The Best Forest Festivals

Are you looking for a particularly picturesque festival to go to this year? Well, look no further as here we've assembled the best forest festivals of 2024.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 1st May 2024

At Skiddle, we take festival season quite seriously, and over time have created some of the best festival content that you could ever dream of. However, if you’ve found yourself here then that can only mean one thing, you’re scouting for the best forest festivals in 2024. 

There are an ample number of elements that make a good festival in the woods. For example, impeccable tunes blasting through the speakers, quality acts that know how to work the decks and the crowd, access to extra activities, eye-catching stage production, quality scran and of course, the piece de resistance, an absolutely banging scenery that makes you feel right at home.

Forest festivals are the perfect way to let loose, and let go of all that outside stress, while making some irreplaceable memories. So no matter if you’re an outdoorsy person or not, come and take a gander with us and see what festivals in the woods make you wanna get groovy, and down with the trees. 


(Click on the headers or images for FAQs and more information about each festival, and make sure to secure tickets in the boxes below each event.)



Restricted Forest Festival


Image: Restricted Forest on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Lovely Laura, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, K-Klass, Anton Powers, Todd Terry, and much more!

When: Saturday 22nd June 2024

Where: Orrell Hill Woods in Liverpool 

Despite the name, nothing is restricting about this festival. As they get bigger Restricted Forest prepares for another year of bringing an experience like no other as they have unlocked their new location, Orrel Hill in Liverpool to help you emerge into the true beauty of a proper forest festival.

Combining an insane variety of artists to perform knockout performances on their stages, Restricted Festival has only gone and done it again providing an absolute belting lineup from, Lovely LauraJudge JulesLisa LashesK-KlassAnton PowersTodd Terry, and many more talents. To bring you all the best of, Trance, Old Skool, Club Classics, and 90s. 

Party from the day way into the night, and get stuck into the woodland energy full of music, art, and enchantment surrounded by other like-minded ravers. So grab your ticket, stick on your wellies, and get your gun fingers out because it’s gonna be a mad one. 


Find out more information on Restricted Forest - here 



Trance In The Woods Festival

When: Saturday 1st June 2024

Where: Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derby, England 

2024 lineup: Aly & FilaBillie GilliesBinary FinaryBryan KearneyJordan SuckleyKryderMauro PicottoPaul OakenfoldTall Paul and many more

Goodgreef is back to present another year of escapism in the woods, full of all the best trance music imaginable. Trance in the Woods has made their mark of being one of the best festivals in the woods that caters to all the trace lovers out there, hitting grounds like never before. As they bring all the best elements of a good rave in their reoccurring quality space of Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derby. 

Trance in the Woods has already announced the 24 guest artists that will be taking over their stages, including returning DJ Brian Kearney who will play amongst  Aly & FilaBinary FinaryJordan SuckleyKryderMauro Picotto. Plus to keep you trance lovers on your toes, Trance in the Woods also has 3 special guests to be announced, and 2 special surprise guests on the day!

Tickets went out on sale in October, but there is still ample time for you to keep yourself warm in the woods with the unmissable sounds of trance music that'll keep you on your feet over the jam-packed two days. 


Find out more information on Trance In The Woods- here  




Latitude Festival


2024 Lineup: Duran Duran, KasabianKeane, London Grammar, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Orbital, Rag'N'Bone Man, Khruangbin and many more!

When: Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th July 2024

Where: Henham Park, Suffolk

Imagine a space where you are surrounded by a mass of breathtaking greenery. Filled with crafts and art not just on the ground but on the stages too, with the edition of immaculate vibes, and music so good you don't want to return to your tent.  Well if you get yourself to Lattitude this year, you'll get the chance to experience that, and so much more. 

Lattitude is one of the longest-running forest festivals, and each year they get bigger and better, blowing the roof off (metaphorically of course). With the help of their world-class headline acts and this year they have the assistance of, Duran DuranKasabianKeaneLondon GrammarNile Rodgers & ChicOrbitalRag'N'Bone ManKhruangbinand many more fabulous acts to get loose and wild within the unreal scenery of Henham Park. 

To keep its hype of not being your typical one-dimensional festival Lattitude offers more than just music. Over the weekend to keep you high on life they also have comedy, poetry, theatre, literature, podcasts, and wellness; including their zero waste and water refills for all you eco-friendly people out there. 

We'll see you in the woods for this one!


Find more information on Latitude 2024 - here



Forbidden Forest

2024 lineup: Andy C, SOSA, Patrick Topping, PAWSA, Gorgon City, Shy FX, Sony Federa, Wilkinson, 24hr Garage Girls and many more!

When: 31st May - 2nd June 2024

Where: Belvoir Castle in Nottinghamshire 

Forbidden Forest welcomes you to join them for the return of their forest. A magical place where dedicated ravers can celebrate their love of music, nature and dance. Forbidden Forest is located in the secluded area of Nottinghamshire at Belvoir Castle a 10/10 place for repeated non-stop partying. 

Plus in typical Forbidden Forest fashion, they have formed the perfect lineup to blare out the naughtiest tunes from both mainstream and upcoming artists including, Andy CSOSAPatrick ToppingPAWSAGorgon CityShy FXSony FederaWilkinson24hr Garage Girls and many more! However, this is only their phase 1 lineup meaning that there is penalty more in store for the unmissable weekend.

Forbidden Forest opens their space to feel free and become one with not just nature but with the scenery around you, especially with the option to camp you'll never be far from the wild and whacky going on on the stages. So take a gander and stay that one step closer to true euphoria. 


Find more information on Forbidden Forest 2024 - here



Lost Village Festival

When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Lost Village in Lincoln

2024 lineup: Ben UFO, The Blessed Madonna, Chaos In The CBD, DJ Seinfeld, Folamour, Maribou State, Midland, Ross From Friends, Solomun, TSHA, Glass Beams, and many more

Lost Village highlights the whacky, weird and wonderful parts of the woods, and is listed as one of the iconic forest festivals. It offers complete new world energy from the minute you set foot onto their grounds. Taking place in an abandoned woodland village, Lost Village transforms their space in Lincon into a goldmine for steppers to enjoy all the very best of house, techno, disco, and dance. 

A thoroughly immersive and ethereal experience from start to finish, this unique festival invites around 18,000 passionate ravers to escape the aches and pains of everyday life by immersing themselves in the forest and the tunes.

With places such as the Abandoned Chapel, Tribal Banquet, and Forgers Lane for you to explore, there is always some familiarity at Lost Village with their acts always making the outdoors feel like home. At the moment the the lineup is TBA but Lost Village knows how to secure some stellar acts with performances from, Peggy Gou, Bicep, Black Coffee, The Blessed Madonna and Tom Misch meaning whatever they have in store for this will just be another success they blow out the park!


Find more information on Lost Village Festival 2024 - here



Wilderness Festival

When: Thursday 1st -Sunday 4th August 2024

Where: Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire

2024 Lineup: Micheal Kiwanuka, Faithless, Bicep, Jessie Ware, The Teskey Brothers, Barry Can't Swim, De La Soul, Alison Goldfrapp, Craig Charles, Ewan McVicar, and many more

Wilderness Festival is framed within the wonderful splendour of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. Created by the team behind Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, this festival is an ode to diverse creativity. Artists from indie, funk, soul and dance all emerge here for a party within the meadows, and if you really feel like it, you can even dive into the lake.

The lineup is still TBA but after last years lineup, The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, alongside the ever-incredible Christine and the Queens, Sugababes, Confidence Man, Pip Millet, Los Bitchos and Lime Garden, you just know it's going to be top. 

As well as banging music, there are plenty of other activities to get stuck into. Last year had disco yoga, dining at the long table banquet,  massages, theatre, and talks and debates. We cannot wait for what they have instore for us this year! 


Find more information on Wilderness Festival 2024 HERE



Woodland Disco Festival

When: Saturday 6th July 2024 

Where: Newstead Abbey in Nottingham

2024 lineup: Sister SledgeDanny RamplingGok WanMicheal GrayJocelyn BrownAllister Whitehead and many more! 

Another addition to the list of some of the best forest festivals in 2024 is the Woodland Disco Festival. It takes place on the 6th of July, and is set to have a huge festival-level production. With some iconic throwback names on the lineup,  Sister SledgeDanny RamplingGok WanMicheal GrayJocelyn BrownAllister Whitehead and many more, the festival is set to make some noise right in the heart of Newstead Abbey, Nottingham. 

Expect to experience a day full of unlimited house and disco bangers that will be sure to get you on your feet. Plus you can make the most of the day on their woodland grounds as they also have tasty street food on the menu, immersive attractions and an incredible heritage venue. 

Tickets are on sale now for only £35, so grab a fair few for you and your pals if you don't want to miss out!


Find out more information on Woodland Disco Festival - HERE



Noisily Festival

When: Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th July 2024

Where: Barkestone Woods in Leicestershire

2024 Lineup: Audio Anonymous, Dave Seaman, Quivver, Ida Enberg, Pan-Pot, System 7, Chris Rich, M-Theory, and many more

Noisily Festival has a strong ethos that reflects its surroundings and they have just gotten even better with their new location at  Barkestone Woods. They have five pillars of Inclusion: the environment, wellness, education, community, and creativity. Each year they welcome 4,000 party-goers creating a close-knit community of shared beliefs.

As well as music, the festival focuses on three key subjects - mind, body and soul. Over four days, festival-goers will dive into the topics in workshops, healing practices and talks. The idea is to heal yourself and the planet we call home. It's the perfect event to reconnect with yourself, heal, make friends, find like-minded people, and of course, enjoy some banging tunes. 

The lineup hasn’t been released yet but already we can see some great acts will be accompanying you on your spiritual journey at Noisily. To complement the whole hippy vibe, the fest has a distinctively psychedelic feel in its lighting arrangements, transforming the woods into another world. If you’ve always wanted to check out a trippy forest rave, you know what to do…


Find more information on Noisily Festival 2024 - here



Gottwood Festival


When: Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th June 2024

Where: Anglesey in Wales

2024 lineup: Crazy P Soundsystem, DJ Storm, Enzo Siragusa, Girls Don't Sync, Hamish & Toby, Mia Koden, SAMURAI BREAKS, Simon Marie, and many more

Gotta have a bit of Gottwood on the list of the best forest festivals in 2024. And after we tell you about the absolute stunner of a festival that it is you'll definitely feel like you've gotta go (too many gotta's? #sorrynotsorry). Gottwood is determined to put right what's wrong with average modern-day events, and get back to what's important; good ole' raving. 

This festival in the woods is a little mystical party hidden in the middle of the woods and has been labelled as a critically acclaimed, independent, and underground electronic music festival. Over the 4 days, Gottwood creates a hub for underground artists to spread their talent on the decks to the beloved crowd of both the average raver and electronic sound lover. Bringing a unique experience of spontaneity, and multiple cultural aspects, Gottwood makes sure to hit the mark where other festivals fail.


Find more information on Gottwood Festival 2024 - here



Forest festivals are on another level. If music takes you to another planet, experiencing live music in a secluded forest takes you to another universe. We all deserve to completely let go from time to time, and that’s exactly what hiking out to the middle of nowhere and raving to some sick tunes does.

However, if you want to check out something a bit different, why not check out the best EDM, trance, or house and techno festivals? With loads of options, we;re here to help you make the most of this festival season.



Have these forest festival recommendations woken up the adventurer in you? Well, if you're looking for more amazing festivals that are going down this year, then check out our festival finder here.




 Header image credit: Lost Village Festival (Facebook)

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