As winter finally gives way to spring, its time to look forward to the summer festival season with our 24 festivals for 2024. The festivals selected cover most genres and parts of the UK and most importantly offer a great escape the challenges of day to day life.

Bearded Theory

Bearded TheoryWhen: 22nd – 25th May
Where: Catton Park, Derbyshire
How much: £219.95
Who’s playing: Jane's Addiction, Amyl and the Sniffers, Future Islands, Sleaford Mods, Orbital

What started as a bit of an 'in joke' Bearded Theory has turned into a great opener for the festival season, with its eclectic line up, multiple stages, children's activities including a school and most importantly a wonderful feeling of community.  

Wychwood Festival

Wychwood Festival

When: 31st May – 2nd June
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire
How much: £187.50
Who’s playing: Sister Sledge, Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, The Coral, Seasick Steve, Peter Hook & The Light

Wychwood Festival, offers a diverse mix of music genres, renowned artists and emerging talent perform alongside local acts. The festival celebrates art, literature, and entertainment with comedy shows, workshops, and a Children's Literature Festival, providing family-friendly experiences and a wide selection of culinary delights in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

The Cambridge Club Festival

The Cambridge Club Festival

When: 7th – 9th June
Where: Childerley Orchard, Cambridgeshire
How much: £215.43
Who’s playing: Chaka Khan, Jessie Ware, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Gabrielle, Incognito

The Cambridge Club has quickly established itself as one of the most loved and fastest growing festivals in the UK. Founded on a passion for feel-good tunes and dancing, the weekend event brings together friends and family of all ages to share in a celebration of music, comedy and culture.

Download Festival

Download Festival

When: 14th – 16th June
Where: Donington Park, Leicestershire
How much: £300.00
Who’s playing: Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, Royal Blood, Offspring, Machine Head

Download Festival will once again transform Donington Park into a haven for headbangers and mosh pit lovers. The festival showcases a stellar array of top-tier rock, metal, punk, and alternative bands across multiple stages.  From legendary acts that have shaped the course of rock history to emerging artists pushing the boundaries of modern metal

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle if Wight FestivalWhen: 20th – 23rd June
Where: Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight
How much: £269.95
Who’s playing: The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, Green Day, The Streets, Keane, Simple Minds

The legendary music festival returns to Isle of Wight! Expect a mix of rock royalty, chart-topping pop acts, and rising stars across multiple stages. Soak in the festival atmosphere, beautiful island setting, and legendary performances.

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury FestivalWhen: 26th – 30th June
Where: Pilton Farm, Somerset
How much: £360.00 Sold Out
Who’s playing: Dua Liipa, Cold Play, SZA, Shania Twain, IDLES

While the response to the initial line up may have been 'mixed', Glastonbury will once again provide the greatest weekend of the year for all festival goers.  With so many stages/genres it is simply impossible not to find something to your taste.


2000 TreesWhen: 10th – 13th July
Where: Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire
How much: £268.00
Who’s playing: The Gaslight Anthem, The Chats, Manchester Orchestra, Kids in Glass Houses


Beat-Herder FestivalWhen: 18th – 21st July
Where: Dockber Farm, Lancashire
How much: £253.34
Who’s playing: Leftfield, Orbital, Sub Focus, Shy FX, The Wailers, Venbee

While this year's festival will be smaller than previous years, Beat-Herder Festival stands as a unique and unapologetically eccentric gem on the British festival circuit. Be prepared to wander through an array of surreal environments, from the idyllic Village Green to the hidden dens of the Trash Manor.

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival DorsetWhen: 25th – 28th July
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
How much: £232.00
Who’s playing: Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, Paloma Faith, McFly, Orbital, James Arthur

Camp Bestival promises will once again deliver a fusion of music, arts, and adventure, transforms the lush Lulworth Castle grounds into a vibrant wonderland, where children frolic and parents bask in an eclectic soundscape.

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk FestivalWhen: 25th – 28th July
Where: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridgeshire
How much: £230.00
Who’s playing: Robert Plant, Capercaillie, Fantastic Negrito, Larkin Poe, Nitin Sawhney

This year's Cambridge Folk Festival once again shows its widening appeal in addition to its usual eclectic mix of traditional folk mixed with some more mainstream and world bands and artists who make up one of the best smaller family friendly festivals. 

Bellaldrum Tartan Heart Festival

Belladrum Tartan Heart FestivalWhen: 25th – 27th July
Where: Belladrum Estate, Inverness-shire
How much: £198.00
Who’s playing: Deacon Blue, James Arthur, Sugababes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ocean Colour Scene, Callum Beattie 

Deer Shed Festival

Deer Shed Festival

When: 26th – 28th July
Where: Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire
How much: £187.95 
Who’s playing: Bombay Bicycle Team, The Coral, CMAT, The Go! Team, BC Camplight

Nestled in North Yorkshire, Deer Shed charms families with indie tunes, quirky workshops, and eco-conscious vibes. Groove to electronica, folk gems, and rising stars. There are craft zones for the whole family and an open-air cinema. Sustainability shines, making Deer Shed a joyful, mindful escape for all ages.

Y Not Festival

Y Not FestivalWhen: 1st – 4th August
Where: Pikehall, Derbyshire
How much: £216.50
Who’s playing: Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, Jamie T, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Kooks

If you are looking for fine dining, poetry, yogic flying etc, this isn't the festival for you, but of you want 4 days of the best in indie music, you will be hard pushed to beat Y Not.

Kendal Calling

Kendal CallingWhen: 1st – 4th August
Where: Lowther Castle & Gardens, Cumbria
How much: £251.95
Who’s playing: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Streets, Paolo Nutini, Paul Heaton, Keane


BoardmastersWhen: 7th – 11th August
Where: Newquay Watergate Bay, Cornwall
How much: £319.00
Who’s playing: Stormzy, Chase & Status, Sam Fender, Becky Hill, Courteeners

Boardmasters, is an epic celebration of surfing, music, and good vibes.   In addition to the big name headliners Boardmasters will once again host some of the nest up-and-coming indie bands and DJs

When: 7th – 11th August
Where: The Matterley Bowl, Hampshire
How much: £360.00
Who’s playing: Not yet revealed


Green Man Festival

Green ManWhen: 15th – 18th August
Where: Glanusk Park, Powys
How much: Sold Out
Who’s playing: Big Thief, Sampha, Jon Hopkins, Sleaford Mods, Jesus & Mary Chain

Beautiful Days

Beautiful DaysWhen: 16th – 18th August
Where: Escot Park and House, Devon
How much: £200.00
Who’s playing: The Saw Doctors, Richard Ashcroft,  Levellers, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Damned

Lost Village

Lost VillageWhen: 22nd – 25th August
Where: Norton Disney, Lincolnshire
How much: £340.00
Who’s playing: Floating Points, Ben UFO, The Blessed Madonna, Maribou State, SBTRKT


Creamfields HeaderWhen: 22nd – 25th August
Where: Daresbury Estate, Cheshire
How much: £310.00 
Who’s playing: Calvin Harris, Alesso, Chase & Status, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell

The Long Road Festival

The Long Road FestivalWhen: 23rd – 25th August
Where: Stanford Hall, Leicestershire 
How much: £220.00
Who’s playing: Don McLean, Russell Dickerson, Paula Cole, Brittney Spencer, Randall King

Reading/Leeds Festival

Reading FestivalWhen: 23rd – 25th August
Where: Little John's Farm, Berkshire & Bramham Park, West Yorkshire
How much: £325.00
Who’s playing: Blink 182, Fred Again, Lana Del Ray, Liam Gallagher, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Gerry Cinnamon

End of the Road Festival

End of the Road FestivalWhen: 29th August – 1st September
Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire
How much: £270.30 
Who’s playing: IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Bonnie Prince Billy, Baxter Dury

Off The Tracks Festival

Off The Tracks FestivalWhen: 30th August – 1st September
Where: Donington Park Farmhouse
How much: £114.58
Who’s playing: Paetbog Faeries, Dub Pistols, The Beat, The Leylines, Banco De Gaia