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



31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2017

Various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

2Q Festival

2Q Festival

1st Apr 2017

Various Venues, Derby City Centre

Fat Out Fest

Fat Out Fest

14th - 16th Apr 2017

Islington Mill, Salford

The Rainbow Venues Festival

The Rainbow Venues Festival

15th Apr 2017

The Rainbow Venues, Digbeth, Birmingham



16th Apr 2017

Beaverworks, Leeds

Live At Leeds

Live At Leeds

29th Apr 2017

Various venues in Leeds

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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

Leeds and Reading Festival 2017 Virgin's Guide

Never been to Leeds or Reading Festival before? No problem, let us show you the way in our virgin’s guide feature.

Our guide to Boutique and Grassroots festivals

The festival season is not just all about the giants like Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds. Here's an overview of those uniquely interesting events which offer something a bit away from the norm and the numbers.

The Ultimate Festival Checklist

From wellies to condoms, here's our definitive pre-festival checklist.

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.

Other festival guides

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