Festival Guide

To maximise your festival experience you need to know much more than who to see whilst you’re there. There’s endless questions; how do I get there, can I take my kids, what types of tickets are on offer - all of them answered by our Festival Guide.

Festival Guide
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Our team work tirelessly to ensure our it’s the most useful festival resource on the web, with all information kept bang up to date whilst all festivals, from the smallest boutique enterprises (such as Leestock, above) to largest green field monoliths, are covered.

They are jam packed with media, including videos which showcase what’s on offer (check out one from SW4 below). There’s no other UK website that has this amount of festivals covered to this level of detail, making Skiddle the biggest and most comprehensive option at your fingertips.


What each Festival Guide contains

We’ve given a huge number of festivals their own guides, honing in on all the essential information you’ll need for weighing up your festival choices. The obvious bits are all in there - fully up to date line ups, tickets prices and locations, but on top of that we’ve pulled together everything you need to find out more about a festival, including all the up to date news and articles each festival has.

  • Festival Info
  • Tickets
  • Line Up
  • Travel
  • Hotels
  • News


Use our Festival Finder

Gone are the endless, bewildering searches through the internet, via our Festival Finder you can easily narrow down your ideal festival criteria and zero in on festivals that are tailored for your needs, no matter how obscure.

Whether you’re after a specific genre of music, have a posh loo preference, or are adhering to a strict budget, our unique Festival Finder helps you search with a wide range of criteria so you can discover the summer event that perfectly fits your needs.

Tipi Festival Accomodation
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Upcoming Festival Guide

Groove Cairngorm

Groove Cairngorm

24th - 26th Feb 2017

Cairngorm Mountain in Aviemore, near Perth



3rd - 4th Mar 2017

Various Venues in Sheffield

Wee Dub Festival

Wee Dub Festival

3rd - 5th Mar 2017


Country To Country Festival

Country To Country Festival

10th Mar 2017

The o2, London

The Winter Social Festival

The Winter Social Festival

11th Mar 2017

Kent County Show Ground in Maidstone



31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2017

Various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

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Essential Advice

There’s an abundance of resources we’ve created, our huge range of Virgin’s Guides for first time festival goers up to top tips on which artists to check out at each festival. Below are some examples:

A First timer's guide to festivals

Skiddle's festival survival tips

How to keep your stuff safe at a festival

Finding the perfect accommodation

Looking for something a little different from the standard tent accommodation option on your festival? Our guide runs down everything if you fancy something more luxurious, from nearby hotels up to the following much utilised alternatives:


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets


See our full recommendations in Skiddle’s guide to accommodation at festivals

Festival News

Our status as the festival experts is proven by the breadth and depth of the news coverage we offer. Stories on the latest line ups and arena breakdowns are backed up by interviews with people behind the festivals, our pick of the artists on offer, spotify playlists (like the one below for Wireless) and much, much more.

Latest festival guides

Chester Live weekender brings an eclectic mix of music to the city

Community-based, multi-venue, inner city event Chester Lives sees a versatile mix of music brought to the city across a number of independent venues. Including Allusondrugs, Peaness and Hot 8 Brass Band.

Skiddle loves Leeds and Reading Spotify Playlist

Listen to artists already announced for this year's Leeds Festival and get yourself ready for what promises to be an amazing weekend of rock, indie, hip-hop, grime and more.

Village Green Festival announces first wave of acts

Multi-arts event hosted in Essex's Chalkwell Park comes back in July 2017, bringing an exciting line up.

Skiddle loves Great Escape 2017 Spotify Playlist

Our playlist and guide to Brighton's best showcase of up and coming acts - The Great Escape Festival.

Skiddle loves Liverpool Sound City 2017 Spotify Playlist

Whet your appetite for the upcoming festival with our carefully curated Spotify playlist.

Skiddle loves Download Festival 2017 Spotify Playlist

A playlist consisting of acts playing at this year's Download Festival at Donnington Park.

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?