The best UK music festivals to book this summer

Festival season is coming in HOT! 🔥

We’re talking epic lineups, good vibes and unforgettable memories that’ll last a lifetime – or at least until next year’s festival season! Whether you’re a glitter-drenched raver, a head-banging rock devotee or a chilled-out acoustic fan, there’s a UK music festival out there for every music taste.

So, grab your wellies (just in case!), dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to dive into the best UK music festivals for 2024.

1. Reading & Leeds Festival

21st – 25th August 2024

Calling all music lovers! Get ready to mosh and sing your favourite anthems all day long at the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival! Taking place annually over the August bank holiday weekend, both north and south venues boast huge headliners and tons of killer acts across all sorts of genres. What’s more, Reading and Leeds Fest is the perfect chance to discover new favourites, catch your old ones live and make memories that’ll last a lifetime!

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lana del Rey & Fred Again..

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2. Truck Festival

26th – 28th July 2024

Truck FestivalCraving awesome tunes and a fun time in Oxfordshire? Look no further than Truck Festival! This legendary indie, rock and alternative shindig, going strong since 1998, is your chance to catch upcoming superstar bands, bask in the summer sun and dive into a true Oxfordshire tradition. It’s not just about the music, though – discover tasty eats, offbeat entertainment and a welcoming vibe, perfect for a weekend adventure with family or friends.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: The Streets, Wet Leg & Jamie T

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3. Parklife

8th – 9th June 2024

Get ready to shake it at Parklife, Manchester’s epic festival that blends the biggest music genres effortlessly. Over this two-day festival, you’ll catch huge names and fresh faces across hip-hop, grime, pop, house and everything in between. Dance with the crowd, feel the bass in the dance tent or sing your heart out to iconic pop anthems. Parklife 2024 is the place to be this June. So grab your crew, pick your comfy shoes for dancing all day (and night!) long and prepare for a genre-hopping festival adventure.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Doja Cat, Disclosure & Fisher + Chris Lake

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4. Download Festival

14th – 16th June 2024

Attention all rockers and metalheads! Download Festival is calling you for a weekend of headbanging bliss. Held at the legendary Donington Park, Download is known as one of the best UK music festivals for metal enthusiasts. Unleash your inner rockstar and witness some of the biggest names and rising stars in rock, metal, punk and alternative, all on one stage. Plus check out delicious food stalls, epic fire shows and an electric atmosphere. So, pack your comfiest band tee and get ready for a truly unforgettable festival experience.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy & Avenged Sevenfold

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5. Gottwood

13th – 16th June 2024

Gottwood FestivalGet lost in the rhythm under a canopy of leaves at the Gottwood festival this summer. This hidden electronic music festival, nestled deep in the Welsh countryside, is a music lover’s paradise. With intimate vibes, a super friendly crowd and a stellar lineup featuring established DJs and hot new talent, dance the night away surrounded by trees and quirky art installations. Gottwood’s a chance to fully immerse yourself in a world of sound and nature – pack your funkiest outfit, grab your sense of adventure and get ready for a truly unforgettable weekend in Wales.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Girls Don’t Sync, Dr Banana & Tommy Villiers

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6. Isle of Wight Festival

20th – 23rd June 2024

Isle of Wight FestivalSun, sea and legendary music? That’s the Isle of Wight Festival in a nutshell! This iconic festival has hosted everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Ed Sheeran with its stunning summer vibes and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re a die-hard rock fan or love to groove to the latest pop hits, there’s something for everyone at this island party. It’s not just about the music, though – think delicious food stalls, quirky fairground rides and a sense of community perfect for a weekend getaway with friends.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Green Day, Pet Shop Boys & The Prodigy

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7. Glastonbury

26th – 30th June 2024

Glastonbury FestivalIt would be rude to not mention this festival giant. As the biggest music festival in the UK, Glastonbury, held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, is an iconic music event boasting a massive lineup spanning every genre imaginable. From rock legends and chart-topping pop stars to underground acts and everything in between, this city-sized festival holds all sorts of musical wonders. As a bucket list music festival, Glastonbury Festival is well known for its hidden performances by some of the biggest artists – so keep your eye out for a secret music tent or two!

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Dua Lipa, Coldplay & SZA

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8. TRNSMT Festival

12th – 14th July 2024

Located on Glasgow Green, TRNSMT is a Scottish music festival perfect if you’re looking to catch incredible rock and indie acts under the summer sun. It’s not just about the headliners, though! TRNSMT shines a spotlight on up-and-coming and local artists, making it a great place to discover your new favourite artist.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Liam Gallagher, Calvin Harris & Rick Astley

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9. Boardmasters

7th – 10th August 2024

BoardmastersCraving a dose of beach vibes and funky tunes? Boardmasters in Cornwall is calling your name. This lively UK music festival, situated on the Cornish coast sets the scene for this epic beachside weekend. Catch top-notch acts from the biggest names in the rock, pop and electronic music scene and when you’re not watching the surfers or dancing in at the main stage, grab some delicious festival grub as you soak up the incredible atmosphere. So pack your swimsuit, dancing shoes and sense of adventure – Boardmasters is the perfect summer festival getaway.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Chase & Status, Sam Fender & Stormzy

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10. Latitude Festival

25th – 28th July 2024

Latitude FestivalLatitude Festival in Suffolk is your perfect summer escape! Catch a mix of headline acts and indie artists across all sorts of genres, from rock and pop to folk and even a bit of comedy. Beyond the tunes, Latitude offers delicious food and drink stalls, workshops on everything from yoga to paddleboarding and a cosy atmosphere that’s perfect for chilling with friends in the summer sun. Latitude is ready to show you a wondrous time this July.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: London Grammar, Kasabian & Duran Duran

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11. Kendal Calling

1st – 4th August 2024

Kendal Calling FestivalPlanning a trip to the Lake District this summer! Book your tickets to Kendal Calling, a stellar music festival blending stunning scenery with epic musical acts. Held in the beautiful Cumbria countryside, discover an outstanding line-up of indie, rock and alternative acts, all surrounded by rolling hills and fresh air. With tasty local food stalls and quirky workshops galore, Kendal Calling is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway with your friends and family.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Sugababes, Paolo Nutini & Declan McKenna

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12. Victorious Festival

23rd – 25th August 2024

This relatively new festival has become one of the most anticipated events on England’s south coast. Victorious Festival in Portsmouth is a three-day extravaganza on Southsea Common packed with summer vibes and an awesome lineup. With belly-laughing comedy acts and family activities to keep the little ones entertained, Victorious Festival is the perfect summer festival getaway. Best of all, it’s 2024 is jam-packed with ’00s icons.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Fatboy Slim, Snow Patrol & Biffy Clyro

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13. Wilderness Festival

1st – 4th August 2024

Wilderness FestivalDreaming of an escape to a whimsical wonderland filled with music? Look no further than Wilderness Festival, nestled in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Catch incredible artists across a range of genres, soak up the blue skies and stunning natural surroundings and even indulge in delicious artisan treats as you explore quirky workshops and talks. Uncover fairy lights twinkling through the trees, a social atmosphere and a chance to reconnect with nature in this hidden musical paradise.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Michael Kiwanuka, BICEP & Jessie Ware

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14. Boomtown

7th – 11th August 2024

Post-punk fans, reggae enthusiasts and afrobeat aficionados assemble! Boomtown Fair is on the horizon, ready to whisk you away to a world unlike any other. This whacky festival isn’t just about the music (trust us, the lineup, to be confirmed soon, is always out of this world). Boomtown is a fully immersive festival experience, transforming your average field into a sprawling, story-driven city with themed districts, quirky characters and secret performances on every corner. Dress up and become part of the narrative as you explore yummy food stalls, mind-blowing circus acts and enough music to keep you dancing all night long.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: TBC

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15. All Points East

17th – 25th August 2024

All Points East FestivalEast London is calling you this summer! All Points East in Victoria Park is one of London’s most beloved music festivals. Located in the heart of Victoria Park and stretching over two weekends, APE’s lineup of musicians covers everything from indie anthems to dance floor bangers. Beyond the music, there are delicious food vans to tantalise your taste buds, fun activities to keep you entertained and a buzzy atmosphere that’s perfect for a weekend of fun with friends.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsystem & Pinkpantheress

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16. Lost Village

22nd – 25th August 2024

Lost Village FestivalFeeling whimsical and eager to explore? Lost Village might be your perfect escape this August. Tucked away in a flourishing Lincolnshire forest, this unique music festival offers the ultimate immersive experience blending music, theatre, art and much more. Wander through enchanting installations, catch captivating performances and dance under the stars to a lineup of indie, electronic and alternative acts. But this UK music festival isn’t just about the industry names – Lost Village focuses on uncovering incredible sounds and creating memories that will leave you speechless.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Chaos in the CBD, DJ Seinfield & SG Lewis

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17. Love Saves the Day

25th – 26th May 2024

Bristol’s music scene is undoubtedly one of the best in the UK. With a legacy in producing iconic hip-hop, punk and electronica tunes, Bristol is more recently associated with contemporary garage and shoe-tapping UK funk. And Bristol-born music festival, Love Saves The Day, perfectly showcases this diverse range of genres and music styles. This award-winning festival spans the May Bank Holiday Weekend and features a whopping 175+ artists across the genres. Being a community-first festival, LSTD’s dedicated team have ensured everyone feels safe and respected – zero tolerance for bad behaviour here!

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Camelphat, Rudimental & Sub Focus

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18. Junction 2 

26th – 28th July 2024
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Calling all EDM enthusiasts! Gear up for three days of sonic bliss at London’s Junction 2 music festival. This year, Junction 2 is spreading the love across a whole new three-day format, taking over Boston Manor Park from 26th to 28th July. Friday dives into the melodic and ethereal side of house and techno, Saturday slams on the dark techno brakes and Sunday lets loose with playful vibes grounded in house and disco. Junction 2 is also on a mission to be eco-friendly, with a focus on delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for a weekend of dancing and fun with your mates.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Barry Can’t Swim, Joy (Anonymous) & The Blessed Madonna

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19. Creamfields

22nd – 25th August 2024

This year, the legendary Creamfields festival is bringing the party to Daresbury for one epic weekend from the 22nd to the 25th August. Get ready to lose yourself in thumping beats and electric vibes with a massive lineup. Plus, discover the exciting new addition for 2024 – the APEX stage! Promising mind-blowing production and a truly unforgettable experience, the APEX stage has been dubbed the ‘world’s biggest indoor main stage superstructure’. So dust off your dancing shoes, grab your besties and get ready for an unforgettable Creamfields weekend.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Andy C, ANOTR & Pete Tong

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20. Wireless Festival 

12th – 14th July 2024

Wireless FestivalSunshine, music and good times with mates – that’s the recipe for Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park! Bringing together the hottest names in the music industry, this epic grime, R&B, pop and hip-hop music festival is a guaranteed weekend of fun. Sing along to chart-topping anthems, discover your new favourite artist on the smaller stages and take in the electric atmosphere. Best of all, there are delicious food stalls to fuel your dancing, fairground rides for a bit of a thrill and a friendly vibe that’s perfect for letting loose in the sun.

🎶 Biggest line-up names: Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage & Sean Paul

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