HUGE FESTIVAL CALENDER
We have compiled what is probably the largest single listings guide of festivals that you will find anywhere.
This is where you will find the latest news and posts from all the festivals we follow.
Look for a festival in your part of the world… or scroll down for our featured events this month… or the full list!
06jun(jun 6)1:00 pm17(jun 17)11:00 pmHampton Court Palace Festivalworld-class acts across 2 weeks in June. Enjoy the unique opportunity to see incredible performances within the intimate setting of Base Court set against the backdrop of Tudor history. Featuring Grace Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Bjorn Again and more TBAHampton Court, Hampton Court, Richmond, UK
08jun(jun 8)12:00 pm11(jun 11)11:00 pmDownload Festival 2023: The 20th AnniversaryFOUR DAYS of music, taking place 8th-11th June at Donington Park, the spiritual home of rockDonington Park, Derby, DE74 2, United Kingdom
08jun(jun 8)1:00 pm11(jun 11)12:00 pmGottwood 2023A boutique electronic music festival hidden in the Welsh woodlandsCarreglwyd Estate, Carreglwyd Estate, Anglesey, Wales
09jun(jun 9)12:00 pm10(jun 10)10:00 pmTwyford Beer Festival 2023Stanlake Meadows, Twyford, nr Reading Berkshire
10jun12:30 pm3:30 pmThe Gin & Rum Festival - Leeds - 2023The Armouries, Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT
10jun1:00 pm4:00 pmAfroFest Bristol Music Festival + Fashion Exhibition 2023Trinity Centre, Trinity Centre, bristol
15jun12:00 pm11:00 pmIsle of Wight Festival 2023A star-studded weekend on the beautiful Isle of WightSeaclose Park
16junAll Day18Black deer Festival 2023Black Deer Festival is on a mission to bring the authentic Americana way of life to the UK, with festival-goers able to immerse themselves in the music, food and storytelling of a culture like no other.Eridge Park, Eridge Park, Kent, UK
16jun(jun 16)10:00 am18(jun 18)12:00 pm3 Wishes Fairy Festival 2023Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
16jun(jun 16)1:00 pm25(jun 25)12:00 pmLA PRIMA ESTATE FESTIVAL 2023The ultimate festival holiday destination is back by the beach in Lido di Camaiore on the breathtaking Tuscan coast.Bussola Domani Park, Lido Di Camaiore, Versilia, Tuscany
16jun(jun 16)6:00 pm18(jun 18)5:30 pmFalmouth International Sea Shanty FestivalFalmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
17jun11:30 am11:45 pmTest FestThe only music festival of it's kind in the UK or even the World!Taunton Rugby Football Club, Veritas Park, Hyde Ln, Taunton TA2 8BU
17jun(jun 17)2:30 pm18(jun 18)10:00 pmDavid Bowie World Fan Convention 2023 | New York CityTERMINAL 5
21jun(jun 21)8:00 am26(jun 26)11:00 amGlastonbury Festival 2023The ultimate festivalGlastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton
22jun(jun 22)11:00 am25(jun 25)10:00 pmDefqon.1 Weekend Festival 2023 | Path of the Warrior | Official Q-dance eventDefqon 1 - Biddinghuizen
24jun(jun 24)11:00 am25(jun 25)5:00 pmShake & Stir Vintage Music Festival 2023!Fishermans Walk, Bournemouth, BH5 2, United Kingdom
29jun(jun 29)12:00 pm03jul(jul 3)12:00 pmBarn on the Farm 2023Barn on the Farm is your festival. Join the family.Barn on the Farm Festival
30jun(jun 30)12:00 pm02jul(jul 2)4:00 pmCamper Marmalade VW Festival 2023Bay Tree Ln, Bay Tree Ln, Polegate BN26 6QN
30jun(jun 30)12:00 pm02jul(jul 2)8:00 pmFolk in a Field Festival 2023Bradmoore Woods, Bradmoore Woods, Narford Ln, King's Lynn PE32 1FQ
30jun(jun 30)1:00 pm15jul(jul 15)12:00 pmMONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023Montreux Jazz Festival is a renowned music festival held annually in Montreux, Switzerland, drawing 250,000 music lovers from across the world to the Lake Geneva shorelineMontreux, Switzerland
30jun(jun 30)3:00 pm02jul(jul 2)11:00 pmSettle Down Fest 2023Settle Victoria Hall- The World's Oldest Music Hall
NO FESTIVAL LEFT BEHIND
No festival is too small so we list them all – and love them all
From huge international events showcasing the planet’s biggest stars to small one-day events in tiny spaces where grass-roots performers play to small but appreciative audiences – we believe every festival deserves to be celebrated and recognised…
All the latest news and posts from scores of festivals…
REDDIT FESTIVAL NEWS Is anyone looking forward to Fyre 2.0 Festival’s Comeback Story?
[Fyre Festival Billy, Kendal Jenner, Hailey Baldwin](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNGWPMLq4ZI&t=344s) View Reddit by burgerpattym – View Source Is anyone looking forward to Fyre 2.0 Festival’s Comeback Story? by u/burgerpattym in festivals burgerpattymRead more
Rebellion Festival news: STAGES & TIMES ANNOUNCED!…
Latest update from Rebellion Festival STAGES & TIMES ANNOUNCED! It’s that exciting time to start planning, working out what artists you want to see, who gets 10 mins before you[…]Read more
Festival and Events UK news: Glastonbury organisers ask festivalgoers not to bring disposable vapes…..
Latest update from Festival and Events UK Glastonbury organisers ask festivalgoers not to bring disposable vapes.. Organisers at Glastonbury have asked guests not to bring disposable vapes to the campsite.[…]Read more
Bearded Theory news: Big shout out to everyone who’s completed the survey so far! If you want to hav…
Latest update from Bearded Theory: Big shout out to everyone who’s completed the survey so far! 🥰 If you want to have your say on everything from artists to Big[…]Read more
YNOT festival news : The Hog & Barrel is back! Y Not’s very special pub venue returns! Expect a w…
Latest Festival Flyer update from YNOT Festival Y Not Festival Source The Hog & Barrel is back! Y Not’s very special pub venue returns! Expect a well-stocked bar, more straw[…]Read more
Latitude festival news : Sunday Day tickets for Barclaycard presents Latitude are now SOLD OUT Friday, S…
Latest Festival Flyer update from Latitude Festival Latitude Festival Source Sunday Day tickets for Barclaycard presents Latitude are now SOLD OUT 🎉 Friday, Saturday and Weekend tickets are still available,[…]Read more
Wilderness Festival news: Eagerly counting down the days until Christine and the Queens grace The Wilderness Stage this August…
Latest update from Wilderness Festival Eagerly counting down the days until Christine and the Queens grace The Wilderness Stage this August? Well…we’ve got just the solution. We have two tickets[…]Read more
Eastern Electrics news : Eastern Electrics 2023 is set to be a busy one. If you’re looking for an easy ac…
Latest Festival Flyer update from Eastern Electrics Eastern Electrics 2023 is set to be a busy one. If you’re looking for an easy access, minimal queuing experience, the VIP package[…]Read more
TRAMLINES news: I remember T-shirt weather…
Latest update from Tramlines I remember T-shirt weather I remember some days We were singing our lungs out In the backseat together ☀️ Tramlines SourceRead more
Cork Midsummer Festival news: Gina Moxley: Putting my play on at the Crawford has stirred old memories
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REDDIT FESTIVAL NEWS Skrillex drops new music video for Rumble
Skrillex drops new music video for Rumble View Reddit by infinitelyhighrob – View Source Skrillex drops new music video for Rumble by u/infinitelyhighrob in festivals infinitelyhighrobRead more
Festival and Events UK news: Severe congestion remains on all approaches to the Download Festival as revellers using the M1 are f…
Latest update from Festival and Events UK Severe congestion remains on all approaches to the Download Festival as revellers using the M1 are facing delays. Throughout the morning delays have[…]Read more
A few things we love about festivals…
What makes a great festival? With so many shapes and sizes out there that’s not an easy question to answer – but here’s what we think…
It’s all too easy to just book big names and established acts – but a truly great festival takes risks and scours the horizon for new and emerging performers who may have the talent to be the next generation of top stars.
VALUE FOR MONEY
We know it’s not cheap to stage a great festival, so ticket prices have to reflect this. But festivals need to get their pricing right and also be aware of how much they are charging for food and drink over the event, and how much of an impact this has on the overall experience.
Going to a festival shouldn’t be a passive experience – it should be immersive and give you the chance to be a part of the action. Festivals that find ways for their audiences to engage with the performance will always find that more people come back year after year.
How clean are your festival toilets and how many water points do you have in your campsite? How well briefed are your stewards and how friendly are your security staff? Is signage clear and is your program easy to read and understand? Get these thimngs right and you’ll win a lot of friends.
Beautiful Days – a true festival family
Created by the Levellers, a band who epitomise the free spirited philosophy of festivals in their 90s heyday, Beautiful Days ticks al the boxes…
every year provides audiences with a fantastically curated and eclectic mix of music, theatre and comedy, with careful thought given to the tastes of the crowd but a willingness to try out new things.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Ticket prices are sensibly set, and on site food and drink prices are extremely fair.
Clean enough to eat your dinner in – say no more.
STAFF WHO CARE
Many of the stewards and security staff are as much regulars as the fans who come back year after year. They know the festival and they interact with guests in the best way possible.
More than just an ego trip… Mik Artistik
Whilst festivals have a duty to get things right, performers also need to think about how they package themselves for a festival crowd – and there is probably no better example of this than Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip.
Mik Artistik’s songs are far from formulaic. With subject matter ranging from plastic garden ornaments to leaves stuck under windscreen wipers his themes are heartfelt and obscure in equal measure…and the crowd loves him for it.
In the manner of a great stand-up comic, Mik reads his audiences like a book and seaks directly to them at every chance he gets – and in so doing wins new fans with every show.
At Glastonbury 2019 Mik put in at least 11 performances over the weekend (we lost count at that point) – ensuring that as many people as possible got to see himm at least once…
There is a sense of fun at every Mik Artistik gig you ever see – but behind that fun is a serious side… the spirit of a man who is fully committed to his craft and puts every ounce of energy into even the smallest show.
Festival acts we love
What makes a great festival performance? For us it’s the ability to catch and hold the attention of a passing crowd…so here are just a few of our favourite acts who have what it takes to make your festival a memorable affair…
Blistering indie rock
Beans on Toast
Funke and the Two Tone Baby
A one man band with bells on
Mesmerising and passionate
Pete Bentham and ther Dinner Ladies
Pure roots funk
The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican
To know them is to love them
Here are a few of our favourite stalls from around the festival circuitFull trader listings
Although festival t-shirts are all well and good, most of the best clothes we’ve ever bought from festivals have been from vintage and charity shops. Oxfam often have some great and stylish bargains – but get in quick.
It’s simple and unpretentious, but filling, delicious and great value. The portions served up by the Roaming Rotisserie team always have us coming back for more – like Depeche Mode samg, we just can’t get enough!
The Really Good Bar Co bring a Real Ale selection to festivals – ranging from a small two-cask stillage on the back bar to racking and refrigeration for up to 100 casks. They source all the beers direct from local breweries.
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