What UK festival should you go to this summer?



We’re looking forward to this summer’s festivals, when the weather is warmer, the days are longer and the music takes to the outdoor stages! Camping, beer, delicious food and the best music…we can’t wait! To help you decide which festival to go to, we’ve curated this guide so you can see which is the festival fit for you or take our quiz telling you which festival you should go to

Best Family Festival – Cornbury Festival – 13th-15th July

Cornbury Festival has received the stamp of approval from FestivalKidz.com, stating it’s ‘a fab, safe and clean festival which draws musical legends. It has loads of activities for kids, with tweens and teens also well catered for.’ Saturday features an all female lineup, including Alanis Morissette, Mavis Staples, Amy MacDonald, Nina Nesbitt, Pixie Lott and PP Arnold. Also featured across the weekend, UB40, Jimmy Cliff, Squeeze, Deacon Blue and loads more.

Best Urban Festival – Wireless Festival [sold out] – 6th-8th July


The three day festival returns to Victoria Park, bringing J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Friends, Cardi B, Big Sean, French Montana, Giggs and loads more. It’s the UK’s premier music festival, featuring the best of Grime, Hip Hop and Rap.

Best Throwback Festival – Kubix Festival – 10th-11th August

27336203_587585424917819_155195402397185050_nBringing the best of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to Herrington. Friday will feature sounds of ‘90s pop, with Ronan Keating, B*Witched, Peter Andre, Right Said Fred and East 17 set to play. Saturday is a nod to alternative, rock and indie with Adam Ant headlining and The Boomtown Rats, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Peter Hook & The Light, Buzzcocks, The Undertones and The Blockheads also set to play.

Best Festival to Attend with Your Mates – Leeds Festival – 24th-26th August

28278977_10154784282227255_387711004532535808_nLeeds Festival takes place over August Bank Holiday Weekend, showcasing a lineup that spans all genres. Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy are set to headline, so there’s something to suit your (and all of your mates’) music tastes.

Best Festival for All Round Entertainment – Latitude – 12th-15th July  

LatitudeWith a stellar music, comedy and theatre lineup, Latitude offers something for everyone. Awarded Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards, it also features literature, poetry, and cabaret.

Best Rock Festival – Download – 8th-10th June

DL 2018_3974_Social Poster_Portrait 1080x1350px_Final2Download Festival, the UK’s Premier Rock Festival, returns in 2018 to Donington Park. Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold are set to headline. The festival features three days of music, spread over five stages.

Best Tribute Act Festival – Wannasee – (various dates and locations)


Paying tribute to all your favourite music icons, past and present! Now in its fifth year, the festival is bigger than ever, featuring the very best tribute acts. You’ll be singing along to non-stop classics all day, with tributes to Coldplay, U2, David Bowie, Pink, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, ABBA and more.

Best One Day Festival South – Camden Rocks – 2nd June


Following a sold-out sixth year in 2017, Camden Rocks Festival is back in June 2018 – set to host 200+ bands and artists, in 20+ of Camden Town’s revered venues. Headlined by Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, also confirmed to perform are Mallory Knox, Hacktivist, Crazy Town, Public Image Limited (PiL), Beatsteaks, Twin Atlantic and loads more.

Best One Day Festival – North – British Sound Project – 22nd September

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Manchester’s biggest indoor, one day music festival returns to Victoria Warehouse, celebrating the best of British music. Franz Ferdinand and The Cribs are already confirmed as headliners, with more acts to be announced.

Best Family Day Out – BBC Countryfile Live – 2nd-5th August



BBC Countryfile Live returns to Blenheim Palace for this summer’s best family day out. There will be live arena shows, rare breed and farm machinery displays, as well as outdoor activities like fishing and 4×4 off-road driving.


Best Pop Punk Festival – Slam Dunk Festival – 26th May


Slam Dunk Festival brings the best of Pop Punk, Emo and Hardcore to various locations around the UK, over the May bank holiday. Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, PVRIS, Taking Back Sunday, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens and more are set to play.  

Best Multi-Venue Festival – Innervisions – 5th-14th July


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Innervisions Festival is a new multi-venue festival in London, taking place between 5-14 July 2018 – and focusing on Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Latin & World Music. Angie Stone, Jimmy Cliff, George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic and loads more are set to play various venues across London.

Best Classic Rock Festival – Stone Free Festival – 16th-17th June


The classic rock festival takes over The O2 all weekend, with aftershows, a vinyl record fair, cinema and comedy. The lineup includes Yes featuring ARW, Scorpions, Megadeth, Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson and loads more.

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