2014 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
The 2014 summer festival season is now at a close, but autumn still has a few outdoor festivals and winter heralds the move indoors until spring shows its face in 2015!
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.
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.
Nightmare Festival (1st Nov) across multiple Camden venues, with King Charles, The Algorithm, Night Engine, The Au Revoirs, Hero Fisher, Generation Graveyard, Crystal Seagulls, Attention Thieves, The Hype Theory, Tyler Mae, Freeze the Atlantic, Hawk Eyes, Max Raptor, Mr Shiraz, SYKES, Under the Influence and more. Tickets cost £20.
The Block Party
The Block Party (8th Nov) returns to Bournemouth in November, running across multiple venues and featuring Danny Byrd, High Contrast, Zed Bias, MistaJam, Toddla T, Maxxi Soundsystem, DJ Luck and MC Neat and many more. Tickets cost £16 for student early-birds, £21 otherwise.
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.
Drill : Brighton
Drill : Brighton (4th - 7th Dec 2014) New for 2014 and featuring Wire, Swans, Savages, TOY, Courtney Barnett, The Wytches, MONO [JP] and more across multiple Brighton venues. Early bird tickets cost £60.
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.
Resistanz Festival (3rd - 5th Apr 2015) The annual Industrial/ EBM festival will take place in Sheffield once again in April. Tickets now on sale.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape (14th - 16th May 2015) Brighton's annual multi-venue extravaganza will take over Brighton in May 2015, with a line-up to be confirmed soon. Tickets available.
Bearded Theory Festival
Bearded Theory Festival (21st - 24th May 2015) Dominates proceedings once again in Derbyshire this May. The 2014 festival featured Peter Hook & The Light, Oysterband, Fishbone, 3 Daft Monkeys, Membranes, King Prawn, Anti-Vigilante and more, Tickets now on sale.
Ireby Festival (22nd - 23rd May 2015) 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.
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 2015) 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.
NASS Festival (10th - 12th Jul 2015) 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?
Latitude (16th - 19th Jul 2015) 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
Wilderness (6th - 9th Aug 2015) 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.
Reading Festival (27th - 30th Aug 2015) with the 2015 festival a roaring success, featuring the likes of Blink-182, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Bombay Bicycle Club, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and many more, the 2015 line-up is to be announced. Early-bird tickets now on sale.
Leeds Festival (27th - 30th Aug 2015) with the 2015 festival a roaring success, featuring the likes of Blink-182, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Bombay Bicycle Club, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and many more, the 2015 line-up is to be announced. Early-bird tickets now on sale.
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival (28th - 30th Aug 2015) 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 (4th - 6th Sep 2015) 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.
Bestival (10th - 13th Sep 2015) 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.