The headline festivals and concerts in the UK this summer


There is nothing quite like going to a music festival in the UK…

Now that the cold winter days are a thing of the past, London is in full bloom and as summer fast approaches out attention turns to outdoor entertainment, which includes a wide range of music festivals that cater for all tastes. Many last several days and offer something for the whole family, as well as a clement 25 degrees Celsius, which is about the average for this time of year. The choice is impressive: there are those that run for a few days and encourage revellers to camp on site to those that last just one day. From the biggest to the smallest, no one can deny which is the most renowned and coveted – Glastonbury. The most important thing is to enjoy the musical talent on show during this year’s festival season. Here is a snapshot of the main acts due to play the UK in the coming months.



Hyde Park, Kensington – 30 June – British Summer Time: Green Day


Hyde Park, Kensington – 1 July – British Summer Time: Justin Bieber


Hyde Park, Kensington – 2 July – British Summer Time: Kings of Leon


Hyde Park, Kensington – 6 July – British Summer Time: Tom Petty &The Heartbreakers


Hyde Park, Kensington – 9 July – Lovebox

Confirmed acts: Frank Ocean, Chase & Status, Solange, Sampha, Kaytranada. Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Mac Miller


Victoria Park, Mile End – 14 -15 July – Citadel Festival


Victoria Park, Mile End – 16 July – Eastern Electrics


Central London, Bloomsbury – 5 August – 51st State Festival


Trent Park, Oakwood – 5 August – Sunfall
Confirmed acts: Larry Heard, The Black Madonna, Roy Ayers, Floating Points, Jay Electronica, HAAi, Princess Nokia


Brockwell Park, Herne Hill – 12 August – South West Four
Confirmed acts: Pendulum, Sigma, Duke Dumont, Hannah Wants




Confirmed acts: Metronomy, Lady Leshurr, SundaraKarma, Bonzai.

Vicarage Farm, Winchester. July 1-2




Line-up TBC.

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. August 3-6



Line-up TBC.

Near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. August 10-12


Five days of surf and music in Cornwall

Line-up TBC.

Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Newquay. August 9-13


Boomtown Fair

Line-up TBC.

Matterley Estate, Winchester, Hampshire. August 10-13


V Festival

Essex and Staffordshire

Line-up TBC.

Weston Park, South Staffordshire  and Hylands Park, Chelmsford. August 18-19


Green Man Festival

Line-up TBC.

Brecon Beacons, Wales. August 17-20


Leeds Festival

Confirmed acts: Muse, Major Lazer, At The Drive In, Bastille, Andy C, Danny Brown.

Bramham Park, Leeds. August 25-27


The Big Festival

Line-up TBC.

Alex James’s Farm, Kingham, The Cotswolds. August 25-27



Confirmed acts: Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz, Seth Troxler, Goldie, Pendulum (DJ set), Chase & Status, Stormzy, Fat Boy Slim, Diplo, Loce Dice.

Daresbury, Cheshire. August 24-27


Victorious Festival
Confirmed acts: Stereophonics, Elbow, Madness, Franz Ferdinand, Slaves, Jake Bugg, Lady Leshurr, Feeder, Craig Charles.
Castle Field, Portsmouth. August 25-27


Reading Festival

Confirmed acts: Muse, Major Lazer, At The Drive In, Bastille, Andy C, Danny Brown.

Richfield Avenue, Reading. August 26–28


End of the Road

Confirmed actsFather John Misty, Mac DeMarco, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Foxygen, Deerhoof, Let’s Eat Grandma.
Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire. August 31-Setptember 3



One Love Festival

Confirmed acts: King Tubby Sound System, Derrick Morgan, Channel One Sound System.

September 1- 3 End of the Road


Festival No 6

Confirmed acts: Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Bloc Party, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Cinematic Orchestra, Wild Beasts, Laura Mvula.

Portmeirion, Wales. September 7-10


Confirmed acts: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Dizzee Rascal, Pet Shop Boys, Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Rag’n’Bone Man, Soul II Soul, Annie Mac, Ray BLK, Toddla T, Nadia Rose, Andy C.
LulworthCove, Dorset. September 7-10




  • Celine Dion– 20, 21 June – O2 Arena
  • Robbie Williams – 23 June – Olympic Stadium
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO – 24 June – Wembley Stadium
  • Adele – 28, 29 June – Wembley Stadium


  • Adel e–  1, 2 July – Wembley Stadium
  • U2 –  8, 9 July – Twickenham Stadium
  • Blink 182 –  19, 20 July – O2 Arena
  • Celine Dion –  29, 30 July – O2 Arena


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