The Best Late May Bank Holiday Events & Festivals

Still not decided on plans for the upcoming Bank Holiday? Well, check out these May bank holiday events and May bank holiday festivals with tickets still available on Skiddle now!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 16th May 2024

The first bank holiday in May was a wild one, and, if you're anything like us, you probably want to do it all over again for the second one (May is great ain't it). Well, do not fear, as Skiddle is here to quell all your woes, and get you and your pals boogying this Bank Hol!

Whether you're after May bank holiday festivals, where you can make the most of having the Monday off to rest up; outdoor day parties, where you can (hopefully) groove under the spring sun; or just some wicked local raves, that don't require a full day out or much planning. Whatever your vibe this Late May Bank Holiday, we've got you covered.

So scroll down and check out all the very best May bank holiday events on sale on Skiddle now!



Cross The Tracks


2024 Lineup: Erykah BaduBadBadNotGoodMr ScruffDavid RodiganEveRomareYazmin LaceyEmma-Jean ThackrayGilles Peterson and many more 

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Brockwell Park in London

Probably the coolest festival on this list, and for good reason, Cross The Tracks is a breath of fresh air amongst the festival landscape, and it is returning to South London in 2024 at Brixton's luscious Brockwell Park for a day of music, food, workshops, talks and more.

A mixture of legendary and upcoming artists have been invited once again to represent a hybrid of jazz, soul and funk, and the lineup is well and truly stacked with awesome talent. 

They will also be inviting some of London's most talked about street food traders, alongside the city's finest craft beer brewers, For a gastronomic experience that few festivals could even hope to achieve. Plus, outside of food and music, there will also be talks, panels, workshops, a wellness area and creative markets including a record and art fair. It's truly one of a kind.


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Cross The Tracks - HERE



Knockengorroch Festival


Image: Knockengorroch Festival on Facebook

2024 Lineup: A. SkillzBanco De GaiaBombskareThe BreathDJ Rap, Ewan Macintyre, Frankie Archer, Jeminma Thewes & LANES and many more

When: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

Starting off strong and slightly ancient we head to the southern uplands in River Valley on Knockengorroch Festival. As we all know Scotland loves a bit of history and as it happens so do we. Based in the uplands of Scotland, and enriched with beautiful scenary, Knockengorroch has really made a name for itself. Known as one of the few festivals where you can see the stars and be at one with the stars on stage, Knockengorroch is a Scottish music festival to watch out for. 

After celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, Krockengorroch is ready to make some more noise for 2024, and they've got the perfect lineup to help them do it. With the likes of, A. Skillz, Banco De Gaia, Bombskare, The Breath, DJ Rap and so many more. 


For more information on Knockengorroch Festival click - here



In It Together


2024 Lineup: Rag 'N' Bone ManSugababesDizzee RascalCraig DavidRazorlightEats EverythingWilkinsonEwan McVicar and many more

When: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Old Park Farm Margam in Port Talbot

Wales’ biggest and best festival, the genre-spanning grounds of In It Together, is returning to Old Park Farm, Margam in May 2024 with an impressive set of star-studded acts and experiences to make it the ultimate weekend of jam-packed fun to remember!

Expect a weekend party like no other, filled with incredible music acts, a huge amount of family fun, and memories to last a lifetime. The family camping weekender, which will welcome up to 40,000 people to Port Talbot, is the biggest festival of its kind in Wales. As well as welcoming international superstars to the Welsh valleys, the festival will also support over 50 Welsh artists as it showcases the country’s finest exports.  

With a lineup like this one, it's incredibly hard to ignore, and we for one will be doing our best to make it, especially for a bit of Dizzee Rascal making us all bonkers on the Sunday. 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on In It Together - HERE



TN90s Festival Tonbridge

When: Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May, 2024

Where: Tonbridge Rugby Club in Tonbridge

New to Tonbridge for 2024, TN90's Festival is bringing you all the best music from the '90s, for a weekend packed with great tunes, loads of nostalgic fun, and a proper good boogie!

On the TN90s lineup are the likes of UltrabeatKevin & PerryN-TranceDave PearcePhats & SmallBaby DSoniqueWideboysSweet Female AttitudeRozalla, and so many more. Grab your tickets for this genre-defining bash below!


Find tickets and more information on TN90s Festival Tonbridge - HERE  


Balter Festival

When: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Chepstow Racecourse in Chepstow, Wales

2024 lineup: Andy C ft. Tonn PiperKurupt FMSotaGrayA.M.C ft. Phantom, MandidextrousPhibes, and more

Celebrating ten years in 2024, Balter has promised its biggest and best edition yet.

Balter is one of the best festivals in Wales and has been consistently praised for its friendly atmosphere and tendency to attract those who just want to escape into the music and don’t care what others think while they do it, which makes sense as “balter” means to dance clumsily. 

There's plenty of variety on Balter’s lineup including techno, rock, bassline, jungle, and DnB, with a stage dedicated to drum and bass. The lineup for 2024 is looking gorgeous. Check out who else was announced - HERE 


Find tickets and more information on Balter Festival - HERE




City Splash Festival


2024 Lineup: General LevyWSTRNHeartless CrewShenseeaBeenie ManBus SignalRampage Sound and many more 

When: Monday 27th May 2024

Where: Brockwell Park in London

London's biggest celebration of Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeat, and all the food and culture that comes along with it, City Splash is going to drench you in great vibes and after the success of last year's second instalment, things are only set to get bigger and better. 

The lineup is stacked with big names, from dancehall legend Beenie Man to eclectic producer and DJ Ras Kwame, to help bring the biggest cultural celebration to the capital. 

One day, seven stages, over 60 artists, 20,000 people, over 45 food trucks and traders, celebrations of culture don't get much better than this, just secure those tickets before it's too late. 


Find tickets, FAQS, and more information on City Splash Festival - HERE



Groovebox x Groovin: OPEN AIR - Binks Yard Nottingham

When: Saturday 25th May 2024

Where: Binks Yard in Nottingham

Get ready to boogie the spring bank holiday away at Groovebox x Groovin: OPEN AIR in Nottingham. Set inside the vibrant backdrop of Binks Yard, this event promises you and your pals a non-stop dance for as long as the record plays.

Join a fine selection of serious boogie inducers like Danny Howard, Amiee, Danny Bond, Kimmic, Morgan Seatree, and more, as they curate a sonic journey through house, techno, and everything in between. This will be a stomper of celebration with the Groovebox community, so grab your ticket and two-step through the May bank holiday weekend.


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they - Queer Day Party

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Colour Factory Garden in London

Emerging as one of the UK's most popular queer club days in recent years, they, return for their Queer Day Party; a vibrant celebration of inclusivity and diversity, held at the epic Colour Factory Garden in London.

With a mission to create safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, they curate an electrifying atmosphere where everyone can feel free to be themselves. Boasting an eclectic lineup of DJs spinning the latest beats and timeless classics, they - Queer Day Party invites party-goers to dance without inhibition. From drag performances to interactive installations, each event is a kaleidoscopic journey of self-expression and acceptance. Join them for this day party of momentous proportions where love, music, and liberation reign supreme.


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Could Be Real Tribute Festival

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: The County Ground Swindon in Swindon

Ever wanted to see a bunch of the most legendary artists in the world? We reckon we all have. But the price to see the biggest names dominating the music scene is steep, to say the least. Could Be Real Tribute Festival comes to The County Ground in Swindon to allow you to check out some of your favourite massive artists at a fraction of the price. 

The festival features tributes like Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Oasis, and Queen. grab your tickets below to hear all your favourite artists live, for a fraction of the price!


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LoveJuice x Mind The Gap - Summer All Day Festival

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Luna Springs Digbeth in Birmingham

LoveJuice x Mind The Gap - Summer All Day Festival is set to be the epitome of summer vibes in Digbethe this bank holiday weekend. Promising an electrifying fusion of music, energy, and vibes at Luna Springs in Birmingham, the day festival is set to ignite the crowds, especially with the likes of George Mensah, Sammy Porter, Charlotte Van De Peer, and many more.  

With LoveJuice and Mind The Gap joining forces, attendees can expect an unparalleled experience with both communities uniting by their love of House. From sunrise to sunset the euphoric journey through the sounds of the summer will have you and your pals locked in a boogie from gates till close. Grab tickets below now! 


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Chris Moyles 90s Hangover Festival

When: Saturday 25 May, 2024

Where: The County Ground Swindon in Swindon

Ever long for the days when Britney, Prodigy, Pulp, and Blur dominated the airwaves? Well, you’re certainly not alone! Radio host Chris Moyles knows your pain and has decided to do something about it with his 90s Hangover Festival at The County Ground in Swindon on Saturday 25th May 2024.

On the lineup for this one is Artful Dodger, Atomic Kitten, Basshunter, Sweet Female Attitude, Five, Dave Pearce, The Lightning Seeds, Shola Ama, Dario G, and Sash!, creating a diverse lineup that’ll take music fans through indie, rock, pop, and dance bangers. Grab your spot below!


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Groovebox In The Church: SIGMA DJ Set

When: Sunday 26th - Monday 27th May 2024

Where: Pitcher And Piano in Nottingham

Fancy a skank in holy surrounds? Well, look no further than this Groovebox night in Nottingham for their 'D&B Rave In The Church', headlined by the illustrious riddims of Sigma and supported by a wicked cast that includes Sota and Jayfor.

Expect incredible production inc large LED screen, pyrotechnics, streamer cannons and more, as well as a stunning outdoor terrace area complete with DJ booth, bar and seating areas to make it a real summer affair. Grab tickets below!


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Project 6 Festival


When: Friday 24 May 2024

Where: Brockwell Park in London

The beating heart of UK underground radio, Rinse FM is set to ignite London's Brockwell Park on May 24th, 2024, with the return of Project 6 Festival, an all encompassing showcase of cutting-edge music. The first wave of names includes cultural behemoths CASISDEAD, Katy B, Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, Mala, Benga, Juls, Taylah Elaine, Shy FX, sim0ne, Steam Down (plus special guests)and Vigro Deep, with many more to come. 

So all you UK Rap and Grime ethusiants, this is not one to miss out on, grab you tickets below!


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Metro Reloaded: May Day Bank Holiday Special

When: Saturday 25th May 2024

Where: Metro Reloaded in Saltcoats

On the back of their recently sold out Metro Rewind night, Metro Reloaded have a night with some of Ayrshires finest DJ's supplying an evenings entertainment with all the biggest house/disco and Classic anthems to dance the night away to at the METRO Saltcoats.

Legendry Scottish Michael Kilkie will be there with his musical taste and skills to keep you all dancing; Tight Red, Ayrshire lads who just keep getting better and better, will also be there; Stephen Holland, the man whose gone from Ibiza to the Metro, will also be joining; with Lee Macleod, AKA wee Yoda, also doing what he does best.

Grab your tickets below! 


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Social Eats Food & Music Festival Alcester

When: Saturday 25th May 2024

Where: Alcester Rugby Club in Alcester

Bringing you all the joys of life to one event; food, music, and booze; Social Eats are bringing a huge Food & Music Festival to Alcester this May Bank Holiday. The event will feature the best UK tribute bands whilst diving into indulgent streetfood accompanied by hand crafted cocktails. Truly a summer day out to remember.

Grab your tickets below! 


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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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