UK Festivals

UK Music Festivals / UK Festivals Accommodation / Other Types of UK Festivals / Festivals Abroad 

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before. We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury and Bestival (check out what happened at the latter below) alongside new contenders such as Love Saves the Day, making for a globally renownded scene of epic proportions.

Whether you want a classic blood and thunder mix of bands or a smorgasbord of haute couture food and craft ales, there's a litany of options available for everyone from the festival newcomer to even the savviest of veterans. 

UK Music Festivals

The strength of diversity of our tastes has led to a beautifully varied selection of UK Music Festivals, with many doing glorious jobs of hitting a number of genres whilst others cover specific niches perfectly. This year the cream of the music industry will perform on these shores, as evidenced by the selection of artists in our Sound of UK festivals 2015 spotify playlist below

Ravers can get lost in an abyss of choices in our dance music festivals section, with guitar music fiends equally well fed in their realm. You can find your perfect music festival via our Festival Finder tool, which helps you select the perfect criteria for your experience of what you want out of the event.


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UK Festivals Accommodation

For many the festival experience wouldn't be authentic if you didn’t spend it in a tent, but this is by no means the only option available in this day and age. Here’s a few alternatives to the standard pitch a tent choice - click on each link to find festivals that allow for it or offer them as a ticket option 


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets



See our full recommendations in Skiddle’s guide to accommodation at festivals

Other Types of UK Festivals

Festivals aren’t just focused on music. There’s Food Festivals, Beer Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Comic Book Festivals - pretty much every type of interest across our culture has an event which celebrates it. There’s even an abundance of chilli festivals celebrating the power of taste driven heat; check out the video to North East Chilli Festival below

Whether you just fancy a change from the standard festival experience or have a thirst for a specific passion, festivals provide the perfect chance for you to indulge that passion or passing interest with equal aplomb.

Festivals beyond the UK

Fancy something a little further afield? The selection of European/Overseas festivals in our guide has a mixture of UK ran events and more exotic choices, enabling you to recreate the UK experience with more certainty of the weather or discover something completely new and exciting.

Latest UK Festivals News

Martin Jensen interview: "I want to work with artists who are smaller than me"

The Dane answers pressing questions such as the most professional person he's worked in the studio with, how London compares to Copenhagen and who's better out of Messi and Ronaldo.

Thomas Turgoose interview: Creation Stories, Oasis and playing Kendal Calling

"I DJed Kendal Calling this year. There was a kid on someone’s shoulders with a red smoke grenade - that was a first."

Docklands Festival - Alan Fitzpatrick picks his top 5 tracks

Ahead of the new 10,000-capacity Southampton dance festival, the DJ and techno producer has picked five top tracks from five top acts performing at this year's event.

Belladrum Festival 2020 tickets are now on sale

Following another brilliant weekend - featuring Lewis Capaldi, Elbow, Jess Glynne and Johnny Marr - Bella returns again in 2020.

Hide&Seek Festival: A stately home showcase of underground's finest

Seek and you shall find this August. We spoke with the organisers of Hide&Seek to find out more about the brand new festival in Cheshire.

Houghton and Boardmasters festivals cancelled as weather kills the party

Two top festivals have sadly had to pull the plug - and, as usual, the Great British public have taken it on the chin.

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?