Missed Glastonbury? Plenty more Festivals coming up!
Glastonbury 2017 has now come to a close and it was one of the festival’s biggest and most covered years to date. With names like Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Dizzy Rascal, pop legend Katy Perry and even the infamous Jeremy Corbyn, all having shown up on the mainstage. This really was a year unlike any that’s come before it. For the lucky 153,000 people who got tickets, this was a year to remember.
However, there are a lot more of you festival fanatics who didn’t make the cut! And to that I say, do not despair! We have you covered. The UK is rife with amazing festivals and a great line up of headliners across the board this year. This is our list of the best festivals yet to come in 2017, prices and where to get tickets.
Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park, London. – 07.07.2017
Wireless is Live Nation festival that only started in 2005. it has been held all over the country, from London to Leeds and this year is situated in Finsbury Park, London. Musically Wireless has always gone with the contemporary cool, boasting both older well-known acts with new and upcoming artists in the same genre. This year there is a heavy influence of new & upcoming artists in rap, hip-hop, and grime, with many DJs to support the trend of house and electronic. It’s being headlined by Chance the Rapper, Skepta & The weekend with other huge acts such as Nas, Public Enemy & Wiley. If you know all these names, this one is quite possibly for you. Usually a younger crowd and a very lively atmosphere throughout.
Available from as low as £55 a ticket – See all tickets here.
Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk. 13.07 – 16.07
Latitude Festival has been going since 2006 and is probably more similar to a continental European festival than a traditional British music festival. This one caters for everyone, but generally attracts an older, middle-class crowd along with their families. Packages available include children tickets (5—12 year olds with 0-4 year olds going free), accompanied teen tickets (12-15), standard adult tickets (16+) & family camping tickets. You can opt for luxury glamping options such as summer lodges, yurts, cabins, tipis, bell houses, Bedouin tents, motorhomes, caravans, and you can even pre-order a Waitrose festival goodie bag. Very fancy. Musically it is a much more chilled vibe that most festivals with this year’s line-up featuring acts like The Coral, Mumford and Sons, and Milky Chance. Latitude features a much larger roaster of comedians that most festivals and has a stage called “The Speakeasy” which includes discussions, poetry, writers and lively discussion late into the night. Very much unlike anything else, Latitude Festival has already carved out a name for itself in the list of staple British festivals.
Available from £77.50 for an Adult’s day ticket – See all ticket options here.
Benicassim, Spain. 13.07 – 16.07
Bennicassim is not a UK festival, but we felt the need add this to our top picks as it has been a British favourite in recent years. Bennicasm is a healthy mix of British favourites, chart toppers and world-wide headliners. This year featuring: The Weeknd, Stormzy, Foals, Deamau5, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro, Liam Gallagher, Kasabian, Years & Years and Slaves. A monster line-up with a little bit for everyone, this one is not to be missed. With affordable accommodation nearby, camping facilities, locker space and regular transfers, you’ll feel right at home on the sunny shores of Spain.
A full 4 days starting from £140.40 – See all ticket prices here.
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire. – 27.07 – 30.07
Standon Calling is a boutique festival, through and through. A fantastic achievement with humbled origins of garden party events for hire, this is one for people looking for a theme to their weekend. This year’s being “Tales of the Enchanted Valley”, this is an opportunity to show off your creativity and win awesome prizes at the costume parade and competition. This is another festival with a heavy emphasis on the boutique camping experience with tipis, lodges, bell tents and a super special solid oak room called “The Suite” which boasts an en-suite with shower and sink, double bed, electricity and a complementary parking space. Standon Calling has a history of providing some of the UK’s biggest stars at the beginning of their careers; Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Slaves and London Grammar, to name just a few. This year you’ll be able to see Orbital, Clean Bandit and special guest Grace Jones.
Check out the lineup
Starting at just £57 for a day ticket – You can purchase your Standon Calling tickets here.
Virgin V Festival – 19.08 -20.08
Now if you haven’t heard of V Festival, I’d wager you have been living under a rock for some time. That or your taste in music is so incredibly niche and edgy that you simply couldn’t consider something so mainstream, and if that’s who you are we wouldn’t recommend it either. V festival is the epitome of mainstream music and one of the UK’s biggest and best festivals of recent years. This year featuring names like Pink, Jay Z, Craig David, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Emeli Sande, James Arthur, Clean bandit etc… This list honestly goes on a lot longer than that. See full line up here. Much like Reading & Leeds festivals, V Festival has two locations running on the same weekend. It began in 1996 with Pulp having the idea of playing two major outdoor venues in two days. This idea was taken and with more bands and some corporate sponsorship form Virgin Media, V festival was born.
V Fest tickets available from as low as £89 – Click here to find the cheapest tickets available
Creamfields, Daresbury, Cheshire – 24/08 – 27/08
Creamfields is the most well-known British dance music festival, now attracting almost 80,000 people. It hosts sister events all over the world, from Buenos Aries to Sydney and is also featured in more unlikely places like Abu Dhabi. It was the first dance festival to provide the clubbing experience to a large outdoor arena and it is now the most popular open air electronic event in the world. Boasting a rich dance music history, it has featured most of the world’s most well-known DJs and it’s a major award winner. It won “Best Music Festival” in 2016 and constantly wins “Best Dance Event”. All you ravers out there, this is undeniably the best choice for you. The line-up is so extensive and jampacked with well-known DJ’s, you’ll need to check out the line-up for yourself. To name a few: Above & Beyond, Annie Mac, B.Traits, Charlie Sloth, Danny Howard, Goldie, High Contrast, Chase & Status.
Creamfields tickets available starting from £85 – Click here to find the cheapest tickets available
Leeds Festival, Bramham Park, West Yorkshire/Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading – 25/08 – 27/08
These are two festivals that have gone down in history and show no sign of slowing. They have featured the biggest and the best and are continuing to do so. Reading Festival is one of the older British music festivals and dates all the way back in 1971 as a jazz and progressive rock festival. Some of the huge names that have played at these events include: The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Who, Cream, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Genesis, Iron Maiden, The Jam, The Police, Status Quo, Blur, Pulp, Muse, The Cure, Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Oasis, Metallica, Guns & Roses, Eminem, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Green Day and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Whilst in recent years its become more of a mix with much more Rap & Dance music having featured, both festivals are traditionally rock festivals and certainly have the legacy to prove it. This year with returning performances from Eminem, Muse & Kasabian, all of which have headlined before, it’s set to be a massively successful weekend and is sure to push 150,000 people between the two locations.
Leeds tickets available from as low as £65 – Click here to find the cheapest tickets available
Reading tickets available from as low as £65 – Click here to find the cheapest tickets available