40+ Music Festival Lineups in the UK We Are Excited For This Summer!
By / January 27, 2023

It’s finally happening! After three years, we are heading into a full-fledged festival season in the UK. It all kicks off with the May Bank Weekend into a summer of camping and festing. Below, we have listed 50+ festival lineups that have caught our eye and you can check out the full UK 2023 festival guide here.

Creamfields South 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Chelmsford, UK

The Scene: Creamfields, one of Europe's biggest electronic promoters, has expanded to another full weekend of the best EDM in the world. Kick off the summer camping at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and taking in this epic production of dance.

More Info: Creamfields South 2023 Guide

Neighbourhood Weekender 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Warrington, UK

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

More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 Guide

Slam Dunk Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Leeds/Hatfield, UK

The Scene: Slam Dunk started out as a pop-punk club night at The Cockpit, Leeds in the early 00's. Out of the success of the club night Slam Dunk started putting on international touring artists from the genre like Fallout Boy, Paramore and Panic! at The Disco in Leeds, before developing Slam Dunk Festival. Slam Dunk Festival is now the number one pop-punk, rock and alternative festival in the UK held over 2 fully outdoor sites in Hatfield Park and Temple Newsam Park in Leeds to over 50,000 rock fans.

More Info: Slam Dunk Festival 2023 Guide

Love Saves the Day Festival 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Bristol, UK

The Scene: The award-winning Love Saves the Day brings an energetic crowd of festies to Bristol for two days of electronic, indie, and hip-hop. In recent years, Love Saves the Day moved from the heart of the city to Eastville Park which has done little to diminish the popularity of this Bank Holiday weekend fest. Known for unique stage installations and a positive vibe, this festival continues to evolve and amaze each year.

More Info: Love Saves the Day Festival 2023 Guide

In It Together Festival 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: Port Talbot, Wales

The Scene: Born out of a love of music, for Wales and the community, In It Together will celebrate it all on the Jubilee Weekend in June 2022. In the heart of the Welsh valley, In it Together will bring international names, local emerging talent, festival-goers, performers, and the community.

More Info: In It Together Festival 2023 Guide

Gala Festival 2023

When: May 26-28, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: This is an independent South London festival nestled in Peckham Rye Park.

More Info: Gala Festival 2023 Guide

Wide Awake Festival 2023

When: May 27, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Celebrated for their unmissable line-ups of leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, and jazz curated by a selection of the capital’s most essential promoters, Wide Awake pride themselves at highlighting some of the best established and up and coming artists in the world today.

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More Info: Wide Awake Festival 2023 Guide

Live at Leeds in the Park 2023

When: May 27, 2023

Where: Leeds, UK

The Scene: Live at Leeds is holding a brand-new outdoor festival this summer!

More Info: Live at Leeds in the Park 2023 Guide

Funk & Soul Weekender 2023

When: June 2-4, 2023

Where: Margate, UK

The Scene: Funk & Soul Weekender is a three-day festival in the UK celebrating the very best of the genres.

More Info: Funk & Soul Weekender 2023 Guide

Forbidden Forest 2023

When: June 2-4, 2023

Where: Grantham, UK

The Scene: Once again, the forest calls your name to a magical place where you can celebrate the love of music, nature, and dance.

More Info: Forbidden Forest 2023 Guide

AVA Festival 2023

When: June 2-3, 2023

Where: Belfast, UK

The Scene: 'AVA Festival & Conference was the first ever grassroots electronic music and visual art festival in Belfast, made for and by Irish artists and promoters. Since its inception, AVA has continued to strive to develop, sustain and progress the strong undercurrent of electronic music in Northern and Southern Ireland.'

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More Info: AVA Festival 2023 Guide

Mighty Hoopla 2023

When: June 3, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Once a year 25,000 like-minded people descend on the capital for a day of pop music, fun, and fashion in the summer sun! With freedom and expressionism at our heart, Mighty Hoopla is the UK’s most-fabulous extravaganza.

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More Info: Mighty Hoopla 2023 Guide

Cross the Tracks 2023

When: June 4, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Cross The Tracks is a carefully curated and lovingly presented one-day event that mixes up legendary big names and hot up and comers across six superbly designed stages. It also boasts a wealth of London’s finest street food traders and craft beer brewers.

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More Info: Cross the Tracks 2023 Guide

Download Festival 2023

When: June 8-11, 2023

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 Donington 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.

More Info: Download Festival 2023 Guide

Gottwood Festival 2023

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Anglesey, Wales

The Scene: The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is a critically acclaimed, independent, boutique, and intimate underground electronic music festival.

More Info: Gottwood Festival 2023 Guide

Kite Music Festival 2023

When: June 9-11, 2023

Where: Oxford, UK

The Scene: A new festival of ideas and music is coming to Oxford in the UK this summer.

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More Info: Kite Music Festival 2023 Guide

The Cambridge Club Festival 2023

When: June 9-11, 2023

Where: Cambridge, UK

The Scene: The Cambridge Club Festival is a feel-good festival of music, arts and culture for all ages. Join up for a journey of disco and discovery every June.

More Info: The Cambridge Club Festival 2023 Guide

Isle of Wight Festival 2023

When: June 15-18, 2023

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.

More Info: Isle of Wight Festival 2023 Guide

Outbreak Fest 2023

When: June 23-25, 2023

Where: Manchester, UK

The Scene: A DIY hardcore punk festival founded in Sheffield in 2011, Outbreak Fest finally found a home in Manchester at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.

More Info: Outbreak Fest 2023 Guide

NASS Festival 2023

When: July 6-9, 2023

Where: Shepton Mallet, UK

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

More Info: NASS Festival 2023 Guide

TRNSMT Festival 2023

When: July 7-9, 2023

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.

More Info: TRNSMT Festival 2023 Guide

Wireless Festival 2023

When: July 7-9, 2023

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.

More Info: Wireless Festival 2023 Guide

Community Presents 2023

When: July 7, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Community Festival is hitting Crystal Palace Park on July 7th for a special show.

More Info: Community Presents 2023 Guide

Bluedot Festival 2023

When: July 20-23, 2023

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.

More Info: Bluedot Festival 2023 Guide

Latitude Festival 2023

When: July 20-23, 2023

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.

More Info: Latitude Festival 2023 Guide

Standon Calling 2023

When: July 20-23, 2023

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.

More Info: Standon Calling 2023 Guide

Junction 2 Festival 2023

When: July 21-22, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: This London techno festival is held at Boston Manor Park for two days of beats from the genre's top artists. 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 obsessive attention to detail along with a no VIP policy, this festival continues its fantastic journey.

More Info: Junction 2 Festival 2023 Guide

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023

When: July 27-29, 2023

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.

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More Info: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 Guide

Kendal Calling 2023

When: July 27-30, 2023

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.

More Info: Kendal Calling 2023 Guide

Rock Oyster Festival 2023

When: July 27-30, 2023

Where: Cornwall, England

The Scene: The Rock Oyster Festival is a three-day voyage of culinary discovery and musical mischief. The four day-weekend stars incredible talents along with Michelin-starred chefs, alfresco dining, and cooking demonstrations.

More Info: Rock Oyster Festival 2023 Guide

Deer Shed Festival 2023

When: July 28-31, 2023

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 are 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 2023 Guide

Camp Bestival 2023

When: August 5-10, 2023

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.

More Info: Camp Bestival 2023 Guide

Boardmasters 2023

When: August 9-13, 2023

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.

More Info: Boardmasters 2023 Guide

Bloodstock 2023

When: August 10-13, 2023

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.'

More Info: Bloodstock 2023 Guide

We Out Here Festival 2023

When: August 10-14, 2023

Where: Wimborne St Giles, UK

The Scene: Joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, We Out Here showcase both outstanding live music and some of the best record collections in the world. We Out here also places an emphasis on high quality food and drink offerings, arts and cultural offerings, crisp sound and production, family activities and wellness.

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More Info: We Out Here Festival 2023 Guide

Camp Bestival Shropshire 2023

When: August 17-20, 2023

Where: Shropshire, 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.

More Info: Camp Bestival Shropshire 2023 Guide

All Points East Festival 2023

When: August 18-19, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: All Points East takes place in East London’s Victoria Park with an epic multi-day music festival.

More Info: All Points East Festival 2023 Guide

Field Day Festival 2023

When: August 19, 2023

Where: London, UK

The Scene: In the packed London festival scene, Field Day continues to stand apart from the crowd each summer. 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 2023 Guide

Reading Festival 2023

When: August 25-27, 2023

Where: Reading, UK

The Scene: The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

More Info: Reading Festival 2023 Guide

Victorious Festival 2023

When: August 25-27, 2023

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.

More Info: Victorious Festival 2023 Guide

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