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

Mint Festival

Mint Festival

23rd Sep 2017

Stockeld Estate, Wetherbry

Loopallu Festival

Loopallu Festival

29th - 30th Sep 2017

Ullapool Pier, Scotland

The Social Festival

The Social Festival

29th - 30th Sep 2017

Mote Park. Maidstone, Kent

Southport Comedy Festival

Southport Comedy Festival

18th - 22nd Oct 2017

Various Southport Venues

Lancaster Music Festival

Lancaster Music Festival

12th - 16th Oct 2017

Various venues around Lancaster

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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: Bestival

First time at Bestival this year? Let us guide you through the stuff you need to know ahead of hitting the festival.

How to Keep Your Stuff Safe at a Festival

With festival season now in full swing, we've included a few tips to help you keep your stuff safe at your choice of festival this year.

10 Top Tips for Festivals Abroad

With festival season nearing full swing, we have compiled 10 practical tips to bear in mind whilst attending foreign festivals...

Five Foreign Festivals to get excited about in 2017

We've homed in on five foreign festivals we're most looking forward to in 2017.

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.

Other festival guides

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