Your Guide To The UK’s Best Music Festivals This Summer!

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Despite the disappointing news that Glastonbury is taking a break this year, festival-goers are flocking to ticket sites and camping stores to prepare for the UK’s festival scene. We’ve been spoilt for choice so far with the lineups for the UK’s festival scene this year. If you’re planning on mucking in with the crowds to see your favourite bands and artists check out our guide to the top music festivals this summer!

RiZE Festival, formerly known as V Festival

Virgin have ended their sponsorship of the festival, giving way to the brand new RiZE Festival. Headlining RiZE’s maiden year will be Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics, with the other great artists including Years & Years, James Bay, Rita Ora and Bastille.  

When: 17th – 18th August

Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Tickets are available here

Boardmasters


The biggest surf and music festival in the West Country is back this year with another mammoth lineup with the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Annie Mac. As always there’s plenty of pro surfing and skating to watch too!

When: 8th -12th August

Where: Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Tickets are available here

Creamfields


One of the UK’s biggest dance festivals has a very tempting lineup this summer, including Major Lazer, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Sigma and many more! These DJ sets are sure to keep you up late into the night, even over the four days it runs for.

When: 23rd – 26th August

Where: Daresbury, Cheshire

Tickets are available here

Latitude

Alt-J, Solange and The Killers will be heading up this year’s Latitude festival. On top of this comedians Harry Hill and Joel Dommett are set to feature. The festival will also host an immersive light installation in the nearby forest with other acts and entertainment.   

When : 12th – 15th July

Where: Henham Park, Suffolk

Tickets are available here

Download

If rock and metal is more your cup of tea, Download Festival lineup is huge this year! The headliners for the festival’s 11th year are Avenged Sevenfold, Alexisonfire and vintage rock acts Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Guns N’ Roses.

When : 8th – 10th June

Where: Donington Park

Tickets are available here

Parklife


Manchester’s big festival has got local hero Liam Gallagher, Chvrches, N.E.R.D, A$AP Rocky and Lorde amongst other big artists headlining this year.
When: 9th – 10th June

Where: Heaton Park, Manchester

Tickets are available here

Reading and Leeds Festival

Reading and Leeds is attracting more diverse headliners every year, with Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings of Leon performing the main evening slots. Other big artists across the weekend include Travis Scott, Panic! At The Disco and Post Malone.

When : 24th – 26th August

Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds

Tickets are available here for Reading and here for Leeds

Isle of Wight Festival

The tiny island off of the south coast has hosted a massive festival since the 60’s! This year will be the festivals 50th anniversary, with Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and The Killers headlining.

When: 21st – 24th June

Where: Newport, Isle of Wight

Tickets are available here