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Summer 2024’s UK Music Festivals | A Complete Guide from Country 2 Country to Glastonbury

Get ready for summer 2024 with our comprehensive guide to the UK's festival scene, featuring the latest on line-ups and ticket details.

Being deep into January now, with an unmistakable winter chill gripping the air, it’s the perfect time to dream of next summer’s musical escapades. With line-ups starting to roll in, now’s your chance to plan for those sun-drenched festival days ahead.

Whether you’re a die-hard rocker, an electronic music enthusiast, or someone seeking a mellower vibe, the UK’s 2024 festival roster has something for everyone.

In our comprehensive guide, complete with the latest artist announcements and ticket information, you’ll find there’s something for everyone and all the info you need to plan your musical getaways this summer.

Country 2 Country (C2C)

c2c 2024 lineup

Kicking off our festival journey is C2C, a must-visit destination for country music aficionados. The three-day event brings the genre’s biggest names to the heart of London.

When? March 8-10

Where? The O2, London

Who’s on the line-up? Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion and many more acts announced.

Tickets: from £90; 

The Great Escape

Brighton’s The Great Escape is a treasure trove of new and emerging talent. It’s the go-to festival for discovering the next big thing in music.

When? May 15-18

Where? Brighton Beach, Brighton and Hove

Who’s on the line-up? BabyMorocco, Cardinals, Darren Kiely, Eaves Wilder, Gia Ford, LVRA, No Windows, and Picture Parlour are among the first fifty acts that have been announced so far.

Tickets: From £100 (full festival ticket);

Bearded Theory


For a family-friendly experience, head to Bearded Theory in Derbyshire. This four-day festival, held in the sprawling Catton Park estate, promises a lineup that will have everyone jumping for joy.

When? May 23-26

Where? Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent

Who’s on the line-up? Jane’s Addiction, Amyl and the Sniffers, Future Islands, Sleaford Mods, Orbital and many more to be announced.

Tickets: From £220;

Wide Awake


Wide Awake in London is an indie haven, spotlighting the best up-and-coming talents alongside festival circuit favourites. Expect a diverse lineup spanning rock and dance.

When? May 25

Where? Brockwell Park, London

Who’s on the line-up? King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Young Fathers, Alice Glass, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Squid, Crumb, Eartheater and many more acts to be announced.

Tickets: From £54.50;

Cross The Tracks

cross the tracks 2024 lineup

Cross The Tracks is a one-day festival in London focusing on jazz, soul, R&B, and hip-hop. It’s a blend of fresh talent and familiar faces.

When? May 26

Where? Brockwell Park, London

Who’s on the line-up? BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Eve, Ama Lou, Jalen Ngonda, The Cavemen, Giles Peterson, Channel One and many more acts are to be announced.

Tickets: From £54.50; 

Forbidden Forest

forbidden forest lineup 2024

Dance in nature’s embrace at Forbidden Forest, a three-day rave set in a picturesque forest. With its growing popularity, expect a stellar lineup of dance music’s finest.

When? May 31 – June 2

Where? Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Who’s on the line-up? Andy C, Dennis Cruz, East End Dubs, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Hybrid Minds, Max Dean, Seth Troxler, Shy FX, Wilkinson and many more to be announced.

Tickets: From £75 (day tickets), £160 (weekend camping);


Manchester’s Parklife is a genre-spanning extravaganza, featuring a diverse lineup including Fisher and Chris Lake, with more acts to be announced.

When? June 8-9

Where? Heaton Park, Manchester

Who’s on the line-up? Fisher and Chris Lake, plus a full line-up to follow in January

Tickets: From £125. Pre-sale kicks off on Dec 6, with a general sale to follow on Dec 8. Payment plans are available;



Rock lovers, head to Download at Donington Park. But you already know that. The UK’s major metal and hard rock festival continues to go from strength to strength.

When? June 14-16

Where? Donington Park, Leicestershire

Who’s on the line-up? Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, Royal Blood, The Offspring, Sum 41, Bowling For Soup and many more acts to be announced.

Tickets: From £275 (weekend camping);


gottwood initial artists announcement

Experience the mystical vibes of Gottwood in a North Wales forest, offering four days of underground electronic music.

When? June 13-16

Where? Carreglwyd Estate, Anglesey

Who’s on the line-up? Crazy P Soundsystem, Malika, Ruf Dug, Sweet Mess (live), KT, Papa Nugs and more.

Tickets: £TBA;

Isle of Wight

isle of wight festival lineup 2024

The Isle of Wight Festival is a ferry ride away to a weekend filled with music and fun.

When? June 20-23

Where? Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight

Who’s on the line-up? The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, Green Day, The Streets, Keane, Blossoms, Zara Laarson, Scouting for Girls, Nothing But Thieves and many more announced.

Tickets: Weekend tickets from £270;


Photo: Leon Neal.

Glastonbury, the crown jewel of UK festivals, returns to Worthy Farm for a diverse five-day extravaganza, with surprises in every corner.

When? June 26-30

Where? Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

Who’s on the line-up? TBC

Tickets: Tickets are now sold out. Find out more about the other (legal) ways of getting into the festival here;

Big Smoke Festival

Skepta’s inaugural Big Smoke Festival in Crystal Palace Park is his only live UK show of 2024, and now also features a blockbuster lineup that includes The Streets, Mahalia, JME and more.

When? July 6

Where? Crystal Palace Park

Who’s on the line-up? Skepta, Más Tiempo, many more TBA

Tickets: £72.80; buy tickets here

Junction 2

London’s Junction 2 promises a dance-filled weekend under the viaduct, featuring Paul Kalkbrenner, Jeff Mills, and more.

When? July (dates TBA)

Where? Boston Manor Park, London

Who’s on the line-up? Paul Kalkbrenner, Jeff Mills, Daniel Avery, VTSS, Honey Dijon, The Blessed Madonna and many more.

Tickets: Tier one tickets now sold out, tier two to be released in January;

Secret Garden Party: Roots

Returning to its roots, Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire is a festival circuit highlight, promising “fresh frivolity and new collectives.”

When? July 25-28

Where? Abbots Ripon, Cambridgeshire 

Who’s on the line-up? To be announced in January

Tickets: £230;


wireless festival

Wireless in London is the hip-hop hotspot of the summer, featuring the best in Rap, R&B, and Afrobeats.

When? July 12-14

Where? Finsbury Park, London

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: from £95.60;


Sheffield’s Tramlines offers a stacked lineup and great value in the heart of the city.

When? July 26-28

Where? Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: Weekend tickets from £130,


Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club have previously performed at WOMAD and are highly likely to make an appearance this year

WOMAD celebrates international music, having previously featured Abel Selacoe and Bombay Bicycle Club.

When? July 25-28

Where? Charlton Park, Wiltshire

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: £TBA,

Kendal Calling


Kendal Calling in the Lake District is a crowd-pleaser with a mix of headliners.

When? August 1-4

Where? Lowther Deer Park, Lake District

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: Weekend tickets from £179 (weekend camping);


Wilderness Festival

Wilderness in Oxfordshire is a four-day escape offering a party like no other.

When? August 1-4

Where? Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: Weekend tickets from £220;

In The Park

Liverpool’s In The Park takes over Sefton Park with Jamie Webster headlining a memorable weekender.

When? July 12-14

Where? Sefton Park, Liverpool

Who’s on the line-up? Jamie Webster, Cream Classical

Tickets: From £49.50;



Boardmasters in Newquay is a beach bash with big names like Stormzy and Bicep.

When? August 7-11

Where? Newquay, Cornwall

Who’s on the line-up? Stormzy, Chase & Status, Becky Hill, Bicep, Nia Archives, Kenya Grace, Tom Odell and many more.

Tickets: From £259;


boomtown festival 2024

Experience the surreal Boomtown in Winchester, a five-day drum and bass and techno extravaganza.

When? August 7-11

Where? Winchester, Hampshire

Who’s on the line-up? TBC

Tickets: Weekend tickets from £315,

We Out Here


Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here in Dorset features a packed roster of live music and DJs, plus family-friendly activities.

When? August 15-18

Where? Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

Who’s on the line-up? Floating Points, Mount Kimbie, Mansur Brown, Yaya Bey, Lonnie Holley, aja monet, CASISDEAD and Asha Puthli (all live).

Tickets: From £199,

Green Man


Green Man in South Wales is a top festival pick, spanning multiple genres and experiences.

When? August 15-18

Where? Crickhowell, South Wales

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: Sold out, but keep an eye on resales,

All Points East

loyle carner all points east

All Points East in London’s Victoria Park showcases some of the biggest names in music.

When? August 17, August 23, August 25

Where? Victoria Park, London

Who’s on the line-up?

August 17: Loyle Carner, Nas, Ezra Collective, Sainté, Joe James, ENNY, Navy Blue.

August 23: LCD Soundsystem, Jai Paul, Floating Points, Jockstrap, Pixies, Nation of Language, Eyedress, Vagabon, Sofia Kourtesis

August 25: Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie

Tickets: From £65, on sale now,

Lost Village

lost village festival

Lost Village in Lincolnshire is a woodland expedition with breathtaking stage design and unmissable acts.

When? August 22-25

Where? Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: £TBA,


Creamfields in Cheshire is a dance music staple, featuring a new 30,000-capacity indoor stage called APEX.

When? August 22-25

Where? Daresbury, Cheshire

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: Sold out, but there’s a resale on November 24,


RALLY in London’s Southwark Park focuses on left-field choices and acts with underground credentials.

When? August 24

Where? Southwark Park, London

Who’s on the line-up? TBC

Tickets: The festival presale is open now, with a limited number of £30 tickets. General sale to follow


London’s We Are FSTVL brings global DJs together for its 10th birthday bash.

When? May 24-26

Where? Upminster, London

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: £TBA,

Reading and Leeds


A rite of passage for festival-goers, Reading and Leeds feature Blink-182, Liam Gallagher, and more.

When? August 21-25

Where? Bramham Park, Wetherby (Leeds Festival), Little John’s Farm, Reading (Reading Festival)

Who’s on the line-up?


Friday: Blink-182, Gerry Cinnamon, Spiritbox

Saturday: Fred Again.., Lana Del Rey, Raye, Digga D

Sunday: Liam Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Skrillex


Friday: Liam Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Skrillex

Saturday: Blink-182, Gerry Cinnamon, Spiritbox

Sunday: Fred Again.., Lana Del Rey, Raye, Digga D

Tickets: from £292 (weekend camping),


victorious festival 2024

Portsmouth’s Victorious festival draws in big names in rock, Britpop, and indie.

When? August 23-25

Where? Southsea, Portsmouth

Who’s on the line-up? Fatboy Slim, Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro and Jamie T headline next year’s festival. Wet Leg, Yard Act, Arlo Parks, Louis Tomlinson, and Holly Humberstone also play.

Tickets: from £65 (day tickets), £180 (weekend camping),

Maiden Voyage

maiden voyage festival 2024

Maiden Voyage in London, run by Jazz Cafe, offers an eclectic lineup.

When? September 14

Where? London (site TBC)

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: £TBA,

Forwards Festival

forwards festival bristol

Bristol’s Forwards Festival hosts major international acts and thought-provoking discussions.

When? September (dates TBA)

Where? Bristol (site TBC)

Who’s on the line-up? TBA

Tickets: £TBA,

Lytham Festival

Lytham Festival has grown into a five-day extravaganza with over 100,000 visitors each summer.

And so there you have it, a pretty extensive roundup offering just a taste of the UK’s vibrant 2024 festival scene.

Whether you’re after a weekend of dance, rock, or eclectic sounds, there’s something for everyone in this summer’s lineup.

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