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

Wee Dub Festival

Wee Dub Festival

3rd - 5th Mar 2017




3rd - 4th Mar 2017

Various Venues in Sheffield

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

Virgin's Guide: Download Festival

Heading to Download Festival for the first time next year? Make sure you check out our Virgin's Guide to the rock and metal extravaganza.

Virgin's Guide: Creamfields

Heading to Creamfields for the first time this year? Check out our Virgin's Guide for all you need to know ahead of your Creamfields debut.

Five of the best at Kendal Calling

The festival runs from 28th - 31st July and from it's line up we've chosen our top five must see acts.

Five of the best at Latitude Festival

The 11th instalment of the festival in Suffolk is as diverse as ever so we've selected our five unmissable acts to make your life that little bit easier.

Virgin's Guide: Bestival

First time at Bestival this year? Let us guide you through the stuff you need to know ahead of hitting the Isle of Wight on September 8th.

Five of the best at Boom Bap

The celebration of hip hop and grime will take place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July at Mildenhall Stadium and we've picked our five unmissable acts.

Other festival guides

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