The Best Music Festivals in the UK

Don't know what festival to go to this year? Check out this list of the best UK music festivals happening in 2024, and let us do the thinking for you!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 19th Mar 2024

The UK has a pretty enviable festival landscape, and there's one main reason for that, we're so bloody good at them! From our musical output as a country to the sheer vibes we all bring when we attend, UK music festivals are some of the best the World has to offer, and we wanted to let you in on which lines we think are going to be at the very top in 2024. 

Whether you're a pop princess, a heavy metal mosher, an indie darling, a jazz enthusiast, or a mixture of the lot; there is a festival ready and waiting for someone of your taste to come and make it special. Such festivals are not limited to one area of the country either, with exceptional offerings coming from all stretches of the British Isles, ready and waiting for the mass migration to their corner of the country when it's time to plug in the mics and turn up the speakers. 

Whatever your vibe this list will have something for you, so scroll down and check it out! Just make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible, as these will all sell out, don't say we didn't warn you!


Highest Point Festival


2024 Lineup: Tom OdellBustedCat BurnsSam RyderCaity BaserCharlie TeeGok WanSarah Story and many more 

When: Friday 10th - Saturday 11th May 2024 

Where: Williamson Park in Lancaster

Lancaster's number one open-air live music event, Highest Point has confirmed its return to the city's majestic Williamson Park next summer, and as UK music festivals go, it's right up there.

Taking over the magnificent grounds of the hill-top park once more, providing two days of amazing wall-to-wall entertainment, the festival will welcome a score of fantastic performances from recently announced headliners Tom OdellBustedCat Burns and Sam Ryder.

Tickets for the sixth instalment of the popular North West event are already in high demand. Secure yours now in the box below to avoid bitter disappointment.


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Highest Point Festival - HERE





2024 Lineup: Calvin HarrisChase & StatusSub FocusMartin GarrixPatrick ToppingArmin Van BuurenBicepEric Prydz and many more

When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Daresbury in Cheshire 

One of the biggest and best electronic events in the UK festival calendar, Creamfields never disappoints with its immense lineup. This year sees a roster packed with masters of trancetechnohouse, EDM and more, from Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix to Chase & Status and Bicep. The multi-award winning festival has regularly drawn crowds of 70,000 to the Cheshire countryside every summer, all while earning plaudits for ground-breaking staging, jaw dropping production, and an electric atmosphere. 

The festival is one of the most eagerly awaited of the year, and it's hard not to see why. 2024 is set to be the another classic chapter in Creamfields's chequered history.  


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Creamfields - 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



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



Terminal V 


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2024 Lineup: FJAAKHannah LaingInterplanetary CriminalSlamblk.999999999Charlie SparksAzyrBlack Traffic and many more

When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April 2024

Where: Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh

The mighty Terminal V returns to the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh for another huge edition in 2024 after another wild success for the festival last year. 

One of Scotland's largest electronic music festivals, that will welcome over 20,000 over two days in the showground close to Edinburgh Airport, boasting five stages and some of the biggest names in the business.

As well as its hugely impressive roster of talent, organisers have also promised 'incredible mind-blowing indoor stages, further outdoor stages and festival areas featuring techno and house music elitists.’


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Terminal V - HERE



Download Festival 


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2024 lineup: Queens Of The Stone AgeFall Out BoyRoyal BloodAvenged SevenfoldThe HunnaThe OffspringLimp Bizkit and many more

When: Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June 2024

Where: Donnington Park in Derby

The spiritual home of British rock and heavy metal, Download Festival is the UK's premier live music event for metalheads, punks and rockers alike.

The annual gathering welcomes performances from some of the biggest names in the game, and this year will bring more of the same, especially after celebrating their momentous 20th anniversary last summer. 

The lineup this year is a tasty one, including Queens Of The Stone AgeFall Out BoyRoyal Blood and Avenged Sevenfold, just to same a few. Spread across four stages, there's plenty to enjoy whether you lean more punk, more rock or a little sprinkle of both. 

You can find just about every heavy genre on Download’s lineups including metal, punk, rock, alt-rock, death metal, metalcore, nu-metal, and everything in between, with a splash of electronic music courtesy of Pendulum. We’ve just had the full lineup and day splits announced, so the hype is well and truly underway. As music festivals in the UK go, this is pretty much rock and metal Mecca.


Find more information on Download Festival - HERE 



Reggae Land


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2024 Lineup: GyptianGoldieGeneral LevyPopcaanLucianoThe DualersKoffeeDJ HypeDawn PennTarrus Riley and many more

When: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th August 2024

Where: The National Bowl in Milton Keynes

The most authentic Reggae experience on the UK festival calendar, Reggae Land has confirmed it is back once again in 2024. Residing over the colossal National Bowl in Milton Keynes, the two-day spectacle promises to once again present a long list of new stars, enduring pioneers and legends to all who choose to experience the Caribbean wonderland.

The hugely popular family-friendly event will have 50-plus acts, representing the very best in dub, reggae and dancehall, will appear across four stages, with a bounteous offering of mouth-watering Caribbean food and alternative entertainment options - from flea markets to fairground attractions - also available. 

With a lineup containing the likes of PopcaanGoldieGeneral Levy and more, it's one to make any reggae fan's eyes water. Make sure you grab your tickets on Skiddle so you don't miss out. 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Reggae Land - HERE



Leeds/Reading Festival


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2024 lineup: Blink-182Lana Del ReyLiam GallagherCatfish and the BottlemenGerry Cinnamon21 Savage, The ProdigyTwo Door Cinema Club and many more

When: Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Bramham Park (Leeds) Little John's Farm (Reading)

Despite welcoming more genres into the fold, something about Leeds/Reading will always remain distinctively indie and you can see that in the 2024 lineup. With indie favourites Liam GallagherCatfish and the Bottlemen and Gerry Cinnamon sharing headline spots, it still holds its former essence in very high regard. 

The alternative acts, although from other genres, do still feel quite indie too. With the likes of Fred AgainRaye and Nia Archives on the bill, there are lots that fans of indie will more than likely also be into. Whatever your taste there's no shortness of excitement surrounding this lineup where there's an artist or band for pretty much anyone.


Find more information on Leeds - HERE

Find more information on Reading - HERE



TRNSMT Festival


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2024 lineup: Liam GallagherDeclan McKennaThe SnutsSugababesExampleThe Last Dinner PartyRick AstleyNatasha Bedingfield and many more

When: Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July 2024

Where: Glasgow Green in Glasgow

TRNSMT has quickly become one of the biggest festivals in the UK scene since its inception in 2017 and has come through once again with an incredible lineup for 2024. You’ve got a fantastic range of old and new with Britpop legend Liam Gallagher returning to headline the first day, indie darling Gerry Cinnamon headlining the next, and then EDM superstar Calvin Harris closing. 

Amongst the rest, there's a whole range of incredible talents such as The SnutsThe Last Dinner PartyBakar and CMAT to name a few, all acts you’ll see headlining elsewhere. So, get on the phone with your mates and convince them to have a weekend away in Glasgow, you won't regret it.


Find more information on TRNSMT Festival - HERE





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2024 lineup: Loyle Carner, Four Tet, LCD Soundsystem, Jessie Ware, Maribou State, Floating PointsYard Act, Baxter Dury and many more 

When: Friday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2024

Where: The Downs in Bristol

Perched on the picturesque Bristol Downs, FORWARDS is one of the newer additions to the festival circuit as it prepares for its third year. Over the course of two days, some of the best alternative and electronic acts descend onto the South West across three stages, as the festival aims to capture and pay tribute to Bristol's longstanding place in UK music folklore. 

Aside from a lovely backdrop and quality lineup, which includes the likes of Loyle CarnerFour Tet and LCD Soundsystem,, the festival has continued to place positive change at its epicentre, pairing its musical offerings with thought-provoking conversations on its Information Stage. 


Find more information on FORWARDS Festival - HERE





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2024 lineup: Sam FenderStormzyBecky HillCourteenersBicepTom OdellOvermonoKate NashRoyel Otis and many more 

When: Wednesday 7th - Sunday 11th August 2024

Where: Newquay Fistral Beach And Watergate Bay in Cornwall

Boardmasters is the ultimate party by the beach. Taking place on Fistral beach in Newquay, the festival has a strong ethos of sustainability and surfing. Offering you a place throughout the day to pick up a board yourself, a space where you can watch the pros, or one to just take in the various entertainments on offer.

The festival boasts 11 different stages, ranging from smaller local folk acts to huge headliners. You just know that this year's lineup will be delivering, with the likes of Chase & StatusSam Fender and Stormzy all leading the action. This one’s always a vibe, and arguably has the best campsite in all of the UK festival scene. Get your tickets and you’ll see exactly what we mean.  


Find more information on Boardmasters - 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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