Festival season is in full swing, and even though a few have already passed, here’s our guide to the upcoming festivals. Good luck picking just one to go to!
1. Isle of Wight
The 50th anniversary of Isle of Wight Festival will feature performers for everyone- with headliners including Kasabian, The Killers, and Liam Gallagher, and The Script, and James Bay, Rita Ora and Camila Cabello also performing.
When: 21-24 June
Where: Isle of Wight
There’s only one day to enjoy this festival, but with Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, and You Me at Six performing, it’s perfect for alternative music lovers.
When: 1 July
Where: Finsbury Park, London
3. Greenwich Music Time
Performers including Emeli Sande, Steps, and Nile Rodgers & CHIC alone make it worth it to go a night (or all six nights) of Greenwich Music Time, the view may be one of the best parts of this festival. It’s taking place on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, overlooking the River Thames, providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy some amazing music.
When: 3-8 July
Where: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
4. Wireless Festival
Love hip hop, R&B, and grime rap? The Wireless Festival headliner are Stormzy, J Cole, and DJ Khaled, and other artists performing include Rae Sremmurd, Cardi B, and Post Malone, so this festival is perfect for you.
When: 6-8 July
Where: Finsbury Park, London
5. British Summer Time
The headliners for the first weekend, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, and The Cure, seem to be meant for a slightly older, or just a more rock-based, crowd. The second weekend features Michael Buble, Khalid, Paul Simon, DNCE, and Bruno Mars. That’s what I like.
When: 6-8, 13-15 July
Where: Hyde Park, London
UK Festival Awards 2017’s Winner of Best Major Festival, Latitude is back this year featuring the Killers, Solange and alt-J. This festival isn’t just about the music, though- there will be lake swimming, comedy, theatre, and award winning writers and poets. Mr. Brightside and swimming at the same place? Sign me up.
When: 12-15 July
Where: Henham Park, Suffolk
With performers including Childish Gambino, SZA, Skepta, and Wu-Tang Clan, there’s no you’ll get bored throughout this weekend. On the off chance you do, check out the insane variety of food stalls and stands at the festival
When: 13-14 July
Where: Gunnersbury Park, London
Although it is RiZE Festival’s first year, it boasts an impressive line-up that includes Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, James Bay, Bastille, Rita Ora, Sean Paul and others. Festival-goers will be able to listen to indie, pop, urban and dance music, as well as enjoy great food and drinks.
When: 17-18 August
Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford
This festival is an EDM-lovers dream. Alesso, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Galantis… the list goes on. It’s over the August Bank Holiday weekend, so good luck coming up with an excuse not to go.
When: 23-26 August
Where: Creamfields, Daresbury
10. Reading Festival
The Reading Festival has an impressive lineup this year, with headliners including Fall Out Boy, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At the Disco and Kings of Leon. Along with the amazing headliners, there is a mix of American rock, indie pop and hip hop throughout the weekend. You can even camp on the festival grounds, making it even easier to enjoy more music throughout the weekend.
When: 24-26 August
Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading