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

Groove Cairngorm

Groove Cairngorm

24th - 26th Feb 2017

Cairngorm Mountain in Aviemore, near Perth

Wee Dub Festival

Wee Dub Festival

3rd - 5th Mar 2017




3rd - 4th Mar 2017

Various Venues in Sheffield

Country To Country Festival

Country To Country Festival

10th Mar 2017

The o2, London

The Winter Social Festival

The Winter Social Festival

11th Mar 2017

Kent County Show Ground in Maidstone



31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2017

Various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

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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

Abandon Silence and 24 Kitchen Street unveil the Baltic Weekender

A new cultural, three-day event will launch in Liverpool this June.

Eric Prydz amongst names joining SW4 2017

Find out how else will be joining the Swedish powerhouse at the Clapham Common festival this summer.

Virgin's Guide: Download Festival

Heading to Download Festival for the first time next year? Make sure you check out our Virgin's Guide to the rock and metal extravaganza.

2 Billion Beats Interview: Timeless Disco

We discuss the enduring appeal of disco, live instrumentation in club music, and balancing the contemporary with the nostaligic ahead of the Manchester duo's appearance at Alfresco in May.

Glastonbury to make way for The Variety Bazaar in 2019

The new festival will hit an undisclosed location in The Midlands in 2019, but will not replace the main event.

Pendulum to headline SW4 2017 plus ticket details

Sonny Fodera, Hannah Wants, Sigma and more are also in line for the August bank holiday weekender at Clapham Common.

Other festival guides

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