2015 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently updated: Kendal Calling, Tramlines Festival, Beautiful Days, Standon Calling, Glastonbury, Twisterella, PennFest, Mutiny, Bestival, Green Man Festival, Lovebox, Wychwood Festival, BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Cornbury Festival and more

The festival season kicks-off again in earnest starting in January. The summer season line-up is now taking shape as is the international festival scene,

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2016

Celtic Connections
 

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections (15th - 31st Jan) in Glasgow with Afro Celt Sound System, Larry Carlton, Turin Brakes, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Peatbog Faeries, They Might Be Giants, Uncle Lucius, Ron Pope, Frazey Ford, Cheikh Lô, King Charles, Tommy Reilly, Jason Isbell, Flavia Coelho, Hazy Recollections, De Rosa, Blazin' Fiddles - on sale now.

The Winter Social 2016
 

The Winter Social

The Winter Social (6th Feb) Nic Fanciulli and the guys behind The Social bring you the Winter Social taking place at Kent County Show Ground in Maidstone, featuring Âme, Maya Jane Coles, Nic Fanciulli, Nina Kraviz, Guy Gerber and more. Tickets cost £48.50 or £75 for first release VIP tickets.

Leicester Comedy Festival
 

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival (6th - 14th Feb) returns to Leicester venues, featuring Tom Stade, Mark Watson, Simon Evans, Tony Law, Shappi Khorsandi, Johnny Vegas, Matt Forde, Tim Fitzhigham, Simon Munnery, Andrew O'Neill, Pippa Evans, Nathan Caton, John Robins, Andrew Lawrence, Luisa Omielan, Iain Stirling, Ahir Shah, Sarah Kendall, Carl Donnelly, Tiffany Stevenson, Brett Goldstein, James Acaster, Phil Nichol, Ed Gamble, Seann Walsh, Mark Nelson, Max & Ivan, Larry Dean, Rhys James, Tony Jameson, Rachel Parris, Joe Lycett and more, with tickets priced from £3 to £16.

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
 

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival (12th - 14th Feb) takes over Bristol venues, with Primal Scream, Underworld, Suede, Laura Marling, Guy Garvey, Roni Size, Everything Everything, Bob Mould, Foals, Roisin Murphy, Frank Turner, Field Music, Bloc Party, Buzzcocks, Tricky, Chris Duncan, Blanck Mass, Daughter, Steve Mason, DJ Pinch, John Grant, The Invisible, Kurt Vile, Blue Aeroplanes, Mystery Jets, Misty in Roots, Roots Manuva, DJ Krust, Hinds, Blossoms, Julia Holter, Poliça, Savages, Adrian Sherwood, Ezra Furman, White Denim, Beirut, Yeasayer, !!! Chk Chk Chk, Gwenno, Rat Boy, Hooton Tennis Club, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain and more. Limited tickets available.

Outlines Festival
 

Outlines Festival

Outlines Festival (27th - 28th Feb) New for 2016, Outlines is a music and arts festival based in Sheffield venues, featuring Roots Manuva, Gang of Four, Shura, Loyle Carner, Kagoule, Oscar, PINS, Hey Sholay, Trash and more.

C2C: Country to Country
 

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country (11th - 13th Mar) Expanded to three days and now covering Scotland (Glasgow), as well as England (London) and Ireland (Dublin), the 2016 event will feature Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Ashley Monroe, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Andrew Combs, Kacey Musgraves and Maddie and Tae. Limited tickets available for London and Glasgow, but there are still good tickets available for Dublin. Tickets for the London C2C: Country to Country Aftershow gigs are also selling fast!

Cosmosis
 

Cosmosis Festival

Cosmosis Festival (12th Mar) New for 2016 and based at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse, featuring The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wire, Ulrich Schnauss, The Raveonettes, PINS, K-X-P, The Lucid Dream and more. Tickets available.

Gateshead International Jazz Festival
 

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival (15th - 17th April) takes over the Sage in Gateshead with Gregory Porter, Arun Ghosh, Evan Parker, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Liane Carroll, John Surman and Alexander Hawkins Trio, Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman with the Terence Blanchard e-collective, Roberto Fonseca Trio, Kris Bowers, Ibrahim Maalouf and more. Tickets available.

Handmade 2016
 

Handmade Festival

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 and more to be announced. Tickets now on sale, costing £30 for the weekend.

Live at Leeds
 

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.

Party On Music Festival - Image: twitter.com/OfficialPartyOn
 
Image: twitter.com/OfficialPartyOn

Party On Music Festival

Party On Music Festival (30th Apr - 1st May) in Essex with Sister Sledge, Odyssey, The Real Thing, Paul Young, Amelia Lily, Stacey Solomon, Shola Ama, Boney M - tickets now on sale.

Evol
 

EVOL

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 ultr early-birds.

Impericon Festival 2016
 

Impericon Festival

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

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.

Lets Rock the Moor
 

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

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 2015
 

Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot (27th - 29th May) returns to venues in Manchester, Bristol, and Nottingham for 2016 with a line-up to be announced. Early-bird tickets for Manchester cost £11 - £25 for the others.

Slam Dunk Festival 2015
 

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.

Common People 2016
 

Common People

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 2016
 

Love Saves The Day

Love Saves The Day (28th - 29th May) returns to Bristol's Eastville Park in May with a line-up to be announced. Tickets on sale now.

Mutiny in the Park
 

Mutiny

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.

Wychwood Festival
 

Wychwood Festival

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

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..

Isle of Wight Festival - Image: www.isleofwightfestival.com
 

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.

Gate to Southwell Festival
 

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 2014
 

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 - Image: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
 

Download

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, Motörhead, 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.

Guy Garvey
 

Meltdown Festival

Meltdown Festival (10th to 19th Jun 2016) returns to the Southbank Centre, with the 2016 event curated by Elbow's Guy Garvey and a line-up to be announced.

Field Day
 

Field Day

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.

Stone Free Festival 2016
 

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, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Blackberry Smoke and many more. Tickets on sale now.

Glastonbury
 

Glastonbury

Glastonbury (22nd - 26th Jun) First out of the hat are Jeff Lynne's ELO who returned to prominence in 2015 with top 10 album, "Alone in the Universe". More acts to be announced. 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
 

FOLD Festival

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 Jazz Festival
 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Love Supreme Jazz Festival (1st - 3rd Jul) returns once again to Lewes with a 2016 line-up to be announced. 2015 featured Chaka Khan, Larry Graham, Van Morrison, Hugh Masekela, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman and many 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

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 - Image: www.bst-hydepark.com
 

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (July) in London with 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
 

Forest Live

Forest Live (July) in Cheshire, Suffolk (so far) with the first acts confirmed being: Simply Red, Guy Garvey and Paul Heaton with Jacqui Abbott. Tickets on sale now, from £47.50.

Summer Days 2016
 

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.

T in the Park
 

T in the Park

T in the Park (8th - 10th Jul) returns to Strathallan Castle in Perth and Kinross, with Friday headliners The Stone Roses and more acts to be announced. The initial batch of early-bird tickets flew out early in November, with a second batch on sale Tickets on sale now.

NASS Festival
 

NASS Festival

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.

Cornbury Festival
 

Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Festival (8th - 10th Jul) in Oxfordshire, featuring Jamie Cullum, Soul II Soul, Lemar, Wilko Johnson, The Beat, JD & the Straight Shot, Port Isla, The Dunwells, The Lottery Winners and more.

Greenwich Music Time
 

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), Roxette and more. Tickets cost £40 for Jamie Cullum, £37.50 for Roxette.

Frodsham Summer Festival
 

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 2016
 

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival (9th Jul) the EDM festival returns once again to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes with a 2016 line-up boasting Avicii, Axwell & Ingrosso and more. Tickets now on sale.

Kew the Music
 

Kew the Music

Kew the Music (12th - 17th Jul) the annual Kew Gardens shindig returns, featuring Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Simply Red, Will Young and Gipsy Kings. Tickets on sale now.

Lovebox - Image: www.lovebox.net
 

Lovebox

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
 

Citadel Festival

Citadel Festival (17th Jul) returns for 2016, back at Hackney's Victoria park and with headliners Sigur Rós and more to be announced. Tickets on sale now.

Rewind Scotland
 

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
 

PennFest

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 - Image: www.twitter.com/tramlines
 

Tramlines Festival

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

Ramblin' Man Fair
 

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 2016
 

LeeFest

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
 

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.

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 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.

Rewind Festival North
 

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 Weekend - Image: www.lythamfestival.com
 

Lytham Festival

Lytham Festival (5th - 7th Aug) to feature 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.

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 and many more to be announced. Early bird weekend tickets now on sale, costing £120. Once they're gone, they're gone.

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, 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
 

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. 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 - Image: www.rewindfestival.com
 

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
 

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". 2015 featured Kasabian, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, The Charlatans, The Script, The Courteeners and more, so it remains to be seen whether the 21st birthday will better that! Tickets available.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (25th - 28th Aug) in Yorkshire with The 1975, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slaves, DJ EZ, Hinds, Twenty One Pilots, Crossfaith, Boy Better Know all appearing during the busiest weekend of the festival calendar. Tickets now available.

Reading Festival
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (25th - 28th Aug) in Berkshire with The 1975, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slaves, DJ EZ, Hinds, Twenty One Pilots, Crossfaith, Boy Better Know all appearing during the busiest weekend of the festival calendar. Tickets now available.

Victorious Festival
 

Victorious Festival

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.

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 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.

PsychFest 2015
 

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 - 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.

International Festivals

Altitude 2016
 

Altitude Comedy Festival

Altitude Comedy Festival (11th - 15th Jan) The popular comedy festival returns Mayrhofen in Austria for its 10th anniversary with Sean Lock, Daniel Sloss, Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen K Amos, Michael Mittermeier, Joel Dommett, Abandoman, Phil Nichol, Jim Jefferies, Luisa Omielan, Andre Vincent, Kai Humphries, Matt Reed and more.

Sonar
 

Sónar Festival Reykjavik

Sónar Festival Reykjavik (18th - 20th Feb) The Icelandic music extravaganza returns with Hudson Mohawke, Squarepusher, Boys Noize, Angel Haze, Holly Herndon, Floating Points, Ben UFO, Kiasmos, Pall Oskar, Oneohtrix Point Never, Rødhåd and many more. Tickets available, costing £94 for a three day pass or £63 for a Friday or Saturday day pass.

Lost & Found Festival 2016
 

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

Electric Elephant
 

Electric Elephant

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.

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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