2021 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England - QRO's U.K. Festival Guide returns, better late that never!...
2014 U.K. Festival Guide

2219 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England – QRO’s U.K. Festival Guide returns, better late that never! Our North American Festival Guide is back after the annus horriblis. And now we go back to where the mother tongue began, to take on the little country that oh-so-could, Great Britain! See 2019’s U.K. Festival Guide

 

Updated continuously throughout the year with new acts, dates, festivals & coverage

 

 


July

Latitude
What: Latitude
Where: Southwold, England, U.K.
When: July 22-25
Who: Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, B∆stille, Bombay Bicycle Club, Rudimental, Supergrass, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Declan McKenna, beabadoobee, James Vincent McMorrow, Maisie Peters, Hot Chip, Fontaines D.C., Arlo Parks, Dream Wife, The Staves, Tim Burgess, Villagers, Chubby & The Gang, and more
Why: Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast welcomes another great line-up to Latitude. See much more in our 2011 photo gallery here
Web: www.latitudefestival.co.uk


Penn Fest

What: Penn Fest
Where: Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.
When: July 23-24
Who: Craig David, Rag N Bone Man, Razorlight, The Charlatans, Ella Eyre, Dub Pistols, Sigma, Peter Hook, and more
Why: A Big Fest in The Big Park.
Web: www.pennfest.net


Tramlines

What: Tramlines
Where: Sheffield, England, U.K.
When: July 23-25
Who: The Streets, Royal Blood, Richard Ashcroft, Dizzee Rascal, Blossoms, The Kooks, DMA’s, Jake Bugg, Little Simz, Everything Everything, The Fratellis, The Sherlocks, Pale Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Lucy SpragganThe Snuts, Chubby & The Gang, and more
Why: Of course the English would combine a music festival with their love of trains. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.tramlines.org.uk


Splendour

What: Splendour
Where: Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: July 24
Who: Richard Ashcroft, Supergrass, Rick Astley, Melanie C, The Vamps, The Selecter, Becky Hill, and more
Why: Nottingham’s Wollaton Park holds a Splendid little festival. Read and see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.splendourfestival.com


Camp Bestival

What: Camp Bestival
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 29 – August 1
Who: Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Becky Hill, Kelis, Friendly Fires, The Sugarhill Gang, Irvine Welsh, The Sherlocks, The Selecter, Craig Charles, LTJ Bukem, Dub Pistols, Tim Burgess, The Wurzels, Fatgirl Slim, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older acts and some newer electronica at Lulworth Castle.
Web: www.campbestival.net


Kendal Calling

What: Kendal Calling
Where: Cumbria, England, U.K.
When: July 29 – August 1
Who: Stereophonics, Supergrass, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, Blossoms, The Kooks, DMA’s, Frank Turner, Pale Waves, The Sherlocks, Scouting For Girls, The Snuts, Ibibio Sound Machine, Craig Charles, and more
Why: The lake district is calling… See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.kendalcalling.com


Y Not

What: Y Not
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: July 30 – August 1
Who: Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club, Blossoms, Manic Street Preachers, Fontaines D.C., DMA’s, Levellers, James, Sleaford Mods, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Pale Waves, Kelis, The Sherlocks, Jade Bird, Lucy Spraggan, The Futureheads, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Snuts, Dream Wife, Beans On Toast, Sigala, and more
Why: Why not Y Not? Why not indeed… See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: www.ynotfestivals.co.uk

 


August

Camp Bestival

What: Camp Bestival
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 29 – August 1
Who: Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Becky Hill, Kelis, Friendly Fires, The Sugarhill Gang, Irvine Welsh, The Sherlocks, The Selecter, Craig Charles, LTJ Bukem, Dub Pistols, Tim Burgess, The Wurzels, Fatgirl Slim, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older acts and some newer electronica at Lulworth Castle.
Web: www.campbestival.net


Kendal Calling

What: Kendal Calling
Where: Cumbria, England, U.K.
When: July 29 – August 1
Who: Stereophonics, Supergrass, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, Blossoms, The Kooks, DMA’s, Frank Turner, Pale Waves, The Sherlocks, Scouting For Girls, The Snuts, Ibibio Sound Machine, Craig Charles, and more
Why: The lake district is calling… See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.kendalcalling.com


Y Not

What: Y Not
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: July 30 – August 1
Who: Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club, Blossoms, Manic Street Preachers, Fontaines D.C., DMA’s, Levellers, James, Sleaford Mods, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Pale Waves, Kelis, The Sherlocks, Jade Bird, Lucy Spraggan, The Futureheads, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Snuts, Dream Wife, Beans On Toast, Sigala, and more
Why: Why not Y Not? Why not indeed… See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: www.ynotfestivals.co.uk


Lake Fest

What: Lake Fest
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 12-15
Who: Tom Jones, Seasick Steve, Echo & The Bunnymen, Razorlight, Ash, New Model Army, The Magic Numbers, Stereo MC’s, and more
Why: Have a Fest by the Lake.
Web: lakefest.co.uk


Beautiful Days

What: Beautiful Days
Where: Devon, England, U.K.
When: August 20-22
Who: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, James, Levellers, Gary Numan, New Model Army, Imelda May, Skindred, Alabama 3, From The Jam, The Skints, Pulled Apart By Horses, Hawkwind, The Big Moon, The Orb, and more
Why: What a Beautiful Day(s)…
Web: www.beautifuldays.org


All Points East

What: All Points East
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: August 27-30
Who: Jamie xx, Kano, London Grammar, Jorja Smith, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Caribou, slowthai, Little Simz, Arlo Parks, Romy, Bicep, Mura Masa, Daphni, Floating Points, Gang of Youths, Whitney, Jade Bird, tUnE-yArDs, Nadine Shah, Ghostpoet, Maisie Peters, and many more
Why: A new and very impressive festival comes to London’s Victoria Park for the bank holiday weekend, and includes Field Day. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.allpointseastfestival.com


LeedsWhat: Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: August 27-29
Who: Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Post Malone, Two Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice, Queens of the Stone Age, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, Sigrid, beabadoobee, Declan McKenna, Wallows, The Struts, Yung Blud, Machine Gun Kelly, Sam Fender, The Wombats, slowthai, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Fever 333, Sports Team, Arizona Zervas, Denzel Curry, Sofi Tukker, Girl In Red, 070 Shake, Tate McCrae, jxdn, Jack Harlow, Tyga, and more
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see below) with a stacked line-up. See more in our 2017 photo gallery here
Web: www.leedsfestival.com


Moovin

What: Moovin
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: August 27-29
Who: Naughty By Nature, Basement Jaxx, Todd Terje, Sugarhill Gang, Craig Charles, and more
Why: Get Moovin.
Web: www.moovinfestival.com


Reading

What: Reading
Where:
Reading, England, U.K.
When: August 27-29
Who: Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Post Malone, Two Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice, Queens of the Stone Age, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, Sigrid, beabadoobee, Declan McKenna, Wallows, The Struts, Yung Blud, Machine Gun Kelly, Sam Fender, The Wombats, slowthai, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Fever 333, Sports Team, Arizona Zervas, Denzel Curry, Sofi Tukker, Girl In Red, 070 Shake, Tate McCrae, jxdn, Jack Harlow, Tyga, and more
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see above) with a stacked line-up.
Web:
www.readingfestival.com


Jika Jika

What: Jika Jika
Where:
Derry, Northern Ireland, U.K.
When: August 28
Who: Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, and more
Why: Electronica label Drumcode bring it to The Boneyard.
Web:
jikajikafestival.com

 


September

End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: September 2-5
Who: Hot Chip, King Krule, Sleaford Mods, Stereolab, Jonny Greenwood, Little Simz, John Grant, Whitney, tUnE-yArDs, Tinariwen, Arab Strap, Songhoy Blues, Arlo Parks, Girl Band, Blanck Mass, and more
Why: The start of September sees the End of the Road.
Web: www.endoftheroadfestival.com


Moseley Folk

What: Moseley Folk
Where: Birmingham, England, U.K.
When: September 3-5
Who: The Waterboys, Frank Turner, Richard Hawley, Passenger, The Wonder Stuff, Jade Bird, Gruff Rhys, Katy J Perason, and more
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk


Slam Dunk

What: Slam Dunk
Where: Leeds & Hatfield, England, U.K.
When: September 4-5
Who: Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Aklaline Trio, While She Sleeps, Funeral For a Friend, Pennywise, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Escape the Fate, We Are the In Crowd, Ice Nine Kills, The Vandals, and more
Why: Slam Dunk gets in the hoop in Leeds and Hatfield. Read & see much more in our 2018 recap of Slam Dunk Birmingham here
Web: www.slamdunkfestival.com


Wireless

What: Wireless
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: September 10-12
Who: Future, Skepta, Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Meek Mill, Polo G, Megan Thee Stallion, Rick Ross, and more
Why: Crystal Palace Park in London welcomes hip-hop for a weekend of Wireless.
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


Parklife Weekender

What: Parklife Weekender
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: September 11-12
Who: Dave, Duran Duran, Tyler the Creator, Megan Thee Stallion, Skepta, Carl Cox, Disclosure, Young Thug, Jamie xx, Burna Boy, slowthai, Four Tet, Bicep, Kaytranada, Jon Hopkins, Princess Nokia, Earl Sweatshirt, Andy C, Eric Prydz, Pendulum, Eats Everything, Sub Focus, Annie Mac, Skream, and more
Why: Take the weekend and go to the park for this electronic festival. Parklife!
Web: parklife.uk.com


Isle of Wight

What: Isle of Wight
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: September 16-19
Who: Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, David Guetta, Tom Jones, James, Sam Fender, James Arthur, The Script, You Me At Six, All Saints, Lightning Seeds, Supergrass, Get Cap. Wear Cape. Fly, James Vincent McMorrow, Seasick Steve, Scouting For Girls, Primal Scream, Shed Seven, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Maisie Peters, Maxïmo Park, Imelda May, and more
Why: Head to the Isle of Wight – if it’s not too dear.
Web: www.isleofwightfestival.com


Dot to Dot

What: Dot to Dot
Where: Bristol & Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: September 25-26
Who: Sports Team, Palace, Girl Band, Black Honey, Billie Marten, Chubby and The Gang, and more
Why: Bristol-to-Nottingham – connect the Dot to Dot. Read & see more in our 2015 recap from Nottingham here
Web: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk

 


October

Sound City

What: Sound City
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: October 1-3
Who: beabadoobee, Red Rum Club, Rejjie Snow, Jamie Webster, The Snuts, The Murder Capital, Lanterns On the Lake, and more
Why: The home of The Beatles is Sound City.
Web: www.soundcity.co.uk


Twisterella

What: Twisterella
Where: Middlesbrough, England, U.K.
When: October 9
Who: The Howl & The Hum, Lauran Hibberd, Hyyts, Jordan Mackampa, Spyres, and more
Why: Do the Twist(erella).
Web: twisterella.co.uk


Live at Leeds

What: Live at Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: October 16
Who: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sports Team, The Night Cafe, The Big Moon, Dream Wife, and more
Why: Venues across Leeds are Live. Read and see much more in our recap here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com

 


November

Shiine On Weekender

What: Shiine On Weekender
Where: Butlin’s Minehead Arena, England, U.K.
When: November 12-15
Who: Feeder, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, The Coral, Black Grape, Glasvegas, The Pigeon Detectives, and more
Why: Shiine on, Weekender.
Web: www.bigweekends.com/weekends/shiiine-on-weekender

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