2017 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: Bloodstock, Fright Festival, Mirrors Festival, Simple Things Festival, Deadbolt Festival, SWN Festival, North East Calling, By The Sea Festival, The Warehouse Project, Love Supreme Festival, London Jazz Festival and more
Tickets for summer and autumn festival season are already starting to sell through quickly - book now to avoid disappointment!
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.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (22nd - 24th Sep) in Merseyside with Loop, Laetitia Sadier, Adrian Sherwood, The Black Angels, The Comet is Coming, Songhoy Blues, Wolf People and more. Tickets now on sale.
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (22nd Sep - 1st Jan 2018) in Greater Manchester with Craig David, Thundercat, MK, Carl Craig, Jamie XX, Skream, Chemical Brothers - DJ Set, Todd Terry, John Digweed, Sasha, Larry Heard [Mr Fingers], Kurupt FM, mura masa, J Hus, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants and loads more - many shows already selling out.
SWN Festival (22nd Sep - 21st Oct) taking place across venues in Cardiff with Tom McRae, Clean Cut Kid, Peace, Jen Cloher, Alice Jemima, Ardyn, Aquilo, Songhoy Blues, Trudy And The Romance, Savoy Motel, Sacred Paws, The Amazons, Idles and many more.
Loopallu (29th - 30th Sep) returns to Ullapool for a final hurrah in 2017, with a line-up boasting: The View, Turin Brakes, Glasvegas, The Rezillos, The Pigeon Detectives, Callum Beattie, Tide Lines, Hunter and the Bear, Bombskare, author Ian Rankin and more. Tickets for the final Loopallu have now sold out.
HRH Doom vs Stoner
HRH Doom vs Stoner (30th Sep - 1st Oct) takes over the Sheffield Academy, with My Dying Bride, Black Moth, Orange Goblin, Deville, Truckfighters, Serpent Venom, Boss Keloid, Regulus, Blind Haze, Bast, Gurt, King Goat, Witch Tripper, Grave Lines, Kurokuma, Hogslayer, Pist, Barbarian Hermit, Steak and more. Day tickets cost £35.50, with two-day tickets weighing-in at £61.50.
By The Sea Festival
By The Sea Festival (29th Sep - 1st Oct) in Kent with The Libertines, Everything Everything, HMLTD, Metronomy, British Sea Power, Wesley Gonzalez, Girl Ray, Flamingods, Deep Throat Choir, Dream Wife, Marika Hackman and more - tickets available
North East Calling
North East Calling (30th Sep) in Tyne and Wear with Ruts DC, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Subhumans, Cockney Rejects, Zounds, Angelic Upstarts, Anti-Nowhere League, Gimp Fist, Dirt Box Disco and more - tickets available now.
Deadbolt Festival (1st Oct) Manchester's multi-venue alt-rock festival to feature Oceans Ate Alaska, WSTR, Martyr Defiled, Carcer City, Junior , Shields, Borders, Sweet Little Machine, Carbine, Kamikaze Girls, Better Than Never, Veridian, Black Coast, Autumn Ruin, Lotus Eater, From Inside, Continents, All At Sea, Cove, Catch Fire, Better Days, Deadset Dream, Lost Atlanta, Wild At Heart, The Young Hearts, Peur, As December Falls , The Temple, Chainsaw Castration, Tirade, Altar Flowers, I Cried Wolf and Weatherstate.
Glasgow Americana (5th - 8th Oct) in Glasgow with Slaid Cleeves, Mark Olson with Ags Connolly, Adam Holmes and the Embers, James Edwin and the Borrowed Band, Martha Fields with Roseanne reid, My Darling Clementine, Jefferson Hamer with John Taylor, Jill Jackson and more. Tickets from £10 - £15.
Turbulence Festival (14th Oct) in Devon with MassMatiks, Fort Hope, God Damn, Martyr Defiled and lots of regional metal acts from around Plymouth and beyond. Takes place at various venues on Plymouth's Mutley Plain strip - tickets available.
Simple Things Festival
Fright Festival (28th Oct) returns once again to Brighton, this year featuring in Sussex with Pendulum - DJ Set, J Hus, Solardo, Majestic [DJ], The Prototypes, Bontan, Nathan Dawe, Crazy Cousinz, Pied Piper, Scott Garcia, Martin Liberty Larner, DMO, Yo Menza, DJ Redhot, DJ Bugzee, DJ Listener, Kofi B, Dappa and more. First relase tickets cost £20.
London Folk and Roots Festival
London Folk and Roots Festival (28th Oct - 11th Nov) in London with Gretchen Peters plus Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Keston Cobblers Club with CC Smugglers, Show of Hands with Kirsty Merryn, Mark Eitzel and band with Bernard Butler, Wesley Stace's Cabinet Of Wonders, Kathryn Williams ('Little Black Numbers'), Jo Harman, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Sean Taylor, Jesse Dayton, Calan, Jonny Lang, Blair Dunlop, Worry Dolls, Kaia Kater, Brooke Sharkey with Blick Bassy and more.
Mirrors Festival (28th Oct) taking place once again across multiple Hackney venues, Mirrors will feature Pinegrove, Los Campesinos!, Ultimate Painting, Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation, Axel Flovent, Baywaves, Boy Ozooga, Daniel Alexander, Gold Connections, Lomelda, Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Fender, Sorry, Tom Rogerson and more. Tickets from just £15.
Impericon Never Say Die! Tour
Impericon Never Say Die! Tour (5th - 8th Nov) in London, Greater Manchester, Glasgow, Glamorgan with Lorna Shore, Kublai Khan, Chelsea Grin, Emmure, Deez Nuts, Sworn In, Polaris and more - tickets available
Ilfracombe Blues Rhythm and Rock Festival
Ilfracombe Blues Rhythm and Rock Festival (10th - 12th Nov) in Devon with The Blues Band, The Pretty Things, Mark Pontin Group, Snakecharmer, Simon McBride, Saiichi Sugiyami, Crow Black Chicken, Xander and the Peace Pirates, Split Whiskers, Zoë Schwarz, Eddie Martin, Albany Down and more. Tickets on sale.
Shiiine On Weekender
Shiiine On Weekender (10th - 13th Nov) in Somerset with Happy Mondays, Peter Hook, Embrace, A Certain Ratio, Levellers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Wonder Stuff, Freakpower, Pop Will Eat Itself, Wolfgang Flür, The Farm, The Wedding Present, The Icicle Works, Dreadzone, Starsailor, Space, Space Monkeys, The Orchids, Jim Bob, The Woodentops, The Wendys and more - tickets available
London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival (10th - 19th Nov) London's prestigious jazz festival returns with a line-up boasting the recently-added Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chico and the Gypsies, Eliane Elias, Charles Tolliver, Kneebody, Tony Kofi, BigYuki, Jonathan Gee plus Pat Metheny, Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, Paolo Conte, Phronesis with Engines Orchestra, The Harlem Gospel Choir, Tomasz Stanko, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Beats and Pieces Big Band, Stefano Bollani, Taksim Trio and more.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (9th - 11th Mar) with the 2017 event having just taken place, limited early-bird tickets are now available for the 2018 festival. The line-up is to be announced. 2017 featured Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, CAM, Brothers Osborne and many more. Tickets on sale now
Love Supreme Festival
Love Supreme Festival (29th Jun - 1st Jul) back once again at Glynde Place in Lewes, East Sussex and on the back of a 2017 festival that boasted: The Jacksons, Gregory Porter, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, BadBadNotGood, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more. 2018 line-up to be announced. Limited Super Early Bird tickets now on sale, from £119 for weekend campaing with many other options available.
Bloodstock (12th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with early announcements including Nightwish and Gojira. Early-bird weekend tickets cost £125 for adults, £35 for kids (4 - 11), with other options available.