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While Eurovision lands in Liverpool this spring, summer signals festival season in Britain. Grab your wellies and keep the party going with one of the many music festivals taking place around the country. Whatever your taste, from pop to rock, rave to rap, there’s an event for you. And whether you want to be right in the middle of the action, or prefer a sedate seated event, the good news is British festivals are as diverse as the population.

The crowd in front of the main stage at the Isle of Wight festival

Pick your playlist with Britain’s festival season

Every summer, rain or shine, you’ll find hundreds of thousands of music-lovers united in a field, park or city location, celebrating the sound of their favourite artists. From world-famous mega-events like Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and the Isle of Wight festivals, to surfing festival Boardmasters, or family-friendly Camp Bestival, there’s an event to suit every taste, as the biggest acts in the world head to the UK to take part in its energetic music scene. And that’s before you even start on London’s high-voltage festival scene.

Music festivals to look out for

10 - 11 June
One of the UK’s biggest urban festival - expect a proper mixed line up of rock to hip-hop, indie to grim and big name headliners incuding Liam Gallagher.

Discover the sounds of Parklife
Woman posing with her hands on her hips at Parklife Festival
Parklife, Manchester

09 - 13 Aug
If you like festivals seasoned with sea salt, then look no further than this shoreline festival. Watch live music and even get a chance to hit up the waves on a surfboard.

Discover the sounds of Boardmasters
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Boardmasters, Cornwall

Experience the sights and sounds of the UK’s biggest South Asian music festival, held every August.

Spice things up at Birmingham Mela
Crowd of people in front of a stage at the Mela Festival watching a performance
Birmingham Mela

24 - 27 Aug
Regarded as one of the leading dance music festivals on the planet, enjoy four days of house, techno, drum and bass, electronic dance, trance music and more!

Discover the sounds of Creamfields
Crowd at Creamfields Festival in front of stage
Creamfields, Cheshire

17 - 20 August
There’s something for every generation at this happy festival, which will see headliners Rudimental and The Human League hit the stage.

Discover the sounds of Bestival
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Camp Bestival Shropshire

07 - 09 July
Showcasing the latest in British indie and rock music, this Glasgow based summer festival has welcomed the likes of Sam Fender and Paolo Nutini.

Discover the sounds of TRNSMT
Girl sitting on the shoulders of a guy in the crowd at TRNSMT festival
TRNSMT, Glasgow

20 - 23 July
Boasting more than just a music festival, head to the comedy, dance and literature tents for a weekend of art and culture.

Discover the sounds of Latitude
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Latitude, Suffolk

27 - 30 July
Get into the party in Dorset’s stunning countryside as big names in music take to the stage.

Find your groove at Camp Bestival Dorset
Woman swaying arms in the air whilst watching performance
Camp Bestival Dorset

10 - 11 June
One of the UK’s biggest urban festival - expect a proper mixed line up of rock to hip-hop, indie to grim and big name headliners incuding Liam Gallagher.

Discover the sounds of Parklife
Woman posing with her hands on her hips at Parklife Festival
Parklife, Manchester

09 - 13 Aug
If you like festivals seasoned with sea salt, then look no further than this shoreline festival. Watch live music and even get a chance to hit up the waves on a surfboard.

Discover the sounds of Boardmasters
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Boardmasters, Cornwall

Experience the sights and sounds of the UK’s biggest South Asian music festival, held every August.

Spice things up at Birmingham Mela
Crowd of people in front of a stage at the Mela Festival watching a performance
Birmingham Mela

24 - 27 Aug
Regarded as one of the leading dance music festivals on the planet, enjoy four days of house, techno, drum and bass, electronic dance, trance music and more!

Discover the sounds of Creamfields
Crowd at Creamfields Festival in front of stage
Creamfields, Cheshire

17 - 20 August
There’s something for every generation at this happy festival, which will see headliners Rudimental and The Human League hit the stage.

Discover the sounds of Bestival
Close-up of friends smiling out of the back of a rainbow van
Camp Bestival Shropshire

07 - 09 July
Showcasing the latest in British indie and rock music, this Glasgow based summer festival has welcomed the likes of Sam Fender and Paolo Nutini.

Discover the sounds of TRNSMT
Girl sitting on the shoulders of a guy in the crowd at TRNSMT festival
TRNSMT, Glasgow

20 - 23 July
Boasting more than just a music festival, head to the comedy, dance and literature tents for a weekend of art and culture.

Discover the sounds of Latitude
Latitude
Latitude, Suffolk

27 - 30 July
Get into the party in Dorset’s stunning countryside as big names in music take to the stage.

Find your groove at Camp Bestival Dorset
Woman swaying arms in the air whilst watching performance
Camp Bestival Dorset

London’s best music festivals

The capital plays host to festivals and top tunes throughout the summer...

Aug 2023
Big names hit up the capital for two weekends of music extravaganza from the likes of Gorillaz, Tame Impala and The Chemical Brothers.

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Sept 2023
Celebrate the end of the summer with a dance infused rave, for lovers of drum and bass, garage, jungle and house.

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01 July
Series of mega-concerts through the summer who has welcomed headliners such as Elton John and The Rolling Stones.

BST, July, London

07 - 09 July
The place to be for rap and R&B music in the UK with previous headliners including Kanye West and Jay-Z.

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Join in the fun at The Hampton Court Palace Festival takes place in June and is a series of music concerts from top artists in the Tudor Courtyard of the historic palace.

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03 June
London’s most fabulous festival, dust off your sequins and head into a celebration of pop music and queer culture.

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June 2023
Every year, a high-profile musician is chosen to curate the festival filled with music, art, performances and film.

Meltdown, June, Southbank