anticipated festivals is returning this year following a swift break in 2018 to let the festival grounds recover. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, with an expected turnout of around 200,000 people this year. Across the five days, there will be music from chart-topping artists including The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, Kylie, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala.


When: 26 – 30 June

Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

Price: £248 (+BF) 5-night ticket including camping

Website: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk




Community


Although just one day in duration, this London music festival can still attract a giant crowd—last year saw a turnout of over 37,000 festivalgoers. This is the third year that Community has brought all your indie favourites to the big stage and you can count on them to deliver when it comes to British guitar bands. This year you can catch shows from The Kooks, Blossoms, Don Broco, The Hunna, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon, Sea Girls and Swmrs.


Date: 30 June

Where: Finsbury Park, London

Price: £40 (+BF) ticket

Website: communityfestival.london




July Festivals


Barn On The Farm


Winner of The Grassroots Festival Award 2018, Barn on the Farm offers a vibrant, intimate festival in the natural surroundings of Gloucester. The festival is renowned for hosting some of the biggest global talents right before they make it big, for example in the past they’ve had sets from Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Ben Howard, Bastille and Tom Odell. Seeing as the festival has a limited capacity you probably won’t ever get a chance to see these soon-to-be big names so up close and personal again. This year there will be sets from Sam Fender, Maggie Rogers, Lewis Capaldi (10th-anniversary performance), Jade Bird and Grace Carter.


When: 4 – 7 July

Where: Over Farm, Gloucester

Price: £120 (+BF) 3-day general admission ticket

Website: barnonthefarm.co.uk




Electric Fields


Changing their location this year, Electric Fields will be moving to a bigger home to welcome even more festival-goers than ever before. The headliners this year include Metronomy, The Vaccines, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Friendly Fires, Sleaford Mods, The Futureheads and The Lovely Eggs. On top of the music, the team behind one of Scotland’s best street food market—The Pit—will be at Electric Fields to offer an array of incredibly enticing food that is sure to keep all you foodies satisfied.


When: 4 – 6 July

Where: SWG3, Glasgow

Price: £104.50 3-day weekend ticket

Website: electricfieldsfestival.com




Barclaycard Presents: British Summer Time Hyde Park


British Summer Time Hyde Park is one of the most popular UK festivals. It has an ability to bring music legend after music legend to the stage each year. This year is no different with superstars Celine Dion (5th), Stevie Wonder (6th), Barbra Streisand (7th), Florence + The Machine (13th) and Robbie Williams (14th) gracing everyone with their presence. Neil Young and Bob Dylan will also play a stand-alone concert on 12 July. If you fancy treating yourself to a VIP experience, there are loads of options available.


When: 5 – 7 & 13 – 14 July

Where: Hyde Park, London

Price: Varies per event

Website: bst-hydepark.com


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Coventry Godiva Festival


Coventry’s free festival is still blooming this July, and with a turnout of 115,000 festival-goers last year, you can expect another hugely successful British party. This year, the event will host pop-rock boy band, Busted, as the Sunday headliner, with folk-rock band, Levellers, set to headline the Friday night Main Stage. An array of music genres offers a little something for everyone. It’s a family-friendly environment with plenty of good food and good entertainment to enjoy.


When: 5 – 7 July

Where: War Memorial Park, Coventry

Price: £2 admin fee

Website: godivafestival.com




Folk in a Field Festival


Folk in a Field Festival brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The award-winning festival is surrounded by woods contributing to a real get-away-from-it-all vibe. 2019 features 20 artists including Black Water County, Noble Jacks, Mr Tea and the Minions and Morganway, plus free music workshops, a holistic hub and of course, great beer and great company in a woodland environment.


When: 5 – 7 July

Where: Bradmoor Woods, West Acre, Norfolk

Price: £65 (+BF) 3-day advance ticket including camping;
individual and multiple day tickets also available

Website: folkinafield.co.uk




Love Supreme


Former record executive, Ciro Romano, created Love Supreme as a way to meld great European jazz festivals with the culture of UK camping music festivals, and by all means he’s succeeded in his ambition. Alongside listening to talented musicians such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight and The Cinematic Orchestra, you can partake in wellness classes, yoga and swimming sessions, hill walks and so much more.


When: 5 – 7 July

Where: Glynde Place, East Sussex

Price: £174.90 tier 2 weekend ticket including standard camping;
£148.50 tier 2 weekend ticket

Website: lovesupremefestival.com




Wireless


The biggest names in urban music will be at Wireless this year, will you? The headlining acts across the three-day festival are Cardi B (Friday), Travis Scott (a UK festival exclusive on Saturday) and A$AP Rocky (Sunday). Other big names joining them are Migos, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Stefflon Don, Gunna, Tyga, Ella Mai, Young Thug, AJ Tracey and Juice Wrld. There’s a whole host of grime, trap dancehall and hip-hop stars!


When: 5 – 7 July

Where: Finsbury Park, London

Price: £175 (+BF) 3-day weekend ticket;
£127.50 (+BF) 2-day ticket

Website: wirelessfestival.co.uk


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Henley Festival


Picture this: a sophisticated, glamorous festival where everyone is sipping bubbly under the stars whilst enjoying performances from the likes of Boy George, Jessie J and Tom Odell. To top it all off, you’re feasting on some gorgeous food prepared by Michelin star-rated chef, Angela Hartnett MBE. Henley Festival also works with charities that help nurture creativity and educate young people in the importance of staying mentally well.


When: 10 – 14 July

Where: Various venues in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Price: £235 (+BF) Evening Weekend Grandstand Package;
£175 (+BF) Evening Weekend Lawn Package

Website: henley-festival.co.uk




2000Trees Festival


Many different reviewers cite 2000trees as the UK’s coolest independent festival and it’s also a multi-award winning festival. It was crowned 2018’s ‘Best Medium-sized Festival’ by UK Festival Awards. The headlining acts include Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (Thursday) and You Me At Six (Friday).


When: 11 – 13 July

Where: Upcote Farm, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Price: £129.50 (+BF) 3-day ticket including camping;
£116.55 (+BF) 3-day student/emergency services/NHS/armed services
ticket including camping

Website: twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk




Nass


Nass isn’t your standard festival, instead, it mixes music with skateboarding, BMX and street art. Top competitors in each field come from all over the world to perform to a live audience and gain international acclaim. Headliners at this year’s festival are Giggs (Friday), Rudimental (Saturday) and Cypress Hill (Sunday). Across the seven stages are Pendulum, Hannah Wants, Akala, IAMDDB and many more talented performers.


When: 11 – 14 July

Where: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, near Bristol

Price: £135 (+BF + £5 refundable Litter Bond) tier 2 weekend ticket
including camping

Website: nassfestival.com




Noisily Festival


Noisily prides itself on being a one of a kind, alternative festival for underground music and its many fans. Their mantra is all about using music and art to promote inclusivity, self-expression and all-round wellness. In the Leicestershire woods, this venue offers a unique festival experience spread across three different stages with completely different atmospheres to enjoy. The 2019 line-up includes Alex Stein, Captain Hook, Icicle, Beth Lydi, Gaudium and Kyrist.


When: 11 – 15 July

Where: Noseley Hall, Leicester

Price: £175 (+BF) weekend ticket including camping

Website: noisilyfestival.com




The Beat-Herder Festival


The Beat-Herder Festival began in 2006 inside a much smaller space and with just 1,200 guests! The festival has since seen a massive expansion, including an additional 16 areas for music, 14 bars, 40+ stalls and even a few fairgrounds. The Beat-Herder has a proven track record of doing festivals a little differently. They rely on a big communal effort to bring all the unique and personal details to life. The line-up this year includes Rudimental, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Hannah Wants and Skream.


When: 12 – 14 July

Where: The Ribble Valley, Sawley, Lancashire

Price: £174.45 tier 4 weekend ticket including camping

Website: beatherder.co.uk




Lovebox


The conception of Lovebox started in 2002 and it has come a long way since
then. This is the second year in their new home at Gunnersbury Park where Lovebox festival continues to expand festival-goers’ expectations with a line-up of several different genres. This year has some big headliners, with Solange headlining on Friday night and Chance The Rapper headlining on Saturday. You can also look forward to performances from Giggs, 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, Brockhampton and Loyle Carner.


When: 12 – 13 July

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London

Price: £120 (+BF) 2-day ticket

Website: loveboxfestival.com


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Trnsmt


TRNSMT is one of Scotland’s biggest festivals and is host to a variety of music: from big names in the industry, to the very best local talent. The 2019 headliners are Stormzy (Friday), Catfish and the Bottlemen (Saturday) and George Ezra (Sunday). Other big stars joining them across the two stages are Gerry Cinnamon, Years & Years, Bastille, Example, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, Sigrid, Mabel, The Kooks, The Wombats, Circa Waves and Tom Grennan.


When: 12 – 14 July

Where: Glasgow Green

Price: £155 (+BF) weekend ticket

Website: trnsmt.com



Citadel


Citadel is known as Lovebox’s laidback little sibling as it shares the same location and picks up where Lovebox finishes the day before. This one-day festival is back again to bring festival-goers more of what the love, top quality music and memories. There will be a range of successful artists performing, including Catfish and The Bottlemen, Rag’N’Bone Man, Friendly Fires, Bear’s Den, Matt Corby and DMA’s. There’s also a huge variety of gorgeous street food to dig your teeth into, plus yoga classes and creative workshops for anyone who is keen in that kind of thing.


When: 14 July

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London

Price: £54.50 (+BF) General Admissions Ticket

Website: citadelfestival.com




Bluedot


Bluedot is only a toddler of a festival as it comes up to its fourth year, but don’t let its youthfulness fool you. The celebrations this year are going to be huge as they mark the 50th anniversary since the first manned moon landing! Bluedot encompasses all things music, science and cosmic culture— whilst underneath the iconic Lovell Telescope! Headliners at this year’s festival are Kraftwerk 3-D, New Order and Hot Chip.


When: 18 – 21 July

Where: Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire

Price: £169 (+BF) tier 3 weekend ticket including camping; £31.90 Thursday entry upgrade

Website: discoverthebluedot.com




Latitude


Awarded ‘Best Family Festival’ in 2018 and ‘Best Major Festival’ in 2017 by the UK Festival Awards, Latitude has gained much global recognition. This summer, they will be welcoming big stars to headline George Ezra (Friday), Snow Patrol (Saturday) and Lana Del Rey (Sunday) will be at the Obelisk Arena. Alongside great music, Latitude also provides great comedy, and this year they’ll have stand-up comedians Russell Kane, Michelle Wolf and Jason Manford ready to leave the crowd in fits of laughter.


When: 18 – 21 July

Where: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Price: £202.50 (+BF) weekend ticket including camping

Website: latitudefestival.com




Nozstock The Hidden Valley


After 20 years of success, Nozstock is returning once again to Herefordshire. The festival prides itself on catering for everyone with a range of music genres and several different events—many being specially tailored to entertain kids, teens, students, seasoned festival-goers and even the elderly. During this year’s line-up you can catch shows from Rudimental (DJ set), Soul II Soul, The Skatalites, David Rodigan and many more.


When: 18 – 21 July

Where: Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire

Price: £145 (+BF + £5 refundable Eco Bond) tier 4
4-day ticket including camping

Website: nozstock.com




Tramlines


Tramlines calls itself ‘Sheffield’s biggest ever party’ and they don’t intend to calm it down this year with a line-up of more than 70 artists across four stages. There will also be live comedy, a pop-up cinema and a big family-friendly area. The headliners this summer are Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rodgers & Chic. Tramlines also provide a platform for local talent to perform as a way to celebrate Sheffield’s homegrown creativity—so there will be plenty of up-and-coming acts to discover.


When: 19 – 21 July

Where: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

Price: £79.50 (+BF) tier 6 weekend ticket

Website: tramlines.org.uk


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Liverpool International Music Festival


Are you ready for the city’s biggest and best party? The stage is set once again to bring global household names alongside the most exciting emerging new talent that LIMF is renowned for. Heading to Sefton Park this year is an eclectic and unmissable line-up including Sigma, Disco Classical with special guest Sister Sledge feat. Kathy Sledge, De La Soul, Ella Eyre, Yxng Bane, Nao, Maverick Sabre, M-22, Kenny Dope, Jazzie B, Norman Jay MBE and many more.


When: 20 – 21 July

Where: Sefton Park, Liverpool

Price: £11 day ticket

Website: limfestival.com




Splendour


Chart-topping acts, Manic Street Preachers and The Specials are this year’s headliners at Splendour and with over 20 combined UK top 10 hits, it’s not a show you will want to miss out on. At Splendour it’s not just about the music, there is a lot else going on to make the day a memorable experience for everyone. This includes independent market stalls, gem anthems silent disco and many kid-friendly activities including a funfair!


When: 20 July

Where: Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Price: £56.65 General Admission Ticket; £45.65 Nottingham Resident Ticket

Website: splendourfestival.com




Kendal Calling


Kendal Calling is sticking to their tradition of welcoming both big and small names in the music industry to their stages. This year’s headliners are Courteeners, Doves, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Orbital, Years & Years plus a very special guest, the one and only, Tom Jones. With lots of different stages to explore, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up a good mix of musical talent and make a truly memorable weekend!


When: 25 – 28 July

Where: Lowther Deer Park, Penrith, Lake District

Price: £139 (+BF) tier 3 weekend ticket including camping + £33 Thursday entry upgrade

Website: kendalcalling.co.uk




Standon Calling


Standon Calling are bringing their A game this year with Rag’n’Bone Man, Wolf Alice and Nile Rodgers & Chic all headlining. If the classic muddy British festival isn’t your thing and you fancy a life of luxury then you can do some boutique camping with a little hot tub time at the Wild Wellbeing Camp. Side note, if you can’t bear to leave your furry friend behind then this is also a dog-friendly festival. You can even enter your dog into a dog show—how cute!


When: 25 – 28 July

Where: Standon Lordship, Standon, Hertfordshire

Price: £169 (+BF) tier 5 weekend ticket including camping

Website: standon-calling.com




WOMAD


World Of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a travelling festival like no other. Since the first festival in 1982, WOMAD has visited over 27 countries and held over 250 festivals! So it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. This year there are festivals in Australia, Cáceres, Chile, Las Palmas, New Zealand and thankfully, right here in the UK. The 2019 line-up includes Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray, Anna Calvi, Salif Keita and Orbital.


When: 25 – 28 July

Where: Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Price: £225 4-day ticket including camping;
£145 4-day SN16 Resident ticket including camping

Website: womad.co.uk




Y Not Festival


Y Not Festival has made a home for itself in the beautiful Peak District where they give festival-goers a truly incredible experience. The chosen 2019 headliners are here to impress with Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Franz Ferdinand, You Me At Six and Wolf Alice all lined up to play. But even after the big acts of the day have left, you don’t have to, because there’s a late-night party to keep your spirits high all through the weekend!


When: 25 – 28 July

Where: Aston Hill Farm, Pikehall, Derbyshire

Price: £139.50 (+BF) tier 4 weekend ticket including camping + £30 (+BF) Thursday Upgrade

Website: ynotfestival.com




Leopallooza


Hidden in the Cornish valleys, Leopallooza is a grassroots music festival that gives praise and attention to the very best up-and-coming bands, artists and DJs. There are over 100 great acts performing across multiple stages. Best of all, there’s also a fairly priced bar—what’s not to love? Plus, The Vaccines, Friendly Fires and Feeder will be the headliners at this year’s festival. Joining them are Bad Sounds, Ed Solo, Findlay, Kawala, The Pale White, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and many more!


When: 26 – 28 July

Where: The Wyldes, Bude, Cornwall

Price: £108.25 weekend ticket including camping

Website: leopallooza.com



Silverstone Classic


Get involved with some rocking and racing at the Silverstone Classic this summer. The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival features the best of historic racing action from Formula One, sports cars, GT and touring cars, plus live music, a funfair, streetcar-shootout, stunt driving displays, driving experiences, a shopping village, festival camping and much more!


When: 26 – 28 July

Where: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Price: £120 (+BF) adult 3-day weekend ticket + £49 (+BF) weekend camping;
£108 (+BF) Young Adult 3-day weekend ticket + £44.10 (+BF) weekend
camping; individual and multiple day tickets also available

Website: silverstoneclassic.com




Truck Festival


Known as ‘the Godfather of the small festival scene’ Truck Festival has been delivering some of the biggest emerging artists to you since 1998. This year you’ll be blessed with performances from Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Johnny Marr, Don Broco, Kate Nash, Public Service Broadcasting, Idles, Shame, Lewis Capaldi, Macky Gee, My Nu Leng and Ocean Wisdom, among many more talented artists.


When: 26 – 28 July

Where: Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire

Price: £130 (+BF) tier 5 adult weekend ticket including camping + £25 (+BF) Thursday entry upgrade

Website: truckfestival.com




Made Festival


MADE showcases the best talent in house, drum and bass, grime and garage. MADE pays homage to Birmingham’s love for warehouse culture and invites several renowned brands to help them pick out the line-up that can deliver the best of the urban rave scene to all its attendees. This year, you can catch performances from Andy C, Annie Mac, Hardy Caprio, Holy Goof, Lethal Bizzle, Mall Grab, My Nu Leng, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Sub Focus B2B Dimension and TQD.


When: 27 July

Where: Perry Park, Birmingham

Price: £46.75 tier 3 ticket + £16.50 tier 2 After Party ticket

Website: made-festival.co.uk


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August Festivals


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival


The hugely popular, Scottish festival is back and ready to impress with their line-up of Jess Glynne, CHVRCHES, Elbow, Johnny Marr, Lewis Capaldi and Tom Odell. The performances will take place over an impressive 11 stages whilst showcasing musical talent from a wide variety of entertainment. Aside from music the festival aims to provide a wide variety of entertainment to suit all ages: comedy, wrestling, cabaret, arts and crafts, circus skills and even puppet workshops.


When: 1 – 3 August

Where: Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Inverness-shire

Price: £159.10 3-day ticket including camping

Website: tartanheartfestival.co.uk




Cambridge Folk Festival


Every year Cambridge Folk Festival attracts around 14,000 folk music fans. Gathered together are the best folk artists from the UK and Ireland, alongside American blues and roots musicians and several other sub-genres to expand your tastes. The line-up this year includes Ralph McTell, Calexico and Iron & Wine and Lucinda Williams, amongst many others.


When: 1 – 4 August

Where: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge

Price: £179 standard Full Festival ticket; £125.50 18–21-year-old Full
Festival ticket; £148.50 Cambridge City Resident Full Festival ticket + from £48.50 camping ticket

Website: cambridgelive.org.uk




Neverworld


Award-winning festival, Neverworld by LeeFest is back again and continuing their mission to stop us all growing up and forgetting how to have fun! The immersive kingdom has curated a great line-up, featuring The Vaccines, Sleeper, Lucy Spraggan, The Futureheads, Georgia and Black Honey. The acts will be spread across 11 stages and you’ll have a chance to explore the three magical realms: Neverwoods, Skull Ridge and Mermaids Lagoon.


When: 1 – 4 August

Where: John Darlings Farm, Hever, Kent

Price: £150 (+BF) weekend ticket including camping + £5 refundable litter bond

Website: neverworld.co.uk




Rebellion Festival


After taking Rebellion Festival on an adventure across the world to Australia, USA, Japan and so many other destinations, this punk festival is back in Blackpool to put on a show that satisfies all the needs of the ‘alternative’ scene. This year’s line-up includes The Damned, The Stranglers, The Descendents and The Skids. Not only is there great music but the festival also has a literary stage, punk art exhibitions, poetry, vintage clothing shops, tattooists and healing workshops.


When: 1 – 4 August

Where: Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Price: £175 weekend ticket

Website: rebellionfestivals.com




Wilderness


Supported by BBC Sounds, the Wilderness main stage will be filled with impressive talent, including Robyn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Groove Armada, Tom Odell, Caravan Palace and Tom Grennan. Wilderness offers an activity filled weekend that will keep you on your toes, there’s horse riding, wild swimming, climbing walls, woodland hikes and so much more. You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, so get ready for an array of taste-changing options that you’ll no doubt want to eat for the rest of your life.


When: 1 – 4 August

Where: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Price: £179.50 (+BF) Adult Spring Release Ticket including camping

Website: wildernessfestival.com


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Brighton & Hove Pride


The unofficial gay capital of the UK opens its doors again. Tens of thousands of people turn up each year for what Lonely Planet calls ‘One of the best Pride events in the world.’ There are two festivals happening during the weekend: Pride in the Park and LoveBN1Fest. At Pride in the Park you can catch shows from Kylie, Clean Bandit, Fleur East and many more. Whilst at LoveBN1Fest, you can see Jessie J, Grace Jones, Rak Su and Nina Nesbitt.


When: 2 – 4 August

Where: Preston Park Brighton

Price: £59.95 tier 3 Pride in the Park and LoveBN1Fest joint ticket + from £29 camping ticket

Website: brighton-pride-.org/pride-festival




The Edinburgh Festival Fringe


The Fringe Festival holds a unique policy in that, no single individual or committee determines who can or cannot perform. And so every August Edinburgh city opens its doors to performers from all across the world. Every year is a completely different and unique experience that each individual attendee can create for themselves by deciding exactly what they want to explore. All that is certain is that there will be endless theatre, dance, music, poetry, comedy, art and so much more.


When: 2 – 26 August

Where: Various locations across Edinburgh

Price: Varies per event

Website: edfringe.com




Eastern Electrics


All house and techno music fans will want to show up for this festival. Eastern Electrics takes the warehouse scene to a whole new level with a world-class line-up of DJs and urban acts. This year they’ll be introducing two new stages: The Plant House, which is a massive, airy stage that lets the sunshine in and then there’s The Pool Party, which—you guessed it—has a swimming pool and is hosted by Ibiza favourite, Cuckoo Land!


When: 3 – 4 August

Where: Morden Park, London

Price: £57.50 (+BF) weekend ticket from £10 (+BF) Saturday Afterparty ticket

Website: easternelectrics.com




Boardmasters


Boardmasters have truly mastered the perfect recipe for an August festival: beach, star-filled line-up and competitive surfing. This year the headliners include Wu-Tang Clan (Friday), Florence + The Machine (Saturday) and Foals (Sunday). Boardmasters has gained a place in the World Surf League qualifying series and so along with the good music there will also be a chance to watch professional surfers tackle the Cornwall waves.


When: 7 – 11 August

Where: Watergate Bay & Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Price: £197 tier 3 5-day ticket including camping
and £10 refundable litter bond

Website: boardmasters.com




Boomtown Fair


Ever wanted to escape this world and venture into the bizarre? Well here’s your chance to get outside the realms of normality at Boomtown Fair and dive into their world of unity, creativity and freedom. The festival holds a rich backstory with a mix of fantasy and reality that gets more and more extraordinary every year. The huge line-up this year includes Ms. Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, The Streets and Chronixx among so many more.


When: 7 – 11 August

Where: Matterley Estate, near Winchester

Price: £264 (+BF + £10 refundable Eco Bond) tier 4 5-day ticket
including camping

Website: boomtownfair.co.uk




Edinburgh Summer Sessions


Right down the road from the majestic Edinburgh Castle, you’ll find the Edinburgh Summer Sessions. This festival is still relatively new but it has a proven route to success by focusing entirely on bringing good music to the city. Events take place over a week or so and nearly every night there are new talented and successful musicians performing. This year you’ll find: Florence + The Machine (7-8th), Primal Scream (10th), Chvrches (11th), James (15th), Courteeners (16th) and Madness (18th).


When: 7 – 18 August

Where: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Price: Varies per event

Website: smmrsessions.com/edinburgh/welcome




Green Man


Green Man is a very eco-conscious festival which promotes an ethos of better living in everything we do. Even the festival power comes from alternative sources—for example, the solar stage is 100% solar-powered! At the festival this year you can watch performances from Four Tet (Live), Father John Misty, Idles, Sharon Van Etten and many others. Settlers Passes allow you to camp three days before the festival opens.


When: 15 – 18 August

Where: Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons

Price: £198 adult weekend ticket including camping;
£170.75 student weekend ticket including camping

Website: greenman.net




Glasgow Summer Sessions


One of the most highly-anticipated summer events in Scotland is back and as always it’ll be delivering on bringing world acclaimed artists to Glasgow. There are three huge names showing up for this year’s summer sessions that you won’t want to miss, The Cure (16th), Foo Fighters (17th) and The 1975 (25th). It will be a brilliant mix of incredible music and picturesque surroundings – what’s not to love?


When: 16–25 August

Where: Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Price: Varies per event

Website: smmrsessions.com/glasgow/welcome




Whirl-y-Fayre


Whirl-y-Fayre is a beautiful gem—the best little festival and global dance event with humanity at heart. This year, it welcomes back some old favourites to the Whirl-y-Gig stage such as Banco de Gaia, Oood and Transglobal Underground, together with new discoveries such as Loonaloop, Mista Trick and Spinney Lainey. Whirl-y-Fayre is an event difficult to describe and a moment impossible to miss.


When: 16 – 18 August

Where: Netherham Farm, Langport, Somerset

Price: £99 3-day ticket including camping + £10 Thursday camping upgrade

Website: whirl-y-fayre.co.uk




Creamfields


Creamfields is now almost a quarter of a century old and has definitely established its place as one of the biggest and best dance music festivals out there. In recent years Creamfields has taken the party overseas to gain international acclaim, but lucky for us it’ll be back in Daresbury for August. The impressive line-up this year includes Swedish House Mafia (25th), Calvin Harris (24th), Deadmau5 (23rd), The Chemical Brothers (24th), Tiësto (25th), Martin Garrix (23rd) and Adam Beyer & Cirez D (25th).


When: 22 – 25 August

Where: Daresbury, Cheshire

Price: £230 (+BF) Standard 4-day ticket including camping

Website: creamfields.com




Lost Village


Lost Village describes itself as a festival like no other as attendees must navigate through the woodland setting filled with deserted junkyards and derelict buildings to find the event. The line-up is carefully curated to fit the tone of this wacky atmosphere. This year you can see Maribou State, Bicep, Little Dragon, Richie Hawtin and Modeselektor (live). The festival promises an extraordinary experience where a community can unite and share in something that those on the outside will never understand.


When: 22 – 25 August

Where: Woodland between Newark and Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Price: £187.50 (+BF) tier 7 ticket including camping

Website: lostvillagefestival.com


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Shambala


Winner of ‘The Innovation Award’ from UK Festival Awards last year, you can expect great things from Shambala. During this utopian adventure you can watch impressive performances from BCUC, Henge, Iglooghost, J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts, Kel Assouf, Marcus Gad & Tribe and Moonlight Benjamin. Alongside the music there will also be jaw-dropping circus performers, theatre troops, cabaret legends and interactive performance games!


When: 22 – 25 August

Where: Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire

Price: £199 (+BF + £10 refundable Recycling Deposit) tier 3 weekend ticket
including camping

Website: shambalafestival.org




The Big Feastival


The Big Feastival offers an endless selection of delicious food alongside a top-class line-up of Rudimental DJ set (Friday), Jess Glynne (Saturday) and Elbow (Sunday). Joining them are other hugely talented musicians, such as Lewis Capaldi, The Zutons, Nina Nesbitt and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Many worldclass chefs will also be joining the party and you can enjoy food and drinks from the likes of Raymond Blanc, Prue Leith, Gennaro Contaldo, Andi Oliver, James Lowe, Tom Brown and Daniel Clifford.


When: 23 – 25 August

Where: Alex James’ Farm, Kingham, The Cotswolds

Price: £180 (+BF) weekend ticket including camping

Website: thebigfeastival.com




Manchester Pride Festival


The Manchester Pride Festival is about celebrating LGBT+ life and building a safe, welcoming environment for everyone to be their unapologetic true selves. There are several fantastic events happening across the weekend that you will want to get involved in, including Manchester Pride Live, the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Party, Manchester Pride Parade and Youth Pride MCR. The big headliner at Pride Live this year is pop sensation, Ariana Grande!


When: 23 – 26 August

Where: Various locations across Manchester

Price: £74.50 (+BF) Final Release Rainbow Pass weekend ticket

Website: manchesterpride.com




Reading & Leeds


This multi-genre festival across two great UK cities is a huge event in the annual festival calendar because they always pull off an impressive line-up. This year you’ll be able to catch some massive stars in their prime, such as The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, A Day To Remember, Blossoms, Royal Blood, The Wombats, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Bastille, Mura Masa and so many more!


When: 23 – 25 August

Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds

Price: £205 (+BF) weekend ticket including camping + £20 Wednesday entry upgrade

Website: readingandleedsfestival.com




Victorious


On the South Coast during the glorious August weather you can find Victorious, a festival that has a little bit of everything and then some! Explore the Common Stage, Acoustic Stage, Castle Stage, Seaside Stage, World Music Village, Real Ale Village and the Southsea Castle Champagne Bar. The line-up this year includes Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, New Order, The Specials, Clean Bandit, Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm set) James Bay, Plan B, Ocean Colour Scene and The Vaccines.


When: 23 – 25 August

Where: Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth

Price: £145 (+BF) standard weekend ticket including camping

Website: victoriousfestival.co.uk




South West Four


London’s great dance festival is here to impress once again with some of the best electronic music in the world! On Saturday you can watch headliners Martin Garrix and Craig David and on Sunday, Chase & Status RTRN II Jungle DJ set will take to the stage. This festival will fill your bank holiday weekend up with the perfect mix of electronic, drum and bass, rap, grime and pop music and give you some unforgettable memories. There are over 100 artists across 10 stages to explore.


When: 24 – 25 August

Where: Clapham Common, London

Price: £107.50 (+BF) Saver weekend ticket

Website: southwestfour.com




End of the Road


End of the Road is a good ole outdoor British festival that aims to wraps up the summer in the right way. There’s a little bit of everything here, from music to comedy and from films to literature—it’s an all-round crowdpleaser. You can catch performances from Beirut, Metronomy, Michael Kiwanuka, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Sleaford Mods, Low, Deerhunter, Parquet Courts, Mitski, Cate Le Bon and Baxter Dury among many more great talents.


When: 29 August – 1 September

Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury

Price: £192 (+BF) tier 4 weekend ticket including camping

Website: endoftheroadfestival.com




Fusion Festival


This weekend family-friendly festival in the heart of Liverpool is sure to make a great memory during the beautiful British summer this year. You’ll be treated with a UK festival exclusive performance from Kings of Leon, plus extra shows from special guest, including Kings of Leon, Rudimental, Little Mix, Franz Ferdinand, Dizzee Rascal, Anne-Marie and Echo & The Bunnymen.


When: 30 August – 1 September

Where: Sefton Park, Liverpool

Price: £102.95 general admission ticket

Website: thefusionfestival.co.uk




One Love


This year’s One Love reggae festival has a new theme: Hop Meets Hemp. This is inspired by the festival’s new home at Hop Farm, a once major supplier of hops to London breweries. The festival organisers like the common ground hop and hemp shares given that both substances have been shaped by prohibition. Several big reggae artists will be at the 2019 festival, including Linval Thompson, Trinity, Dub FX, Carl Malcolm and many more. Plus there are several planned activities that you can get involved in to improve the wellbeing of your mind, body and soul.


When: 30 August – 1 September

Where: The Hop Farm, Tonbridge

Price: £135 (+BF) standard adult weekend ticket, including camping; £125 (+BF) student weekend ticket, including camping

Website: onelovefestival.co.uk




Sundown Festival


Sundown Festival fills five stages with top-quality performances to create your perfect summer soundtrack. This year’s line-up includes Anne-Marie, Tinie Tempah, Jax Jones (live), Mabel, Not3s, Jonas Blue, Stefflon Don, Ella Eyre, Example and many other big names in modern music. There’s also a Friday night opening party with DJ EZ, Sigala and Macky Gee for all those who are camping. Whilst at Sundown don’t forget to explore the fun fairs and after parties—they are bound to keep your spirits high the entire weekend!


When: 30 August – 1 September

Where: Norfolk Showground

Price: £130 (+BF) tier 5 weekend ticket including camping

Website: sundownfestival.co.uk




Wilkestock


Wilkestock is a charity-driven festival that offers an intimate gathering for all types of festival-goers who want to support good causes. Their first announcement of performers this year includes Slaves, Avalanche Party, Lady Bird, Life, Rews, Strange Bones, Swedish Death Candy and The Pearl Harts. Aside from the great music, the festival also offers a range of super fun activities, including crazy golf, face painting, bouncy castles and even a secret cinema.


When: 30 August – 1 September

Where: Frogmore Hill, Hertford

Price: £87.69 (+BF) batch 1, adult weekend camping ticket

Website: wilkestock.com






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