The best music festivals in the UK this summer are just around the corner. Will you be loving life at Lovebox? Partying on the south coast of England at Bestival? Or maybe you would prefer the rap-heavy Wireless line-up in London? Whatever suits you, check out the 10 Best Music festivals in the UK this summer...
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8th - 9th June
This popular two-day festival in Manchester is set to be big. Set in Heaton Park, Parklife is set across 600 acres (more than enough space to put on a killer festival) with 8 different stages in total. ParkLife is all about good vibes, good music and good friends - let’s just hope the sun will be shining to match. Young Brits flock to Parklife each year and with this year’s performers it will be the festival to attend this summer!
The line-up this year is stellar including Cardi B, George Ezra, Khalid, The Streets, Solange, Migos, Christine and the Queens, Disclosure, Mark Ronson, Major Lazer, Chase & Status and more.
Final tickets are on sale from £65. For the whole weekend, tickets cost £199.
5th - 7th July
One of London’s biggest and best summer festivals is Wireless in Finsbury Park. Over three days, some of the world’s biggest artists will hit the stage to give festival goers the time of their lives. Wireless smashes it every year with its rap heavy line-up, so we we were expecting it to be epic. For 2019 it’s secured some incredible artists to perform such as Lil Yachty, A$AP Rocky, Stefflon Don, Tim Westwood, Ella Mai, Cardi B, Migos, Tyga and more.
I’m most excited for Travis Scott and Future headlining on the Saturday. We know the line-up is lit, now you have to decide which day to get tickets for? Wireless is also perfect for music lovers who aren’t into the whole camping thing...
Missed out on Wireless last year? Check out our Wireless 2018 Line-Up Playlist on Spotify
LoveBox is more than just a music festival - it’s an experience, which is why it always sells out so fast. Big names who know how to get the party started for 2019s party includes Chance the Rapper, 2 Chains, Solange, Giggs, Cypress Hill, Annie Mac and more. Lovebox takes place in West London’s Gunnersbury Park (not far from). There will also be plenty of amazing food and drink options this year.
A two day ticket is £115. What better way to celebrate the end of summer exams?
Missed Lovebox last year? Check out our LoveBox 2018 Line-Up Playlist on Spotify
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25th - 28th July
Bestival isn't actually taking place this year BUT Camp Bestival is. Young adults have the time of their lives as they pack their backpacks and tents and head to England’s south coast of Dorset for a summer weekend of music and good times at Lulworth Castle. Camp Bestival has an awesome line-up for 2019. Nile Rogers & Chic, Jess Glynn, Sister Sledge, Rak-Su, East 17, Big Shaq and Lewis Capaldi are just a few of the artists in the line-up this year.
An adult weekend ticket plus access to the campsite costs £192. Four days of camping, friends and music in an enchanting, wooded country estate on the Jurassic Coast sounds more like a holiday to us. There will even be yoga classes, spin classes, hikes and more health and wellness classes available.
2nd - 5th August
Wilderness Festival is a brilliant festival because it represents all types of music genres (so there’s something for everyone). Bastille and Nile Rodgers are just two of the incredible acts taking to stage this year. Rock, Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, Pop - whatever it is Wilderness will cater to your music taste. Wilderness takes place in Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, a real wilderness out in the countryside where you can camp on a hill overlooking the tranquil lakes.
Wilderness offers more than just music too with debates, outdoor activities (think archery, fly fishing, wild swimming and BBQ’S), food & drink, workshops, games and theatre. A family-friendly festival that’s so much more than just music.
22nd - 25th August
One of London’s most legendary festivals taking place on August bank holiday. Get yourself to the Cheshire countryside for 4 days of music and camping under the sun. With stellar names in music set to take to stage including Annie Mac, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Duke Dumont, Fat Boy Slim and Hannah Wants. It’s set to be bigger than ever.
You can camp for a total of 4 days. If you’re on a budget, then you can choose to camp for two or three days instead (as long as you won’t miss your favourite bands on those days).
26th - 30th June
Tickets for this renowned UK festival are already sold out. But don't worry - there's a ticket resale on 25th April and the 28th April. This is one of the biggest and best camping festivals in the world and for 2019 the line-up in simply incredible. Expect big names such as The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, Tame Impala, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus, Years and Years, Chemical Brothers, Hozier, Two Door Cinema Club, Christine and the Queens, Anne Marie and much more. Glastonbury Festival didn't actually take place in 2018 but we're so happy it's back this year.
23rd -25th August
The messiest festival in the UK and no doubt the most famous too. Reading Festival is back again for August bank holiday and we cannot wait! The headliners this year are amazing. The 1975, Blossoms, Twenty One Pilots, Bastille, Post Malone, Circa Waves, Charlie XCX, Enter Shikari and the Wombats are just a few of the HUGE names for 2019. Rock legends Foo Fighters also taking to stage on the Sunday. Reading is all about the camping - it gives you the full experience so we highly recommend it, even if it means a few smelly trips to the horrendous toilets or skipping on showers! It's all part of the fun!
Missed Reading Fest last year? Check out our Reading Festival 2018 Line-Up Playlist on Spotify
24th - 25th August
SW4 Festival (South West Four) is a fantastic music festival in London that takes place bang smack on Clapham Common for 2 days. The perfect place to spend a summer weekend day partying, drinking and enjoying some great music. The festival hosts some amazing music and this year the headliners are Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Sigala, Martin Jarrix, Plan B, Disciples and more amazing artists from London and beyond. Tickets for this festival cost £57.50 for a one day ticket.
8th - 12th August
Is there anything better than a beach party in the middle of summer? Boardmasters Festival is coming back for 2018 with another INSANE music line-up set to hit the UK’s sandy Cornish coast in Newquay. Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Chemical Brothers and George Ezra are just a few of the headliners (with more to be revealed closer to the time), plus Years and Years, Rag n’ Bone Man, Craig David, MK, Annie Mac and Everything Everything and loads more all lined up to give you the UK’s beach party of the year! Head to Watergate Bay for music, camping and an awesome vibe. And if you’re up for giving surfing, BMXing or skating a go, it’ll all be happening over on Fistral beach.
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18th - 21st July
A family friendly festival in Suffolk. Latitude Festival is LIT because it suits everyone. George Ezra, Lana Del Rey, Snow Patrol, Sigrid and Chvrches are just a few of the musicians in the line-up this year. Pretty epic. There are lots of really fun activities at Latitude, such as forest stalls, theatre shows, comedians, street food, lake swimming and more! Plus you can camp in pink pods! Latitude is also incredible when it's sunny because there are so many fun things to do outdoors! An adult weekend camping ticket is £202. A day ticket costs £77.
Bastille, Friendly Fires and Catfish & The Bottlemen - West London’s Gunnersbury Park is home to one of the hottest events of the summer as some big name bands and DJs take to the stage for a festival to remember! Bought to you by the team behind London’s Lovebox Festival, this popular newcomer on the festival scene sees some of the coolest young talent also on the smaller stages, and there’s a Reggae Roast BBQ to get you in the mood for dancing. Just hope for some great British sunshine!
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