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



29th - 30th Mar 2019

Various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

4th - 5th May 2019

Clarence Dock, Liverpool

Sounds From The Other City

Sounds From The Other City

5th May 2019

Various Venues in Salford

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

16th - 18th May 2019

Venues in Brighton



23rd - 27th May 2019

Hop Farm in Royal Tunbridge Wells



24th - 26th May 2019

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

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

BMC reveal new venue details

The annual event has been at Brighton Dome for the last five years.

Skiddle to host panel with Liverpool Disco Festival and Danny Krivit

We'll be touching on his origins as a DJ and what he's experienced in close to fifty years in the industry. Find out how to watch the panel here.

Five Of The Best: Liverpool Disco Festival

Liverpool Disco Festival returns for round 5, here are Marko Cutlesa's picks of who to see.

Creamfields 2019 tickets and date info

Creamfields dates and tickets have been revealed.

Belladrum Festival 2019 tickets and date info

After another sell out year, Belladrum 2019 tickets are available at 9am today.

Equinox Festival tickets available now

With an ethos of inclusivity at its core, Equinox Festival tickets are on sale now.

Other festival guides

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