2018 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
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.
Star Shaped Festival
Star Shaped Festival (15th - 29th Sep) in Glasgow, Greater Manchester, London* with Ocean Colour Scene*, My Life Story, Black Grape*, Echobelly, My Drug Hell*, Northern Uproar, The Real People, The Supernaturals - tickets available for all three.
Innervisions Festival (21st Sep) in London with Jimmy Cliff, George Clinton, Angie Stone, Mario Biondi, Christian McBride, The Bad Plus, Black Star, Mavis Staples, Bugge Wesseltoft, Carla Bley, Meshell Ndegeocello, Blackalicious, EABS, Ruth Koleva, GOOD COMPNY, Oddisee, LeRoy Hutson, Sam Amidon, Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay, Rokia Traore, Henrik Schwartz and more - tickets on sale now
Looe Music Festival
Looe Music Festival (21st - 23rd Sep) in Cornwall with Baka Beyond, The Stranglers, The Waterboys, Hannah Sanders [folk], PP Arnold, The Quireboys, John Otway, Ben Savage, The Eskies, Gwenno, CoCo and the Butterfields, Molotov Jukebox, The Correspondents, Wille and the Bandits, Charlie Dore, Los Pacaminos, Steve'N'Seagulls, Auction for the Promise Club, The Hut People, Gaz Brookfield, Mad Dog Mcrea and more on the beach at Looe.
The British Sound Project
The British Sound Project (22nd Sep) in Greater Manchester with Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Corella, Low Island, Larkins, Prose, Eliza and the Bear, Glass Caves and more up-and-coming acts - tickets still on sale.
Southbeats Festival (22nd Sep) in Kent with MK, Andy C, Wilkinson, DJ EZ, James Hype, Not3s, TQD, SaSaSaS, Bugzy Malone, Route 94, Danny Howard, Hardy Caprio, Delta Heavy and more DJs from around the world - tickets available.
BBC 1Xtra Live
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (22nd Sep - 1st) in Greater Manchester. A huge line-up with Pete Tong, Underworld, MK, Skream, Deadmau5, Andy C, Robert Hood, Hot Since 82, Hannah Wants, Mike Skinner, DJ EZ, Chris Liebing, Noisia, Joy Orbison, Danny Byrd, Fever Ray, Goldie, Bonobo and more plus a New Year's Eve Party and New Year's Day Event. Tickets on sale.
Neighbourhood Festival (6th Oct) in Manchester City Centre (the Warrington edition took place in May) with Temples, Everything Everything, The Night Cafe, Clean Cut Kid, Darwin Deez, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Her's, Cloves, Sundara Karma, The Orielles, Swim Deep, Spector, Elli Ingram, Teleman, Blaenavon and more - tickets available.
BluesFest (25th - 28th Oct) in London with Van Morrison, Robert Cray Band, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Zac Brown Band, Beth Hart, Alison Krauss, Counting Crows, The White Buffalo, Steve Miller Band, Raphael Saadiq, John Fogerty, The Bo-Keys, Don Bryant, C. Macleod and more - tickets available.
Bude Blues Festival
Bude Blues Festival (9th Nov) in Cornwall with Focus, Wishbone Ash, Erja Lyytinen, Steve Hill, Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, John Verity, Grainne Duffy, Chantel McGregor, Aynsley Lister, Billy Walton Band and more. This festival has relocated from Ilfracombe.
Shiiine On Weekender
Shiiine On Weekender (16th - 18th Nov) in Somerset with Peter Hook, Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, The Wonder Stuff, The Darling Buds, Detroit Social Club, Twisted Wheel, The Rifles, The Beat, Stereo MCs, Collapsed Lung, Bis, Brix and the Extricated, Blue Orchids, Back to the Planet, Adam Ficek, Abdoujaparov, Bentley Rhythm Ace, The Len Price 3, Altern 8, Anna Neale - tickets on sale.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (16th - 25th Nov) in London with Stanley Clarke, The Headhunters, Madeleine Peyroux, Guy Barker, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Guiliana, Tord Gustavsen, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen, Bill Laurance, Orphy Robinson, Lea DeLaria, Eddie Parker and more. Available now.
Planet Rockstock (29th Nov - 2nd Dec) in Bridgend with The Dead Daisies, Gun, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Walter Trout, OPERATION: Mindcrime, Wayward Sons, Mason Hill, Dan Patlansky, Lazuli, Von Hertzen Brothers and more - tickets available.
HRH Blues (13th - 14th Apr) in Yorkshire with Jim Kirkpatrick, Erja Lyytinen, King King, The Quireboys, Catfish, Sari Schorr, Babajack, John Verity, Bernie Marsden, Chantel McGregor, Sam Kelly's Station House, Climax Blues Band, Danny Bryant, Billy Walton Band, Xander and the Peace Pirates, Stevie Nimmo, Pat McManus, Ben Poole, Del Bromham, Geoff Achison and more - tickets available.