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Summer festivals you can still buy tickets for this August

You might be inspired by the recent heatwave to make the most of the gorgeous weather and head to a UK festival this August. Well here are your options which still have tickets available.


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: £158.40 (+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: £170 full 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: £189.70 (+BF) Adult Summer Release Ticket including camping

Website: wildernessfestival.com



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 final release 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: £77.50 (+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


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: 22 – 25 August

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: £195 (+BF) tier 7 ticket including camping

Website: lostvillagefestival.com


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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: £185 (+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: £81.95 (+BF) Final Release Rainbow Pass weekend ticket

Website: manchesterpride.com



Reading & Leeds (Only Leeds available)


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



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: £159 (+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: £150 (+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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