UK Festivals

UK Music Festivals / UK Festivals Accommodation / Other Types of UK Festivals / Festivals Abroad 

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before. We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury and Bestival (check out what happened at the latter below) alongside new contenders such as Love Saves the Day, making for a globally renownded scene of epic proportions.

Whether you want a classic blood and thunder mix of bands or a smorgasbord of haute couture food and craft ales, there's a litany of options available for everyone from the festival newcomer to even the savviest of veterans. 

UK Music Festivals

The strength of diversity of our tastes has led to a beautifully varied selection of UK Music Festivals, with many doing glorious jobs of hitting a number of genres whilst others cover specific niches perfectly. This year the cream of the music industry will perform on these shores, as evidenced by the selection of artists in our Sound of UK festivals 2015 spotify playlist below

Ravers can get lost in an abyss of choices in our dance music festivals section, with guitar music fiends equally well fed in their realm. You can find your perfect music festival via our Festival Finder tool, which helps you select the perfect criteria for your experience of what you want out of the event.


Upcoming UK Festivals

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

27th - 29th Jul 2017

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

27th - 30th Jul 2017

Lowther Deer Park, nr Penrith, Cumbria

Standon Calling

Standon Calling

27th - 30th Jul 2017

Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire



28th - 29th Jul 2017

Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset

Belladrum Tartan Heart

Belladrum Tartan Heart

3rd - 5th Aug 2017


Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

3rd - 6th Aug 2017

Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Show all 20 UK Festivals

UK Festivals Accommodation

For many the festival experience wouldn't be authentic if you didn’t spend it in a tent, but this is by no means the only option available in this day and age. Here’s a few alternatives to the standard pitch a tent choice - click on each link to find festivals that allow for it or offer them as a ticket option 


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets



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

Other Types of UK Festivals

Festivals aren’t just focused on music. There’s Food Festivals, Beer Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Comic Book Festivals - pretty much every type of interest across our culture has an event which celebrates it. There’s even an abundance of chilli festivals celebrating the power of taste driven heat; check out the video to North East Chilli Festival below

Whether you just fancy a change from the standard festival experience or have a thirst for a specific passion, festivals provide the perfect chance for you to indulge that passion or passing interest with equal aplomb.

Festivals beyond the UK

Fancy something a little further afield? The selection of European/Overseas festivals in our guide has a mixture of UK ran events and more exotic choices, enabling you to recreate the UK experience with more certainty of the weather or discover something completely new and exciting.

Latest UK Festivals News

Creamfields 2017: the top five

It's another huge Creamfields line up as the festival celebrates its 20th birthday this year, we've picked our way through it to offer up the five must see acts of the festival.

More names added to The Social Festival 2017 line up

Yet more top talent joins the bill at Nic Fanciulli's house and techno spectacular.

The Festival experience with... James

Henry Lewis spoke to Jim Grennie about constant creativity, performing at Glastonbury and the band's Hacienda roots.

Cocoon In The Park 2018 tickets are now on sale

Early bird tickets for the 10th anniversary celebration of Papa Sven's techno marathon are now available.

Cardiff's Swn Festival announces 2017 line up

The metropolitan festival boasts a stellar line up of the best established and emerging talent in alternative music.

Citadel Festival 2017 review

Jordan Foster was lucky enough to spend the day at London's Victoria Park, enjoying a glorious smorgasbord of music.

Other festival guides

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