2015 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently updated: Mutations Festival, Twisterella, Degeneration Festival, Apple Music Festival, North East Calling, The Social, The Spree, All Tomorrow's Parties, SHAKEDOWN FESTIVAL, Herts Jazz Festival, Allen Valleys Folk Festival, Together The People, The Warehouse Project and more

The summer 2015 festival season is now coming to a close, but fear not, autumn has some great festivals in store!

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Content:

Summer

Grillstock Festival
 

Grillstock Festival

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.

Island Beats
 

Island Beats

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.

Meltdown 2015
 

Meltdown Festival

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.

Reading Festival
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (27th - 30th Aug) 2015 includes recently-announced alternative stage entertainment from George the-Poet, Wiley, Jackmaster, Novelist, Milton Jones, Rob Delaney, Russell Kane, Katherine Ryan and more. Headliners are The Libertines, Mumford and Sons and Metallica, plus 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. Limited ticket availability.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (27th - 30th Aug) 2015 includes recently-announced alternative stage entertainment from George the-Poet, Jaguar Skills, Wiley, Jackmaster, Novelist, Milton Jones, Rob Delaney, Russell Kane, Katherine Ryan and more. Headliners are The Libertines, Mumford and Sons and Metallica, plus 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.

Degeneration
 

Degeneration Festival

Degeneration Festival (28th - 30th Aug) in Beeston, Nottinghamshire with The Treatment, Patriot Rebel, Estrella, Bad Touch, Falling Red, Jett Black, New Generation Superstars and other rock acts - tickets available

Creamfields 2015
 

Creamfields

Creamfields (28th - 30th Aug) returns once again to the Daresbury Estate in Warrington with a line-up including The Chemical Brothers, Avicii, Axwell & Ingrosso, Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Knife Party, Rebel Sound, Steve Angello, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Above & Beyond, Alesso, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Robin Schulz, Duke Dumont, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, MK, Eric Prydz, Blasterjaxx, Paul van Dyk, Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer, Hannah Wants, DVBBS, Oliver Heldens, Seth Troxler, Breach, Paul Woolford, Sander van Doorn, Shadow Child, Tchami, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Maya Jane Coles, Sigma, Tommy Trash, Wilkinson, Steve Aoki, Andy C, Shift K3y, High Contrast, Blonde, MistaJam, Preditah, George Fitzgerald, Ben Pearce and more. Tickets available.

Victorious Festival
 

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival (29th - 30th Aug) in Southsea, Hampshire featuring Ray Davies, The Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, Primal Scream, Tinie Tempah, Peter Hook, The Darkness, Super Furry Animals, Ella Eyre, We Are Scientists, Texas, Johnny Marr, Cast, Laura Mvula, The Fratellis, Hayseed Dixie, Mystery Jets, The Subways, The Magic Numbers, Dave McCabe, Grant Nicholas, Flyte, Bipolar Sunshine, Rae Morris, Sam Duckworth, Kill It Kid, The Sunshine Underground, Etta Bond, The Wytches, JAWS, Honeyblood and more. Tickets available.

The Big Feastival
 

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival (28th - 30th Aug) This year's Big Feastival in Oxfordshire features Paloma Faith, Groove Armada, Ella Eyre, Grandmaster Flash, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay MBE, Dizzee Rascal, Example and DJ Wire plus chefs Jamie Oliver, Monica Galetti, Nathan Outlaw, Raymond Blanc, Mark Hix and more.

South West Four - Image: www.southwestfour.com
 

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.

Autumn

Festival No.6
 

Festival No.6

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

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
 

Weyfest

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
 

Lindisfarne Festival

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

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.

Sundown Festival
 

Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival (4th - 6th Sep) in Norfolk with Rudimental, Ella Henderson, Sub Focus, RAM Records, Sigma, Fuse ODG, Jess Glynne, Jaguar Skills, Andy C and more. Limited tickets available.

Together The People - Image: www.togetherthepeople.co.uk
 

Together The People

Together The People (5th - 6th Sep) near Brighton with Super Furry Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Roots Manuva, Lucy Rose, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Ghostpoet, Brakes, George the-Poet, Lucy Spraggan, Dizraeli, The Xcerts, Scott Matthews and more. Tickets available.

Bestival
 

Bestival

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
 

OnBlackheath

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, DJ Jerry Dammers, 808 State, Gilles Peterson, The Reflex, Eaves, Temples, {Stealing Sheep, Cate Le Bon, David Rodigan, Seun Kuti, Jack Savoretti, Hooton Tennis Club, Eska and more plus Dynamo presents "House of Mystery" and more. Tickets on sale now

BBC Proms in the Park
 

BBC Proms in the Park

BBC Proms in the Park (12th Sep) in London's Hyde Park with The Jacksons, Beverley Knight, Matt Cardle, Russell Watson, soprano Danielle di Niese

and the recently-added Caro Emerald and The Mavericks, hosted by Terry Wogan.

The Social
 

The Social

The Social (12th Sep) in Mote Park, Kent. The Social, curated by Saved Records' Nic Fanciulli returns with a massive line-up for 2015. Announced are: Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Solomun, Hot Since 82, Joris Voorn, Sasha, Cassy, Seth Troxler, Richy Ahmed, Paco Osuna, Mark Fanciulli, George Fitzgerald and more. Final release tickets cost £54.50.

Newark Blues Festival
 

Newark Blues Festival

Newark Blues Festival (12th Sep) in Newark, Nottinghamshire with Chantel McGregor, The Mentulls, Ben Poole and more tbc - tickets available

Greenwich Comedy Festival
 

Greenwich Comedy Festival

Greenwich Comedy Festival (16th - 20th Sep) back for another year of mirth and merriment, featuring Stephen K Amos, Richard Herring, Reginald D Hunter, David O'Doherty, Jerry Sadowitz, Mark Thomas, Henning Wehn, Mark Watson, Rich Hall, Ed Byrne, James Acaster, Felicity Ward, Kevin Eldon, Adam Buxton, Tom Stade, Tim Key, Holly Walsh, Seann Walsh, Andrew Maxwell, Paul Foot, Bridget Christie, Pete Firman, Aisling Bea, Ed Gamble, Ivo Graham, Sara Pascoe, John Robins, Elis James, Jarred Christmas and more.

Herts Jazz Festival 2015
 

Herts Jazz Festival

Herts Jazz Festival (18th - 20th Sep) in Hertfordshire with The Three Tenors, Loose Tubes, Claire Martin, Leon Greening, Julian Argüelles, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins - on sale now

Apple Music Festival - Image: www.applemusicfestival.com
 

Apple Music Festival

Apple Music Festival (22nd - 28th Sep) in London - previously known as the iTunes Festival. 2015 features 10 days, featuring One Direction, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams, Disclosure and more. Tickets available via www.applemusicfestival.com

RadioTimes Festival 2015
 

Radio Times Festival

Radio Times Festival (24th - 27th Sep) in London with Sir David Attenborough, David Walliams, Peter Capaldi, Bruce Forsyth, Andrew Marr, Dom Joly, Tony Parsons, Omid Djalili, Annie Nightingale, Paul Hollywood, Russell Grant, Anthony Horowitz, Melvyn Bragg, Julian Clary, Mark Watson, Gyles Brandreth, Edith Bowman - tickets available

Loopallu
 

Loopallu

Loopallu (25th - 26th Sep) in Highlands with a line-up to be announced.

PsychFest 2015
 

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (25th - 26th Sep) in Merseyside with Spiritualized, Menace Beach, Blanck Mass, Hookworms, Zun Zun Egui, Young Knives, Dengue Fever, Destruction Unit, Jacco Gardner, Jane Weaver, K-X-P, No Joy, Factory Floor, The Heads - tickets available.

The Warehouse Project - Image: www.thewarehouseproject.com
 

The Warehouse Project

The Warehouse Project (25th Sep - 31st Dec) in Greater Manchester with New Order, MK, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Duke Dumont, Leftfield, Major Lazer, A Certain Ratio, Four Tet, Jungle, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Mike Pickering, Andrew Weatherall, Joy Orbison, Skepta, Mark Ronson - DJ Set, Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Bonobo, Scuba, Shadow Child, Kiasmos, Dixon, Heidi, Maceo Plex, Will Tramp!, Benji B, Marcel Dettmann, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, Joris Voorn, Adam Beyer, Adrian Sherwood, Hudson Mohawke and a New Year's Eve Party plus loads more - tickets now

North East Calling 2013
 

North East Calling

North East Calling (26th Sep) in Tyne and Wear with The Damned, Subhumans, 999, The Blood, The Restarts, Angelic Upstarts, Anti-Nowhere League, The Exploited, Fire Exit - tickets available

Allen Valleys Folk Festival
 

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allen Valleys Folk Festival (2nd - 4th Oct) in Northumberland with RM Hubbert, The Coal Porters, Tom McConville, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Polly And The Billets Doux - tickets available

Blackburn Blues Festival - Image: www.solidentertainments.com/blues/blackburn
 

Blackburn Blues Festival

Blackburn Blues Festival (4th Oct) in Lancashire with Larry Miller, Connie Lush, Danny Bryant, Matt Woosey, Albany Down - tickets on sale

The Spree
 

The Spree

The Spree (9th - 17th Oct) returns to Paisley, with music and comedy from Idlewild, Horse, Bill Wells, Aidan John Moffat, Barbara Dickson, a rare performance from Khartoum Heroes (featuring King Creosote and Vic Galloway), Karen Matheson with Cara Dillon, James Grant, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Des McLean and more.

Twisterella - Image: twitter.com/TwisterellaFest
 
Image: twitter.com/TwisterellaFest

Twisterella

Twisterella (10th Oct) in Middlesbrough with Menace Beach, Sweet Baboo, Black Honey, Du Blonde, Happyness, Hyde & Beast, Prides, Jake Isaac, Sivu, Eliza and the Bear, Weird Shapes, That F**king Tank, Stanley Odd, Misty Miller, Woodenbox, Brontide, The Hosts and more - tickets available

Live Evil
 

Live Evil

Live Evil (16th - 18th Oct) returns to the Dome in Tufnell Park with Bulldozer, Tygers of Pan Tang, Mortuary Drape, Chaos UK, Stray, Battleaxe, Mindless Sinner, Nekromantheon, Atlantean Kodex, Helvetets Port, ZOM, Execration, Speedtrap, Flight, Dark Forest, Seven Sisters, Dungeon and one more. The Friday pre-festival gig features Vampire, Witching Hour, Gouge and Krossburst. Tickets available.

Simple Things Festival - Image: www.simplethingsfestival.co.uk
 

Simple Things Festival

Simple Things Festival (24th Oct) in venues around Bristol with Battles, Skepta, JME, Wire, Mike Skinner, Penguin Cafe, Factory Floor, Speedy Ortiz, Savages, The Soft Moon, Holly Herndon, Lone, Untold, Health, Vessels, Moxie, Oliver Wilde, Lower Dens, Liturgy and more. Tickets available.

London Folk and Roots Festival
 

London Folk and Roots Festival

London Folk and Roots Festival (30th Oct - 14th Nov) in London with The Fisherman's Friends, Cara Dillon, Fred's House, The Grahams, Sam Lee, The Young'uns [UK], Andy McKee, Kelly Oliver, Aoife O'Donovan - tickets on sale.

Winter

Blues Fest London - Image: www.bluesfest.co.uk
 

BluesFest

BluesFest (7th Nov) takes over London venues on Saturday 7th November, with the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jo Harman and many more. Tickets available.

London Jazz Festival
 

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.

All Tomorrow's Parties - Image: www.atpfestival.com
 

All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties (27th Nov) in Denbighshire at Pontins Prestatyn with Natalie Prass, Death, Loop, Blanck Mass, Holly Herndon, Jessica Pratt, OM, Iceage, Suuns, Max Richter, Micachu and the Shapes, The Notwist, Built To Spill, Young*Husband, Micah P Hinson, Viet Cong, Xylouris White, Courtney Barnett, Warm Soda, Dinos Chapman, Braids, Thee Oh Sees, Russell Haswell - on sale now

Mutations Festival - Image: twitter.com/mutationsfest
 
Image: twitter.com/mutationsfest

Mutations Festival

Mutations Festival (28th - 29th Nov) in Brighton, Sussex with Natalie Prass, Josh T. Pearson, OM, All Tvvins, METZ, Abi Wade, Willis Earl Beal, Blaenavon, Jane Weaver, John Talabot, Chelsea Wolfe, Blacklisters - tickets on sale now

2016

C2C: Country to Country
 

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.

V Festival
 

V Festival

V Festival (20th - 21st Aug) returns to Staffordshire Weston Park and Chelmsford's Hylands Park in August with 2016 being its 21st birthday - "The Big One". 2015 featured Kasabian, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, The Charlatans, The Script, The Courteeners and more, so it remains to be seen whether the 21st birthday will better that! Tickets available.

Overseas Festivals

Electric Picnic - Image: www.electricpicnic.ie
 

Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic (4th - 6th Sep) in Laois, Ireland with Florence and the Machine, Manic Street Preachers, Grace Jones, Underworld, CHVRCHES, Jon Hopkins, Tame Impala, FKA Twigs and more. Limited tickets available.

Ibiza Rocks
 

Ibiza Rocks

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.

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