2017 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: Festival No.6, C2C: Country to Country, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Bloodstock, Kew the Music, Twstd Festival, Fright Festival, Mirrors Festival, Simple Things Festival, SWN 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.
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.
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.
Twstd Festival (17th - 19th and 24th - 26th Nov) in Skegness, featuring DJ EZ, Lethal Bizzle, Disciples, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, Sigma, My Nu Leng, Artful Dodger, Riton, DJ Skepsis and more across both weekends.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (9th - 11th Mar) taking place once again in London, Glasgow and Dublin, Country to Country will feature: Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Margo Price, Old Dominion, Luke Combs and more across the three days. 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 camping with many other options available.
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park
Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (Jun/ Jul) in London's Hyde Park with Roger Waters playing a massive Us and Them gig on 6th July. Tickets on sale now.
Kew the Music
Kew the Music (11th - 15th Jul) in Kew Gardens has announced Gipsy Kings, Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra and The Human League for 2018. Tickets on sale now.
Bloodstock (9th - 12th Aug) returns to Catton Hall Park in Derbyshire with headliners Judas Priest, plus Nightwish, Gojira and more to be announced. Early-bird weekend tickets cost £125 for adults, £35 for kids (4 - 11), with other options available.
Festival No.6 (6th - 9th Sep) Portmeirion in North Wales will once again resonate to the sounds of sweet music, with The The being the first head-liners announced for 2018. Tickets on sale Thursday (26th October) at 10am.