Top 12 UK Summer Festivals

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Field Day
Victoria Park, Mile End, London
Saturday, 3rd June

Field Day festival has truly become one of the most popular in the UK due to its amazing alternative line-up. This year, on Saturday, June 3rd, you have the opportunity to go and encounter everything from contemporary pop and indie bands to underground dance DJ’s, and even folk musicians. A real treat this year will definitely be the headliner – Aphex Twin. Hurry up and book because it sells out fast.

English Wine Takeover Festival
Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham
Saturday, 17th June

Calling all English wine lovers! This is the perfect chance to try the finest selection of delicious wine from vineyards around the country. English wine producers will be happy to showcase a variety of delectable reds, whites and rosé’s, as well as plenty of dessert wines. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with a glass of English bubbly or two, from 11 am in the beautiful bistro bar of Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham.

South West Four
Clapham Common, Clapham, London
Saturday, 26th – Sunday, 27th August

This music festival is an explosion of dance and house music, brought by superstar DJs from around the world, including MK, Julio Bashmore and Eric Prydz. If you’re into heavy basslines, synth melodies and dancing all day and night, then this festival on Clapham Common is where you need to be this August.

Glastonbury Festival
Worthy Farm Pilton, Somerset
Wednesday, 21st – Sunday, 25th June

This world-renowned festival is best known for its muddy fields and contemporary performance acts. It’s the biggest performing arts festival in the world, of which 175,000 people now attend every year. Entering this festival is like entering another world where art is intertwined with music. This is the most memorable festival you will attend in your lifetime – that’s if you can be quick enough to purchase tickets online.

Bristol Tattoo Convention
Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
Saturday, 10th – Sunday, 11th June

This two-day convention celebrates the talented tattoo artists of the UK. There will be a hand-picked selection of vendors, food and a bar where you can enjoy refreshments after a long day of tattoo art gallery exploring. The location is easily reached by train or car.

International Youth Arts Festival
Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames
Friday, 7th – Monday, 17th July

International Youth Arts Festival is a celebration of theatre, dance, film, comedy, visual arts and even circus. It’s a 10 days festival where more than 3,000 participants, under the age of 26 will showcase their talents in 200 performances.

World Yoga Festival
Beale Park, Reading
Friday, 7th – Saturday, 8th July

This festival will give you the chance to experience yoga, guided meditation and relaxation sessions with some of the world’s top yoga teachers. This is the place where people of all ages and all walks of life come together to rejuvenate and refresh, sing, play music and make art. Need to find inner peace? This event is for you.

The Secret Garden Party
The Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
Thursday, 20th – Saturday, 22nd July

The Secret Garden Party is full of creativity, adventure and mystery. Providing breathtaking experiences around every corner, this festival will take you away from monotonous reality. Organisers promise an experience of mind-blowing activities and installations. Take part in this playful event and fill your life with colour.

Underneath The Stars
Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
Friday, 21st – Sunday, 23rd July

Being a collaboration between a folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby, her family production team and a quality food producer Cannon Hall Open Farm, this festival is a place where music, arts and food come together. This festival has previously raised funds for many charities. Now, this is the most popular event in the region of South Yorkshire.

Firle Vintage Summer Fair
Firle Place, Lewes
Saturday, 12th – Sunday, 13th August   

This two-day festival takes place in a pavilion in Lewes and offers an amazing line-up of well-known vintage Jazz bands, as well as solo artists. There’s also a great chance to dive into a vintage clothes fair and enjoy an artisan tea room, champagne bar and a display of classic cars.

Manchester Rock & Bike Fest
Manchester Road, Warrington
Friday, 18th – Sunday, 20th August

This festival is where motorcycling meets music. Unique bikes will be showcased, from Harley’s to Cafe racers, and a battle of the bands’ competition between the region’s top rock bands. A great place to take the whole family, as there are children’s fun towns and rally games for the big kids.

The Just So Festival
Rode Estate, Cheshire
Friday, 18th – Sunday, 20th August

The Just So festival provides an imaginative outdoor adventure for the whole family. This event allows visitors to let go of their everyday lives and to delve into a wonderland of world-class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music and creative pursuits. Expect a ‘Tribal Tournament’, a magical feast with curious creatures, pillow fights – a truly unique expedition of mischief and mayhem and fun.