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UK Festivals 2020

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

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been in 2020, 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

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.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. Find out what festivals are on this weekend! 

Upcoming UK Festivals 2020

Southport Weekender Festival

Southport Weekender Festival

19th Mar 2021


Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

30th Apr - 2nd May 2021

Clarence Dock, Liverpool

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

12th - 15th May 2021

Venues in Brighton

Download Festival

Download Festival

4th - 6th Jun 2021

Donington Park



11th - 13th Jun 2021

Gunnersbury Park, London



12th - 13th Jun 2021

Heaton Park, Manchester

Show all 19 UK Festivals 2020

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 2020 News

Boomtown announces 'reinvention' for 2021 - and they will not reveal the lineup

Chapter One: The Gathering will introduce a "new vision of a post pandemic world"

Terminal V: Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz and more confirmed for new two day event

Green Velvet, Charlotte De Witte, Derrick Carter and Honey Dijon are also confirmed for the Easter event in Edinburgh

PierJam returns in 2021 with Chase & Status, DJ EZ & Holy Goof

The UK's biggest pier party returns to Blackpool on Bank Holiday Sunday 2nd May

Sonny Fodera & Low Steppa to headline BeachJam 2021

BeachJam have just announced their hotly anticipated return to Majuba Beach on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May 2021.

Junction 2 lineup revealed: Amelie Lens, Four Tet, Nina Kraviz, Midland

The house & techno festival returns to London’s Boston Manor Park in June 2021

Other festival guides

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