2015 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently updated: Field Day, Citadel Festival, T in the Park, Impericon Festival, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Outlook Festival, LeeFest, Handmade Festival, Live at Leeds, Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Stone Free Festival, NASS Festival, Sónar Festival Reykjavik, Download, Electric Elephant, Love Saves The Day, Electric Daisy Carnival and more
The summer and autumn 2015 festival season is now over, but fear not, there are some great festivals for winter and spring 2016, with summer announcements trickling through and the international festival scene stepping up to the plate!
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (Nov - Jan) in Greater Manchester with Skrillex, New Order, SBTRKT, Hudson Mohawke, Leftfield, Jungle, Annie Mac, Modeselektor, Hot Since 82, Tale of Us, Joey Badass, Dusky, Maceo Plex, Andy C, Marcel Dettmann, MK, Hannah Wants, Adam Beyer, Koreless, James Zabiela, Joy Orbison, JME, Steve Lawler, DJ EZ and many more.
Also check out the Warehouse Project NYE and NYD events: in our NYE guide: www.allgigs.co.uk/NewYearsEveGuide/
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 (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
Planet Rockstock (4th - 6th Dec) in Bridgend with The Darkness, Rival Sons, FM, Dan Patlansky, Scorpion Child, Fozzy, Heaven's Basement, Danko Jones, John Coghlan's Quo, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Buffalo Summer - on sale now
Clyde 1 Live
Clyde 1 Live (8th Dec) in Glasgow with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, Tom Odell, Kodaline, Foxes and more. Tickets for the Glasgow-based day-fest are selling very fast after the initial first announcement of acts!
Blackpool Rocks (19th Dec) returns to the Winter gardens with a line-up boasting Annie Mac, Duke Dumont, Blonde, Craig David, Shadow Child, Danny Howard, MistaJam, Lethal Bizzle and more. Tickets cost £42.50 - on sale now.
Celtic Connections (15th - 31st Jan) in Glasgow with Afro Celt Sound System, Larry Carlton, Turin Brakes, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Peatbog Faeries, They Might Be Giants, Uncle Lucius, Ron Pope, Frazey Ford, Cheikh Lô, King Charles, Tommy Reilly, Jason Isbell, Flavia Coelho, Hazy Recollections, De Rosa, Blazin' Fiddles - on sale now.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (11th - 13th Mar) Expanded to three days and now covering Scotland (Glasgow), as well as England (London) and Ireland (Dublin), the 2016 event will feature Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Ashley Monroe, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Andrew Combs, Kacey Musgraves and Maddie and Tae. Limited tickets available for London and Glasgow, but there are still good tickets available for Dublin. Tickets for the London C2C: Country to Country Aftershow gigs are also selling fast!
Cosmosis Festival (12th Mar) New for 2016 and based at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse, featuring The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wire, Ulrich Schnauss, The Raveonettes, PINS, K-X-P, The Lucid Dream and more. Tickets available.
Handmade Festival (29th Apr - 1st May) the music and arts festival returns to Leicester's O2 Academy over the May bank holiday with We Are Scientists, 65daysofstatic and more to be announced. Tickets now on sale, costing £30 for the weekend.
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds (30th Apr) returns to Leeds venues in 2016, celebrating 10 years of the festival with Jess Glynne, Circa Waves, Band of Skulls, We Are Scientists, Rat Boy, Clean Cut Kid and more. Early bird tickets on sale now, from £30.
Party On Music Festival
Impericon Festival (2nd - 3rd May) tours once again, playing cities all over Europe, with Manchester and London the chosen ones for 2016. The UK line-up includes Hatebreed, Northlane, Emmure, blessthefall, Chelsea Grin and Hundredth. Tickets available, from £24 for early-birds in London, £27 for Manchester.
Let's Rock the Moor
Let's Rock the Moor (21st May) in Berkshire with Jason Donovan, The Human League, Johnny Hates Jazz, Hue and Cry, Aswad, Belinda Carlisle, Black Box, Sinitta, Cutting Crew, Jimmy Somerville, Chesney Hawkes - on sale now
Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day (28th - 29th May) returns to Bristol's Eastville Park in May with a line-up to be announced. Tickets on sale now.
Mutiny (28th - 29th May) returns to its birth-place of Portsmouth for 2016, after a brief flirtation with Chichester in 2015, an event which saw the likes of Knife Party, Nero, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre and more. 2016 line-up to be announced.
Download (10th - 13th Jun) Donington will once again reverberate with the sounds of rock in 2016, with the first headliners announced as Rammstein (Friday), Black Sabbath (Saturday) and Iron Maiden, joined by Korn, Deftones, Nightwish, Motörhead, Megadeth, Disturbed and many more. Early-bird tickets now sold out. Standard tickets on sale now.
Meltdown Festival (10th to 19th Jun 2016) returns to the Southbank Centre, with the 2016 event curated by Elbow's Guy Garvey and a line-up to be announced.
Field Day (11th - 12th Jun) in London with PJ Harvey, Four Tet, Bernard Butler, Holly Herndon, SOAK, Thurston Moore, Cass McCombs, Mount Kimbie, John Grant, Skepta, Deerhunter, Ben Watt, Floating Points, Youth Lagoon, Wild Nothing, Junior Boys, Meilyr Jones, Optimo, Dusky, Goat, Motor City Drum Ensemble - tickets available.
Stone Free Festival
Stone Free Festival (18th - 19th Jun) Brand new for 2016 and based at London's O2 Arena, Stone Free will feature Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Blackberry Smoke and many more. Tickets on sale now.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival
Love Supreme Jazz Festival (1st - 3rd Jul) returns once again to Lewes with a 2016 line-up to be announced. 2015 featured Chaka Khan, Larry Graham, Van Morrison, Hugh Masekela, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman and many more. Early-bird tickets now on sale, costing £100 for weekend (£125 with camping) or £45 for Saturday/ Sunday tickets.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (July) in London with Take That and Mumford and Sons headlining different dates, joined by Wolf Alice, Alabama Shakes (with Mumford and Sons) and more to be announced. Tickets available.
Forest Live (July) in Cheshire, Suffolk (so far) with the first act confirmed as: Simply Red. Tickets on sale now, from £47.50.
Summer Days Festival
Summer Days Festival (6th - 9th Jul) New for 2016 and taking place in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire, the inaugural event will feature Simply Red and many more across three days. Tickets on sale now.
T in the Park
T in the Park (8th - 10th Jul) returns to Strathallan Castle in Perth and Kinross, with Friday headliners The Stone Roses and more acts to be announced. The initial batch of early-bird tickets flew out early in November, with a second batch on sale Tickets on sale now.
NASS Festival (8th - 10th Jul) returns to Somerset's Royal Bath and West Showground with a 2016 line-up to be announced. 2015 featured music from Public Enemy, Enter Shikari, Rebel Sound, Less Than Jake, Modestep and more. Limited early-bird tickets now on sale from £99 for weekend camping.
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival (9th Jul) the EDM festival returns once again to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes with a 2016 line-up to be announced. 2015 featured Art Department, Claude VonStroke, Cosmic Gate, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ferry Corsten, Hardwell and more. Early-bird (owl) tickets now on sale.
Rewind Scotland - the '80s Festival
Rewind Scotland - the '80s Festival (22nd - 24th Jul) in Perth and Kinross. 2015 featured OMD, Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Sister Sledge, Kim Wilde, Altered Images, Toyah and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
Citadel Festival (17th Jul) returns for 2016, back at Hackney's Victoria park and with headliners Sigur Rós and more to be announced. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 9am.
LeeFest (28th - 30th Jul) returns in 2016 after taking a break in 2015, with a brand new venue (Kent/ Surrey) to be announced. Early-bird tickets are now on sale, costing £80 for the weekend, rising in tiers of £10 to £120 as each tier sells-out.
Rewind Festival North
Rewind Festival North (5th - 7th Aug) in Cheshire. 2015 featured Soul II Soul, The Boomtown Rats, The Human League, OMD, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Somerville and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
Bloodstock (11th - 14th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with Saturday headliners Mastodon and many more to be announced. Early bird weekend tickets now on sale, costing £120. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Rewind South - The 80's Festival
Rewind South - The 80's Festival (19th - 21st Aug) in Oxfordshire. 2015 featured Billy Ocean, OMD, Kim Wilde, ABC, The Selecter, The Human League, Bananarama and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
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.
Victorious Festival (27th - 28th Aug) Back for its fourth year, the Southsea festival will have to go some to improve on the 2015 line-up (arguably its best) which included Ray Davies, The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Laura Mvula and more - a line-up to cause envy in many of the "bigger" festivals. Early-bird tickets are now on sale at discounted prices for a limited time.
Sónar Festival Reykjavik
Sónar Festival Reykjavik (18th - 20th Feb) The Icelandic music extravaganza returns with Hudson Mohawke, Squarepusher, Boys Noize, Angel Haze, Holly Herndon, Floating Points, Ben UFO, Kiasmos, Pall Oskar, Oneohtrix Point Never, Rødhåd and many more. Tickets available, costing £94 for a three day pass or £63 for a Friday or Saturday day pass.
Lost & Found Festival
Lost & Found Festival (31st Mar - 3rd Apr) Annie Mac's Maltese EDM extravaganza to feature Disclosure DJ Set, DJ EZ, Dusky, Eats Everything, Groove Armada DJ Set, Hannah Wants, Joris Voorn, Julio Bashmore, Katy B, Mark Ronson B2B Hudson Mohawke, Maya Jane Coles, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and more
Electric Elephant (7th - 11th Jul) returns to Tisno in Croatia with a line-up to be announced. 2015 featured The 2 Bears, DJ Harvey, Todd Terry, Derrick Carter, Lindstrom, David August, Bicep and more. Tickets on sale now.
Outlook Festival (31st Aug - 4th Sep) the beats, breaks and bass return once again to Croatia's Fort Punta Christo with a 2016 line-up to be revealed in 2016. 2015 featured Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc, Moodymann, Toddla T, Loefah, Congo Natty, BadBadNotGood, Shy FX, Jurassic 5 and many more. Tickets on sale now.