10 British Summer Music Festivals You Need to Know About Now
The UK has a thriving and diverse festival scene, renowned around the globe for their creativity and their ability to capture the coolest acts around. This summer there are hundreds of different music festivals scheduled across the UK. Here are our top 10 festivals:
V Festival, Staffordshire: 19-20 August 2017
Headliners: to be confirmed
V Festival is the ultimate festival for pop-lovers, hosting an array of chart-topping acts. Previous summers have seen the likes of Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake grace the stage. 2016 headliners included Rihanna, Kaiser Chiefs and Craig David.
Isle Of Wight Festival, 8-11 June 2017
Headliners: Rod Stewart, Arcade Fire, DJ David Guetta and Run DMC.
Its early days as the ‘UK’s Woodstock’ are legendary, but this best of British festivals still impresses even if it’s a slightly less hippie today. Also booked for 2017 are George Ezra, Bastille, Jack Savoretti, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Bestival, Newport, Isle of Wight: 7-10 September 2017
The UK’s award-winning festival (“Best Major Festival” 2015) has around one-thousand performers across the four day event to suit the diverse demographics. The Cure headlined in 2016. and Elton John in 2013, his first UK festival appearance in more than thirty years. The sheer scale of the fun on offer makes this festival a glorious rite of passage for any young festival goer.
Latitude, Suffolk: 13-16 July 2017
East Anglia’s hottest festival Latitude is an eclectic mix of music, art and drama. Latitude attracts impressive music acts, but if you fancy a break from the bands there is comedy, poetry, open-air theatre, dance shows, inspiring talks, cabaret and interactive art exhibitions.
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset: 22-26 June 2017
Headliners: Radiohead (confirmed) and rumours abound for Kasabian, Ed Sheeran, Guns n Roses, Stone Roses, Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, Robbie Williams and more.
One of the UK’s oldest and largest music festivals, where you can expect massive artists on the infamous Pyramid Stage, along with circus and theatre shows, the best food stalls and secret acts.
Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby: 9-11 June 2017
Headliners: System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith
Probably the most prestigious hard rock and heavy metal music festivals in the world. It is three days packed full of the biggest names from the 70s right up to the newest generation, for moshers, cyber-punks, head-bangers and emo kids
Lovebox, Victoria Park, East London: 14-15 July 2017
Headlining: Frank Ocean
London’s beat lovers, freaks and hipsters convene for one of the UK’s music festivals that host a variety of styles including folk, hip hop, indie, disco-punk, rock, world or electronic music.
Reading & Leeds, Little John's Farm & Bramham Park: 25-27 August 2017
Headliners: Muse. More to be confirmed. Rumours of Kasabian and Stone Roses.
One of the most well-known British festivals is a dual-site, three-day event with a traditionally rock- and indie-leaning bill. A platform for rising and established indie acts, metal groups, next generation dance, hip hop and alternative pop bands. Also confirmed are Bastille, Danny Brown, Glass Animals, Major Lazer and more.
Creamfields, Daresbury: 24-27 August 2017
Headliners: Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz
Creamfields attracts tens of thousands every year seeking to party to the finest names in dance, along with immense visuals, lighting and pyrotechnics. Creamfields continues to shape the dance scene as we know it.
We Are FSTVL, Airfield Of Dreams, Essex: 27-28 May 2017
Headliners: Carl Cox, Armand Van Helden, Basement Jaxx, Dixon, Duke Dumont, Hannah Wants, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Mk, Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers, Sigma, Solomun, Sven Vath, Wilkinson and Wiley.
With a Best Medium-Sized Festival prize, We Are FSTVL promise to return with a bigger, better and louder show than ever before. More artists, bigger stages and a few extra surprises that will blow your mind.