2019 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals

Recently added or updated: Forest Live, Cro Cro Land, Stone Valley Festival, Americana Fest UK Showcase, Camden Rocks, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Boardmasters Festival, Lovebox, Forbidden Fruit, Call of the Wild Festival, Stag and Dagger, Handmade Festival, Heritage Live Summer Concerts, Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Kew the Music, Live at Chelsea, Sounds of the City, Belsonic, Live in the Wyldes, Nocturne Live, Reading and Leeds, Neighbourhood Weekender and more

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Beat Horizon

Beat Horizon

Beat Horizon (19th Jan) in London with Akala, DJ Marky [DnB], Digital Mystikz, Ghostface Killah, Roni Size, Mad Professor, Ocean Wisdom, Calibre, dBridge, Loefah, The Heatwave and more - last tickets available now.

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Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections (27th Jan - 2nd Feb) in Glasgow with John Grant, Eddi Reader, Catriona McKay, Chris Stout, The Hot Sardines, Leeroy Stagger, Kris Drever, Gretchen Peters, Karine Polwart, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Blazin' Fiddles and more - more acts to follow, tickets available.

Americana Fest UK

Americana Fest UK Showcase

Americana Fest UK Showcase (29th - 30th Jan) in London with Ethan Johns, Beth Rowley, William the Conqueror, Noble Jacks, Wild Ponies, Amy Speace, Gangstagrass, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, CoCo and the Butterfields, Austin Lucas, Birds of Chicago, Treetop Flyers, Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, Martin Harley, Caroline Spence, Police Dog Hogan, Sam Lewis, Amber Rubarth, Dogs and more.

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival (6th - 23rd Feb) with Daliso Chaponda, Angela Barnes, Danny Ward, Geoff Norcott, Andrew O'Neill, Josh Pugh, Damian Clark, Jessica Fostekew, Bobby Mair, Ben Briggs, Hayley Ellis, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Brett Goldstein and more announced.

Lewes Psychedelic Festival 2019

Lewes Psychedelic Festival

Lewes Psychedelic Festival (8th - 9th Feb) in Lewes with Group Listening, Swedish Death Candy, AK/DK, Speak Galactic and more announced.

Mutations 2019

Mutations Festival

Mutations Festival (23rd Feb) in Brightonwith Goat Girl, White Denim, Snapped Ankles, Josefin Öhrn, Advance Base and more announced.


Planet Rock Winter's End 2019

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

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.

Cro Cro Land 2019

Cro Cro Land

Cro Cro Land (6th Apr) New for 2019 in Croydon, with Blood Red Shoes, The Lovely Eggs, Nova Twins, Bang Bang Romeo, Moses, Sisteray, Bugeye and more. Early bird tickets cost £15, rising to £26 once those have sold-out.

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.

Liverpool SoundCity 2019

Liverpool SoundCity

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

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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

Stag and Dagger

Stag and Dagger

Stag and Dagger (5th May) in Glasgow with Goat Girl, Gently Tender, Daddy Issues, Strange Bones, Rat Boy, Wasuremono, The Ninth Wave, Dream Wife and more - tickets on sale

Hit the North

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.

Handmade Festival 2019

Handmade Festival

Handmade Festival (5th May) in Leicestershire with Metronomy, Heavy Lungs, Dream State, Black Honey, The Sherlocks, Life, Jamie Lenman, Blood Youth, Ibibio Sound Machine, Rozi Plain and more - tickets on sale now.

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Festival

Call of the Wild Festival (24th - 26th May) in Lincolnshire with The Wildhearts, The Virginmarys, Bullets and Octane, Tomorrow is Lost, Trucker Diablo, Hellbound Hearts, Falling Red, Bad Pollyanna, The Kut and more - now available


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All Points East

All Points East (24th May - 2nd Jun) in London with Chemical Brothers, Bon Iver, Hot Chip, Mac DeMarco, Primal Scream,, The Tallest Man on Earth, John Grant, First Aid Kit, Spiritualized, Snail Mail, Julien Baker, Little Simz, Danny Brown, Little Dragon, Ibibio Sound Machine and more to be announced.

Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender (25th - 26th May) in Cheshire with George Ezra, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, The Vaccines, Embrace, The Charlatans, Gaz Coombes, You Me At Six, Kate Nash, Maximo Park, Tom Grennan, The Slow Readers Club, Clean Cut Kid, Nothing But Thieves, Slaves, Mystery Jets, Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender, Pale Waves, The Hunna, The Amazons and more.

Slam Dunk 2018

Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival (25th - 26th May) in Yorkshire, Hertfordshire with NOFX, All Time Low, Gallows, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Silverstein, Mad Caddies, Story of the Year and more - on sale now

This is Tomorrow

This is Tomorrow Festival

This is Tomorrow Festival (25th May) in Tyne and Wear with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Editors, Glasvegas, whenyoung and more. Tickets available.

Stone Valley Festival

Stone Valley Festival

Stone Valley Festival (24th May - 29th Jun) in Hertfordshire (May), Durham (June) with Peter Hook, From the Jam, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Cast, The Chords, The Rezillos, Geno Washington, Neville Staple, Bad Manners, The Spitfires, The Truth [Dennis Greaves], Secret Affair, The Dualers, The Vapors, Death of Guitar Pop, The Sex Pissed Dolls, Green Date, Heart of Glass

North West Calling

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

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit (1st - 3rd Jun) in Dublin with Elbow, Skepta, Jon Hopkins, First Aid Kit, mura masa, Ross From Friends, Danny Brown, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mall Grab, Saint Sister, Daniel Avery and more - tickets on sale now

Camden Rocks

Camden Rocks

Camden Rocks (1st - 2nd Jun) in London with Ash, New Model Army, Wheatus, Rat Boy, Ginger, Carl Barât, Milk Teeth, Angelic Upstarts, Raging Speedhorn, The Virginmarys, Pretty Vicious, Press To Meco, The Skinner Brothers, The Wood Burning Savages, Funeral Shakes, Soeur, Loathe, Black Orchid Empire, Rews, Indian Queens, Flight Brigade, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Bitch Falcon, Black Futures, THECITYISOURS, Annabel Allum, Hands Off Gretel, The Hyena Kill, Exist Immortal, Oxygen Thief, JOANovARC, The Dirty Strangers, Big Boy Bloater, Janus Stark and more. Tickets available, costing £70 for the weekend or £40 per day.

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival (from 7th Jun) in London with The Jacksons and Tears for Fears (two dates: 18th + 19th June) the first acts announced. Tickets available, from £79.50 for the Jacksons, £78 for Tears for Fears.

Gate to Southwell Festival

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

Lovebox 2018


Lovebox (12th - 13th Jul) in London with Skepta, N*E*R*D, Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, Jon Hopkins, Diplo, Big Boi, Dave, SZA, mura masa, The Internet, Green Velvet, Annie Mac, Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, Jacob Banks, Action Bronson, Bicep, Loco Dice and more - on sale now

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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

and more.

Belsonic 2019


Belsonic (12th - 20th Jun) in Antrim with Slash (with Myles Kennedy), Tiësto, Stormzy, George Ezra, Hozier, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and more.

Live at Chelsea

Live at Chelsea

Live at Chelsea (13th - 14th Jun) in London with Toto and Gipsy Kings announced as the first head-liners. Tickets on sale now.

Live in the Wyldes

Live in the Wyldes

Live in the Wyldes (14th - 15th Jun) returns to the Wyldes in Cornwall for its third year, with Paul Weller (Saturday) and Fatboy Slim (Friday) announced so far.

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

Heritage Live Summer Concerts (14th Jun - 14th Jul) in London, Essex with The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, The Human League, ABC, The Fratellis, The Hives, Belinda Carlisle, The Sandinistas, The Piano Guys, Boney M and more

Forest Live

Forest Live

Forest Live (14th Jun - 6th Jul) in Gloucestershire, Kent, Suffolk, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire with Paul Weller, Jack Savoretti, Tears for Fears, Jess Glynne and Hacienda Classical announced, so far.

Northern Kin Festival

Northern Kin Festival

Northern Kin Festival (21st - 22nd Jun) in Durham with Lindisfarne, The Blockheads, The Alarm, Steve Harley, Ferocious Dog, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, John Coghlan's Quo, Holy Moly And The Crackers, Mad Dog Mcrea and more - last tickets available.

Nocturne Live

Nocturne Live

Nocturne Live (22nd - 23rd Jun) at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire with Kylie Minogue (plus Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and Tears for Fears (plus Scritti Politti and White Lies) announced so far.

Love Supreme Festival

Love Supreme Festival

Love Supreme Festival (5th - 7th Jul) in Lewes with Snarky Puppy, Gladys Knight (both playing on Saturday) and Jamie Cullum (Sunday), with many more to be announced.

Sounds of the City 2019

Sounds of the City

Sounds of the City (6th - 13th Jul) in Greater Manchester with Kylie Minogue, Elbow, The Kooks, The National, The Wombats, Hacienda Classical and more - tickets on sale now.

Kew the Music

Kew the Music

Kew the Music (9th - 14th Jul) in London with Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Craig David, Beverley Knight (with Billy Ocean), Rick Astley and more. Tickets on sale now.

Barclaycard BST in Hyde Park

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park (12th - 14th Jul) in London with Bob Dylan (co-headlining with Neil Young), Florence and the Machine (with The National, Lykke Li, Khruangbin, Nadine Shah), Robbie Williams and more.

Let's Rock Liverpool 2019

Let's Rock Liverpool

Let's Rock Liverpool (27th Jul) in Merseyside with Marc Almond, Nik Kershaw, Tony Hadley, T'Pau, Go West, Midge Ure, The Human League, The Real Thing, China Crisis, Nick Heyward, Roland Gift, Sonia, Altered Images - tickets on sale now

Let's Rock Belfast

Let's Rock Belfast

Let's Rock Belfast (3rd Aug) in Antrim with Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Go West, Midge Ure, Billy Ocean, Nick Heyward, Belouis Some, Owen Paul, Thompson Twins - Tom Bailey, Black Lace, Sonia, Cutting Crew, Altered Images, Musical Youth - tickets on sale

Boardmasters Festival - Image: www.boardmasters.co.uk

Boardmasters Festival

Boardmasters Festival (7th - 11th Aug) in Cornwall with Franz Ferdinand, Dizzee Rascal, Idles, Jorja Smith, Wilkinson, DJ EZ, Giggs, Sub Focus, Pete Murray, Lewis Capaldi, Lady Leshurr, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more - on sale now

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds (23rd - 25th Aug) with head-liners Foo Fighters, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Post Malone, with Bastille,Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Pvris, Bowling for Soup, Hayley Kiyoko, Juice WRLD, CamelPhat, Not3s, Yungblud, Pale Waves, Stefflon Don, Sundara Karma, G Flip, The Amazons, The Distillers and many more to be announced, Tickets on sale now.


North East Calling 2017

North East Calling

North East Calling (28th Sep) in Tyne and Wear with Cockney Rejects, GBH, The Adicts, Angelic Upstarts, Anti-Nowhere League, The DeRellas, Gimp Fist, Dirt Box Disco and more

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