The sunshine season is here, meaning it’s time to start planning your summer itinerary. To give you a hand, we’ve put together an ultimate festival calendar for everything going on this summer. Whether it’s a traditional festival like Glastonbury, or some fun in the sun at Hideout, we’re here to give you the lowdown on who’s headlining and what dates you need to book off work ready for that hangover!
Love saves the day 25th May – 26th May Eastville Park, Bristol
If you want to go to this one you better get your tickets quick time – it starts this bank holiday weekend! Located in Bristol, and on its 8thyear, Love Saves The Day aims to combine pioneering artists from around the globe with the best of Bristol’s thriving underground scene. The line-up this year includes Lily Allen, Not3s and Chase and Status.
Parklife Festival 8th July – 9th June Heaton Park, Manchester
Definitely a firm fave amongst us Brits, Parklife has annually pulled together a line-up of some of the best names in the music industry. And with the likes of Cardi B, George Ezra, Khalid, Annie Mac, Mabel and Major Lazer performing, it's definitely going to stay that way! Marketed as a multi-genre music festival, in Heaton Park Manchester, it’s inevitable that all tickets have sold out – good luck trying to find some! Maybe next year?
Glastonbury 26th June – 30th June Worthy Farm, Somerset
Absolute classic! The ultimate festival! Yes, tickets went on sale at the beginning of October (last year!) and yes, they sold out in a mere 36 minutes, but are you really surprised when the line-up includes The Killers, Stormzy, Miley Cyrus, Years & Years, Billie Eilish and so on? You’ll just have to watch this one on TV again!
Hideout 1st July – 5th July Zcre Festival Beach, Novalja, Croatia
Bringing the biggest names in electronic music together across 5 packed festival days, Hideout has proved to be the unwavering favourite festival amongst millennials! This week-long party is set across Crotia’s stunning Zrce Beach, and has some heavy-hitting sets that roll through to the early hours of the morning. As well as this there are boat parties, pool parties and beach parties so you really get your monies worth. There are still some tickets left (albeit the more expensive ones), but if getting pissed in the sun is something you’re passionate about – we know we are – then there really is no question.
Wireless Festival London 5th July – 7th July Finsbury Park, London
Owned and managed by Live Nation, Wireless Festival has taken place across the country (predominantly London) since its inception in 2005. Some of the main headliners this year include Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Tyga and Stefflon Don.
Lovebox 12th July – 13th July Gunnersbury Park, London
This two-day music festival, despite starting as a dance festival, has expanded to include a variety of genres including pop, his hop, grime and rock. This year you can expect to see Chance the Rapper, Giggs, 2 Chainz and Annie Mac across the various stages. It'll be a good one for the 'gram as the festival is known for its creative, elaborately built stages and areas.
Bennicassim 18th July – 21st July Barcelona, Spain
Another one for all you sun lovers out there. This 4-day festival located on the Spanish coast, between Valencia and Barcelona, has hosted some of the largest artists at some of the largest parties! This year, the line-up includes Fatboy Slim, Lana De Rey, Jess Glynne and George Ezra. Why not make a proper holiday out of it and continue your holiday after the festival has finished? Another few nights in Barcelona relaxing (or more day drinking) is definitely good for the soul.
Tomorrowland 19th July – 28th July Boom, Belgium
Held in Boom, Belgium, Tomorrowland is one of the world’s most noteable electronic dance music festivals. Stretching over two weekends - because like Coachella – one just isn’t enough, the ethos behind the festival is to live today, love tomorrow and unite forever. Live your life to the fullest and never comprise anything. Now that is something we can get behind! You can expect to see some top names performing this year including Jamie Jones, Alesso, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig and Die Antwood.
Bestival 26th July – 29th July Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Held in the south of England, this four-day festival is hosting Jess Glynne, Annie Mac and Lewis Capaldi, as well as various comedy acts, theatre and shows, fireworks, yoga and meditation workshops and some amazing food stalls.
Boomtown Fair 7th August – 12th August Winchester
Another one that's great for getting those insta pics! The make-believe city they create for the five-day festival is all about a world of unity, creativity and freedom.
Creamfields 22ndAugust – 25th August Daresbury, Cheshire
The only place to be on August bank holiday weekend. This major dance music festival, which has won multiple awards, is hosting the likes of Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Martin Garrix, MK, Duke Dumont, and Swedish House Mafia - need we say more?
Reading & Leeds Festival 23rd August – 25th August Reading/Leeds
If dance music isn't really your thing (don't worry we won't hold it against you), then Reading & Leeds festival may be an option for you one August bank holiday. The line up includes The 1975, Post Malone and the Foo Fighters and you can still buy tickets!