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

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

5th - 6th May 2018

Clarence Dock, Liverpool

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

17th - 19th May 2018

Venues in Brighton

Field Day

Field Day

1st - 2nd Jun 2018

Brockwell Park, London

Download Festival

Download Festival

8th - 10th Jun 2018

Donington Park

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

21st - 24th Jun 2018

Seaclose Park, Newport,

Parklife

Parklife

9th - 10th Jun 2018

Heaton Park, Manchester

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 

Campervans

Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets

Caravans

 

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

More additions confirmed for Highest Point line up

Embrace, The 2 Bears, Rae Morris and more will play. Find out how to get Highest Point tickets.

Jackmaster and more dance talent added to Highest Point line up

The line up has been completed for the Friday at Williamson Park.

More additions to SW4 line up

Basement Jaxx, Galantis, Toddla T, Kungs and more confirmed. Get SW4 tickets details.

The Pointer Sisters added to Fiesta x Fold Festival line up

The Pointer Sisters join Nile Rodgers & Chic and Earth, Wind & Fire. Find Fiesta x FOLD Glasgow tickets.

Win Groove CairnGorm tickets

You and a mate could be at the snowsports and music festival next weekend.

Chic Glasgow tickets on sale

Earth Wind & Fire will join Nile Rodgers and Chic in Glasgow this summer for the Fiesta X Fold showcase.

Other festival guides

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