The Best Festivals To Attend In July

You can’t buy happiness. But festival tickets are the next best thing. And there are a bunch of unreal festivals in July we’re dying to get to. Check out these July festivals to fill your month with serotonin.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 30th Jun 2022

When we think summer, we think fun, booze, being carefree, and tunes. And music festivals are the place where all of that comes together. 

Yep, with beautiful weather incoming and summer vibes thick in the air, July festivals are the place to be. Feeling it yet? We know you are. Here are the best festivals in July we can’t wait for.


Ultra Europe


Photo: Ultra Europe on Facebook 

When:  Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July

Where: Multiple venues, Split, Croatia 

Lineup: Armin Van BuurenAmelie LensTimmy TrumpetHardwellAdam BeyerMarco CarolaNina KravizSteve AokiTiestoVini ViciRichie HawtinMartin GarrixAlessoOliver HeldensMarshmelloDJ SnakeAfrojackJoseph Capriati

You wanted the best, so here you are! Ultra is a massive multi-venue electronic music festival in Croatia that showcases the biggest names in the game. Just a glance at the lineup, and you know it’ll be huge. And those are only the headliners! If you love electronic music, you won't regret securing tickets for Ultra. 

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Find tickets for Ultra Europe - here



Afro Nation Portugal


Photo: Afro Nation Portugal on Facebook 

When: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July

Where: Praia da Rocha beach, Portimão, Portugal 

Lineup: Burna BoyChris BrownMegan Thee StallionWizkidDavido

The perfect July festival, no other has summer vibes like Afro Nation. From the lineup to the location and everything in between, Afro Nation is the ultimate summer festival. When you’re on a beach in Portugal dancing to afrobeat, hip hop, RnB, dancehall, and bashment tunes while sipping a mojito, everything is alright in the world.

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Find tickets for Afro Nation Portugal - here 



TRNSMT Festival


Photo: TRNSMT on Facebook 

When: Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 

Where: Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland 

Lineup: Paolo NutiniThe StrokesLewis CapaldiSam FenderFoalsWolf Alice

Absolute indie kid haven, TRNSMT has an incredibly strong lineup this year. But, to be fair, it does every year. One thing that sets TRNSMT apart from other fests is its setting in Glasgow. This means there are plenty of Scottish people in the crowd, and Scottish people know what’s up. They’ll get on someone’s shoulders, sing their hearts out, light a few flares and create a killer atmosphere. It’s not one to miss. 


Find tickets for TRNSMT Festival - here



Mad Cool Festival


Photo: Mad Cool on Facebook 

When:  Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th July

Where: Valdebebas-Ifema, Madrid, Spain 

Lineup: MetallicaTwenty One PilotsKings Of LeonThe KillersImagine DragonsPlaceboFaith No MoreQueens Of The Stone AgeMuseFlorence + The MachinePixies, Nathy Peluso, Natos Y Waor

Absolute mammoth fest Mad Cool will propel Madrid into pure bliss this month with headline acts that’ll truly knock your socks off. Perfect for friendship groups who have different music tastes, the headliners alone span genres such as metal, pop, rock, indie, alternative, Latin Urbano, hip hop, and more. 

Click here for more music festivals in Madrid and here for one's in Spain.


Find tickets for Mad Cool Festival - here





Photo: Suncebeat on Facebook

When: Thursday 21st - Wednesday 27th July

Where: The Garden, Tisno, Croatia 

Lineup: The Blessed MadonnaHorse Meat DiscoDave Lee ZRDavid MoralesKenny DopeKerri ChandlerNatasha Diggs

Croatia is an absolutely stunning country. And The Garden in Tisno is gorgeous too. Maybe that’s why so many cracking festivals go down there, festivals such as electronic mecca Suncebeat. Expect electronic powerhouses such as The Blessed Madonna and Horse Meat Disco, private beaches, chill-out areas, and fantastic beer. 

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Find tickets for Suncebeat - here





Photo: Bassfest on Facebook 

When: Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July

Where: Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield, England 

Lineup: Chase & StatusTion WayneHybrid MindsAndy CShy FXWilkinsonBad Boy Chiller CrewBru-CSkream, Kings Of The Rollers

Anyone who loves to skank out in a field with their mates to some filthy tunes will love Bassfest. Going down  in Sheffield, Bassfest boasts a pretty killer lineup with icons from drum and bass, house, bassline, and similar genres. Picture it: the sun sets, you finish your pint, and Chase & Status take to the stage for a set that blows your mind with all the pyro. Lovely.


Find tickets for Bassfest - here



Forbidden Forest


Photo: Forbidden Forest on Facebook

When: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July

Where: Belvoir Castle, Grantham (Lincolnshire), England 

Lineup: Chase & StatusSub FocusShy FXPatrick ToppingCraig DavidSonny FoderaHybrid MindsAndy CJamie JonesDimension

Ah, forest festivals. They’re just top, aren’t they? As the music floods the air, you look around and know that this little world has been carved out for us to let loose and get lost in the music. It’s brilliant. And with a lineup like that, you can bet Forbidden Forest will be next level this year. We’ll see you there! 


Find tickets for Forbidden Forest here



MADE Festival


Photo: MADE Festival on Facebook 

When: Saturday 30th July

Where: Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton, England 

Lineup: AJ TraceyMs BanksBru-CShy FXAndy CEats EverythingBad Boy Chiller Crew

If you’ve already used up all your annual leave (or even if you’ve got plenty of days left), MADE Festival is a great shout. As a day festival going down on a Saturday, you have a whole day to recover before heading back to work. With big names in drum and bass, jungle, hip hop, house, garage, and more, it’s a brilliant way to spend a Saturday. 


Find tickets for MADE Festival - here



NOS Alive


Photo: NOS Alive on Facebook 

When: Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th July

Where: Algés riverside, Oeiras, Portugal

Lineup: The StrokesFlorence + The MachineMetallicaImagine Dragons 

Regularly hailed as one of Europe’s best, NOS Alive has booked some of the biggest artists in the world for its 2022 shindig. And when you look down the lineup, it becomes clear that NOS cares about the quality of the artists it books. With Stromae, Seasick Steve, The War On Drugs, Jorja Smith, M.I.A., Tom Misch, Caribou, and other quality artists on the lineup, it’ll be class.  

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The One In The Woods

When: Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st July

Where: Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool, England

Lineup: Pendulum (DJ), Jeff MillsCamo & KrookedBen KlockA.M.C + Phantom

Yep, another forest festival! The One In The Woods is a techno and drum and bass extravaganza taking place just outside of Liverpool in, surprise, the woods. Alongside music by Jeff Mills, Pendulum, Camo & Krooked and others, TOITW brings local food and drinks to a crowd of giddy electronic music fans. And you could be one of them! 


Find tickets for The One In The Woods - here



Rolling Loud Portugal


Photo: Rolling Loud Portugal on Facebook

When: Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th July

Where: Praia Da Rocha beach, Portimao, Portugal

Lineup: J. ColeASAP Rocky, Future, AJ Tracey, Flo Milli, Playboi CartiLil Uzi Vert

The maddest hip hop party has finally arrived in Europe. About time! This year's Rolling Loud headliners are ASAP Rocky, Future, and J. Cole, three huge names who you can rely on to put on killer performances. Expect crazy crowds, endless energy, big beats, and flames as this beach festival erupts this July. 

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Find tickets for Rolling Loud Portugal - here





Photo: Tomorrowland on Facebook 

When: Friday 15th - Sunday 31st of July

Where: Boom, Flanders, Belgium

Lineup: AfrojackAbove & BeyondAdam BeyerBob SinclarAmelie LensBoris BrejchaNicky RomeroMartin GarrixDimitri Vegas & Like MikeHelena HauffTimmy TrumpetTiestoSolardoArmin van BuurenCharlotte De Witte

Perhaps the biggest of all festivals in July, Tomorrowland is electronic music Mecca. The fest is huge, taking place over three weekends, and the lineup is even bigger with Lilly Palmer, Duck Sauce, AngerfistHorse Meat DiscoJoel Corry, and other big names from just about every corner of electronic music ready to blow the crowd away. As always, it’ll be a biggun.  



Electric Woodlands


Photo: Electric Woodlands on Facebook 

When: Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd July

Where: Bygrave Wood, Hertfordshire, England

Lineup: Hybrid Minds & Tempza, Sub Focus & MC ID, Annie MacHannah WantsSolardoDarkzyFlava DSkepsis, Window Kid, ExampleShy FX & MC StaminaNia Archives  

It seems Electric Woodlands handpicked their lineup to kick off good times. If so, we’d say they’ve succeeded. This July festival will see noughties dance icon Example bring tunes dripping in nostalgia, veteran Annie Mac with multi-genre tunes, and Shy FX delivering legendary jungle vibes. 


Find tickets for Electric Woodlands - here



FIB Benicassim Festival 


Photo: FIB Benicassim Festival on Facebook 

When: Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th July 

Where: Costa del Azahar, Valencia, Spain

Lineup: KasabianJusticeTwo Door Cinema ClubSteve AokiThe KooksTyga

Music is, of course, vital to any music festival. But the additional features can make a huge difference. And Benicassim nails both. The fest has a solid lineup of anthems, throwback tunes, and a range of genres. Pair that with the gorgeous weather and the nearby beaches, and you’re laughing. Having been in the game since 1995, you can count on FIB for a good time. 

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Find tickets for FIB Benicassim Festival - here



Manchester Reggae Festival


Photo: Manchester Reggae Festival on Facebook 

When: Saturday 30th July

Where: Manchester Academy 1,2 and Club Academy, Manchester, England 

Lineup: Inner Circle, Queens Of Lovers Rock feat. Janet Kay & Carroll ThompsonThe King Yellowman Show, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Third WorldEek A MouseBlack UhuruHorace Andy & Dub Asante Band

We challenge you to find a genre that pairs with summer as well as reggae does. We'll wait. But in the meantime, let us tell you who to expect at the Manchester Reggae Festival, the most chill festival in July. Jamaican reggae group Black Uhuru will play alongside Eek A Mouse, Kingston band Inner Circle, Third World, and more. Easily the best way to welcome the summer, get down to Manchester Reggae Fest this July.


Find tickets for Manchester Reggae Festival - here



We’d argue some of the best festivals are in July. And you can’t blame us; look at them! From the cracking artists to the stunning locations, these July festivals will be some of the most memorable of 2022. 

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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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