2014/15 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently updated: CAMP Bestival, V Festival, Festival No.6, The Secret Garden Party, OnBlackheath, Loopallu, Bloodstock, Reading Festival and Leeds Festival, Field Day, Isle of Wight Festival and more

The 2014 festival season is now almost at a close, with 2015 set to re-emerge in spring. Already, the overseas music festivals are the first out of the blocks with initial line-ups confirmed.

Feast your eyes below and grab tickets (including the many early-birds available for a limited time) while you can.

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

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2015

Celtic Connections
 

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections (15th Jan - 1st Feb) in Glasgow with Tony Allen, Hayseed Dixie, Chastity Brown, Gerry McAvoy, JD McPherson, Criolo, Hazy Recollections, Dean Owens and many more.

C2C: Country to Country
 

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country (7th & 8th Mar) to feature Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brandy Clark, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore in the UK at London's O2 Arena and Ireland at the Dublin's 3arena in March 2015. Tickets on sale now.

Resistanz
 

Resistanz Festival

Resistanz Festival (3rd - 5th Apr) The annual Industrial/ EBM festival will take place in Sheffield once again in April. Tickets now on sale.

Impericon
 

Impericon Festival

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

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.

Lets Rock the Moor
 

Let's Rock the Moor

Let's Rock the Moor (16th May) in Berkshire with Level 42, The Selecter, The Blow Monkeys, Rick Astley, Odyssey, The Christians, Betty Boo, Roland Gift, Hot Chocolate plus more. Tickets on sale now.

North West Calling
 

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

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.

Dot to Dot
 

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
 

Liverpool SoundCity

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 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
 

Ireby Festival

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.

Camden Rocks
 

Camden Rocks

Camden Rocks (30th May) the annual all-dayer returns to Camden venues on 30th May. The 2014 festival featured The Subways, Reverend and the Makers, The Blackout, Ginger Wildheart, Hacktivist, Orange Goblin and more. The 205 line-up is to be announced. Limited early-bird tickets cost just £20.

Let's Rock Bristol
 

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, Five Star, Modern Romance plus more. Tickets on sale now.

Field Day
 

Field Day

Field Day (6th - 7th Jun) returns to London in June with the recently-reformed Ride, plus Caribou, Patti Smith (performing 'Horses'), DIIV, Outfit, Ducktails, Django Django, Chet Faker, Madlib, Kindness, Ten Walls, Owen Pallett, Clark , Nina Kraviz 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.

Isle of Wight Festival - Image: www.isleofwightfestival.com
 

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival (11th - 14th Jun) The iconic festival returns with a 2015 featuring headliners Fleetwood Mac on the Sunday night, 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.

Download - Image: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
 

Download

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.

Acoustic Festival of Britain
 

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. Tickets available.

Let's Rock Leeds!
 

Let's Rock Leeds

Let's Rock Leeds! (20th Jun) in Yorkshire with Heaven 17, T'Pau, Go West, Midge Ure, Rick Astley, The Beat, Odyssey, Betty Boo, Sonia, Samantha Fox, Five Star plus more. Tickets on sale now.

Glastonbury
 

Glastonbury

Glastonbury (24th - 28th Jun) Back once again and aiming to please fans young-and-old alike. Tickets for the 2015 event are now sold out, but there will be a small number of tickets available in the spring resale.

Love Supreme Jazz Festival
 

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 to be announced. Super Earlybird tickets are now on sale, costing £85/95 for adult non-camping/ camping options, with other options available.

Let's Rock Exeter!
 

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.

Kew the Music
 

Kew the Music

Kew the Music (8th - 12th Jul) has announced 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

NASS Festival
 

NASS Festival

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?

Lets Rock Southampton!
 

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.

Latitude
 

Latitude

Latitude (16th - 19th Jul) returns to Suffolk with a 2015 line-up TBC. 2014 featured Damon Albarn, Röyksopp & Robyn, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Booker T. Jones and more. Tickets now on sale

Lovebox
 

Lovebox

Lovebox (17th - 18th Jul) back for another two days at Victoria Park in Hackney with a line-up to be announced. The 2014 event featured Chase and Status, Nas, M.I.A., Annie Mac presents, ASAP Rocky, Bonobo and more. Tickets available.

The Secret Garden Party
 

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.

Ramblin' Man Fair
 

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.

Camp Bestival
 

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival (30th Jul - 2nd Aug) Bestival's Dorset-based little brother is back for 2015, featuring Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs and many more to be announced. Tickets available.

Standon Calling
 

Standon Calling

Standon Calling (31st Jul - 2nd Aug) in Hertfordshire with Basement Jaxx headlining the Sunday night, with many more to be announced. Tickets range from £117.50 to £147 - spread across four tiers. Once one's gone, they move up to the next price point.

Wilderness
 

Wilderness

Wilderness (6th - 9th Aug) 2014's festival in Oxfordshire featured London Grammar, Burt Bacharach, Metronomy, Sam Smith, Gregory Porter and more. Early bird tickets now available for the 2015 event.

Bloodstock - Image: www.myspace.com/bloodstock
 

Bloodstock

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
 

Rebellion Festival

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.

V Festival
 

V Festival

V Festival (21st - 23rd Aug) in Essex and Staffordshire. 2015 line-up to be announced in March. The 2014 event featured Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Elbow and more. Weekend tickets now on sale.

Reading Festival
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (27th - 30th Aug) The line-up for 2015 includes Metallica, Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Wilkinson, Refused, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra and more. Tickets cost £205 for the weekend.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (27th - 30th Aug) The line-up for 2015 includes Metallica, Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Wilkinson, Refused, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra and more. Tickets cost £205 for the weekend.

Creamfields 2015
 

Creamfields

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Bestival 2014
 

Bestival

Bestival (10th - 13th Sep) Early bird tickets now available. The 2015 line-up is to be announced. 2014 featured Outkast, Chic, Foals, Beck, Disclosure, Basement Jaxx and more. From £180.

OnBlackheath
 

OnBlackheath

OnBlackheath (12th - 13th Sep) returns to Blackheath Common in south east London for its second year with a line-up to be announced (2014 featured Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Aloe Blacc, Imelda May and more). Early-bird tickets cost £69 for adult weekend tickets, £35 for under-16s.

Loopallu
 

Loopallu

Loopallu (25th - 26th Sep) in Highlands with Mumford and Sons, Jake Bugg, Franz Ferdinand, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ash, Newton Faulkner, The Fratellis, The Magic Numbers and more.

Overseas Festivals

Primavera Sound - Image: www.primaverasound.com
 

Primavera Sound

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. Tickets cost €160 for the weekend.

NOS Primavera Sound 2015
 

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 2015
 

Exit Festival

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.

Bilbao BBK Live
 

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 many more acts to be announced. Limited early-bird tickets cost £82 for the three days with camping or £76 without.

NOSS Alive 2015
 

NOS Alive

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.

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