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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Summer

Pub in the Park
 

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.

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
 

Summer Sessions

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
 

Castell Roc

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 2019
 

Creamfields

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

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

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 2018
 

Victorious Festival

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

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 - Image: www.towerseyfestival.com
 

Towersey Festival

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 - Image: www.southwestfour.com
 

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
 

Sundown Festival

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

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 2019
 

Bingley Weekender

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 2019
 

Cool Britannia

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.

The Downs - Image: twitter.com/TheDownsBristol
 
Image: twitter.com/TheDownsBristol

The Downs

The Downs (31st Aug) in Bristol with Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones, Neneh Cherry, Idles, Loyle Carner, Nightmares On Wax, Crazy P, High Contrast and more. Tickets on sale now

Fusion Festival 2019
 

Fusion Festival

Fusion Festival (31st Aug - 1st Sep) in Liverpool with Rudimental, Little Mix, Dizzee Rascal, Anne-Marie, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue, Sigala, Rak-Su, HRVY and more.

Star Shaped Festival
 

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 - Image: twitter.com/BurnItDownFest
 
Image: twitter.com/BurnItDownFest

Burn It Down

Burn It Down (31st Aug) in Devon with Basement, Fatherson, Loathe, Dream State, Holding Absence, Black Peaks, Haggard Cat, Puppy, THECITYISOURS and more.

Autumn

Greenwich Comedy Festival
 

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

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
 

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 2019
 

BBC Proms in the Park

BBC Proms in the Park (14th Sep) in London's Hyde Park, featuring head-liner, Barry Manilow plus Chrissie Hynde, Jack Savoretti, The Lighthouse Family, Gabrielle and more.

Peaky Blinders: The Legitimate Festival
 

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
 

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park (15th Sep) in London with Pet Shop Boys, Westlife, Emeli Sandé, Bananarama, Simply Red, Status Quo, Clean Bandit and more.

The Warehouse Project
 

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 - Image: twitter.com/truenorth_fest
 
Image: twitter.com/truenorth_fest

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
 

Looe Live

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 2019
 

London Punk Festival

London Punk Festival (21st Sep) in London with Anti-Nowhere League, Discharge, Chron Gen, Anti-Pasti, Vice Squad, Menace, Knock Off, Criminal Mind and more.

Tokyo World
 

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 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

Falmouth Reggae Festival
 

Falmouth Reggae Festival

Falmouth Reggae Festival (28th - 29th Sep) in Cornwall with Misty in Roots, David Rodigan, Reggae Roast, Brother Culture and all manner of roots, bass and soundsystem action - tickets available

The Spree
 

The Spree

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 2019
 

Neighbourhood Festival

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
 

Ritual Union

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.

BluesFest
 

BluesFest

BluesFest (25th - 27th Oct) plays London venues once again, with John Legend (O2 Arena), Rickie Lee Jones and Raphael Saadiq the first announcements. Tickets on sale now.

Mirrors
 

Mirrors Festival

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 - Image: www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk
 

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 2019
 

2Q Festival

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
 

London Jazz Festival

London Jazz Festival (17th - 24th Nov) with Jan Garbarek Group, Cross Currents Trio (Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain and Chris Potter), Dan Tepfer, Omar Puente and more. Tickets on sale now.

Bude Folk Festival 2019
 

Bude Folk Festival

Bude Folk Festival (17th Nov) in Cornwall with Wildwood Kin, The Strawbs, Cara Dillon, Steve Harley, Katherine Priddy, The Salts, Roger Davies, Julie Felix, The Luck and more.

Planet Rock Winter's End
 

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

2020

C2C: Country to Country
 

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country (13th - 15th Mar) in London, Glasgow and Dublin with artists to be announced.

International

Dimensions
 

Dimensions

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
 

Outlook Festival

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.

Lisb-ON
 

Lisb-ON

Lisb-ON (6th - 8th Sep) in Lisbon with Carl Craig, Roisin Murphy, Masters at Work, Solomun, Jamie Principle, Dixon, Marcel Dettmann, Horse Meat Disco, Craig Richards, The Ghost and more

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