Summer is here and the festival season is about to start, if you haven’t booked up your diary already then here’s a list of the best festivals happening this year.
Isle of Wight (11th - 14th June)
We kick our list off with one of the big hitters of the festival season. This year at The Isle of Wight Festival looks huge! The headliners include Blur, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys and Prodigy. Other acts performing are: Pharrall Williams, Paolo Nutini, Kool & The Gang, James Bay, Kodaline, Groove Armada, Ash and many more. See full line up here.
X Music Festival Cardiff (12th - 13th June)
Based in Cardiff, this year’s X Music Festival is going to be big! With artists like; Sigma, DJ Fresh, Gorgon City, Annie Mac, Skepta, Sub Focus, Krept & Konan, Hannah Wants, AudioJack, Violet Skies and more. See full line up here.
Download Festival (12th - 14th June)
Based in Leicestershire, Download is a predominantly rock and heavy metal festival. This year’s headliners include Slipknot, Muse and Kiss. Other acts playing are; Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Billy Idol, Lacuna Coil, Marilyn Manson, Enter Shikari, Blackstone Cherry and more. This is one festival any rock fan cannot miss. See full line up here.
Glastonbury Festival (24th - 28th June)
This festival needs no introduction. Based in Somerset, Glastonbury is the biggest and most successful of the British festivals. This year is no disappointment. If you’ve managed to bag yourself some tickets to Glastonbury 2015 then you will be the object of many people’s envy. This year’s headliners are Foo Fighters, Kanye West and The Who. Other acts include: Florence & The Machine, Pharrell Williams, Paul Weller, Alt J, Lionel Richie, Motorhead, Mary J Blige, Alabama Shakes, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Hot Chip, Jamie T, Ben Howard, Mark Ronson, Jessie Ware, Years & Years, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Hozier, Rudimental, Ella Eyre, Clean Bandit, Jungle, The Moody Blues and we could go on and on. This line up looks ridiculously good! This festival is definitely one for the bucket list. See full line up here.
Wireless Festival (3rd - 5th July)
Now in its 12th year, Wireless festival takes place in Finsbury Park in London. This year’s line up is impressive to say the least with acts like: Drake, Asap Rocky, Major Lazer, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Labrinth, Nero, Duke Dumont, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City, Jess Glynne, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Stromae, Maverick Sabre, Charlie XCX and Wretch 32. See full line up here.
Unsigned London (4th – 5th July)
Unsigned London is a celebration of live music. Taking place in Shoreditch Park, this event offers performances from unsigned, undiscovered and unknown acts across a vast array of genres to give a truly unique festival experience. If you haven’t got any Summer festivals planned then this is the one for you, it is completely free to attend. Find out more here.
T in the Park (10th – 12th July)
Based in Scotland, T in the Park is an amazing festival which has recently moved locations to Strathallan Castle, Perthsire. This year’s show includes bands like: Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, The Libertines, Avicii, The Script, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Rusimental, Fatboy Slim, Hozier, Alt J, George Ezra, The Proclaimers, Jamie T, Paloma Faith and many more. See full line up here.
Electric Daisy Carnival (11th July)
This is a relatively young festival yet one which is rapidly increasing in popularity in the UK. This is the only place for EDM fans to be! Acts include: Steve Aoki, High Contrast, Sub Focus, Sigma, Shy FX, Tiesto, Route 94, Robin Schulz, Miguel Campbell and more. See full line up here.
Latitude Festival (16th - 19th July)
Latitude Festival comes from the same organisers as both Reading and Leeds. This festival caters for a variety of music tastes and interests. This year’s line up includes: Alt-J, Portishead, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, Badly Drawn Boy, Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines, Django Django, Catfish & The Bottlemen, La Roux, SBTRKT, Years & Years and more. See full line up here.
Lovebox Festival (17th - 18th July)
Since its conception in 2002 by Groove Armada, Lovebox has developed from a predominantly dance music festival to a more eclectic collection of artists. Set in Victoria Park London, this is a festival which we believe is very underrated. This year’s line up includes: Snoop Dog, Rudimental, Hot Chip, Annie Mac, Jessie Ware, Mark Ronson, MK, Danny Brown, Ella Eyre, Flight Facilities, Skepta, Jazzie B, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Shy FX, Shadow Child and more. This is going to be a big weekend! See full line up here.
Holi One Colour Festival (8th August)
Inspired by the Indian Holi festival of colour, Holi One Colour Festival is an international event that will take place in London’s Wembley Park on 8th August. This is more than just a music festival, the concept is to wear white clothing and throw specially formulated powdered paint at others whilst dancing to an array of music from various genres. Take it from someone who is a regular at this festival, it should not be missed! Find out more here.
Boomtown Fair (13th - 16th August)
From its humble village fair routes, Boomtown has risen to prominence as one of the most successful and wildest independent festivals. This is a place for creativity and exploration. The music that is featured at Boomtown Fair is massively eclectic and ranges from folk to jazz to techno or punk. Find out more here.
V Festival (22nd - 23rd August)
Based in both Chelmsford and Staffordshire, V Fest features some of the biggest current artists. These include: Kasabian, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, The Stereophonics, Hozier, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Tom Jones, Paloma Faith and the list goes on and on. This is going to be one weekend to remember… or forget depending on how much you drink. See full line up here.
Reading Festival (28th - 30th August)
Stooped in heritage and with a reputation for bringing out the best performances in artists, Reading Festival is one of the biggest and most successful in the UK. This year’s line up will make anyone who hasn’t got a ticket flinch: Mumford & Sons, Metallica, The libertines, Kendrick Lamar, Bring Me the Horizon, Alt-J, Bastille, Royal Blood, Jamie T, Limp Bizkit, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Gorgon City, Wilkinson, MK, BBK, Hudson Mohawke, Second City, New Found Glory, Django Django, The Wombats, Frank Turner, Asap Ferg and this is only scratching the surface of the line up. See full line up here.
Leeds Festival (28th - 30th August)
Leeds Festival is organised by the same people as Reading Festival and will feature the same acts on similar days. Again, we’re very jealous of those with a ticket. See more details here.
Creamfields Festival (28th - 30th August)
Creamfields festival is a weekend celebration of dance music. Based in Daresbury, this year’s event will include performances from acts including: Avicii, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, The Chemical Brothers, Knife Party, Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Alesso, Don Diablo, Kygo, Gorgon City, Wilkinson, Pete Tong and more. See full line up here.
Bestival (10th - 13th September)
Winning ‘Best Dance Event’ at the 2014 UK Festival Awards, the hype around Bestival 2015 is really starting to hot up. When you take a look at the acts that will feature then it is no surprise why; The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Rudimental, Skrillex, Annie Mac, Mark Ronson, Jungle, BBK, Duke Dumont, Hudson Mohawke, Future Islands, Charlie XCX and Jamie XX to name just a few. See full line up here.