Top Ten Festivals in the UK
UK’s festivals are among the best known worldwide, and all the artist that mean something will perform on them. We present you a list of the festivals we believe are currently the best around, so take a pick and have a time of your life.
July festival in north London has been famous for bringing major hip-hop, r’n’b, and grime acts, some of them being The Weeknd, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake etc. Next one will be on 6 – 8 July of 2018.
Festival with long tradition, hosting stars like Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Suns or Biffy Clyro lasts for three days in two different locations which you get for one ticket.
Four day festival in Dorset in early September should be on your list if you’re into more indie crowd, environmental causes and fancy dressing up. With several major acts, you’ll also find yoga classes, rave on bicycles, forest and Bollywood inspired stages.
A mixture of music events and surfing/skateboarding tournaments – sign me in! August festival in Newquay is where you’ll be among crowd of some 40,000 to hear bands like Jamiroquai, Duke Durmount and Ben Howard, just to name a few from the last years.
For the biggest pop names out here visit Chelmsford / Staffordshire in late August. Watch live acts like Pink, Ellie Goulding, Anne-Marie or Craig David, all part of 2017 line-up.
Independent music and art festival in Wales has 17 different stages, and if, apart from music, you enjoy literature, film, poetry and theatre, you’ll have the best time here. Festival lasts for four days in mid-August, and is located in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
Reserve four days in early August for visiting Oxfordshire where you’ll be able to indulge into a more refined version of an UK festival. Debates, theatre and workshops, together with the names like Grace Jones and Two Door Cinema Club are just part of it all.
Legendary rock festival for the biggest names in hard rock and metal music around is taking place in June at Derby's Donington Park. If an edgier sound is what you enjoy, come and hear bands like System of a Down, Rammstein, Muse and Slipknot.
An event for the whole family, set in Southwold, happens every middle of July. Beautiful scenery, theatre and opera, stages in the forest and on the lake, plus local ales and Mumford & Suns – perfection, I’d say.
East London’s ultra-popular (read affordable) festival featured Frank Ocean, Solange and Jamie XX from 14 – 15 July in 2017, and who knows what’s waiting next year. Whatever it is, act fast, since the tickets run dry in no time.
Five-day festival in Somerset, organized in June, has to be mentioned even though there won’t be another one before 2019. Every few years, organizers make one year break, so-called fallow year, and unfortunately it’s 2018.