2015 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
The 2015 festival season is now looking nice and plump with summer announcements now more-or-less complete for the big festivals and the autumn schedule coming along nicely - both in the UK and overseas.
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
Live at the Marquee
Live at the Marquee (11th Jun - 9th Jul) in Cork with Lionel Richie, Van Morrison, Dara Ó Briain, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Kodaline, Riverdance, Christy Moore, The Waterboys, Nathan Carter, The Coronas and more.
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.
All Tomorrow's Parties
All Tomorrow's Parties (24th Jun - 5th Jul) host an ATP season at the Roundhouse in Camden, featuring Mogwai (20th anniversary with Prolapse and Sound of Yell/ Forest Swords and Sacred Paws), The Jesus & Mary Chain (Psychocandy set), Public Enemy, Godspeed You! Black Emperor (with Beak) and GZA (with Tortoise, Lightning Bolt, Loop and Mugstar).
Manchester International Festival
Darlington Comedy Festival
Darlington Comedy Festival (1st Jul - 2nd Aug) in Durham for a full month with Chris Ramsey, Alun Cochrane, Matt Forde, James Acaster, Daliso Chaponda, Patrick Monahan, Rob Rouse, Pete Firman, Stuart Goldsmith, Chris Martin [comedian], Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Andrew Ryan, Tiernan Douieb - tickets available.
Blissfields (3rd - 4th Jul) in Hampshire with Public Service Broadcasting, The Horrors, Grandmaster Flash, John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco, Songhoy Blues, The Correspondents, Dub Pistols, Glass Animals and much more - last tier tickets now available.
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 including Billy Bragg, The Dreaming Spires, The Black Feathers, Larkin Poe and more. 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.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (6th - 12th Jul) in Llangollen (of course), with Burt Bacharach, Alfie Boe, Ali Campbell, Rufus Wainwright, Gareth Malone, Lucy Wainwright Roche and many more at this prestigious music festival.
Bristol Comedy Garden
Bristol Comedy Garden (8th - 12th Jul) in Bristol with Nick Helm, Arthur Smith, Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Watson, Stephen K Amos, Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, James Acaster, Felicity Ward, Terry Alderton, Adam Buxton, Doc Brown, Nina Conti, Tim Key, David O'Doherty, Seann Walsh, Andrew Maxwell, Paul Foot and more - tickets available
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
Cornbury Festival (10th - 12th Jul) has announced Tom Jones, Roger Hodgson, Lulu, Blue, Chas and Dave, The Trevor Horn Band, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Razorlight, Billy Ocean, The Fratellis, Hank Wangford, Chastity Brown, Slim Chance, Paper Aeroplanes, Moulettes, Larkin Poe, The Felice Brothers, Jack Savoretti, The James Hunter Six, The Shires, Ward Thomas, CC Smugglers, Police Dog Hogan, Joanne Shaw Taylor and more for 2015. Tickets available.
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?
Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Mouth of the Tyne Festival (10th - 12th Jul) in Tyne and Wear with The Specials, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, James Taylor Quartet, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Christians, Roots Manuva, Jack Savoretti, Ben Ottewell and more.
Balham Comedy Festival
Balham Comedy Festival (10th - 17th Jul) in London with Harry Hill, Tim Vine, Rob Newman, Marcus Brigstocke, Barry Cryer, Arthur Smith, Shappi Khorsandi, Lucy Porter, Stephen K Amos, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Ed Byrne, Ardal O'Hanlon, Ronnie Golden, Paul Sinha, Simon Munnery, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe and more. Tickets cost around £15-16 for comedy sets, £10 for quizzes with whole night tickets also available.
Grillstock Festival (11th Jul - 6th Sep) in Bristol with De La Soul, DJ Yoda, Goldie Lookin Chain, The Heavy and more. London with Fun Lovin' Criminals, Razorlight, The Cuban Brothers, Grandmaster Flash, Hayseed Dixie and more.
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.
Island Beats (11th Jul - 29th Aug) New for 2015 and taking place at Thorpe Park in Surrey, with Friday and weekend dates featuring the likes of Ella Eyre, Conor Maynard, Stereo Kicks, Sigma, Wilkinson, The Vamps, Union J, DJ Fresh, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green, Rixton and more. Tickets on sale now.
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.
Ealing Comedy Festival
Ealing Comedy Festival (17th - 24th Jul) in London with Russell Kane, Rob Delaney, Nick Helm, Milton Jones, Marcus Brigstocke, Arthur Smith, Shappi Khorsandi, Julian Clary, Stephen K Amos, Ed Byrne, Alistair Barrie, Ninia Benjamin, Ian Stone, Jo Caulfield, Justin Moorhouse, Kerry Godliman, Paul Sinha, Romesh Ranganathan and more.
Splendour (18th Jul) This year's headliners at Splendour in Nottingham are The Specials, James, The Specials, Lawson, Bananarama, The Twang, Roots Manuva, Pierce Brothers, Jess Glynne, To Kill a King [UK], Ian D Montfort, Amber Run, Ferocious Dog, Hhymn with and more. Tickets on sale now, price £44.
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.
The Wickerman Festival
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.
Boardmasters Festival (5th - 9th Aug) in Cornwall with Faithless, De La Soul, Roni Size, The Darkness, Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Duke Dumont, Skream, Everything Everything, Seasick Steve, Reef, MNEK, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, DJ EZ, Nick Mulvey, Reprazent, Arrested Development and more - 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 and just added, Perfume Genius, Rhodes and more - 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.
Rewind Festival North
Rewind Festival North (7th - 9th Aug) in Cheshire with Bananarama, OMD, Heather Small, Soul II Soul, Howard Jones, The Human League, ABC, The Selecter, Imagination featuring Leee John, The Boomtown Rats, Leee John, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde, Wang Chung, Jimmy Somerville - tickets available.
Forgotten Fields (7th - 9th Aug) in Kent with Basement Jaxx, Super Furry Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, The Horrors, Razorlight, Levellers, British Sea Power, Riding the Low, Augustines, Beans On Toast, Hatcham Social, Keston Cobblers' Club, Too Many T's - tickets available.
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.
Glass Butter Beach
Glass Butter Beach (12th - 15th Aug) in Gwynedd with Kosheen, Everlast, Professor Green, Less Than Jake, Rag N Bone Man, Mallory Knox, Charlotte Campbell, Goldierocks, Bondax, Tim Lyall - tickets available now.
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.
Meltdown Festival (17th - 30th Aug) in London with Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains, Young Marble Giants, Zun Zun Egui, Sunn O, Gob Squad, Bianca Casady, Benjamin Clementine, Anna Calvi, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Estrella Morente, Matthew Herbert - tickets 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 the recently-announced Mark Ronson - DJ Set, Scouting for Girls, Aston Merrygold, Maverick Sabre, Tove Lo plus 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. Comedy for 2015 comes from Frankie Boyle, Gary Delaney, Russell Kane, Shappi Khorsandi, Nick Helm 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 will feature Grace Jones, Everything Everything, Mark Ronson, Metronomy, Green Gartside, Hookworms, Jez Kerr, Dutch Uncles, David Gedge, Belle and Sebastian, James Bay, Badly Drawn Boy("The Hour of Bewilderbeast" anniversary set), Stornoway, King Creosote, 808 State, The Bohicas, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ghostpoet, The 2 Bears, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Rae Morris, Kate Tempest, Young Fathers, Optimo, The Orielles, Joe Duddell, frYars, Novella, Jane Weaver, Bicep, Grasscut, Emma Tricca and more.
Moseley Folk Festival
Moseley Folk Festival (4th - 6th Sep) in West Midlands with The Unthanks, Idlewild, The Monkees, Spiritualized, Gaz Coombes, Polyphonic Spree, Du Blonde, Goodnight Lenin, Dawes, Anna Calvi, John Smith - tickets available.
Weyfest (4th - 6th Sep) in Surrey with Level 42, Roachford, Paul Carrack, The Waterboys, Andy Fairweather Low, Mungo Jerry, The Quireboys, Deborah Bonham, The Christians, The Troggs, Honey Ryder, Nazareth, Ward Thomas, Leatherat - tickets available
Lindisfarne Festival (4th - 6th Sep) New for 2015 and staged at Northumberland's Holy Island, featuring Reverend and the Makers, Public Service Broadcasting, DJ Craig Charles, The Skints, DJ Yoda, Adamski, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Nadine Shah, Jackie Oates, Sean Taylor, Shields [Newcastle], JFB, Smoove and Turrell, The Lake Poets, The Baghdaddies, Johnny Dickinson and more. Tickets cost £50 for Saturday with camping or £78 for the whole weekend with camping.
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.
Together The People
Bestival (10th - 13th Sep) The massive 2015 line-up includes Chemical Brothers, Missy Elliot, 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, Dynamo presents "House of Mystery" and more. Tickets on sale now
BBC Proms in the Park
and the recently-added Caro Emerald and The Mavericks, hosted by Terry Wogan.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (13th - 21st Nov) in London with Cassandra Wilson, Manu Katché, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Kokomo, Kurt Elling, James Farm, Jarrod Lawson, Sons of Kemet, Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Average White Band, Partisans, Britten Sinfonia, Ibrahim Maalouf, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more - 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.
Sónar Festival (18th - 20th Jun) in Barcelona venues, featuring Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, Just Blaze, Laurent Garnier, Roisin Murphy, Fat Freddy's Drop, Autechre, FKA Twigs, Evian Christ, Kiasmos, BadBadNotGood, Lee Gamble, Kindness, Hybrid, Maya Jane Coles, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Die Antwoord, Mika Vainio, The Bug, Daniel Avery, Randomer, Redinho, Koreless, Russell Haswell. Limited three day tickets available for £129.50, reverting to £152.50 once they've gone.
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.
Super Bock Super Rock
Super Bock Super Rock (16th - 18th Jul) in Lisbon with Sting, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Florence and the Machine, Blur, FFS, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Fighters, dEUS, Milky Chance, SBTRKT and many more. Tickets available.