2019 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: The Spree, Falmouth Reggae Festival, Bude Blues Festival, True North Festival, Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival, BluesFest, Ritual Union, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, The Warehouse Project, Neighbourhood Festival, Tokyo World Festival, Mirrors Festival and more
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Read on for the complete overview.
Pub in the Park
Pub in the Park (17th May - 15th Sep) TV chef Tom Kerridge brings his pub in the park to London, Buckinghamshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Kent, Hertfordshire with Jake Bugg, Clean Bandit, Tom Odell, Texas, David Gray, Kaiser Chiefs, Will Young, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, All Saints, Rick Astley, Scouting for Girls, KT Tunstall, Razorlight, Soul II Soul, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Bluetones, Gabrielle, Cast, Jake Shears, DJ Craig Charles, Dodgy, The Rifles, The Christians, Steve Harley, Stereo MCs, The Cuban Brothers, Natalie Williams and Toploader. Note: there are afternoon as well as evening sessions and weekend options available for most parks.
Summer Sessions (7th - 25th Aug) in Edinburgh and Glasgow with The Cure, Foo Fighters, The 1975, Florence and the Machine, Primal Scream, james, Madness, The Joy Formidable, You Me At Six, Mogwai, CHVRCHES, Twin Atlantic, Pale Waves, The Twilight Sad and more.
Castell Roc (9th - 25th Aug) in Monmouthshire with The Shires, Reef, One Night in Nashville, Big Girls Don't Cry, ABBA Mania, Los Pacaminos, Ben Portsmouth: Elvis, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Bohemians, Fleetwood Bac and more.
Creamfields (22nd - 25th Aug) in Cheshire with the recently-announced Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Duke Dumont, Holy Goof, Adam Beyer, Shy FX, Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Feed Me, Above and Beyond, Andy C, Bicep, B.Traits, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Pan Pot, Patrick Topping, Pete Tong, Tiesto, Timmy Trumpet joining Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, Adam Beyer, Eric Prydz and many more.
Reading and Leeds
Reading and Leeds (23rd - 25th Aug) have announced that joining head-liners Foo Fighters, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Post Malone will be: Royal Blood, Charli XCX, CHVRCHES, Lil Uzi Vert, Fredo, AJ Tracey, Gunna, Lil Baby, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, A Day To Remember, The Maine, Against the Current, Circa Waves, The Hunna, The Wombats, The Japanese House and No Rome. Plus the already-announced 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. Tickets now sold out.
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival (23rd - 25th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Elbow, Jess Glynne, Lewis Capaldi, Jonas Blue, Barns Courtney, DJ Craig Charles, The Zutons, Four of Diamonds, Jade Bird, The Cuban Brothers, Rudimental - DJ set, Duke, DJ Luck and MC Neat and more
Victorious Festival (23rd - 25th Aug) in Hampshire with New Order, James Bay, Rudimental, Plan B, The Specials, Clean Bandit, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Ziggy Marley, Bloc Party, Razorlight, Doves, Ocean Colour Scene, The Zutons, The Hives and more - available now
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival (23rd - 26th Aug) in Shropshire with Kate Rusby, Martin Barre, Andy Fairweather Low, Capercaillie, Eddi Reader, Oysterband, Birds of Chicago, Grace Petrie, Blair Dunlop, Burden of Paradise, Charlie Dore, Phil Beer, John Spiers, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Michael Messer, Merry Hell, Reg Meuross, Skerryvore and more
Towersey Festival (23rd - 26th Aug) in Oxfordshire with The Unthanks, Seth Lakeman, Hothouse Flowers, The Selecter, Catrin Finch, Oysterband, Steve Harley, Elephant Sessions, Will Varley, Beans On Toast, Seckou Keita, Chris Helme, Luke Daniels, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Steve Knightley, Rusty Shackle and more
South West Four
South West Four (24th - 25th Aug) in London with The Prodigy, Tinie Tempah, Craig David, Plan B, Chase and Status, Andy C, Mabel, Sigma, Wretch 32, James Hype, TQD, Yungen, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Wiley, Ms Banks and more.
Sundown Festival (30th Aug - 1st Sep) in Norfolk with Tinie Tempah, Anne-Marie, Ella Eyre, MK, Andy C, Jonas Blue, Sigala, Disciples, Mabel, Charlie Sloth, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, DJ EZ, Example, Sonny Fodera, Problem Central, Ocean Wisdom, Maleek Berry, Holy Goof, James Hype, Not3s, Jax Jones, Randall, D Double E, Artwork, Horse Meat Disco, Low Steppa, Tonn Piper, Dimension, Friend Within, Monki, Riva Starr, Bushbaby and more.
Manchester Psych Fest
Manchester Psych Fest (30th Aug) in Greater Manchester with Temples, Goat Girl, Courtney Barnett, The Lovely Eggs, Yassassin, Josefin Öhrn, She Drew the Gun, Honeyblood, The Cult of Dom Keller and more.
Bingley Weekender (30th Aug - 1st Sep) in Bingley with james, Doves, Ocean Colour Scene, Billy Bragg, Miles Kane, Echo and the Bunnymen, Idles, Gang of Four, Anteros, The Night Cafe, Tom Grennan, Fickle Friends, Circa Waves, James Walsh, Twisted Wheel, Kawala, The Snuts, Saint Agnes, King No-One, Marsicans, Ten Tonnes, TOUTS, The Blinders, Louis Berry and more.
Cool Britannia (30th Aug - 1st Sep) in Hertfordshire with james, Basement Jaxx - DJ, Embrace, Soul II Soul, The Coral, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Bluetones, Gabrielle, Sleeper, Danny Rampling, Graeme Park, Black Grape, Basement Jaxx - DJ Set, Dodgy, Miles Hunt, The Farm, Babybird, Seb Fontaine, Starsailor, Echobelly, Baby D, Shades of Rhythm, Erica Nockalls, Phil Hartnoll and more.
Star Shaped Festival
Star Shaped Festival (31st Aug - 21st Sep) in Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, London with Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, Geneva, My Life Story, Black Grape, Mark Morriss, Space, Echobelly, My Drug Hell, Northern Uproar, Salad, Chris Helme, The Real People, The Supernaturals and more
Burn It Down
Greenwich Comedy Festival
Greenwich Comedy Festival (4th - 8th Sep) in London with Josh Widdicombe, Jason Manford, Sean Lock, Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe, Nina Conti, David O'Doherty, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Stephen K Amos, Rich Hall, Reginald D Hunter, Phil Wang, Rhys James, Lou Sanders, Ed Gamble, Ivo Graham, Tim Key, Andrew Maxwell, Bridget Christie, Larry Dean, Fin Taylor, Suzi Ruffell, Jarred Christmas and more mirth-makers - on sale now
Let's Rock Essex
Let's Rock Essex (7th Sep) in Essex with Status Quo, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Tony Hadley, Go West, Midge Ure, The Real Thing, China Crisis, Nick Heyward, Belouis Some, Owen Paul, Betty Boo, Sonia, Jimmy Somerville and more
The Long Road Festival
The Long Road Festival (7th - 8th Sep) The Country, Americana and Roots festival returns to Leicestershire, with Kip Moore, Josh Turner, LANCO, Rhiannon Giddens (with Francesco Turrisi), Peter Bruntnell, Charley Crockett, Jaime Wyatt, Eric Paslay, Morgan Evans, Amy Speace, CoCo and the Butterfields, John Paul White, Asleep at the Wheel, Sam Lewis and more.
BBC Proms in the Park
Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival
Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival (14th - 15th Sep) in West Midlands with Primal Scream, Anna Calvi, Slaves, Mike Skinner, Electric Swing Circus, The Correspondents, Nadine Shah, Rambert Dance Company, Swing Zazou, The Baghdaddies and more - tickets on sale now.
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (20th Sep - 1st Jan 2020) Manchester's Warehouse Project returns with another strong line-up, boasting: Aphex Twin (with Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble), Above & Beyond - AnjunaBeats, Underworld, Fatboy Slim (with Eats Everything, Mele and Route 94), Four Tet (with Skrillex, Jon Hopkins and more), MK (with Diplo, Gorgon City, Lee Foss, Low Steppa, Riva Starr), Hacienda Classical (with Soul II Soul, A Certain Ratio and more), Drumcode Records (with Adam Beyer, B. Traits and more), Annie Mac (Halloween event with Green Velvet, Mella Dee and more), Skepta (with Octavian, M Huncho and more), Flume, Sonny Fodera, The Martinez Brothers, mura masa, CamelPhat, RAM Records, Bicep, Jamie Jones and more.
True North Festival
True North Festival (20th - 22nd Sep) in Aberdeenshire with Richard Jobson, Chris Duncan, Justin Currie, King Creosote, Martha Ffion, Kathryn Joseph, BC Camplight, Emma Pollock, The Ninth Wave, Ibibio Sound Machine and more - tickets on sale now.
Looe Live (20th - 22nd Sep) in Cornwall with Newton Faulkner, Level 42, The Shires, The Fisherman's Friends, Dr and the Medics, Oh My God! It's The Church, Tankus the Henge, Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces, The Bohemians, Fleetwood Bac and more.
London Punk Festival
Tokyo World Festival
Tokyo World Festival (21st - 22nd Sep) in Bristol with Craig David, De La Soul, Soul II Soul, Culture Shock [d n b], Robert Hood, Bad Company [D n B], Ed Solo, Kurupt FM, Yxng Bane, NAO, Wilkinson, Ray Keith, Calyx & TeeBee, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, Stanton Warriors, D-Block Europe, Jungle - DJ Set, Skrapz and loads more - tickets for this serious two-dayer on sale now
North East Calling
Falmouth Reggae Festival
The Spree (11th - 19th Oct) in Renfrewshire with Jerry Sadowitz, Gruff Rhys, Fred MacAulay, Glasvegas, Hue and Cry, Hayseed Dixie, PP Arnold, The Snuts, Scott Gibson, Karine Polwart and more during the week-long spree
Neighbourhood Festival (12th Oct) in Greater Manchester with Miles Kane, HMLTD, Good Cop Bad Cop, Sports Team, BLOXX, The Big Moon, VANT, Lady Bird, Giant Rooks, Ten Tonnes, The Academic, The Blinders, Easy Life, PINS and more - tickets on sale now
Ritual Union (19th Oct) in Oxfordshire with Teleman, The Comet is Coming, Self Esteem, Young Knives, Pigspigspigspigspigspigspigs, The Murder Capital, Heavy Lungs, Flamingods, Trudy And The Romance, Ibibio Sound Machine and more.
Mirrors Festival (2nd Nov) back after a break in 2018, covering Camden venues: the Roundhouse, Dingwalls and Camden Assembly and featuring American Football, Phoebe Bridgers, Turnover and many more. Tickets on sale now
Bude Blues Festival
Bude Blues Festival (8th - 10th Nov) in Cornwall with Focus, Wishbone Ash, Erja Lyytinen, Nine Below Zero, Sugaray Rayford, Steve Hill, Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, John Verity, Grainne Duffy, Kyla Brox, Chantel McGregor, Wille and the Bandits, Aynsley Lister, Billy Walton Band, Stevie Nimmo, Del Bromham and more - tickets available.
2Q Festival (9th Nov) in Lincolnshire with Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, Heavy Lungs, Calva Louise, Saint Agnes, Orchards, Alice Jemima, JAWS, Spector, LIINES, Black Futures, The Pale White, The Blinders and more.
London Jazz Festival
Bude Folk Festival
Planet Rock Winter's End
Planet Rock Winter's End (6th - 8th Dec) in Bridgend with Reef, Kingdom Of Madness, Ginger, Kris Barras Band, Myke Gray, Eden's Curse, Bad Touch, Temples on Mars, Massive Wagons, Federal Charm, Xander and the Peace Pirates - last tickets on sale
C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country (13th - 15th Mar) in London, Glasgow and Dublin with artists to be announced.
Dimensions (28th Aug - 1st Sep) in Croatia, with Andrew Weatherall, DaM-FunK, dBridge, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Mr Scruff, Joy Orbison, Jeff Mills, Mala, Nicolas Lutz, Nina Kraviz, Omar-S, Paula Temple and more.
Outlook Festival (4th - 9th Sep) in Croatia, with Chase and Status - DJ Set, Bugzy Malone, Calibre, DJ Zinc, Flava D, Ghetts, Goldie, Holy Goof, Kabaka Pyramid, Mala, My Nu Leng and Dread MC, Sister Nancy and Legal Shot Sound, Alix Perez, DJ Barely Legal, Bodhi, Channel One, D Double E and more.