2016 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
The 2016 summer festival season is now in full swing, with Glasto, Reading/ Leeds, V Festival, Isle of Wight, Wireless, T in the Park and more now behind us, but with many gems awaiting you for autumn and beyond. Book now to avoid disappointment!
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (23rd Sep - 1st Jan) in Greater Manchester with Fatboy Slim, Carl Craig, Skepta, Skream, Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Four Tet, Carl Cox, DJ Shadow, Disciples, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Green Velvet, Jeff Mills, Jon Hopkins, Moderat, DJ EZ, Andrew Weatherall, Richie Hawtin, DJ Marky [DnB], Plastician, Dubfire, Joy Orbison, Digital Mystikz, Laurent Garnier, Ninja Tune, MIA, Goldie, Bonobo, Autechre, Gilles Peterson and more, right up to the New Year.
By The Sea Festival
By The Sea Festival (30th Sep - 1st Oct) takes over Dreamland in Margate once again with a line-up boasting Super Furry Animals, Wild Beasts, Jagwar Ma, Bill Ryder-Jones, Mystery Jets, Anna Meredith, Meilyr Jones, Ibibio Sound Machine, Joe Goddard [Hot Chip] - DJ Set and more. Tickets on sale now, from £67.50 (early-birds now sold out).
Loopallu (30th Sep - 1st Oct) in the West Highlands of Scotland with Feeder, The Wonder Stuff, Lucy Spraggan, The Selecter, Galleon Blast, Hunter and the Bear, Eliza and the Bear, Manran and more - tickets available.
Turbulence Festival (2nd Oct) in Devon with I Cried Wolf, TRC, Scholars, Max Raptor - loads of pop-punk, hardcore and alt-rock acts performing across Plymouth at key venues including The Hub and Crash Manor among others - tickets available.
Twisterella (8th Oct) in Yorkshire with Menace Beach, Sweet Baboo, Black Honey, Prides, Happyness, Jake Isaac, Sivu, Eliza and the Bear, Weird Shapes, That F**king Tank, Stanley Odd, Woodenbox, Brontide, The Hosts and more - tickets available.
Neighbourhood Festival (8th Oct) takes over Manchester venues for its launch, with Twin Atlantic, Lonely the Brave, Kate Nash, Ady Suleiman, All Tvvins, AIRWAYS, Anteros, BabeHeaven, Blaenavon, Cameron AG, Cabbage, Clean Cut Kid, False Advertising, FREAK, Fronteers, Girl Friend, Georgie, Grumble Bee, High Tyde, Hooton Tennis Club, INHEAVEN, jazz purple, Louis Berry, Matt Maltese, Pale waves, PROSE, Rhys Lewis , Rory Wynne, She Drew the Gun, The Amazons, The Rhythm Method, VANT, Will Joseph Cook, Wedding and more. Tickets on sale now from £30.
Punk Rock Pins And Pin-ups
Punk Rock Pins And Pin-ups (8th Oct) New for 2016, the event features music (punk, of course) and more across two days at Brooklyn Bowl in London with Cockney Rejects, Ruts DC and more. Note: The H2O night (9th October) has been cancelled.
Liverpool Music Week
BluesFest (28th - 30th Oct) based at the O2 with Van Morrison with Jeff Beck, Bad Company with Richie Sambora and Orianthi, Bill Wyman's 80th Birthday with Mark Knopfler, Bob Geldof, Imelda May and Mick Hucknall, Walter Trout with The Temperance Movement plus JD & the Straight Shot. Tickets on sale now.
Mirrors Festival (29th Oct) in Hackney with Bat for Lashes, Bill Ryder-Jones, Cherry Glazerr, F*cked Up, Allah-Las, Swimming Tapes, Starling, Diarrhea Planet, Caro, Babeheaven and more. Tickets on sale now, from £25.
Illuminations Festival (30th Oct - 4th Nov) in London with Junun, Lubomyr Melnyk, Jonny Greenwood, Pantha Du Prince, Let's Eat Grandma and other leftfield artists from around the globe - tickets on sale now.
Metropolis Festival (3rd - 5th Nov) in Dublin with Grace Jones, DJ Shadow, Solomun, Moderat, Crystal Castles, The Sugarhill Gang, BadBadNotGood, Booka Shade, Girl Band and more. Tickets still available.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (12th - 20th Nov) in London with recently-added the James 'Blood' Ulmer trio, Liberation Music Orchestra, Kandace Springs, Oddarrang with Slowly Rolling Camera, Fitkin Band, The Stuart Hall Project, Theo Croker, the Family Jazz All stars featuring Zoe Gilby. They join Joshua Redman/ Brad Mehldau duo, Jan Garbarek Group plus Trilok Gurtu, Wayne Shorter Quartet, The Bad Plus, Lizz Wright, Christian Scott, David Murray with Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen as the MCA Power Trio, Chris Potter, with Lionel Loueke, Dave Holland and Eric Harland as Aziza, Tord Gustavsen and more. Tickets on sale now.
The Big Reunion Festival
The Big Reunion Festival (20th - 27th Nov) in Lincolnshire with Rudimental, Sigma, Hannah Wants, Devlin, Ms Dynamite, Sigala, Lethal Bizzle, DJ Redlight - two weekends, one line-up all under one roof at Butlins Skegness.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (10th - 12th Mar) returns once again to London, Dublin and Glasgow, playing the O2 Arena, 3Arena and SECC respectively. 2016 featured Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and many more. Tickets and line-up to be announced.
Cardiff Punk Festival
Cardiff Punk Festival (1st Apr) in Glamorgan with Ruts DC, TV Smith, The Members, GBH, Angelic Upstarts, London Calling, Strawberry Blondes with more to come. Tickets available for this Tramshed-based festival.
Wychwood Festival (2nd - 4th Jun 2017) with a 2017 line-up to be announced. 2016 featured Peter Hook & The Light, Kate Rusby, From the Jam, Craig Charles, Matt Berry & The Maypoles and many more. Early-bird tickets now on sale, from £115 for adult weekend tickets, £100 for concessions, £55 for children (10 - 15 years) and other options available.
North West Calling
North West Calling (3rd Jun) in Manchester have already announced the line-up for 2017, which features The Toy Dolls, The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, 999, The Outcasts, Fire Exit, Abrasive Wheels, Loaded 44 and more. Tickets cost £27.
Field Day (3rd - 4th Jun) returns to Victoria Park in Hackney with a line-up to be announced. 2016 featured PJ Harvey, James Blake, AIR, Roots Manuva, Beach House, Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler and many more. Limited super early bird tickets cost £45 per day, £65 for the weekend.
Love Supreme Festival
Love Supreme Festival (30th Jun - 2nd Jul 2017) Returning to Lewes for more jazzy and soulful vibes in 2017, is Love Supreme. 2016 featured Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Lianne La Havas, Caro Emerald, Kelis, Melody Gardot and many more. 2017 line-up to be announced. Super early-bird tickets now on sale.
V Festival (18th - 20th Aug 2017) Chelmsford and Stafford sees the return of V Festival once again, after celebrating its 21st birthday in 2016 with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta and more. The 2017 line-up is to be announced, but limited early-bird tickets are now available, priced £123 for the weekend or £147 with camping.