7 Best UK Festivals For Music Lovers

These are the best UK festivals as the United Kingdom is certainly a paradise for music lovers. So, whether you are a local or visiting the UK, you can be a part of a long list of music festivals covering varied genres of music.

So, no matter what you are looking for, you will surely have a music festival per your favorite genre. So, here are some of the top 7 UK music festivals for all music lovers out there.


Beginning the list with “Loverocks”, this music festival will take place at St. Leonards Farm and Campsite from 15 June to 16 June 2018. This festival is for all those who like listening to Classic Rock and Blues.

The line-up for the festival includes – UK Foo Fighters, Western Sand, Pearl Handled Revolver, The Speak, Brent Hutchinson, Stonewire, and The Kris Barras Band.

You can also bring along your family where there are kids playing areas, glamping facilities, food stalls, and face painting competitions.

This is a perfect family getaway where you get to enjoy your favorite music and your kids get to chill out.

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Folk In A Field Festival

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Taking place at Bradmoor Wood from 6 th July to 8 th July 2018. This music festival gives you a wide variety of quality acts along with a medley of arts, crafts, and demonstrations. It is the wide range of music and secluded
getaway that attracts thousands of music lovers & tourists from different parts of the world.

The line-up for the festival includes – Creeds Cross, The Vagabond, Solana, Nepomuk, Rob Heron, The Tea Pad Orchestra, and 20 amazing acts. This music festival certainly has something for everyone.

Website: https://www.folkinafield.co.uk/

Brentwood Festival

Entering the 8 of the year, it is one of the annual festivals, make sure you are at Brentwood Centre to attend Brentwood Festival from 13 July to 15 July 2018.

The best thing about this music festival is that a share of its earnings goes to charity and over £120,000 has been raised for varied causes.

In addition to serenading live music, the festival hosts over 5 real ales, fairground rides, a food market, and there are various activities (organized by Brentwood Borough Council) to keep the kids occupied.

For the festival, the line-up includes – Midge Ure, Status Quo, Missing Andy, Go West, Jocelyn Brown, The Real Thing, and various others.

They are special disabled facilities at the festival such as – a disabled platform, disabled parking, and disabled toilets.

Website: http://brentwoodfestival.co.uk/

TW12 Jazz Festival

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Putting on their 6 th installments of TW12 Jazz Festival, the main highlight will be Grammy-nominated pianist, arranger, and composer – Geoffrey Keezer.

You also get to witness Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Dom Pipkin, and Alexander Bone. The festival will host an open-to- all jam session for the first time.

Website: http://www.tw12jazzfestival.co.uk/

Isle Of Wight Festival

As the name is self-explanatory, this music festival takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, and this year it is scheduled for 21 st June to 24 th June 2018.

The first festival took place in 1968 and featured some of the popular artists of that time – Fairport Convention and T-Rex.

The Isle of Wight Festival of 1970 went on for five long days and artists like The Doors, Joan Baez, and Hawkwind performed at the festival.

One of the most famous guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix also played at this festival in 1970 weeks before his sudden death. The same year also witnessed the maximum number of attendees at the festival.

This is also one of the popular music festivals as well and the stage has been shared by some of the famous names in the music industry including – Bruce Springsteen, The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Neil Young, The Police, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, R.E.M., David Bowie, Groove Armada.

Website: http://isleofwightfestival.com/

Boardmasters Festival

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Make sure you are in Cornwall to be a part of the Boardmasters Festival taking place on 8 th – 12 th August 2018. This is also one of the annual music festivals in the UK.

The best thing about this festival is that you get to enjoy a unique amalgamation of live music and skateboarding/surfing competitions, this surely sounds interesting.

The festival first started in 1981 and the current capacity is more than 40,000 people. Most of the music performances usually take place near Watergate Bay (north of Newquay). Fistral Beach is where Men's Pro 5 Star WQS surf competition will take place.

This is the place where you will also find a skate ramp made for BMX and skateboard competitions. The music performances will go across seven music stages – VIP Bar/Stage, The Main Stage, The View, Keg & Pasty, The Point, Unleashed, and Mavericks.

Some of the popular artists already been to these stages are – Calvin Harris, Basement Jaxx, Bastille, Ben Howard, Cypress Hill, Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, and Snoop Dogg.

All over the arena, you will find the presence of catering units. Make sure you have visited Cornish Market, this is where you get to enjoy mouth-watering food including Mexican and Italian.

Within the campsites, you will find breakfast and snack bars. If you are caught smoking in an indoor area, you can also be fined.

Website: http://www.boardmasters.co.uk/

Download Festival

Book your tickets to the best Rock and Metal fest and reach Donington Park in Derby from 8th June to 10th June 2018.

Started in 2003, this is a Rock Fest where you get to witness some of the hard-hitting rock groups and people (rock lovers) come here from around the world.

This festival has hosted some of the popular rock bands in the music industry including – Slipknot, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, and AC/DC. This year’s artist line-up includes – System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith, and various others.

If you are camping, then you are allowed to carry your own drinks, but they will not be allowed in the music arena.

At the festival, you will also find lots of markets selling jewelry, clothes, merchandise, chairs, organic foods,
chairs, and souvenirs.

Website: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/

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