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

Larmer Tree Festival

Larmer Tree Festival

19th - 22nd Jul 2018

Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury



20th - 21st Jul 2018

Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

26th - 29th Jul 2018

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Standon Calling

Standon Calling

26th - 29th Jul 2018

Standon, Hertfordshire

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

26th - 29th Jul 2018

Lowther Deer Park, nr Penrith, Cumbria

Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

2nd - 5th Aug 2018

Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Show all 19 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

Sister Bliss - Faithless interview (video)

Faithless' Sister Bliss sat down with us to discuss the band's longevity and brand new music.

Cocoon in the Park 2018 review

Jack Law went down to Leeds for a sun drenched party with Papa Sven and friends.

Citadel Festival review and Tame Impala setlist

We were lucky enough to enjoy a stunning day in London's Gunnersbury Park, catching the mighty Tame Impala deliver a massive headline slot plus plenty more too.

The Coral: Six Of The Best

We selected our favourite gems from the scouse outfit whose 20 year career has seen them mix rock, pop and psychedelia to great effect across numerous studio releases.

MiNT Festival venue revealed

Eats Everything, Adam Beyer, Peggy Gou and more feature on the all encompassing MiNT Festival line up.

Other festival guides

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