Are you on the hunt to find that ideal festival excursion this summer? This week's New On Skiddle might just be the place you'll find it!
There's a score of mind-blowing open-air events that have recently come on sale, each featuring a broad range of sounds courtesy of a list of musical icons. From disco legend Nile Rogers with his band CHIC and Irish folk star, Van Morrison, to contemporary dance greats the likes of Skream, DJ Spoony, Ben UFO and many more - Take a browse through this week's inclusions and book your next musical escapade today.
(Click or tap on the event titles, artist and/or venue names below for tickets and more)
When: Thursday 30th June - Monday 4th July 2022
Where: Cholmondeley Castle Estate in Malpas
For the first time ever, Croatia's number one bass music offering, Outlook Festival lands on British shores this summer.
Set to take place on the grounds of a breathtaking 19th-century fortress, Cholmondeley Castle Estate in Malpas, the debut UK edition will see exemplary sets from the likes of headliners Ghetts, Skream and drum n bass specialists Fabio & Grooverider, with supporting acts Ben UFO, Congo Natty, Goldie and LTJ Bukem, to name a few, also on hand.
For an unforgettable four-day-long dance music experience in a truly scenic location this year, we highly recommend Outlook UK.
Find tickets for Outlook UK - here
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
When: Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st July 2022
Where: Belladrum Estate in Inverness
Arguably Scotland's biggest and most popular outdoor live music event, Inverness' Belladrum Tartan Heart has been attracting thousands of music fans from all corners of each of the home nations for nearing on two decades. And for good reason.
Regularly boasting a second-to-none bill packed with both grassroot and internationally-acclaimed talents, the 2022 instalment of the highland soiree makes no exceptions with live performances coming from BRIT-award winning songstress, Emeli Sande, Irish folk hero Van Morrison, original punk group and fellow Irishmen, Stiff Little Fingers, Scot favourites The Fratellis and world famous disco don, Nile Rogers with his band, CHIC.
Don't just go for the music! This three day affair offers a wide range of entertainment besides the music, from live standup comedy and wrestling, to art installations, whisky tastings and much more.
Find tickets for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - here
Pioneer Plays Festival
When: Sunday 14th August 2022
Where: Herts County Showground in St. Albans
Globally-renowned DJ, record collector, tastemaker and label boss, DJ Pioneer has launched his own addition to the UK's already packed summer festival schedule - Pioneer Plays.
Off the back of the successes of his Pioneer Play club events, promoting some of the best selectors and original talents in amapiano, garage, funky house and jungle, the brand new event will see punters dancing for up to ten hours across four different arena's.
The lineup includes known legends such as DJ Spoony, one of three members of influential garage production collective, the Dreem Teem, Booker T, Rampage and, of course, DJ Pioneer himself (Full lineup details above).
Find tickets for Pioneer Plays Festival - here
Honey Dijon live in London
When: Thursday 19th May 2022
Where: KOKO in London
The Chicago-born, New York City-based, Berlin regular will touch down in the English capital in a little over a weeks time, bringing her bold and brazen DJ'ing style to London night club, KOKO.
The event, branded 'Pandora's Box', will see Honey Dijon delivering her customary genre-splicing set alongside a handful of other highly-regarded music figures. Unsung hero of the British house music scene, Defected Records and Honey Dijon collaborator, Luke Solomon will be on hand to show his expertise with special guests, Yung Liberaci and arts platform, PXSSY PALACE also bringing the vibes on the night.
Tickets are, understandably, expected to sell out for this one. Act fast and get yours now below...
Find tickets for Honey Dijon live in London - here
Manchester Psych Fest
When: Saturday 3rd September 2022
Where: Various Venues Around Manchester in Manchester
Inner city music festival, Manchester Psych Fest returns to Northern England at the end of the summer, for another whacky, weird and very wonderful one-day music bonanza.
Taking over the city on Saturday 3rd September, venues such as Gorilla, YES and the Deaf Institute will all once again play their part, hosting some of the most talented names around. Groups and solo artists representing the various sub-genres of psych will take to stages throughout the day, including headline acts Kurt Vile, The Coral, Tinariwen and Black Midi.
Other entertainment options will also available with art exhibitions, murals, food stalls and live DJ sets planned.
Find tickets for Manchester Psych Fest - here
Burn It Down Festival
When: Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd September 2022
Where: The Foundry in Torquay
Alt-rock outfit, Deaf Havana join the likes of post-hardcore quintet, Trash Boat, Vukovi and Tigercub as headliners at what is said to be Southern England's largest alternative indoor event - Burn It down Festival.
The two-day horns-throwing occasion, which takes place at The Foundry live music venue, situated on the coast of the English Riviera in Torquay, will also welcome live sets from tech-metal band, Harbinger, Dream Nails, Orchards, THECITYISOURS and many others.
Partial to music on the heavier side of the spectrum? Enjoy getting stuck in the pit? This is the event for you.
Find tickets for Burn It Down Festival - here
South Facing Open-Air Concert series
When: Friday 29th July - Saturday 20th August 2022
Where: Crystal Palace Bowl in London
Bringing together a collection of the most influential names of the past three decades, South Facing Festival is the open-air concert series you're going to want to experience at least once during the forthcoming summer season.
Held at the iconic Crystal Palace Bowl, a venue with more than sixty years music heritage, and taking place on weekends from Friday 29th July to Sunday 21st August, each date is set to feature a different lineup.
Names announced as headliners so far include London Grammar, Jungle, acclaimed group quartet Bombay Bicycle Club, Richard Ashcroft, GRAMMY-nominee Kamasi Washington, Becky Hill and the English National Orchestra. Many more announcements have yet to announced. Watch this space.
Find tickets for South Facing Open-Air Concert series - here
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Richard Ashcroft live in Lancaster (Highest Point Festival)
When: Thursday 12th May 2022
Where: Williamson Park in Lancaster
The unmistakable frontman of one of the 90's most enthralling indie acts, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft is preparing to open proceedings at the fourth edition of Lancaster's Highest Point Festival this Thursday.
Providing festival goers with a score of sing-a-long classics, from his own mastered works including 'A Song For The Lovers' and 'C'mon People (We're making it now)' to The Verve classics, 'Lucky Man' and 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', the one-off performance in a truly remarkable setting, under the towering Ashton memorial, has the makings of a very special and memorable night.
Supporting artists include BBC 6 Music host Chris Hawkins, The Lottery Winners and Reverend and the Makers.
Tickets have almost all sold-out! Secure yours now on the ticket link below...
Find tickets for Richard Ashcroft live in Lancaster - 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.