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Festival Guide 2020

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 2020

Southport Weekender Festival

Southport Weekender Festival

19th Mar 2021


Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

30th Apr - 2nd May 2021

Clarence Dock, Liverpool

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

12th - 15th May 2021

Venues in Brighton

Download Festival

Download Festival

4th - 6th Jun 2021

Donington Park



11th - 13th Jun 2021

Gunnersbury Park, London



11th - 12th Sep 2021

Heaton Park, Manchester

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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

10 Top Tips for Festivals Abroad

With festivals abroad becoming increasingly popular, here's how a few easy steps can ensure you have the time of your life.

Skiddle's Guide to Accommodation at Festivals

We continue with Skiddle’s guide to festivals in 2021, this time looking at the different types of accommodation on offer - from tents to caravans, chalets to campervans, and everything in between.

Europe's Best Music Festivals inc. Glasto, Creamfields & Lovebox

In anticipation of the long-awaited return of our beloved festival season, we've rounded up fifteen of the best looking music festivals Europe has to offer in 2021, taking in the UK, Croatia, Spain, Germany and more...

The best music festivals in Scotland 2020

From Belladrum in the Highlands to Fly Open Air at a country house estate just outside Edinburgh, Scotland boasts some of the UK's best and most picturesque music festivals.

Kendal Calling 2020 full line up revealed inc. Foals, Stereophonics, Supergrass

The full line-up for the Lake District festival has arrived, marking fifteen years with some huge acts.

The UK's best summer music festivals

Glimpsing into the not so distant future, we look forward to what is set to be the one of biggest years for music festivals in history, listing some of the amazing events happening right here in the UK, in 2021.

Other festival guides

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