2016 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently updated: The Secret Garden Party, Tunes in the Dunes, Down TO THE WOODS, Bilbao BBK Live, T in the Park, Long Division Festival, Glastonbury, Forbidden Fruit, Creamfields, Belsonic, The Big Feastival, London Jazz Festival, Meltdown Festival, Summer Days Festival and more
The festival season is now hotting up with many line-ups being unveiled in time for the spring/summer rush. Book now to avoid disappointment!
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
Handmade Festival (29th Apr - 1st May) the music and arts festival returns to Leicester's O2 Academy over the May bank holiday with We Are Scientists, 65daysofstatic, Deaf Havana, Lonely the Brave, Swim Deep, Los Campesinos!, The Big Deal, Three Trapped Tigers and more to be announced. Tickets now on sale, costing £30 for the weekend.
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds (30th Apr) returns to Leeds venues in 2016, celebrating 10 years of the festival with Jess Glynne, Circa Waves, Band of Skulls, We Are Scientists, Rat Boy, Clean Cut Kid and more. Early bird tickets on sale now, from £30.
EVOL (1st May) FestEvol takes place at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool on Sunday 1st May from 4PM, with Juliette and the Licks, Steve Mason and more. Tickets cost £15 for ultra early-birds - other tickets available.
Impericon Festival (2nd - 3rd May) tours once again, playing cities all over Europe, with Manchester and London the chosen ones for 2016. The UK line-up includes Hatebreed, Northlane, Emmure, blessthefall, Chelsea Grin and Hundredth. Tickets available, from £24 for early-birds in London, £27 for Manchester.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape (19th - 21st May) returns to Brighton with Shura, mura masa, Declan McKenna, Dilly Dally, Tuff Love, Oh Wonder, Tigercub, LCMDF, Alina Orlova, Axel Flovent, Banff, Banfi, Beach Baby, Boo Seeka, CHAPPO, Cherie and Renno, Conner Youngblood, Cosovel, Dagny, Dan Owen, Dirty Frigs, Dorsal Fins, Drones Club, Elle Exxe, Fenne Lily, Fort Lean, Foxtrott, Girli, Holy Esque, Isaac Gracie, Jack Watts, James Gruntz, Junk Son, Kloe, Methyl Ethel, Mystery Jets, Natur3, Northeast Party House, Otherkin, Owen Rabbit, Pumarosa, Rukhsana Merrise, Saint Sister, salute, Slum Sociable, Sorry Boys, Strange Bones, Tigercub, Timberwolf, Trudy and more.
Let's Rock the Moor
Let's Rock the Moor (21st May) in Berkshire with Jason Donovan, The Human League, Johnny Hates Jazz, Hue and Cry, Aswad, Belinda Carlisle, Black Box, Sinitta, Cutting Crew, Jimmy Somerville, Chesney Hawkes - on sale now
Bearded Theory Festival
Bearded Theory Festival (26th - 29th May) at Catton Hall in South in Derbyshire with PiL, From the Jam, Killing Joke, Wilko Johnson, Levellers, Billy Bragg, Turin Brakes, Black Uhuru, Reverend and the Makers, Cockney Rejects, John Otway, Bad Manners, Moulettes, Beans On Toast, Jack Savoretti, Talisman (reggae), Sheelanagig, Skerryvore, The Roughneck Riot, Popes of Chillitown, Mad Dog Mcrea, 3 Daft Monkeys, Will Tun And The Wasters and more.
Dot to Dot
Dot to Dot (27th - 29th May) returns to venues in Manchester, Bristol, and Nottingham, featuring Mystery Jets, Augustines, The Temper Trap, Sundara Karma, Rat Boy, The Sherlocks, Dua Lipa, Spring King, Lauren Aquilina , The Japanese House, Little Green Cars, The Hunna, Ardyn, Barns Courtney, Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Blaenavon, Haus, Girl Friend and more. Tickets available.
Tunes in the Dunes
Tunes in the Dunes (27th - 29th May) in Cornwall with Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, James Morrison, Seth Lakeman, The Stranglers, Lethal Bizzle, Backbeat Sound System and more all performing at Perranporth's legendary beach - tickets available now.
Scarborough Fair Festival
Scarborough Fair Festival (27th - 29th May) in Yorkshire with Richard Ashcroft, Public Service Broadcasting, Everything Everything, Field Music, Billy Bragg, Kiko Bun, Lianne La Havas, I am Kloot, Clare Teal, Submotion Orchestra, Teleman - NEW for 2016! Tickets on sale now.
Lost Village (27th - 29th May) returns to Lincolnshire with Fatboy Slim, Jack Garratt, Joy Orbison, ¬me, Floating Points, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Bicep, Ben Klock, Jackmaster and many more. Tickets available, costing £129 for the entire event.
Slam Dunk Festival
Slam Dunk Festival (28th - 30th May) 2016 features Slam Dunk North (Leeds), Midlands (Birmingham) and South (Hatfield) editions. Tickets cost £42 or £47 including access to the afterparty.
Happy Days Festival
Common People (28th - 29th May) in Oxfordshire (new) and Hampshire with Primal Scream, Craig David, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes, Ghostpoet, Jamie Lawson, Chas and Dave, The Sugarhill Gang, Don Broco, The Cuban Brothers etc..
Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day (28th - 29th May) returns to Bristol's Eastville Park in May with Hot Chip, Dizzee Rascal, Chase and Status, Stormzy, Shura, Hudson Mohawke, The Martinez Brothers, Shy FX, Ben Klock and more.
We Are FSTVL
We Are FSTVL (28th - 29th May) returns to Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Essex with Fatboy Slim, Craig David, MK, Joey Negro, Todd Terry, Norman Jay, Disciples, Sigma, Solomun, Hannah Wants, DJ Fresh, Richie Hawtin, Sub Focus, Steve Angello, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Seb Fontaine, Preditah, Tchami, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Shadow Child, Ben Pearce, ¬me, Hot Since 82, Danny Howard, Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles, MistaJam, Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Sven Všth, DJ Friction, Brandon Block, Shy FX, Dimension, DJ S.K.T, wAFF, Fred V and Grafix, My Nu Leng, Catz n Dogz, Andrea Oliva, Tale of Us, Darius Syrossian, Eats Everything, Monki, Melť, Camo & Krooked, DJ Redlight, Loco Dice, Guy Gerber and more.
Mutiny (28th - 29th May) returns to its birth-place of Portsmouth for 2016, after a brief flirtation with Chichester in 2015, featuring Steve Angello, Groove Armada, Example + DJ Wire, Sub Focus, Shadow Child, Jaguar Skills, DJ S.K.T and more.
Lunar Festival (3rd - 5th Jun) in Warwickshire with Mercury Rev, Badly Drawn Boy, Super Furry Animals, Os Mutantes, Martin Carthy, Bill Ryder-Jones, The Zombies, Ashley Hutchings, Television, Stealing Sheep, Alessi's Ark, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Mariachis, Flamingods, Seeland, Bentley Rhythm Ace - on sale now
Wychwood Festival (3rd - 5th Jun) in Gloucestershire with Peter Hook and the Light, Kate Rusby, From the Jam, Craig Charles, Matt Berry and the Maypoles}, Ms Dynamite, Rag n Bone, Hunter & The Bear, The Ooks of Hazzard, Cash & David, Anteros with comedy from Bill Bailey, Gary Delaney, George Rigden, Tim Goodings, Andrew O'Neill, Pun Man, Tiernan Douieb and more.
Let's Rock Bristol
Let's Rock Bristol (3rd - 5th Jun) in Bristol with UB40, Katrina Leskanich [Formerly of The Waves], Jason Donovan, Soul II Soul, Midge Ure, The Selecter, Blancmange, Hue and Cry, Holly Johnson, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Shalamar, Paul Young, Wang Chung, Sinitta, Snap!, Ex Simple Minds, Cutting Crew, Jimmy Somerville, Limahl, Chesney Hawkes, Hazel O'Connor etc..
Forbidden Fruit (3rd - 5th Jun) in Dublin with Groove Armada, Tame Impala, Jungle, Tiga, Kiasmos, Maya Jane Coles, Battles, Bondax, George Fitzgerald, Flume, Tale of Us, Jackmaster and more - tickets now on sale
Camden Rocks (4th Jun) rocking up to Camden venues once again in 2016, with Sikth, Young Guns, We are the Ocean, Ginger, InMe, Norma Jean, The Godfathers, Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind, New Years Day [band], Asylums, Queen Kwong, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Press To Meco, Blood Youth, As Lions, Ashestoangels, The Tuts, Louise Distras, Dorje, Continents, Samoans, The Dirty Youth, Scholars, Cold in Berlin, Black Casino And The Ghost, Bad Sign, Freeze the Atlantic, Evil Scarecrow, Forever Never, The Carnabys, Matty James and more. Tickets cost £35
Detonate Festival (4th Jun) at Colwick Hall in Nottinghams with Chase and Status - DJ Set, Craig David's TS5, Stormzy, Wilkinson, Preditah, Big Narstie, Novelist, Noisia, Giggs, DJ Hype, David Rodigan, DJ Friction, Shy FX, Dimension, Mala, General Levy and more.
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival (9th - 12th Jun) 2016 features headliners Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless, plus a celebration of "40 years of punk" with Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, Adam Ant, The Damned, The Godfathers, The Sex Pissed Dolls, plus Reef, Turin Brakes, Busted, The Wonder Stuff, Cast, Twin Atlantic, Reverend and the Makers, Blossoms and more. Tickets available.
Long Division Festival
Long Division Festival (10th - 12th Jun) in Wakefield with Field Music, Gang of Four, Man Made, Bis, Brix and the Extricated, Post War Glamour Girls, The Membranes, Kid Canaveral, Johnny Foreigner, Emma Pollock, Los Campesinos!, Malcolm Middleton, The Lake Poets, Sam Airey, Middleman, Her Name Is Calla, De Rosa and more, with the main event taking place on Saturday 11th June. Tickets available.
Belsonic (9th - 29th Jun) in Belfast at new home, Titanic Belfast, featuring Chemical Brothers (with Erol Alkan), Foals, Stereophonics (plus The Vaccines), Faithless, TiŽsto, Biffy Clyro, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Bring Me The Horizon and more. Tickets on sale now.
Gate to Southwell Festival
Gate to Southwell Festival (9th - 12th Jun) in Nottinghamshire with Hayseed Dixie, Eddi Reader, Moulettes, Jackie Oates, Kila, The Henry Girls, Keith Donnelly, Pete Morton, Mick Ryan - tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Hampton Court Palace Festival (9th - 18th Jun) in London at the iconic Hampton Court with George Benson, Van Morrison, Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Anastacia, Caro Emerald - tickets available.
Download (10th - 13th Jun) Donington will once again reverberate with the sounds of rock in 2016, with the first headliners announced as Rammstein (Friday), Black Sabbath (Saturday) and Iron Maiden, joined by Korn, Deftones, Nightwish, Megadeth, Disturbed and the recently-announced Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Down, Don Broco, Architects, Neck Deep, Tremonti, Twin Atlantic, Halestorm, Saxon, The Amity Affliction, Rival Sons, Skindred, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Atreyu, Billy Talent, Ghost [Sweden], Beartooth, Black Foxxes, Dead!, Counting Days, Fort Hope, Gutterdammerung, Havok, Skillet, Lawnmower Deth, Milk Teeth, ATTILA, TesseracT, Breaking Benjamin, Delain, Gojira, Ho99o9 and more. Early-bird tickets now sold out. Standard tickets on sale now.
Meltdown Festival (10th to 19th Jun 2016) Taking place once again at the SOuthbank Centre, the 2016 event will be curated by and feature music from Elbow lead singer, Guy Garvey, plus Robert Plant (The Boat We're In) - Refugee Week event), Laura Marling, I am Kloot (Sky at Night), The Staves, Connan Mockasin, This Is The Kit, Femi Kuti, K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade (in the foyer - free), Drunk at Vogue (in the foyer - free) and more. Tickets on sale now.
The Parklife Weekender
The Parklife Weekender (11th - 12th Jun) returns to Manchester with a winning line-up, featuring Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Ice Cube, Jamie XX, Jess Glynne, Years and Years, Jack Garratt, Craig David, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Wolf Alice, MK, Katy B, Kano, Four Tet, Soul II Soul, Chronixx, Sigma, Wilkinson, Circa Waves, Solomun, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Bastille, Chase and Status - DJ Set, DJ EZ, Tiga, Joy Orbison, Skepta, Annie Mac, Diplo, Armand Van Helden, Patrick Topping, Stormzy, Blossoms, Fat White Family, Pusha T, Dixon, Ady Suleiman, Floating Points, Hot Since 82, Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Joris Voorn, Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer, Todd Terje, Steve Lawler, The Martinez Brothers, David Rodigan, Yousef, Groove Armada - DJ Set, Andy C, Lethal Bizzle, Kaytranada, Flume, B. Traits, Nina Kraviz, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Ben Klock, Jackmaster, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Black Coffee and many more, costing £54.50 per day or £89.50 for both days.
Field Day (11th - 12th Jun) in London with PJ Harvey, Four Tet, Bernard Butler, Holly Herndon, SOAK, Thurston Moore, Cass McCombs, Mount Kimbie, John Grant, Skepta, Deerhunter, Ben Watt, Floating Points, Youth Lagoon, Wild Nothing, Junior Boys, Meilyr Jones, Optimo, Dusky, Goat, Motor City Drum Ensemble - tickets available.
Wildlife Festival (11th - 12th Jun) Back for its second yearat Brighton City Airport, Wildlife presented by and featuring Rudimental and Disclosure has announced a massive line-up, including James Bay, Ice Cube, Annie Mac, Bastille, Busta Rhymes, Chronixx, Tiga, WSTRN, Izzy Bizu, Preditah, Patrick Topping, Maribou State, Novelist, Wookie, Pusha T, Julio Bashmore, Logan Sama, Artwork, Jamie Woon, David Rodigan, J Hus, Snakehips, My Nu Leng, Kaytranada, Flume, Eats Everything, Monki, Jackmaster, Krysko and many more. Tickets cost £59 for day tickets or £105 for the weekend with other options available.
Stone Free Festival
Stone Free Festival (18th - 19th Jun) Brand new for 2016 and based at London's O2 Arena, Stone Free will feature Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, The Darkness, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Blackberry Smoke, Therapy?, Michael Monroe, Jared James Nichols, Haken and many more. Tickets on sale now.
Bristol Summer Series
Glastonbury (22nd - 26th Jun) Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's ELO in the "Legends" slot, ZZ Top, New Order, Skepta, Disclosure, The 1975, Grimes, Savages, Underworld, James Blake, Daughter, Stormzy, The Last Shadow Puppets, Ellie Goulding, St Etienne, Jack Garratt and more. Tickets are now sold out, but a limited number of returns will be available in the spring if you register (here: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk).
FOLD Festival (24th - 26th Jun) new for 2016 hosted by Nile Rodgers and Chic in London with John Newman, Alison Moyet, Angie Stone, Incognito, Thompson Twins - Tom Bailey, Emin, Grace and more. Tickets available, costing £54 per day.
Love Supreme Festival
Love Supreme Festival (1st - 3rd Jul) returns once again to Lewes with a 2016 line-up to include Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Lianne La Havas, Caro Emerald, Kelis, Melody Gardot, Kamasi Washington, Gilles Peterson and more. Early-bird tickets now on sale, costing £100 for weekend (£125 with camping) or £45 for Saturday/ Sunday tickets.
Sounds of the City
Sounds of the City (1st - 8th Jul) New for 2016 and hosted at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl, Sounds of the City is a concert series featuring headline gigs from Guy Garvey, Hacienda Classical, James Bay, Stereophonics and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Tickets now on sale, from £20 to £45.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (July) in London with recently-announced Massive Attack, Young Fathers, Patti Smith and her band, TV on the Radio, Warpaint and Ghostpoet on Friday 1st July, Carole King (performing "Tapestry" in full) plus Don Henley, Louise Goffin and more on Sunday 3rd July. Other days include Florence and the Machine with Kendrick Lamar (joined by Jamie XX, Blood Orange and more), Take That (joined by Olly Murs, Ella Eyre, Jamie Lawson and Nathan Sykes) and Mumford and Sons (joined by Wolf Alice, Alabama Shakes) and more to be announced. Tickets available.
Forest Live (Jun/ Jul) in Gloucester, Mansfield, Cheshire, Suffolk, Stafford, Northwich and Cranbrook, featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Guy Garvey, John Newman, Simply Red, Tom Jones, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue and Paul Heaton with Jacqui Abbott. Tickets on sale now, from £47.50.
Summer Days Festival
Summer Days Festival (6th - 9th Jul) New for 2016 and taking place in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire, the inaugural event will feature Simply Red and many more across three days. Tickets on sale now.
The Summer Series
The Summer Series (7th - 17th Jul) takes over Somerset House on the Strand with UNKLE, Everything Everything, James Morrison, Benjamin Clementine, Laura Mvula, Caravan Palace, St Germain, Jack Savoretti, Courtney Barnett, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Hiatus Kaiyote and more. Tickets on sale now.
Wireless Festival (8th - 10th Jul) in London with Calvin Harris, Chase and Status, J. Cole, KYGO, The 1975, Craig David, Bryson Tiller, Disciples, Sigma, Wilkinson, Jess Glynne, Krept & Konan, Yelawolf, Maverick Sabre, WSTRN, Anderson .Paak, Jeremih, Yungen, Section Boyz, Bugzy Malone, Big Narstie, Martin Garrix, KWABS, Action Bronson, Miguel, Logan Sama, Boy Better Know, Petite Meller, Anne-Marie, Ty Dolla $ign, Lady Leshurr, Dillon Francis, Newham Generals, DJ Semtex and more. Tickets on sale now.
T in the Park
T in the Park (8th - 10th Jul) returns to Strathallan Castle in Perth and Kinross, with headliners The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris, plus Alessia Cara, Ash, The Lightning Seeds, VANT, Sunset Sons, Augustines, The Sherlocks, The Struts and more.
NASS Festival (8th - 10th Jul) returns to Somerset's Royal Bath and West Showground with a 2016 line-up to be announced. 2015 featured music from Public Enemy, Enter Shikari, Rebel Sound, Less Than Jake, Modestep and more. Limited early-bird tickets now on sale from £99 for weekend camping.
Greenwich Music Time
Greenwich Music Time (8th and 10th Jul) back for another year in Greenwich, South East London, the 2016 event will feature 2Cellos, Jamie Cullum (with Andreya Triana) and more. Note: the Roxette date has now been cancelled.
Frodsham Summer Festival
Frodsham Summer Festival (8th - 10th Jul) in Cheshire with The Icicle Works, The Christians, Space all headlining over the three-day period. Tickets for individual days or three-day weekend tickets available from £14 and £35 respectively.
Electric Daisy Carnival
Kew the Music
Latitude (14th - 17th Jul) in Suffolk with New Order, Squeeze, Father John Misty, Michael Kiwanuka, The National, M83, Laura Mvula, CHVRCHES, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Daughter, Grimes, Perfume Genius, John Grant, Pantha Du Prince, Kurt Vile, British Sea Power, Roots Manuva, Beirut, Courtney Barnett - on sale now
Lovebox (15th - 16th Jul) returns to Victoria Park in London with Major Lazer headlining the Friday and the recently-reformed LCD Soundsystem headlining Saturday, with many more to be announced. Tickets avaialable.
Citadel Festival (17th Jul) returns for 2016, back at Hackney's Victoria park and with headliners Sigur Růs and Caribou, joined by Lianne La Havas, Nathaniel Rateliff, Susanne SundfÝr, Matt Corby, , Calexico, Maribou State, Cat's Eyes, Submotion Orchestra and more. Tickets available.
The Secret Garden Party
The Secret Garden Party (21st - 24th Jul) in Cambridgeshire with Air, Primal Scream, Field Music, Chris Duncan, Shura, Andreya Triana, Lissie, Band of Skulls, The Temper Trap, Caribou, Billie Marten, Dua Lipa, Izzy Bizu, Maribou State, Milky Chance, Hot Since 82, M O N E Y, Rae Morris, Submotion Orchestra, David Rodigan, Little Comets, Beardyman, HAELOS, Petite Meller, Rosie Lowe, Teleman, Molotov Jukebox, La Femme, Bicep, Jackmaster - Theme: The Gardeners Guide to The Galaxy - tickets now.
Rewind Scotland - the '80s Festival
Rewind Scotland - the '80s Festival (22nd - 24th Jul) in Perth and Kinross. 2015 featured OMD, Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Sister Sledge, Kim Wilde, Altered Images, Toyah and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
PennFest (22nd - 23rd Jul) returns to Penn House in Buckinghamshire with De La Soul, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Shed Seven, Dizzee Rascal, Soul II Soul, Reef, Rizzle Kicks, Artful Dodger, Black Grape, The Lightning Seeds, Ms Dynamite, Chas and Dave, Toploader, DJ Luck and MC Neat, Noasis and more. Tickets available.
Tramlines Festival (22nd - 24th Jul) in Yorkshire with Dizzee Rascal, Field Music, Norman Jay, Chris Duncan, DJ Pinch, Dawn Penn, Goldie, Hinds, Little Simz, All We Are, Randall, Young Fathers, Toddla T, Gwenno, Mumdance etc.. Tickets available.
Bluedot (22nd - 24th Jul) in Cheshire at Jodrell Bank with Jean-Michel Jarre, Mercury Rev, Professor Brian Cox, Underworld, Public Service Broadcasting, Everything Everything, DJ Shadow, Dutch Uncles, Steve Mason, Robin Ince, DJ Yoda, Caribou, British Sea Power, Post War Glamour Girls, Floating Points, Stealing Sheep, Moon Duo, 65daysofstatic, Gwenno, Sundara Karma, Hot Vestry, Ben UFO, The Lucid Dream, Lonelady - tickets.
Ramblin' Man Fair
Ramblin' Man Fair (23rd - 24th Jul) at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent with Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry, Europe, Airbourne, Procol Harum, Hawkwind, Ginger, Uriah Heep, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, The Graveltones, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Fierce and the Dead, Lifesigns, IO Earth, Frost* and more. Tickets cost £75 for Saturday/ Sunday tickets, £130 for the weekend, with camping options also available.
LeeFest (28th - 30th Jul) returns in 2016 after taking a break in 2015, with a brand new venue (Kent/ Surrey) to be announced. Early-bird tickets are now on sale, costing £80 for the weekend, rising in tiers of £10 to £120 as each tier sells-out.
Kendal Calling (28th - 31st Jul) in Cumbria with Noel Gallagher, Rudimental, Craig David, Madness, The Darkness, The Charlatans, Everything Everything, We Are Scientists, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Band of Skulls, The Hives, Rag N Bone Man, The Sugarhill Gang, Toddla T, David Rodigan - tickets available
Camp Bestival (28th - 31st Jul) Dorset's family-friend Bestival off-shoot returns for another year, with the first headliners announced as Fatboy Slim and Jess Glynne. The 2016 space-themed event will also feature kids entertainment such as Aliens Love Underpants, Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble and more. Tickets now on sale, costing £197.50 for adult weekend camping tickets, £185 for students and from £15 to £118 for kids.
Standon Calling (29th - 31st Jul) Standon in Hertfordshire will once again resonate to the sound of live music. The 2016 line-up is to be announced. 2015 featured Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols, Basement Jaxx, The Horrors, Roots Manuva, 8:58, The Magic Numbers, Hercules & Love Affair, Ella Eyre and more. Tickets available, costing £127 for adult weekend camping.
Y Not Festival
Y Not Festival (29th - 31st Jul) in Derbyshire with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Madness, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Cribs, The Hives, The Magic Gang, Pretty Vicious, Louis Berry, Sundara Karma, Moose Blood, The Sherlocks, Ferocious Dog, Gnarwolves, King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys - tickets on sale now
Wilderness (4th - 7th Aug) at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire with with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Flaming Lips, Lianne La Havas, Crystal Fighters, The Heritage Orchestra, Goldie, Parov Stelar and more. Tickets available.
Rebellion Festival (4th - 7th Aug) takes over Blackpool for four days, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a massive line-up of punk, hardcore and oi bands, including Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Buzzcocks, FLAG, Dag Nasty, FEAR, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, The Adicts, Jilted John, Peter Hook and the Light (Joy Division Set), The Dickies, Slaughter and the Dogs (Original Line Up), Discharge, The Slackers, GBH, The Dictators NYC, Agnostic Front, JFA, The Bouncing Souls, Penetration, Anti-Nowhere League, Adolescents, UK Subs, The Dwarves, Street Dogs, Old Firm Casuals, The Outcasts, Ferocious Dog, Subhumans, Goldblade and many more. Tickets available, costing £50 for Thursday tickets, £60 for the remaining days or £145 for the whole festival.
Rewind Festival North
Rewind Festival North (5th - 7th Aug) in Cheshire. 2015 featured Soul II Soul, The Boomtown Rats, The Human League, OMD, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Somerville and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
Lytham Festival (5th - 7th Aug) to feature Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headlining the Thursday, Bryan Adams headlining on the Saturday, the "80s and 90s Mix Tape" on the Friday, featuring Village People, The Bay City Rollers, Liberty X, 911, Toploader, Five Star and more. Sunday's "West End Proms" features Collabro, Ramin, Jodie Prenger, Ruthie Henshall, Claire Sweeney and more. Tickets on sale now.
Caught By The River Thames
Caught By The River Thames (6th Aug) in London with Super Furry Animals, Chris Packham, Beth Orton, Low, Ryley Walker, Mulatu Astatke, Kate Tempest and various music, arts and literature performers - on sale now
Boardmasters Festival (10th - 14th Aug) takes over Watergate Bay in Cornwall with James Bay, Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, Example, Wolf Alice, Sigma, Wilkinson, Jamie Lawson, Nahko and Medicine for the People, MNEK, Gabrielle Aplin, Jack Savoretti and more. Tier 2 tickets cost £144 for the full five days, £134 for Thursday to Sunday, with day tickets coming in at £47.50 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Prices will rise once tier 2 sells out.
Bloodstock (11th - 14th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with Saturday headliners Mastodon and many more to be announced. Early bird weekend tickets now on sale, costing £120. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Down To The Woods
Down To The Woods (13th - 14th Aug) in Durham with Primal Scream, Echo and the Bunnymen, Chase and Status, Lucy Spraggan, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Selecter, VANT, KWABS, Clean Cut Kid, Blaenavon and various DJs and comedians at Hardwick Hall, Durham.
Green Man Festival
Green Man Festival (18th - 21st Aug) The annual Brecon music featival returns with headliners Belle and Sebastian, James Blake, Wild Beasts, plus White Denim, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jason Isbell, Julia Holter, Michael Rother, Floating Points, Songhoy Blues, Ezra Furman, Jagwar Ma, Cate Le Bon, Fat White Family, Miracle Legion, The Besnard Lakes, Nikki Lane, Phil Cook, Joan Shelley, Meilyr Jones, Daniel Norgren, Trader Horne, Formation, Mothers, Sunflower Bean, Kelly Lee Owens, Palace Winter, Ardyn, Deep Throat Choir and more.
Beautiful Days (19th - 21st Aug) The Levellers' annual festival shindig returns to Escot Park in Devon with a theme and line-up to be announced in March. 2015 featured Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays, Levellers, Gogol Bordello, Idlewild, Freeborn John, Jack Savoretti, Wilko Johnson, Rich Hall's Hoedown and more. Tickets on sale now, from £135 for adult weekend camping.
Rewind South - The 80's Festival
Rewind South - The 80's Festival (19th - 21st Aug) in Oxfordshire. 2015 featured Billy Ocean, OMD, Kim Wilde, ABC, The Selecter, The Human League, Bananarama and more. The 2016 line-up is to be announced.
V Festival (20th - 21st Aug) returns to Staffordshire Weston Park and Chelmsford's Hylands Park in August with 2016 being its 21st birthday - "The Big One". Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Jake Bugg, Years and Years, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, Example, James Morrison, John Newman, All Saints just announced. Tickets available now.
Leeds Festival (25th - 28th Aug) with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, plus The 1975, The Vaccines, Netsky, Duke Dumont, Five Finger Death Punch, Eagles of Death Metal, Maximo Park, Frank Carter, Sigma, Slaves, Hannah Wants, CHVRCHES, Imagine Dragons, AlunaGeorge, Haim, The Internet, A$AP Rocky, DJ EZ, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, The Courteeners, Skindred, mura masa, G-Eazy, Anderson .Paak, Fetty Wap, Yungen, Oliver Heldens, Protoje, State Champs, Hinds, Modern Baseball, Blossoms, Raleigh Ritchie, Nothing But Thieves, Half Moon Run, Twenty One Pilots, Crossfaith, Savages, Cassetteboy, Sleeping with Sirens, Birdy Nam Nam, MistaJam, Die Antwoord, Kvelertak, Boy Better Know, Giggs, Riton, Lower than Atlantis, David Rodigan, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tuff Love, Creeper, Sundara Karma, My Nu Leng, Lady Leshurr, DJ Oneman, DJ Semtex and more. Tickets now available.
Reading Festival (25th - 28th Aug) in with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, plus The 1975, The Vaccines, Netsky, Duke Dumont, Five Finger Death Punch, Eagles of Death Metal, Maximo Park, Frank Carter, Sigma, Slaves, Hannah Wants, CHVRCHES, Imagine Dragons, AlunaGeorge, Haim, The Internet, A$AP Rocky, DJ EZ, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, The Courteeners, Skindred, mura masa, G-Eazy, Anderson .Paak, Fetty Wap, Yungen, Oliver Heldens, Protoje, State Champs, Hinds, Modern Baseball, Blossoms, Raleigh Ritchie, Nothing But Thieves, Half Moon Run, Twenty One Pilots, Crossfaith, Savages, Cassetteboy, Sleeping with Sirens, Birdy Nam Nam, MistaJam, Die Antwoord, Kvelertak, Boy Better Know, Giggs, Riton, Lower than Atlantis, David Rodigan, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tuff Love, Creeper, Sundara Karma, My Nu Leng, Lady Leshurr, DJ Oneman, DJ Semtex and more. Tickets now available.
Creamfields (25th - 28th Aug) in Cheshire with Pete Tong, TiŽsto, Fatboy Slim, Roni Size, Alesso, MK, Duke Dumont, Sander van Doorn, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Four Tet, Paul van Dyk, Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Avicii, Knife Party, DJ EZ, Tiga, Gareth Emery, Axwell, Laidback Luke, Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, High Contrast, Seb Fontaine, DJ Krust and more
Electric Fields Festival
Electric Fields Festival (26th - 27th Aug) in Dumfries and Galloway with Primal Scream, The Charlatans, Public Service Broadcasting, Everything Everything, Joy Orbison, Erol Alkan, The Twilight Sad, Model Aeroplanes - tickets now available.
Victorious Festival (27th - 28th Aug) Back for its fourth year, the Southsea festival will have to go some to improve on the 2015 line-up (arguably its best) which included Ray Davies, The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Laura Mvula and more - a line-up to cause envy in many of the "bigger" festivals. Early-bird tickets are now on sale at discounted prices for a limited time.
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival (26th - 28th Aug) returns to Alex James' farm in Oxfordshire with a 2016 line-up boasting Mark Ronson - DJ Set, Kaiser Chiefs, Roisin Murphy, Norman Jay, Toots and the Maytals, The Proclaimers, Ella Henderson, Foxes, DJ Fresh, Stereo MCs, The Cuban Brothers and more. Tickets available.
South West Four
Festival No.6 (1st - 4th Sep) in Gwynedd with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Roisin Murphy, Hot Chip, Andrew Weatherall, Django Django, Roots Manuva, Frances, Aurora, Oscar, Blossoms, Gwenno, Oh Wonder, Optimo, J.P. Cooper - weekend tickets available
Sundown Festival (2nd - 4th Sep) returns to Norfolk Showground with headliners Jason DerŁlo and Chase and Status, plus Jess Glynne, Kano, Dizzee Rascal, Years and Years, Krept & Konan, Wilkinson, Goldie, Fleur East, Jaguar Skills, David Rodigan, DJ Zinc, DJ S.K.T, My Nu Leng, DJ Redlight, Riva Starr and more. Tickets available.
Electric Picnic (4th Sep) in Laois, Ireland with an impressive festival-friendly line-up that includes Florence and the Machine, Manic Street Preachers, Grace Jones, Underworld, FKA Twigs, CHVRCHES, Jon Hopkins, Tame Impala etc..
Bestival (8th - 11th Sep) On the Isle of Wight, featuring The Cure, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Wolf Alice, Ghostpoet, Animal Collective, The Human League, Ride, Bastille, Richie Hawtin, Wiley, Camo & Krooked, Hospitality and many more. Tickets available.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (23rd Sep) in Merseyside with Spiritualized, Menace Beach, Blanck Mass, Hookworms, Zun Zun Egui, Young Knives, Dengue Fever, Destruction Unit, Jacco Gardner, Jane Weaver, K-X-P, No Joy, Factory Floor, The Heads etc..
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.
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (12th - 20th Nov) in London with 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.
Lost & Found Festival
Lost & Found Festival (31st Mar - 3rd Apr) Annie Mac's Maltese EDM extravaganza to feature Disclosure DJ Set, DJ EZ, Dusky, Eats Everything, Groove Armada DJ Set, Hannah Wants, Joris Voorn, Julio Bashmore, Katy B, Mark Ronson B2B Hudson Mohawke, Maya Jane Coles, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and more
Rock In Rio
Rock In Rio (19th - 29th May) in Lisbon with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Stereophonics, Hollywood Vampires, Mika, Korn, Rival Sons, Adam Lambert, Fergie, Maroon 5, Nightmares On Wax, The Black Lips, Hudson Mohawke, Psychemagik, METZ and more - tickets available
Electric Elephant (7th - 11th Jul) returns to Tisno in Croatia with a line-up to be announced. 2015 featured The 2 Bears, DJ Harvey, Todd Terry, Derrick Carter, Lindstrom, David August, Bicep and more. Tickets on sale now.
Bilbao BBK Live
Bilbao BBK Live (7th - 9th Jul) in Bilbao with Arcade Fire, Underworld, New Order, Foals, 2 Many DJs, Years and Years, Wolf Alice, Father John Misty, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Editors, M83, Pixies, Ocean Colour Scene, Slaves, Jagwar Ma, CHVRCHES, Grimes, Erol Alkan, Josť GonzŠlez, Hinds, Blossoms, Floating Points, Horse Meat Disco, Junior Boys, Blood Red Shoes, DMA'S, Courtney Barnett and many more.
Outlook Festival (31st Aug - 4th Sep) the beats, breaks and bass return once again to Croatia's Fort Punta Christo with a 2016 line-up to be revealed in 2016. 2015 featured Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc, Moodymann, Toddla T, Loefah, Congo Natty, BadBadNotGood, Shy FX, Jurassic 5 and many more. Tickets on sale now.