The Best UK Garage Festivals in the UK

Check out the best UK garage festivals here and secure your tickets for days in the sun with the best tunes.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 22nd Feb 2024

Even though there are more than 21 seconds to go until festival season is in full swing, it's still approaching pretty quickly. With tickets selling fast, and a high demand to have something planned over summer, the last thing you want is to be a part of that resell list. However, because here at Skiddle we’re full of kindhearted, generous people, we’ve created a list that will have you super prepared.


With there being a heap of garage festivals on the mark this year, we have created a worthy list that will have you spoilt for choice, and realistically we wouldn’t want it any other way. 


So get feasting for all those old skool sounds, as we lay out the best garage festivals in 2024. 


UK Garage By The Sea 


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When: Sunday 28th July 2024

Where: The Oval in Hastings, England

2024 lineup: Artful Dodger, Sweet Female Attitude, Wiley, So Solid Crew, Shola Ama, Donaeo and more

Want to listen to some garage with a view? By the seas perhaps?  Then UK Garage by the Sea might be the place for you. Pitting themselves at the top for providing nothing but pure garage sounds throughout the day, this festival does not go unnoticed. 

Plus it gets better as the outdoor festivals always bring the best UKG artists to their stage and this year they did not disappoint, with Artful DodgerSweet Female AttitudeWileySo Solid CrewShola AmaDonaeo and more gracing their stages. 

So get your chance to be a part of the 5000 ravers this year and explore their fairground, food village, and of course seaside settings. 


For more information on UK Garage By The Sea click - here



Electric Bay 


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When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July 2024

Where: Torre Abbey in Torquay, England

2024 lineup: Sub Focus, Example, Wilkinson, Joel Corry, Digga D, Hybrid Minds and more 

If you want more UKG, the Saturday at Electric Bay will be more your vibe. But if you’re happy to skank and bob along to drum and bass, house, and dub, why not go for the whole weekend? Going down in Torquay this summer, not only will you be treated to the hottest electronic sounds, but the sun is certain to be out, spreading positivity and joy down on ravers. 

Digga D will be headlining on Saturday with a big day ahead following by DJ EZExampleJoel Corry and more. Then sunday will have Hybrid Minds headline with Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Bou and loads more. 


For more information on Electric Bay click - here 



Old Skool Neverland Festival


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When: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Wildwood Farm in Basingstoke

2024 lineup: WileyRomeo & Lisa MafiaDJ Luck & MC NeatArtful DodgerBig Brovaz, and plenty more. 

We've got something brand spanking new on the list here, and if you're a fan of hip hop, bassline and heavy UKG then this is going to be right up your street. Bringing all the legends that had us bopping our heads to some serious beats is, Old Skool Neverland Festival. With their list full of everything we love about baseline to blast through their speakers over 3 days in Basingstoke; we couldn't be more gassed about this one. 

On the agenda for this banging Bank Holiday Festival is, Wiley, Romeo & Lisa Mafia, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Artful Dodger, Big Brovaz, and plenty more. 


For more information on Old Skool Neverland Festival click - here



Garage Nation On The Pier


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When: Saturday 8th June 2024

Where:  Hastings Pier in Hastings

2024 lineup: DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino, Kele Le Rock, DJ Carter, Jaimeson & Mc Viper, Wideboys and more

Back in Hastings and ready to get lively at the Hastings Pier is, Garage On The Pier. After a bit of a break from bringing solid garage tunes with a pumping atmosphere, Garage Nation is ready to dominate the seaside view with its unreal lineup of solid garage talents.

From DJ Luck & MC NeatOxide & NeutrinoKele Le Rock, DJ Carter, Jaimeson & Mc ViperWideboysand so many more to bring the vibes. 

Make this a summer to remember and go see some proper old skool tunes blast through the speakers at Garage Nation On The Pier.


For more information on Garage Nation On The Pier click - here



51st Festival 


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When: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Where: Copthall Playing Fields in London, England 

2024 lineup: TBA

51st Festival has a massive lineup this year spanning UK garage, house, hip-hop, soul and R&B, dancehall, soca and hip-hop, and afrobeats. The lineup for this year, and every other year for that matter, is overflowing with pioneers and legends from all over including the UK, the US, the Caribbean, and more. 

The fest has been going strong since 2015 and is truly heaven for music fans that possess a wide musical palette. If you’re looking for fantastic UK garage festivals with plenty of other soundscapes on offer, 51st is the one. 


For more information on 51st Festival click - here



MADE Festival 


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When: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Where: The Digbeth Triangle in Birmingham, England 

2024 lineup: TBA

Since its 2014 debut, MADE has become one of the biggest festivals in the Midlands for music fans who just want to dance all day long. MADE Festival will promise to keep you entertained with a range of genres on their agenda from rum and bass, house, tech house, and bass music artists. Including the star of the show a tone of UKG. 

Last year some major artists hit the MADE festival stages from the likes of,  Girls Don't SyncSammy VirjiLee HastyJoris Bohnson, Shorterz, Jack YoungHybrid MindsShy FX, and Ben Hemsley, so whatever they have in store this year get ready to raving all night long.

So don't hesitate to getting yourself to Digbeth Triangle to hear some of the hottest sounds spun by some of the biggest artists and DJs in the world. 


For more information on MADE Festival click - here



NICE Underground Pres SPRING FEST 2024


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When: Saturday 16th March 2024

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham 

2024 lineup: DJ Luck & MC Neat, Joe Hunt and Moppa & Dekka, Pied Piper, Mc DT, Ms Pink, Hyperactive MC, Trudos Sounds and more

What will come as no surprise that it made it onto our list of the best garage festivals in 2024 is, NICE Underground Pres SPRING FEST. Taking place at LAB11, one of the biggest and best places in the Midlands to handle this kind of event, you know it's gonna be mega. And on the lineup to get you raising them gun fingers are headliners, DJ Luck & MC NeatJoe Hunt and Moppa & Dekka, Pied PiperMc DTMs Pink, Hyperactive MCTrudos Sounds, and that's only some of them.

With 33 artists, 3 arenas, dancers, glitter, special fx, and a massive production, get ready to have the time of your life.


For more information on NICE Underground Pres SPRING FEST 2024 click - here



New World Festival


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When: Sunday 24- Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Kings Farm in Chelmsford, Essex

2024 lineup: Sammy Virji, DJ EZ, Dimension, Disciples, Example, Friction, Low Steppa, NOTION and more

There is something big happening in Chelmsford, Essex this year, as New World Festival brings itself down to Kings Farm for an incredible festival. Ready to smash it out of the park with some big stage production, and mint visual installations. With genres like tech house, electronic, bass music, drum n bass, and of course UKG. 

There will be 10 stages decorated with a strong theme to take 10,000 ravers to new heights, with a wide range of hosts from Adobe, Lovejuice, Ministry of Sound, Cream Classic, Breakin Silence, Epidemik, UKF and more. However, if you want to experience more UKG sounds then Sunday will be your best day as Sub FocusDimension, Turno, Siren and more will be on the decks. 


For more information on New World Festival click - here



JACFEST Presents The Cambridge Day Festival


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When: Saturday 13th April 2024

Where: Cambridge Junction in Cambridge

2024 lineup: Gok Wan, Alex P, Lisa Loud, Ramsey & Fen, Mike 'Ruff Cut' Lloyd, Bobby & Steve and more

There is nothing better than a day fest, especially when UK garage is involved. This year JACFEST has created the perfect combination of music and vibes, and placed it in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Happening pretty early on in April, this Cambridge Day Festival is based at Cambridge Junction, and is ready to meet every expectation you'd have for a garage festival. With the heavy sound of UK garage, house, funky house, old skool and more. 

The lineup consists of, Gok WanAlex PLisa Loud, Ramsey & Fen, Mike 'Ruff Cut' LloydBobby & Steve, and so many more, each of whom will will take on the 4 stages set up for your enjoyment. And before you start worrying about not having enough time , there is also an afterparty for you to keep pushing on with those big party vibes. 


For more information on The Cambridge Day Festival click - here



Square One: Easter Festival with WILKINSON


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When: Saturday 6th April 2024

Where: Lincolnshire Showground in Lincoln

2024 Lineup : Wilkinson, K Motionz, Serum, Gray, Phibes, Jayfor, Badger (special guest) and more

As we all know Easter is a time for family, but what better family is there than the ones you make at a rave? Especially one that's providing nothing but non-stop UK garage, drum n bass, and jungle all night long from 1pm - 10 pm. 

Taking place in Lincoln at the Lincolnshire Showground, there'll be more than enough scenes and space for you to rave well into the night. Plus if you get there early you can get cosy with the stage to witness pure magic firsthand. With Wilkinson headlining, and other talents like K MotionzSerumGrayPhibesJayforBadger heading to the stages, you're definitely in for a treat this Easter. 


For more information on Easter Festival with WILKINSON click - here



Want to have a wide range of festival options? Check out the abundant amount of festivals we have waiting for you to grab a ticket. So if it's house and techno, or something with a view like a beach festival, or even a hip hop vibe, then don't hesitate to find out more.

If you're also just nosey and want to browse other Skiddle festival news click - 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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