2017 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently updated: Star Shaped Festival, Hit the North Festival, Bestival, Love Supreme Festival, South West Four, BoomTown Fair, Wychwood Festival, Cardiff Punk Festival, Slam Dunk Festival, Standon Calling, Bluedot, Parklife, Download, TRNSMT, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Liverpool SoundCity, Wildlife Festival, Outlines Festival, Mouth of the Tyne Festival and more
Tickets for 2017 festivals are already starting to sell through quickly - book now to avoid disappointment!
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Leicester Comedy Festival
Leicester Comedy Festival (10th - 26th Feb) featuring James Acaster, Joe Lycett, Mark Watson, Robin Ince, Kieran Hodgson, Dane Baptiste, Doug Segal, Iain Stirling, Matt Forde, Abi Roberts, Andy Askins, Tony Law, Holly Walsh, Carl Donnelly, Scott Capurro, Justin Moorhouse, Josh Howie, Andrew Lawrence, Simon Munnery, Steve Bugeja, Mark Simmons, Kate Lucas, Damian Clark, Fin Taylor, Bobby Mair, Angela Barnes, Adam Hess, John Kearns, Jen Brister, Ahir Shah, Tiffany Stevenson, Nathan Caton, Alfie Moore, John Robins, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Charlie Baker, Andrew Ryan and more.
Flamenco Festival London
Outlines Festival (3rd - 4th Mar) is back for another year in Sheffield, with Clean Cut Kid, The Wytches, Jagwar Ma, Hookworms, The Selecter, Hannah Peel, The Crookes, Nadia Rose, Jodie Abacus, The Orielles, Post War Glamour Girls, Lady Leshurr, Cowtown, Islet and more.
Wee Dub Festival
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 with a line-up boasting: Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, CAM, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Chris Young [US], Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Marty Stuart and more. Tickets on sale now.
Convergence (23rd - 25th Mar) returns to London venues, featuring the recently-added Daniel Lanois (with Nosaj Thing, Tyondai Braxton and Dawn of Midi), plus Coldcut with Gonjasufi, Shobaleader One (Squarepusher) with Flamingods, Actress with Randomer, Flamingods, Austra, Formation, Jacques Greene (closing party) and more. Tickets available from as low as £10, but mainly in the £16 to £20 region.
Cardiff Punk Festival
Cardiff Punk Festival (1st Apr) in Glamorgan with Peter and the Test Tube Babies, TV Smith, The Members, GBH, Angelic Upstarts, London Calling, Strawberry Blondes with more to come. Former headliners Ruts DC are to be replaced due to them being invited to support Stranglers on tour! Tickets available for this Tramshed-based festival.
La Linea (20th - 29th Apr) The annual Latin music festival returns to London venues with the likes of Julieta Venegas, Estopa, Orkesta Mendoza, Minology (with La Kasha), Eliane Correa and En El Aire Project, Toto La Momposina y sus Tambores, The London Lucumi Choir and more.
Hit the North Festival
Hit the North Festival (28th Apr) in Tyne and Wear with Clean Cut Kid, Slaves, Tom Grennan, Black Honey, The Magic Gang, Nothing But Thieves, JAWS, Frightened Rabbit, Lethal Bizzle, The Hunna, Fickle Friends and more - tickets available.
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds (29th Apr) featuring White Lies, Wild Beasts, Slaves, Jagwar Ma, The Pigeon Detectives, Let's Eat Grandma, Black Honey, The Magic Gang, JAWS, The Amazons, The Big Moon, Superfood, Teleman and more, across multiple Leeds venues.
Let's Rock the Moor
Bearded Theory Festival
Bearded Theory Festival (25th - 28th May) The 2016 "Best Family Festival" UK Festival Awards-winner returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with Madness closing the festival on the Sunday night, Skunk Anansie and Slaves head-lining the Friday night, plus The Selecter, Reverend and the Makers, Dreadzone, Alabama 3, Don Letts (DJ set), Goldblade, New Model Army, The Alarm, African Head Charge, Flight Brigade, The Sugarhill Gang and The Furious 5, Josh Doyle, Ferocious Dog, Jaya the Cat, Foy Vance, 3 Daft Monkeys and more. Weekend camping tickets available, costing £105 for adult, £55 for teenagers, £25 for children and free for 6-and-unders.
Liverpool SoundCity (27th - 28th May) at the Clarence Dock Arena in Liverpool, with Metronomy, The Human League, The Art of Noise (first UK gig in years), The Kooks, White Lies, A Certain Ratio, Peaches, Carl Barât and the Jackals, Slaves, Milburn, The Kills, Pale Waves, The Magic Gang, The Vryll Society, Local Natives, !!! Chk Chk Chk, Pumarosa, She Drew the Gun, Cabbage, The Hunna, Fickle Friends, The Japanese House, The Sherlocks, The Shimmer Band and a special day with John Cale (special Velvet Underground set - limited tickets available for this date). Tickets available.
Slam Dunk Festival
Slam Dunk Festival (27th - 29th May) returns with North (Leeds), Midlands (Birmingham) and South (Hertfordshire) versions, featuring head-liner Enter Shikari celebrating 10 years of the album, "Take to the Skies", plus Don Broco, Bowling for Soup, Reel Big Fish, The Movielife, Neck Deep, Beartooth, The Bronx, We the Kings, Less Than Jake, Turnover, Citizen, Set It Off, Tonight Alive, Memphis May Fire, Against Me!, Mad Caddies, MC Lars, Cute Is What We Aim For and more. Tickets on sale now.
Mutiny (27th - 28th May) returns to King George V Playing Fields in Portsmouth with Saturday head-liner 50 Cent and more to be announced. Tickets available, costing £54.50 for weekend tickets.
Wychwood Festival (2nd - 4th Jun 2017) The 2017 line-up has been announced and includes OMD and Levellers as headliners plus Billy Bragg, CC Smugglers, Kanda Bongo Man, Katy Ashworth, The East Pointers, Beans On Toast, Harpers Ferry, Laurel, Thrill Collins. Early-bird tickets now on sale, from £115 for adult weekend tickets, £100 for concessions, £55 for children (10 - 15 years) and other options available.
Acoustic Festival of Britain
Acoustic Festival of Britain (2nd - 4th Jun) in Staffordshire with Fairport Convention, Martin Turner, Howard Jones, Nick Harper, Nell Bryden, Ed Tudor Pole, Seize the Day, Gaz Brookfield, Boy on a Dolphin and more. Tickets cost £105 for weekend camping tickets.
North West Calling
North West Calling (3rd Jun) in Manchester have already announced the line-up for 2017, which features The Toy Dolls, The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, 999, The Outcasts, Fire Exit, Abrasive Wheels, Loaded 44 and more. Tickets cost £27.
Field Day (3rd) returns to Victoria Park in Hackney with Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Death Grips, Jon Hopkins, Moderat, Silver Apples, Julia Jacklin, Methyl Ethel, Whitney, mura masa, Kevin Morby, Forest Swords, King Sunny Adé, Marcel Dettmann, Nicolas Jaar, Omar Souleyman, HAELOS, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Flamingods, Nina Kraviz and more. Tickets available, costing £54.50 for second release tickets, rising to £59.50 once they've gone.
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival (8th - 11th Jun) headliners: Arcade Fire (Saturday), Rod Stewart (Sunday) with many other artists to be announced. Tickets are now on sale, costing £175 for weekend tickets, £60 for Friday or £80 for Saturday/ Sunday day tickets.
Gate to Southwell Festival
Gate to Southwell Festival (8th - 11th Jun) Back for another year at Southwell Racecourse in Nottinghamshire, with a line-up boasting Kate Rusby, Jim Moray, Megson, Jon Boden, Chris Smither and more. Tickets available.
Download (9th - 11th Jun) in Derbyshire with head-liners System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith, plus recently-announced Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies, In Flames, Kvelertak, Baroness, Hacktivist, Creeper, Moose Blood, Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics and many more. They join the recently-formed Prophets of Rage (Chuck D/ RATM/ B-Real etc) plus Airbourne, Alter Bridge, Opeth, Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Sum 41, Five Finger Death Punch, AFI, Of Mice & Men, Fozzy, Rob Zombie, Sleeping with Sirens, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Slayer, Motionless in White, The Dead Daisies, Pierce the Veil, Ministry, DevilDriver, Exodus, Good Charlotte, Knuckle Puck, Red Fang, Basement, Four Year Strong, WAKRAT (featuring Tim Commerford - Rage Against The Machine/ Audioslave), Clutch, The One Hundred, God Damn, ISSUES, Crown the Empire, Astroid Boys and more. Tickets available from £75 per day, £170 for the weekend.
Wildlife Festival (9th and 10th Jun) back once again at Brighton City Airport, with Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne, Chaka Khan, George Ezra, Zara Larsson, Rag N Bone Man, Andy C, Eric Prydz and more. Tickets available.
Parklife (10th and 11th Jun) in Greater Manchester with Frank Ocean, Chaka Khan, The 1975, Fatboy Slim, George Ezra, Flying Lotus, A Tribe Called Quest, Jess Glynne, London Grammar, DJ EZ, Seth Troxler, Above & Beyond, Boy Better Know, Eric Prydz and loads more. Tickets available.
Live at Chelsea
Newark Festival (16th - 17th Jun) in Nottinghamshire with Ali Campbell's UB40, Level 42, The Wailers and more on '80s Saturday, plus Kazabian, Oasish, Stereotonics and more on Fake Friday. Tickets available.
Glastonbury (21st - 25th Jun) The mighty Glastonbury returns for 2017 with a line-up to be announced. 2016 featured Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Foals, Underworld, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's ELO and many more. Tickets are now Sold Out, but note that there will be a limited number of tickets available as usual in the spring. Note: you can also gain access by volunteering as a steward for Oxfjam. More info: www.oxfam.org.uk/stewarding
Belsonic (22nd - 30th Jun) relocates to Ormeau Park in Belfast for 2017 with a line-up boasting The 1975, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, Jess Glynne, The Chainsmokers, Cream Classical and more to be announced. Tickets cost around £33.
Sounds of the City
Sounds of the City (30th Jun - 8th Jul) back for its second year, the Manchester festival will feature James, Richard Ashcroft, Levellers (with The Waterboys), Hacienda Classical (limited tickets), Blossoms (with The Coral) and more. Tickets on sale now.
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 with headliners Herbie Hancock and his Electric Band (Saturday), George Benson (Sunday), plus The Jacksons, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Robert Glasper, Christian Scott, Clare Teal, Ashley Henry, Yussef Kamaal, The Comet is Coming, Jordan Rakei, Charenee Wade, NAO, St Paul And The Broken Bones, Sons of Kemet, BadBadNotGood, Shabaka Hutchings, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Michael Janisch, Hot 8 Brass Band and more.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (30th Jun - 6th Jul) Phil Collins will play Hyde Park on Friday 30th June with guests: Blondie, Mike and the Mechanics and Starsailor. Green Day play the following day as part of their Revolution Radio Tour with guests: Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV. Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Anne-Marie play on Sunday 2nd July. Kings Of Leon play Thursday 6th July with Pixies, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and more. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers play on Sunday 9th July. Tickets available.
Mouth of the Tyne Festival
T in the Park
TRNSMT (7th - 9th Jul) in Glasgow with Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro with The 1975, Belle and Sebastian, Two Door Cinema Club, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves and more Tickets on sale now
Bluedot (7th - 9th Jul) in Cheshire at Jodrell Bank with Orbital, Alt-J, Warpaint, Soulwax, Pixies, Shura, Hannah Peel, Andrew Weatherall, Shobaleader One, The Comet is Coming, Ezra Furman, Andy Votel, Coasts, Jane Weaver, Factory Floor plus more as well as space and science-related events. Tickets on sale now
Kew the Music
Lovebox (14th - 15th Jul) returns to Victoria Park in Hackney with the first head-liner announced as Frank Ocean, playing a London exclusive. Early-bird tickets are now on sale, costing £85 for both days or £54.50 for Friday, £49.50 for Saturday.
Camp Bestival (27th - 30th Jul) in Dorset with Saturday-night headliners Madness, plus Leftfield, Mark Ronson, All Saints, Holly Johnson, Skream, Louisa Johnson, David Rodigan, The Bootleg Beatles, School Of Rock The Musical (UK festival exclusive) and more. Tickets cost £197.50 for the weekend, £65 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday day tickets and other options available.
Standon Calling (27th - 30th Jul) in Hertfordshire with headliners: Orbital and Clean Bandit, plus Gary Numan, Akala, Sink The Pink, Slaves, Laura Mvula, Lucy Spraggan, James Acaster, Dutch Uncles, Steve Mason, DJ Yoda, British Sea Power, Nadia Rose, Kero Kero Bonito, Tonga, Nothing But Thieves, Murkage, The Cuban Brothers, !!! Chk Chk Chk, Plastic Mermaids, Tangerines, Cabbage, Fickle Friends, Idles, Maxxi Soundsystem, Hospitality and more. Ticket pricing is tiered, with tier 2 adult weekend camping costing £137 and it's £97 for teenage (13 - 17) camping, with other options and payment plans available.
Live From Times Square
Belladrum Festival (3rd - 5th Aug) the Tartan Heart festival of the Highlands will feature Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall, Sister Sledge and many more. Tickets available, costing £82 for Saturday, £117/ £142 for two/ three-day camping tickets. Free entry for 12-and-unders.
Boardmasters Festival (9th - 13th Aug) in Cornwall with headliners Two Door Cinema Club (Fri), Jamiroquai (Sat) and Alt-J closing the festival on the Sunday night, plus Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Becky Hill, Slaves, Roger Sanchez, TQD, Tom Grennan, Patrick Topping, Andy C and more. Tickets available.
Bloodstock (10th - 13th Aug) in Derbyshire with Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Possessed, Annihilator, Brujeria, Obituary, Testament, Skindred, Hell [metal], Blind Guardian, Decapitated, Whitechapel and more.
BoomTown Fair (10th - 13th Aug) returns to the Matterley Estate in Hampshire with The Specials and many more to be announced. Early-bird tickets are now sold out, with tier 3 tickets costing £195 for the weekend and 12-and-unders going free.
Green Man Festival
Green Man Festival (14th - 17th Aug) in Powys with PJ Harvey, Michael Kiwanuka, Ryan Adams, Future Islands, Jon Hopkins, Conor Oberst, Fionn Regan, Lambchop, Julia Jacklin, The Orielles, BadBadNotGood, Angel Olsen, This Is The Kit and more.
V Festival (18th - 20th Aug 2017) Chelmsford and Stafford sees the return of V Festival once again, after celebrating its 21st birthday in 2016 with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta and more. The 2017 line-up is to be announced. An initial batch of early-birds is now sold out - general on-sale to come.
Creamfields (24th - 27th Aug) in Cheshire with Friday head-liners Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz and many more to be announced. Tickets cost £69.50 for Saturday or Sunday day tickets, £180 for three day non-camping, £200 for four day camping with other options available.
Reading Festival (25th - 27th Aug) features Muse, Kasabian, Korn, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, Major Lazer, Bastille, Tory Lanez, At The Drive In, Architects, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Jimmy Eat World, Rat Boy, The Amity Affliction, Andy C, Danny Brown, Against the Current, While She Sleeps and more. Tickets available, costing £205 for the weekend.
Leeds Festival (25th - 27th Aug) features Muse, Kasabian, Korn, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, Major Lazer, Bastille, Tory Lanez, At The Drive In, Architects, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Jimmy Eat World, Rat Boy, The Amity Affliction, Andy C, Danny Brown, Against the Current, While She Sleeps and more. Tickets available, costing £205 for the weekend.
Victorious Festival (25th - 27th Aug) returns to Southsea with Madness as Friday night opening party head-liners, joined by DJ Craig Charles plus many other acts to be announced across the weekend. Tickets cost £20 for the Friday night, with other options available, but early-bird tickets now sold out for Saturday and Sunday.
South West Four
South West Four (26th - 27th Aug) in London with Pendulum, Duke Dumont, Deadmau5, Claptone, Sigma, Wilkinson, Hannah Wants, Knife Party, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero, Marco Carola, MistaJam, The Martinez Brothers, Eric Prydz, DJ Zinc, Dusky, Matador and more
Star Shaped Festival
Star Shaped Festival (29th Jul - 19th Aug) in West Midlands, London, Glasgow, Greater Manchester with The Bluetones, Sleeper, My Life Story, Space, Salad, Dodgy. More of a tour than a festival in the truest sense, the club of the same name brings you a series of concerts celebrating the Britpop era.
Bestival (7th - 10th Sep) moves to the mainland from Isle of Wight in 2017, shacking-up at the same Lulworth Estate in Dorset as sister festival Camp Bestival. 2017 headliners are The xx, Jamie T, Pet Shop Boys and A Tribe Called Quest plus Justice, Jamie T, Charlotte Church, Soul II Soul, DJ Shadow, Ray BLK, Sink The Pink, MNEK, Circa Waves, Laura Mvula, DJ Yoda, Annie Mac, Avalon Emerson, Stefflon Don, Nadia Rose, Let's Eat Grandma, Patrick Topping, Rag N Bone Man, Danny Brown, Maceo Plex and many more. Tickets cost £150 for the weekend, £85 for teens (13 - 17) and free for 12-and-unders.
Lost & Found Festival
Lost & Found Festival (13th - 17th Apr) in Rabat with Skream, Giggs, Armand Van Helden, Nadia Rose, AJ Tracey, Richy Ahmed, Randall, Charlie Sloth, Heidi, Artwork, Jamie Jones, MJ Cole, Toddla T, David Rodigan, Andy C, Heartless Crew, wAFF, PBR Streetgang, My Nu Leng, Dusky, Andrea Oliva, Eats Everything, Monki, Jackmaster, D Double E and more
Forbidden Fruit (3rd - 5th Jun) in Dublin with Bon Iver curating the Monday which will feature Flying Lotus, The Staves, Lisa Hannigan, Paul Thomas Saunders and more. More acts to be announced. Tickets on sale now.
Benicàssim (13th - 16th Jul) in Benicasim on the Spanish coast with head-liners Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd, plus Foals and many more to be announced. Tickets cost £129.60 for four day tickets including eight days of camping.