2014 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
The 2014 festival season is now well in full swing, with Glasto, Download, Isle of Wight, Wireless and Latitude now having taken place, but with many more big, small, boutique and everything in-between choices available to you - many with tickets still available. Feast your eyes below and grab tickets while you can.
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
Audley End 2014
Audley End 2014 (26th Jul - 3rd Aug) in Essex with Paul Weller plus a "The Greatest '80s Party...Ever" night with Heaven 17, Katrina and the Waves, Midge Ure, Johnny Hates Jazz, Tony Hadley, John Parr. The "Last Night Of Audley End Proms" finale features Camilla Kerslake, Laura Wright, Gardar Cortes and more.
Camp Bestival (31st Jul - 3rd Aug) The annual end of July Dorset shindig is back for another year, featuring James, Basement Jaxx, Peter Hook, De La Soul, Johnny Marr, Sinéad O'Connor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, MNEK, Laura Mvula, Public Service Broadcasting, Steve Mason, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Skatalites, Chas and Dave, Courtney Pine, Joanne Joanne, CoCo and the Butterfields, Nick Mulvey, Beans On Toast, The Cuban Brothers, Rory McLeod, Ady Suleiman, Indiana, Markus Birdman, Denai Moore and more. Tickets cost £195 for adult weekend camping.
Kendal Calling (31st Jul - 3rd Aug) in Cumbria with Happy Mondays, Suede, De La Soul, Tom Odell, Miles Kane, 2 Many DJs, Frank Turner, Razorlight, Reel Big Fish, Mr Scruff, Ella Eyre, Clean Bandit, The Heavy, Dub Pistols, Rae Morris, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more. Tickets now sold out.
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 (1st - 3rd Aug) Matlock's annual music festival will feature Dizzee Rascal, White Lies, Newton Faulkner, The First, The Fratellis, Nordic Giants, De La Soul, Razorlight, Reel Big Fish, Palma Violets, Turbowolf, The Blackout, Newton Faulkner, The Fratellis, British Sea Power, Post War Glamour Girls, Flyte, Ella Eyre, Bipolar Sunshine, Itch and more.
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley (1st - 3rd Aug) in Herefordshire with The Skints, Roots Manuva, James Zabiela, DJ Craig Charles, Andy C, The Heavy, By The Rivers, Molotov Jukebox, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and more.
Cloudspotting Festival (1st - 3rd Aug) in Lancashire with Sweet Baboo, Melt Yourself Down, Colorama, Kid Canaveral, Cate Le Bon, The Leisure Society, John Bramwell, Kiran Leonard, PINS, Laura J. Martin, Islet, Pictish Trail, Liz Green and more.
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.
Visions Festival (2nd Aug) in London across multiple venues with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Perfume Genius, Fat White Family, Dirty Beaches, Poliça, Eleanor Friedberger, Andrew W.K., Kiran Leonard, Flamingods, Arabrot, Deptford Goth, Josef Salvat, Jacco Gardner, Eagulls, Baths, Young Fathers and more
The Phoenix Fringe
The Phoenix Fringe (2nd - 9th Aug) in London with Al Murray, Frankie Boyle, Lee Nelson, Ed Byrne, Danielle Ward, Mike Wozniak, Andy Zaltzman, Alistair Barrie, Nick Helm, Keith Farnan, Aisling Bea, Brian Gittins, Gavin Osborn, Elis James, Joe Lycett, Tiernan Douieb and more.
Boardmasters Festival (6th - 10th Aug) returns to Cornwall with Snoop Dogg, Roni Size, Chase and Status, 2 Many DJs, Reel Big Fish, Palma Violets, Peace, Bastille, DJ EZ, Duke Dumont, The Cribs, George Ezra, Bipolar Sunshine, Yuck, The Cuban Brothers, Saint Raymond, Dan Croll and more.
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 (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 (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.
Wilderness (7th - 10th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Burt Bacharach, Jessie Ware, London Grammar, Mount Kimbie, Slow Club, Metronomy, Hozier, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra, Jack Savoretti, Josh Record, Teleman, Chet Faker, Connan Mockasin and more.
Brecon Jazz Festival
Brecon Jazz Festival (8th - 10th Aug) in Brecon with Burt Bacharach, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Zara McFarlane, Troyka, Loose Tubes, Don Weller, Christine Tobin, Dennis Rollins, Marius Neset, David Newton, Fapy Lafertin, The Big Chris Barber Band, Warren Vache, Jim Barber Trio and more.
Strawberry Fields Festival
Strawberry Fields Festival (8th - 10th Aug) in Leicestershire with Reverend and the Makers, DJ Yoda, The Twang, Goldie Lookin' Chain, The Rifles, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Simon and Oscar [Ocean Colour Scene], Mark Archer, a plastic rose, Jaymo and Andy George, Steve Lawler, Twisted Wheel, LostAlone, By The Rivers, JAWS, Dexters, The Struts, The Family Rain, Findlay, Coves, George Barnett, Young Kato and more.
Hideaway Music Festival
Hideaway Music Festival (8th - 10th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Big Country, Dreadzone, Alabama 3, Anttix, Republica, Megan Henwood, Charlie Dore, Eddie and the Hotrods, The Animals and Friends, Claire Nicolson, No Direction and more.
Deadbolt Festival (9th Aug) the alternative festival takes over Manchester's Sound Control for its 2014 debut, with Astroid Boys, Ingested, Giants, Continents, Despite My Deepest Fear, Roam, Shields, Lock and Key, Calls Landing, Fed to the Ocean, Our Imbalance, Maycomb, Arcane Addiction, Boston Manor, Regression, Scouts, Oaths and Towers. Tickets cost just £10 + fees.
Hevy Fest (14th - 16th Aug) back for 2014 in Port Lympne, Kent with The Safety Fire, TesseracT, Iwrestledabearonce, Deez Nuts, Devil Sold His Soul, Oathbreaker, Monuments, Brutality Will Prevail, POLAR and more.
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, Mercury Rev, Speedy Ortiz, Ry X, Fat White Family, Poliça, I Break Horses, Daughter, Sharon Van Etten, William Tyler and more. Tickets available.
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
Jabberwocky Festival (15th - 16th Aug) is brought to you by the guys behind ATP and Primavera festival. It takes place in London's Excel Centre, with Neutral Milk Hotel, deafheaven, Pissed Jeans, Caribou, Hookworms, Speedy Ortiz, The Growlers, I Break Horses, Iceage, Jesu, Kode 9, The Ex, Electric Wizard, Eaux, METZ, Chelsea Wolfe, Connan Mockasin, Panda Bear, Liars, Earth, Untold, Cloud Nothings, Kurt Vile and more.
Rewind South - The 80's Festival
Rewind South - The 80's Festival (15th - 17th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Level 42, Howard Jones, Bonnie Tyler, A Flock of Seagulls, The Boomtown Rats, Holly Johnson, Sister Sledge, Mike and the Mechanics, Wang Chung, Roland Gift, Thompson Twins and more
V Festival (16th - 17th Aug) The 2014 line-up includes the recently-added James Bay, James Arthur, Hoodie Allen, Neon Trees plus 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 Derülo, Blondie, Rizzle Kicks, Miles Kane, Ella Eyre and more.
Flashback Festival (16th Aug and 13th Sep) in Worksop and Chelmsford. Worksop's Clumber Park (16th aug) will feature Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Midge Ure, Katrina and more. Chelmsford (13th Sep) features Billy Ocean, Heather Small, Marc Almond, ABC, Go West, Hue and Cry, From the Jam, T'Pau and Dr and the Medics.
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 (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 (22nd - 24th Aug) Just added to this year's line-up are former My Chemical Romance man Gerard Way, plus We Are Scientists, Maverick Sabre, Drowners, Little Matador, MO, MistaJam, King Charles, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Sunshine Underground, KWABS, My Nu Leng, Sivu, Saint Raymond and many more. All joining headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, plus Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Nero. All joining 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. Tickets now sold out.
Leeds Festival (22nd - 24th Aug) Just added to this year's line-up are former My Chemical Romance man Gerard Way, plus We Are Scientists, Maverick Sabre, Drowners, Little Matador, MO, MistaJam, King Charles, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Sunshine Underground, KWABS, My Nu Leng, Sivu, Saint Raymond and many more. All joining headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, plus Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Nero. All joining 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 (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, Tiësto, 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!
Galtres Parklands Festival
Galtres Parklands Festival (22nd - 24th Aug) in Yorkshire with Bellowhead, Levellers, Tricky, The Human League, Public Service Broadcasting, Morcheeba, Martin Stephenson, Beans On Toast, Chris Helme and more.
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 (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
Electric Picnic (29th - 31st Aug) in Laois with Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Simple Minds, Nile Rodgers, Outkast, Beck, Portishead, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Foals, Paolo Nutini, Chic, The Wailers, Jungle, Sohn, London Grammar, Laura Mvula, Annie Mac, Metronomy, The Stranglers, Temples, Omar Souleyman, White Denim, St. Vincent, Kaytranada, Flume, Bicep and more.
Rewind Festival North
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 (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.
Blackpool Illuminations Festival
Blackpool Illuminations Festival (29th - 31st Aug) the annual switch-on event stretches over three days for 2014, featuring a free night hosted by Rock FM on the Friday, Thriller Live in concert plus Chicago on the Saturday and Rebecca Ferguson, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, 911, Damage on the Sunday.
Hell On Earth Tour
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 (4th - 7th Sep) have added the final headliner, who are Pet Shop Boys, joining Beck and London Grammar plus Bonobo, Neneh Cherry, Steve Mason, Matha Reeves and the Vandellas, Temples, Peter Hook and the Light, Jon Hopkins, Jimi Goodwin, James Holden, The Undertones, Los Campesinos!, John Wizards, Cherry Ghost, Alexis Taylor, Julio Bashmore, Danny Krivit, Prosumer and more.
Long Division Festival
Long Division Festival (12th - 14th Sep) in Yorkshire with Gruff Rhys, Roddy Woomble, The Wedding Present, I Like Trains, The Cribs, Post War Glamour Girls, Gilmore and Roberts, The Membranes, Summer Camp, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Beans On Toast, TOY, Islet, Bleech and more
OnBlackheath (13th & 14th Sep) new for 2014, Blackheath in south east London will host Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Aloe Blacc, Imelda May, Young Fathers, Levellers, Athlete, Joe Goddard [Hot Chip] - DJ Set, Slow Club, Gilles Peterson, Radiophonic Workshop, Stealing Sheep, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, The Wytches, Kid Wave and more across the two days. Tickets cost £57.50 per day or £99 for both days.
BBC Proms in the Park
Good Times in the Park
Good Times in the Park (13th and 14th Sep) Brand new for 2014 and backed by Norman Jay's Good Times brand. Chaka Khan, Norman Jay, The Brand New Heavies, The Good Times Collective, Jazzie B, The Cuban Brothers, David Rodigan, Dub Pistols, Ms Dynamite, Goldie, Secretsundaze, Terry Farley and more confirmed. Tickets available, starting from £39.25 for early-bird day tickets, rising to £44.25 for second release and starting from £79.25 for second release weekend tickets.
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Looe Music Festival
Looe Music Festival (19th - 21st Sep) in Cornwall with Squeeze, Frank Turner, The Brand New Heavies, The Selecter, Hayseed Dixie, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Land of the Giants, Tankus the Henge, 3 Daft Monkeys and more.
Greenwich Comedy Festival
Greenwich Comedy Festival (24th - 28th Sep) in London with Milton Jones, Stewart Francis, Arthur Smith, Shappi Khorsandi, Stephen K Amos, Rich Hall, Ardal O'Hanlon, Felicity Ward, Terry Alderton, Craig Campbell, Doc Brown, Nina Conti, Carl Donnelly, David O'Doherty, Seann Walsh, Andrew Maxwell, Kerry Godliman, Mark Thomas, Aisling Bea, Ed Gamble, Cardinal Burns, Dan Atkinson and more.
Derby Folk Festival
Derby Folk Festival (3rd - 5th Oct) in Derbyshire with Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Show of Hands, Lucy Ward, The Carrivick Sisters, Dana and Susan Robinson, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, Merry Hell and more.
BluesFest (26th - 31st Oct) in London's Royal Albert Hall, featuring the recently-added Gregory Porter (27th Oct) plus Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Level 42, Robert Cray Band, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Beth Hart, Marcus Bonfanti, Nell Bryden, Dr Feelgood, Jo Harman and more.
Liverpool Music Week
Liverpool Music Week (23rd Oct - 4th Nov) 2014 represents 10 years of Liverpool Music Week which takes place across multiple venues. Confirmed this year are Mogwai, Caribou, Wild Beasts, The War On Drugs, Evian Christ, Forest Swords, Patten, Mugstar, Clinic DJ Set and more. Tickets range from £16.50 to £25.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (14th - 22nd Nov) will feature the has just added Marcus Miller, The Bad Plus, LAU and Ian Shaw, joining Branford Marsalis Quartet, Abdullah Ibrahim, John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension, Ibrahim Maalouf, Bill Frisell, Snarky Puppy, a special gig marking 75 years of Blue Note Records, starring Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Lionel Loueke, Sam Amidon, Tomasz Stanko, Chucho Valdés, Dedication Orchestra and more.
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.
Download (12th - 14th June 2015) back for another year is Donigton's annual rock festival, with earlybird tickets available at discount prices for a short while.
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.
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 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 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.