As we get closer and closer towards those warmer summer days, we can't stop thinking about all the festivals on our wish list this year.
There are so many to choose from it can be a little overwhelming, so to make things a bit easier for you we’ve compiled our top 50 festivals guide all the way from April to September. There truly is something for everyone, so take a look and get planning!
Where? Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield
When? 22 - 24 July
This festival is said to be out of this world… From headliners such as Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy beneath the legendary iconic Lovell Telescope, to late-night electronica in Orbit, science Dot Talks in Mission Control and The Star Pavilion, award-winning culture and comedy in Contact, as well as family fun across the Science Fields and Big Bang Stage. Why not experience all that Bluedot Festival has to offer this July!
Where? Various Liverpool Venues, Liverpool
When? 30 April – 1 May
Since emerging across the streets of Liverpool in 2008, Sound City has become an essential date in the diary for music fans to come together and discover the sounds of the future. Headlining their 15th Anniversary weekend are The Lathums and Self Esteem alongside recent chart-smashers Yard Act, Alfie Templeman, The Reytons, plus a whole host of other incredible artists including Mae Muller, Tim Burgess, Kawala and more.
Where? Ashton Court, Bristol
When? 2 - 3 June
In a city deserving of global recognition for its raves, festivals, and eclectic music scene, Love Saves The Day will be marking its 10th edition in a new location- one that holds a very special place in our hearts and the history books alike when it comes to outdoor events in Bristol. Their most ambitious event to date, expect bigger line-ups, increased production, even more stages and everything in their hearts- because, after all, Love will always Save The Day.
Where? Eridge Park, Kent
When? 17 - 19 June
Black Deer Festival returns to Kent’s Eridge Park and brings with it a wide range of international, genre defying talent. The Waterboys, Wilco and Van Morrison headline a line-up packed with some of the most exciting country and Americana acts from around the globe – including Jake Bugg, Drive-By Truckers, Courtney Marie Andrews and more - for what promises to be one of the highlights of summer!
Where? Heaton Park, Manchester
When? 11 – 12 June
The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival returns to its usual June weekend to kick off the summer festival season! Saturday will see the iconic 50 Cent headline for his UK festival exclusive, while on Sunday Tyler, The Creator makes his long awaited UK headline debut. The line-up continues with even more incredible acts including Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi, Bicep, Chase & Status and so many more. This one sells out every year so make sure to grab yours now!
Where? Easton Park, Suffolk
When? 26 - 28 August
This is a unique weekend of music, food and conversation in support of two amazing charities: Sporting Force and My Black Dog. So many exciting live acts will perform across the weekend as well as an array of kids entertainment. There will also be guest conversations around mental health support, a wellness area, daily yoga, street food, fairground rides, vintage stores and so much more! The perfect bank holiday festival to enjoy with all the family.
Where? Catton Park, Derbyshire
When? 11 – 14 August
Is metal more your thing? Why not grab tickets to the UK’s metal weekender this August! Catch Friday night headliners Behemoth, Saturday headliners Mercyful Hate and Sunday’s bill toppers Lamb Of God, plus sets from Killing Joke, Dimmu Borgir, Testament and so many more. This is bound to be a colossal weekend you don’t want to miss.
Where? Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
When? 8 July
Brighter Days Festival is the biggest electronic dance music festival the North east has ever seen! This summer they’ll present a festival for all electronic dance fans, with four dedicated stages to house, disco, bass and techno. Some of the biggest names on the planet will grace the stages such as DJ EZ, Armand van Helden, Hannah Wants and many, many more! You don’t want to miss this.
Where? Brockwell Park, Brixton
When? 29 May
City Splash will be the talk of the Summer with many people saying last year was one of the best new events to hit London in a long time. This one-day festival brings the hottest carnival vibes to South London with the biggest artists in reggae, dancehall, afrobeats and more. With performances from the likes of Mr Eazi, Barrington Levy, Sister Nancy and a whole heap more, including extra traders and incredible food vendors – this will make your May!
Where? Finsbury Park, London
When? 16 July
London's ultimate one day indie-rock festival will see 45,000 music fans enjoy a huge sunshine celebration in the capital this July, with a line-up packed with indie favourites including Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, Nothing But Thieves, Circa Waves and more! Spread across two stages, an array of emerging talent will also be performing throughout the day. Grab your tickets now.
Where? Hylands Park, Chelmsford
When? 2 - 4 June
The inaugural edition of Creamfields South is taking place this bank holiday weekend, and anticipation for what promises to be a year to remember is reaching fever pitch! For their twenty five year anniversary celebration they've locked in an insane line-up. With David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox and so many more, this is not one to be missed.
Where? Colwick Country Park, Nottingham
When? 4 June
At Detonate you can find all your favourite DJ's and live acts set amongst the beautiful scenery of Colwick Country Park's lakes and woodlands. From drum and bass, to house, disco, and grime, you can get your music fix from this one day summer event. Phase one of the lineup includes legend David Rodigan, SHY FX, Pa Salieu, Crazy P Soundsystem, Kings Of The Rollers, Chaos In The CBD and more, plus there are still loads to be announced. This one sells out every year, so be sure to grab your ticket now!
Where? Various Venues across East London
When? 23 - 24 April
DIY Magazine present their very own festival DIY Alive - a weekend of live music, talks, workshops and more, bringing the spirit of DIY Magazine to the heart of East London. With artists performing including Shame, Lily Moore, Matt Maltese, Phoebe Green, and audiobooks, plus conversations with the legendary Baxter Dury and artist du jour Self Esteem! This is not one to be missed.
Where? Various Locations across the UK
When? May – September
Why not treat your little furry friend to a festival of their own? Created by dog-lovers for dog-lovers, DogFest is back for 2022 bigger and better than ever, with six festivals in different locations across the country! From activities like dog diving to hay bale racing, to sensational dog displays and training tips. Plus you get to meet a whole host of adorable dogs, is there anything better? Grab your tickets now.
Where? Ushaw Historic House, Dunham
When? 29 - 31 July
The North's largest open air metal festival is a brand new, innovative three day festival showcasing metal, heavy metal and hard rock bands in the stunning surroundings of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens in July. With 42 bands, over two stages and three days, Dominion is the place for metal and rock fans to gather and appreciate a weekend of fantastic music, atmosphere and people.
Where? Bristol and Nottingham
When? 28 – 29 May
Dot to Dot is returning on its usual bank holiday weekend to showcase emerging talent across Bristol and Nottingham’s city centre. With the first wave of artists including Squid, Ghetts, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, Baby Queen, Alfie Templeman, Jane Weaver and more, this year is set to be an unforgettable one. Grab your tickets and enjoy the buzz of the city going from venue to venue, catching your favourites and discovering new ones!
Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington
When? 10 - 12 June
The UK's premier rock festival is back this June in its spiritual home Donington Park ready for another year of rocking! 2022's festival is a stellar line-up as always, with legendary headliners Kiss, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro, plus plenty more of the world's most exciting bands in rock, pop-punk, hardcore and metal. Don't miss out on tickets, grabs yours now!
Where? Lee Valley Showground, London
When? 27 August
Born out of the underground warehouse party movement, Eastern Electrics has been celebrating the ethos of raving culture and adventurism for the past 10 years. As it celebrates its 10th birthday, they've locked in a ridiculous line-up featuring Seth Troxler, Green Velvet, Horse Meat Disco, RPR Soundsystem and more. Last year tickets sold out in a flash, so set yourself a reminder now ahead of the on sale on Friday 1st April - don't say we didn't warn you!
Where? Leeds Stylus and Brudenell Social Club
When? 30 April
This all day event set across three stages will be hosting some of the most exciting acts from the world of post-punk, noise, garage rock and outsider indie. Featuring the likes of Squid, The Big Moon, Goat Girl, Pip Blom, Peaness, Far Caspian and more, this one is set to be the perfect start to your festival season.
Where? Alexandra Palace London
When? 24 July
This one-day festival with an artistic scope includes singer-songwriters, genre-defying acts and contemporary sounds - in addition to powerful live sets from leading international names, the event will feature DJ sets, workshops, talks and readings, delicious food, bars, and more! What more could you want for a summers day?
Where? Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula
When? 16 July
Following two outstanding years as a multi venue urban London festival, Innervisions Festival returns in 2022 with a new home - Magazine London on the Greenwich Peninsula which is opposite North Greenwich tube. The site hosts two live music arenas, one indoor and one outdoor with the usual range of music styles for which Innervisions Festival is celebrated - you can get your fill of soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, gospel, dub, blues, fusion, latin, disco and more!
Where? Hounslow Hall, Milton Keynes
When? 15 - 17 July
After an unforeseen break due to the pandemic, Into The Wild is returning 15-17 July 2022! Into the Wild is an intimate festival set in the stunning English countryside, just an hour north of London. Their mantra is simple. To create a weekend long party in a beautiful location with the best in music, food & drink from across the country (oh and hot showers - they believe in free hot showers and nice toilets for all!)
Where? London TBC, London
When? 18 - 19 June
Junction 2 finally returns to London for the first time since 2019 in one of the most anticipated events of 2022! The line-up this year includes Four Tet, Cromby, Willow and loads more. This year, the festival's focus is on rebirth and growth, as Junction 2 finally delivers its first festival in 3 years. Tickets are on sale now!
Where? Alexandra Park & Palace
When? 23 July
Kaleidoscope is a summer celebration in the capital like no other. It’s set atop a hill within 196 acres of parkland offering the best panoramic views across the city. With music from Orbital, Happy Mondays, Craig Charles and many more this is one that doesn’t want to be missed.
Where? Kirtlington Park, Oxford
When? 10 - 12 June
This brand-new festival of ideas and music is bringing together a pioneering line-up of musicians, comedians, artists, writers, activists, and thinkers across seven unique stages. On the music side you can catch performances from Grace Jones, Tom Misch, Self Esteem, Baxter Dury and more. Plus you can hear conversations from a wide range of very special guests! This unique weekend is going to be a special one, grab your tickets now.
Where? Henham Park, Suffolk
When? 21 - 24 July
Latitude is returning this summer with some of the hottest talent in the world right now. Headliners Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Snow Patrol lead a line-up of some of the best live music on offer including Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz, Fontaines D.C., Manic Street Preachers, Self Esteem and many more! You can also expect some incredible comedy on offer too with the likes of Russell Howard, Rosie Jones, David O'Doherty and plenty others appearing over the weekend. This festival is a fan favourite every year, so what are you waiting for? Book now!
Where? Temple Newsam, Leeds
When? 4 June
Live At Leeds in the Park will feature an abundance of fresh names including The Vaccines, The Snuts, Holly Humberstone, Sports Team, Dream Wife, Alfie Templeman and The Lounge Society. These are just a few of the acts who will be descending upon the famous Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on Saturday 4th June, to join previously announced headliner Bombay Bicycle Club as well as Arlo Parks, Easy Life and Sea Girls for a day of indie and alternative festival frolics.
Where? Various City Centre Venues, Wakefield
When? 11 June
Long Division Festival is an award winning metropolitan festival that places the best emerging grassroots artists alongside legends of indie and DIY. This year you can catch Sea Power, Field Music, Life, Haiku Salut and more to be announced. Long Division will be, as ever, the best kind of mixtape; artists you love + your next great find!
Where? Glynde Place, East Sussex
When? 1 - 3 July
This unique three-day jazz Festival includes a spectrum of musical styles adjacent to jazz, such as funk, soul, blues and hip-hop. The line-up for 2022 sees the likes of TLC, Erykah Badu, Tom Misch, Sister Sledge and a whole heap of soulful artists. Not only will the music make you feel like you’re floating, but you can also go for a swim, escape the hustle and bustle on a hill walk or go do some yoga! Whatever your vibe, you can find your escape at Love Supreme.
Where? Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton
When? 30 July
Returning for its eighth year, in its brand new venue, the Midlands' most loved music festival will be boasting more stages than ever before. With an insane line-up covering bassline, drum & bass, hip hop, rap, reggae, disco, house and tech, seeing the likes of AJ Tracey, Pa Salieu, Ms Banks, Andy C, DJ EZ, Nicky Blackmarket and so many more performing across the day, this definitely looks like another bumper event. Don't miss out, grab your tickets now!
Where? Lee Valley Showground, London
When? 28 August
Maiden Voyage Festival will return to London’s Lee Valley Showground in 2022 with their biggest and most eclectic line up yet. With acts like Lord Apex, Floorplan, Jayda G plus loads more, we couldn't think of a better way to spend our bank holiday Sunday. Picture fresh jazz, hip hop, electronic, soul, world music, techno, house, and more performed by both local and international talent as you sip a cold pint in the hot summer sun. Beautiful.
Where? Beckenham Place Park, London
When? 10 September
Returning to the beautiful parkland of Beckenham Place Park this September, this one day festival has a backyard feel and a bracing line-up, bringing together a broad spectrum of music lovers to celebrate how London makes you feel! Bending and blending genres such as jazz, house, afro, dub, and jungle, performers include Kojey Radical, The Blessed Madonna, Joy Orbison, ENNY, LTJ Bukem and so many more incredible acts. You can also find London's finest street food vendors, a wide selection of drinks, plus plenty of entertainment for children with an immersive theatre, installations and more!
Where? Shepton Mallet, Bristol
When? 7 - 10 July
This four day festival of music, street art, skating and BMX is back this summer after two years off with a belter of a weekend in store for you. The UK’s only professional action sport and music festival, their line-up includes plenty of sports competitions in Skate, BMX, Inline and Fmx with some of the biggest names in the scene, plus performances from the best names in drum and bass, hip-hop, grime, garage and house! What more could you want?
Where? Earlham Park, Norwich
When? 29 May
If a one day festival is more your thing, then Neck Of the Woods could be perfect for you. Hosting a line-up filled with the best and brightest alternative sounds around, Neck Of The Woods takes place in Earlham Park, Norwich, and already has some big names on the line-up including The Kooks, DMA's, Sea Girls, Dodie and The Snuts with plenty more to be announced. In addition to the music, boutique street food stands and bars across the site will be catering to all needs from day till dusk!
Where? Victoria Park, Warrington
When? 28 – 29 May
The North West’s biggest indie festival is back this May with an incredible line-up spread out over Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. Catch headliners Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms, plus Manic Street Preachers, Becky Hill, Wet Leg, DMA’s, Inhaler and so many more artists making waves in the scene. Alongside the music there is a hub of local concessions, and a unique community feel!
Where? Temple Newsam, Leeds
When? 9 July
After their next level 2021 debut, Newsam Park 2022 promises to be even bigger and better! With confirmed headliners including Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Mall Grab, Jayda G, Folamour, Dan Shake, Chaos in the CBD, Djoko, Chris Stussy and more, this is not one to be missed. Plus for this weekend only (25-28 March) you can grab your tickets without the booking fee, don't miss out, grab yours now!
Where? Canada Fields Park, Northallerton
When? 13 - 15 August
Music fans will be transported from North Yorkshire to Ibiza this summer thanks to a stellar line-up at Northallerton's first ever festival. Featuring live entertainment, a variety of attractions for all the family, and a whole host of street food and drink on offer, there is something for everyone at this three day extravaganza. With its opening night celebrating the sound of Ibiza, music lovers can also enjoy performances from Toploader, The Hoosiers, Lawson and more over the rest of the weekend!
Where? Euston Hall, Suffolk
When? 2 - 4 June
Red Rooster festival celebrates the best in cajun, soul, rock n roll, blues, roots and country, all in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. This year Seasick Steve, Nick Waterhouse, Elles Bailey and many more come to Suffolk, with the Sheepdogs making their Rooster debut.
Where? Wadebridge, Cornwall
When? 29 - 31 July
The food and music festival on the camel estuary in Cornwall is set to be teaming up with Jack Stein to curate a food line-up unlike any other, alongside music from artists such as Happy Mondays, Laura Mvula, Passenger, Huey Morgan DJ set, Jade Bird and Rae Morris. A perfect summer weekend for all the family.
Where? Crich Tramway Village, Crich
When? 11 June
SIGNALS one-day festival takes place in a unique and intriguing venue set deep in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment to fuel your senses with an innovative schedule of activity suitable for all ages. The line-up for this unique festival includes The Charlatans, The Cribs and Tim Burgess, plus other activities including a woodland walk and sculpture trail, food glade and forest bars and plenty more. Everyone will feel welcome as a liberal sense of fun engulfs this very special site for the day!
Where? Temple Newsam and Hatfield Park
When? 3 – 4 June
The go to festival to get your rock, pop-punk, emo and alternative music fix, Slam Dunk is back in Temple Newsam (3rd June) and Hatfield Park (4th June) for another whirlwind weekend. Post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire were amongst the first names announced, and have since been joined by Neck Deep, The Dropkick Murphys, Deaf Havana, The Wonder Years and more. Tickets are on sale now!
Where? Crystal Palace Bowl
When? 29 July – 21 August
South Facing Festival is an incredible series of open-air concerts with a round of show-stopping events in the heart of South London. This year we’ll see the likes of Jungle, London Grammar, Kamasi Washington, Bombay Bicycle Club, Becky Hill and many more! It promises to be one to remember.
Where? Wollaton Park, Nottingham
When? 23 – 24 July 2022
Splendour in Nottingham is coming back bigger than ever this year, expanding its festivities to include a second day! Across the weekend you can see performances from Richard Ashcroft and Anne-Marie, plus sets from other huge names including Supergrass, Craig David presents TS5, Razorlight, The Vamps, Ocean Colour Scene and more. The perfect day out for you, your family and your friends set within the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Park!
Where? Various Venues, Edinburgh & Glasgow
When? 30 April - 1 May
Scotland’s original and most loved multi-venue festival is back this spring with an exciting and diverse lineup featuring Let’s Eat Grandma, Dream Wife, Protomartyr, Liz Lawrence and many more. There is no better way to spend the bank holiday weekend than listening to some incredible music around a buzzing city.
When? 2 - 4 September
This UK bass and pop music festival brings some of the best artists in the scene to it's home at the Norfolk Showground; this year sees AJ Tracey, Sean Paul, Wilkinson and many more. Beyond the music, festival-goers will also have the chance to explore the festival's magical woodland, immersing themselves in quirky art installations or riding high at the funfair!
Where? Stanford Hall Leicestershire
When? 26 - 28 August
The Long Road festival is a slice of America right here in the UK. This festival of country, Americana and roots has a bounty of country icons, breaking music and alternative sounds. With a line-up including Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, Brandy Clark, and so many other activities to get involved in like the car and bike show.
Where? West Park, Wolverhampton
When? 28 - 29 May
Wolverhampton's first ever Utilita Creation Day Festival is the place to be to catch a line-up of legendary and current bands. Boasting performances from the likes of IDLES, Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen, Friendly Fires and plenty more, Utilita Creation Day is a new venture for the city, and forms part of City of Wolverhampton Council's commitment to offer high-profile events for visitors. Tickets for Utilita Creation Day Festival are on sale now!
Where? Brockwell Park, London
When? 27 - 28 May
Wide Awake is expanding to two days next year, giving you even more opportunities to see some of your favourite artists live across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz and more! Bicep are headlining the first day, which has an emphasis on electronica including the likes of Caribou, Leon Vynehall, Working Men's Club and Loraine James. Onto the second day, we see Primal Scream playing Screamdelica in full live! You can also catch Boy Harsher, Conan Mockasin, Floating Points, Kevin Borby and more.
Where? London & Birmingham
When? 1 - 3 July & 8 - 10 July
Catch ASAP Rocky, J.Cole, Tyler, The Creator, Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj, Dave and many more across the UK this summer at Wireless Festival! Now taking place at Crystal Palace Park, Finsbury Park and Outdoor at the NEC Birmingham, a diverse line-up joins the headliners across various sites. Special guests and more acts are set to be announced in due course and tickets are already selling fast so be sure to grab your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
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