2015 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently updated: Isle of Wight Festival, Standon Calling, Glastonbury FESTIVAL, Eden Sessions, Laugharne Weekend Festival, C2C: Country to Country, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Lovebox, BL9 Weekender, Live at the Marquee, Detonate Festival, Gentlemen of the Road, V Festival, Latitude, Tramlines Festival, T in the Park and more
The 2015 festival season is now looking nice and plump with early line-up announcements for most of the big summer festivals - both in the UK and overseas.
The spring indoor festival season is now also in full swing - get your tickets!
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
London International Ska Festival
London International Ska Festival (2nd - 5th Apr) will take place in the capital over the Easter weekend, promising the very best in reggae and ska including slots from Lee Scratch Perry, Steel Pulse, Dreadzone, Rico Rodriguez, Dennis Bovell, Don Letts and many more. Separate shows and weekend passes available.
UKG Fest (3rd - 4th Apr) takes place at South London's Coronet and features (count 'em) over 40 live p.a.s plus numerous DJ sets and appearances from the likes of Oxide & Neutrino, DJ Luck and MC Neat, MC Creed, Lisa Maffia, Matt Lamont and more. Prices start at £34.50, upward to £80 for a weekender q-jump.
Resistanz Festival (3rd - 5th Apr) The annual Industrial/ EBM festival will take place in Sheffield once again in April. Tickets now on sale.
Laugharne Weekend Festival
Laugharne Weekend Festival (10th - 11th Apr) in Carmarthenshire with Alexei Sayle, Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, John Cooper Clarke, Thurston Moore, Keith Allen, Mark Olson, Miles Hunt, Chris Difford, Francesca Martinez, John Hegley, Jenny Colgan, Ian Briggs - tickets available.
Desertfest (25th - 26th Apr) takes place in Camden across several venues and will this year feature EYEHATEGOD, Karma to Burn, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Amplifier, Sleep and many more to be announced. Tickets available now at various prices, depending on venue.
Hit the Deck Festival
Hit the Deck Festival (26th Apr - Nottingham) This years line-up includes Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats, Frank Iero, The Early November, The Swellers and more. On sale now, also takes place in Bristol.
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds (2nd May) The annual multi-venue Leeds shindig returns for 2015 with a line-up including Carl Barât and the Jackals, Dry the River, Dutch Uncles, Eagulls, Gaz Coombes, Stornoway, Lawson, MNEK, Menace Beach, Hookworms, Thurston Moore, Emmy the Great, Sunset Sons, Stormzy, Blossoms, George the-Poet, The Riptide Movement, Swim Deep, Spector, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hooton Tennis Club, Laura Doggett, HONNE, The Mispers, Ady Suleiman, Slaves, Childhood, Marsicans, Lonelady and more, with tickets costing £30.25.
Impericon Festival (4th May) Early-bird tickets now on sale for Manchester's annual Impericon Festival. The 2015 line-up is to be announced, 2014 featured Bury Tomorrow, Terror, Deez Nuts, Stick To Your Guns, Breakdown Of Sanity and Demoraliser. Tickets cost £27 + fees.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape (14th - 16th May) Brighton's annual multi-venue extravaganza will take over Brighton in May 2015, with a line-up to be confirmed soon. Tickets available.
Let's Rock the Moor
North West Calling
North West Calling (16th May) Back once again at Manchester's Ritz, the 2015 punk festival will include The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, UK Subs, GBH, Dirt Box Disco, Chelsea, Control, Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds, Middle Finger Salute and Super Fast Girlie Show. Tickets cost £26.
Bearded Theory Festival
Bearded Theory Festival (21st - 24th May) 2015 includes headliners James (Sunday), The Mission (Friday) - with more headliners to be announced, plus Buzzcocks, The Skints, Gun, The Mission, The Beat, British Sea Power, Neville Staple, Misty in Roots, Eat Static, Cara Dillon, Mad Professor, Itch, Radical Dance Faction, Back to the Planet, Pigbag, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Jaya the Cat, Abdoujaparov, Pronghorn, Banco de Gaia, Louise Distras, Tarantism, Gaz Brookfield, Skinny Lister, Inner Terrestrials, The Talks, Captain Hotknives, New Town Kings and more. Tickets now on sale.
Sunrise Celebration (21st - 24th May) will take place in Westbury, Wilts with an eco-friendly attitude and a line-up that includes Krafty Kuts, Deekline, Sam and the Womp, Kosheen's Sian Evans and more across the three days. Tickets now available.
Dot to Dot
Dot to Dot (22nd - 24th May) returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottinghamshire this spring. Line-up announcement expected soon! Limited early-bird tickets cost £20.
Liverpool SoundCity (22nd - 24th May) has announced a brand new location for 2015 - the historic Bramley Moore Dock. Headliners for 2015 include Belle and Sebastian, The Flaming Lips and The Vaccines, plus Roni Size, Gaz Coombes, Jane Weaver, Dutch Uncles with more to be announced. Day tickets, 3 day tickets and VIP tickets are available from £30 per day, £50 for 3 days and £45/ £65 for VIP day/ 3 day tickets.
Ireby Festival (22nd - 23rd May) in Cumbria with Cara Dillon, CoCo and the Butterfields, Annabelle Chvostek, Kathryn Roberts, Police Dog Hogan, Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin, Wilful Missing, Sean Lakeman and more to be announced.
Common People (23rd - 24th May) is Southampton's newest addition to its music calendar and comes from the team that brings you Bestival every year. Fatboy Slim, Clean Bandit, De La Soul, Jaguar Skills, Band of Skulls, George the-Poet and loads more to be confirmed. On sale now, £55 for the weekend!
Slam Dunk Festival
Slam Dunk Festival (23rd - 25th May) returns for 2015 with North (Leeds), South (Hertfordshire) and Midlands (Wolverhampton) varieties. The 2015 line-up is to be announced - early-bird tickets now on sale.
Happy Days Festival
Happy Days Festival (23rd - 24th May) in Surrey with Happy Mondays, From the Jam, Roy Ayers, Lisa Stansfield, The Selecter, Greg Edwards [DJ], CeCe Peniston, Alison Limerick and more. Tickets available.
Wychwood Festival (29th - 30th May) in Gloucestershire with Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, plus The Proclaimers, Ghostpoet, Dreadzone, Electric Swing Circus, Fickle Friends, Rusty Shackle and more. Tickets available.
Camden Rocks (30th May) the annual all-dayer returns to Camden venues on 30th May, featuring Funeral for a Friend, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Dictators NYC, Turbowolf, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Lawnmower Deth, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-up, Heaven's Basement, Kyshera, God Damn, Samoans, Black Moth, Attention Thieves, Eureka Machines, Feed the Rhino, Martyr Defiled, Freeze the Atlantic, Max Raptor and more.
Detonate Festival (30th May) The annual EDM festival takes a step outdoors for 2015 at Colwick Park in Nottinghamshire with Sub Focus, Sigma, Wilkinson, Roni Size : Reprazent, Calyx & TeeBee, Mike Skinner, Novelist, Âme, Zed Bias, Klashnekoff, Congo Natty, DJ Hype, David Rodigan, Shy FX, Dusky, Camo & Krooked, Zomby, Scorzayzee, Mumdance and more. Tickets available.
Let's Rock Bristol
Let's Rock Bristol (5th - 7th Jun) in Bristol with From the Jam, Big Country, Howard Jones, Go West, ABC, The South, The Boomtown Rats, Rick Astley, Billy Ocean, Sister Sledge, Aswad, The Beat, Odyssey, The Real Thing, Chas and Dave, China Crisis, Nick Heyward, Dr and the Medics, Betty Boo, Roland Gift, Hot Chocolate, Jimmy Somerville, Fivestar, Modern Romance plus more. Tickets on sale now.
The Parklife Weekender
Field Day (6th & 7th Jun) returns to London in June with the recently-reformed Ride, recent addition FKA Twigs, plus Caribou, Patti Smith (performing 'Horses'), DIIV, Outfit, Ducktails, Django Django, Chet Faker, Madlib, Kindness, Ten Walls, Owen Pallett, Clark, Nina Kraviz, FKA Twigs, frYars, Floating Points, Jack Garratt, Allah-Las, Hookworms, Mac DeMarco, Viet Cong, Savages, My Brightest Diamond, Phil Selway, Sylvan Esso, tUnE-yArDs and more.Limited early-bird tickets cost £38.50 for Sunday tickets (Ride, Patti Smith, DIIV etc), £49.50 for Saturday tickets (Caribou, Django Django, Chet Faker etc) or £78 for both days.
Wildlife Festival (6th - 7th Jun) Rudimental and Disclosure present a new festival for Brighton, featuring Sam Smith, George Ezra, Jamie XX, Wu-Tang Clan, Annie Mac, Heidi, Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, David Rodigan and more. Tickets now sold out.
No Tomorrow Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival (11th - 14th Jun) The iconic festival returns with a 2015 featuring headliners Blur, Fleetwood Mac, plus Counting Crows, Kodaline, Billy Idol, Kool & the Gang, Pharrell Williams, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Paolo Nutini, You Me At Six, First Aid Kit, Jessie Ware, Jess Glynne and more across the weekend. Tickets available.
Live at the Marquee
Long Division Festival
Download (12th - 15th Jun) in Donington, Derbyshire with Muse, Slipknot, KISS, Judas Priest, Faith No More, Slash, Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, Enter Shikari, A Day To Remember, Black Stone Cherry, Five Finger Death Punch and more to be announced. Tickets on sale now.
BL9 Weekender (13th - 14th Jun) in Lancashire with Happy Mondays, Peter Hook, Echo and the Bunnymen, Diversity, Coolio, Tinchy Stryder, Razorlight, Johnny Borrell, James Arthur, Graeme Park, The Hoosiers, The Farm
Van Morrison heads-up the Lead Belly Fest at the Royal Albert Hall on 15th June, celebrating the life and works of blues guitarist, Lead Belly with Eric Burdon, Jools Holland, Gwen Dickey, Paul Jones, Dennis Locorriere, Slim Chance, Laurence Jones, Gemma Ray, Ruby Turner and more. Tickets cost £100 and are selling fast.
Acoustic Festival of Britain
Acoustic Festival of Britain (19th - 21st Jun) returns to Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire, featuring Big Country, Paul Carrack, Show of Hands, Moulettes, Nell Bryden, Adrian Nation plus the recently-added From the Jam, Mark Radcliffe, Hunter And The Bear, Moulettes, Nell Bryden, Honey Ryder, The Demon Barbers, Hazel O'Connor, Jo Harman, Merry Hell, David Youngs, The Outcast Band, Rodney Branigan, Darren Poyzer, Quill. Tickets available.
Forest Live (19th Jun - 12th Jul) the 2015 sereis from the Forestry Commission will feature Tom Odell, Paloma Faith, The Script, Paul Heaton with Jacqui Abbott and more across forests in Kent, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Tickets available.
Let's Rock Leeds
Bristol Summer Series
Glastonbury (24th - 28th Jun) Back once again and aiming to please fans young-and-old alike. Announced so far ar Kanye West, Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie, with many more to be announced. Tickets for the 2015 event are now sold out, but there will be a small number of tickets available in the spring resale.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (26th and 27th Jun) in London with The Who, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Kaiser Chiefs on the Friday, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, John Newman and more on the Saturday. Tickets cost £69 for the Who, £55 for Taylor Swift.
Stone Valley Festival
The National Forest Folk Festival
The National Forest Folk Festival (26th - 27th Jun) in Leicestershire, Derbyshire with The Poozies, Dan Walsh, Emma Sweeney, Lucy Ward, Tim Edey, Bernard Wrigley, The Demon Barbers, Rod Clements, The Young'uns [UK], Tyde, New Rope String Band
Manchester International Festival
Wireless Festival (3rd - 5th Jul) returns to Finsbury Park, featuring headliners David Guetta, Drake and Avicii, plus A$AP Rocky, Wretch 32, Netsky, Mary J Blige, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Labrinth, Duke Dumont, Grandmaster Flash, Gorgon City, Knife Party, Nero, Stormzy, Fuse ODG, George the-Poet, Kendrick Lamar, Wretch 32, Joey Badass and more. Tickets on sale now.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival
Love Supreme Jazz Festival (3rd - 5th Jul) Back in Lewes for another three days of jazz at Glynde Place with a line-up including Chaka Khan, Ginger Baker, Hugh Masekela, Candi Staton, Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman Jarrod Lawson, Bill Laurance Project, Ambrose Akinmusire, Submotion Orchestra, Joe Stilgoe, Get the Blessing, Christine Tobin, Hiatus Kaiyote, Partisans and many more.
Maverick Festival (3rd - 5th Jul) the Suffolk Country Music festival returns for 2015 with a line-up to be announced. Tickets available.
Calling Festival (4th Jul) takes place on Clapham Common, South London, on Independence Day with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headlining, plus Ryan Adams, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Hives and more to be announced. Tickets on sale now
Let's Rock Exeter
Let's Rock Exeter! (4th Jul) in Devon with Bananarama, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, Go West, Midge Ure, ABC, Billy Ocean, The Real Thing, Nick Heyward, Dr and the Medics, Sonia, Five Star plus more. Tickets on sale now.
Lunar Festival (5th - 7th Jul) in Warwickshire with Tinariwen, Wilko Johnson, Public Service Broadcasting, The Fall, Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Sun Ra Arkestra, Julian Cope, The Pretty Things, Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics, Trembling Bells, The Bootleg Beatles, Sylvan Esso, Goblin, Ben Folke Thomas, The Amazing Snakeheads, Allah-Las, Jane Weaver, Zun Zun Egui and more.
Kew the Music
Kew the Music (8th - 12th Jul) has added Paloma Faith, plus the ever-popular Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra plus The Specials, Caro Emerald and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey plus more to be announced. Tickets on sale now.
The Summer Series
The Summer Series (9th - 19th Jul) in London with Jessie J, James Bay, George Ezra, Belle and Sebastian, Chronixx, Gary Clark Jr., Passenger, Nick Mulvey, KWABS, Chromeo, Angus and Julia Stone and more. Tickets on sale now, from £29.50.
T in the Park
T in the Park (10th - 12th Jul) has announced a massive line-up for 2015, with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Kasabian, Avicii, The Libertines, Sam Smith, The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, Jessie J, The Script, Fatboy Slim, George Ezra, Kodaline, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Alt-J, Duke Dumont, Everything Everything, St. Vincent, David Guetta, Mark Ronson, Seasick Steve, The Wombats, Hot Chip, Jamie T, The Proclaimers, Hozier, Jungle, Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Alabama Shakes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Vaccines, Twin Atlantic, Annie Mac, The Courteeners, Fuse ODG, Rae Morris, Above & Beyond, Jack Savoretti, Saint Raymond, Marmozets, Admiral Fallow and more announced. Tickets on sale now
NASS Festival (10th - 12th Jul) Bath will once again reverberate to the sounds of live bands and sports fans. 2014 featured Jon Hopkins, Joel Compass, Albert Hammond, Jr, Kelis, Ella Eyre, Example and more. Will 2015 trump that?
Let's Rock Southampton
Let's Rock Southampton! (11th Jul) in Hampshire with Heaven 17, Alexander O'Neal, Nik Kershaw, T'Pau, Midge Ure, Rick Astley, The Beat, Odyssey, Betty Boo, Samantha Fox, Hot Chocolate, Jimmy Somerville, Five Star, Boney M plus more. Tickets on sale now.
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival (11th Jul) returns to the National Bown in Milton Keynes, featuring Art Department, Claude VonStroke, Cosmic Gate, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Ilan Bluestone, Jamie Jones, John O'Callaghan, Kove, Linguistics, Marco Carola, Markus Schulz, Matrix & Futurebound, Miguel Campbell, MistaJam, Paul van Dyk, Philip George, Richy Ahmed, Route 94, Simon Patterson, Steve Aoki, Sub Focus, Tiesto, Visionquest, wAFF, Will Atkinson and more. Tickets available.
Latitude (16th - 19th Jul) returns to Suffolk with a line-up including Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Alt-J, Portishead, Caribou, James Blake, Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Femi Kuti, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force and more. Tickets now on sale
Lovebox (17th - 18th Jul) back for another two days at Victoria Park in Hackney with a line-up that includes headliners Rudimental and Snoop Dogg, plus Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Bonobo (DJ set), Cypress Hill, David Rodigan, Flume, Nils Frahm, Annie Mac and many more. Tickets available.
Truck Festival (17th - 18th Jul) will feature headliners Basement Jaxx plus Peter Hook and the Light, Rae Morris, Pulled Apart By Horses, JAWS, Saint Raymond, The Amazing Snakeheads, Slaves, Honeyblood, Blaenavon, Baby Godzilla, King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys and more.
Beat-Herder Festival (17th - 19th Jul) in Lancashire with Basement Jaxx, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Andrew Weatherall, The Lancashire Hotpots, Dreadzone, Parov Stelar, Plump DJs, Catz n Dogz - available now.
PennFest (17th - 19th Jul) in Buckinghamshire with Happy Mondays, Scouting for Girls, Peter Andre, Razorlight, Union J, Rebecca Ferguson, The Fratellis, Dreadzone, Stereo MCs and more. Tickets available.
Splendour (18th Jul) This year's headliners at Splendour in Nottingham are The Specials, with more to be announced. Tickets on sale now.
Folk by the Oak
Greenwich Music Time
The Secret Garden Party
The Secret Garden Party (23rd - 26th Jul) returns to Cambridgeshire with artists for 2015 to be announced. 2014 featured Fat Freddy's Drop, Public Enemy, Little Dragon, Clean Bandit and more. Tickets available.
Tramlines Festival (24th - 26th Jul) returns across multiple Sheffield venues with headliners The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, Wu-Tang Clan, plus Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Martha Reeves, Blanck Mass, Mike Skinner, Hidden Orchestra, Ghostpoet, Dutch Uncles, And So I Watch You From Afar, Erol Alkan, Portico, Aquilo, Knifeworld, The Sugarhill Gang, Jimmy Edgar, Surgeon, Lone Wolf, Kate Tempest, Rolo Tomassi, Hannah Lou Clark, GoGo Penguin, Slaves, Honeyblood, Marika Hackman, Hey Sholay, Diagrams, Tropics, Walls, The Moon and more. Weekend tickets cost £30.
Ramblin' Man Fair
Ramblin' Man Fair (25th - 26th Jul) New for 2015, Kent's Rambling man will feature The Scorpions, Marillion, Camel, Gregg Allman, Pendragon, The Pineapple Thief and more in Mote Park, Maidstone. Tickets available.
Kendal Calling (30th Jul - 2nd Aug) A strong line-up for 2015 has meant quick ticket sales! Confirmed are: Elbow, James, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, Ella Eyre, Kodaline, Public Service Broadcasting, Soul II Soul, Billy Bragg, Jez Kerr, The Vaccines, Nick Mulvey, Emmy the Great, Fuse ODG, Bipolar Sunshine, Kate Tempest and more. Limited tickets available.
Standon Calling (31st Jul - 2nd Aug) in Hertfordshire with Little Dragon, Basement Jaxx, The Dandy Warhols, The Horrors, Ella Eyre, DJ Yoda, Gilles Peterson, Roots Manuva, Rag N Bone Man, KWABS, All We Are, Lucy Spraggan, Bella Union, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Antlers, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Will and the People, The Thirst, Hercules and Love Affair, Revere, The Cuban Brothers, Prides, Saint Raymond, Bondax, Slaves, Lonelady, We Have Band and more.
Gentlemen of the Road
Gentlemen of the Road (31st Jul - 1st Aug) in the Scottish Highlands of Aviemore, the annual Mumford and Sons shindig will feature Primal Scream, Ben Howard, The Maccabees, Lianne La Havas, King Charles, Simian Mobile Disco - DJ Set, Jack Garratt, Honeyblood and more. Tickets on sale now.
Magners Summer Nights
Magners Summer Nights (6th - 28th Aug) in Glasgow and Edinburgh with James, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joan Armatrading, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Glasvegas, King Creosote, Roddy Frame, Ben Folds and more. Tickets on sale now, priced from £27.75 to £44.40.
Belladrum Festival (6th - 8th Aug) in Inverness with The Proclaimers installed as the Thursday night headliners. More names for the Tartan Heart will be announced shortly.
Wilderness (6th - 9th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Björk, Ben Howard, Parliament, Funkadelic, George Clinton, Nils Frahm, Nick Mulvey, Roisin Murphy, Caravan Palace, Hercules and Love Affair - on sale now.
Bloodstock (6th - 9th Aug) in Derbyshire with Rob Zombie, Overkill, Ensiferum, Within Temptation, Sepultura, Opeth, Cannibal Corpse, Belphegor, 1349, Orange Goblin and more. Early bird tickets cost £120 for the weekend.
Rebellion Festival (6th - 9th Aug) returns to Blackpool with The Boomtown Rats, The Damned, Sham 69 [Jimmy Pursey], Buzzcocks, Chelsea, Subhumans, The Rezillos, UK Subs, Misfits, Neville Staple, Sweet, Hugh Cornwell, The Business, Culture Shock, The Restarts, Special Duties, Menace, King Prawn, Citizen Fish, Ferocious Dog, Argy Bargy, Crashed Out, Gimp Fist, The Roughneck Riot, The Ramonas, Partisans, Drongos For Europe, Splodgenessabounds, The Relatives and more. Tickets cost £140 for the whole event.
Brecon Jazz Festival
Brecon Jazz Festival (8th - 9th Aug) the Beacon (ouch!) of Welsh jazz festivals returns to Brecon with Martin Taylor, Courtney Pine, Sons of Kemet, Neil Cowley Trio, Julian Argüelles and more. Tickets available.
Hevy Fest (13th - 16th Aug) back for another three days of metal at Port Lymne in Kent with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments, Vales, Grader, Up Diver, ((OHMS)), Collisions and more. Tickets available.
BoomTown Fair (13th - 16th Aug) has announced its first swathe of dance acts at Matterley Estate - DSTRKT 5 will host Squarepusher, Metalheadz, Noisia, Surgeon, Mr Scruff, Spor, Deekline, Luke Vibert and more - on sale now. Expect more announcements in the coming weeks!
Belsonic (15th - 26th Aug) in Antrim with Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, Rudimental, Duke Dumont, Bastille, All Time Low, Echosmith, Twenty One Pilots, Above & Beyond, The Coronas - tickets on sale now.
Green Man Festival
Green Man Festival (20th - 24th Aug) in Powys with Father John Misty, St. Vincent, Hot Chip, Mew, The Fall, Hookworms, The Staves, Sun Ra Arkestra, Calexico, Matthew E. White, Charles Bradley, Courtney Barnett, Shovels and Rope, Goat - on sale now.
V Festival (21st - 23rd Aug) in Essex and Staffordshire. The 2015 line-up includes Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Tom Jones, The Script, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, Kodaline, Jessie Ware, Labrinth, Duke Dumont, Olly Murs, Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds, Imelda May, The Kooks, Grandmaster Flash, The Proclaimers, Hozier, Clean Bandit, Hannah Wants, Ella Henderson, Nero, Annie Mac, The Courteeners, Reverend and the Makers, Fuse ODG, Jess Glynne, CHVRCHES, Gregory Porter, Andy C and more.
Flashback Festival (21st - 22nd Aug) in Nottinghamshire's Clumber Park. The 2015 event is dubbed "'70s Vs '80s" with Sister Sledge, Boney M, The Real Thing, Hot Chocolate, Odyssey and more representing the '70s and The Human League, Marc Almond, Jason Donovan, Five Star, Toyah and The Doctor (from Dr and the Medics) representing the '80s. Tickets available.
Reading Festival (27th - 30th Aug) 2015 includes the recently-added final headliners The Libertines, joining Mumford and Sons and Metallica, plus recently-announced Alexisonfire, Limp Bizkit, Frank Turner, Kendrick Lamar, The Wombats, Mastodon, Ash, All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, The Maccabees, Lethal Bizzle, Knife Party - all joining Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound (Chase and Status + MC Rage, David Rodigan + Shy FX), Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Jack Garratt and Pretty Vicious, joining Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra,Simple Plan, Alvvays, Radkey, BANKS, Frnkiero, Ratking, The Menzingers, Gojira, The Bulletproof Bomb, My Nu Leng, Circa Waves, San Fermin, Darlia, Slaves and more.
Leeds Festival (27th - 30th Aug) 2015 includes the recently-added final headliners The Libertines, joining Mumford and Sons and Metallica, plus recently-announced Alexisonfire, Limp Bizkit, Frank Turner, Kendrick Lamar, The Wombats, Mastodon, Ash, All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, The Maccabees, Lethal Bizzle, Knife Party - all joining Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound (Chase and Status + MC Rage, David Rodigan + Shy FX), Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Jack Garratt and Pretty Vicious, joining Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra, Simple Plan, Alvvays, Radkey, BANKS, Frnkiero, Ratking, The Menzingers, Gojira, The Bulletproof Bomb, My Nu Leng, Circa Waves, San Fermin, Darlia, Slaves and more.
Creamfields (28th - 30th Aug) returns once again to the Daresbury Estate in Warrington with a line-up sure to please (but yet to be announced). The 2014 event featured AVICII, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Annie Mac, Alesso, Above & Beyond, Laidback Luke, Paul Van Dyk, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and more.
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival (28th - 30th Aug) Early-bird tickets now available for next year's Big Feastival in Oxfordshire. The 2014 festival featured music from Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay, Stornoway, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Jack Savoretti and more.
South West Four
South West Four (29th - 30th Aug) in London with Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Dubfire, Pete Tong, Hannah Wants, Gorgon City, Green Velvet, Fritz Kalkbrenner and more for the Saturday, with Skrillex, Sub Focus, John Digweed, Wilkinson, Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles and more for the Sunday. Tickets on sale now.
Festival No.6 (3rd - 6th Sep) Back for its fourth year, Festival No. 6, set in the beautiful Portmeirion has yet to announce a line-up for 2015. 2014 featured Beck, Pet Shop Boys, London Grammar, Bonobo, Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine, Steve Mason and more. Tickets available.
Bingley Music Live
Bingley Music Live (4th - 6th Sep) the 2015 event will need to go some to trump 2014's line-up of Pet Shop Boys, Example, Shed Seven, MNEK, Gaz Coombes, Chloe Howl and more. Tickets now on sale.
Bestival (10th - 13th Sep) The massive 2015 line-up includes Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Underworld, The Jacksons, Level 42, Jamie XX, Duke Dumont, Flying Lotus, Norman Jay, Shura, Jungle, Gorgon City, Madlib, Future Islands, Tame Impala, Cymande, Roisin Murphy, Fat White Family, Wookie, Flight Facilities, POND [Aus], Benji B, Action Bronson, Rae Morris, Snap!, Kate Tempest, Boy Better Know, Todd Terje, Young Fathers, David Rodigan, Little Dragon, The Cuban Brothers, The Jungle Brothers, Jurassic 5, Arthur Brown, Sleaford Mods, Uncle Dugs, Slaves, Jackmaster, Guy Gerber, The Heatwave and many more!
OnBlackheath (12th - 13th Sep) returns to Blackheath Common in south east London for its second year with a line-up that includes Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Kelis, Laura Mvula, Anna Calvi and more. Tickets on sale now
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (13th - 21st Nov) in London with Cassandra Wilson, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Kokomo, Kurt Elling, James Farm, Jarrod Lawson, Sons of Kemet, Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Average White Band, Partisans, Britten Sinfonia - on sale now.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (11th - 13th Mar 2016) returns to London, but over three days for 2016 instead of two. Weekend early-bird tickets on sale now.
Primavera Sound (28th - 30th May) the Barcelona festival has opened its 2015 account with the announcement that the recently-reformed Ride will be on the line-up, playing their only Spanish date of 2015, as well as a humungous line-up starring Underworld, The Black Keys, American Football, Jungle, Patti Smith, Alt-J, Caribou and many more eclectic names. Tickets cost €160 for the weekend.
NOS Primavera Sound
NOS Primavera Sound (4th - 6th Jun) in Porto, Portugal and formerly known as "Optimus Primavera Sound". The 2015 line-up is to be announced. 2014 featured Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, John Grant, Pond, Slowdive, Dum Dum Girls, Kendrick Lamar, Darkside and more. Tier 2 early-bird tickets cost €90 for the weekend.
Exit Festival (9th - 12th July) Serbia's music festival is back with a bang for 2015, with Motörhead and Eagles of Death Metal the first bands announced. Early-bird tickets are now sold out, but you can still get hold of tickets for £89 for a limited time.
Ibiza Rocks (17th Jun - 16th Sep) to feature an opening party with Years and Years, a closing party with The Courteeners, a special 10th birhday event with The Libertines, plus gigs for Fatboy Slim, Clean Bandit, Jungle, Sigma and more.
Bilbao BBK Live
Bilbao BBK Live (9th - 11th Jul) Once again, Bilbao will resonate to the sound of music, which for 2015 - the 10th anniversary - will come from headliners Muse - currently working on their new album plus The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Counting Crows, Future Islands, The Cat Empire, Kodaline, Shaka Ponk, The Ting Tings and many more. Limited early-bird tickets cost £82 for the three days with camping or £76 without.
NOS Alive (9th - 11th Jul) in Lisbon - formerly known as "Optimus Alive", the 2015 event will feature Muse, Alt-J and many more. Tickets cost £44.50 for Thurs - Sat day tickets or £88 for three-day tickets.
Electric Elephant (9th Jul - 13th Jul) in Croatia has announced headliners The 2 Bears, DJ Harvey, Todd Terry plus Derrick Carter Does Disco, Lindstrom, David August, Bicep, Prins Thomas, A Guy Called Gerald, Gerd Janson, Prosumer, Horse Meat Disco, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve with Erol Alkan and Richard Norris, plus many more. Tickets available
Benicàssim (16th - 19th Jul) The major Barcelona music festival based in Benicasim is back. 2015 line-up to be announced shortly. Tickets available.