2018 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently added or updated: Moovin Festival, HRH C.R.O.W.S, Star Shaped Festival, The British Sound Project, OnBlackheath, The Warehouse Project, Electric Picnic, Loopallu, Electric Fields Festival, Looe Music Festival and more

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Summer

Heritage Live Summer Concerts
 

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

Heritage Live Summer Concerts (15th Jun - 2nd Sep) in London's Kenwood House, Audley End (Essex) and Wrest Park in Bedfordshire with Van Morrison (with The Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers), Katherine Jenkins, 2Cellos, Alfie Boe, Hacienda Classical, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Kris Kristofferson, {Here and Now - Back to the 80s} (featuring Jason Donovan, Midge Ure, Five Star, Altered Images, Hot Chocolate, Toyah, T'Pau and more) and more.

Pub in the Park 2018
 

Pub in the Park

Pub in the Park (6th Jul - 9th Sep) Tom Kerrridges brings his music and food offering to Kent and Cheshire with Squeeze, Tom Odell, Scouting for Girls, Razorlight, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gabrielle Aplin, Billy Ocean, The Rifles, Melanie C, The Christians, Nick Corbin, Toploader and many more.

Reading Festival
 

Reading Festival

Reading Festival (23rd - 26th Aug) to feature Kings Of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, The Courteeners, The Wombats, Skepta, Netsky, Diplo, Sum 41, Papa Roach, Pendulum, The Kooks, The Horrors, HMLTD, Shame, Travis Scott,Wilkinson,Slaves, Hollywood Undead, Deaf Havana, Billy Talent, Sigrid, Post Malone, Mist, Belly, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Nothing But Thieves, Beartooth, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Wretch 32, Annie Mac, Slushii, IAMDDB, NF, Sea Girls, Underoath, Panic! At The Disco, Brockhampton, Playboi Carti, IAMDDB, Lil Pump, Fredo, Ski Mask the Slump God, $uicideboy$, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Waterparks, Mr Eazi, Kojo Funds, Pale Waves, Tom Grennan, AJ Tracey, Yungen, Creeper, The Magic Gang, Hinds, The Magician, Ghetts, Lone Wolf, Riton, Dream Wife, My Nu Leng, Hudson Taylor, Bicep, Nadia, The Undead and more.

Leeds Festival
 

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival (23rd - 26th Aug) to feature Kings Of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, The Courteeners, The Wombats, Skepta, Netsky, Diplo, Sum 41, Papa Roach, Pendulum, The Kooks, The Horrors, HMLTD, Shame, Travis Scott,Wilkinson,Slaves, Hollywood Undead, Deaf Havana, Billy Talent, Sigrid, Post Malone, Mist, Belly, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Nothing But Thieves, Beartooth, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Wretch 32, Annie Mac, Slushii, IAMDDB, NF, Sea Girls, Underoath, Panic! At The Disco, Brockhampton, Playboi Carti, IAMDDB, Lil Pump, Fredo, Ski Mask the Slump God, $uicideboy$, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Waterparks, Mr Eazi, Kojo Funds, Pale Waves, Tom Grennan, AJ Tracey, Yungen, Creeper, The Magic Gang, Hinds, The Magician, Ghetts, Lone Wolf, Riton, Dream Wife, My Nu Leng, Hudson Taylor, Bicep, Nadia, The Undead and more.

Creamfields 2018
 

Creamfields

Creamfields (23rd - 26th Aug) in Cheshire with the usual massive line-up, this year boasting: Above & Beyond, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, The Chainsmokers, Alesso, MK, Duke Dumont, Major Lazer, Sander van Doorn, Andy C, Diplo, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Dave Seaman, Kurupt FM, Sigala, Disciples, Galantis, Sigma, Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Hannah Wants, Krept & Konan, Chase and Status - DJ Set, Martin Solveig, DJ EZ, Giggs, A-Trak, Axwell, Laidback Luke, Annie Mac, Darren Emerson, Goldie, Armand Van Helden, High Contrast, Tall Paul, Ferry Corsten, Seb Fontaine, Roni Size, CamelPhat, Solardo, Ummet Ozcan, Timmy Trumpet, Tchami, Oliver Heldens, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Leftfield - DJ Set, John O'Callaghan, Marco Carola, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, Maya Jane Coles, MistaJam, Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer, Sebastian Ingrosso, Faithless Sound System, DJ Luciano, Don Diablo, Sven Väth, Yousef and many more.

Moovin Festival
 

Moovin Festival

Moovin Festival (24th - 26th Aug) in Greater Manchester with De La Soul, DJ Greg Wilson, A.Skillz, Krafty Kuts, DJ Craig Charles, DJ Yoda, Eek A Mouse, Goldie, Amp Fiddler, The Herbaliser, Stereo MCs, Afriquoi, DJ Woody, DJ Chad Jackson, Zed Bias, Coldcut - DJ Set, Groove Armada - DJ Set, Shy FX, The Whip, Slamboree, Dat Brass, The Invisible Orchestra, Micky Finn [DJ], General Levy and more - last tickets

Sea Change - Image: www.seachangefestival.co.uk
 

Sea Change

Sea Change (24TH - 25TH Aug) in Totnes, Devon with Hookworms, Gwenno, Jane Weaver, Lost Horizons, The Weather Station, Andrew Weatherall, HaterHatis Noit, Sweet Baboo, Red River Dialect, Penelope Isles, Boy Azooga, Damo Suzuki and Bo Ningen, Chris Carter, The Surfing Magazines, Josh T Pearson and more, plus talks from the likes of Shirley Collins, Billy Bragg, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Rob Young and more - tickets available now

Victorious 2018
 

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival (24th - 26th Aug) in Hampshire with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Example, The Prodigy, Years and Years, Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, The Libertines, Brian Wilson, Embrace, Sleaford Mods, Gaz Coombes, Everything Everything, Gomez, Billy Bragg, Shed Seven, Gabrielle Aplin, Friendly Fires, The Pigeon Detectives, The Lightning Seeds, The Cribs, The Amazons and more.

The Big Feastival - Image: uk.thebigfeastival.com
 

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival (24th - 26th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx, James Arthur, Peter Hook, Craig David, Clean Bandit, Tom Odell, The Undertones, The Bluetones, Becky Hill, Raymond Blanc, Marco Pierre White, Professor Green, Artful Dodger, Melanie C, David Rodigan and more family fun, food and drinks - tickets available.

South West Four
 

South West Four

South West Four (25th - 26th Aug) across the summer bank holiday, Clapham Common will feature: Chase and Status, Marshmello, Craig David presents TS5, Dizzee Rascal, Sigma, Netsky, Jonas Blue, Disciples, James Hype, Stefflon Don, Nadia Rose, Bugzy Malone, Andy C, My Nu Leng and more. Tickets on sale now.

The Solihull Summer Fest 2018
 

The Solihull Summer Fest

The Solihull Summer Fest (25th - 26th Aug) in West Midlands with Blue, Razorlight, Busted, Alesha Dixon, The Lightning Seeds, Sister Sledge, 10cc, The Sugarhill Gang, Roland Gift, The Dualers, Ranking Roger and more. Last few tickets on sale.

Electric Picnic 2018
 

Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic (30th Aug - 2nd Sep) in Laois with Kendrick Lamar, Ben Howard, The Kooks, N*E*R*D, Massive Attack, Benjamin Clementine, George Ezra, Jessie Ware, St. Vincent, Field Music, Yxng Bane, Tom Misch, Dua Lipa, Jungle, Wolf Alice, CHVRCHES, King Krule, Mount Kimbie, Friendly Fires, Garbage, Cigarettes After Sex, Nina Kraviz and more - limited tickets.

Electric Fields Festival - Image: www.electricfieldsfestival.com
 

Electric Fields Festival

Electric Fields Festival (30th Aug - 1st Sep) in Dumfries and Galloway with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, james, Public Service Broadcasting, Ghostpoet, Leftfield, Young Fathers, The Horrors, Teenage Fanclub, Idlewild, The Coral, Shame, Ride, Idles, Hollie Cook, Baxter Dury, Ezra Furman, Mastersystem, Soccer Mommy, Sunflower Bean, Black Honey, The Orielles, Lady Leshurr, Ibibio Sound Machine, Stanley Odd and more - final tickets available.

Bingley Music Live
 

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live (31st Aug - 2nd Sep) in Yorkshire with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jake Bugg, PiL, Gomez, Shed Seven, Nerina Pallot, The Night Cafe, Spring King, Ride, Peace, Hollie Cook, The Lightning Seeds, The Cribs, Melanie C, Queen Zee, Sea Girls, Jordan Allen, Bad Sounds, Black Honey, Rat Boy, The Sherlocks, Marmozets, Spector, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rascalton, TOUTS, Bryde and more - last spaces available.

Cool Britannia 2018
 

Cool Britannia

Cool Britannia (31st Aug - 2nd Sep) in Hertfordshire with Happy Mondays, Peter Hook, Embrace, Feeder, Razorlight, Dave Pearce, Todd Terry, Heather Small, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, The South, Jazzie B, The Lightning Seeds, Space, DJ Alfredo, Black Box, Terry Farley, Angie Brown, N-Trance, Brandon Block, K-Klass, Dodgy, Alison Limerick, Toploader, The Mariachis, Rozalla and more

Sundown Festival
 

Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival (31st Aug - 2nd Sep) in Norfolk with Shawn Mendes, Clean Bandit, Chase and Status - DJ Set, Yxng Bane, Disciples, Sigma, Wilkinson, Gorgon City, Krept & Konan, CamelPhat, Solardo, Kojo Funds, Sigala, Zara Larsson, Bugzy Malone, DJ Hype, DJ Hazard, Andy C, My Nu Leng and more.

Moseley Folk Festival
 

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival (31st Aug - 2nd Sep) in West Midlands with Teenage Fanclub, Levellers, Martin Carthy, Nick Mulvey, King Creosote, Willy Mason, Show of Hands, Steve Harley, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, Stick in the Wheel, Ciaran Lavery, Skinny Lister, This Is The Kit, Chris Wood, Jim White, Jim Ghedi, Seamus Fogarty, Tiny Ruins and more - tickets on sale.

The Downs 2018
 

The Downs

The Downs (1st Sep) in Bristol's Downs with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Orbital, Basement Jaxx - DJ Set, Goldie, Nadine Shah, The Heavy, Dream Wife, Khruangbin and more. Tickets on sale now.

Festival No.6
 

Festival No.6

Festival No.6 (6th - 9th Sep) Portmeirion in North Wales will once again resonate to the sounds of sweet music, with headliners The The, Franz Ferdinand and Friendly Fires joined by Hurts, Baxter Dury, Billy Lockett, Pale Honey and more. Tickets available. The organisers have deemed this year's to be the last for a while.

The Long Road
 

The Long Road Festival

The Long Road Festival (7th - 9th Sep) new for 2018 and based in Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, The Long Road is a Country, Americana and Roots festival The Shires, Billy Bragg, Una Healy (The Saturdays), Aaron Watson, Ashley Campbell, Logan Brill, Brent Cobb, Yola Carter, Joana Serrat, Angaleena Presley, Jess and the Bandits, The Lone Bellow, Treetop Flyers, Danny and the Champions of the World, The Wandering Hearts, Catherine McGrath, Parker Millsap, Gary Quinn, Kevin McGuire, Frontier Ruckus and more.

Shiiine On 2018
 

Shiiine On

Shiiine On (8th Sep) in West Midlands with Orbital, Happy Mondays, Embrace, Steve Cradock, Todd Terry, Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio, Shed Seven, Cast, Steve Lamacq, Jon DaSilva, Marshall Jefferson, Black Grape, Glasvegas, Reverend and the Makers, The Wedding Present, Dreadzone, Julian Cope, Clint Boon, Jim Bob, Thousand Yard Stare, Smoove and Turrell, Bentley Rhythm Ace and more - tickets available.

OnBlackheath - Image: www.onblackheath.com
 

OnBlackheath

OnBlackheath (8th - 9th Sep) in London with Paloma Faith, Corinne Bailey Rae, Squeeze, De La Soul, Billy Bragg, The Divine Comedy, James Taylor Quartet, Huey Morgan, DJ Craig Charles, The Lightning Seeds, Kavus Torabi, Steve Davis [snooker], London Astrobeat Orchestra, Dat Brass, The Mariachis and more - last few tickets left

HRH C.R.O.W.S 2018
 

HRH C.R.O.W.S

HRH C.R.O.W.S (8th - 9th Sep) in Sheffield with Devon Allman, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Jared James Nichols, Jo Harman, Wille and the Bandits, Federal Charm, Broken Witt Rebels, Buffalo Summer and more Country Rock Outlaw Western Southern artists.

Greenwich Comedy Festival
 

Greenwich Comedy Festival

Greenwich Comedy Festival (12th - 16th Sep) in London with Russell Howard, Milton Jones, Ed Byrne, Nish Kumar, Rob Delaney, James Acaster, Nina Conti, David O'Doherty, Henning Wehn, Shappi Khorsandi, Stephen K Amos, Reginald D Hunter, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Jayde Adams, Adam Buxton, Gary Delaney, Tim Key, Andrew Maxwell, Zoe Lyons, Mark Olver, Aisling Bea, Fin Taylor, Suzi Ruffell, Ed Gamble, Ivo Graham, John Robins, Tom Lucy and more - book now, tickets selling fast.

Star Shaped Festival
 

Star Shaped Festival

Star Shaped Festival (15th - 29th Sep) in Glasgow, Greater Manchester, London* with Ocean Colour Scene*, My Life Story, Black Grape*, Echobelly, My Drug Hell*, Northern Uproar, The Real People, The Supernaturals - tickets available for all three.

Innervisions Festival 2018
 

Innervisions Festival

Innervisions Festival (21st Sep) in London with Jimmy Cliff, George Clinton, Angie Stone, Mario Biondi, Christian McBride, The Bad Plus, Black Star, Mavis Staples, Bugge Wesseltoft, Carla Bley, Meshell Ndegeocello, Blackalicious, EABS, Ruth Koleva, GOOD COMPNY, Oddisee, LeRoy Hutson, Sam Amidon, Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay, Rokia Traore, Henrik Schwartz and more - tickets on sale now

Looe Music Festival - Image: www.looemusic.co.uk
 

Looe Music Festival

Looe Music Festival (21st - 23rd Sep) in Cornwall with Baka Beyond, The Stranglers, The Waterboys, Hannah Sanders [folk], PP Arnold, The Quireboys, John Otway, Ben Savage, The Eskies, Gwenno, CoCo and the Butterfields, Molotov Jukebox, The Correspondents, Wille and the Bandits, Charlie Dore, Los Pacaminos, Steve'N'Seagulls, Auction for the Promise Club, The Hut People, Gaz Brookfield, Mad Dog Mcrea and more on the beach at Looe.

The British Sound Project
 

The British Sound Project

The British Sound Project (22nd Sep) in Greater Manchester with Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Corella, Low Island, Larkins, Prose, Eliza and the Bear, Glass Caves and more up-and-coming acts - tickets still on sale.

Southbeats
 

Southbeats Festival

Southbeats Festival (22nd Sep) in Kent with MK, Andy C, Wilkinson, DJ EZ, James Hype, Not3s, TQD, SaSaSaS, Bugzy Malone, Route 94, Danny Howard, Hardy Caprio, Delta Heavy and more DJs from around the world - tickets available.

BBC 1Xtra Live
 

BBC 1Xtra Live

BBC 1Xtra Live (22nd Sep) in London with Mist, Yxng Bane, Pusha T, Chip, Mr Eazi, Jorja Smith, Chance the Rapper and more at the O2 Arena - tickets now available.

The Warehouse Project
 

The Warehouse Project

The Warehouse Project (22nd Sep - 1st) in Greater Manchester. A huge line-up with Pete Tong, Underworld, MK, Skream, Deadmau5, Andy C, Robert Hood, Hot Since 82, Hannah Wants, Mike Skinner, DJ EZ, Chris Liebing, Noisia, Joy Orbison, Danny Byrd, Fever Ray, Goldie, Bonobo and more plus a New Year's Eve Party and New Year's Day Event. Tickets on sale.

Loopallu - Image: www.loopallu.co.uk
 

Loopallu

Loopallu (29th Sep) in the West Highlands makes an unexpected return with John Cooper Clarke, The Bluetones, British Sea Power, Bad Manners, Alabama 3 and more - tickets are available.

Neighbourhood 2018
 

Neighbourhood Festival

Neighbourhood Festival (6th Oct) in Manchester City Centre (the Warrington edition took place in May) with Temples, Everything Everything, The Night Cafe, Clean Cut Kid, Darwin Deez, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Her's, Cloves, Sundara Karma, The Orielles, Swim Deep, Spector, Elli Ingram, Teleman, Blaenavon and more - tickets available.

BluesFest 2018
 

BluesFest

BluesFest (25th - 28th Oct) in London with Van Morrison, Robert Cray Band, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Zac Brown Band, Beth Hart, Alison Krauss, Counting Crows, The White Buffalo, Steve Miller Band, Raphael Saadiq, John Fogerty, The Bo-Keys, Don Bryant, C. Macleod and more - tickets available.

Bude Blues Festival - Image: www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk
 

Bude Blues Festival

Bude Blues Festival (9th Nov) in Cornwall with Focus, Wishbone Ash, Erja Lyytinen, Steve Hill, Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, John Verity, Grainne Duffy, Chantel McGregor, Aynsley Lister, Billy Walton Band and more. This festival has relocated from Ilfracombe.

Shiiine On
 

Shiiine On Weekender

Shiiine On Weekender (16th - 18th Nov) in Somerset with Peter Hook, Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, The Wonder Stuff, The Darling Buds, Detroit Social Club, Twisted Wheel, The Rifles, The Beat, Stereo MCs, Collapsed Lung, Bis, Brix and the Extricated, Blue Orchids, Back to the Planet, Adam Ficek, Abdoujaparov, Bentley Rhythm Ace, The Len Price 3, Altern 8, Anna Neale - tickets on sale.

London Jazz Festival
 

London Jazz Festival

London Jazz Festival (16th - 25th Nov) in London with Stanley Clarke, The Headhunters, Madeleine Peyroux, Guy Barker, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Guiliana, Tord Gustavsen, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen, Bill Laurance, Orphy Robinson, Lea DeLaria, Eddie Parker and more. Available now.

Planet Rockstock 2018
 

Planet Rockstock

Planet Rockstock (29th Nov - 2nd Dec) in Bridgend with The Dead Daisies, Gun, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Walter Trout, OPERATION: Mindcrime, Wayward Sons, Mason Hill, Dan Patlansky, Lazuli, Von Hertzen Brothers and more - tickets available.

2019

HRH Blues
 

HRH Blues

HRH Blues (13th - 14th Apr) in Yorkshire with Jim Kirkpatrick, Erja Lyytinen, King King, The Quireboys, Catfish, Sari Schorr, Babajack, John Verity, Bernie Marsden, Chantel McGregor, Sam Kelly's Station House, Climax Blues Band, Danny Bryant, Billy Walton Band, Xander and the Peace Pirates, Stevie Nimmo, Pat McManus, Ben Poole, Del Bromham, Geoff Achison and more - tickets available.

International

La Route du Rock 2018
 

La Route du Rock Festival

La Route du Rock Festival (17th - 19th Aug) in St Malo, France with Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nils Frahm, Etienne Daho, Ezra Furman, Grizzly Bear, Patti Smith, Jungle, The Lemon Twigs, Shame, Ariel Pink, Superorganism and more - tickets available.

Ibiza Rocks
 

Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks (5th Jul - 30th Aug) in Ibiza with James Arthur, Rudimental, Craig David, Mist, J Hus, High Contrast, Octavian [UK], Raye, Anne-Marie, DJ Target, Toddla T, David Rodigan, Heartless Crew and more.

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