See’s Hot Picks: Music Festivals in South England



Whether you’re a festival newbie or a seasoned veteran, don’t miss out on the 2017 festival season! Have you bought tickets yet? If you’re trying to make your mind up on which to visit this year, take note of our highlights of the best festivals on offer in the South of England in 2017.

WILD LIFE

Brighton City Airport, Brighton
Friday 9th June – Saturday 10th June 2017

The event created by Disclosure and Rudimental in 2015 returns to Brighton City Airport this June with headliners Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and Dizzee Rascal! Joining them on the weekend’s line up are Giggs, JME, Pete Tong, Damian Marley, David Rodigan, Jamie Jones, Anne-Marie, Hannah Wants, Chaka Khan, Zara Larsson, Andy C and more!

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Boardmasters

Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Wednesday 9th August – Sunday 13th August 2017

The festival is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music music, Watergate Bay. Performances this year include headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J, plus The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Stormzy, Frank Turner, Andy C, Slaves, Jake Bugg and so much more!

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NASS

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

The action sports and music festival is back with a bang this July with headliners Method Man & Redman, Pendulum and Kano and international pro skate & BMX competitions. Other acts announced include Giggs, Sigma, Wiley, Krept & Konan, Loyle Carner and so much more!

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Reading Festival

Ritchfield Avenue, Reading
Thursday 24th August – Sunday 27th August 2017

A showcase of the best in modern music with sets from over 200 incredible acts. Taking place from 25-27 August, Reading and Leeds will see unforgettable headline performances from rock titans Muse, rap god Eminem and brit rock juggernauts Kasabian.

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Smoked and Uncut

Various Venues
June – September 2017

Street-food feasting, day-long drinking, dancing like no one is watching and sleeping under the stars; Food and Music festivals from Smoked & Uncut. Brought to you by the team behind Lime Wood and THE PIG hotels, the South’s ultimate destinations for rural escapism, the Smoked & Uncut festivals are an open-air party for everyone; 9 festival dates between June and September held in some of the most lusted after staycation locations, what better way to celebrate the Great British summer!

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Latitude Festival

Henham Park, Beccles, Suffolk
Friday 14th July – Sunday 16th July 2017

The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes top the bill for the 12th edition of Latitude. Other highlights include Goldfrapp, John Cale, Placebo, Jack Garratt, Fatboy Slim, Glass Animals, The Japanese House, The Divine Comedy and Lucy Rose.

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Wilderness

Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire
Thursday 3rd August – Sunday 6th August

Grace Jones will headline this year’s Wilderness Festival, plus many more names just announced including Two Door Cinema Club, Bonobo, Michael Kiwanuka, First Aid Kit and more. Wilderness also welcomes music from Jackmaster, Toots & The Maytals, Aurora, Ray BLK, Louis Berry, The Correspondents, Crazy P, My Baby and Nightmares On Wax.

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Virgin V Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 19th August – Sunday 20th August 2017

Returning to Hylands Park, Chelmsford once again between 19–20 August with Jay Z and P!nk confirmed as this year’s headliners. Other acts include Ellie Goulding, Stormzy, Craig David, Dizzee Rascal, Pete Tong, Jess Glynne and more!

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Love Saves the Day

Eastville Park, Bristol
Saturday 27th May – Friday 28th May 2017

The 6th festival of love takes place at Eastville Park, Bristol from 27-28 May! Taking centre stage as Saturday’s headliner will be the acclaimed, Grammy nominated Little Dragon, with day two’s headline slot in the capable hands of Fat Freddy’s Drop!

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