2016 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently updated: M25 Festival (CANCELLED), The Warehouse Project, Always The Sun, Afropunk Festival, Beautiful Days, Bingley Music Live, Benicàssim, Loopallu, Mirrors Festival, OnRoundhay and more

The 2016 summer festival season is now in full swing, with Glasto, Isle of Wight, Wireless, T in the Park and more now behind us, but with many gems awaiting you for summer, autumn and beyond. Book now to avoid disappointment!

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.

Content:

Summer

Greenwich Comedy Festival
 

Greenwich Comedy Festival

Greenwich Comedy Festival (26th - 31st Jul) in London with Milton Jones, Jason Manford, Rob Delaney, Sam Simmons, Arthur Smith, Shappi Khorsandi, John Shuttleworth, Reginald D Hunter, Sara Pascoe, Adam Buxton, Tony Law, Nina Conti, Carl Donnelly, David O'Doherty, Seann Walsh, Andrew Maxwell, Paul Foot, Glenn Wool, Mae Martin, John Robins, Cardinal Burns, Dan Atkinson, Jarred Christmas

LeeFest 2016
 

LeeFest

LeeFest (28th - 30th Jul) returns in 2016 after taking a break in 2015, featuring Circa Waves, Everything Everything, Lianne La Havas, VANT, Midland, DJ Marky, Ghostpoet, Shura, Roots Manuva, The 2 Bears, Little Simz, Spring King, Submotion Orchestra, DJ Luck and MC Neat, Formation, Clean Cut Kid, Loyle Carner, The Big Moon, Big Deal and more.

Kendal Calling
 

Kendal Calling

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 2016
 

Camp Bestival

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.

Southern Fried - Image: www.southernfriedfestival.co.uk
 

Southern Fried

Southern Fried (29th - 30th Jul) in Perth and Kinross with Fred Wesley & The New JB's, Fred Wesley, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Andy Fairweather Low, Nick Lowe, Gretchen Peters, Red Pine Timber Company and many more big names from the world of Americana and roots.

Standon Calling
 

Standon Calling

Standon Calling (29th - 31st Jul) Standon in Hertfordshire will once again resonate to the sound of live music. The 2016 line-up includes with Suede, Kelis, Jess Glynne, Ghostpoet, Everything Everything, Joey Negro, Thurston Moore, Gold Panda, Goldie, Adam Green, The Hives, Loyle Carner, Billie Marten, Blossoms, Theo Parrish, Swim Deep, Anna Calvi, Natty, Declan McKenna, The Mouse Outfit, Teleman, TOY and more. Tickets available, costing £147 for adult weekend camping.

Y Not Festival
 

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

Belladrum Festival
 

Belladrum Festival

Belladrum Festival (4th - 6th Aug) in Highlands with Madness, The Darkness, Super Furry Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Two Door Cinema Club, The Orb, Turin Brakes, Circa Waves, Lucy Spraggan, Arrested Development, Alabama 3, CC Smugglers and many more - tickets available (very limited).

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
 

Rebellion Festival

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.

New Day Festival - Image: www.anewdayfestival.com
 

New Day Festival

New Day Festival (5th - 7th Aug) in Kent with Focus, Wilko Johnson, The Stranglers, The Enid, Ian Anderson, Steeleye Span, John Otway, The Blockheads, Caravan, Nine Below Zero, Curved Air, Leatherat, Limehouse Lizzy - tickets available.

Rewind Festival North
 

Rewind Festival North

Rewind Festival North (5th - 7th Aug) in Cheshire. 2016 features Marc Almond, Adam Ant, Rick Astley, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, UB40, Paul Carrack, Midge Ure, Earth, Wind and Fire feat Al McKay, Lloyd Cole, Nik Kershaw, Go West and more - tickets available.

Forgotten Fields 2016
 

Forgotten Fields

Forgotten Fields (5th - 7th Aug) in Kent has been cancelled. However, as well as the usual refunds, you can swap your Forgotten Fields tickets for Standon Calling tickets. Click the image for links to the site for full details - the offer expires Monday 23rd May.

Lytham Festival Weekend - Image: www.lythamfestival.com
 

Lytham Festival

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 - Image: twitter.com/tweetbytheriver
 
Image: twitter.com/tweetbytheriver

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

M25 Festival
 

M25 Festival

M25 Festival (7th Aug) at Trent Country Park in Barnet. Cancelled. Backed by Ministry of Sound, the festival was supposed celebrate 25 years at the heart of British club culture, featuring Hacienda Classical, DJ Pierre, Danny Rampling, François Kevorkian, Byron Stingily, Pete Heller and many more, but has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Boardmasters
 

Boardmasters Festival

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
 

Bloodstock

Bloodstock (11th - 14th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with Saturday headliners Mastodon, Twisted Sister and Slayer plus Fear Factory, Diamond Head, Akercocke, DragonForce, Satyricon, Paradise Lost, Phil Campbell [Motorhead], Anthrax, Rotting Christ, Corrosion of Conformity, Symphony X, Gojira, Behemoth, Unearth, Evil Scarecrow and many more.

Down To The Woods - Image: downtothewoodsfestival.co.uk
 

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 - Image: www.greenman.net
 

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival (18th - 21st Aug) The annual Brecon music featival returns with headliners Belle and Sebastian, James Blake, Wild Beasts and the recently-announced Laura Marling, Lush, Connan Mockasin, Vessels, Blanck Mass, Malcolm Middleton 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.

Belsonic - Image: www.belsonic.com
 

Belsonic

Belsonic (18th - 27th Aug) in Belfast with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, Faithless, Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Tiësto, Fatboy Slim, Biffy Clyro, Madness, The Corrs, The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding, Foals, David Guetta, Bring Me The Horizon, Erol Alkan and more.

Flashback Festival
 

Flashback Festival

Flashback Festival (19th - 20th Aug) in Nottinghamshire with Heaven 17, Bananarama, Paul Carrack (who has just been added), Tunde, The Real Thing, Nick Heyward, Kim Wilde, The Al McKay All-Stars, Roland Gift, Kenny Thomas, Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers and more - tickets available.

Beautiful Days
 

Beautiful Days

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. The theme for 2016 is 'Stars' and the 2016 line-up includes: Leftfield, The Proclaimers, Baaba Maal, Dele Sosimi, The Damned, The Selecter, The Coral, Hollie Cook, Mariachi El Bronx, Toddla T, Seth Lakeman, {Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings}, Harry Shotta and more. Tickets are now sold out.

Glass Butter Beach 2016
 

Glass Butter Beach

Glass Butter Beach (19th - 21st Aug) takes over Llanbedrog Beach in Cardigan Bay with Wolf Alice, Kodaline, Katy B, Jamie Lawson, Naughty Boy, Mystery Jets, The Slow Readers Club, Patrick Topping, Bodhi, Julio Bashmore, Rinse, Andy C, The Cuban Brothers, DJ Zinc, Youth Club, Anne-Marie, Jeremy Loops, Goldierocks, Coasts, Huxley, Ed Mackie, DJ Redlight, General Levy, Tim Lyall and more. Tickets available, from £85 for the weekend, £40 for day tickets.

Rewind South - The 80's Festival - Image: www.rewindfestival.com
 

Rewind South - The 80's Festival

Rewind South - The 80's Festival (19th - 21st Aug) in Oxfordshire. The 2016 line-up includes Erasure's Andy Bell, Rick Astley, Tony Hadley and Orchestra, The Trevor Horn Band and Special Guests, Jimmy Somerville, Leo Sayer, Lloyd Cole and The Leopards, The Real Thing, Belle Stars, Snap, Hazell Dean, Toyah, Adam Ant, Marc Almond and many more.

V Festival
 

V Festival

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.

Groove Loch Ness 2016
 

Groove Loch Ness

Groove Loch Ness (20th Aug) The one-day EDM festival returns to the shore of Loch Ness, featuring Duke Dumont, Boys Noize, Mark Knight, Optimo and more. Tickets on sale now.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (25th - 28th Aug) has just added Big Narstie, Third Eye Blind, Deaf Havana, Låpsley, Charlie Sloth, Arcane Roots, Fickle Friends along with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, plus The 1975, The Vaccines, Nas, 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
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (25th - 28th Aug) has just added Big Narstie, Third Eye Blind, Deaf Havana, Låpsley, Charlie Sloth, Arcane Roots, Fickle Friends along with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, plus The 1975, The Vaccines, Nas, 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
 

Creamfields

Creamfields (25th - 28th Aug) in Cheshire with Pete Tong, Tiësto, 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
 

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.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival
 

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival (26th - 29th Aug) in Shropshire with Levellers, Rosanne Cash, Andy Fairweather Low, Eliza Carthy, Nick Lowe, Galleon Blast, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Raghu Dixit, Shooglenifty, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Sheelanagig, Treacherous Orchestra and more from the world of folk and roots. Tickets available.

Victorious Festival
 

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival (27th - 28th Aug) Back for its fourth year, the Southsea festival has surpassed last year's line-up with Manic Street Preachers, Editors, Noel Gallagher's High Flyng Birds, Annie Mac, Emmy The Great, Travis, The Horrors, Rat Boy, Raleigh Ritchie, Levellers, Wretch 32, Public Service Broadcasting, Echo and the Bunnymen, Mark Ronson (DJ), Wolfmother, Ash, Lauren Aquilina, Jack Savoretti and more - tickets available.

The Big Feastival
 

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.

Moovin Festival - Image: twitter.com/moovinfestival
 
Image: twitter.com/moovinfestival

Moovin Festival

Moovin Festival (26th - 28th Aug) in Stockport with Lee Scratch Perry, A Certain Ratio, Jon DaSilva, Stanton Warriors, Goldie, Bez, Finley Quaye, Congo Natty, Andy Votel, Jaguar Skills, Beardyman, Horsebeach, Channel One Soundsystem, 808 State - DJ Set, Woodstar and many more for the family dance-oriented fest. Early-bird day tickets from just £11, rising to £22 once they've flown the coop.

South West Four - Image: www.southwestfour.com
 

South West Four

South West Four (27th - 28th Aug) in London with Chemical Brothers, Rudimental, Pete Tong, MK, Netsky, Sasha, Sven Väth, John Digweed, Carl Cox, Gorgon City, Knife Party, DJ EZ, Sub Focus, Route 94, Flux Pavilion, Noisia, Sister Bliss, DJ Redlight, Booka Shade and more.

Autumn

Festival No.6
 

Festival No.6

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

Moseley Folk Festival
 

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival (2nd - 4th Sep) in West Midlands with Levellers, Billy Bragg, The Coral, The Proclaimers, Sam Beam, Holly MacVe, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, Oysterband, Galleon Blast, Songhoy Blues, Laura Gibson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Treetop Flyers, Jesca Hoop, Steve Tilston, The Jayhawks, Dawn Landes, Phosphorescent - tickets available

Bingley Music Live
 

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live (2nd - 4th Sep) in Yorkshire with Tinie Tempah, Echo and the Bunnymen, Travis, We Are Scientists, Sigma, Bill Ryder-Jones, Black Grape, Barenaked Ladies, The Lightning Seeds, The Ordinary Boys, Hidden Charms, Clean Cut Kid - tickets on sale

Sundown Festival
 

Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival (2nd - 4th Sep) returns to Norfolk Showground with headliners Jason Derülo 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.

The 1234 Festival 2016
 

The 1234 Festival

The 1234 Festival (3rd Sep) in London with The Cribs, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spector, Gang of Four, Carl Barât and the Jackals, Telegram, Milk Teeth, D/R/U/G/S, Bo Ningen, The Wytches, PINS, TOY, No Joy, The Lucid Dream and more. Tickets cost £43.75.

Together The People - Image: www.togetherthepeople.co.uk
 

Together the People

Together the People (3rd & 4th Sep) in Sussex with Brian Wilson (Pet Sounds), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Peter Hook and the Light, Suede, Gaz Coombes, The Horrors, Turin Brakes, B. Dolan, M Ward, Songhoy Blues, Sage Francis, Natty, Chris T-T, Seratones, Skinny Living, Fickle Friends, Max Jury, Hiatus Kaiyote and many more music acts. Kids' entertainment takes the shape of Aliens Love Underpants and LazyTown Live!. Tickets available, costing £55 for Saturday tickets or £95 for the weekend.

Electric Picnic - Image: www.electricpicnic.ie
 

Electric Picnic

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 - Image: www.bestival.net
 

Bestival

Bestival (8th - 11th Sep) On the Isle of Wight, featuring recently-added

Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul (Hip Hop Meets Dancehall Meets Uptown), plus Glass Animals and Crystal Fighters, joining Leftfield, DJ Billy Daniel Bunter, DJ Slipmatt, HONNE, Too Many T's, The Twilight Sad, DJ Zinc, Anne-Marie, Oh Wonder, Goldierocks plus 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.

The Social - Image: www.thesocialfestival.com
 

The Social

The Social (9th - 10th Sep) in Kent with John Digweed, Sasha, Carl Cox, Solomun, Andrew Weatherall, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Hot Since 82, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nic Fanciulli, Eats Everything, Mark Fanciulli, Loco Dice, Guy Gerber - tickets available.

Lockdown Festival
 

Lockdown Festival

Lockdown Festival (9th - 11th Sep) New for 2016 and based at Powderham Castle in Exeter, Lockdown will feature Rudimental (DJ set), Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Netsky, Sigma, Wilkinson, Calyx & TeeBee, Krept & Konan, Sub Focus, Yungen, Shift K3y, Charlie Sloth, Loadstar, Noisia, DJ Friction, Andy C, Lisa Maffia, Rudimental - DJ set, Camo & Krooked, MC Romeo [So Solid Crew], DJ Luck and MC Neat and more. Tickets cost £45 for Saturday or Sunday, £80 for the whole weekend without camping (£110 with camping) and many other options.

Always The Sun - Image: www.alwaysthesunfestival.co.uk
 

Always The Sun

Always The Sun (10th - 11th Sep) in Guildford, Surrey with Turin Brakes, Spring King, Mystery Jets, Hugh Cornwell, Kagoule, Dub Pistols, The Amazons, The Big Moon and more at this family festival with arts, food and music.

OnBlackheath - Image: www.onblackheath.com
 

OnBlackheath

OnBlackheath (10th - 11th Sep) in London on Blackheath Common with Primal Scream, James, Squeeze, Roisin Murphy, Hot Chip, Belle and Sebastian, SOAK, Lonelady - tickets now on sale.

BBC Proms in the Park
 

BBC Proms in the Park

BBC Proms in the Park (10th Sep) in Hyde Park hosted by Michael Ball, with All Saints, Tim Minchin and the cast of Matilda the Musical, Juan Diego Florez, Sir James Galway, Royal Choral Society, The BBC Concert OrchestraThe Feeling and Rick Astley. Tickets cost £40.

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
 

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park (11th Sep) to feature Elton John, Gregory Porter, Madness, Travis, Jamie Lawson, Andreya Triana and more. Tickets on sale now, from £42.

OnRoundhay
 

OnRoundhay

OnRoundhay (17th Sep) new for 2016 at Roundhay Park in Leeds, featuring food and music from James, Primal Scream, Wolf Alice, Max Jury, The Haggis Horns and more. Tickets cost £45 for adults, or £100 for two adults and two children.

Liverpool Int. Festival of Psychedelia
 

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (23rd & 24th Sep) in Liverpool venues, with Super Furry Animals, The Horrors, Silver Apples, Acid Mothers Temple, The Moonlandingz, La Luz, Eagulls, Dungen, Gwenno, The Wytches, Flamingods, Demdike Stare, The Lucid Dream and many more. Tickets cost £40 per day, early-birds now sold out.

The Warehouse Project
 

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.

Afropunk Festival
 

Afropunk Festival

Afropunk Festival (24th Sep) For the first time in the UK, the festival takes place at Alexandra Palace in London with a line-up including: Grace Jones (replaces MIA) and Laura Mvula, Noisettes, MNEK, Loyle Carner, Lady Leshurr just added, joining SZA, Benjamin Booker, Word Sound Power (Akala, Dreadzone and Don Letts), Benjamin Booker}, GAIKA, Ho99o9, Purple Ferdinand, Cakes Da Killa, Vodun, Youth Man, Soulection, NTS Radio and more. Tickets available.

By The Sea 2016
 

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
 

Loopallu

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.

Glasgow Americana
 

Glasgow Americana

Glasgow Americana (5th - 9th Oct) in Glasgow with Roddy Hart, Boo Hewerdine, The Stray Birds, Jill Jackson, Otis Gibbs, Blue Rose Code and more.

Twisterella - Image: twitter.com/TwisterellaFest
 
Image: twitter.com/TwisterellaFest

Twisterella

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.

Live Evil
 

Live Evil

Live Evil (8th - 9th Oct) returns to the Dome in Tuffnell Park with Pentagram, Girlschool, Deströyer 666, Demon, Black Magic, Horisont, Wytch Hazel, Millennium and more. Tickets available.

Neighbourhood Festival - Image: twitter.com/NBHDFestival
 
Image: twitter.com/NBHDFestival

Neighbourhood Festival

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 2016
 

Punk Rock Pins And Pin-ups

Punk Rock Pins And Pin-ups (8th - 9th 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, H2O [LA], Argy Bargy and more.

BluesFest - Image: www.bluesfest.co.uk
 

BluesFest

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
 

Mirrors Festival

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.

London Jazz Festival
 

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.

2017

C2C: Country to Country
 

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.

North West Calling
 

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
 

Field Day

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 - Image: www.lovesupremefestival.com
 

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.

International Festivals

Benicassim
 

Benicàssim

Benicàssim (17th Jul) in Benicasim with Muse, The 1975, Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Biffy Clyro, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Vaccines, Jamie XX, Skepta, Major Lazer, Soulwax, The Maccabees, Bloc Party, Band of Skulls, The Kills and many more - final call for tickets.

Outlook Festival
 

Outlook Festival

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.

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