Top 5 Indie festivalsForget the mainstream melodies and predictable pop anthems, the UK summer is abuzz with a symphony of indie music! From sun-drenched hills to hidden woodland stages, a kaleidoscope of indie festivals awaits, each a vibrant celebration of creativity, self-expression, and offbeat rhythms.

So, pack your guitar-shaped sunglasses, dust off your vintage denim jacket, and prepare to lose yourself in a weekend of sonic discovery, bohemian revelry, and the sheer joy of live music. The rhythm of rebellion awaits!  Here are our top 5 indie festivals.

1. 2000trees 10th - 13th July, Upcote Farm Withington

Adults £154.50 inc booking fees, under 13's free


2000trees explodes with rock and indie fury in the Cotswolds. Discover hidden gems, sing along to old faves, and mosh to underground anthems. It's a weekend of raw energy, close-knit vibes, and pure rock 'n' roll magic, offering a unique and eco-conscious festival experience.

Forget the mainstream melodies and predictable pop anthems, the UK summer is abuzz with a symphony of indie music!

2. Truck Festival 25th - 28th July, Steventon, Oxfordshire

Adults £179.00 inc booking fees, under 12's free

Truck roars into Oxford with a vibrant blend of indie gems, rising stars, and global beats. Dance under the sun to folk-infused melodies, mosh to punk energy, and discover your next musical obsession. Foodie havens tempt, craft stalls treasure hunt, and laughter echoes through vintage fairgrounds. Truck – it's where music meets mayhem, and the summer soundtrack unfolds.

Truck Festival

3. Y Not Festival 1st - 4th August, Pikehall Derbyshire

Adult tickets £165.00 inc booking fees, under 14's free

Y Not Festival

Derbyshire's Pikehall Park explodes with music at Y Not! Indie anthems, rock blasts, and rising stars ignite the stage, while family fun reigns with kids' activities and circus magic. Camp under starry skies, grab gourmet bites, and dance late under the glow of lanterns. Join the Y Not party – it's music, laughter, and summer joy rolled into one!

4. Kendal Calling 1st - 4th August, Lowther Castle & Gardens

Adults £229.95 inc booking fees, under 6's free

Kendal Calling

Nestled in the Lake District, Kendal Calling blends epic headliners with rising stars, from rock to indie and world beats, in the wonderful glow stage. Lose yourself in the magical Forest, dance under starry skies, and savour family fun from workshops to circus thrills. Craft brews and gourmet delights await – it's a weekend escape for all ages, fuelled by music and laughter in the heart of Cumbria.

5. End of the Road Festival 29th August - 1st September, Larmer Tree Gardens Wiltshire

Adults £248.40  inc booking fees, under 3's free

End of the Road Festival

Prepare for a musical escape to the English countryside, where sun-dappled woodlands meet indie anthems and folk melodies.  End of the Road Festival promises a weekend of discovery, good vibes, and unforgettable experiences. Beyond the main stage, hidden gems await. Explore secret glades where acoustic whispers fill the air, or stumble upon intimate workshops.

Other great indie festivals include: Wide Awake, ArcTanGent, Live at Leeds in the Park, and Dot to Dot.