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



31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2017

Various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

2Q Festival

2Q Festival

1st Apr 2017

Various Venues, Derby City Centre

Fat Out Fest

Fat Out Fest

14th - 16th Apr 2017

Islington Mill, Salford

The Rainbow Venues Festival

The Rainbow Venues Festival

15th Apr 2017

The Rainbow Venues, Digbeth, Birmingham



16th Apr 2017

Beaverworks, Leeds

City Sound Project Festival

City Sound Project Festival

29th - 30th Apr 2017


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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

EH6 Festival 2017 brings great music and cuisine to Leith in October

The festival takes over ten venues in Leith between Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd October.

Final FestEvol announcement completes all day line up

Liverpool's all day live music event FestEvol Gardens announces the final instalment to their line up. Trudy and the Romance and Red Rum Club bring their indie pop to the Invisible Wind Factory.

Check out the Skiddle We Are FSTVL 2017 YouTube playlist

The mighty dance music festival takes place between May 27th - May 28th at Damyns Hall Aerodrome.

Tickets for Bestival 2017 are now on sale plus additions to the line up

The September weekender comes to its new home in Lulworth for the first time this summer.

Five of the best acts at We Are FSTVL 2017

Ahead of the all-conquering May bank holiday weekender at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, we've picked the five acts who'll be flying high with massive performances.

Feeder added to Camden Rocks 2017 line up

The Welsh rockers join The Damned, The Coral, and more at the London festival, which takes place on Saturday 3rd June.

Other festival guides

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