2019 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Recently added or updated: Forest Live, 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, This is Tomorrow Festival, Love Supreme Festival, All Points East, Download, North East Calling, Hit the North Festival, Live at Leeds, C2C: Country to Country, North West Calling, Slam Dunk Festival and more
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Read on for the complete overview.
The Warehouse Project
The Warehouse Project (until 1st January) in Manchester with MK, Robert Hood, Joy Orbison, Fever Ray, Bonobo, The Black Madonna, Waze and Odyssey, Bugzy Malone, Omar-S, The Disciples, Crazy P, Darkzy, DJ Skepsis, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Lee Foss, Krystal Klear, Bicep, Jackmaster, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Riva Starr, Kaluki and more.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 (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 Festival
This is Tomorrow 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
Live at Chelsea
Live in the Wyldes
Forest Live (14th Jun - 6th Jul) in Gloucestershire, Kent, Suffolk, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire with Paul Weller, Jack Savoretti, Tears for Fears and Jess Glynne announced, so far.
Love Supreme Festival
Sounds of the City
Kew the Music
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.
Reading and Leeds
Reading and Leeds (23rd - 25th Aug) in 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.