With the start of a new year comes new festival line-up announcements! Here’s our pick of the best music festivals happening across the UK in 2020 — including all the information that we know so far.
13–16 May, varies venues across Brighton and Hove
2020 will see the 15th anniversary of The Great Escape, the UK’s best new music festival. Over 400 up-and-coming acts are set to perform across multiple venues in Brighton and Hove. At time of publishing, 50 acts have been announced for this year’s edition, including Manchester rapper Aitch who is set to play a Spotlight Show at Brighton Dome on Saturday 16th May.
Adult 3-day tickets (18+) from £62.50 (+BF), £35 (+BF) young adult (16–17) 3-day ticket, and standalone Spotlight Show tickets from £22 (+BF)
22–31 May, Victoria Park, London
This east London festival has become a staple on the UK festival calendar since it begun in 2018. This year will see two UK festival exclusives take to the main stage: Australian psychedelic dream pop band Tame Impala on Saturday 23rd May, and electronic music legends Kraftwerk performing their multimedia show Kraftwerk 3D on Friday 29th May.
Whilst there are many more acts to be announced, Caribou and Glass Animals will be also be on the line-up on Saturday 23rd, and Friday 29th will see Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, Anna Calvi, Kim Gordon and Grandmaster Flash take the stage.
One-day ticket from £65 (+BF). Access to multi-day priced tickets after first purchase.
11–14 June, Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight
One of the UK’s oldest and longest-running festivals, Isle of Wight Festival features a mix of rock, pop and dance acts on its line-up. This year, over 90,000 festival-goers will return to the island to see a variety of acts including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran (UK festival exclusive), Sam Fender, Supergrass, Dido, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Kaiser Chiefs and many more.
Weekend teen (13–17) ticket: £176.20 (+BF)
Weekend student ticket: £181.50 (+BF)
Weekend adult ticket: £197.60 (+BF)
All weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also available.
13–14 June, Heaton Park, Manchester
The line-up is yet to be announced, but past line-ups of Parklife have never disappointed, with 2019’s edition featuring Cardi B, Solange, George Ezra, The Streets, Migos, Khalid and many more of the biggest names in music.
The festival’s location, Heaton Park, is in the north of Manchester and has a long history of hosting big events due to its impressive size of 600 acres.
Weekend tickets from £125 (+BF)
24–28 June, Worthy Farm, Somerset
One of the best and most highly anticipated music festivals in the UK is returning in 2020 for its 50th anniversary. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. Across the five days there will be music from chart-topping artists including Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross. There are still many more acts to be announced but you know Glasto’s 50th will be legendary!
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4–11 July, Hyde Park, London
Be prepared to see some of the world’s most popular artists at this Hyde Park concert series.
Little Mix are the headliners for Saturday 4th July, and will also be joined by Rita Ora, Kesha and Zara Larsson. Switching up the genres, the headliner on Friday 10th July is Pearl Jam, with Pixies and White Reaper also set to take the stage, whilst the final concert on Friday 11th July will see pop superstar Taylor Swift headline, with more acts to be announced.
From £70.60 (+BF) per concert
10–12 July, Glasgow Green
TRSNMT returns again in 2020 with a weekend full of rock and indie (and a dash of pop) in Scotland’s second city. There will be multiple stages yet again, including the Queen Tut’s stage—a showcase of female artists—whilst King Tut’s stage is the stage for new and emerging talent.
Headliners Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and Lewis Capaldi will be joined by Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Foals, Keane, Twin Atlantic, Snow Patrol, Rita Ora, with many more acts yet to be announced.
Weekend tickets from £165 (+BF), 2-day passes from £119.50 (+BF) and day passes from £62.50 (+BF)
5–9 August, Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay
Boardmasters have truly mastered the perfect recipe for an August festival: beach, star filled line-up and competitive surfing. The first acts are going to be announced on 4th February, but if last year’s headliners—Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals—are anything to go by then it’s going to be a good one! Along with good music, there will also be a chance to watch professional surfers tackle the Cornwall waves.
5-day camping ticket from £164 (+ BF and litter bond)
27–30 August, Daresbury Estate, Cheshire
Creamfields has definitely established its place as one of the biggest and best dance festivals out there. Pendulum, CamelPhat and Armin van Buuren have already been announced as headliners and we’re sure that this year’s edition will see some of the biggest names across the world of dance music. Aside from the amazing line-ups, Creamfields’ stage production goes unrivalled amongst UK festivals, bringing some of the best light shows and visuals on the festival scene.
4-day camping ticket from £240 (+BF)
3-day camping ticket from £220 (+BF)
2-day camping ticket from £195 (+BF)
28–30 August, Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, 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. Although only Liam Gallagher has been announced so far, we’re sure that they’ll put on an impressive and memorable festival that you’ll want to get involved with this August Bank Holiday.
£221.40 weekend ticket
Which UK music festivals do you think are the best, and which will you be going to in 2020?