Here are the best UK day festivals this year from reggae to metal, drum and bass to soul, and everything in between.
Last updated: 3rd May 2023
One-day festivals are perfect for those who are a bit strapped for cash or don’t fancy the whole faff of camping. Or you could be here looking to add some more festivals to your already heavy calendar!
Either way, we thought we’d give you a hand in helping you discover the perfect festival for you. There’s all sorts, from drum and bass havens in fields to rock on the beach, giant indoor mosh pits to reggae under the sun. So here are the best UK day festivals this year with your name on them!
On The Beach Festival is a string of day festivals separated by genre. For example, we have rock sounds from Royal Blood, drum and bass from Chase & Status, Eric Prydz with house and techno, etc.
Set on Brighton Beach in July, you can enjoy some of the biggest names from various scenes below the sun and at the iconic location that saw 250,000 people raving with Fatboy Slim.
The support acts are looking incredible too, with Hybrid Minds, Bou, K Motionz and more joining Chase & Status, Adam Beyer, Kolsch, and more joining Eric Prydz, The Coral, The Vaccines, and more with Noely G, and so on.
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PRTY is a brand new addition to the UK day festival scene, bringing hard techno to Glasgow with special guest headliner blk.
Tunes thump on from 5 pm until 3 am, giving you plenty of time to check out the hottest, hardest names on the scene with thousands of other ravers with a Scottish crowd, which, if you’ve ever been to an event with a Scottish crowd, you’ll know are absolutely wild in the best way.
This family-friendly festival goes down in Hastings’ largest outdoor event space with direct links to London and Brighton, allowing reggae fans from all over to head over and enjoy legends and up-and-comers on the scene.
Bringing big names like UB40, incredible Caribbean food, impeccable vibes, and (hopefully) plenty of sunshine over the weekend, it really is the perfect summer festival. And with a fairground for kids, the organisers have done their best to cater to all ages and keep littluns happy.
City Splash brings over 60 reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, and jungle artists to London on a May bank holiday. 20,000 music lovers will unite to enjoy sweet sounds spread across seven stages and tuck into food from over 45 traders.
Back for its second year, the fest is all about celebrating African and Caribbean culture with music, love, and positive vibes.
Jazz, soul, and funk vibes take priority at Cross The Tracks Festival alongside food, workshops, talks, wellness and more.
Both legends of the scene and local rising stars fill the huge lineup each year, ensuring punters can enjoy the sounds they know and love and find new music to fall in love with. In between checking out stunning tunes, you can enjoy craft beer, street food, creative markets, and a record and art fair.
If you’re looking for a cheap day festival, look no further. WooTown boasts a pretty hefty lineup of drum and bass, house, jungle, and UKG.
Now in its third year, WooTown promises to deliver sick tunes, delicious street food, live art, and lovely vibes. And if 10 hours of all this isn’t quite enough, there’s an afterparty at Tramps Nightclub to get to.
Groovebox is thankfully back again after a smashing 2022 with favourites from house, tech house, drum and bass, bassline, and hip-hop.
Returning bigger and better than before, the one-day festival brings huge names alongside jaw-dropping production to give you the full festival experience in just a day over in Nottingham. Check it out!
Arguably the champion of UK day festivals, MADE has been a widely-adored multi-genre electronic fest since its inception in 2014 with house, drum and bass, UKG, tech house, and more.
When you aren’t raving to the best names on the scene, you can get stuck into street food, street art displays, live demonstrations, and art installations. The team behind the fest have also promised the most ambitious production to date, so you know you’re in for a goodun.
Another huge name in drum and bass - Hospitality. With over 21 years of experience in running partiers all over the world, Hospital Records and Hospitality are known for killer production, crystal-clear sound, and lineups that cover the drum and bass spectrum.
The legendary event organisers are bringing the party to London in August with a huge lineup for a one-day reunion in the sun. This is their first-ever August UK Saturday festival, so expect it to be packed out with ravers who’ve been patiently waiting for this day to finally arrive.
Teletech started in Manchester in 2017. Not long later, the brand established itself as one of the most respected and craziest parties in the UK and has even begun its takeover of Europe. Teletech aims to bring new and thrilling global artists to soundtrack their parties, throwing the first festival last year. Back again in 2023 after a stunning debut, the brand is set to take over a huge warehouse with huge, heavy names. As always, it’ll be heavy, wild, and insanely fun.
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.