Before we know it, the late summer and autumn festivals will be fast approaching, so, to avoid risking FOMO when they quickly come around, we've pulled together a list of some you won't want to miss. Get these dates secured in your calendar and book your tickets before they sell out - there's something for everyone!
When? 11-14 August
Where? Walton on Trent
Bloodstock is the ultimate festival destination for metalheads. Alongside the incredible line-up including headliners Behemoth, Mercyful Fate and Lamb of God, you'll also be able to enjoy the likes of the RAM Gallery and so much more throughout the weekend. Make sure you grab a ticket today, and you might leave with some incredible artwork as a memento!
When? 20 August
The first SIZE? Sessions Festival is taking place in the iconic O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Bringing music lovers and sneaker enthusiasts together, with an impressive line-up. See the likes of rising star AJ Tracey, Nines, Knucks, Miraa May, Comfy and so many more. You don't want to miss this, grab yourself a ticket.
When? 18- 21 August
Founded and managed by the band The Levellers, Beautiful Days is set to play host to a variety of bands and artists - see The Dandy Warhols, The Specials, Maximo Park, Katy J Pearson and so many more. Alongside the acts, the festival has several stages, art installations, a huge children’s area, family camping and real ale bars. Come & have a Beautiful Day in Exeter.
When? 20 - 21 August
Where? Country Durham
This year’s festival will have 5 stages featuring the best DJs and artists from around the world, as well as highlighting rising stars and homegrown Northeast talent. Acts such as Stereophonics, Jake Bugg, Seasick Steve, The Night Café, The Specials, Becky Hill, The Proclaimers and Ella Eyre, make Hardwick Festival seem unmissable.
When? 30 August – 1 September
Escape to the idyllic countryside Home Farm for unforgettable live music experiences. Set in woodland on the outskirts of London, it offers a rare opportunity to see some of your favourite musicians perform stripped-back sets to audiences of only 250 people, making each event incredibly personal. Enjoy dinner around a huge oak tree before following the fairy-lit trail to the woodland stage. This summer’s series features shows from Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Bear’s Den and more.
When? 26-28 August
Making a grand return this August for a bank holiday weekend filled with the finest array of American sights, experiences, tastes and sounds, The Long Road is the place to be. Get your fill of country music with acts such as Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, Sara Evans and more!
When? 26-28 August
With SEVEN magical festivals all in ONE, cinch presents CarFest is set to be the ultimate family fundraising festival of the year. Enter the world of CarFest, FoodFest, StarFest, SpaFest, AdventureFest, RetroFest and KidsFest, for a whole host of activities in each Fest to fill your days, with everyone coming together each evening in the main arena for a night packed with top performances from the latest and greatest hitmakers.
When? 25-28 August
Taking place across the August bank holiday weekend, this promises to be one to remember. For their twenty-five-year anniversary celebration in the North, they've locked in an insane line-up. With David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, and so many more, this is not one to be missed.
When? 25-28 August
We Out Here celebrates the elements of UK club culture, and the community that surrounds it. Joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond. The festival sees legendary icons, genre-spanning DJs and young improvisers alike for four days of music in one of the UK’s most beautiful, landscaped festival sites.
When? 28 August
Join us at Nottingham’s beautiful Arboretum park in the heart of the city, to see some of the UK’s most exciting acts playing stripped-back sets live from the bespoke bandstand on the Summer Bank Holiday Sunday. Expect performances from She Drew The Gun, Will Varley, Holy Moly & The Crackers, not to mention a set from Beans On Toast himself and more! It's a perfect day out.
When? 1-3 September
Held on the same days as the neighbouring Cala Mijas festival; with a few of the same acts covering both festivals. Kalorama has editions such as The Chemical Brothers, Ornatos Violeta, Moderat, and Peaches. Soak up the last of the summer sun alongside some of your favourite acts, don’t miss out!
When? 1-3 September
The first edition of Cala Mijas Festival 2022, consists of top international and local acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher, Kraftwerk, Blossoms and Chet Faker, to name a few. Cling onto the last weekend of summer at this three-day event, enjoy live music, visit the beach and watch the town change When The Sun Goes Down.
When? 3 September
The UK’s leading one-day psychedelic music and arts festival has an incredible line-up for it’s ninth and biggest edition! Taking over Manchester’s Albert Hall, O2 Ritz, RNCM, Gorilla, Deaf Institute and YES. Enjoy a full day of incredible live music, DJs, arts, food and drink. See acclaimed lo-fi star Kurt Vile & The Violators, Liverpool heroes The Coral, fast-rising rock experimenters black midi, and many, many more.
When? 3-4 September
This new 2-day music festival will feature Jamie xx and The Chemical Brothers, alongside a number of other world-class artists including Charli XCX, Little Simz, Self Esteem, and more. Bristol is the place to be!
Where? Various locations
At Pub In The Park you can join some of the best chefs from across the UK for the biggest celebration of food and music this summer! Enjoy award-winning restaurants and live music from the likes of Lightning Seeds, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, The Human League and many more in Chiswick, St. Albans and Brighton throughout September.
When? 16-18 September
Music and arts fill the street in this whole town takeover! Expect international headline artists such as Lightning Seeds, Reef, Soul II Soul, Those Damn Crows and many more on the main stage on the beach, plus a new beach venue in the festival arena. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind thee-day festival!
When? 1 October
Manchester’s best and biggest multi-venue festival is not to be missed! The event will be headlined by The Snuts, Everything Everything and alternative quartet Sundara Karma. They will be joined by a host of emerging talent, including fast-rising newcomers Alfie Templeman, Baby Queen and Dylan, with many more acts still to be announced.
When? 8 October
Middlesbrough's award-winning multi-venue music festival is set to return, featuring emerging artists such as Benefits, Swim School, The Royston Club, Prima Queen, Panic Shack, and more. With all of the venues less than a five-minute walk from one another, it makes it super easy to navigate around!
When? 15 October
This is the North’s leading festival for emerging talent, making it the perfect place to discover your new favourite band or artist! Come see Pale Waves, Palace, Thomas Headon, Working Men's Club, Sea Power and lots of unmissable, new artists. Book your tickets now!
When? 30 October
This year will see performances from the much-loved indie trio The Wombats with support from Bedford's own rising star Alfie Templeman. See the shows on a custom-built, 3-storey, sugar skull-themed stage, alongside a host of spectacular, immersive Halloween entertainment! Tickets for this incredible event are available now.
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