It’s Going To Be In-Tents: 10 UK Summer Music Festivals To Rave About

It’s Going To Be In-Tents: 10 UK Summer Music Festivals To Rave About

The time has come to say goodbye to festive and hello to festivals as 2019 means the promise of a whole ravin’ host of new music festivals we Kanye believe are happening so soon! Whilst we can’t promise these festivals will be without their fair share of mud, pounding morning headaches and lost belongings, we can promise you’ll have a jolly good time. And as Glasto sets the precedent for 2019 festivals after a year of recoup, it’s time to get those lighters in the air once more. After all, without music life would b flat…

Glastonbury

It’s the big return. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Glasto returneth and we can’t wait-eth! Yep, you may have heard on the musical grapevine that the festival renowned for selling out within seconds is returning after a year of rest and relaxtion and we’re sure this will mean coming back with a bang, pop and boom of a grandiose nature. Headliners released include Stormzy, and Kylie Minogue the OG herself will be taking up the legends slot on the Pyramid Stage. Who else you ask? Well that’s it, as Glasto maintains their hush, hush nature! The festival may well have sold out in the first 35 minutes but we’re hopeful that where there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to nabbing a ticket!

26th-30th of June

Where: Pilton

Website: Keep An Eye Out For Tickets Here

Boomtown

If there’s a festi that doesn’t do things in half-measures it’s Boomtown, a festival that is, quite literally, a town! The Winchester-based roots, reggae and bass-driven music festival is alive with variety, colour, Instagrammable locations and a booming line-up which last year included the likes of Gorillaz, Die Antwoord, Limp Bizkit, Enter Shikari, Shy FX, Soul II Soul, Maribou State and Sleaford Mods. So far this year you can expect Carl Cox, Four Tet and Amelie Lens, with the reaminder of the headliners set to be released on the 8th of February, so watch this space Boomtowners!

7th-11th of August

Where: Winchester

Website: Get Your Tickets Here

Wireless

Wireless is pretty much a classic when it comes to festivals. Huge stage, even bigger crowds and a good bit of rare English sunshine. Could we ask for more? Taking place in July, Wireless resides as the UK’s biggest urban music festi, with acts from the grime, hip-hop and garage scenes pumping up the volume to eager partiers. Past acts include huge name-drops, Stormzy, J. Cole and DJ Khaled, as well as Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Kanye believe it?

5th-7th of July

Where: London

Website: Join The Waiting List Here

Creamfields

Cream is a dance brand and boy can they throw a party, especially when it’s somewhere in a field, like their namesake. What started off in a Liverpool nightclub has become a major dance festival attracting thousands upon thousands, so we believe they must be doing something right! For serious hands up in the air vibes and a line-up akin to last year’s (Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Adam Beyer, Axwell Ingrosso, Alesso, Major Lazer) get yourself to the best field in the country this summer.

22nd-25th of August

Where: Daresbury

Website: Sign Up For Tickets Here

Lovebox

We’ve fallen in Lovebox, unsurprisingly as its ecclectic line-up makes for a festival that could easily appeal to one and all. Last edition, the line-up boasted big ol’ names such as Childish Gambino, Skepta, Bonobo and N.E.R.D. and we’ve got our money on this year keeping within those impressive lines. Taking place in the capital itself, Lovebox primarily champions the love of music, with other fantastical happenings thrown in such as vintage fairs, roller discos and a whole host of tasty food and drink.

12-13th of July

Where: London

Website: Join The Waiting List Here

We Are FSTVL

Kicking off proceedings as one of the year’s earlier festivals, We Are FSTVL does just what it says on the tin, producing beats in a nod to the summer that’s yet to come. The extravaganza set across three days boasts hundreds of DJs, 16 stages to bounce around at and champers bars that’ll have you feeling as VIP as those performing. This year, the line-up oozes huge names including Andy C, Chase & Status, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna, Bugzy Malone, Craig David, Sigma.

24-26th of May

Where: London

Website: Grab Your Tickets Here

Bestival

This quirky offering use to be based on the Isle of Wight and has recently set up camp in Lulworth. Bestival really is one of the best festivals, with shennanigans inclusive of fancy dress, poetry, theatre, comedy oh and music (of course). The festival is a bit of staple when it comes to music having run for a noteworthy amount of time boasting names such as M.I.A., London Grammar, Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson), Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, Mura Masa, First Aid Kit, Sam Smith and more.

Wanting to get the little ones up for a boogie? Try Camp Bestival, (the perhaps tamer version of the above!)

Date TBC

Where: East Lulworth

Website: Grab Your Tickets Here

Latitude

A double whammy of music and performing arts, Latitude Festival shouts about all things from music, comedy and poetry to theatre, politics, film and workshops. If you’re up for a dose of the eclectic then this festi is where it’s at, with electronic, alternative, folk and a whole lot more on offer. What’s more, if you’re feeling a little fragile post festivalling (if that’s a word?!) there’s yoga and wellness on offer to get you back into the party spirit as soon as possible! Last year the line-up included The Killers, Solange, alt-J, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jessie Ware and Belle & Sebastian. One to watch, literally!

Date TBC

Where: Suffolk

Website: Join The Waiting List Here

Wilderness

If go big or go home isn’t your style then Wilderness fest is where it’s at, boasting vibes a little on the tamer side (but not much!). This culturally diverse occassion in Oxfordshire sees revellers enjoying all things from music (past acts including Chic & Nile Rodgers, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Justice, Groove Armada and Kamasi Washington), to Shakespeare and a whole smattering of hot tubs. It’s a festival with a twist and we think you’re gonna love it!

1-4th of August

Where: Charlbury

Website: Grab Your Tickets Here

Parklife

One of the biggest dance music events in the UK is rockin’ into Manchester to rave up Heaton Park. There are tropical vibes galore with a Palm House and Circoloco, the Ibizan staple as well as DJs and artists in their truck loads. The diamond of Manchester’s music scene has seen huge past headliners taking to the stage; The xx, Lorde, Jessie Ware, Skepta and A$AP Rocky being just a few.

8-9th of June

Where: Manchester

Website: Join The Waiting List Here

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