2016 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently updated: Glastonbury, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Illuminations Festival, Wychwood Festival, V Festival, Liverpool Music Week, Metropolis Festival, The Warehouse Project and more
The 2016 summer festival was a blast, but 2016 is not over yet, with many indoor autumn festivals up for grabs!
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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.
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.
Tech-Fest (19th and 20th Nov) to feature head-liners, Martyr Defiled (Saturday), Aliases (Sunday), plus Sworn Amongst, Osiah, Abhorrent Decimation, From Sorrow to Serenity and more at the New Cross Inn in South East London. Tickets cost £10 per day or £15 for the weekend.
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.
Glastonbury (21st - 25th Jun) The mighty Glastonbury returns for 2017 with a line-up to be announced. 2016 featured Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals, Underworld, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's ELO and many more. Tickets are now Sold Out, but note that there will be a limited number of tickets available as usual in the spring. Note: you can also gain access by volunteering as a steward for Oxfjam. More info: www.oxfam.org.uk/stewarding
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.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (1st Jul and more TBA) The first act out of the hat for BST are Green Day, who will play 1st July along with a full supporting line-up as part of their Revolution Radio Tour. Tickets on sale now.
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. An initial batch of early-birds is now sold out - general on-sale to come.