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

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

26th - 30th Jun 2019

Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

Wireless

Wireless

5th - 7th Jul 2019

Finsbury Park, London

Beat-Herder

Beat-Herder

12th - 14th Jul 2019

The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Lovebox

Lovebox

12th - 13th Jul 2019

Gunnersbury Park, London

Cocoon In The Park

Cocoon In The Park

13th Jul 2019

Temple Newsam, Leeds

Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival

18th - 21st Jul 2019

Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

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 

Campervans

Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets

Caravans

 

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

Neighbourhood 2019 brings Miles Kane and more to Manchester's venues

Over 100 guitar wielding outfits will descend upon 15 venues in the city this October. Tickets now on sale.

Last ever Loopallu Festival line up unveiled

After 15 years the Ullapool festival comes to a close, with some of the most memorable acts of its tenure making an appearance.

Parklife Festival 2019 review

Grace Price-Salisbury braved the Manchester weather to catch a deeply eclectic mix of music at Heaton Park.

Bon Iver All Points East 2019 review

Greg Wetherall witnessed the majesty of Justin Vernon and co on the final night of All Points East 2019.

Courtney Barnett interview: Tell me how you really feel

Blaise Radley spoke to the Aussie singer songwriter about everything from Milk! Records to Riot Grrrl ahead of a headline slot at Manchester Psych Fest in August.

The most bizarre gig cancellations in music

With Cardi B cancelling her Parklife 2019 performance to recover from a boob job and liposuction - it got us thinking about some of the strangest reasons artists have pulled out of shows.

Other festival guides

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