10 UK festivals that will make this summer the best one ever

Posted on 02/06/2019 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!

10 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: 13 till 16 June 2019
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Line-up 2019: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Fatboy Slim, Rick Astley, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Madness and many more.
  • 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: 14, 15, 16 June 2019
  • Genre: heavy metal, rock, punk rock, alternative rock
  • Location: Donington Park in Leicestershire, England
  • Line-up 2019: Def Leppard, Slash ft Myles Kennedy, Whitesnake, Die Antwoord, Trivium, Slipknot, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Lamb of God, Slayer (farewell tour), Halestorm, Dream Theater, Anthrax and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now via the official ticket shop 
  • More info: official website of the Download festival


Sonic Rock Solstice festival

  • Dates: 20, 21, 22 and 23 June 2019
  • Genre: spacerock, progressive and blues
  • Location: Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove
  • Line-up 2019: see full line-up
  • On-site camping: yes, free camping and no extra charges for campervans
  • Tickets: 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: The Killers, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, The Proclaimers, Hozier, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus, Snow Patrol, Chemical Brothers and many more awesome artists will perform.
  • 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: 18 to 21 July 2019
  • Genre: the festival combines music with theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics and literature
  • Location: Henham Park, near Southwold (Suffolk)
  • Line-up 2019: George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Underworld, Lana del Rey, Neneh Cherry, Primal Scream and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: tickets for the 2019 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 2019: still no news
  • 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: 7 - 11 August 2019
  • Genre: drum & bass, jungle, house, UK garage, dubstep, reggae, dub, punk, swing, folk, world music, hip hop
  • Location: Winchester in England
  • Lineup 2019: Ms. Lauren Hill, Prophets of Rage, UB40, Groove Armada, Xavier Rudd, Carl Cox, Pennywise, Killing Joke, Napalm Death, Atari Teenage Riot, Therapy? and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: tickets are now on sale
  • More info: official website of BoomTown Fair


  • Dates: 22 till 25 August 2019 (Bank Holiday Weekend)
  • Genre: dance music
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Lineup 2019: Afrojack, The Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Joris Voorn and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: tickets for the 2019 edition are now on sale.
  • More info: official website of the Creamfields festival

Reading Festival

  • Dates: 23 till 25 August 2019
  • Genre: rock, alternative, grime, electronic dance music
  • Location: Richfield Ave, Reading
  • Line-up 2019: Royal Blood, The Wombats, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, A Day to Remeber, Bastille, Bowling for Soup, Enter Shikari and many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now
  • More info: official website of the Reading festival

Camp Bestival: indie & dance festival

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

  • Dates: 2-5 August 2019
  • Location: Lulworth Estate, Dorset
  • Line-up 2019: Nile Rodgers & Chic, Human League, Sister Sledge, Vengaboys, Napalm Death, Broken Brass Ensember, Sister Sledge, The Wailers 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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