UK Festivals 2023

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The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been in 2023, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before.We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury, Strawberries and Creem, The Cambridge Club, 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 2023

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 2023

Liverpool Sound City Festival

Liverpool Sound City Festival

4th - 5th May 2024

Multiple Venues, Liverpool

The Great Escape Festival

The Great Escape Festival

15th - 18th May 2024

Various Venues, Brighton

Glastonbudget Festival

Glastonbudget Festival

23rd - 26th May 2024

Turnpost Farm

Dot to Dot Festival

Dot to Dot Festival

25th - 26th May 2024

Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

LeeStock Music Festival

LeeStock Music Festival

25th - 26th May 2024

Kentwell Hall, Suffolk

Live At Leeds in the Park

Live At Leeds in the Park

25th May 2024

Various venues in Leeds

Show all 20 UK Festivals 2023

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. For festivals this weekend check out our guide below. 

Festivals in the UK

Searching for a festival by city? Take alook at our dedicated festival guides for the following cities:














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 2023 News

Moovin Festival goes on general sale this Friday

Moovin festival goes on general sale on Friday 1st December.

Mint Festival returns in May 2024

Mint Festival returns to Leeds, offering two days of dance music on the early May bank holiday weekend in 2024.

City Splash reveals lineup for 2024 edition

City Splash is back with a seriously impressive line-up for 2024.

Our House Fest 2024: Sign up now - Tickets tomorrow!

Boogie to old-skool house and clubland classics at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax next summer, courtesy of Our House Events! Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am, sign up for reminders now!

Drumsheds announce Spring/Summer shows for 2024

Drumsheds has announced some incredible names for its 2024 Spring/Summer calendar.

Brand new tribute festival coming to Nottingham in July 2024

Could Be Real Tribute Festival brings tributes to Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Spice Girls, Oasis, and more to Nottingham in July.

Other festival guides

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