2018 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: Download, North East Calling, Hit the North Festival, Live at Leeds, C2C: Country to Country, North West Calling, Slam Dunk Festival, Planet Rock Winter's End, London Blues Week, Kilmarnock Dirty Weekender, Metropolis Festival, SWN Festival, The Warehouse Project and more
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The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (22nd Sep - 1st Jan 2019) 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.
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 (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.
Kilmarnock Dirty Weekender
Kilmarnock Dirty Weekender (25th Nov) in Ayrshire with Jake Bugg, The Coral, Tom Clarke, Twisted Wheel, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Henge, The Snuts, The Lafontaines, Chris Helme, The Winachi Tribe, Nigel Clark [dodgy], The Sex Pistols Experience and more - tickets available.
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.
London Blues Week
London Blues Week (14th - 19th Dec) in London with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sari Schorr, The Downliners Sect, Jo Harman, Bernie Marsden, Marcus Bonfanti, Chantel McGregor, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Climax Blues Band, Joe Louis Walker, Stevie Nimmo, Ben Poole, Lisa Mills and more.
Planet Rock Winter's End
Planet Rock Winter's End (8th - 10th Mar) in Dorset with Reef, Kingdom Of Madness, Ginger, Kris Barras Band, Myke Gray, Departed, Bad Touch, Temples on Mars, Massive Wagons, Federal Charm, Xander and the Peace Pirates, Eden's Curse, Conspiracy and more - tickets now on sale.
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (8th - 10th Mar) in London, Dublin, Glasgow with Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, CAM, Hunter Hayes, Lyle Lovett, Ashley McBryde, Drake White, Chase Rice, Chris Stapleton and more - tickets available for all shows.
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.
Liverpool SoundCity (3rd - 5th May) in Merseyside with Mabel, Loyle Carner, Heavy Lungs, Dayo Bello, Dancing On Tables, Red Rum Club, Jvck James, The Magic Gang, Emily Burns, Giant Rooks, Our Girl, Vistas, Louis Berry, Benin City and more
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds (4th May) in Yorkshire with Goat Girl, Tom Grennan, Metronomy, Heavy Lungs, Another Sky, Kingswood, Gently Tender, Dancing On Tables, Sports Team, Saint Agnes, Black Honey, Sundara Karma, Gengahr, Lauren Aquilina, Swim Deep, Marsicans, Zuzu, Fuzzy Sun, Giant Rooks, Easy Life, Dream Wife, Ibibio Sound Machine, Benin City, No Hot Ashes [Manchester], Wild Youth, Wrestling and more - on sale
Hit the North Festival
Hit the North Festival (5th May) in Tyne and Wear with Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan, Lauren Aquilina, Ten Tonnes, Catherine McGrath, The Blinders, The Mouse Outfit, Blaenavon and more - tickets on sale now.
Slam Dunk Festival
North West Calling
North West Calling (1st Jun) in Greater Manchester with Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Subhumans, Conflict, UK Subs, Discharge, Slaughter and the Dogs, Anti-Nowhere League, Crashed Out, Dirt Box Disco and more - on sale now
Gate to Southwell Festival
Gate to Southwell Festival (9th Jun) in Nottinghamshire with John Otway, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Morrissey and Marshall, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Grace Petrie, Keith Donnelly, Blue Rose Code, Flossie Malavialle and more - tickets available
Download (12th - 16th Jun) in Derbyshire with Slash, Def Leppard, Slipknot, Myles Kennedy, Whitesnake, Reel Big Fish, Carcass, Rob Zombie, Delain, Underoath, Trivium, Skindred, Opeth, Starset, Me First and the Gimme Gimme Gimmes, The Amity Affliction, Tesla, Amon Amarth, Tool, Power Trip