2018 U.K. Festival Guide

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

2018 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England – QRO’s U.K. Festival Guide returns! Our North American Festival Guide is bigger than ever. 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

 

 

 


May

Live at Leeds

What: Live at Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: May 5
Who: Circa Waves, Peace, Ash, British Sea Power, The Horrors, Pulled Apart By Horses, Blaenavon, Pale Waves, and more
Why: Venues across Leeds are Live. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com

 

Handmade

What: Handmade
Where: Leicester, England, U.K.
When: May 5-6
Who: Circa Waves, Drenge, The Big Moon, Little Comets, Idles, Dinosaur Pile Up, Protomartyr, Future of the Left, Turbowolf, The Wytches, Protomartyr, and more
Why: Leicester gets Handmade.
Web: handmadefestival.co.uk

 

Liverpool Sound City

What: Liverpool Sound City
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: May 5-6
Who: DMA’s, Peace, The Slow Readers Club, Sunset Sons, Baxter Dury, Idles, Wye Oaks, and more
Why: The home of The Beatles is Sound City.
Web: www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

 

The Great Escape

What: The Great Escape
Where: Brighton, England, U.K.
When: May 17-19
Who: BØRNS, Coin, Hockey Dad, Katie Von Schleicher, Lewis Capaldi, Lo Moon, Lucia, Mansionair, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers, 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 25-27
Who: The Horrors, Dermot Kennedy, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Peach Pit, 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 - Northern Ireland

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend – Northern Ireland
Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.
When: May 25-26
Who: Orbital, Underworld, Franz Ferdinand, Beck, Manic Street Preachers, First Aid Kit, Neneh Cherry, The Breeders, Ash, Courtney Barnett, Public Service Broadcasting, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, Young Fathers, Father John Misty, Superorganism, Phoebe Bridgers, and more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year heads to all four nations of the United Kingdom. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/biggest-weekend

 

BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend - Scotland

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend – Scotland
Where: Perth, Scotland, U.K.
When: May 25-26
Who: Nigel Kennedy, Noel Gallagher, Simple Minds, Emeli Sandé, Squeeze, The Shires, Jamie Cullum, The Beat, and more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year heads to all four nations of the United Kingdom. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/biggest-weekend

 

All Points East

What: All Points East
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: May 25 – June 3
Who: The National, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Catfish & The Bottlemen, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Beck, Phoenix, Patti Smith, The War On Drugs, Justice, Future Islands, St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Glass Animals, Cat Power, The Psychedelic Furs, Sampha, Broken Social Scene, The Black Lips, Friendly Fires, Spoon, Baxter Dury, Soulwax, Richie Hawtin, This Is the Kit, Lykke Li, The Districts, Flying Lotus 3D, Rostam, Nick Murphy, The Black Madonna, Chromeo, BADBADNOTGOOD, Django Django, Kelela, Rhye, Young Fathers, Hercules & Love Affair, Rex Orange County, Sylvan Esso, Khruangbin, Superorganism, and more
Why: A new and very impressive festival comes to London’s Victoria Park for a whole week. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend - Wales

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend – Wales
Where: Swansea, Wales, U.K.
When: May 26-27
Who: Sam Smith, Florence & The Machine, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, George Ezra, Years & Years, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Liam Payne, Jason Derulo, Clean Bandit, Demi Lovato, B∆stille, Wolf Alice, CHVRCHES, James Bay, Panic! At the Disco, MØ, Sigrid, Christine & The Queens, Jorja Smith, Jessie Ware, and more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year heads to all four nations of the United Kingdom. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/biggest-weekend

 

Slam Dunk

What: Slam Dunk
Where: Birmingham, Leeds & Hatfield, England, U.K.
When: May 26-28
Who: Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, PVRIS, Frank Carter, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Twin Atlantic, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Every Time I Die, Thursday, Four Year Strong, The Skints, and more
Why: Slam Dunk gets in the hoop in Leeds, Birmingham, and Hatfield. Read & see much more in our recap of Birmingham here
Web: www.slamdunkmusic.com

 

BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend - England

What: BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend – England
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: May 27-28
Who: Liam Gallagher, Nigel Kennedy, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, UB40, Billy Ocean, Snow Patrol, The Selecter, Angelique Kidjo, and more
Why: The biggest free ticketed event in Europe, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend this year heads to all four nations of the United Kingdom. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/biggest-weekend

 


June

All Points East

What: All Points East
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: May 25 – June 3
Who: The National, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Catfish & The Bottlemen, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Beck, Phoenix, Patti Smith, The War On Drugs, Justice, Future Islands, St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Glass Animals, Cat Power, The Psychedelic Furs, Sampha, Broken Social Scene, The Black Lips, Friendly Fires, Spoon, Baxter Dury, Soulwax, Richie Hawtin, This Is the Kit, Lykke Li, The Districts, Flying Lotus 3D, Rostam, Nick Murphy, The Black Madonna, Chromeo, BADBADNOTGOOD, Django Django, Kelela, Rhye, Young Fathers, Hercules & Love Affair, Rex Orange County, Sylvan Esso, Khruangbin, Superorganism, and more
Why: A new and very impressive festival comes to London’s Victoria Park for a whole week.
Web: www.allpointseastfestival.com

 

Wychwood

What: Wychwood
Where: Cheltenham, England, U.K.
When: June 1-3
Who: The Gipsy Kings, Shed Seven, Baxter Dury, Feeder, The Beat, The Go! Team, Field Music, Nina Nesbitt, Lucia, and more
Why: Which way to Wychwood? See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.wychwoodfestival.com

 

Camden Rocks

What: Camden Rocks
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 2
Who: Maxïmo Park, Public Image LTD, Twin Atlantic, British Sea Power, Sikth, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Professionals, The Urban Voodoo Machine, and more
Why: Camden area of London rocks hard. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: camdenrocksfestival.com

 

Field Day

What: Field Day
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 1-2
Who: Erykah Badu, Children of Zeus, AJ Tracey, Avalon Emerson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Avery, Lee Fields, Earl Sweatshirt, Fever Ray, Floating Points, Four Tet, Moses Sumney, Mount Kimbie, Nils Frahm, Panda Bear, Princess Nokia, and more
Why: Victoria Park’s Field Day makes Hackney a whole lot more liveable.
Web: fielddayfestivals.com

 

Vantastival

What: Vantastival
Where:
Dundalk, Ireland
When:
June 1-3
Who: Le Galaxie, The Stunning, The Hot Sprockets, and more
Why: Have a Vantastival. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.vantastival.com

 

Download

What: Download
Where: Donington, England, U.K.
When: June 8-10
Who: Guns n’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, Thunder, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, In This Moment, The Struts, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Dead Cross, Greta Van Fleet, L7, Thrice, Turbonegro, The Hives, Neckdeep, Cancer Bats, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, The Bronx, The Maine, Baroness, Miss May I, Rolo Tomoassi, and more
Why: Download the hard rock.
Web: www.downloadfestival.co.uk

 

Parklife Weekender

What: Parklife Weekender
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: June 9-10
Who: The xx, Liam Gallagher, Skepta, N*E*R*D, Lorde, Bonobo, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, Justice, CHVRCHES, Four Tet, Sampha, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Vince Staples, Jessie Ware, Everything Everything, Gorgon City, The Internet, Nina Kraviz, Jon Hopkins, Green Velvet, Maribou State, Eats Everything, Earl Sweatshirt, Soul II Soul, and more
Why: Take the weekend and go to the park for this electronic festival. Parklife!
Web: parklife.uk.com

 

Labour Live

What: Labour Live
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 16
Who: The Magic Numbers, Rae Morris, Jermain Jackman, Reverend & The Makers, Jeremy Corbyn, and more
Why: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s praise at festival has gone to his head, and so he decided to put on a festival of his own…
Web: action.labour.org.uk/page/content/labour-live-main

 

Isle of Wight

What: Isle of Wight
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: June 21-24
Who: Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay, Blossoms, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Camila Cabello, Rita Ora, Sheryl Crow, Walking On Cars, Chase and Status, Haçienda Classical, Travis, Sigrid, Soul II Soul, Feeder, LANY, Circa Waves, The Wombats, and more
Why: Isle of Wight celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
Web: www.isleofwightfestival.com

 

Body & Soul

What: Body & Soul
Where: Clonmellon, Ireland
When: June 22-24
Who: Fever Ray, Chronixx, Jon Hopkins, Iron & Wine, Arca, Baxter Dury, Son Lux, Tank & The Bangas, Pantha Du Prince, and more
Why: Bring your Body and Soul to Ballinlough Castle.
Web: bodyandsoul.ie

 

Sea Sessions

What: Sea Sessions
Where: Bundoran, Ireland
When: June 22-24
Who: Dizzee Rascal, Walking On Cars, Rudimental, Hannah Wants, Everything Everything, Roots Manuva, Le Galaxie, The Hot Sprockets, and more
Why: Have some Sessions by the Sea. See more in our 2016 photo gallery here
Web: seasessions.com

 


July

Community

What: Community
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 1
Who: Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves, Sundara Karma, Marmozets, Pale Waves, and more
Why: Finsbury Park has a Community.
Web: communityfestival.london

 

British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 9 – 15
Who: The Cure, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Khalid, Santana, Interpol, Richard Ashcroft, Seasick Steve, Goldfrapp, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Editors, Ride, Slowdive, The Twilight Sad, Squeeze, and more
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com

 

2000 Trees

What: 2000 Trees
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: July 12-14
Who: Enter Shikari, At the Drive In, Twin Atlantic, Hell Is For Heroes, Creeper, Touche Amore, Turbowolf, Black Foxxes, The Xcerts, HO99O9, and more
Why: A line-up studded with buzzing U.K. bands & more.
Web: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

 

Wireless

What: Wireless
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 6-8
Who: J. Cole, Stormzy, Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Migos, Partynextdoor, Giggs, French Montana, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, 6LACK, Goldlink, Lil Uzi Vert, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Belly, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Playboi Carti, 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

 

Lovebox

What: Lovebox
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 13-14
Who: Childish Gambino, Skepta, N*E*R*D, SZA, Diplo, Annie Mac, Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples, Mura Masa, Action Bronson, The Internet, Big Boi, Jacob Banks, Jon Hopkins, Green Velvet, Bonobo, 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 13-15
Who: Orbital, Soulwax, Django Django, Morcheeba, Pins, Pete Tong, Erol Alkan, Sam Divine, and more
Why: Beats are herded in Lancashire country. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.beatherder.co.uk

 

Latitude
What: Latitude
Where: Southwold, England, U.K.
When: July 13-15
Who: The Killers, Solange, alt-J, Belle & Sebastian, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jessie Ware, The Charlatans, Benjamin Clementine, Parquet Courts, Fickle Friends, Alex Cameron, Juanita Stein, James, Mogwai, Jon Hopkins, tUnE-yArDs, The Breeders, Alvvays, Jacob Banks, HINDS, Bomba Estéreo, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Superorganism, Marlon Williams, Japandroids, Preoccupations, Porches, Durand Jones, Jade Bird, 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

 

Longitude

What: Longitude
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: July 13-15
Who: J. Cole, Travi$ Scott, Solange, Migos, Post Malone, Diplo, Tyler the Creator, SZA, Anderson .Paak, Sampha, Khalid, Sigrid, Joey Bada$$, The Internet, 6LACK, Jacob Banks, Kali Uchis, Belly, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Princess Nokia, and more
Why: England’s Latitude Festival (see above) stretches across to Dublin’s Marlay Park as Longitude.
Web: www.longitude.ie

 

Penn Fest

What: Penn Fest
Where: Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.
When: July 20-21
Who: Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Feeder, Example, Starsailor, Badly Drawn Boy, Melanie C, Roots Manuva, Sugar Hill Gang, Jesus Jones, and more
Why: A Big Fest in The Big Park.
Web: www.pennfest.net

 

Deer Shed

What: Deer Shed
Where: North Yorkshire, England, U.K.
When: July 20-22
Who: Goldfrapp, Drenge, Field Music, Public Service Broadcasting, Field Music, Gaz Coombes, This Is the Kit, Blaenavon, and more
Why: A kid-friendly festival at Baldersby Park – whose theme this year is ‘Making Waves’.
Web: www.deershedfestival.com

 

Truck

What: Truck
Where: Steventon, England, U.K.
When: July 20-22
Who: Friendly Fires, George Ezra, Courteeners, Editors, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Peace, Gaz Coombes, We Are Scientists, Sub Focus, Blaenavon, Pale Waves, Turbowolf, and more
Why: Truck delivers the Anglo for its twentieth year. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: truckfestival.com

 

Tramlines

What: Tramlines
Where: Sheffield, England, U.K.
When: July 20-22
Who: Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher, Craig David, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Reverend & The Makers, Pale Waves, Mystery Jets, 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 photo gallery here
Web: www.tramlines.org.uk

 

Splendour

What: Splendour
Where: Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: July 21
Who: Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, Marc Almond, Nina Smith, The Stranglers, Peace and more
Why: Nottingham’s Wollaton Park holds a Splendid little festival. Read and see more in our recap here
Web: www.splendourfestival.com

 

Camp Bestival

What: Camp Bestival
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 26-29
Who: Simple Minds, Rick Astley, Clean Bandit, Orbital, Basement Jaxx. Rae Morris, Shed Seven, The Skatalites, Dub Pistols, Stereo MCs, The Undertones, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jade Bird, Jesus Jones, 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 26-29
Who: Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Libertines, Run DMC, Hacienda Classical, Ocean Colour Scene, James, Shed Seven, The Wailers, White Lies, Peter Hook & The Light, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Declan McKenna, Pale Waves, Dub Pistols, Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, 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 26-29
Who: The Libertines, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Seasick Steve, The Wombats, Levellers, Circa Waves, Seasick Steve, The Go! Team, Fat White Family, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Peace, Blaenavon, Jade Bird, Buzzcocks, Peace, Reverend & The Makers, Pale Waves, Turbowulf, Revered & The Makers, Razorlight, and more
Why: Why not Y Not? Why not indeed… See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: www.ynotfestivals.co.uk

 

Indietracks

What: Indietracks
Where: Ripley, England, U.K.
When: July 27-29
Who: British Sea Power, Honeyblood, Gwenno, Amber Arcades, 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

 

Let's Rock

What: Let’s Rock
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 28
Who: UB40, The Boomtown Rats, Kim Wilde, Big Country, Go West, From the Jam, and more
Why: Let’s get 80s with Let’s Rock – The Retro Festival.
Web: www.letsrocklondon.com

 


August

Belladrum Tartan Heart

What: Belladrum Tartan Heart
Where: Inverness, Scotland, U.K.
When: August 2-4
Who: Paloma Faith, Primal Scream, Amy MacDonald, You Me At Six, The Charlatans, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Rosanne Cash, Beth Orton, Songhoy Blues, Fickle Friends, and more
Why: That’s pretty far north…
Web: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

 

Bestival

What: Bestival
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: August 2-5
Who: London Grammar, Silk City, M.I.A., Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit, Mura Masa, Thundercat, Jimmy Cliff, Songhoy Blues, This Is the Kit, Jorja Smith, Sundara Karma, Django Django, Kelela, and more
Why: The biggest truly indie festival is still the Bestival.
Web: www.bestival.net

 

Cambridge Folk

What: Cambridge Folk
Where: Cambridge, England, U.K.
When: August 2-5
Who: Patti Smith, First Aid Kit, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Rhiannon Giddens, Songhoy Blues, John Moreland, Marlon Williams, Whiskey Shivers, 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

 

Rebellion

What: Rebellion
Where: Blackpool, England, U.K.
When: August 2-5
Who: Public Image LTD, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Exploited, Lagwagon, The Vandals, The Adicts, Mad Caddies, Peter Hook & The Light, The Dickies, GBH, 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

 

Indiependence

What: Indiependence
Where: Cork, Ireland
When: August 3-5
Who: Walking On Cars, Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, Everything Everything, Kate Nash, Sigala, Le Galaxie, Circa Waves, And So I Watch You From Afar, and more
Why: Declare your Indie-pendence.
Web: indiependencefestival.com

 

Lake Fest

What: Lake Fest
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 9-12
Who: The Darkness, The Waterboys, The Proclaimers, Reverend & The Makers, Melanie C, Peter Hook & The Light, Dub Pistols, Pop Will Eat Itself, and more
Why: Have a Fest by the Lake.
Web: lakefest.co.uk

 

ArcTanGent

What: ArcTanGent
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: August 16-18
Who: Glassjaw, Shellac, And So I Watch You From Afar, Pianos Become Teeth, Jamie Lenman, Foxing, 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 16-19
Who: The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, John Grant, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Public Service Broadcasting, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Lemon Twigs, Mount Kimbie, John Talabot, Teleman, Kevin Morby, Baxter Dury, Curtis Harding, Phoebe Bridgers, Alex Cameron, Bo Ningen, BEAK>, 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 17-19
Who: Manic Street Preachers, Levellers, Gogol Bordello, Shed Seven, Feeder, Vintage Trouble, British Sea Power, The Wildhearts, The Skids, A Tribe Called Red, Dub Pistols, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, Richard Thompson, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Skinny Lister, and more to be announced in June
Why: What a Beautiful Day(s)…
Web: www.beautifuldays.org

 

ShambalaWhat: Shambala
Where: Northamptonshire, England, U.K.
When: August 23-26
Who: King Beyond, Mr Switch, Duncan Booker, and more
Why: A varied & green line-up.
Web: www.shambalafestival.org

 

LeedsWhat: Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: August 24-26
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Courteeners, Travis Scott, The Vaccines, The Kooks, The Wombats, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Sum 41, Mike Shinoda, The Joy Formidable, Diplo, Wolf Alice, Pendulum, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Rex Orange County, Sigrid, DMA’s, Brockhampton, The Front Bottoms, Playboi Cari, Fickle Friends, Maggie Rogers, Rae Morris, Annie Mac, A-Trak, Hollywood Undead, Underoath, Papa Roach, The Used, Beartooth, The Bronx, The Horrors, Kate Nash, Death From Above, HINDS, Hudson Taylor, BØRNS, Pale Waves, Hippo Campus, Welshly Arms, Sunflower Bean, Belly, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and many 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 24-26
Who: Groove Armada, De La Soul, Goldie, Dub FX, Craig Charles, Stereo MC’s, The Whip, and more
Why: Get Moovin’.
Web: www.moovinfestival.com

 

Reading

What: Reading
Where:
Reading, England, U.K.
When: August 24-26
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Courteeners, Travis Scott, The Vaccines, The Kooks, The Wombats, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Sum 41, Mike Shinoda, The Joy Formidable, Diplo, Wolf Alice, Pendulum, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Rex Orange County, Sigrid, DMA’s, Brockhampton, The Front Bottoms, Playboi Cari, Fickle Friends, Maggie Rogers, Rae Morris, Annie Mac, A-Trak, Hollywood Undead, Underoath, Papa Roach, The Used, Beartooth, The Bronx, The Horrors, Kate Nash, Death From Above, HINDS, Hudson Taylor, BØRNS, Pale Waves, Hippo Campus, Welshly Arms, Sunflower Bean, Belly, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 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 24-27
Who: Pussy Riot, We Are Scientists, Ozomatli, Ibibio Sound Machine, I’m With Her, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, and more
Why: An arts, faith and justice festival.
Web: www.greenbelt.org.uk

 

End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: August 30 – September 2
Who: Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, Feist, Yo La Tengo, Ezra Furman, Jeff Tweedy, John Cale, Fat White Family, White Denim, Oh Sees, Gruff Rhys, Julia Holter, Ariel Pink, Big Thief, Josh T. Pearson, Destroyer, Omar Souleyman, Titus Andronicus, (Sandy) Alex G, This I the Kit, Iceage, Jonathan Wilson, The Low Anthem, Protomartyr, The Posies, Julien Baker, Hiss Golden Messenger, Damien Jurado, Sunflower Bean, Lucy Dacus, Shannon & The Clams, Amen Dunes, Japanese Breakfast, Soccer Mommy, Gwenno, Snail Mail, and more
Why: The start of September sees the End of the Road.
Web: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

 

Bingley Music Live

What: Bingley Music Live
Where: Bradford, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: Noel Gallagher, Public Image LTD, Shed Seven, Jake Bugg, Gomez, Marmozets, Melanie C, Peace, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Cribs, The Sherlocks, 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: August 31 – September 2
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, NERD, Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St. Vincent, King Krule, George Ezra, The Kooks, CHVRCHES, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Nina Kraviz, Cigarettes After Sex, Friendly Fires, Garbage, Mount Kimbie, Dermot Kennedy, Jorja Smith, Benjamin Clementine, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, Field Music, Lucy Dacus, and more
Why: Ireland lights up thanks to Electric Picnic.
Web: www.electricpicnic.ie

 

Godiva

What: Godiva
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: To be announced
Why: Three-day free, ticketless, family-friendly festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Web: www.godivafestival.com

 

 

Moseley Folk

What: Moseley Folk
Where: Birmingham, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: Levellers, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Mulvey, King Creosote, This Is the Kit, Willy Mason, Skinny Lister, and more to be announced
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

 


September & November

End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: August 30 – September 2
Who: Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, Feist, Yo La Tengo, Ezra Furman, Jeff Tweedy, John Cale, Fat White Family, White Denim, Oh Sees, Gruff Rhys, Julia Holter, Ariel Pink, Big Thief, Josh T. Pearson, Destroyer, Omar Souleyman, Titus Andronicus, (Sandy) Alex G, This I the Kit, Iceage, Jonathan Wilson, The Low Anthem, Protomartyr, The Posies, Julien Baker, Hiss Golden Messenger, Damien Jurado, Sunflower Bean, Lucy Dacus, Shannon & The Clams, Amen Dunes, Japanese Breakfast, Soccer Mommy, Gwenno, Snail Mail, and more
Why: The start of September sees the End of the Road.
Web: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

 

Bingley Music Live

What: Bingley Music Live
Where: Bradford, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: Noel Gallagher, Shed Seven, Jake Bugg, and more to be announced
Why: The City of Bradford Council holds an affordable fest. Read & see much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.bingleymusiclive.com

 

Electric Picnic

What: Electric Picnic
Where: Stradbally, Ireland
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, NERD, Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St. Vincent, King Krule, George Ezra, The Kooks, CHVRCHES, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Nina Kraviz, Cigarettes After Sex, Friendly Fires, Garbage, Mount Kimbie, Dermot Kennedy, Jorja Smith, Benjamin Clementine, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, Field Music, Lucy Dacus, and more
Why: Ireland lights up thanks to Electric Picnic.
Web: www.electricpicnic.ie

 

Godiva

What: Godiva
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: To be announced
Why: Three-day free, ticketless, family-friendly festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Web: www.godivafestival.com

 

Moseley Folk

What: Moseley Folk
Where: Birmingham, England, U.K.
When: August 31 – September 2
Who: Levellers, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Mulvey, King Creosote, This Is the Kit, Willy Mason, Skinny Lister, and more to be announced
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

 

Festival No. 6

What: Festival No. 6
Where: Portmeirion, England, U.K.
When: September 6-9
Who: The The, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Amber Arcades, Amen Dunes, Anna Calvi, Django Django, Everything Everything, Gaz Coombes, Gwenno, The Charlatans, The Horrors, Viv Albertine, 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

 

Shiine On Weekender

What: Shiine On Weekender
Where: Butlin’s Minehead Arena, England, U.K.
When: November 16-19
Who: Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, 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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