2018 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: Slam Dunk Festival, Neighbourhood Festival, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Download, Live at Chelsea, All Points East, APE Presents, The Great Escape, Undercover Festival, Manchester Punk Festival, Rebellion Festival, Celtic Connections, Kew the Music, Festival No.6, C2C: Country to Country, Bloodstock, Twstd Festival and more
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
For your convenience, we have also split our festival listings by size and type:
- Big Summer UK Festivals - the UK's biggest summer festivals
- Boutique Festivals
- Family-Friendly Festivals
- International Music Festivals
- 80s Festivals/ Tours
And also by genre:
Read on for the complete overview.
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (22nd Sep - 1st Jan 2018) in Greater Manchester with Craig David, Thundercat, MK, Carl Craig, Jamie XX, Skream, Chemical Brothers - DJ Set, Todd Terry, John Digweed, Sasha, Larry Heard [Mr Fingers], Kurupt FM, mura masa, J Hus, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants and loads more - many shows already selling out.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (10th - 19th Nov) London's prestigious jazz festival returns with a line-up boasting the recently-added Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chico and the Gypsies, Eliane Elias, Charles Tolliver, Kneebody, Tony Kofi, BigYuki, Jonathan Gee plus Pat Metheny, Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, Paolo Conte, Phronesis with Engines Orchestra, The Harlem Gospel Choir, Tomasz Stanko, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Beats and Pieces Big Band, Stefano Bollani, Taksim Trio and more.
Twstd Festival (17th - 19th and 24th - 26th Nov) in Skegness, featuring DJ EZ, Lethal Bizzle, Disciples, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, Sigma, My Nu Leng, Artful Dodger, Riton, DJ Skepsis and more across both weekends.
Celtic Connections (21st Jan - 4th Feb) in Glasgow with Frank Turner, Shelby Lynne, Big Country, The Mavericks, Marnie, Le Vent du Nord, Charlie Straw, Mandolin Orange, Shawn Colvin, To Kill a King [UK], This Is The Kit, Trembling Bells, Sam Baker, Alessi's Ark, Michael McGoldrick, Manran, Doghouse Roses and more, priced from £10 to around £20.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (9th - 11th Mar) taking place once again in London, Glasgow and Dublin, Country to Country will feature: Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Margo Price, Old Dominion, Luke Combs and more across the three days. Tickets on sale now.
Undercover Festival (13th - 14th Apr) in Margate's Dreamland with Sham 69 [Jimmy Pursey], The Blockheads, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, XSLF, Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels, Eddie and the Hotrods, Sonic Boom Six, Kirk Brandon, Menace, Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, The Sex Pistols Experience and more.
Manchester Punk Festival
Manchester Punk Festival (19th - 21st Apr) in Manchester with Propagandhi, Wonk Unit, The Bennies, Mobina Galore, Darko, Antillectual, Svetlanas, Pizzatramp, Egos At The Door, Nervus, Wolfbeast Destroyer, Throwing Stuff, Captain Hotknives, Uniforms, Drones, Christmas, The Minor Discomfort Band, Forever Unclean, Natterers, Fresh, Regrethc, All Aboard!, Rotten Foxes, Incisions, The Lab Rats, Foxes Faux, Spoilers, Aerial Salad, Shankland and more.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape (17th - 19th May) in Brighton with the first fifty acts announced, including: Mansionair, Hunter and the Bear, The Orielles, Daniel OG, Joy Crookes, Promiseland [Aus], Dan Stock, Ten Tonnes, The Ninth Wave, Sam Fender, Jerry Williams, City Calm Down, King Nun, Aine Cahill and more.
All Points East
All Points East (25th May - 3rd Jun) Victoria Park will host the brand new festival, featuring The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Björk plus Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck, Father John Misty, Flying Lotus, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Richie Hawtin, Popcaan, Lykke Li and more across 10 dates. Tickets on sale now.
Neighbourhood Festival (26th and 27th May) in Cheshire with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Courteeners, Jake Bugg, Blossoms, Kodaline, Miles Kane, Editors, The Coral, Spring King, Circa Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Reverend and the Makers, Starsailor, Tom Grennan, The Big Moon, DMA's, The Magic Gang, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Cabbage, Fickle Friends, Louis Berry, The Sherlocks and more. Tickets available, but selling fast!
Slam Dunk Festival
Slam Dunk Festival (26th - 28th May) - North, South and Midlands editions in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham, featuring Jimmy Eat World, Sleeping with Sirens, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Trash Boat and more. Tickets cost £49 for the day or £55 including the after-party.
Download (8th - 10th Jun) in Derbyshire's Donington Park with head-liners: Guns N' Roses (Saturday), Avenged Sevenfold (Friday) and Ozzy Osbourne closing the festival on Sunday night. Ozzy has previously played Download with Black Sabbath, but this will be his debut solo outing. Tickets available.
Live at Chelsea
Live at Chelsea (16th Jun) at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, with James Blunt and more to be announced. Tickets on sale now, from £35.
Love Supreme Festival
Love Supreme Festival (29th Jun - 1st Jul) back once again at Glynde Place in Lewes, East Sussex and on the back of a 2017 festival that boasted: The Jacksons, Gregory Porter, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, BadBadNotGood, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more. 2018 line-up to be announced. Limited Super Early Bird tickets now on sale, from £119 for weekend camping with many other options available.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (Jun/ Jul) in London's Hyde Park with Roger Waters playing a massive Us and Them gig on Friday 6th July, Michael Bublé playing Friday 13th July, Bruno Mars, Khalid and more on Saturday 14th July plus many more to be announced. Tickets available.
Kew the Music
Kew the Music (11th - 15th Jul) in Kew Gardens has just added Boyzone and Steps, joining Gipsy Kings, Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra and The Human League for 2018. Tickets on sale now.
Rebellion Festival (2nd - 5th Aug) in Blackpool with Subhumans, Culture Shock, The Defects, Newtown Neurotics, Los Fastidios, Citizen Fish, Paranoid Visions, Slice of Life, FILF, Svetlanas, Hands Off Gretel, Brassick, Wolf Bites Boy, A Heads, The Kut, Headstone Horrors, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Brassknuckle, No Thrills, Chaos 8, Turbulent Hearts, Face Up!, Manc Lads, Delinquents, Morgellons and more.
Bloodstock (9th - 12th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with headliners Judas Priest, plus Nightwish, Gojira and more to be announced. Early-bird weekend tickets cost £125 for adults, £35 for kids (4 - 11), with other options available.
Festival No.6 (6th - 9th Sep) Portmeirion in North Wales will once again resonate to the sounds of sweet music, with The The being the first head-liners announced for 2018. Tickets on sale now.