2022 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England - QRO's U.K. Festival Guide returns!...
2014 U.K. Festival Guide

2022 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England – QRO’s U.K. Festival Guide returns! Our North American Festival Guide is rebuilding like the rest of us. And now we go back to where the mother tongue began, to take on the little country that oh-so-could, Great Britain! See last year’s U.K. Festival Guide

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


April & May

Wales Goes Pop

What: Wales Goes Pop
Where: Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
When: April 15-17
Who: Field Music, Penelope Isles, The Natvral, and more
Why: Pop Goes the Wales.
Web: www.walesgoespop.com


Brick Lane

What: Brick Lane
Where: Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
When: April 22-24
Who: Cherise, Blue Lab Beats, Yakul, Dan Casimir, and more
Why: Jazz comes to London’s Brick Lane.
Web: www.bricklanejazzfestival.com


Liverpool Sound City

What: Liverpool Sound City
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: April 30 – May 1
Who: The Lathums, Self Esteem, Albie Ozard, Alfie Templeman, and more
Why: The home of The Beatles is Sound City.
Web: www.soundcity.uk.com


Leazes Live

What: Leazes Live
Where: Newcastle, England, U.K.
When: May 1
Who: James, The Futureheads, Lanterns On the Lake, The Pale White, and more
Why: Leazes Park gets Live with this early festival.
Web: www.leazeslive.co.uk


The Great Escape

What: The Great Escape
Where: Brighton, England, U.K.
When: May 11-14
Who: Adam Melchor, Conor Albert, Dea Matrona, Finn Askew, Hamish Hawk, Hussy, Johanna Warren, Sam Ryder, Wallice, and more
Why: Get away from it all with the new music showcase that is The Great Escape.
Web: greatescapefestival.com


BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: May 27-29
Who: Calvin Harris, George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Dermot Kennedy, Disclosure, Anne-Marie, Lorde, YUNGBLUD, Foals, Sam Fender, Charli XCX, Fontaines D.C., Holly Humberstone, Sigrid, Koffee, Pete Tong, Wet Leg, and many more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year gets sent to Coventry’s War Memorial Park. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebrp8g


Creation Day

What: Creation Day
Where: Wolverhampton, England, U.K.
When: May 28-29
Who: IDLES, Happy Mondays, Echo & The Bunnymen, Friendly Fires, Cast, Ash, Glasvegas, Black Grape, The Wedding Present, and more
Why: Celebrate Creation Day(s) in Wolverhampton.
Web: creationdayfestival.com


Dot to Dot

What: Dot to Dot
Where: Bristol & Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: May 28-29
Who: Squid, Ghetts, Alfie Templeman, and more to be announced
Why: Bristol-to-Nottingham – connect the Dot to Dot. Read & see more in our 2015 recap from Nottingham here
Web: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk


A Stone's Throw

What: A Stone’s Throw
Where: Newcastle, England, U.K.
When: May 28
Who: Sam Tompkins, Berwyn, Lauran Hibberd, Bandit, and more
Why: Throw a Stone along the coast of Newcastle.
Web: www.astonesthrowfestival.co.uk


Neck of the Woods

What: Neck of the Woods
Where: Norwich, England, U.K.
When: May 29
Who: The Kooks, The Snuts, DMA’s, Sea Girls, Dodie, and more
Why: Head to the Neck of the Woods.
Web: www.neckofthewoods.co.uk

 


June

Slam Dunk

What: Slam Dunk
Where: Leeds & Hatfield, England, U.K.
When: June 3-4
Who: Neck Deep, alexisonfire, The Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, The Interrupters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Used, The Story So Far, Deaf Havan, Pennywise, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, Knuckle Puck, Hot Water Music, The Vandals, The Bronx, Cancer Bats, The Summer Set, The Flatliners, Meet Me @ The Altar, 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


Wychwood

What: Wychwood
Where: Cheltenham, England, U.K.
When: June 3-5
Who: Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Levellers, Deacon Blue, Peter Hook & The Light, The Selecter, Boney M, The Undertones, The South, Craig Charles, and more to be announced
Why: Which way to Wychwood? See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.wychwoodfestival.com


Live at Leeds

What: Live at Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: June 4
Who: Bombay Bicycle Club, Nothing But Thieves, Arlo Parks, Easy Life, Sea Girls, Honne, and more
Why: Leeds is Live. Read and see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com


Parklife Weekender

What: Parklife Weekender
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: June 11-12
Who: Tyler the Creator, 50 Cent, Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi, Chase & Status, Bicep, Jamie xx, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Four Tet, Jessie Ware, Arlo Parks, Annie Mac, Charlotte De Witte, Nina Kraviz, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Caroline Polachek, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler, Joy Orbinson, and more
Why: Take the weekend and go to the park for this electronic festival. Parklife!
Web: parklife.uk.com


Download

What: Download
Where: Donington, England, U.K.
When: June 10-12
Who: KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, A Day To Remember, Deftones, Korn, Shinedown, Volbeat, The Distillers, Megadeth, Steel Panther, Mastodon, The Darkness, The Ghost Inside, Funderal For a Friend, Descendents, Sepultura, Myles Kennedy, Lacuna Coil, Daughtry, Bush, Skillet, Baroness, Tremonti, and more
Why: Download the hard rock.
Web: www.downloadfestival.co.uk


Isle of Wight

What: Isle of Wight
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: June 16-19
Who: Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie, Kasabian, Pete Tong, Muse, Rudimental, Tom Grennan, Blossoms, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Sigrid, Craig David, The Vaccines, Shaggy, Happy Mondays, Mavis Staples, UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro, The Proclaimers, The Coral, and more
Why: Head to the Isle of Wight – if it’s not too dear.
Web: www.isleofwightfestival.com


Body & Soul

What: Body & Soul
Where: Clonmellon, Ireland
When: June 17-19
Who: Róisín Murphy, Mogwai, Sampa the Great, Yves Tumor, Pillow Queens, CMAT, Kelly Lee Owens, Lee Fields, Yard Act, Remi Wolf, and more
Why: Bring your Body and Soul to Ballinlough Castle.
Web: bodyandsoul.ie


Sea Sessions

What: Sea Sessions
Where: Bundoran, Ireland
When: June 17-19
Who: Kodaline, Tinie, Basement Jaxx, All Tvvins, Jamie Webster, and more
Why: Have some Sessions by the Sea. See more in our 2016 photo gallery here
Web: seasessions.com


Glastonbury

What: Glastonbury
Where:
Pilton, England, U.K.
When: June 22-26
Who: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Amyl & The Sniffers, Angelique Kidjo, Arlo Parks, The Avalances, beabadoobee, Bicep, Big Thief, black midi, Blossoms, Bonobo, Burna Boy, Caribou, Caroline Polachek, Cate Le Bon, Charli XCX, Clairo, Courtney Barnett, Crowded House, Declan McKenna, Doja Cat, Elbow, First Aid Kit, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Four Tet, girl in red, Glass Animals, HAIM, Herbie Hancock, Holly Humberstone, IDLES, Inhaler, Jarv Is…, Jessie Ware, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kacey Musgraves, Khruangbin, Leon Bridges, Lianne La Havas, Little Simz, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion, Metronomy, Mitski, Nightmares On Wax, Noel Gallagher, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys, Phoebe Bridgers, Primal Scream, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sigrid, Sleaford Mods, Snarky Puppy, St. Vincent, Supergrass, TLC, Turnstile, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice, Years & Years, Yves Tumor, and more to be announced
Why: The mammoth festival upon to all others are compared finally returns – Glastonbury! Read & see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk


British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 24 – July 10
Who: The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eagles, Adele, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Pixies, Stereophonics, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Cat Power, Imelda May, White Reaper, and more
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com

 


July

British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 24 – July 10
Who: The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eagles, Adele, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Pixies, Stereophonics, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Cat Power, Imelda May, White Reaper, and more
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com


Longitude

What: Longitude
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: July 1-3
Who: Dave, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, The Kid Laroi, Playboi Carti, Polo G, Jack Harlow, Baby Keem, and more
Why: England’s Latitude Festival (see below) stretches across to bring American hip-hop to Dublin’s Marlay Park as Longitude.
Web: www.longitude.ie


Wireless

What: Wireless – Crystal Palace
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 1-3
Who: A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Tyler the Creator, Baby Keem, Kali Uchis, Little Simz, Ari Lennox, Doja Cat, Gunna, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, The Kid Laroi, Trippie Redd, Flo Milli, Roddy Ricch, AG Club, Rico Nasty, and more
Why: Crystal Palace in London welcomes American hip-hop for a weekend of Wireless, the first of three (see below).
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


2000 Trees

What: 2000 Trees
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: July 7-9
Who: IDLES, Thrice, Jimmy Eat World, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Get Up Kids, Turnstile, Young Guns, Anti-Flag, Rolo Tomassi, Laura Jane Grace, Pulled Apart By Horses, Johnny Foreigner, Black Foxxes, Beans On Toast, Together Pangea, Slothrust, and more
Why: A line-up studded with buzzing U.K. bands & more.
Web: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk


Wireless

What: Wireless – Birmingham
Where: Birmingham, England, U.K.
When: July 8-10
Who: Cardi B, J. Cole, Dave, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Jack Harlow, Burna Boy, Gunna, Polo G, Little Simz, Moneybagg Yo, and more to be announced
Why: NEC in Birmingham welcomes American hip-hop for a weekend of Wireless, outside of the two London dates (see above & below).
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


Wireless

What: Wireless – Finsbury Park
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 8-10
Who: Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Lil Durk, Burna Boy, 6LACK, Polo G, Jhene Aiko, and more to be announced
Why: Finsbury Park in London welcomes American hip-hop for a weekend of Wireless, the second weekend in London (see above).
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


Beat-Herder

What: Beat-Herder
Where: Lancashire, England, U.K.
When: July 14-17
Who: Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Wailers, Hot Chip, Public Service Broadcasting, Craig Charles, Dub Pistols, Ibidio Sound Machine, and more
Why: Beats are herded in Lancashire country. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.beatherder.co.uk


Community

What: Community
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 16
Who: Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, Nothing But Thieves, Circa Waves, Pale Waves, Alfie Templeman, and more to be announced
Why: Finsbury Park has a Community.
Web: communityfestival.london


Lovebox

What: Lovebox
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 16
Who: To be announced
Why: Gunnersby Park holds a Love(box)-in.
Web: loveboxfestival.com


Latitude
What: Latitude
Where: Southwold, England, U.K.
When: July 21-24
Who: Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Maggie Rogers, Little Simz, manic Street Preachers, Modest Mouse, James Arthur, Freya Ridings, Shed Seven, Beth Orton, Larkin Poe, Mdou Moctar, Tribes, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada, Fontaines D.C., Caroline Polachek, Kae Tempest, Maxïmo Park, The Afghan Whigs, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Katy J Pearson, Nilüfer Yanya, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
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 22-23
Who: Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Jake Bugg, Feeder, The Coral, Arrested Development, The Selecter, Grandmaster Flash, Pigeon Detectives, Sugar Hill Gang, and more
Why: A Big Fest in The Big Park.
Web: www.pennfest.net


Tramlines

What: Tramlines
Where: Sheffield, England, U.K.
When: July 22-24
Who: Sam Fender, Kasabian, Madness, James, The Vaccines, The Wombats, Declan McKenna, Sigrid, Reverend & The Makers, Shed Seven, Jade Bird, Kelis, Inhaler, The Coral, and more
Why: Of course the English would combine a music festival with their love of trains. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.tramlines.org.uk


Truck

What: Truck
Where: Steventon, England, U.K.
When: July 22-24
Who: Bombay Bicycle Club, Sam Fender, Kasabian, Blossoms, The Kooks, Sigrid, Kelis, Inhaler, Sports Team, Jade Bird, The Subways, The Big Moon, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Pulled Apart By Horses, and more to be announced
Why: Truck delivers the Anglo for its twenty-first year. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: truckfestival.com


Splendour

What: Splendour
Where: Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: July 23-24
Who: Richard Ashcroft, Anne-Marie, Supergrass, The Human League, Craig David, Razorlight, Melanie C, Ocean Colour Scene, Example, The Vamps, Belinda Carlisle, The Magic Numbers, Happy Mondays, The Selecter, We Are Scientists, 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


Belladrum Tartan Heart

What: Belladrum Tartan Heart
Where: Inverness, Scotland, U.K.
When: July 28-30
Who: Nile Rodgers & Chic, Van Morrison, Emeli Sandé, The Fratellis, Passenger, Shed Seven, Stiff Little Fingers, The Magic Numbers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Admiral Fallow, Beans On Toast, and more
Why: That’s pretty far north…
Web: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk


Cambridge Folk

What: Cambridge Folk
Where: Cambridge, England, U.K.
When: July 28-31
Who: Gipsy Kings, Passenger, Seasick Steve, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega, This Is the Kit, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Billie Marten, Admiral Fallow, Beans On Toast, and more to be announced
Why: The U.K. has folk festivals, too – and a good one in Cambridge Folk. Read much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk


Camp Bestival - Dorset

What: Camp Bestival – Dorset
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 28-31
Who: Rag’n’Bone Man, Rudimental, Sister Sledge, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, Razorlight, Example, Shed Seven, The Proclaimers, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older acts and some newer electronica in Dorset and Shropshire (see below).
Web: www.campbestival.net


Kendal Calling

What: Kendal Calling
Where: Cumbria, England, U.K.
When: July 28-31
Who: Stereophonics, Supergrass, B∆stille, Haciena Classical, The Kooks, The Wombats, Craig David, Tom Grennan, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sports Team, The Slow Readers Club, Scouting For Girls, Jade Bird, The Sherlocks, Jamie Webster, Lanterns On the Lake, Pip Blom, The Orielles, Craig Charles, and more
Why: The lake district is calling… See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.kendalcalling.com


Deer Shed

What: Deer Shed
Where: North Yorkshire, England, U.K.
When: July 29-31
Who: Nadine Shah, John Grant, Django Django, Self Esteem, Dry Cleaning, Pip Blom, Katy J Pearson, Sinkane, and more
Why: A kid-friendly festival at Baldersby Park.
Web: www.deershedfestival.com

Y Not

What: Y Not
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: July 29-31
Who: Stereophonics, Courteeners, Blossoms, The Kooks, Manic Street Preachers, Nothing But Thieves, The Vaccines, Levellers, Sleaford Mods, Jake Bugg, Kelis, Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, The Hunna, Sports Team, The Snuts, Jade Bird, Lucy Spraggan, Mae Muller, We Are Scientists, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Big Moon, The Futureheads, Alfie Templeman, Dream Wife, Blood Red Shoes, 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


LooseFest

What: LooseFest
Where: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, U.K.
When: July 30-31
Who: Black Eyed Peas, AJ Tracey, Alan Fitzpatrick, Clean Bandit, Example, Sigala, and more to be announced
Why: Get Loose in the Northeast.
Web: loosefest.com


Made

What: Made
Where: Wolverhampton, England, U.K.
When: July 30
Who: AJ Tracey, Andy C, Shy FX, Eats Everything, and more to be announced
Why: Dunstall Park has it Made.
Web: www.made-festival.co.uk

 


August

Indiependence

What: Indiependence
Where: Cork, Ireland
When: August 2-4
Who: Rudimental, B∆stille, Fatboy Slim, Declan McKenna, and more
Why: Declare your Indie-pendence.
Web: indiependencefestival.com


Rebellion

What: Rebellion
Where: Blackpool, England, U.K.
When: August 4-7
Who: Levellers, The Stranglers, Gary Numan, Squeeze, Billy Bragg, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, The Undertones, Peter Hook & The Light, Stiff Little Fingers, The Exploited, The Dickies, From the Jam, Anti Flag, Ruts DC, Bouncing Souls, Pop Will Eat Itself, Buzzcocks, Neville Staples, Subhumans, GBH, UK Subs, Adolescents, Cro Mags, and more
Why: The punks (including ska-punks) come to Blackpool – but it’s the older bands who still do it best.
Web: www.rebellionfestivals.com


Bingley Weekender

What: Bingley Weekender
Where: Bradford, England, U.K.
When: August 5-7
Who: Rag’n’Bone Man, The Libertines, Pixies, White Lies, The Slow Readers Club, Shed Seven, The Amazons, Peter Hook & The Light, Embrace, Alfie Templeman, Beans On Toast, Sea Power, and more to be announced
Why: After the ending of Bingley Music Live (QRO 2018 recap), Bingley Weekender more than picks up the slack. Read & see more in our recap of the last year here
Web: www.bingleyweekender.co.uk


Lake Fest

What: Lake Fest
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 11-14
Who: UB40, Leftfield, Manic Street Preachers, Supergrass, Ride, and more
Why: Have a Fest by the Lake.
Web: lakefest.co.uk


ArcTanGent

What: ArcTanGent
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: August 17-20
Who: Opeth, Cult of Luna, Tesseract, MONO, Caspian, Pallbearer, Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A. Williams, and more
Why: The cutting edge of loud comes to Bristol. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.arctangent.co.uk


Camp Bestival - Shropshire

What: Camp Bestival – Shropshire
Where: Shropshire, England, U.K.
When: August 18-21
Who: Fatboy Slim, Rag’n’Bone Man, Example, Mae Muller, Shed Seven, The Proclaimers, Scouting For Girls, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older acts and some newer electronica in Dorset and Shropshire (see below).
Web: www.campbestival.net


Green Man

What: Green Man
Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales, U.K.
When: August 18-21
Who: Kraftwerk, Michael Kiwanuka, Beach House, Metronomy, Bicep, Kae Tempest, Parquet Courts, Low, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Cate Le Bon, Ezra Furman, Dry Cleaning, Yves Tumor, Jenny Hval, Arab Strap, Alex G, Mdou Moctar, Valerie June, Torres, Katy J Pearson, Cassandra Jenkins, Pip Blom, Modern Nature, Annie Hart, and more
Why: Head to Glanusk Park in Wales because Green Man is totally saving your life right now, bro.
Web: www.greenman.net


All Points East

What: All Points East
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: August 19-28
Who: Tame Impala, The National, Disclosure, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Daniel Avery, Michael Kiwanuka, IDLES, James Blake, Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, FKJ, Caroline Polachek, Dry Cleaning, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Perfume Genius, Low, Pusha T, Yves Tumor, Freddie Gibbs, Sleaford Mods, Aldous Harding, Anna Calvi, Erol Alkan, Floating Points, Tourist, Japanese Breakfast, Tinariwen, Jehnny Beth, Joan As Police Woman, Channel Tres, Joy Orbinson, Remi Wolf, Femi Kuti, Lucy Dacus, Cassandra Jenkins, Sudan Archives, and many more
Why: A very impressive festival comes to London’s Victoria Park for a great collection of shows. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.allpointseastfestival.com


Beautiful Days

What: Beautiful Days
Where: Devon, England, U.K.
When: August 19-21
Who: Flogging Molly, The Specials, Levellers, The Dandy Warhols, Maxïmo Park, Seasick Steve, The Interrupters, Reverend & The Makers, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Anais Mitchell, The Magic Numbers, Katy J Pearson, Craig Charles, and more
Why: What a Beautiful Day(s)…
Web: www.beautifuldays.org


Field Day

What: Field Day
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: August 20
Who: The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Cici, Daniel Avery, Eliza Rose, Erol Alkan, Floating Points, Tourist, and more
Why: Victoria Park’s Field Day makes Hackney a whole lot more liveable.
Web: fielddayfestivals.com


ShambalaWhat: Shambala
Where: Northamptonshire, England, U.K.
When: August 25-28
Who: To be announced
Why: A varied & green line-up.
Web: www.shambalafestival.org


Connect

What: Connect
Where: Ingliston, Scotland, U.K.
When: August 26-28
Who: Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, The National, Jon Hopkins, Bonobo, Mogwai, Black Coffee, The Twilight Sad, Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant, Caribou, Little Simz, Erol Alkan, Low, Idlewild, Admiral Fallow, Sudan Archives, and more
Why: Connect at the Royal Highland Centre.
Web: connectmusicfestival.com


LeedsWhat: Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: August 26-28
Who: Rage Against the Machine, Run the Jewels, Måneskin, Halsey, B∆stille, Denzel Curry, Pale Waves, Dave, Polo G, Little Simz, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Fever 333, Wallows, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Bring Me the Horizon, Enter Shikari, Jack Harlow, Madison Beer, Tai Verdes, and more to be announced
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 26-28
Who: Orbital, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Louie Vega, Sugarhill Gang, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Jungle Brothers, Alabama 3, and more
Why: Get Moovin.
Web: www.moovinfestival.com


Reading

What: Reading
Where:
Reading, England, U.K.
When: August 26-28
Who: Rage Against the Machine, Run the Jewels, Måneskin, Halsey, B∆stille, Denzel Curry, Pale Waves, Dave, Polo G, Little Simz, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Fever 333, Wallows, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Bring Me the Horizon, Enter Shikari, Jack Harlow, Madison Beer, Tai Verdes, and more to be announced
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see above) with a stacked line-up.
Web:
www.readingfestival.com


Greenbelt

What: Greenbelt
Where: Prestbury, England, U.K.
When: August 26-29
Who: Kae Tempest, Jeremy Loops, The Magic Numbers, Billie Marten, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Beans On Toast, Anaïs Mitchell, Ben Caplan, Richard Dawkins, and more
Why: An arts, faith and justice festival.
Web: www.greenbelt.org.uk

 


September to November

Electric Picnic

What: Electric Picnic
Where: Stradbally, Ireland
When: September 2-4
Who: To be announced
Why: Ireland lights up thanks to Electric Picnic.
Web: www.electricpicnic.ie


End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: September 1-4
Who: Pixies, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, Khruangbin, The Magnetic Fields, Aldous Harding, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Perfume Genius, Kevin Morby, Tinariwen, black midi, Lucy Dacus, The Weather Station, Sudan Archives, Nilüfer Yanya, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Durand Jones & The Indications, Anaïs Mitchell, Ryley Walker, Cassandra Jenkins, Fruit Bats, and more to be announced
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 2-4
Who: Supergrass, Seasick Steve, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Anaïs Mitchell, The Weather Station, and more
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk


Godiva

What: Godiva
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: September 3-5
Who: To be announced
Why: Three-day family-friendly festival.
Web: www.godivafestival.com


Arts by the Sea

What: Arts by the Sea
Where: Bournemouth, England, U.K.
When: September 30 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Enjoy Arts by the Sea of Bournemouth.
Web: artsbythesea.co.uk


Shiine On Weekender

What: Shiine On Weekender
Where: Butlin’s Minehead Arena, England, U.K.
When: November 11-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Shiine on, Weekender.
Web: www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/shiiine-on-weekender.aspx

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