The best summer events to attend in 2022

With temperatures already scorching, what better time to look at all the best summer events that Skiddle has to offer, and book your next adventure with your pals.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 21st Jun 2022

Ain't summer just the best time of year; the sun's out, the bevs are cold, and massive events are around every corner, what's not to love? 

So, whether you want to boogie the night away at Creamfields, re-live UK music heritage at Fatboy Slims return to the coveted Brighton Beach, or float around Reggaetown, indulging yourself in some Caribbean culture, Skiddle has you covered.

Scroll down and find out about all the best events happening during the summer season, and click on the event titles, artists or venue names for tickets and further details.


Cinch presents Creamfields North

When: Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th August 2022

Where: Daresbury, Cheshire 

The worlds leading electronic music festival is back in 2022 to celebrate its massive 25th anniversary, one that promises to be the biggest yet. Whether you're after world-renowned artists like David Guetta and Tïesto, you fancy a two-step to techno wizards like Carl Cox and Adam Beyer, or you just want a skank to Andy C and Chase and Status, the Cheshire dance paradise has it all and more. Demand is expected to be high though, so get your tickets and don't miss out!


Find tickets for cinch presents Creamfields North - here



Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

When: Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st July 2022

Where: Belladrum Estate, Inverness

Fixed firmly in a breath-taking highland estate, amidst terraced Italian gardens and rolling Scottish hills is Belladrum Tartan Heart. Featuring huge global pop names like Nile Rodgers & Chic, Van Morrison, and Emeli Sande, as well as a special appearance from Eurovision spaceman Sam Ryder, this hidden gem of a summer festival, is turning heads and amassing a fervent following.

Alongside the fabulous line-up, you can expect Cabaret, cinemas, street theatre and children's entertainment and a whole bagpipe full of fun for everyone in the family.


Find tickets for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - here



WHP22 - Repercussion

When: Saturday 10th September 2022

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

Kicking off Manchester's illustrious Warehouse Project season comes Repercussion. In its sophomore year, the event features a huge one day and night party across 7 unique stages at the famous Depot Mayfield. This years edition sees Boiler Room takeover both floors of the Star and Garter, as well as the return of Repercussion Records in Escape To Freight Island's Plant Room. With acts like Jamie XX, Little Simz, Fred again..., and Goldie gracing the stages, its going to prove one hell of a return to the Warehouse dancefloors.


Find tickets for WHP22 - Repercussion - here



Reggae Land

When: Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st July 2022

Where: Campbell Park, Milton Keyes

Spice up your summer and get down to the riddim at this year's Reggae Land, the biggest musical celebration of all things Reggae. You can indulge in the Caribbean spice at the food village, scour for trinkets at the Reggae Flea market, or even get your party on and groove at the Carnival Float stage along with dancers and a live authentic steel pan band!

If you're in love with the culture then this place is for you. But, it's the finely crafted lineup that gives Reggae Land its true pull, from the classic reggae beats of Julian Marley, Eek-a-Mouse, to the Boombastic Shaggy (wait was it him?), As well as a high calibre mix of dancehall and dub, get your tickets before they go up in smoke.


Find tickets for Reggae Land - here



On The Beach - Fatboy Slim

When: Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd July 2022

Where: Brighton Beach

Brighton's biggest beachfront bonanza comes back for its 20th anniversary with a brand new addition to their 2022 festival series; Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Boutique. Inspiring memories of the hallowed night on the beach - with Britain's biggest ever free party - where the praise you star shifted the landscape of the UK live scene, the two nights promise to be a goose bump-filled celebration of all things Slim. 

Whilst Friday has sold out, tickets are still available for Thursday. The two nights are set to be some of the most memorable of the summer, and what better time to buy tickets than right here, right now. 


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When: Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th August 2022

Where: North Lakes Country Park, Silloth, Cumbria

Springing up annually like a wild flower in the Cumbrian meadows, Solfest is back for the latest evolution of one of the UK's most loved independent festivals. Run by a dedicated team and reinforced by an army of volunteers, the festival continuously holds true to its anti-corporate roots. Whether it's the usual advertisement boards being filled with independent art and décor, a creative kids area, or the chance to participate in shamanic rituals, the festival has it all, whether you're a punk or a raver, a granny or a toddler.

With a hand-picked roster of diverse and decade-defying acts: Orbital, Pendulum, Seasick Steve, The Zutons, and The Sugarhill Gang to name a few, there really is something for everyone.


Find tickets for Solfest - here



Kubix Alternative Festival

When: Friday 15th - Saturday 16th July 2022

Where: Herrington Country Park, Sunderland

Get your Dad off the couch and head down to Kubix Alternative this July, for Sunderland's own Dad rock extravaganza. Featuring the likes of Shed Seven, UB40, Happy Mondays, Ash, and Stiff Little Fingers why not come down and sing your heart out? It seems you'll never be thirsty either, with a wide range of draughts, and a number of real ales. 

After a highly successful 2021, with The Levellers and The Futureheads playing, the summer event has now by popular demand been extended to two days, and any fan of the generation of rock/indie gone by will find this place a worthy home.


Find tickets for Kubix Alternative Festival - here




When: Saturday 10 September 2022

Where: Apps Court Farm, Walton-on-Thames

Pop on some flares, get the funky shirt out, and start learning all the moves from Saturday Night Fever, as Boogietown is back baby! The Surrey-based day of funk, soul and disco grooving is returning to the picturesque Southern site, for a day that promises to get your hips moving. 

Will you survive the dance-offs to Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor, boogie with your family to Sister Sledge, or even let Soul II Soul bring you back to life, whatever the vibe Boogietown guarantees to get you up and dancing. Hurry as tickets are low!


Find tickets for Boogietown - here



MADE Festival

When:  Saturday 30th July 2022

Where: Dunstall Park, West Midlands

MADE Festival was one of the few festivals to go through last summer, and this year will be no exception. Originating from inner-city Birmingham, the celebration of the burgeoning West Midlands creative scene this year finds itself home in impressive Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton.

Coming live and direct to the headline slot is UK hip-hop icon AJ Tracey, alongside a plethora of dance icons. Skank masters Andy C and Shy FX headline the two smaller stages respectfully, and special guests Bad Boy Chiller Crew will also take over the main stage. 

The summer event is bordering on cult status in the region, and won't be one to miss.  


Find tickets for MADE Festival - here



Electric Bay


When: Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July 2022

Where: Torre Abbey, Torquay

Electric Bay is a brand new music weekender situated on Torquay's historic Seafront. This dedicated open-air dance summer event will bring a totally new vibe to the area and features world-renowned DJs from techno god Carl Cox to rolling ravers Chase and Status the whole coastline will be bouncing.

Not only will two steps be plenty, but so will stunning coastal views. The festival is situated on the historic Torre Abbey, a UNESCO global key site, and features open green meadows with sweeping views of the bay and its famous beaches.


Find tickets for Electric Bay - here



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.





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