Best 65 Music Festivals in the UK for 2018

The UK music festival scene is a cornucopia of delights with massive downtown city celebrations along with independent boutique fests, found tucked away in woodland paradises. Go headbanging at Download, go dancing at Creamfields, or go back to nature at Electric Fields.

For such a small region, the UK packs in a stunning number of music festivals each season. The MFW crew has selected our favorites, along with the following guide highlighting headliners, dates, and poster artwork.

Liverpool Sound City 2018

When: May 5-6, 2018

Where: Liverpool, UK

 

The Scene: Kicking off the UK’s festival season for over a decade, Liverpool Sound City embraces the spirit of the underground showcasing the next generation of talent. With 250+ artists playing across the historic Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, expect to see wild shows along with world-class headliners. Sound City mixes up everything including grime, electronica, indie, psych, rock, pop and much more.

 

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More Info: Liverpool Sound City 2018 Website

The Great Escape 2018

When: May 17-19, 2018

Where: Brighton, UK

 

The Scene: This Brighton showcase extravaganza, founded in 2016, brings in 400+ artists to 30+ venues for a weekend of musical discovery. Spotlight shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations are just a part of a packed weekend of new music.

 

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More Info: The Great Escape 2018 Website

All Points East Festival 2018

When: May 25-June 3, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: All Points is a brand new 10-day event that takes place in East London’s Victoria Park. It all kicks off with an epic 3-day music festival with a jaw-dropping lineup, plenty of community focused midweek entertainment, and a second full weekend of APE Presents headline shows.

 

 

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More Info: All Points East Festival 2018 Website

The Biggest Weekend 2018

When: May 25-28, 2018

Where: UK Various Locations

 

The Scene: Filling the gaping hole left by Glastonbury taking a year off, comes this brand new festival from BBC Music. The Biggest Weekend will bring an all-star roster of music to four cities in four nations (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) over a single weekend. There’s 170,000 total tickets up for sale so move quick — this is the only year this event will happen!

 

 

More Info: The Biggest Weekend 2018 Website

Neighbourhood Weekender 2018

When: May 26-27, 2018

Where: Warrington, UK

 

The Scene: This new two-day indie music festival will take place in Manchester’s Victoria Park this summer. Produced by the same folks who put on Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, expect plenty of the biggest bands along with the hottest new talent.

 

 

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More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2018 Website

Dot to Dot UK 2018

When: May 25-27, 2018

Where: Manchester/Bristol/Nottingham, UK

 

The Scene: This traveling UK festival features the best up and comers in the region with alumni including The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, and Courtney Barnett. The metropolitan festival moves each day over the weekend from Manchester to Bristol to Nottingham, utilizing the best venues across all three cities.

 

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More Info: Dot to Dot UK 2018 Website

Bearded Theory Festival 2018

When: May 24-27, 2018

Where: Derbyshire, UK

 

The Scene: The multi-award winning and family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory, comes together for their Spring Gathering during the May bank holiday weekend. Besides the eclectic music lineup and children’s activities, the festival also hosts a World Record Attempt for the Largest Number of People Wearing False Beards.

 

 

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More Info: Bearded Theory Festival 2018 Website

Common People 2018

When: May 26-27, 2018

Where: Oxford/Southampton, UK

 

The Scene: From the organizers of the ground-breaking Bestival, comes this laid back weekender with two locations in Oxford and Southampton. Both festivals operate under the three pillars of music, art, and community giving Common People a vibe all its own.

 

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More Info: Common People 2018 Website

We Are FSTVL 2018

When: May 26-28. 2017

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: After a standout debut in 2013, the award winning We Are FESTVL continues to evolve into one of the UK’s most popular electronic festivals. Taking place over the May bank holiday weekend, hundreds of international DJs descend upon the aptly named Airfield of Dreams (just east on London) to play on more than 15 custom stages. After five years, they’ve even been able to add camping to the bill.

 

 

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More Info: We Are FSTVL 2018 Website

Wychwood Festival 2018

When: June 1-3, 2018

Where: Cheltenham, UK

 

The Scene: One of the premier family festivals of the season, Wychwood boasts over 100 workshops for kids of all ages along with 4 stages of music. There’s also a comedy stage, a kid’s literature festival, a real ale festival, The Headphone Disco every night, great food, optional idyllic camping, and loads more.

 

 

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More Info: Wychwood Festival 2018 Website

Field Day Festival 2018

When: June 1-2, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: In the packed London festival scene, Field Day continues to stand apart from the crowd each summer in Victoria Park. The outdoor festival has sold out every year since its inception in 2007 — no wonder since Field Day’s alumni include Pixies, Metronomy, Animal Collective, Disclosure, Patti Smith, FKA Twigs, Savages, Of Montreal, and Run the Jewels. This bounty of indie rock also boasts the infamous Village Mentality which features a wry mix of team games, DIY side stalls, and competitive eating!

 

 

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More Info: Field Day Festival 2018 Website

Camden Rocks 2018

When: June 2, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: For a single day in spring, the city of Camden goes off with a massive showcase festival. There’s 200+ bands playing at over 20+ venues with one ticket providing access to everything. Camden Rocks is an ideal place to catch the latest emerging acts in the UK scene.

 

 

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More Info: Camden Rocks 2018 Website

The Eden Festival 2018

When: June 7-10, 2018

Where: Moffat, Scotland

 

The Scene: Are you ready for a Scottish dance adventure? The boutique Eden Festival, set in the stunning Raehills Meadows, hosts 12 stages of sounds and experiences. 300+ artists are present in a dizzying array of electrifying performances which showcase fresh music and an energetic vibe.

 

 

More Info: The Eden Festival 2018 Website

Gottwood Festival 2018

When: June 7-10, 2018

Where: Anglesey, Wales

 

The Scene: Open your festival heart to the next chapter of Gottwood. A well-kept secret with a real kick, the buzz heavy Gottwood Festival’s annual celebration of the electronic underground makes an indelible impression. Located on the breathtaking Isle of Anglesey, this chill venue boasts lake and forest views along with some of prettiest sunsets in the UK festival scene.

 

 

More Info: Gottwood Festival 2018 Website

Lemonfest 2018

When: June 8-9, 2018

Where: Newton Abbot, UK

 

The Scene: Founded by childhood friends, The fiercely independent Lemonfest continues to expand. It now features six stages, including one for local acts, a dance arena, a drum & bass stage, and a stage just for acoustic chilling. Previous acts include well-known UK artists like Ben Howard, Lucy Rose, Dub Pistols, Alabama 3, Hot 8 Brass Band, and Beardyman.

 

 

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More Info: Lemonfest 2018 Website

Download Festival 2018

When: June 8-10, 2018

Where: Donington Park, UK

 

The Scene: It’s loud. It’s crazy. Download isn’t pretty and the metal fans that make the annual pilgrimage to the spiritual home of rock in Dongington Park wouldn’t have it any other way. The largest rock and metal festival in the UK has featured genre legends like Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, Motörhead, and System of a Down.

 

 

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More Info: Download Festival 2018 Website

Junction 2 Festival 2018

When: June 9, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: This London techno festival is held at Boston Manor Park for a single day of beats from the top artists of the genre. Junction 2 merges the natural beauty of green fields and woodland pathways with striking industrial features that make the site iconic. With a promise of great sound and an obsessive attention to detail along with a no VIP policy, this festival continues its amazing journey.

 

 

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More Info: Junction 2 Festival 2018 Website

Parklife Festival 2018

When: June 9-10, 2018

Where: Manchester, UK

 

The Scene: One of the most popular fests in the northwest of the UK, Parklife delivers a massive party to Manchester. Teaming up with some of the top clubbing brands in the world, each stage has its own unique flavor. In total, there’s 16 stages of music fronted by some of the biggest bands in the world.

 

 

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More Info: Parklife Festival 2018 Website

Isle of Wight Festival 2018

When: June 21-24, 2018

Where: Isle of Wight, UK

 

The Scene: The legendary Isle of Wight Festival is the traditional kick-off to the UK summer festival season. Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock started in 1968 and has hosted rock and roll royalty like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and Coldplay.

 

 

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More Info: Isle of Wight Festival 2018 Website

Black Deer Festival 2018

When: June 22-24, 2018

Where: Eridge Park, Kent

 

The Scene: Black Deer aims to bring a dose of real Americana and country music to the UK. The new festival promises to bring a compelling blend of passion, experience, and love with wholesome food & drink, artisan wares, custom-built motorcycles, and the music that inspires this love affair.

 

 

More Info: Black Deer Festival 2018 Website

Love Supreme Festival 2018

When: June 29-July 1, 2018

Where: Lewes, UK

 

The Scene: The UK’s only camping jazz festival, Love Supreme combines a classic jazz lineup mixed with the spirit of the UK festival scene. Big names are on the bill each year mixed with engaging acts pushing the limits of jazz, along with artists from the world of blues, funk, fusion, and soul.

 

 

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More Info: Love Supreme Festival 2018 Website

El Dorado Festival 2018

When: June 29-July 2, 2017

Where: Ledbury, UK

 

The Scene: Discover the mysteries of El Dorado, a British boutique festival birthed from the creators of Cirque Du Soul. The varied forms of dance music all come together on the magical venue of Ledbury’s Eastnor Castle. ‘Leave your inhibitions at the gates for your summer days will be filled with fun and games and when the sun sets and the moon begins to shine the bizarre and wonderful will let loose on the city of gold.’

 

 

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More Info: El Dorado Festival 2018 Website

TRNSMT Festival 2018

When: June 29-July 8, 2018

Where: Glasgow, Scotland

 

The Scene: Scotland’s newest mega-festival moved into Glasgow to fill the void left by the legendary T in the Park. Now stretching over two weekends, TRNSMT has already made a name for itself by assembling a world-class roster of talent along with multiple UK exclusives.

 

 

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More Info: TRNSMT Festival 2018 Website

Blissfields Presents Blisscamp 2018

When: July 5-7, 2018

Where: Hampshire, UK

 

The Scene: The organizers behind the iconic Blissfields are turning back the clock this year to invoke the ‘carefree party atmosphere we first ignited when we first invited our friends round for a few drinks and a singsong around a campfire.’ Blisscamp promises all the juiciest parts of Blissfields at the Vicarage Farm in Winchester. The areas and stages are condensed down into a best of Blissfields experience with some of the best in electronic music today.

 

 

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More Info: Blissfields Presents Blisscamp 2018 Website

NASS Festival 2018

When: July 5-8, 2018

Where: Shepton Mallet, UK

 

The Scene: It’s action sports meets a rave when they hard-partying NASS Festival comes to the south-west of England. Dance down at the warehouse party, mosh at the main stage, or check out world class BMXers, inline skaters, and skateboarders.

 

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More Info: NASS Festival 2018 Website

Farr Festival 2018

When: July 5-8, 2018

Where: Baldock, UK

 

The Scene: Now expanded to four days with a new Sunday addition, Farr Festival brings a magical dance adventure to the Bygrave Woods in the UK. The uninhabited forest is a tranquil area, perfect for grooving away to some of the best acts in the UK. Alumni include Todd Terje, Booka Shade, NAO, Omar-S, Floating Points, John Talabot, Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Midland, Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, and DJ Koze.

 

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Noisily Festival 2018

When: July 5-8, 2018

Where: Leicestershire, UK

 

The Scene: Offering an alternative to mainstream festival culture, the inclusive Noisily festival is a haven ‘where underground music thrives and self expression flourishes.’ Capping attendance at under 5000 attendees, Nosily keeps the vibes tight with three main stages, hidden venues, two satellite stages, and a policy that every attendee is a VIP.

 

 

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More Info: Noisily Festival 2018 Website

2000trees 2018

When: July 12-14, 2018

Where: Gloucestershire, UK

 

The Scene: This independent festival brings together the best of new and underground British music every July. The three-day extravaganza is set in the stunning Cotswold Hills. 2000trees promises no genre distinction, with the caveat ‘that most of the bands do tend to hold guitars.’

 

 

More Info: 2000trees 2018 Website

Wireless Festival 2018

When: July 6-8, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: It’s London’s ultimate summer music festival. Every year, the Wireless Festival brings an epic-sized lineup to Finsbury Park with past artists including New Order, The Strokes, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Morrisey, Kanye West, and LCD Soundsystem.

 

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More Info: Wireless Festival 2018 Website

British Summer Time 2018

When: July 6-15, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: For two straight weekends, British Summer Time holds a series of concerts in London’s Hyde Park. Some of the biggest names in the world like The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Blur, The Strokes, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, and Kings of Leon, have been on the lineup.

 

 

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More Info: British Summer Time 2018 Website

Latitude Festival 2018

When: July 12-15, 2018

Where: Suffolk, UK

 

The Scene: The pioneering Latitude festival is of the UK’s favorite mega-festivals. The world class lineup is mixed with comedy, literature, poetry, and theater — all set in the fairytale setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside. One of the highlights of the festival season, Latitude is sure to have something for everyone.

 

 

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More Info: Latitude Festival 2018 Website

Lovebox 2018

When: July 13-14, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: Held in London’s Gunnersbury Park, Lovebox is a celebration of the best of British and international music, dance, and the arts. Founded by DJs Groove Armada, Lovebox pushes out a world-class lineup of electronic and dance music or as they call it – flamboyant mayhem.

 

 

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More Info: Lovebox 2018 Website

Cornbury Music Festival 2018

When: July 13-15, 2018

Where: Oxfordshire, UK

 

The Scene: The Cornbury Festival describes itself as ‘a one-of-a-kind festival: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family set in the heart of the Cotswolds.’ The festival prides itself as having something for everyone across its 4 stages and magical children’s area. There’s even a vintage mobile cinema, disco shed, and relaxing therapy and massage zone.

 

 

More Info: Cornbury Music Festival 2018 Website

The Beat-Herder Festival 2018

When: July 13-15, 2018

Where: Ribble Valley, UK

 

The Scene: Back in 2006, the Beat-Herder Festival saw 1200 festies. Since then it has grown to a colossal creation of 16 additional areas for music, 14 bars, fairgrounds, 40+ stalls, and thousands upon thousands of devoted fans. ‘Built on unconditional love and the tireless efforts of many,’ Beat-Herder prides itself on the magical atmosphere.

 

 

More Info: The Beat-Herder Festival 2018 Website

Citadel Festival 2018

When: July 15, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: This all day indie rock bonanza is one of UK’s most popular single day fests. Taking place the day after the iconic Lovebox Festival, the sister festivals give Londoners a solid weekend of music.

 

 

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More Info: Citadel Festival 2018 Website

Bluedot Festival 2018

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Jodrell Bank, UK

 

The Scene: Leave the festival fantasy world behind and embark on the Bluedot experience. The award-winning Bluedot is an ‘intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space.’ Taking place on the grounds of a deep space observatory, the festival combines an out-of-this-world lineup with a pioneering program of live science, experiments, and expert talks.

 

 

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More Info: Bluedot Festival 2018 Website

Larmer Tree 2018

When: July 19-22, 2018

Where: Salisbury, UK

 

The Scene: For more than 25 years, Larmer Tree has been celebrating the independent UK festival scene like few others. 5000 fans a day fill the grounds of Larmer Tree Gardens each day, taking in music acts across six stages, along with comedy and activities for children of all ages.

 

 

More Info: Larmer Tree 2018 Website

Truck Festival 2018

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Oxfordshire, UK

 

The Scene: Formed in 1998 after finding mainstream festivals too commercial, the anti-major Truck Festival finds itself expanding to four days, adding a Thursday schedule to the lineup. The tranquil Hill Farm venue in the pretty Oxfordshire countryside hosts some of the biggest and best emerging artists in the UK across six wonderfully curated stages.

 

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More Info: Truck Festival 2018 Website

Penn Festival 2018

When: July 20-21, 2018

Where: Buckinghamshire UK

 

The Scene: A family friendly weekend welcomes festies of all ages to PennFest in Buckinghamshire. The picturesque village of Penn Street hosts an impressive array of contemporary and established performers, creative workshops, and a global artisan market, all lovingly crafted together to create a perfect event for the whole family.

 

 

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Deer Shed Festival 2018

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Topcliffe, UK

 

The Scene: The UK’s ultimate family festival, Deer Shed is fun for everyone at Baldersby Park in North Yorkshire. There’s plenty here to keep everyone entertained, with a deep lineup of music, science tents full of experiments, plenty of sports activities, and much more festival fun. There’s all kinds of camping options including vintage tents, yurts, and tipis, if you don’t feel like setting up your own site.

 

 

More Info: Deer Shed Festival 2018 Website

Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2018

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Herefordshire, UK

 

The Scene: Tucked away in the rolling hills of Herfordshire, Nozstock The Hidden Valley, is a delightful boutique festival in the UK. The weekend odyssey makes its home on a beautiful working farm filled with eccentric festies, winding forest paths, and relaxed campgrounds. Come prepared for a lineup of pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, house, and a whole lot more, along with a fresh festival theme each year.

 

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More Info: Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2018 Website

Tramlines 2018

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Sheffield, UK

 

The Scene: After ten years, Tramlines moves to a new home new home in Hillsborough Park outside of Sheffield. The city’s biggest and longest running city music festival has welcomed artists like Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, The Libertines, Metronomy, Sister Sledge, The Cribs, Parliament-Funkadelic, Katy B, alt-J, the xx, and AlunaGeorge.

 

 

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More Info: Tramlines 2018 Website

Camp Bestival 2018

When: July 26-29, 2018

Where: Dorset, UK

 

The Scene: It’s summer camp for both kids and adults when the legendary Bestival delivers their unique spin on the family-friendly festival. The multi-award winning Camp Bestival combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday. Set on the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment.

 

 

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More Info: Camp Bestival 2018 Website

Kendal Calling 2018

When: July 26-29, 2018

Where: Cumbria, UK

 

The Scene: Set in the picturesque Lake District and featuring a giant lineup including huge headliners, Kendal Calling is a true fan favorite of the UK summertime. Move quick, this amazing weekend of music, art, comedy, food, and drink sells out every year.

 

 

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Standon Calling 2018

When: July 26-29, 2018

Where: Standon, UK

 

The Scene: Each summer, Standon Calling tells a new story, bringing their garden party to life with a themed world that has included monsters, the circus, and legends of the lost sees. Across four fun-filled days you’ll hear music from the acts you love and the very best in emerging talent. Savor incredible food, dance until the early hours, enjoy an abundance of family activities, lounge by the pool, luxuriate in a hot tub, or relax with a massage.

 

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More Info: Standon Calling 2018 Website

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2018

When: August 2-4, 2018

Where: Beauly, Scotland

 

The Scene: Head to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend of music and fun at the Tartan Heart Festival. This three day camping festival features a wild range of music from national acts on the main stage to an amazing array of traditional talent on the Grassroots stage. There’s so much to do here besides the music like comedy, wrestling, poetry readings, movie sing-a-longs, art presentations, and whisky tastings.

 

 

More Info: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2018 Website

Eastern Electrics 2018

When: August 4, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: Undoubtedly one of the largest day festivals in the UK, Eastern Electrics serves up a hearty mix of underground house and techno. Born out of London’s warehouse party culture, this festival celebrates artists from the cutting edge to emerging acts.

 

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Leefest Presents Neverworld 2018

When: August 2-4, 2018

Where: Hever, Kent

 

The Scene: Dive into the Neverworld with this amazing festival just outside of London. Formerly started as a backyard bash called LeeFest, this British boutique fest has evolved into a themed wonderland of pirates, mermaids, and lost boys. Journey into the Neverworld for an unforgettable weekend.

 

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Wilderness Festival 2018

When: August 2-5, 2018

Where: Oxfordshire, UK

 

The Scene: The inspired Wilderness Festival welcomes festies to a British boutique experience in a stunning nature reserve. Everyone is invited to be part of a community and a celebration with a ‘vast and unique program that celebrates each art with equal significance.’ A truly unique summer festival in Oxfordshire.

 

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Boardmasters 2018

When: August 8-12, 2018

Where: Newquay, UK

 

The Scene: It’s a magical combination when competitive surfing joins up with a music festival on the beaches of Cornwall, the surfing mecca of the UK. Boardmasters mixes professional surfers with 50,000 festies a day along with an electronic and rock lineup.

 

 

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Bloodstock 2018

When: August 9-12, 2018

Where: Derbyshire, UK

 

The Scene: Over 100 international rock and metal acts descend on the peaceful village of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire for four days of mayhem. Bloodstock has earned a fan favorite reputation ‘by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.’

 

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Houghton Festival 2018

When: August 9-12, 2018

Where: Houghton, UK

 

The Scene: This celebration of music and art in the Norfolk countryside returns for another year. Produced by the team behind Gottwood, this utopia electronic retreat is a non-stop 72-hour party in a lush woodland estate.

 

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More Info: Houghton Festival 2018 Website

Boomtown Fair 2018

When: August 9-12, 2018

Where: Hampshire, UK

 

The Scene: ‘Boomtown rose up from the underground to become one of the UK’s wildest and most inspiring independent festivals. A sprawling metropolis and home to every species of creative miscreant, its thousands of citizens embark a journey of discovery, dancing through its labyrinthine streets and plazas on a non stop weekend joyride to a soundtrack of ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate, disco, electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, breaks, bass, jungle, techno and all in a spirit of unity and freedom!’

 

 

More Info: Boomtown Fair 2018 Website

Green Man Festival 2018

When: August 16-19, 2018

Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales

 

The Scene: Green Man is an independent festival held in Wales with a capacity of 20000 festies. The four-day event showcases lots of live music, film, comedy, theater, and poetry, across 17 stages.

 

 

More Info: Green Man Festival 2018 Website

RiZE Festival 2018

When: August 17-18, 2018

Where: Chelmsford, UK

 

The Scene: Rising up from the ashes of the V Festival, the brand new RiZe Festival brings together an exciting mix of the very best music from classic indie, pop, urban, dance and new upcoming talent across four stages. The two-day fest promises to be an incredible weekend of live music plus a huge hub of the best food and drink on the festival circuit.

 

 

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Beautiful Days 2018

When: August 17-19, 2018

Where: Devon, UK

 

The Scene: Beautiful Days, hosted by the Levellers, takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon. It’s a family music festival with five stages, spectacular site art, a huge children’s area in the center of the festival, comedy, theater, family camping, carefully selected food and craft stalls.

 

 

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Shambala Music Festival 2018

When: August 23-26, 2018

Where: Northamptonshire, UK

 

The Scene: An adventure in utopia, the Shambala Festival has been delivering creativity for over a decade. According to Shambala this festival is ‘a space to play, to reinvent, revitalize, and return to the world fueled-up on the beauty of being alive.’

 

 

More Info: Shambala Music Festival 2018 Website

Creamfields 2018

When: August 23-26, 2018

Where: Daresbury, UK

 

The Scene: With two decades spent at the forefront of electronic music, there’s not many festivals in the world that can compare to the behemoth that is Creamfields. The UK fests features 300 artists performing across a mind-blowing 30 stages with over 70,000 festies in attendance. Every summer, this four-day festival unleashes a lineup that covers the full spectrum of dance music.

 

 

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Leeds Festival 2018

When: August 23-26, 2018

Where: Leeds, UK

 

The Scene: It’s double the love when the dual weekend Reading and Leeds Festival arrive in late August. The mega-fests feature the same lineup in the same weekend in two different UK locations. The roster is always packed with one of the strongest rock and alternative schedules of the summer.

 

 

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More Info: Leeds Festival 2018 Website

Victorious Festival 2018

When: August 24-26, 2018

Where: Portsmouth, UK

 

The Scene: Victorious, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, takes place over August Bank Holiday Weekend. Featuring the best of British indie-rock, Victorious is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kids arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

 

 

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Lost Village 2018

When: August 23-26, 2018

Where: Lincolnshire, UK

 

The Scene: Deep in an abandoned woodland village, this intimate festival reveals a world-class lineup, tasty food, gut-busting comedy, creative workshops, and lakeside chilling. The immersive festival experience draws festies in with an event-wide narrative that features structured around an interactive theater performance.

 

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More Info: Lost Village 2018 Website

South West Four (SW4) 2018

When: August 25-26, 2018

Where: London, UK

 

The Scene: The Southwest Four Festival, nicknamed SW4, is an annual EDM festival that takes place in Clapham Commons, London, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

 

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Sundown Festival 2018

When: August 31-September 2, 2018

Where: Norwich, UK

 

The Scene: The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season with one last party in the sun, Sundown Festival hosts only the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts across a weekend of music and mayhem.

 

 

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Cool Britannia 2018

When: August 31- September 2, 2018

Where: Knebworth, UK

 

The Scene: The new Cool Britannia Festival debuts at the end of summer in Knebworth. The festival will also see the premiere of Britpop Classical, which will feature a full orchestra with guest soloists such as The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Republica’s Saffron and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory performing Britpop favorites.

 

 

More Info: Cool Britannia 2018 Website

Bestival 2018

When: September 2-5, 2018

Where: East Lulworth, UK

 

The Scene: Bestival is an absolute legend on the UK festival circuit. The four-day boutique music festival set on the Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast – is curated by Rob and Josie da Bank’s. It’s their creative vision that sets Bestival apart, making it a fitting capper to the end of festival season.

 

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More Info: Bestival 2018 Website

Electric Fields 2018

When: August 30-September 1, 2018

Where: Thornhill, UK

 

The Scene: A boutique festival in the Scottish countryside, Electric Fields brings an amazingly curated lineup of music to an absolutely beautiful location. The festival is family-friendly and the size is capped around 5,000 attendees which makes Electric Fields feel cozy and comfortable. A perfect end to the festival season, this one is well worth a trip to the North.

 

 

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More Info: Electric Fields 2018 Website

End of the Road Festival 2018

When: August 30-September 2, 2018

Where: North Dorset, UK

 

The Scene: Indie rock and folk are the hallmarks of this Dorset festival which takes places at the end of the season. It’s hosted at the Larmer Tree Gardens and features four stages.

 

 

More Info: End of the Road Festival 2018 Website

Festival No. 6 2018

When: September 6-9, 2018

Where: Portmeiron, UK

 

The Scene: Festival No. 6 takes place in and around the small tourist town of Portmeirion, a fever dream recreation of a typical Italian fishing village. The communal town center hosts a variety of poets, authors, speakers, and bands, while the surrounding brightly colored buildings feature in depth-talks and movie screenings. At the end of town, festies gather over the scenic (and occasionally rainbow boasting) estuary of the River Dwyryd to dance their way into the night.

 

 

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More Info: Festival No. 6 2018 Website

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