Have you collected this year’s festival wristbands? You cannot afford to miss what the UK has to offer for music lovers. Be prepared to spend a weekend bouncing around muddy fields, to the sounds of the bands you love. Half of the year may be gone, but still there is much more still to come before we bid 2017 goodbye.
Small one-day festivals to mammoth, long weekend gatherings, you’ll definitely find your type of festival over the coming months and into early 2018.
Here is the list of festivals you should be preparing to attend soon.
Reading & Leeds
When: 25th – 27th August 2017
Where: Little John’s Farm & Bramham Park
Headliners: Kasabian, Eminem, Muse
Type of music: Rock, Indie, Metal
Taking place on the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year, this festival brings together the up-and-coming and the established. You’ll find metal groups, hip hop, next generation dance, and alternative pop bands. There’s no better way to spend your Bank Holiday than this.
For more information, click here.
South West Four
When: 26th – 27th August 2017
Where: Clapham Common, South West London
Headliners: Pendulum, deadmau5, Eric Prydz
Here you’ll be treated to a weekend of music like no other, in one of London’s finest clubs. Have you checked out the headliners? This experienced lot will be taking over the house to mix it up with new talent. House, minimal, trance, electronic and technical will fill the air. From there, you will be free to indulge in whatever other nightlife may come after these electrifying club nights.
You can log on to the official website for more details.
When: 27th – 28th August 2017
Where: Southsea, Portsmouth
Type of music: Indie, Pop
Headliners: Madness, Stereophonics, Elbow
You can’t afford to miss this family-friendly event also taking place this Bank Holiday Weekend. The package is excellent because, apart from being entertained with popular pop and indie music, there are a number of additional benefits. For instance, attractions like Southsea Castle can be accessed freely. Come and experience the beauty of the seafront.
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When: 7th – 10th Sep 2017
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Headliners: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys
Where else would you find over a thousand performers in one event, other than right here at Bestival? From the pianos popping up in the woods, to legendary late-night mischief, to lit-up lakesides, topped off with poetry, theatre, comedy and much more. If you’re a person who appreciates art, you will have the time of your life here.
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Hospitality In The Park
When: 23rd September 2017
Where: Finsbury Park, London
Type of music: Drum and bass
Headliners: Roni Size, London Elektricity Big Band, Mala
Finsbury Park is ready and waiting to host all lovers of drum and bass together for one hell of a party. The one-day event will see headliners entertain revellers with dub, reggae, and other famous genres in North London.
Log in to the official website and talk to an event organizer.
The Social Festival
When: 29th – 30th September 2017
Where: Kent County Showground, Maidstone
Headliners: Acid Mondays, Carl Cox, Sasha and John Digweed
Summer will come to a close in style this season. Maidstone is the place to be and a talented group of headliners is ready to cool down the temperature in this two-day event.
Click here to have a sneak preview of what’s on offer.
The Great Escape
When: 17th – 19th May 2018
Where: Brighton, Sussex
One wristband will get you entry into every one of the 35 locations hosting this music bonanza in Brighton. This is a seaside holiday with a difference, where beachside waves meet the sounds of breaking bands on a list that goes up to 400. All you need to do is make sure sunbathing on Brighton’s beautiful beaches or the fabulous local clubs don’t tempt you away.
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When: 8th – 10th June 2018
Where: Donington Park, Derby
Download has always lived up to its promise of keeping every attendant fully entertained. Next year’s event promises to be even bigger and better. A list of the big names, comprised mostly of the up-and-coming alongside a number of the experienced maestros, will be out soon.
Keep checking this space, or better still log on to their website for a complete guide.
Isle Of Wight Festival
When: 21st – 24th June 2018)
Where: Newport, Isle of Wight
Delete every other activity that might hinder you from enjoying the happenings in Newportnot to be confused with Newport, Wales! The organizers are promising an event of a lifetime. Be sure to check back for the full list of headliners. One thing you can be sure of is entertainment galore next year on the Isle of Wight.
Also, you can click here to the official website.