Enjoy Britain's best music festivals in 2019

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Glastonbury (26-30 June)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The UK’s biggest festival returns in June 2019, with 135,000 people heading to Worthy Farm, Somerset for Glastonbury. Known for its diverse mix of performing arts and music, this year’s festival will see Stormzy and Kylie Minogue take to the iconic Pyramid Stage.

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Glastonbury Festival

Wireless (5-7 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Since launching in 2005, Wireless has been a major platform for rap and R&B music in the UK. Now spread across three days in London’s Finsbury Park, Wireless always delivers a huge bill of cutting-edge talent from across the globe.

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Wireless Festival

Lovebox (12-13 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Starting out as a club night in 2002, Lovebox has grown into a two-day mid-summer party, celebrating the best in contemporary rap, R&B and dance. Hosted in Gunnersbury Park, West London, last year’s lineup was headlined by Childish Gambino and Skepta.

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Lovebox Festival

TRNSMT (12-14 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Created as a replacement for long-time Scottish festival T in the Park, TRNSMT hosts an exciting lineup of music across two stages. With a firm focus on showcasing the latest in British indie and rock, TRNSMT has rapidly grown into Glasgow’s biggest event of the summer.

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TRNSMT Festival

British Summer Time (13-14 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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British Summer Time in Hyde Park is really a series of small music festivals, spread out across two weekends in July. With huge headliners from a variety of genres (2018 saw Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton and The Cure all headline different days), it’s an ideal excuse to book a weekend break to London.

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British Summer Time

Latitude (18-21 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Latitude Festival aims to be more than a music festival, with stages dedicated to comedy, spoken word and theatre. Of course, music is still an important feature at the festival, with four stages dedicated to various indie and alternative acts, like The Killers and Solange in 2018.

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Latitude Festival

Tramlines (19-21 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Named after Sheffield’s tram network, Tramlines is an independent music festival that celebrates creativity within the city. The lineup is curated and organised by a panel of Sheffield-based venue owners and promoters, ensuring the festival continues to showcase exciting local and national talent.

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Tramlines Festival

Camp Bestival (25-28 July)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Starting out as a family-orientated spin-off from the original Bestival, Camp Bestival has developed its own reputation, thanks to its big name music acts, unique theatre and comedy shows and welcoming atmosphere.

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Camp Bestival

Boardmasters (7-11 August)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A unique mix of music and surfing, Boardmasters has been an annual highlight for two completely separate communities since 2005. This year’s festival will be headlined by Florence + The Machine, while also featuring the finals of the World Surf League Competitions.

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Boardmasters Festival

Boomtown Fair (7-11 August)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With incredible stage sets and themed districts, Boomtown Fair needs to be seen to be believed. Each event tells a story across four days, soundtracked by an eclectic mix of contemporary artists and music genres, ranging from EDM to radio pop.

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Boomtown Fair

Creamfields (22-25 August)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Regarded as one of the leading dance music festivals in the world, Creamfields has expanded rapidly since debuting as a one-day event in 1998. Now spanning four days in August, Creamfields showcases talent from across the globe, such as 2019 headliners Deadmau5 and Swedish House Mafia.

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Creamfields Festival

Isle of Wight Festival (13-16 June)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the world, literally; the 1970 festival is acknowledged as the biggest music event of all time with up to 700,000 people in attendance. Since its revival in 2002 numbers may not have reached those levels, however it remains a popular fixture on the calendar, thanks to its annual mix of classic rock and contemporary indie.

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Isle of Wight Festival

Download (14-16 June)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hosted at Donington Park in Leicestershire, Download is the spiritual successor to legendary rock festivals like Monsters of Rock and Ozzfest. 2019 will see Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool take to the main stage for headline sets, while Slayer will also appear for their last UK show.

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Download Festival

Parklife (8-9 June)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With over 100,000 people attending across two days, Parklife is a pretty big deal in Manchester. 2018’s event saw Liam Gallagher and The XX headline the event, with a supporting bill of current indie, pop and rap acts.

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Parklife Festival
27 Mar 2020(last updated)