10 Best Festivals In The UK You Can't Miss This Year

Sept. 3, 2018

Photo credit: Lorenzo TNC for Creamfields

The United Kingdom might not be your go-to destination during the cold seasons due to the weather but when summer comes rolling around, pack those bags and head over!

Not only does everything look greener, the sun comes out (on occasion) and the temperatures aren’t as dreadful - the festivals are iconic. During the summer season, you can find multiple festivals every month and they will definitely not disappoint. Here are the best festivals in the UK to check out for your trip this summer!


When: May 24 - 26, 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom

The multi-award winning festival is back for another year of success! We Are FSTVL is here to bring you the world’s biggest names in electronic dance music, from DJ EZ to Gorgon City.

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When: July, 2019 (TBA)

Where: London, United Kingdom

Join the three-day festival that is now London’s go-to for those wanting to hear the urban side of mainstream. Watch artists, like Cardi B, J. Cole and French Montana, take the stage and get the crowd going.

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When: August 22 - 25, 2019

Where: Daresbury, United Kingdom

Ever since its debut in 1998, Creamfields electronic dance music festival is doing something right. Watch the lineup of superstar DJs and artists from EDM, house, trance and much more light up the stage.

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Leeds and Reading

When: August 23 - 25, 2019

Where: Leeds, United Kingdom | Reading, United Kingdom

Grab your friends and find out why Reading and Leeds are known to be UK’s number one music festivals! You definitely won’t be disappointed with its variety of genres ranging from rock to hip-hop and artists from Kendrick Lamar to Kings of Leon. Two locations, but the same stunning lineup.

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South West Four

When: August 24 - 25, 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom

Dance with all your energy at London’s dance music festival, South West Four, or SW4. The festival gathers some of the biggest names in electronic music like Armin van Buuren and Marshmello.

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When: August, 2019 (TBA)

Where: East Lulworth, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for peaceful and loving vibes, Bestival is for you. Become a part of the most colorful show while jamming out to amazing music. Held at the enchanting Lulworth Estate, your breath will instantly be taken away with its incredible coastal views.

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When: June 14 - 16, 2019

Where: Castle Donington, United Kingdom

Rock out in the largest and most popular rock and metal festival in the United Kingdom. With iconic bands, like Guns N’ Roses, you definitely don’t want to miss this.

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Isle of Wight

When: June 13 - 16, 2019

Where: Newport, United Kingdom

Isle of Wight gained global recognition for its amazing taste in rock, pop and dance artists. It’s chill vibes also give it a unique essence with its inclusive environment and family-friendly atmosphere. Change up the scene and relax a bit with Isle of Wight.

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When: July, 2019 (TBA)

Where: Southwold, United Kingdom

Winning the Best Major Festival for UK’s Festival 2017, Latitude keeps the standard high for its attendees. The festival doesn’t disappoint with artists like Solange, The Killers and alt-J. Aside from music, you can get embrace the theatre, dance, film, cabaret and literature it offers.

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When: June 26 - 30, 2019

Where: Pilton, United Kingdom

Experience United Kingdom’s biggest and most famous festival, that has a long history of lining up the best of contemporary pop, rock and electronic music! Glastonbury will entertain you and 175.000 fellow music-lovers for 5 amazing days with dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts.

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Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out all festivals in the UK.

Emily Garcés

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Emily is a freelance writer and content creator. When she's not traveling, she loves spending time with her family & friends, going to coffee shops and trying to figure out where her next destination should be.