We know that it isn’t easy deciding which festival you want to go to, that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you! We’ve rounded up the top upcoming music festivals to help you pick the right one based on vibe, experience and taste.

Last Updated: 11/05/23 at 17:00

With summer just around the corner, excitement for the UK's festival season is mounting. To simplify the process of choosing an event to attend, we've created a list of the top 5 summer festivals happening throughout the country.

Our categorisation by vibe, line-up, highlights, and lowlights enables you to easily compare and make an informed decision.

Regardless of whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or attending for the first time, we're here to assist you in selecting the festival that will provide the most memorable experience.

Make sure that you keep reading to discover the festival of your dreams!

Wireless Festival

Wireless festival has become a much-loved event, offering an electrifying blend of rap, RnB, drill, and grime that continues to draw in festival-goers year after year.

With its impressive line-up featuring some of the biggest names in rap and grime, Wireless Festival showcases some of the most exciting acts in the music industry, making it a hotspot for discovering new music and enjoying crowd-pleasing hits from established artists.

Dates: 7 July - 9 July

Location: Finsbury Park (London)

Vibe: Hip-hop heaven

Headliners: Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, D-Block Europe & 50 Cent

Highlights: Wireless presents the rare opportunity to see your favourite US rappers and singers live and on home soil alongside the UK’s hottest talent.

Lowlights: Wireless does not offer camping to its attendees so overnight accommodation is necessary for those who are travelling further to the venue. However, this does mean that you can get a good night's sleep before heading back out to the main stage for another day!

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Latitude Festival

Latitude festival takes place annually in the picturesque Henham Park, Suffolk, and offers a multi-genre celebration of music, art, and culture amidst breathtaking surroundings.

With a diverse lineup featuring a mix of indie, folk, rock, and electronic music, Latitude offers a unique and immersive festival experience.

Whether you're chilling out in the woodland areas, dancing to your favourite bands on the main stage, or discovering new artists in the smaller tents, Latitude has something for everyone.

Dates: 20 July - 23 July

Location: Henham Park (Suffolk)

Vibe: Creative culture

Headliners: Pulp, Paolo Nutini & George Ezra

Highlights: Beyond amazing music, Latitude showcases a variety of shows including theatre, comedy, art, poetry, and literature, making it the perfect festival for creatives and culture-lovers!

Lowlights: The clientele at Latitude tend to be more chilled than you may expect from a festival. If you are looking for a heavier party vibe then perhaps All Points East and Wireless are more up your street, or if you’ve never been to a festival before, Latitude is the perfect starter event!

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Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival Hampton Court Palace Festivais a prestigious annual event set on the beautiful grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

The festival presents an extraordinary line-up of world-class musicians and performers, encompassing various genres from classical to pop. Music lovers will undoubtedly have a magical experience, with the palace providing a picturesque backdrop to the event.

Dates: 6 June - 17 June

Location: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey (London)

Vibe: Intimate Delight

Headliners: Gladys Knight, Soft Cell, Grace Jones, Kool & The Gang, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, Bjorn Again & Rick Astley

Highlights: Hampton Court Festival is not a festival in the traditional sense. The events offer guests the opportunity to feel closer to the artist, in a smaller audience and cosy setting. If you want to enjoy incredible live music with intimacy and stunning surroundings, this festival is for you!

Lowlights: With a number of artists performing on different days, it is hard to choose which event you would most like to go to. Luckily, you will avoid sitting through acts that you don't like, but unlike other festivals, you will enjoy just one act a night.

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Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is the perfect family-friendly festival for music lovers who want to enjoy great music while also enjoying the great outdoors.

Set on the stunning ground of Weston Park, Shropshire, this festival offers a diverse range of music, including pop, rock, indie, and electronic.

Camp Bestival offers an unforgettable experience for families, featuring an exciting lineup of popular artists, a variety of fun-filled activities, and a dedicated kids' area.

Dates: 17 August - 20 August

Location: Weston Park (Shropshire)

Vibe: Family-friendly fun

Headliners: Primal Scream, Rudimental, The Human League & Groove Armada

Highlights: At Camp Bestival, you will please everyone in the family with four days of fantastic camping, good vibes, exciting entertainment, and incredible live music that is guaranteed to create adventurous memories and keep the kids entertained!

Lowlights: Camp Bestival is targeted at families and young children and finishes at 12 pm each night, so if you are looking for a heavier weekend that goes into the early hours, this probably isn’t the event for you.

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All Points East

Although All Points East is a recent addition to the UK festival scene, having started in 2018, the festival has taken London by storm.  All Points East offers a must-visit experience for music lovers, featuring a beautiful location and a wide variety of music genres.

This festival brings together a diverse range of musicians and bands from all over the world. Indie rock to electronic dance music, All Points East offers a diverse range of genres to cater to everyone's music taste.

Dates: 18 August - 27 August

Location: Victoria Park (London)

Vibe: Hotpot harmony

Headliners: Stormzy, The Strokes, Haim & Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs

Highlights: All Points East brings together music from multiple genres including rock, indie, dance, and electronic, making it the perfect event for getting familiar with fresh artists, or for groups of friends who have different tastes in music.

Lowlights: All Points East is a 10-day festival but individual day tickets are the only available option. While you could buy tickets for each day, this would be costly, so most attendees don’t get the full ten-day experience.

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