2020 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
Posted: 19th February 2020
Recently added or updated: Funk and Soul Weekender
, Nocturne Live
, Reading and Leeds
, Green Man Festival
, Maverick Festival
, Kaleidoscope Festival
, Rewind North
, Sea Change
, Love Saves The Day
, Love Supreme Festival
, Boardmasters Festival
, The Bath Festival
, Land Beyond Festival
, Beautiful Days
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
For your convenience, we have also split our festival listings by size and type:
- Boutique Festivals
- Family-Friendly Festivals
- International Music Festivals
- 80s Festivals/ Tours
- Green/ Sustainable Festivals
And also by genre:
Read on for the complete overview.
Walthamstow Jazz Festival
Planet Rock Winter's End
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.
Wales Goes Pop!
Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival
(1st - 3rd May) the fund-raising festival (raising funds for children's cancer charity, Teddy20) returns to Dorset with head-liners The Amazons (Saturday), The Fratellis (Sunday) plus The Snuts, The Wurzels, 'A', Chapter and Verse, Black Futures, AIRWAYS, The Bottom Line and more.
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.
(15th - 17th May) in Oxfordshire - billed as a "sustainable", family-friendly festival. Line-up to be announced.
Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering
Dot to Dot
Raw Power Festival
Cardiff Psych and Noise Fest
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 Massive Attack (UK exclusive), Tame Impala (UK exclusive) and Kraftwerk, plus Iggy Pop, Anna Calvi, Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, The Orb, Caribou, Johnny Marr, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Neneh Cherry, Skinny Pelembe, Grandmaster Flash, Glass Animals, Holy F**k, Whitney, Fatoumata Diawara, Mad Professor, Hotel Lux, TNGHT 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.
The Bath Festival
(23rd and 24th May) at the Bath Recreation Ground with McFly (Saturday, with Scouting for Girls, KT Tunstall, Lauran Hibberd, Josh Gray and more) and Ali Campbell's UB40 (Sunday, with Billy Ocean, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Seth Lakeman, Hannah Grace, Casey Lowry and more).
Love Saves The Day
(23rd - 24th May) in Bristol with Orbital, Skream, Andy C, Kano, Flava D, Little Simz, Gorgon City, Krept & Konan, DJ EZ, Plastician, Goldie, Roni Size, Greentea Peng, Jelani Blackman, DJ Harvey, Ghetts, D Double E, Dynamite MC, Shy FX, Folamour, Mella Dee, Young T and Bugsey, Ms Banks, M Huncho, My Nu Leng, Monki, Camo & Krooked, P Money [UK], Craig Richards, The Vision and more.
Funk and Soul Weekender
(29th - 31st May) in Margate with George Clinton (part of his summer "farewell" UK tour), Toots and the Maytals, Sister Sledge, DJ Greg Wilson, Norman Jay, Roy Ayers, Too Many Zooz, Krafty Kuts, DJ Craig Charles, DJ Yoda, Chali 2na, Jazzie B, Amp Fiddler, Gilles Peterson, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Smoove and Turrell, Hannah Williams and the Affirmations, DJ Wrongtom, Mr Thing, The Hackney Colliery Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, David Rodigan, Horse Meat Disco, Trojan Sound System, Emma-Jean Thackray, Ezra Collective, Dat Brass, Lazy Habits, Reggae Roast, Crazy P - DJ Set and more.
Call of the Wild Festival
(5th - 6th Jun) in London's Boston Manor Park (Brentford) once again, featuring Jon Hopkins (live), Fatima Yamaha, plus: Four Tet, Joy Orbison, Dixon, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Hessle Audio Sound System, Ben Klock and more.
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.
Land Beyond Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
(11th - 14th Jun) with Lionel Richie, Pete Tong, Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers, James Arthur, Happy Mondays, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran, Dido, Snow Patrol, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Supergrass, Maisie Peters, Becky Hill, Sigma 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 Iron Maiden, KISS, System of a Down, Korn, Alter Bridge, Deftones, Volbeat, Gojira, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, The Offspring, BABYMETAL, Disturbed, The Darkness, Bowling for Soup, The Pretty Reckless, Killswitch Engage, The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Alestorm, Powerwolf, The Skints, Baroness, Marianas Trench, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D, The Menzingers, PUP, Tiny Moving Parts, Sleep Token, Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Wednesday 13, Thy Art is Murder, Wage War, Milk Teeth, The Hara and more. Tickets on sale now.
Live in the Wyldes
Live at Chelsea
(13th - 14th Jun) in Greater Manchester with Tyler, the Creator, Khalid, Lewis Capaldi, Skepta, Jorja Smith, Fatboy Slim, Anderson .Paak, Robyn, Hot Chip, Four Tet, Carl Cox, Mabel, Giggs, Sven Väth, Charli XCX, Annie Mac, Aitch, D-Block Europe, CamelPhat, AJ Tracey, Adam Beyer, Brandon Block, Eric Prydz, Bicep and more.
(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
(3rd - 5th Jul) in Lewes, Sussex with Anita Baker (first UK show in 13 years!), The Roots (UK festival exclusive), The Isley Brothers, TLC, Sérgio Mendes, Tom Misch, Sérgio Mendes, Sister Sledge, Dhafer Youssef, Charles Lloyd, Avishai Cohen, Cory Wong, Yussef Dayes, Nerija, Nubya Garcia, Mayra Andrade, Kokoroko and more.
BST Hyde Park
Hi Tide Festival
(4th - 5th Jul) New for 2020, in Margate with Fatboy Slim (Saturday, with Jax Jones, Hannah Wants, Riton and more) and Madness (Sunday, with Rudimental - DJ set, Baxter Dury, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hollie Cook and more).
Greenwich Music Time
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.
(17th - 18th Jul) in Buckinghamshire with Rag N Bone Man, Johnny Marr, Razorlight, Ella Eyre, Peter Hook and the Light, The Brand New Heavies, Sigma (DJ set), Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, The Dualers and more.
Ronnie Scott's presents Milestones Festival
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
(30th Jul - 15th Aug) in Glasgow with Van Morrison, Primal Scream, Richard Hawley, Yusuf Islam, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Rick Astley, Edwyn Collins, KT Tunstall, Rufus Wainwright, Suzanne Vega, King Creosote, Belinda Carlisle, Altered Images and more.
(30th Jul - 2nd Aug) in Cornbury, Oxfordshire with a line-up to be announced.
(31st Jul - 2nd Aug) in Cheshire with Bananarama, Trevor Horn, Wet Wet Wet, Katrina Leskanich [Formerly of The Waves], Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Heather Small, Grandmaster Flash, Go West, Queen Symphonic, Hue and Cry, Billy Ocean, Shalamar, The Christians, China Crisis, Nick Heyward, Thompson Twins - Tom Bailey, Roland Gift, John Parr, Pete Wylie, Jimmy Somerville, Altered Images
Let's Rock Belfast
(5th - 10th Aug) returns for 2020 in Cornwall with Kings of Leon, The 1975, Skepta, The Kooks, Dizzee Rascal, Sam Fender, Mabel, Loyle Carner, mura masa, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Little Simz, Lianne La Havas, Basement Jaxx - DJ Set, Example, Damian Marley, Honey Dijon, Ocean Wisdom, Pale Waves, The Big Moon, Palace, Gengahr and more.
Leeds Ska And Mod Festival
110 Above Festival
(14th - 16th Aug) in Oxfordshire with Bananarama, Trevor Horn, Wet Wet Wet, Katrina Leskanich [Formerly of The Waves], Nik Kershaw, Soul II Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Go West, Queen Symphonic, Hue and Cry, Billy Ocean, Captain Sensible, Aswad, The Christians, Nick Heyward, Roland Gift, Cutting Crew, John Parr, Pete Wylie, Jimmy Somerville and more.
Green Man Festival
(20th - 23rd Aug) in Brecon with Michael Kiwanuka, Caribou, Mac DeMarco, Little Dragon, Goldfrapp, Thundercat, Lucinda Williams, Richard Dawson, Shame, Parquet Courts, Agnes Obel, Gruff Rhys, Katy J Pearson, Bambara, Egyptian Blue, Tropical Fuck Storm, Viagra Boys, Porridge Radio, Alabaster DePlume, Otoboke Beaver, The Murder Capital, Lankum, Steam Down, Black Midi, Boy Azooga, Nap Eyes, Lazy Day, Sarathy Korwar, Matt Maltese, (Sandy) Alex G, The Orielles, Torres, This Is The Kit, Ty Segall, Moon Duo, Nadine Shah, JOHN, Do Nothing, Working Men's Club, Emma-Jean Thackray, Kokoroko, Deep Throat Choir, Fenne Lily, Liz Lawrence and more.
(21st - 23rd Aug) in Devon with Travis, Flogging Molly, Levellers, Gary Numan, Imelda May, From the Jam, Hawkwind, The Skints, Dreadzone, New Model Army, Skindred, Show of Hands, Indigo Girls, Alabama 3, Avalanche Party, Henge, Trevor Hall, Dubioza Kolektiv, The Big Moon, Gentleman's Dub Club, Damien Dempsey, Shooglenifty, Los de Abajo, Mad Dog Mcrea and more.
Great Northern Ska Festival
Reading and Leeds
(27th - 30th Aug) with head-liners Liam Gallagher, Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy, plus Migos, Gerry Cinnamon, Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club, D-Block Europe, Run the Jewels, All Time Low, Aitch, Slowthai, Mabel, The Maine, Tom Grennan, As It Is, Bloxx, Lady Leshurr, Sam Fender, Rex Orange County and more.
(27th - 30th Aug) in Northamptonshire with artists to be announced on the spring equinox.
Let's Rock Kent!
(29th Aug) in Kent with Wet Wet Wet, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, Go West, Midge Ure, ABC, Hue and Cry, Captain Sensible, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Black Lace, Gibson Brothers, Fiction Factory, Ed Tudor Pole, Modern Romance
South West Four
(29th - 30th Aug) on London's Clapham Common with Major Lazer, Kano, Rudimental, Kelis, DJ EZ, Bakermat, Jonas Blue, Ghetts, Eli & Fur, Nina Las Vegas, The Streets, Krept x Konan, Stefflon Don, Andy C, TS5, Idris Elba, The Manor, Ms Banks, James Hype and more. Tickets on sale now.
Let's Rock Essex
North East Calling
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.