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

Posted: 18th November 2019

Recently added or updated: Hit the North Festival , Funk and Soul Weekender , Celtic Connections , Scotland Calling , Beat Horizon , Rebellion Festival , Bloodstock , Slam Dunk Festival , Call of the Wild Festival and more

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Autumn

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.

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.

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

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

(17th - 25th Jan) in Glasgow with Lucy Rose, Fatoumata Diawara, Alasdair Roberts, Peatbog Faeries, Peggy Seeger, 9Bach, Anais Mitchell, Rozi Plain, Paul McKenna, Breabach, Ryan Bingham, Neill MacColl, Bela Fleck, Gwenifer Raymond, Manran, Pictish Trail and more.

Beat Horizon

Beat Horizon

(18th - 25th Jan) in London, Bristol and Manchester with a different line-up per city, but featuring Yasiin Bey, LTJ Bukem, GZA, The Pharcyde, Jeru The Damaja, Metalheadz, Don Letts, Goldie, Talib Kweli, Roni Size, Sampa the Great, Swindle, Mala, Channel One Soundsystem and more across the three dates.

Walthamstow Jazz Festival

Walthamstow Jazz Festival

(15th Feb) in London with Soccer96, Ishmael Ensemble, Binker Golding, Evan Parker, Kinkajous, Laura Jurd and more.

C2C: Country to Country

C2C: Country to Country

(13th - 15th Mar) in London, Glasgow and Dublin with Eric Church, Darius Rucker and Luke Combs, plus The Cadillac Three, Old Dominion, Brett Young, Charles Esten, Runaway June, Tanya Tucker, Abby Anderson, Jordan Davis and more.

Scotland Calling

Scotland Calling

(25th Apr) in Glasgow with Subhumans, Cockney Rejects, UK Subs, The Dickies, Steve Ignorant, Anti-Nowhere League, The DeRellas, Argy Bargy, Gimp Fist, Dirt Box Disco and more.

Hit the North Festival

Hit the North Festival

(3rd May) in Tyne and Wear with DMA's, Fickle Friends, The Magic Gang, Rhys Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Working Men's Club, LITANY, The Lathums, Lauran Hibberd, Marsicans, Twisted Wheel, Aaron Smith, Alfie Neal and more. Tickets on sale now.

Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival

(23rd - 24th May) in Leeds and Hertfordshire with State Champs, Don Broco, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Motion City Soundtrack, Ice Nine Kills, Knuckle Puck, ISSUES, Hands Like Houses, Four Year Strong, Bayside and more.

Funk and Soul Weekender

Funk and Soul Weekender

(29th - 31st May) in Margate with Sister Sledge, Gilles Peterson, Ezra Collective, Roy Ayers, Hyponic Brass Ensemble, Craig Charles, Crazy P Soundsystem, Amp Fiddler, Norman Jay, Trojan Soundsystem, Greg Wilson, DJ Yoda, Hannah Williams and the Affirmations, Chali 2na, Krafty Kuts, Dat Brass, J Felix, Mr Thing, Wrongtom, Mister Shiver and more.

Call of the Wild Festival

Call of the Wild Festival

(29th - 31st May) returns for its second year in Lincolnshire with Massive Wagons, Aaron Buchanan, Skarlett Riot, Skam, Fireroad and more.

North West Calling

North West Calling

(6th Jun) in Greater Manchester with Ruts DC, The Rezillos, Goldblade, Sham 69 [Jimmy Pursey], Anti-Nowhere League, Hung Like Hanratty, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Gimp Fist, Dirt Box Disco and more.

Download

Download

(12th - 14th Jun) returns to Derbyshire with KISS, Iron Maiden, System of a Down, Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Of Mice & Men, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry, Disturbed, Alestorm, Gojira and more. Tickets on sale now.

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

Heritage Live Summer Concerts

(21st Jun) in London with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and more to be announced.

Let's Rock Belfast

Let's Rock Belfast

(1st Aug) in Antrim with Wet Wet Wet, Toyah, Howard Jones, Adam Ant, T'Pau, ABC, Jaki Graham, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Kim Wilde, Wang Chung, Chesney Hawkes and more.

Bloodstock

Bloodstock

(6th - 9th Aug) in Derbyshire with Devin Townsend, Skindred, Vio-lence, GloryHammer, Jinjer, Butcher Babies, Sacred Reich, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dark Tranquility and more. Tickets available.

Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival

(6th - 9th Aug) in Blackpool with Sham 69, Steve Ignorant, GBH, Chelsea, UK Subs, Neville Staple, The Dickies, The Stupids, The Boys, Angelic Upstarts and many more.

Let's Rock Essex

Let's Rock Essex

(5th Sep) in Essex with Jason Donovan, OMD, Toyah, Howard Jones, Adam Ant, ABC, Living In A Box, Leo Sayer, Kim Wilde, The Art of What?!, Pete Wylie and more.

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