2014 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently updated: Creamfields, Global Gathering, NASS Festival, Merthyr Rock, Lounge on the Farm, T in the Park, Electric Daisy Carnival, Calling Festival, Bestival, La Route du Rock, Belsonic, GuilFest etc

The 2014 festival season kicks-off in earnest this spring, with many already having announced either a complete or near-as-damn-it line-up.

Grab tickets while you can by using our guide below.

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

Content:

Spring

Liverpool SoundCity
 

Liverpool SoundCity 2014

Liverpool SoundCity 2014 (1st - 3rd May) has announced Jon Hopkins, Albert Hammond Jr, Action Bronson, The Hold Steady, Jimi Goodwin, Drenge, Mixhell, Royal Blood, The Wytches, Fat White Family, Superfood, San Farmin, Lyla Foy for the live line-up. They will join speakers John Cale, Thurston Moore, Alan McGee, Peter Hooton, John Robb, Dave Haslam and more. Tickets available.

Stag and Dagger
 

Stag and Dagger

Stag and Dagger (4th May) the Glasgow festival will feature Albert Hammond Jr, Arc Iris, Courtney Barnett, The Hold Steady, Lanterns on the Lake, Laurel Halo, Los Campesinos!, Royal Blood and many more across multiple venues. Tickets on sale now, costing £18 for early-birds.

The Northern Lights 2014
 

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights (5th May) Brand new for 2014 The Northern Lights takes over Digital in Newcastle this May, with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Nervo, Tommy Trash, Wolfpack, John O'Callaghan, Hannah Wants, Lange, Felix Leiter, Jordan Suckley, Anakyn, Mr Thomas, Menno De Jong, Sneijder, {Robson&Burn} and many more. Tickets cost £34 + fees.

The Great Escape
 

The Great Escape

The Great Escape (8th - 10th May) back with a bang, TGE delivers once more with a line-up boasting Jon Hopkins, Joel Compass, Albert Hammond Jr, Wild Beasts, Kelis, Augustines, Dry the River, Hozier, a plastic rose, Jimi Goodwin, Rae Morris and many more. Limited 3 day saver tickets cost £49.50.

Bearded Theory 2014
 

Bearded Theory Festival

Bearded Theory Festival (22nd - 25th May) to feature Peter Hook & The Light, Oysterband, Fishbone, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Membranes, King Prawn, {Anti-Vigilante}, Leatherat, True Deceivers, The Karma Party, Tarantism, Colm Gray, Babyhead, New Groove Formation, Sporadics, Autonomads, Black Star Dub Collective, Boot Hill All Stars, Doghouse Boat Boys and many more. Tickets now on sale, priced £87 for four day camping, with family options also available.

Ireby
 

Ireby Festival

Ireby Festival (23rd & 24th May) Quick off the mark with tickets for their 2014 event is the annual Cumbrian folk festival, which will feature Eddi Reader, Martyn Joseph, Eliza Gilkyson, Amanda Shires, Flats And Sharps, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Marc Block and more. Tickets on sale now.

Love Saves The Day
 

Love Saves The Day

Love Saves The Day (24th & 25th May) Bristol's Love Saves the Day returns with a line-up featuring Annie Mac ,SBTRKT ,Clean Bandit ,Gentleman's Dub Club ,Neneh Cherry ,Jamie XX ,B. Traits ,Breakage ,Dismantle ,Jakwob ,John Talabot ,Laid Blak ,Ms Dynamite ,Craig Richards ,Cyril Hahn ,DJ EZ ,Eats Everything ,Hercules and Love Affair and more.

Acoustic Festival of Britain
 

Acoustic Festival of Britain

Acoustic Festival of Britain (30th May - 1st Jun) The Uttoxeter Racecourse will once again host the annual festival which for 2014 will feature Steve Harley, Fairport Convention, 10cc, The Animals, Emma Stevens, Matt Cardle, Wille and the Bandits, Amsterdam, Moulettes and many more. Tickets cost £95 for weekend tickets.

Slam Dunk Festival 2014
 

Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival (24th - 26th May) returns to being a three-date festival for 2014, playing Leeds (Slam Dunk Festival North), Hertfordshire (South) and Wolverhampton (Midlands) plus mini-festivals for Wales and Scotland. The line-up includes All-American Rejects, Mallory Knox, Kids in Glass Houses, We The Kings, Chiodos, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Capdown, Gnarwolves, Jesse James, MC Lars, Ghost Town, Heart Of A Coward, Save Your Breath, Goldfinger, letlive., Bury Tomorrow, The Ghost Inside, Zebrahead, The Devil Wears Prada, Canterbury, I Am the Avalanche, Crown the Empire and more. Wales and Scotland will feature We Are the in Crowd, Hit the Lights, Neck Deep, Decade, Save Your Breath (Wales only)}, Altered Sky (Scotland only) and more.

Coloursfest 2014
 

Coloursfest

Coloursfest (31 May) Glasgow annual EDM extravaganza has announced Showtek, Martin Garrix, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel, Darren Styles, Sneijder, George Bowie, Mallorca Lee, Sparkos and more. Tickets cost £44.50.

Summer

James Lavelle
 

Meltdown Festival

Meltdown Festival (Jun) Back for another year is the Southbank's annual eclectic festival - with the 2014 edition being curated by UNKLE's James Lavelle, featuring UNKLE, Philip Sheppard, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Lanegan, Edwyn Collins, Radkey, Neneh Cherry, RocketNumberNine, Goldie, Heritage Orchestra, ESG and many more.

Lunar Festival
 

Lunar Festival

Lunar Festival (6th - 8th Jun) is set at the beautiful Umberslade Estate in Warwickshire, just south of Birmingham and is brand new for 2014. The line-up boasts Donovan, British Sea Power, The Polyphonic Spree, Tim Burgess, Temples, The Magic Band, TOY, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Goodnight Lenin, Lanterns on the Lake, John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, Michael Chapman and many more. You can bet that tickets, costing from £35 - £38 for adult day tickets and £85 for the weekend will soon be snapped-up.

The Parklife Weekender - Image: www.parklife.uk.com
 

The Parklife Weekender

The Parklife Weekender (7th & 8th Jun) returns to Manchester's Platt Fields with perhaps the best EDM/ alternative line-up for 2014? Don't believe us? Well, ogle this and try not to salivate: Snoop Dogg, Foals, Rudimental, Bastille, London Grammar, Annie Mac, Kendrick Lamar, Katy B, Nero, Duke Dumont, Bipolar Sunshine, Disclosure, Public Enemy, Julio Bashmore, Becky Hill, Will Tramp, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Eats Everything, Ben UFO & Pearson Sound, Chromeo, Bonobo (DJ), SBTRKT, Jon Hopkins and many, many more. Tickets cost £49.50 per day or £79.50 for both days.

Field Day
 

Field Day

Field Day (7th & 8th Jun) The 2013 edition of the popular Field Day festival has expanded into two days for 2014, with Metronomy headlining the Saturday and Pixies on the Sunday. Joining the Pixies will be The Horrors, Temples and POND [Aus]. Also just added are Jon Hopkins, James Holden, Jagwar Ma, Teleman, Danny Brown, Money, Dusky, Fat White Family and more. Tickets cost £49.50 (Sat), £38.50 (Sun) or £78 for the weekend.

Grillstock Festival
 

Grillstock Festival

Grillstock Festival (7th/ 8th and 28th/ 29th Jun) returns to Bristol (7th/ 8th) and Manchester (28th/ 29th) this summer, with Hayseed Dixie headlining the Sunday nights at both events and Vintage Trouble lined-up for the Manchester event. Early-bird tickets available for a limited time, costing £20 for either weekend (rising to £30 once they've gone), with day tickets costing £15/ £12 for Saturday/ Sunday (early bird prices, also).

Isle of Wight Festival 2014
 

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival (12th - 15th Jun) 2014 promises yet another great early summer festival, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings Of Leon, Biffy Clyro, Travis, Suede, Boy George, Ella Eyre, Tom Odell, Clean Bandit, The Specials, John Newman, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Passenger, The 1975, The Waterboys and many more announced.

Bushstock Festival 2014
 

Bushstock Festival

Bushstock Festival (14th Jun) Communion's annual festival returns to Shepherds Bush venues on Saturday 14th June, featuring the likes of Eaves, Blaenavon, Chloe Howl, Sundara Karma, Jack Garratt, The Felice Brothers and more to be announced. Tickets cost £24.50 + fees.

Hampton Court Palace Festival 2014
 

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival (12 - 24th Jun) Back for another, the 2014 line-up boasts Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Jamie Cullum, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, George Benson and The Beach Boys with more announcements expected. Tickets range from £35 to £70 plus fees.

Download - Image: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
 

Download

Download (13th - 15th Jun) Donnington Park's annual heavy rock and metal bash will feature Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Within Temptation, Black Label Society, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Status Quo, Twisted Sister, Steel Panther, Volbeat, Skindred, The Offspring and many more.

Camden Crawl 2012
 

Camden Crawl

Camden Crawl (20th & 21st Jun) Back after a break in 2013, this year's Camden Crawl will feature Atari Teenage Riot, The Field, Mouse On Mars, ABC, of Montreal, Steve Mason, Yuck, Adrian Crowley, Alexis Taylor, Dirty Beaches and more. Tickets £26.50 per day/ £45 for both days for the first release tickets.

Glastonbury
 

Glastonbury

Glastonbury (25th - 29th Jun) back for 2014 with an inevitably massive line-up. Arcade Fire are the first act announced for 2014 - headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, with more to be announced. Initial tickets have now sold out but a batch of unwanted tickets are on sale now for those registered (see: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk).

Calling Festival - Image: www.facebook.com/CallingFestival
 

Calling Festival

Calling Festival (28th and 29th Jun) Renamed and relocated for 2014, "Calling Festival" (dropping the previous Hyde Park/ Hard Rock suffix) will take place in Clapham for 2014 and they've busted out Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, Walking Papers and more for the Saturday, with Stevie Wonder headlining the Sunday. Tickets on sale now.

Wireless Festival
 

Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival 2014(4th - 6th Jul) Reverting to two huge stages in both London and Birmingham, the same line-up will play both cities over the same weekend (on different days). Drake, Bruno Mars and Kanye West are the first headlining names out of the hat, with recent additions J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Knife Party, B.o.B, Giorgio Moroder, Foxes joining Ellie Goulding, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Outkast, Rudimental, Wiz Khalifa, Azealia Banks and more announced. Tickets are on sale now.

Sonisphere 2014
 

Sonisphere

Sonisphere (4th - 6th Jul) After a year out in 2013, Sonisphere is back with a bang, celebrating "40 years of rock" at Knebworth House. Limp Bizkit}, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, The Sisters of Mercy, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Airbourne, Ghost will join headliners Metallica, Iron Maiden and The Prodigy. And as an extra-special treat, Metallica fans will be able to vote for their favourite tracks - effectively building their own set! Limited early-bird tickets are on sale now, costing £205 for weekend camping, £170 for the weekend without camping with other options available.

Cornbury Festival
 

Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Festival (4th - 6th Jul) has anounced Hudson Taylor, The Feeling, Suzanne Vega, Arrested Development, Sam Bailey, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jools Holland plus Melanie C and Marc Almond, Simple Minds, Jon Allen, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Nina Nesbitt, Lissie, {Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes feat. Gary U.S. Bonds}, Georgie Fame plus Guy Barker's 16 piece Big Band, Scouting for Girls, Luke Friend, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, 10cc, Tomoyasu Hotei, Peatbog Faeries and more.

Love Supreme Jazz Festival
 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Love Supreme Jazz Festival (4th - 6th Jul) back for its second year, the Lewes-based jazz festival has announced Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Soul II Soul, Dave Holland's Prism, Christian McBride Trio, Snarky Puppy, Curtis Stigers, Courtney Pine, Alice Russell, Josť James, Derrick Hodge, Hidden Orchestra and many more. Early-bird tickets are now sold out, but standard tickets cost £55 for Saturday or Sunday day tickets or £125 for the whole weekend (Fri - Sun).

The Hop Farm Music Festival
 

The Hop Farm Music Festival

The Hop Farm Music Festival (4th - 6th Jul) The 2014 line-up will include Brian Wilson, James Blunt, Grace Jones, Caro Emerald, Squeeze, Eliza Doolittle, Ray Davies, Deacon Blue, Billy Ocean, Paul Heaton, Arrested Development, Paul Carrack, Scouting for Girls, 10cc, Bellowhead and many more.

Barclaycard British Summer Time - Image: www.bstlondon.com
 

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (4th - 12th Jul) features Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead and Soulflyon Friday 4th July, McFly and Busted AKA McBusted with Backstreet Boys on Sunday 6th July and Neil Young, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte on Saturday 12th July.

Wakestock 2014
 

Wakestock

Wakestock (10th - 13th Jul) the annual Wakeboarding-and-music festival returns to Cardigan Bay for 2014 with a line-up boasting Tom Odell, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Shy FX + Stamina MC, B. Traits, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Le Youth, Fred V and Grafix, Star Slinger, Goldierocks and many more.

NASS Festival
 

NASS Festival

NASS Festival (11th - 14th Jul) has announced its day line-up with Netsky headlining on Friday, joined by Andy C, DJ Friction and more. Saturday features Cypress Hill, MistaJam, Funeral for a Friend, The Bronx and more. Noisia head-up Sunday, joined by Reel Big Fish, Gallows, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Roska and more. Tickets available.

Electric Daisy Carnival
 

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival (12th & 13th Jul) - previously located in London, this year's EDM bash has relocated to the Milton Keynes National Bowl and has announced a stonking line-up, with Avicii, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Showtek, Marco Carola, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, Hot Since 82, Davide Squillace, Paul Oakenfold and more. Tickets cost £65 per day.

The Summer Series
 

The Summer Series

The Summer Series (10th - 20th Jul) 2014's series at the Strand's lovely Somerset House will feature nights for Bastille (the day after Bastille day would you believe...), Kelis, Franz Ferdinand, Daughter, Kodaline, CHVRCHES, Little Dragon, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, The Cat Empire and Agnes Obel with support acts to be announced. Tickets on sale now.

T in the Park
 

T in the Park

T in the Park (11th - 13th Jul) has added Paul Weller, Wilko Johnson, Soul II Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, Wilkinson, Charli XCX, King Charles, Darlia, The Lafontaines, The Amazing Snakeheads, Becky Hill, Jess Glynne, The Minutes, Hudson Taylor and more. They will join Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Pixies, Rudimental, Ben Howard, Example, Imagine Dragons, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, London Grammar and many, many more big guns! Tickets available.

Truck
 

Truck Festival

Truck Festival (18th and 19th Jul) has announced headliners The Cribs and White Lies, Los Campesinos!, Nordic Giants, Eliza and the Bear, Itch, Darlia, Flyte , Lonely the Brave, Nothing But Thieves, Black Moth, Swim Deep, Stornoway, Kids in Glass Houses, Andrew W.K., Peace, Cerebral Ballzy and more. Limited early Bird Weekenders are on sale now, priced at £74.

Latitude
 

Latitude

Latitude (17th - 20th Jul) Just announced for Suffolk's festival is Blur's Damon Albarn. Also announced are RŲyksopp & Robyn, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Anna Calvi, Willis Earl Beal, Phosphorescent and many more. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £182.50 for Weekend Camping and Family options. The line-up will be announced at a later date.

Lovebox 2014
 

Lovebox

Lovebox (18th & 19th Jul) bak at Hackney's Victoria Park for another weekend of banging tunes, 2014 will feature Chase and Status, MIA, Annie Mac Presents..., ASAP Rocky, Bonobo, Crystal Fighters, Cyril Hahn, David Rodigan, Duke Dumont, Hannah Wants, Horse Meat Disco, Mount Kimbie, Sub Focus, Tensnake, The Horrors, Visionquest and more. Tickets available.

Guilfest
 

GuilFest

GuilFest (18th - 20th Jul) Back after a rest in 2013, Guildford's music festival will feature The Boomtown Rats, The Human League and Kool & the Gang as headliners. Tickets available.

Shakedown
 

Shakedown Festival

Shakedown Festival (19th Jul) Brighton's dance one-dayer returns, with a line-up boasting Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada (DJ Set), Gorgon City, Jaguar Skills, Kidnap Kid, DJ EZ, MK, Blonde, B. Traits, DJ Zinc, Duke Dumont, Dismantle, Friction, Hannah Wants, Huxley, Lee Foss, My Nu Leng, Riva Starr, Wilkinson, Zane Lowe and more.

The Secret Garden Party
 

The Secret Garden Party

The Secret Garden Party (24th - 27th Jul) Within hours of the dust settling in Huntingdon after the 2013 edition, the organizers unleashed 2014 Early Bird tickets. Prices start at £137.50 for adults, £60 for Campervans and zero for kids (and dogs) under 12. The line-up will have to wait but 2013 saw Faithless, Bastille and 2 Many DJs amongst the happy throng.

Global Gathering
 

Global Gathering

Global Gathering (25th & 26th Jul) Stratford-upon-Avon's EDM festival is back for 2014, featuring Chase and Status, David Guetta and Tinie Tempah on the Friday, The Prodigy, Alesso and more on the Saturday. Other acts across the weekend: Eric Prydz, Sub Focus, Jamie Jones, MK, Maya Jane Coles, New World Punx, Pretty Lights and many more.

Tramlines Festival
 

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines Festival (25th - 27th Jul) returns to Sheffield venues with a line-up boasting Katy B, The Cribs, The Gaslamp Killer, Gold Panda, Deap Vally, The Wedding Present and more. Tickets cost £30 for the weekend and are on sale now.

Camp Bestival
 

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival (31st Jul - 3rd Aug) The annual end of July Dorset shindig is back for another year. The line-up for 2014 includes Basement Jaxx, James, De La Soul, Johnny Marr, Charlotte Church, Chas 'N' Dave, Denai Moore, Laura Mvula, Nick Mulvey, Peter Hook And The Light, Public Service Broadcasting, Sinťad O'Connor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Steve Mason, The Cuban Brothers, The Skatalites, The Wedding Present and more. Tickets cost £195 for adult weekend camping.

Kendal Calling 2014
 

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling (1st - 3rd Aug) back for another year in 2014 is Cumbria's Kendal Calling. 2013 was a strong year, with the likes of The 2013 event included headliners Basement Jaxx, Primal Scream, The Charlatans, Public Enemy, Seasick Steve, Johnny Marr and many more. The line-up for 2014 is TBC. In the meantime, limited early-bird tickets are now on sale, costing £115 for the weekend for adults, £60 for teens.

Standon Calling
 

Standon Calling

Standon Calling (1st - 3rd Aug) Standon in Hertfordshire will welcome Frank Turner, Public Enemy and Maximo Park as headliners, along with Clean Bandit, Peace, Grandmaster Flash, TOY, Shapeshifter, The Heavy, Charli XCX, The Leisure Society, Ella Eyre and more. Tickets cost £119 for the weekend.

Y Not Festival
 

Y Not Festival

Y Not Festival (1st - 3rd Aug) Matlock's annual music festival will feature Dizzee Rascal, White Lies, Newton Faulkner, The First, The Fratellis, Nordic Giants, Eliza and the Bear, Night Engine, Itch, Darlia, Flyte , Andrew W.K., The Blackout, Reel Big Fish, Cerebral Ballzy and more for 2014. Tickets cost £84.50 weekend camping tickets or £140 for tickets for both Y Not and Gloucestershire's 2000 Trees Festivals.

Lounge on the Farm
 

Lounge on the Farm

Lounge on the Farm (2nd Aug) Merton Farm in will once again host the annual one-dayer, with the 2014 line-up to feature headliners Fun Lovin' Criminals plus Peter Hook and The Light, The Ramona Flowers, Dub Pistols, Courtney Pine, CoCo and the Butterfields, DJ Format (DJ Set), DJ Yoda, Coves and more. Tickets cost £55.

Bloodstock - Image: www.myspace.com/bloodstock
 

Bloodstock

Bloodstock (7th - 10th Aug) returns for 2014 with the first acts announced being: Megadeth, Emperor, Down, Saxon, Carcass, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom, Lacuna Coil, Crowbar, Amon Amarth, Prong, Primordial, Decapitated, Evil Scarecrow, Obituary plus more to be announced. Weekend camping tickets cost £130.

Beacons Festival
 

Beacons Festival

Beacons Festival (7th - 10th Aug) Back for another weekend of fun and music, 2014 will feature DARKSIDE, Daughter, Action Bronson, Jon Hopkins, The Fall, Daphni, Dixon, Erol Alkan, Nightmares On Wax, Jackmaster, Submotion Orchestra, Charli XCX, Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery and many more.

Rebellion Festival
 

Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival (7th - 10th Aug) returns to Blackpool once again, with enough punk, Oi! and hardcore to keep any fan happy. Just added are Cock Sparrer, The Damned, Ruts DC, Steve Ignorant, 999, Goldblade and TV Smith - joining NOFX, Killing Joke, Stiff Little Fingers, Biohazard, Slaughter and the Dogs, D.O.A., Reagan Youth and many more. Tickets cost £130 for the weekend, £35 for Thursday and £60 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday day tickets.

Green Man Festival - Image: www.greenman.net
 

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival (15th - 17th Aug) The Brecon Beacons will be welcoming back this much-celebrated gathering, fresh from being hailed by The Observer as one of the Top 100 UK Brands. Confirmed for 2014 are: Beirut, Kurt Vile, First Aid Kit, Anna Calvi, Neutral Milk Hotel and many more. Tickets available.

Belsonic - Image: www.belsonic.com
 

Belsonic

Belsonic (15th - 22nd Aug) The Belfast festival has announced Example, Biffy Clyro, Kodaline, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, Tom Odell, Little Matador and more for 2014. Tickets on sale now

V Festival
 

V Festival

V Festival (16th - 17th Aug) The 2014 line-up includes Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Tom Odell, John Newman, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Katy B, Jason DerŁlo, Blondie, Rizzle Kicks, Miles Kane, Ella Eyre and more. Tickets on sale now

Merthyr Rock 2014
 

Merthyr Rock

Merthyr Rock (17th Aug) returns to Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfill, with a line-up featuring Taking Back Sunday (UK festival exclusive), The Blackout, Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish and more. Tickets cost just £25.

Greenwich Music Time
 

Greenwich Music Time

Greenwich Music Time (21st - 23rd Aug) Brand new for 2014, the line-up features Goldfrapp (Thursday), Russell Watson plus guest Kerry Ellis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Friday) and Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra on the Saturday with guests Melanie C and Marc Almond. Tickets on sale now, starting from £29.50 (Goldfrapp), £30 (Jools Holland) and £35 (Russell Watson).

Reading Festival
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (22nd - 24th Aug) Just added to this year's line-up are headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore plus Vampire Weekend as well as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Nero. All joining Blink-182, The 1975, The Courteeners, Jake Bugg, Metronomy, You Me At Six, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Architects, ISSUES, Pusha T, Krept & Konan, Royal Blood, Hozier and many more.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (22nd - 24th Aug) Just added to this year's line-up are headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore plus Vampire Weekend as well as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Nero. All joining Blink-182, The 1975, The Courteeners, Jake Bugg, Metronomy, You Me At Six, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Architects, ISSUES, Pusha T, Krept & Konan, Royal Blood, Hozier and many more.

Creamfields 2014
 

Creamfields

Creamfields (22nd - 24th Aug) show once again why it's the UK's premier EDM festival, with a massive line-up including Avicii, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, TiŽsto, Annie Mac, Alesso, Above & Beyond, Laidback Luke, Paul Van Dyk, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Hardwell, Nervo, Sub Focus , Thomas Gold and hundreds more!

South West Four
 

South West Four

South West Four (23rd & 24th Aug) takes over Clapham Common over the August bank holiday weekend, with Above & Beyond, Alesso, Paul Kalkbranner, Jamie Jones, Sasha and more for the Saturday. Sunday features Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Marco Carola, Netsky, Maceo Plex, MK and more on the Sunday. Tickets cost £55 for the Saturday, £52.50 for the Sunday or £102.50 for both days.

Victorious Festival
 

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival (23rd & 24th Aug) back for another year and this time on Southsea's seafront, the 2014 event will feature Dizzee Rascal, Seasick Steve, The Pigeon Detectives, Shed Seven, Naughty Boy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beans On Toast, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Swim Deep, Lucy Spraggan, Public Service Broadcasting, Counterfeit Beatles and more. Tickets cost just £15 per day for adults, £6 for kids and free for under-5s.

Bingley Music Live
 

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live (29th - 31st Aug) back for another year, the 2014 line-up for the annual music festival in Bingley is to be confirmed. The 2013 line-up included Primal Scream, Chic with Nile Rodgers, The Human League, The Cribs, The Fratellis, Katy B, Tinchy Stryder, The Wonder Stuff and many more. Limited early-bird tickets for 2013 are available now for £40 + fees.

Sundown Festival
 

Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival (30th & 31st Aug) Announced for the 2014 edition of Norwich's music festival are Ellie Goulding, Chase and Status, Tinie Tempah, John Newman, Clean Bandit, with many more to be announced. Tickets on sale now.

The Big Feastival
 

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival (30th & 31st Aug) Once again, Jamie Oliver's celebration of food and music will return to Alex James' Oxfordshire Churchill Heath Farm. The 2014 line-up is to be announced. 2013 featured music from Basement Jaxx, KT Tunstall, Rizzle Kicks, The Feeling, Norman Jay and many more. Proceeds to The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Early bird tickets cost £60/ £50 for Saturday/ Sunday adult day tickets or £100 for a combined adult ticket.

Autumn

Bestival 2014
 

Bestival

Bestival (4th - 7th Sep) The 2014 edition looks like a cracker, featuring recent additions Public Service Broadcasting, MNEK, Bonobo, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip plus Outkast, Foals, Beck, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers as headliners plus Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Busta Rhymes, Major Lazer, London Grammar, Wild Beasts, Basement Jaxx, Sam Smith, Caribou, CHVRCHES, Laura Mvula, Candi Staton and more.

Festival No.6
 

Festival No.6

Festival No.6 (4th - 7th Sep) have announced headliners Beck and London Grammar plus Bonobo, Neneh Cherry, Steve Mason, Matha Reeves and the Vandellas, Temples, Jimi Goodwin, James Holden, Los Campesinos!, John Wizards, Cherry Ghost, Alexis Taylor, Julio Bashmore, Danny Krivit, Prosumer and more.

2015

C2C: Country to Country
 

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country (7th & 8th Mar 2015) the 2014 events took place in both London and Dublin (for the first time), featuring Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and more. Limited early bird tickets for the 2015 London events (line-up to be announced) are on sale now.

Overseas Festivals

Primavera Sound - Image: www.primaverasound.com
 

Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound (29th - 31st May) Back with another cracking line-up, the Barcelona-based festival will feature The National, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Volcano Choir, Mogwai, Dr John, Haim and more. Weekend Entry costs Ä175 or Ä250 for a VIP experience.

Optimus Primavera Sound
 

Optimus Primavera Sound

Optimus Primavera Sound (5th - 7th Jun) Porto's sister festival to its Spanish neighbour Primavera had a great line-up for 2013 including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, Nick Cave and Grizzly Bear - they've already named Neutral Milk Hotel as the first act for 2014!. The next batch of weekend tickets will go on sale in due course.

Bilbao BBK Live
 

Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live (10th - 12th Jul) Always a great line-up for the Basque Country's annual festival and 2014 looks like it will not disappoint, with Phoenix, The Lumineers, The 1975, Elliott Brood and Spanish bands Dorian, Los Enemigos and El Columpio Asesino already confirmed. Three day camping early-bird tickets cost £76.

Mighty Sounds
 

Mighty Sounds

Mighty Sounds (11th - 13th Jul) returns once again to the Czech Republic, promising "three nights crammed with the very elite of punk, punk rock, rock'n'roll, ska, reggae, rockabilly, hardcore and related genres". 2014 will feature Deadline, Death Before Dishonor, The Filaments, Peter Pan Speedrock, The Offenders, The Peacocks, The Real McKenzies and many more. Tickets are priced in three bands, from just £32 to £42 for the full three days.

Longitude Festival 2014
 

Longitude Festival

Longitude Festival (18th - 20th Jul) Latitude's Irish sister, the Dublin-based festival will feature Massive Attack, Disclosure, Ben Howard, James Vincent McMorrow, Rudimental, Haim, Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club, CHVRCHES, The 1975, First Aid Kit, Sam Smith, Hozier, BANKS, Bonobo, John Talabot, Icona Pop, Julio Bashmore, Cyril Hahn and many more.

Benicassim
 

Benicŗssim

Benicŗssim (17th - 20th Jul) The mighty Catalan festival returns for more festivities in 2014. The line-up is to be announced, but they'll need to go some to beat 2013's line-up of The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age and Beady Eye. Early-bird 4 day tickets are available right now at just £85 + fees for a limited time.

Soundwave Festival
 

Soundwave Festival

Soundwave Festival (17th - 21st Jul) Croatia's annual festival returns to Petrcane, with a line-up boasting Fat Freddy's Drop, Madlib (DJ Set), Mr Scruff, Gold Panda, Huey Morgan, Dele Sosimi, The Bug, Gentleman's Dub Club, Mr Thing, Om Unit and more. Tickets cost £45 per day or £125 for the weekend.

Tomorrowland
 

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland (18th - 20th and 25th - 27th Jul) This year taking place across two weekends, Belgium's annual EDM spectacular has announced another killer line-up, with the likes of Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Erol Alkan, Carl Cox, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Netsky, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Sander van Doorn and TiŽsto playing both weekends. Above & Beyond will play just the first weekend, with Afrojack playing the second. Now for the bad news: tickets once again sold out in hours, but there are limited resale tickets available.

Flow Festival
 

Flow Festival

Flow Festival (8th - 10th Aug) Finland's Flow festival never disappoints with their line-up, and the first announcement for 2014 comes on Thusday 6th March. 2013 featured Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks and more - so expect big things! Tickets on sale now.

Sziget
 

Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival (11th - 18th Aug) the Hungarian festival has announced a massive line-up for the summer, featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Placebo, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Brody Dalle, London Grammar, Tom Odell, Laidback Luke, Klaxons, Michael Kiwanuka and many more. Tickets cost £175 for all seven days, £150 for five and just £41 for day tickets.

La Route du Rock - Image: www.laroutedurock.com
 

La Route du Rock Festival

La Route du Rock Festival (14th - 16th Aug) St Malo in Brittany has announced Kurt Vile & The Violators, Angel Olsen, METZ, Temples, Todd Terje, Liars, Anna Calvi, Moderat, Thee Oh Sees, DARKSIDE, Slowdive, Portishead and more. Tickets cost just £68 for all three days.

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