2016 U.K. Festival Guide

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

2016 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England – QRO’s U.K. Festival Guide returns! Our North American Festival Guide is bigger than every for the tenth year in a row. 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

All Tomorrows Parties 2.0 - Stewart Lee
What: All Tomorrows Parties 2.0 – Stewart Lee
Where: Pontins, Wales, U.K.
When: April 15-17
Who: Roky Erickson, Sun Ra Arkestra, This Is Not This Heat, The Fall, Giant Sand, Flamin Grooves, Richard Dawson, Sleaford Mods, Boredoms, The Ex, Bardo Pond, Damon & Naomi, Mission of Burma, Shonen Knife, and more
Why: All Tomorrow’s Parties returns with two versions 2.0, this one curated by Stewart Lee (but the other one was cancelled days before…). See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.atpfestival.com/events/atp042016/view/eventinfo

 

Handmade
What: Handmade
Where: Leicester, England, U.K.
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: We Are Scientists, Deaf Havana, Swim Deep, Los Campesinos!, 65daysofstatic, The Xcerts, Three Trapped Tigers, Beans On Toast, and more
Why: Leicester gets Handmade.
Web: handmadefestival.co.uk

 

Live at Leeds

What: Live at Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: April 30
Who: Jess Glynne, Circa Waves, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mystery Jets, Band of Skulls, We Are Scientists, Ghostpoet, Blossoms, Los Campesinos!, Future of the Left, Kagoule, Slow Club, The Boxer Rebellion, The Duke Spirit, and more
Why: Venues across Leeds are Live. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com

 

The Great Escape

What: The Great Escape
Where: Brighton, England, U.K.
When: May 19-21
Who: Oh Wonder, Songhoy Blues, Stormzy, Shura, Bleached, Blossoms, CHAPPO, Chastity Belt, Conner Youngblood, Cullen Omori, Eagulls, exmagician, Frankie Cosmos, Frances, Kevin Garrett, Michael Kiwanuka, MONEY, Mystery Jets, Porches, Shannon & The Clams, St. Lucia, The Joy Formidable, The Rubens, The Wild Feathers, We Are the City, and more
Why: Get away from it all with the new music showcase that is The Great Escape.
Web: greatescapefestival.com

 

Dot to Dot

What: Dot to Dot
Where: Manchester, Bristol & Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: May 27-29
Who: Mystery Jets, The Temper Trap, Little Green Cars, CHAPPO, and more
Why: Manchester-to-Bristol-to-Nottingham – connect the Dot to Dot. Read & see more in our 2015 recap from Nottingham here
Web: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk

 

BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend
Where: Exeter, England, U.K.
When: May 28-29
Who: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, The 1975, Years & Years, Tom Odell, Bring Me the Horizon, Chase & Status, B∆stille, CHVRCHES, Panic! At the Disco, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, twenty one pilots, Jake Bugg, Alesso, Jess Glynne, Alessia Cara, Biffy Clyro, Jack Garratt, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Wolf Alice, and more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year heads to Exeter.
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2f9rz

 

Liverpool Sound City

What: Liverpool Sound City
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: May 28-29
Who: Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Coral, Leftfield, 2manydjs, Hot Chip, Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warhols, Band of Skulls, Palma Violets, John Talabot, Kagoule, and more
Why: The home of The Beatles is Sound City.
Web: www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

 

Slam Dunk

What: Slam Dunk
Where: Leeds, Birmingham & Hatfield, England, U.K.
When: May 28-30
Who: Panic! At the Disco, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Cancer Bats, Memphis May Fire, and more
Why: Slam Dunk gets in the hoop in Leeds, Birmingham, and Hatfield.
Web: www.slamdunkmusic.com

 


June

Vantastival

What: Vantastival
Where:
Dundalk, Ireland
When:
June 3-4
Who: Badly Drawn Boy, King Kong Company, The Hot Sprockets, Jinx Lennon, and more
Why: Have a Vantastival. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.vantastival.com

 

Wychwood

What: Wychwood
Where: Cheltenham, England, U.K.
When: June 3-5
Who: The Waterboys, 10cc, Bill Bailey, Stereo MC’s, Idlewild, Peter Hook & The Light, The Selecter, Craig Charles, and more
Why: Which way to Wychwood? See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.wychwoodfestival.com

 

Lunar

What: Lunar
Where: Warwickshire, England, U.K.
When: June 3-5
Who: Super Furry Animals, Mercury Rev, Television, Badly Drawn Boy, The Zombies, Os Mutantes, and more
Why: Head outside of Birmingham to be Lunar.
Web: lunarfestival.co.uk

 

Camden Rocks

What: Camden Rocks
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 4
Who: The Cribs, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Sikth, Young Guns, We Are the Ocean, Billy Bragg, New Years Day, Glen Matlock, and more
Why: Camden area of London rocks hard.
Web: camdenrocksfestival.com

 

Isle of Wight

What: Isle of Wight
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: June 9-12
Who: The Who, Queen, Stereophonics, Faithless, Adam Ant, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The Corrs, The Cribs, The Damned, Everything Everything, Half Moon Run, Iggy Pop, Jess Glynne, The Kills, Lissie, Ocean Colour Scene, Pendulum, Reverend & The Makers, and more
Why: In 2002, the massive Isle of Wight Festival was revived for the first time since 1970 (when it out-drew Woodstock), and is one of the biggest today.
Web: www.isleofwightfestival.com

 

Belsonic

What: Belsonic
Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.
When: June 9-29
Who: Tiësto, Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Bring Me the Horizon, Foals, Biffy Clyro, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Stereophonics, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Walking On Cars, and more
Why: Custom House Square in Belfast welcomes Belsonic in the back half of August.
Web: www.belsonic.com

 

Download

What: Download
Where: Donington, England, U.K.
When: June 10-12
Who: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Down, Shinedown, Alien Ant Garm, Rival Sons, NOFX, All Time Low, Breaking Benjamin, Pennywise, Anti-Flag, Escape the Fate, Ghost, Municipal Waste, and more
Why: Download the hard rock (including the headlining “Lemmy Stage”).
Web: www.downloadfestival.co.uk

 

Long Division

What: Long Division
Where: Wakefield, England, U.K.
When: June 10-12
Who: Field Music, Gang of Four, Los Campesinos!, Brix & The Extricated, Fear of Men, Post War Glamour Girls, JPNSGRLS, Hatcham Social, and more
Why: The best math out there. Read more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.longdivisionfestival.co.uk

 

Field Day

What: Field Day
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 11-12
Who: James Blake, PJ Harvey, Air, Beach House, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cass McCombs, Deerhunter, DIIV, Empress Of, Fat White Family, Four Tet, Gold Panda, Junior Boys, Moon Duo, Mystery Jets, Parquet Courts, Thurston Moore Band, Mount Kimbie, Shearwater, Skepta, Roots Manuva, The Temper Trap, Wild Nothing, Youth Lagoon, Yeasayer, and more
Why: Victoria Park’s Field Day makes Hackney a whole lot more liveable.
Web: fielddayfestivals.com

 

Parklife Weekender

What: Parklife Weekender
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: June 11-12
Who: The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Ice Cub, Jamie xx, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Skepta, B∆stille, Annie Mac, Diplo, Wolf Alice, Circa Waves, Busta Rhymes, Jack Garratt, Flume, Four Tet, Stormzy, Gorgon City, Blossoms, De La Soul, Pusha T, Groove Aramda, Fat White Family, Skream, Daniel Avery, Goldlink, and more
Why: Take the weekend and go to the park for this electronic festival. Parklife!
Web: parklife.uk.com

 

Body & Soul

What: Body & Soul
Where: Clonmellon, Ireland
When: June 17-19
Who: Santigold, St. Germain, Mercury Rev, BADBADNOTGOOD, Wolf Parade, Sun Kil Moon, Junior Boys, and more
Why: Bring your Body and Soul to Ballinlough Castle.
Web: bodyandsoul.ie

 

Bushstock

What: Bushstock
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 18-19
Who: Bear’s Den, Palace, Dan Croll, and more
Why: Events around Sheperd’s Bush in London.
Web: www.bushstock.co.uk

 

Glastonbury

What: Glastonbury
Where: Pilton, England, U.K.
When: June 22-26
Who: Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals, Beck, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Earth Wind & Fire, Last Shadow Puppets, Ellie Goulding, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Savages, Underworld, James Blake, CHVRCHES, Art Garfunkel, M83, Kurt Vile, Mercury Rev, Vince Staples, Madness, Wolf Alice, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, B∆stille, Fatboy Slim, Santigold, Bring Me the Horizon, Years & Years, The Lumineers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Two Door Cinema Club, Cyndi Lauper, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, Explosions In the Sky, AlunaGeorge, HINDS, Of Monsters & Men, and more
Why: Coming in full-force this year, with five days, putting all other festivals to shame (on any continent), Glastonbury’s what the likes of Coachella & Bonnaroo wish they could be. U.K. still does festivals the best. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

 

Sea Sessions

What: Sea Sessions
Where: Bundoran, Ireland
When: June 24-26
Who: Gavin James, Ash, Tinie Tempah, DJ Yoda, Bad Manners, and more
Why: Have some Sessions by the Sea. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: seasessions.com

 


July

Blissfields

What: Blissfields
Where: Winchester, England, U.K.
When: July 1-2
Who: Dizzee Rascal, Everything Everything, Frances, Dub Pistols, The Church, and more
Why: Head to Vicarage Farm in Winchester from some Bliss(fields).
Web: blissfields.co.uk

 

Godiva

What: Godiva
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: July 1-3
Who: The Charlatans, The Mystery Jets, The Boomtown Rats, The Subways, The Pigeon Detectives, and more
Why: Three-day free, ticketless, family-friendly festival with only some stuff that you want to see.
Web: www.godivafestival.co.uk

 

British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 2-9
Who: Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Take That, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie xx, Cat Power, Blood Orange, Alabama Shakes, Wolf Alice, Mystery Jets, Nick Mulvey, The Very Best, BØRNS, Olly Murs, and more
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park.
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com

 

2000 Trees

What: 2000 Trees
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: July 7-9
Who: Twin Atlantic, Refused, Kagoule, and more
Why: A line-up studded with buzzing U.K. bands & more.
Web: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

 

T In the Park

What: T In the Park
Where: Perthshire, Scotland, U.K.
When: July 8-10
Who: The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris, LCD Soundsystem, Disclosure, B∆stille, The 1975, Chase & Status, Courteeners, The Last Shadow Puppets, Major Lazer, Alesso, Catfish & The Bottlemen, James Bay, Jamie xx, Frightened Rabbit, Jess Glynne, Jake Bugg, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kaiser Chiefs, Frank Turner, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Travis, Slaves, Maxïmo Park, Oh Wonder, John Grant, Tom Odell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jack Garratt, FIDLAR, Blossoms, Daniel Avery, and more
Why: T In the Park goes for big names British & not.
Web: www.tinthepark.com

 

Wireless

What: Wireless
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 8-10
Who: Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Boy Better Know, The 1975, J. Cole, Kygo, Miguel, Future, Jess Glynne, and more
Why: Finsbury Park in London welcomes a mostly mainstream, mostly dance, and many Americans for a weekend of Wireless.
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

 

Electric Daisy Carnival London

What: Electric Daisy Carnival London
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 9
Who: AVICCI, Axwell Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, and more
Why: America’s massive Electric Daisy Carnival comes across the pond. See much more in our photo gallery of 2013 EDC NY here
Web: electricdaisycarnival.co.uk

 

Latitude
What: Latitude
Where: Southwold, England, U.K.
When: July 14-17
Who: Maccabees, The National, New Order, Beirut, CHVRCHES, M83, Father John Misty, John Grant, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Daughter, Chet Faker, British Sea Power, Nathaniel Rateliff, Michael Kiwanuka, Sturgill Simpson, Grimes, Kurt Vile, Of Monsters and Men, Miike Snow, Christine & The Queens, Half Moon Run, Poliça, Perfume Genius, Frightened Rabbit, Oh Wonder, MØ, Roots Manuva, Jamie Woon, Lucius, Black Mountain, Little Green Cars, MONEY, Protomartyr, Suuns, Glen Matlock, 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

 

Lovebox

What: Lovebox
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 15-16
Who: LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels, Jungle, Jack Garratt, Chet Faker, Miike Snow, Diplo, George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic, Jamie Woon, Oh Wonder, Goldlink, and more
Why: Victoria Park holds a two-day Love(box)-in.
Web: loveboxfestival.com

 

Beat-Herder

What: Beat-Herder
Where: Lancashire, England, U.K.
When: July 15-17
Who: Primal Scream, Booka Shade, Miike Snow, Digitalism, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, Donovan, Claude Vonstroke, Dub Pistols, and more
Why: Beats are herded in Lancashire country. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.beatherder.co.uk

 

Longitude

What: Longitude
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: July 15-17
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, The National, Jamie xx, Father John Misty, CHVRCHES, Tyler the Creator, Action Bronson, Courtney Barnett, A$AP Ferg, MØ, and more
Why: England’s Latitude Festival (see above) stretches across to Dublin as Longitude.
Web: www.longitude.ie

 

Truck

What: Truck
Where: Steventon, England, U.K.
When: July 15-17
Who: Manic Street Preachers, Catfsih & The Bottlemen, Kodaline, Jurassic 5, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Coasts, Mystery Jets, Soak., Young Fathers, DMA’s, Swim Deep, Frances, and more
Why: Truck delivers the Anglo for its umpteenth year. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: truckfestival.com

 

The Secret Garden Party

What: Secret Garden Party
Where: Cambridge, England, U.K.
When: July 21-24
Who: Caribou, Air, Maribou State, DJ Shadow, Lissie, Band of Skulls, Field Music, The Temper Trap, La Femme, and more
Why: An estate, including Georgian farm house, hosts the unusual Secret Garden Party.
Web: www.secretgardenparty.com

 

Deer Shed

What: Deer Shed
Where: North Yorkshire, England, U.K.
When: July 22-24
Who: Richard Hawley, Everything Everything, Beth Orton, Anna Calvi, Steve Mason, Field Music, MONEY, Dan Mangan, Lanterns On the Lake, and more
Why: A kid-friendly festival at Baldersby Park – whose theme this year is ‘At the Movies’.
Web: www.deershedfestival.com

 

Splendour

What: Splendour
Where: Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: July 23
Who: Jess Glynne, The Human League, Jamie Lawson, UB40, Turin Brakes, The Fratellies, The Darkness, Stiff Little Fingers, and more
Why: Nottingham’s Wollaton Park holds a Splendid little festival. Read and see more in our recap here
Web: www.splendourfestival.com

 

Tramlines

What: Tramlines
Where: Sheffield, England, U.K.
When: July 24-26
Who: Catfish & The Bottlemen, Dizzee Rascal, Kelis, Jurassic 5, Field Music, Mystery Jets, HINDS, Dan Mangan, exmagician, Gaz Coombes, Skream, Thomas Truax, and more
Why: Of course the English would combine a music festival with their love of trains twice – thankfully no longer on the same weekend… See more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.tramlines.org.uk

 

Cambridge Folk

What: Cambridge Folk
Where: Cambridge, England, U.K.
When: July 28-31
Who: Christy Moore, Gogol Bordello, Imelda May, Glen Hansard, Baaba Maal, Mary Chapin Carpenter, KT Tunstall, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and more
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

What: Camp Bestival
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 28-31
Who: Fatboy Slim, Tears For Fears, Jess Glynne, Katy B, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Arrested Development, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Bananarama, and more
Why: The “baby sister” of Bestival (see below), 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 28-31
Who: Rudimental, Madness, Noel Gallagher, The Charlatans, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Kelis, Blossoms, Sugarhill Gang, Band of Skulls, Maxïmo Park, The Hives, We Are Scientists, The Darkness, Ash, Donovan, and more
Why: The lake district is calling… See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.kendalcalling.com

 

Indiependence

What: Indiependence
Where: Cork, Ireland
When: July 29-31
Who: Editors, Bell X1, The Kooks, Ash, Walking On Cars, The Strypes, Idlewild, Coasts, and more
Why: Declare your Indie-pendence.
Web: indiependencefestival.com

 

Indietracks

What: Indietracks
Where: Ripley, England, U.K.
When: July 29-31
Who: Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School, and more
Why: Of course the English would combine a music festival with their love of trains twice – thankfully no longer on the same weekend…
Web: www.indietracks.co.uk

 

Y Not

What: Y Not
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: July 29-31
Who: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Madness, The Hives, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Cribs, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Kelis, Milky Chance, Band of Skulls, Blossoms, Coasts, Peter Hook & The Light, Lucy Rose, Deap Vally, Eagulls, Public Access TV, Traams, DJ Yoda, and more
Why: Why not Y Not? Why not indeed… See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: www.ynotfestivals.co.uk

 


August

Belladrum Tartan Heart

What: Belladrum Tartan Heart
Where: Inverness, Scotland, U.K.
When: August 4-6
Who: Madness, Two Door Cinema Club, The Darkness, Circa Waves, Super Furry Animals, Arrested Development, Alabama 3, Wilko Johnson, The Orb, and more
Why: That’s pretty far north…
Web: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

 

Rebellion

What: Rebellion
Where: Blackpool, England, U.K.
When: August 4-7
Who: Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Jello Biafra, Buzzcocks, FLAG, Dag Nasty, Fear, The Exploited, The Dickies, Peter Hook & The Light, The Slackers, G.B.H., Agnostic Front, CJ Ramone, Subhumans, 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

 

Lake Fest

What: Lake Fest
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 11-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Have a Fest by the Lake.
Web: lakefest.co.uk

 

ArcTanGent

What: ArcTanGent
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: August 18-20
Who: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, American Football, And So I Watch You From Afar, La Dispute, Three Trapped Tigers, Sikth, MONO, Caspian, Rolo Tomassi, 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

 

Green Man

What: Green Man
Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales, U.K.
When: August 18-21
Who: Belle & Sebastian, James Blake, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Warpaint, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grandaddy, Lush, Tindersticks, Julia Holter, White Denim, Jason Isbell, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Songhoy Blues, Ezra Furman, Fat White Family, Kamasi Washington, King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard, Jagwar Ma, Cate Le Bon, Suuns, Julianna Barwick, The Besnard Lakes, Nikki Lane, Ryley Walker, Sunflower Bean, and more
Why: Head to Glanusk Park in Wales because Green Man is totally saving your life right now, bro.
Web: www.greenman.net

 

Beautiful Days

What: Beautiful Days
Where: Devon, England, U.K.
When: August 19-21
Who: Leftfield, James, Levellers, The Proclaimers, Mariachi El Bronx, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Ezra Furman, The Damned, The Selecter, Lanterns On the Lake, The Church, Billy Bragg, and more
Why: What a Beautiful Day(s)…
Web: www.beautifuldays.org

 

V

What: V Festival
Where: Chelmsford & Staffordshire, England, U.K.
When: August 20-21
Who: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, B∆stille, Jess Glynne, Jake Bugg, Years & Years, Rita Ora, Halsey, Tinie Tempah, Example, Katy B, Travis, Troye Sivan, Foxes and more to be announced
Why: The Virgin Group gives double your festival, in both Hylands Park & Weston Park, simultaneously, as artists play one park on Saturday, and the other on Sunday. See more in our Staffordshire 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.vfestival.com

 

Shambala

What: Shambala
Where: Northamptonshire, England, U.K.
When: August 25-28
Who: Beans On Toast, Hot 8 Brass Band, Anchorsong, and more to be announced
Why: A varied & green line-up.
Web: www.shambalafestival.org

 

Moovin

What: Moovin
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: August 25-28
Who: Lee Scratch Perry, Goldie, Congo Natty, Beardyman, and more
Why: Get Moovin.
Web: www.moovin.info

 

LeedsWhat: Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: August 26-28
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure, Jack Ü, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, CHVRCHES, The Vaccines, Courteeners, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, HAIM, G-Eazy, Die Antwoord, Jack Garratt, Five Finger Death Punch, Fetty Wap, Eagles of Death Metal, The Wombats, Crystal Castles, Slaves, Savages, Maxïmo Park, Travi$ Scott, Cage the Elephant, The Neighbourhood, Blossoms, Half Moon Run, AlunaGeorge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Modern Baseball, HINDS, Seratones, and many more
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see below) with a stacked line-up. Read & see much more in our 2011 recap here
Web: www.leedsfestival.com

 

Reading

What: Reading
Where:
Reading, England, U.K.
When: August 26-28
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure, Jack Ü, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, CHVRCHES, The Vaccines, Courteeners, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, HAIM, G-Eazy, Die Antwoord, Jack Garratt, Five Finger Death Punch, Fetty Wap, Eagles of Death Metal, The Wombats, Crystal Castles, Slaves, Savages, Maxïmo Park, Travi$ Scott, Cage the Elephant, The Neighbourhood, Blossoms, Half Moon Run, AlunaGeorge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Modern Baseball, HINDS, Seratones, and many more
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: Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Hot 8 Brass Band, Nahko and Medicine For the People, and more to be announced
Why: An arts, faith and justice festival.
Web: www.greenbelt.org.uk

 


September & November

 

Festival No. 6

What: Festival No. 6
Where: Portmeirion, England, U.K.
When: September 1-4
Who: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip, Super Furry Animals, B∆stille, Blossoms, Broken Social Scene, Django Django, Eagulls, Echo & The Bunnymen, Frances, Lucy Rose, M. Ward, Oh Wonder, Roots Manuva, This Is the Kit, and more to be announced
Why: The home of The Village from The Prisoner – including a real-life castle – welcomes Festival No. 6. But can you ever leave?…
Web: www.festivalnumber6.com

 

Bingley Music Live

What: Bingley Music Live
Where: Bradford, England, U.K.
When: September 2-4
Who: Tinie Tempah, Travis, Sigma, Echo & The Bunnymen, All Saints, Peter Hook & The Light, We Are Scientists, Barenaked Ladies, Clean Cut Kid, Kagoule, and more
Why: The City of Bradford Council holds an affordable fest. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: www.bingleymusiclive.com

 

Electric Picnic

What: Electric Picnic
Where: Stradbally, Ireland
When: September 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, The Chemical Brothers, New Order, HAIM, Super Furry Animals, Years & Years, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Avett Brothers, Wolf Alice, Animal Collective, Wild Beasts, Savages, Jack Garratt, Glass Animals, Broken Social Scene, Phosphorescent, Ezra Furman, Mount Kimbie, Daniel Avery, Blossoms, and more 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 2-4
Who: Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Cat Power, Devendra Banhart, Goat, Thee Oh Sees, Phosphorescent, M. Ward, Jeffrey Lewis, Field Music, Eleanor Friedberger, Dr. Dog, U.S. Girls, MONDAY, Sunflower Bean, Basia Bulat, Dawn Landes, 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: The Levellers, The Coral, The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, The Jayhawks, Phosphorescent, Songhoy Blues, Laura Gibson, Dawn Landes, and more to be announced
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

 

Jersey Live

What: Jersey Live
Where: Jersey, England, U.K.
When: September 3-4
Who: Disclosure, Madness, Richard Ashcroft, Sigma, Public Service Broadcasting, and more to be announced
Why: U.K. music festivals come to the Channel’s Jersey Islands.
Web: www.jerseylive.org.uk

 

Bestival

What: Bestival
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: September 8-11
Who: The Cure, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Diplo, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Animal Collective, B∆stille, Damian Marley, The Human League, Jagwar Ma, Katy B, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, MØ, Ride, Skepta, Skream, Wolf Alice, Year & Years, and more to be announced
Why: The biggest truly indie festival is still the Bestival.
Web: www.bestival.net

 

Beacons Metro

What: Beacons Metro
Where:
Leeds, England, U.K.
When: October 27 – November 7
Who: Dinosaur Jr., Local Natives, Roots Manuva, Fucked Up, Hookworms, Cat’s Eyes, Diarrhea Planet, and more to be announced
Why: Beacons Metro comes to Leeds. See much more in our photo gallery of 2014 Beacons Festival here
Web:
www.beaconsmetro.com

 

Shiine On Weekender

What: Shiine On Weekender
Where: Butlin’s Minehead Arena, England, U.K.
When: November 11-14
Who: Echo & The Bunnymen, Shed Seven, Cast, The Wonder Stuff, The Farm, The Electric Soft Parade, The Bluetones, Black Grape, Jesus Jones, The House of Love, and more to be announced
Why: Shiine on, Weekender.
Web: www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/shiiine-on-weekender.aspx

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