End of the Road, Wiltshire
End of The Road always has one of the coolest music line-ups across the UK festival scene – and this year is no different: Bright Eyes, Pixies, Big Thief, Whitney, Perfume Genius, Tune Yard, The Comet Is Coming… we could go on. The comedy and literature tents are always packed with top-notch authors, comedians and rapt audiences, while mysterious late-night art installations and secret acoustic sets by big-name bands continue to make this Wiltshire festival unmissable. The event is currently sold out, but fans are encouraged to sign up on the website for resale tickets.
Line-up highlights: Pixies, Little Simz, King Krule.
Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PY; 2nd-5th September
Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Festival takes place annually in Newport and was originally a counterculture event held from 1968 to 1970. The event continues to pull in the big names: Liam Gallagher, Tom Jones and Duran Duran are all headlining this year’s edition, as well as performances from All Saints, Snow Patrol, Supergrass, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Primal Scream, Razorlight and Kaiser Chiefs.
Line-up highlights: Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta.
Newport, Isle of Wight; 16th-19th September
This weekender is about much more than music. If this year’s festival is like any other the team has thrown, expect readings, debates, discussions and poetry, lake swimming and food from all your favourite traders at its huge street food market. Remember to keep an eye out for the famous spray-painted pink sheep.
Line-up highlights: Bastille, First Aid Kit, Snow Patrol.
Southwold, Suffolk, NR34 8AQ; 22nd-25th July
Manchester’s Parklife has become synonymous with the biggest names in music and continues to be the UK’s largest metropolitan festival. Moved to now take place later in the year – increasing the likeliness it will go ahead – the year’s line-up is packed with some of the most exciting names across pop, hip-hop and electronica: think Carl Cox, Mabel, Four Tet, Camelphat, Skepta and Jon Hopkins. Best of all, as it’s in the city centre, there’s no camping required.
Line-up highlights: Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure.
Heaton Park, Manchester, M25 2SW; 11th-12th September
Field Day, London
For its 13th outing, Field Day relocated to a series of warehouses in north London. This year, it’s back where it belongs: in a field. Stripped back to a one-day festival in its original home of Victoria Park, the festival staple will host the likes of electronic artists such as Bicep, Artwork and BBC 6Music’s newest DJ, The Blessed Madonna. Visitors will also be able to sample food from some of London’s finest traders and check out a selection of independent breweries and drinks brands.
Line-up highlights: Bicep, Floating Points, Mount Kimbie.
Victoria Park, London, E3 5TB; 29th August
Yes, this is more a music festival than a food festival, but Wilderness always pulls out all the stops when to comes to hospitality. Details for this year’s jaunt are still under wraps, but previous outings have included food experiences from the likes of Patty & Bun, Temper, Cornerstone’s Tom Brown, The French House’s Neil Borthwick and Sabor’s Nieves Barragan, alongside feasting tables hosted by Angela Hartnett, James Knappet, Yosi Elad and Petersham Nurseries. Don’t forget your bathing suit – both its collection of wood-fired hot tubs and its lake prove popular every year, regardless of the weather.
Line-up highlights: TBC
Cornbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DG; 5th-8th August
Bigfoot Festival, Warwickshire
Another event that was due to launch last summer, Bigfoot is set to be a boutique three-day celebration that aims to unite the best of the international craft beer scene with headline acts and a selection of the best new bands around. Hosted among the forests, meadows and lake of Ragley Hall, Bigfoot will provide an adventurous music programme featuring headliners Primal Scream, Hot Chip Megamix and Maribou State, a huge selection of natural wines, a programme of family events and food experiences from Patty & Bun, Andrew Clarke, Genevieve Taylor, Rovi’s Neil Campbell, Scully’s Radmael Scully and Birmingham’s Andy Stubbs – aka Andy Low & Slow. We’ll see you down the front for Fat White Family, Baxter Dury and Warmduscher.
Line-up highlights: Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Erol Alkan.
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ; 18th-20th June
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