The 60+ Best Music Festivals in the UK This Summer [2020]
By / February 16, 2020

HowTheLightGetsIn 2022

June 2-5, 2022

Hay-on-Wye, UK


HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, returns with thought-provoking debates, infectiously danceable music, comedy, and, of course, their legendary parties. Hay-on-Wye, a small market town in Wales also called The Town of Books, hosts the event through this incredible five-day journey.



Camden Rocks 2020

Cancelled

London, UK


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.


Photo Credit: Sarah Lockwood


Parklife Festival 2020

Cancelled

Manchester, UK


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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Download Festival Germany 2022

June 24, 2022

Hockenheim, Germany


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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Photo Credit: Matt Eachus/Download Festival


Cornbury Music Festival 2020

Cancelled

Oxfordshire, UK


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.


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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2020

Cancelled

Beauly, Scotland


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.



Eastern Electrics 2020

Cancelled

London, UK


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.



Neverworld 2020

Cancelled

Hever, Kent


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.



Boomtown 2020

Cancelled

Hampshire, UK


'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!'


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Photo Credit: Boomtown


South West Four (SW4) 2020

Cancelled

London, UK


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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Photo Credit: Graham Joy


Shambala Music Festival 2020

Cancelled

Northamptonshire, UK


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.'


Photo Credit: George Harrison


Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.