2019 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Posted: 11th December 2019
Recently added or updated: Lovebox
, Slam Dunk Festival
, All Points East
, Forest Live
, BST Hyde Park
, NASS Festival
, Red Rooster
, Reading and Leeds
, Love Supreme Festival
, Sounds of the City
, Lytham Festival
, Bristol Sounds
, York Festival
, Live in the Wyldes
, Neighbourhood Weekender
, Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering
, Live at Leeds
, Hit the North Festival
, Funk and Soul Weekender
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
For your convenience, we have also split our festival listings by size and type:
And also by genre:
Read on for the complete overview.
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.
(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.
(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
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.
Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival
Live at Leeds
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.
Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering
Slam Dunk Festival
(23rd - 24th May) in Leeds and Hertfordshire with Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, State Champs, The Used, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Motion City Soundtrack, Ice Nine Kills, Knuckle Puck, ISSUES, Hands Like Houses, Four Year Strong, Bayside and more.
All Points East
(23rd May) in London with headliners Tame Impala (UK exclusive) and Kraftwerk, plus Iggy Pop, Anna Calvi, The Orb, Caribou, Johnny Marr, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Grandmaster Flash, Glass Animals, Holy F**k, Whitney and more.
(23rd - 24th May) in Cheshire with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Miles Kane, Paul Heaton, Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Tom Walker, The Coral, Shed Seven, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jacqui Abbott, The Pigeon Detectives, The Lightning Seeds, Reverend and the Makers, Inhaler, The Murder Capital, Sea Girls, Yungblud, Pale Waves, The Big Moon, Sundara Karma, The Magic Gang, The Sherlocks and more.
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
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.
(12th - 14th Jun) in Gunnersbury Park, Ealing with Tyler, the Creator, Khalid, Disclosure, Anderson .Paak, Hot Chip, Jorja Smith, Mabel, Little Simz, FKA Twigs, Charli XCX and more. Tickets on sale now.
(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.
Live in the Wyldes
(19th - 21st Jun) Brand new for 2020 in York, with Lionel Richie, Westlife, Madness, Howard Donald, All Saints, Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DJ Craig Charles, The Lightning Seeds and more.
Heritage Live Summer Concerts
(21st Jun) in London with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and more to be announced.
Sounds of the City
(1st - 11th Jul) in Greater Manchester with Crowded House, Paul Heaton, Foals, Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets, Lewis Capaldi, Everything Everything, Razorlight, Hacienda Classical, DMA's, Jacqui Abbott, The Blinders and more,
Love Supreme Festival
BST Hyde Park
Kew the Music
(9th - 12th Jul) in Somerset with The Streets, Andy C, BANKS, Kenny Ken, Chase and Status - DJ Set, Grooverider, Greentea Peng, Ocean Wisdom, Nu:Logic, Crissy Criss, Mahalia, Dynamite MC, Shy FX, Ms Banks, DJ Guv, Bladerunner, Jeremy Loops, Shadow Demon Coalition and more.
(16th - 19th Jul) in Suffolk with Liam Gallagher, Haim, Chemical Brothers, Michael Kiwanuka, The Lumineers, Keane, James Vincent McMorrow, Charli XCX, The Futureheads, Inhaler, Kawala, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl Ray, Marika Hackman, Pat Thomas, Local Natives, Joy Crookes, Ibibio Sound Machine, Bill Bailey, John Cooper Clarke and more. Tickets available.
Let's Rock Belfast
Leeds Ska And Mod Festival
Great Northern Ska Festival
Reading and Leeds
(27th - 30th Aug) with the first head-liner out the hat being Liam Gallagher. Tickets available.
Let's Rock Essex
Live at the Marquee
Bilbao BBK Live
(16th - 19th Jul) in Benicasim with Khalid, Rita Ora, Foals, The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, The Libertines, The Lumineers, Crystal Fighters, Vampire Weekend, Armin van Buuren, Circa Waves, Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, Basement Jaxx - DJ Set, Example, Digitalism, The Hives, Lil Pump, Martin Garrix and more.