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

Loopallu Festival

Loopallu Festival

29th - 30th Sep 2017

Ullapool Pier, Scotland

The Social Festival

The Social Festival

29th - 30th Sep 2017

Mote Park. Maidstone, Kent

Southport Comedy Festival

Southport Comedy Festival

18th - 22nd Oct 2017

Various Southport Venues

Lancaster Music Festival

Lancaster Music Festival

12th - 16th Oct 2017

Various venues around Lancaster



28th Oct 2017

The Royal Bath & West Showground

Fire & Forge Festival

Fire & Forge Festival

6th - 7th Oct 2017

Trowbridge Civic Centre, Trowbridge

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

My Fest1val: The top five

The very first My Fest1val is making quite the entrance on Wolverhampton's music scene.

Dates revealed for Big Day Out 2018

The family friendly all-dayer returns, find out how to secure your tickets.

Knockengorroch announce 2018 dates and ticket details

The festival returns to Galloway in May 2018.

Groove CairnGorm 2018 dates confirmed

The Aviemore festival embraces the British winter on the slopes, find out how to get tickets.

Forbidden Forest 2018 tickets now on sale

Details for Forbidden Forest 2018 have been revealed - find out how to grab tickets.

Big Narstie, Charlie Sloth & J Hus added to My Fest1val line up

The three join the likes of Rudimental and Darius Syrossian for the weekender.

Other festival guides

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