As the winter months pass, summer arrives and with it comes the much anticipated festival season! Britain’s biggest events are already gearing up to welcome musical acts from around the world and compete to announce who’s playing what, where and when.
As this year has a bumper amount of musical events, we’ve highlighted a select few to begin to whet your appetite. So whether you have a passion for dance, hip-hop, indie or rock here are a selection of UK music festivals to suit all tastes.
10th -12th June 2016
Arguably the most prestigious hard rock and heavy metal festival in the world. It’s three days packed full of the biggest names from the 70s right up to the most recent up and coming artists within the genre. If the heavier end of the spectrum is your thing, then Download will take a heck of a lot of beating.
22nd – 26th June 2016
It may be one of the UK’s oldest festivals but Glastonbury Festival still attracts more than 130,000 music lovers every year. Those who attend can expect massive artists, but it’s not unusual for attendees to go the whole week without stopping by the infamous Pyramid Stage, and that’s because of the immense amount of circus and theatre shows, 24-hour shenanigans, incredible food stalls and secret acts. It really is one of a kind.
Reading and Leeds Festival
26th – 28th August
Reading and Leeds Festival is the type of riotous event that Bank Holiday Mondays are made for, providing a platform for rising and established indie acts, metal groups, next generation dance, hip hop and alternative pop bands, it’s one not to be missed.
25th – 28th August
If a trip to Ibiza isn’t looking likely this year, then Creamfields festival can fill the drum and bass shaped void left behind. After scooping the award for ‘Best Dance Event’ at the 2015 UK Festival Awards for the eighth time, you are guaranteed to hear only the best in DJ’s and live dance acts at this memorable event.
19th – 21st August
V Festival hit the headlines this year when they announced pop titans Justin Bieber and Rihanna have been secured as headline acts for the event in August. Aside from it’s headliners V Festival also offer a variety of acts that span pop, dance and rap.
We have only just begun to scratch the surface on your music festivals options with a few of our personal favourites. So… get googling, book your tickets, dust off your wellies, practice the art of tent assembly and enjoy your festival-filled summer.