When? 26th June – 4th July Why? Another year, another bout of performances gracing London’s Hyde Park. Set over two weekends with some midweek comedy, BST sees Blur, The Strokes, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift, along with support acts including Metronomy, Future Islands and Johnny Marr. Bringing the festival ambience to the middle of our capital city. £€$? From £75
When? 3rd – 5th July Why? This small capacity, intimate festival located on a Gloucestershire farm is almost too big for its wellies. James Bay is headlining alongside The Staves, Prides, Amber Run, Billie Marten, Fickle Friends and Little Comets with more to be announced. Unlucky for you, it’s already sold out, but if you’ve managed to grab a ticket, be prepared for a weekend of amazing music and maybe a couple Old MacDonald animals walking around. £€$? Sold out.
When? 3rd – 5th July Why? It may be mainstream, but it’s the main stream of acts you’d wanna see. Drake, Avicii, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj, Krept and Konan, Duke Dumont, Childish Gambino, George The Poet, Charli XCX plus way more. Held at Finsbury Park, London, you get the festival without the stressful and somewhat smelly camping experience. £€$? £209.50
When? 4th July Why? Located on Clapham Common, yet another London festival for one day only is providing headliners sans the festival faux pas that happen when you’re in a tent for nearly a week. Headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with The Hives, Wolf Alice, Echo & The Bunnymen performing throughout the day, it’s perfect for those of you who just want some solo-day festival action. £€$? £64
When? 9th – 13th July Why? If you fancy slumming it to Serbia, Exitfest is the one for you. What started as a student movement, social issues are still at the forefront of Exit’s mission and is run by a non-profit organisation. Bringing you music from an array of genres, with performances from Emeli Sandé, The Progidy, Rudimental, John Newman, Motorhead, Clean Bandit, Odesza and way more acts. There’s bound to be something you fancy. Plus it’s held in a fortress. £€$? From €159
When? 10th – 12th July Why? Like a Scottish fairytale, T In The Park is held in at Strathallan Castle. But will the festival be just as magical? Most likely. With performances from Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Coasts, Blossoms, Circa Waves, The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, grab your sleeping bag and some extra layers and wrap up for a Northern chill whilst enjoying some great music. £€$? Weekend camping £194
When? 16th – 19th July Why? Held at Henham Park in Southwold, Latitude Festival is back using this weekend of festivities to celebrate music and art. You will see performances from Alt-j, Caribou, Manic Street Preachers, The Distrcits, Kwabs, Years & Years, Leon Bridges and more. Plus art installations at The Live Art House and The Faraway Forrest and live storytelling in the Literary Arena, it isn’t just music this festival has to offer. £€$? £205.50
When? 16th – 19th July Why? Benicassim is the ultimate festival combining sunshine, music and lots and lots of sangria. The Spanish festival invites you yet again to its beaches and festival grounds to see Florence + The Machine, Blur, Swim Deep, Jamie T, Palma Violets, Bastille, The Cribs, The Riptide Movement with more to be announced. £€$? €160
When? 17th – 18th July Why? The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, Don Broco, Darwin Deez, Eagulls, Jaws, Bo Ningen, Sunset Sons, Slaves, Lucy Rose and more will be heading to Hill Farm in Oxford for this two-day festival. Perhaps travelling down in a truck? Bad puns aside, this festival is perfect for an intimate weekend of brill artists. £€$? £79.50
When? 17th – 18th July Why? Snoop Dogg is getting around a bit this festival season, who would’ve thought it? Performing alongside Jessie Ware, Rudimental, Annie Mac, Ella Eyre, Little Simz, Lion Babe, Novelist, Raury and loads more to bring urban London alive. Held at Victoria Park over two days, Lovebox stands proud as one of the capital’s best festivals. £€$? Weekend ticket £93.50
When? 23rd – 27th July Why? Castle Hill in North Devon sees the seaside location back again after its sell out debut last year. With most of this year’s tickets nearing sellout, you better grab one quick if you want to see Laura Marling, Bombay Bicycle Club, Passenger, Imelda May, Flo Morrissey, A.O.S.O.O.N or Amber Run. £€$? £134.75
When? 30th July – 2nd August. Why? Kendall Calling has built a momentum in the last few years that is hard to ignore. With Snoop Dogg as one of the festival’s headliners this year, it’s no wonder why the festival is a complete sell out. Snoop will be performing alongside The Vaccines, Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Avec Sans, Bipolar Sunshine, Sunset Sons and way more. £€$? Sold out.