As festival season approaches, it can be hard to decide which one you and the squad are going to attend. Check out our guide to all the best festivals below.
Wireless Festival will be taking place from 7th-9th July at London’s Finsbury Park and is known for its hip hop and commercial line ups. The festival does not include camping facilities but offers accommodation packages and day tickets.
Headliners this year are Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd with other acts across the weekend including Bryson Tiller, Big Narstie, Section Boyz, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty and many more to be announced. Check out the line up so far below.
Prices range from £55 for a day ticket to £16o for the whole weekend and can be found here.
V Festival is taking place on 19th and 20th August in Hylands Park in Essex and Weston Park in Shropshire with both venues offering camping options.
Headliners for the two days are P!NK and Jay Z, with other performances coming from Stormzy, Rudimental, Hannah Wants, Krept & Konan, Sigma and more.
Ticket prices range from £89 for a day ticket to £189 for a weekend ticket and can be found here.
Celebrating #15YearsOfLove, Lovebox festival will take place over two days (14th and 15th July) in London’s Victoria Park. With no camping option, Lovebox is the perfect day out or short weekend city break.
This year, Frank Ocean will make his first festival appearance since 2014 headlining the Friday of Lovebox. Other artists performing on this day include Kaytranada, Jamie XX, Sampha, Solange and more.
Chase & Status will headline the Saturday, with other performances coming from AJ Tracey, Annie Mac, Andy C and more to be announced. The festival also includes a stage from Fabric, ping pong tables, photobooths and a whole host of cocktail bars and street food.
With most tickets already sold for Lovebox, the final release for each day are available for £77 or £126 for both.
Reading And Leeds Festival
Reading and Leeds Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 25-27th August in both Reading and Leeds locations and features a diverse line up catering for all genres and music tastes.
Headliners for the festival this year are Kasabian, Eminem and Muse with other acts set to perform including Angel, Lethal Bizzle, Rejjie Snow, Tom Misch, Wiley and Architects.
Tickets are available for £71 for a day and £213 for a weekend ticket.
Creamfields Festival, winners of the 2016 Best Major Festival awards at the UK Festival Awards, takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24th-27th August.
Acts acorss the weekend include Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Stormzy, Tchami, Tiesto, Chase and Status and Pendulum. Check out the line-up so far below.
Weekend tickets for this festival come in four different options – Standard, Bronze, Silver or Gold. The Bronze option grants access to the Bronze camping site which includes ‘proper’ toilets and hot showers. The Silver option features a campsite with ‘proper’ toilets, hot showers, pamper parlour (with mirrors, hair straighteners etc) and free car parking. The Gold option includes all of this plus access to the exclusive Hospitality Arena on site which will serve you up a complimentary hot meal each day and services available within the pamper parlour including, make up and hair styling.
Day tickets are available to buy from £85 and weekend tickets begin at £175 with a whole host of different options available. Find more information here.
Boomtown Fair Chapter Nine – Behind The Mask takes place on 10th – 13th August in Winchester. Every year the festival is based around a story and this year Behind The Mask focusses on a Masked Man and his followers as they overthrow the central administration of Boomtown, “the people danced in the streets, reclaiming their city, awaiting the triumphant arrival of their leader”.
What sets Boomtown apart from other festivals, aside from its focus on reggae, dance, folk and ska music, is its plefora of stages, events and activities which take place over the weekend. The ‘city’ of Boomtown is spread across eleven districts – Town Centre, Trenchtown, Old Town, Wildwest, Mayfair, Whistlers Green, Kidz Town, Forest Parties, Sector-6, DSTRKT 5, Barrio Loco and Chinatown. Artists performing across the weekend include Toddla T, Rusko, AJ Tracey, Frank Turner and hundreds more.
Tickets are on the third release, costing £202 with a range of camping and extra options available and can be found here.
Bestival is one of the last UK festivals held on 7th to 10th September at its new location of Lulworth Estate in Dorset, perfectly finishing off the season.
The festival features eight different areas of the Ambient Forest, Slow Motion, Pigeon Clump, Colour Field, The Valley, The Lawn, The Castle Field and Caravanserai. The line up for this year includes artists such as The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, Dizzee Rascal, Danny Brown, Barely Legal and activities such as Confetti Wedding Disco, a Fireworks Finale and much much more.
Weekend tickets are available for £181 here.
If rock music is more your thing, 2000 Trees in Cheltenham between 6th and 8th July is the place to be, described as one of the friendliest festivals you’ll ever go to and showcasing over 130 different bands.
The line up includes a whole host of different bands for 2017 including Slaves, Gnarwolves, The Front Bottoms, The Wonder Years, Black Foxxes, Wallflower and many more.
As this festival is much more intimate that the ones mentioned above, it only costs £100 for a weekend ticket with day ticket options also available.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Festival takes place in Brighton across 35 walkable venues between 18th and 20th May, showcasing over 400 different musicians. The festival does not include camping options due to the nature of it being spread across the city.
With such a large number of artists performing, The Great Escape guarantees to have something for everyone. Highlights of the line up include Slaves, Belly Squad, MC Sniper, Nova Twins, Paigey Cakey, Ray Blk, Stefflon Don and Zak Abel.
If you fancy getting away from England for the weekend, Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium may be the festival for you. Tomorrowland is spilt across two weekends, with Weekend One taking place from 21st to 23rd July and 28th to 30th for Weekend Two, with each day showcasing different stages.
Weekend One will see performances from the likes of Steve Aoki, Purple Haze, Hannah Wants, Martin Garrix, Netsky, Oliver Heldens, Afrojack, Eats Everything, Pete Tong and more. Weekend Two’s line up includes Nicky Romero, Jackmaster, Netsky, Duke Dumont, Fatboy Slim, Flux Pavilion, Deadmau5, Andy C and David Guetta.
Day tickets start at €100, with weekend tickets costing €281. More information can be found here.
Woo HAH! Festival
Woo HAH! Festival may be one of the strongest European festivals, taking place in Tilburg, Netherlands from 30th June to 1st July.
The lineup for this years Woo HAH! Festival includes performances from Bryson Tiller, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Rae Sremmurd, Stormzy, Clams Casino, Lil Uzi Vert, Nas, $uicideboy$ and more, showing an insanely strong plethora of hip hop focussed artists.
Day tickets to the festival will set you back £42, with weekend tickets only costing £82.
Which festival will you be choosing to attend this summer?