Spring festivals to look forward to this year

Spring is almost upon us and that means that the festival season will just be starting to stir too.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2022

Spring is almost upon us and that means that the festival season will just be starting to stir too. If you like getting yourself to as many festivals as possible then you might as well start as early as possible. We've put together this list of the best Spring festivals that you can go to in 2022.



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When: Friday 15th- Sunday 24th April

Where: Empire Polo Fields, California

Coachella is pretty much the Glastonbury of the USA except it's more Instagrammable. A festival that always brings together the best in contemporary pop, hip hop, rap and more expect the very biggest names in the business. This year Coachella has managed to secure Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye, Doja Cat and plenty more huge names.

So if you fancy a trip across the world to the warmth of California then give yourself a long April break.


Find out more about Coachella - here





When: Monday 4th- Saturday 9th April

Where: Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Austria

Snowbombing is one of the most unique festival experiences that you can have. Based in a ski resort in Austria, you can explore the gorgeous scenery by day and end up raving in it when it comes to night. They always deliver on their lineup and this year is no exception with Fatboy Slim, Bicep and CamelPhat all being standout names.

So if you fancy a rave in the snow then head over to Austria this year, you'll have no time to feel the cold as you dance all night long.


Find out more about Snowbombing - here




UK Garage Fest

When: Friday 15th April

Where: Scala, London

UK Garage Fest is the biggest indoor Garage festival that you'll find in the UK. Held in the London venue Scala which has a capacity of over 1000 people. If you're a huge fan of Garage then this is the place to catch all of your favourite UK Garage DJs, MCs and Live PAs in what will be the biggest Garage Fest yet.


Find tickets for UK Garage Fest - here




Terminal V Festival

When: Saturday 16th- Sunday 17th April

Where: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

This year's Terminal V has felt like a long time coming. After being delayed multiple times it will finally be going ahead this Easter and it will be the biggest edition of the festival to date. The festival was already one of the biggest electronic music events in Europe and now it will last over two days.

This means that there will be double the artists and they've announced the likes of Nina Kraviz, Alan Fitzpatrick and Solardo already. Terminal V is quickly becoming one of the best festivals in the UK.


Find tickets for Terminal V Festival - here




Liverpool Sound City

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When: Saturday 30th April- Sunday 1st May

Where: Multiple Venues, Liverpool

Liverpool Sound City is the perfect showcase for new artists and the perfect place to go to remind yourself that there are always some brilliant new musicians coming through. The festival has hosted so many names who have gone on to do greater things and you can catch some rising stars this year.

The festival will feature some bigger names this year too such as Self Esteem, The Lathums and Matt Maltese


Find tickets for Liverpool Sound City - here




Sounds from the Other City

When: Sunday 1st May

Where: Chapel Street, Salford

Sounds from the Other City is a festival based in Salford that showcases the very best in alternative music. This year they've already announced a few names and whilst you may not have heard of many of them, that's the whole point of the festival, to unearth hidden gems.

From indie rock to hip hop and electronic, there's a whole plethora of sounds for you to enjoy.


Find tickets for Sounds from the Other City - here




The Great Escape

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When: Wednesday 11th- Sunday 15th May

Where: Various Venues, Brighton

The Great Escape is a new music showcase that happens down in Brighton every year. The purpose is to show off some of the next best new emerging acts whilst also inviting along some established favourites. Names already announced include The Goa Express, Wallice, Yard Act and Pixey.

It's always a good time to get to Brighton Beach as the sun will be starting to come out to make it feel like it's Summe already.


Find tickets for The Great Escape - here




Highest Point Festival

When: Thursday 12th- Saturday 14th May

Where: Williamson Park, Lancaster

Highest Point festival takes over Williamson Park every year to bring you a mixture of amazing dance artists, indie heroes and future stars. This year the festival will be headlined by Richard Ashcroft, Clean Bandit and Kaiser Chiefs. It is the perfect way to kick off May.

After a hugely successful 2021 edition, Highest Point has taken another huge leap forward and is becoming a real highlight of the festival calendar.


Find tickets for Highest Point Festival - here




 Fly Open Air

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When: Saturday 21st- Sunday 22nd May

Where: Hopetoun House, Edinburgh

Fly Open Air will has a habit of showing off the most exciting electronic artists and DJs, so who better to headline than the untouchable Peggy Gou? She'll be joined by Horse Meat Disco, Kettama, DJ Boring and DJ Koze. Taking place in front of the beautiful Hopetoun House, they always put on a spectacular lights show.


Find tickets for Fly Open Air - here




Neighbourhood Weekender

When: Saturday 28th- Sunday 29th May

Where: Victoria Park, Warrington

This is a festival where the performers must look out from the stage and see a sea of bucket hats. Yes, Neighbourhood Weekender is pretty much the ideal indie festival that puts on so many bands each year that you will be in guitar riff heaven. 

This year Kasabian, Blossoms, Courteeners and Inhaler have all been announced for what is an absolutely outstanding lineup. We can't wait to listen to some anthems in the sun.


Find tickets for Neighbourhood Weekender - 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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