12 UK music festivals that will make it the best summer ever

Posted on 30/01/2018 by Spaceships Crew

It'll be an amazing summer this year. With all the UK music festivals going on it can be hard to figure out which one(s) to go to. No worries. We've created a list with the best festivals in the UK, including all the info you need (like line-up and ticket info) to start planning your summer road trip. It'll be the best summer ever!

12 of the best UK music festivals

No matter the music you're into, you'll have a blast at these UK music festivals. Most of them have a mixed line-up, while some are dedicated to a specific type of music. All are packed with major international bands & DJs and awesome local acts.

12 UK music festivals that will make it the best summer ever

Isle of Wight Festival: rock & pop festival

  • Dates: 21 till 24 June 2018 (50th Anniversary Edition)
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Lineup 2018: Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Galagher, The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms, Manic Street Preachers, Sheryl Crow, Soul II Soul, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Chase & Status (DJ set), Walking on Cars... And many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now. More info about tickets.
  • More info: official website of the Isle of Wight festival

Download Festival

  • Dates: 8 till 10 June 2018
  • Genre: heavy metal, rock, punk rock, alternative rock
  • Location: Donington Park in Leicestershire, England
  • Line-up 2018: Guns 'n Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Less Than Jake, Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, Bullets for my Valentine, Rise Against, The Hyves... And many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now via the official ticket shop (you can pay in instalments)
  • More info: official website of the Download festival


Sonic Rock Solstice festival

  • Dates: 14 till 17 June 2018
  • Genre: spacerock, progressive and blues
  • Location: Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove
  • Line-up 2018: ...to be announced soon
  • On-site camping: yes, free camping and no extra charges for campervans
  • Tickets: tickets not yet on sale
  • More info: official website of the Sonic Rock Solstice festival

Glastonbury Festival: iconic UK music festival

Probably the most Iconic rock festival on the planet. If you are able to get tickets. If not, they are like the preverbal gold dust, especially with today’s security features. Good luck!

  • Dates: 26 - 30 June 2019 (there won't be a Glastonbury festival in 2018)
  • Location: Worthy Farm, in Pilton Somerset (BA4 4BY)
  • Extra info: 2018 is a "Fallow Year" for Glastonbury... This allows the ground to recover from the stomping of the thousands of festivalgoers.
  • Line-up 2019: to be announced
  • Line-up 2017: Radiohead, The XX, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Biffy Clyro, Major Lazer, Lorde, Alt-J, Kaiser Chiefs, Dropkick Murphys, Kodaline... And many, many more.
  • On-site camping: yes (info about campervan hire for Glastonbury)
  • Tickets: no info about the 2019 tickets yet
  • More info: on Glastonbury facts & tips page

Latitude Festival (winner Best Major Festival)

  • Dates: 12 to 15 July 2018
  • Genre: the festival combines music with theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics and literature
  • Location: Henham Park, near Southwold (Suffolk)
  • Line-up 2018: The Killers, Solange, Alt-J, Wolf Alice, Rag'n'Bone Man, The Breeders, Bridget Christie, Harry Hill, Where's the F in News... And many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: tickets for the 2018 edition of the festival are now on sale
  • More info: official website of the Latitude festival

Secret Garden Party (SGP)

  • Dates: no more Secret Garden Party festival as 2017 was the last one ever!
  • Extra info: 2017 was the last ever edition. A new and different event ‘rise from the ashes’ in the future. 
  • Genre: rock, world, electronic, reggae, folk, dance, house, alternative
  • Location: Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire
  • Line-up 2018: a new festival will arise
  • Line-up 2017: Metronomy, Crystal Fighters, Toots & the Maytals, Wild Beasts, Peaches and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • More info: official website of the Secret Garden Party festival

BoomTown Fair

  • Dates: 9 - 12 August 2018
  • Genre: drum & bass, jungle, house, UK garage, dubstep, reggae, dub, punk, swing, folk, world music, hip hop
  • Location: Winchester in England
  • Lineup 2018: too many to mention... See full line-up here,
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: 2018 tickets are now on sale
  • More info: official website of BoomTown Fair

V Festival: penultimate weekend festival

  • Dates: 2017 was the last edition of V Festival... But the festival will return under a new name!
  • Locations: Hylands Park in Chelmsford & Weston Park in Staffordshire (same lineup; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday)
  • Lineup 2018: more info to be announced soon
  • On-site camping: yes (make sure to buy a campervan & caravan supplement ticket)
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Update: "The name of the new festival that continues on the same weekend in 2018 will be announced soon." (source V Festival on Twitter)


  • Dates: 23, 24, 25 and 26 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Weekend)
  • Genre: dance music
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Lineup 2018: Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Major Lazer, Martin Garrrix, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Vini Vici, Rudimental DJ.., And many more DJs are scheduled to perform at Creamfields,
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: tickets for the 2018 edition are now on sale.
  • More info: official website of the Creamfields festival

Reading Festival

  • Dates: 24 till 26 August 2018
  • Genre: rock, alternative, grime, electronic dance music
  • Location: Richfield Ave, Reading
  • Line-up 2018: Fall Out Boy, Travis Scott, The Kooks, The Wombats, Wolf Alice, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! at the Disco, Dua Lipa, Sum41, Pendulum, Papa Roach, Kings of Leon, Courteneers, The Vaccines, Slaves... And many more,
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now
  • More info: official website of the Reading festival

Bestival: indie & dance festival

Bestival is often credited with having a bit more of a relaxed vibe.

  • Dates: 2-5 August 2018
  • Location: Lulworth Estate, Dorset
  • Line-up 2018: London Grammar, Silk City, MIA, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff, First Aid Kit... And many more,
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now
  • More info: official website of the Bestival UK music festival

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