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January Festivals in England


Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival

Whittlesea, Cambs
January
www.strawbear.org.uk



International Mime Festival

London, England
January
www.mimefest.co.uk

This festival in London brightens January with a cavalcade of innovative visual theatre across London.







February Festivals in England


International Art Fair

London, England
February

This festival in London is held at the Royal College of Art, which showcases a wide selection of modern and contemporary art from across the globe, alongside Modern British and contemporary work.


Kinetica Art Fair

London, England
February
www.kinetica-artfair.com

This festival in London is at the Ambika P3 art space displays seriously cool kinetic, electronic and new media art.


The Banff Film Festival

Leeds, England
February
www.banff-uk.com

This English festival is one of the most anticipated mountain festivals. The festival presents awrd-winning films with topics ranging from remote landscapes and cultures to daredevil action sports plus some of the world's best mountain footage. 







March Festivals in England


Oxford Folk Festival

Oxford
March
www.oxfordfolkfestival.co.uk



Melodeons & More

Mendlesham, Suffolk
March
www.eatmt.org.uk









April Festivals in England


Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival

Fareham, Hampshire
April
www.eastfest.co.uk



Spitz Festival

London
April
www.spitz.co.uk




Burnley National Blues Festival

Burnley, Lancs
April
www.burnleymechanics.co.uk



Woodford Folk Festival

Stockport, Cheshire
April
www.poyntonfolkfestival.com



Celtic Heart Festival

Hammersmith Irish Centre
London
April
www.riversidestudios.co.uk



Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

Northumberland
April
www.northumbriana.org.uk



Celebrating Cyril

London
April
www.cyriltawney.co.uk



Loughborough Distil Folkfest

Leicestershire
April
www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/folkfestival



Hurdy-Gurdy Festival

Lancaster
April
www.gurdy.co.uk



Fiddles on Fire

Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
April
www.asaplive.com



Camden Crawl

Camden, London, England
April
www.thecamdencrawl.com

The Camden Crawl recently celebrated its 10th birthday and every year its getting bigger and bigger.



Spring Floral Guernsey Festival

Guernsey, England
April

The Spring Floral Festival week takes advantage of the magnificent spring floral displays around the island with lectures, displays and workshops for lovers of flowers and green-fingered enthusiasts alike.




Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival

Marsden, England
April

The festival in England has clog dancing, a duck race and the 'famous' cuckoo walk celebrate the bird's return and the beginning of spring.









May Festivals  in England


Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

Gloucestershire
May
www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk

This is the UK’s top jazz festival.



Bath International Music Festival

Somerset
May
www.bathmusicfest.org.uk

This English festival has classical and other musical styles.



Chelsea Flower Show

London
May
www.chelsea-flower-show.com

This English festival has 11 acres of the UK's and arguably Europe's best flowers and gardens event.



Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight
May
www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

This is the UK’s biggest walking festival and it has something for everyone including speed dating walks, ghost walks and pub walks.


Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

Gloucester
May
www.cheese-rolling.co.uk

This festival in the UK has dozens of borderline bonkers men fling themselves down a precipitous hill attempting to catch huge rounds of cheese.



Isle of Man TT Races

Isle of Man
May
www.iomtt.com

This festival in the UK is the ultimate event for bikers. You can watch racers on 37 miles of narrow, winding, stone walled roads traveling at way over 150mph.


Bushy’s Big Wheel Blues Festival

Laxey, Isle of Man
May
www.bigwheelblues.com




Moor & Coast Festival

Whitby, North Yorkshire
May
www.moorandcoast.co.uk




South Yorkshire Festival of Music & Dance

Wath Upon Dearne, South Yorkshire
May
www.syfolk.co.uk/festival



Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival

Sussex
May
www.eiff.org.uk




Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Sussex
May
www.hastingsjack.co.uk




M.A.D.D. May Fest

Faringdon, Oxon
May
www.faringdon.org




Rochester Sweeps Festival

Kent
May




Scandinavian Festival

Settle, North Yorkshire
May
www.ydw.org.uk




Upton Upon Severn Folk Festival

Upton Upon Severn, Worcs.
May
www.uptonfolk.org




Sandford Art & Music Festival

Crediton, Devon
May
www.sandfordparish.co.uk




Stortford Music Festival

Bishop’s Stortford, Herts.
May
www.stortfordmusicfestival.org.uk




Clun Green Man Festival

Clun, Shropshire
May
www.clungreenman.org.uk




International Guitar Festival

South Bank, London
May
www.igf.org.uk




Heart of the World

Cambridge
May
www.heartoftheworld.co.uk




Raunds Music Festival

Raunds, Northants
May
www.raundsfestival.com




Clennell Hall Folk Festival

Clennell, Northumberland
May
www.clennellhallhotel.com




Folk on the Pier

Cromer, Norfolk
May
www.deckchairproductions.co.uk




Holmfirth Folk Festival

West Yorkshire
May
www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk




St Neots Folk Festival

St Neots, Cambs.
May
www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk




Lewes Folk Rock Festival

East Sussex
May
www.lewisfolkrock.co.uk




Shepley Spring Festival

Shepley, Yorkshire
May
www.shepleyspringfestival.com




Wheaton Aston Festival

Wheaton, Staffs
May
www.wheatonastonfestival.supanet.com




Bath International Music festival

Bath, Avon
May
www.bathmusicfest.org.uk




Hexham Gathering 07

Tynedale, Northumberland
May
www.asaplive.com




Off The Tracks Spring Festival

Isley Walton, Leics
May
www.offthetracks.co.uk




Black Horse Festival

Battle, East Sussex
May
www.blackhorsefestival.org.uk




Chester Folk Festival

Kelsall, Chester
May
www.chesterfolk.org.uk




Chippenham Folk Festival

Chippenham, Wilts
May
www.chippfolk.co.uk




Swaledale Festival

Yorkshire Dales
May
www.swaledale-festival.org.uk




The Sunrise Celebration

Bearley Farm, South Somerset
May
www.sunrisecelebration.com 




Brighton Festival

Brighton, England
May
www.brightonfestival.org




Liverpool Sound System

Liverpool, England
May
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

This English festival is widely considered one of the best weekends in the festival calendar. Liverpool Sound System promises to be energentic and exciting and most people who make the effort to go usually aren't disappointed.



Bournemouth Sevens Festival

Bournemouth, England
May
www.bournemouthsevens.com

This English festival is the world's largest rugby, netball and music festival. It is described as a 'Sporting Glastonbury', which has firmly cemented its place on the sporting and music calenders.

The rugby festival boasts an impressive 236 teams competing in 16 seperate competitions. The National Invitation Cup attracts the best sevens teams in the World with players from Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, England World Cup winners and the country's finest premiership players.

The netball festival is the largest netball competition in Europe with 144 teams challenging for the crown of Bournemouth Sevens Champions 2011. The prestigious Champagne Cup plays host to England International Stars as well as players from the UK's showcase competition, the Netball Superleague.

The music festival has the Nintendo Festival Stage, 10 Live Bands, Kopparberg Karaoke, Carling Beer Tent, TV Cameras, Celebrities, Party Bus & loads of Party DJs.



All Tomorrow's Parties Festival

Butlins, Minehead, England
May
www.atpfestival.com

This alternative festival is fast becoming one of festivals people wait for every May



The Great Escape

Brighton, England
May
www.escapegreat.com

This English festival is one Europe's leading events for showcasing new talents, so expect fresh vibes and exciting new acts and DJs.



Noisily

Leicester, England
May
www.noisilyfestival.com

This English festival is one of the biggest electronic parties that takes place in May.



Field Day

London, England
May
www.fielddayfestivals.com

This Festival in London offers up everything from pop to punk and dance to dubtep, so something for everyone.



International Ska Fest

London, England
May
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

This London festival is for all of you who like a bit of fun, as this three-day festival puts smiles on everyones face.



Camden Crawl

London, England
May
www.thecamdencrawl.com

This London festival has a dazzling array of events with over 300 top bands and a great atmosphere it's sure to entertain you.



I'll be Your Mirror

London, England
May
www.atpfestival.com

This festival in London is an alternative festival that hosts a mountain of alternative genres, including grunge and thrash.








June Festivals in England


Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
End of June
www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

The Glastonbury Festival is the largest Greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and attracts some of the best bands and DJ’s in the world.  This event used to attract more than 300,000 people, but the organizers have now have it more controlled and its around 100,000 people who come to this event annually. I went to the 2000 Glastonbury Festival and I have to say it was the best festival I have ever been to. When you are there it's like you are in a whole different country and instead of houses, its tents and more tents. The one thing that is different about this festival than others is that you will see people of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, and lifestyles. You will also get every type of music and the best performers in the world are there playing for you. We guarantee if you go you will not be disappointed.



Download Festival

Donington Park, England
June
www.downloadfstival.co.uk

This is the country’s biggest heavy metal festival as it has bands like Linkin Park, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Alice Cooper, Linkin Park, The Cult and Metallica in the past just to name a few. If you like your rock and metal music then this is the best UK festival.



Knowsley Hall Festival

Knowsley Hall, Liverpool
End of June
www.knowsleyhallmusicfestival.co.uk




Hyde Park Calling

Hyde Park, W1
End of June
www.wayahead.com




Stonehenge Summer Solstice

Wiltshire
June
www.new-age.co.uk

This English festival is a midsummer night ritual with all sorts of druids, and hippies. It’s great if the weather is good. 


Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon, London
June
www.wimbledon.org

This English festival is the most prestigious tennis event in the world.



Kirtlington Lamb Ale Morris Festival

Oxon
June
www.kirtlington-morris.org.uk




The Wychwood Music Festival

Cheltenham, Glos
June
www.wynchwoodfestival.com

This weekend festival is for those looking for a bit of indie-rock and it's one the UKs still hidden gems for festivals.



Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth, Dorset
June
www.wessexfolkfestival.co.uk



North Devon Festival

North Devon
June
www.northdevonfestival.org




Headington Festival of Music & Dance

Oxon
June
www.hcda.org.uk




Spitalfields Festival

Tower Hamlets, London
June
www.spitalfieldsfestival.org.uk




Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Oxon
June
www.bluesandbeer.org.uk




Blowout Bagpipe Festival

Tamworth, Staffs
June
www.bagpipesociety.org.uk




Blaydon Folk Music Festival

Summerhill, Blaydon-On-Tyne
June
www.blaydonracesfolkmusicfestival.co.uk




Festival of the Peak

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
June
www.prpromotions.org.uk




Ipswich Riverside Folk and Maritime Festival

Suffolk
June
www.irfmf.org.uk




Thimbleberry Music Festival

Thimbleby Hill Farm, Durham
June
www.weird.uk.com




Wimborne Folk Festival

Wimborne, Dorset
June
www.wimbornefolkfestival.co.uk




Wirral Folk on the Coast Festival

Wirral, Cheshire
June
www.visitwirral.com




Green Note Latin American Music Festival

Camden Town, London
June
www.greennote.co.uk




Fiddlers Various

Canterbury, Kent
June
www.kentfolk.com/fiddlersvarious




Alcester Folk Festival

Stratford on Avon, Warks
June
www.alcesterandardenfolkfestival.co.uk




Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight, England
June
www.isleofwightfestival.com

This English festival is one of the UK’s biggest music festivals and it attracts thousands of people annually. Some of the past performers included The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Foo Fighters, and the Kaiser Chiefs just to name a few. This festival is getting better and better every year.


Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival

Cheshire, England
June
www.midfest.org




Ongar Folk Festival

Essex, England
June
www.ongar.org.uk




The Big Session Festival

Leicester, England
June
www.bigsessionfestival.com




Grassington Festival of Music & Arts

Grassington, North Yorkshire
June
www.grassington-festival.org.uk




Leamington Peace Festival

Leamington Spa, Warks
June
www.peacefestival.org.uk




Golowan Festival

Penzance, Cornwall
June
www.golowan.org




Blues on the Farm

Chichester, West Sussex
June
www.bluesonthefarm.com




Lichfield Real Ale, Jazz & Blues Festival

Lichfield, Staffs
June
www.lichfieldarts.org.uk




Leigh Folk Festival

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
June
www.leighfolkfestival.co.uk




City of London Festival

London
June
www.colf.org

This three week festival in London brings the city to life. It has an extensive programme of music, film, visual arts and so much more. The festival attracts all walks of life and is worth checking out.



Garforth Arts Festival

Leeds, England
June
www.garforthartsfestival.co.uk




Sun and Moon Festival

Bridgwater, Somerset
June
www.wessexfayres.co.uk




Piping Hot Bagpipe Weekend

Okehampton, Devon
June
www.wrenmusic.co.uk




Belper Music Festival

Derbyshire
June
www.belpermusicfestival.org.uk




Crawley Folk Festival

West Sussex
June
www.hawth.co.uk/folk




Folk on the Water Saul Canal Festival

Saul Junction, Glos.
June
www.junctionevents.org.uk




Four Fools Folk Festival

Preston, Lancs.
June
www.four-fools.co.uk




The Beatherder Festival

Gisburn, Lancs.
June
www.beatherder.co.uk




The Glasson Festival

Glasson, Lancaster
June
www.glassonfestival.org.uk




Summer Solstice

Stonehedge, Wiltshire, England
June 21st
www.weirdwiltshire.co.uk

This English festival is a celebration to mark the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice is a mass gathering with a festival-feel that attracts over 20,000 people annually.

Modern-day druids togged up in sweeping white robes and headdresses are joined by hippies, performance artists, families with wide-eyed kids and other people looking for an all night party.

Besides the rock hugging and naked dancing, expect dancing, singing, chanting and meditating because, for druids who follow the pagan religion, Stonehenge is their temple is their temple and Summer Solstice is their Christmas.


Taste of London

London
June
www.tastefestivals.com

This four-day festival in London brings together over 40 of London's best restaurants and is a great opportunity for people visiting the festival to try some great food.



Summer of Science Festival

London, England
June
www.seefurtherfestival.org

This ten day festival in London explores the relationship between science and art and is a must for any person interested in science.



The Apple Cart Festival

Victoria Park, London
June
www.theapplecartfestival.com

This Festival in London is a one day event that takes place in London's Victoria Park  




High Voltage Festival

Victoria Park, London, England
June
www.highvoltagefestival.com

This Festival in London 


Led Festival

Victoria Park, London, England
June
www.ledfestival.net

This Festival in London is relatively new, but its anither popular summer attraction in Victoria Park



Bushstock Festival

Shepherd's Bush, London
June
www.bushstock.co.uk

This Festival in London showcases some of the best up - and - coming talent from West London. It's a relatively new festival, but its becoming very popular.



Southern Sounds Festival

Clapham Common, London
June
www.southernsoundsfestival.com

This London festival brings you the best of New Zealand and Australian performers and its set out to show what the music scene is like Down Under. Also, it's a great opportunity for those Kiwis and Aussies that are missing home to hear some familar tunes.



Hard Rock Calling Festival

Hyde Park, London
June
www.hardrockcalling.co.uk

This Festival in London is fast becoming one of the most popular during the London festival season. Every year it draws internationally known bands and some of the past performers include Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi.



Wireless Festival

Hyde Park, London
June
www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

This 3-day Festival in London takes place in the heart of London and features some of the world's top bands. It sells out quickly every year and some of the past performers include The Chemical Brothers, The Black Eyed Peas and Grace Jones just to name a few.



Sunrise Celebration

Bruton, Somerset, England
June
www.sunrisecelebration.com

This Festival in London is known for its relaxed and chilled - out and friendly atmosphere. This event sells out quickly so check their website for more information



The Parklife Weekender

Platt Fields Park, Manchester, England
June
www.parklife.uk.com

This weekend long festival is one of the most popular summer festivals in the city. It attracts local, national and international bands and DJs. It's a vibrant mix of students, young professionals, artists and loads of other interesting people. If you are in Manchester when this is on be sure to try and get a ticket.



Truck Festival

Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, England
June
www.thisistruck.com

This indie event is fast becoming one of the most popular festivals in the region.



Blissfields

Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, England
June
www.blissfields.co.uk

This is arguably the best of the small festivals in England. It's only been around for a short time, but it has attracted some big acts.



Eden Sessions

Cornwall, England
June
www.edenproject.com/sessions

This event donates all proceeds from the event to supporting educational and charity programmes. Some of the past acts have included Primal Scream and Pendulum.



Strawberry Fair Festival

Cambridge, London
June
www.strawberry-fair.org.uk

This Festival in London has great music, crafts, arts, costumes and loads of fantastic food stalls set up. It's a family orientated festival, so keep that in mind if you are thinking of going.



Winterwell Festival

Cirencester, England
June
www.winterwell.co.uk

This festival in England is one of the few in the country that is a for all ages. You will see lots of families and the festival has loads of activities for the kids.



Glade Festival

Norfolk, England
June
www.gladefestival.com

This is one of the top new festivals to the UK festival scene and with its five stages and a chilled environment its a festival you don't want to miss.



Taste of Spain Festival

Regent Street, London, England
June
www.atasteofspain.co.uk

This free London event takes place in Regent Street and its a one-day mini fiesta with flamenco dancers, live music and regional food.



Greenwich and Docklands Festival

Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, England
June
www.festivals.org

This free outdoor London festival is an annual event that offers a huge programme of events that usually take place at the Old Royal Navel College in Canary Wharf. The Festival offers a free and inclusive programme of world class theatre and dance and family entertainment.



Eat! Newcastle Gateshead Festival

Newcastle, England
June
www.eatnewcastlegateshead.com

This festival in England is a 10-day food and drink festival in Newcastle and its a chance for you to see some of the local resturants strutting there stuff. Here you can get a 3-course meal for £20, which is fantastic. Also, you will have the opportunity to buy the mornings catch fresh from the fishing boats.



Hackney Weekender

London
June

This festival in London is one the UK's biggest free-ticketed music events and it hosts worldwide acts and expects more than 100,000 people



Bluesfest

London and Manchester
June
www.bluesfest.co.uk

This festival in London and Manchester is a top class blues festival packed with worldclass names.



Love Saves the Day Festival

Bristol, England
June
www.lovesavestheday.org

This festival in England is the same people who put together Glastonbury and its known as a mecca for British music.



Evolution

Newcastle, England
June
www.evolutionfestival.co.uk

This festival in England attracts all the latest big talents.



Rough Beats Festival

Clapham, North Yorkshire, England
June
www.roughbeatsfestival.co.uk

This festival in England is hidden in the Yorkshire Dales and it includes weather-proof stages.



Golden Down Festival

Black Bush Valley, Hampshire, England
June
www.goldendownfestival.co.uk

This festival in England is has hip-hop and a relaxed atmosphere








July Festivals in England


Global Gathering

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
End of July
www.globalgathering.co.uk

This festival in England is one of the best dance festivals in the UK and it’s held in Stratford - upon - Avon, which is near the birthplace of Shakespeare. This electro, dubstep and jungle festival doesn't disappoint the punters year in and year out.



Lovebox Weekender

Victoria Park, London
End of July
www.loveboxweekender.com
www.lovebox.net

This London festival has become one of London's biggest clubbing events of the summer. Every year the headliners are getting bigger and bigger and better and better.


Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge, England
July
www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

This is a festival in England with a prestigious reputation for quality music in amazing surroundings.



WOMAD

Reading, England
July
www.womad.org

This festival in England is called the World of Music Arts and Dance. It’s an impressive world music festival, with 70 artists from 30 countries on 7 stages.



Colombianamente at Coin Street Festival

South Bank, London
July
www.coinstreetfestival.org




Deal Festival

Deal, Kent
www.dealfestival.co.uk




York Dune Jazz Festival

York, England
July
www.yorkfestivals.com




York Early Music Festival

York, England
July
www.earlymusic.org.uk




Gillingham Festival Folk Music Extravaganza

Gillingham, Dorset
July
www.gillinghamfestival.org.uk




Folk at the Festival

St Albans, Herts.
July
www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk




BRASS, Durham International Festival

Durham, England
July
www.brassfestival.co.uk




Lichfield Festival

Lichfield, Staffs., England
July
www.lichfieldfestival.org




Cleckheaton Folk Festival

West Yorkshire
www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org




Priddy Folk Festival

Somerset
July
www.priddyfolk.org




Sussex Song & Ale

Upper Dicker, East Sussex, England
July
www.travellingfolk.co.uk




The Lift Global Music Club Annual Festival

Glossop, Derbyshire, England
July
www.liftglobal.com




Frome Festival

Frome, Somerset, England
July
www.tworiversfolkfestival.com




Clogfest

Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
July
www.clogfest.org 



Beat Herder

Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England
July
www.beatherder.co.uk

This festival in England is a fancy-dress themed electronic party in a beautiful setting.



Nova

Bignor Park, West Sussex, England
July
www.novafestival.co.uk

This festival in England is from the same people who brought the Big Chill Festival and this festival of arts, music, theatre, movies and comedy.



Vintage

Boughton Estate, Northampshire, England
July
www.vintagefestival.co.uk

This festival in England is a unique venture featuring music from the 40s - 80s, alongside some dressed up people.



Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England
July
www.deershedfestival.com

This festival in England is a huge 90-acre site and here you can expect circus cabaret, headline music and arts.



Nozstock Festival

Bromyard, Herefordshire, England
July
www.nozstock.com

This festival in England has the sounds of folk to punk and a myths and legends theme.



Magic Loungeabout Festival

Boughton Hall, Yorkshire, England
July
www.themagicloungeabout.net

This festival in England promises to be one of the most imaginative festivals in the North and the ultimate escape to the country.



The Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Park, Oxford
July
www.cornburyfestival.com

This festival in England is a festival with a country fair atmosphere. It's a family-freindly, so expect lots of kids to be running around.



Henley Festival of Music & The Arts

Henley-on-Thames, Oxon
July
www.henley-festival.co.uk




Larmer Tree Festival

Salisbury, Wiltshire
July
www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

This festival in England has more than 70 diverse artists, hundreds of free workshops, comedy, street theatre, carnival processions and great music.



FUSE: The Event in a Tent

July
www.lichfieldarts.org.uk




Guilfest

Guildford, Surrey
July
www.guilfest.co.uk

This festival in England is a hippie haven for blues and folk and its been called one of the most laidback and friendly festivals in the UK.



Rothbury Traditional Music Festival

Northumberland, England
July
www.rothbury-traditional--music.co.uk




Trowbridge Village Pump Festival

Trowbridge, Wilts.
July
www.trowbridgefestival.co.uk




Beggars Fair

Romsey, Hants.
July
www.beggarsfair.com
 




Spratton Folk Festival

Spratton, Northants.
July
www.sprattonfestival.com




Brampton Live

Brampton, Cumbria
July
www.bramptonlive.net




Festival at the Edge

Wenlock, Shropshire
July
www.festivalattheedge.org 




International Pipe and Tabor Festival

St. Albans, England
July
www.pipeandtabor.org




Stainsby Festival

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
July
www.stainsburyfestival.org.uk




Folk & Blues Festival

Croydon, Surrey
July
www.folkandblues.org




FARHA Festival

Newcastle, England
July
www.farhatour.com




SPANFEST

Kentwell Hall, Suffolk
July
www.parkrecords.com




Acoustic Festival

Nantwich, Cheshire
July
www.acousticfestival.co.uk




Diaspora London Music Village

Hyde Park, London
July
www.culturalco-operation.org




Gloucester International Rhythm and Blues Festival

Glouchester, England
July
www.gloucesterblues.co.uk




Camp Bestival

Dorset, England
July
www.campbestival.net

This festival in England is located at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, England. This festival is voted one of the top festivals in the UK and it attracts some of the world's top DJs and bands annually.

Lulworth is famous for its cove, which is a horseshoe-shaped harbour and pebble beach that was formed 10,000 years ago by the sea eroding the soft rock. Dorset is also home to Bournemouth Beach, which is a pretty stretch of sand wherre you can swim and surf at Boscombe's artificial surf reef. This festival is fantastic and with the extra things to do in the area its a must for anyone.


Secret Garden Party Festival

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
July
www.secretgardenparty.com

This festival in England is located at a Beautiful Secret garden, which is near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. This is one of the most interesting festivals you will find giant floating islands, which defy the laws of physics, tunnelled labyrinths and lots of flocked trees. Past performers have included Blondie, Leftfield and Plump DJs just to name a few.


Hop Farm Music Festival

Hop Farm, Kent, England
July
www.hopfarmfestival.com

This English festival isn't as commercial as some of the others you will find in England, as you won't find no sponsorship, no branding and no VIP guest lists. It's becoming more and more popular every year.



Lounge on the Farm

Merlon Farm, Canterbury, Kent, England
July
www.loungeonthefarm.co.uk

This 3-day festival in England is fast becoming on the most popular festivals in the South-East of England because they are continuing to attract big bands and DJs every year. If you are looking for a relaxing festival with great music then you should check this event out.


Sonisphere Festival

Knebworth House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
July
www.sonispherefestivals.com

If you are looking for a festival in England with the best heavy metal bands then this is the festival for you. Every year this event attracts the biggest heavy metal bands from around the globe and its considered on the best heavy metal festivals in Europe.



Latitude

Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England
July
www.latitudefestival.co.uk

This weekend festival in England is more than just a music festival it's a cultural experience and it attracts some of the biggest bands in the UK yearly.

Away from the festival, Southwold is on the British seaside and there are loads of colourful beach huts along the sandy beach and places for you to go have a drink or two.



Itunes Festival

Chalk Farm, London, England
July
www.itunesfestival.com

This free London festival is the cream of the London free festivals and events. With more than 60 noteable artists performing 31 consecutive nights of live music. This is an event that you don't want to miss if you are in London.


Basingstoke Live Music Festival

Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
July
www.basingstokelive.co.uk

This festival in England is the best attended free music festival in the UK and this extravaganza of live bands and art is really worth the journey to go to it. The line-up caters to all music tastes, which includes rock, dance, indie, metal and jazz.


Shoreditch Festival

Regent's Canal, Shoreditch, England
July
www.shoreditchfestival.org.uk

This free London festival has live music, film screening and theatre to entertain you. There are floating stages, dances, art, food markets and boats which makes this festival in London a must.



BP Summer Screen Festival

Trafalgar Square, London, England
July

This free London festival has world - class opera and ballet performances that are beamed to live from the Royal Opera House into Trafalgar Square, which is a part of a series of open air screenings across the capital.


Hip Hop Festival at Southbank

Southbank Centre, London, England
July
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

This London festival has a dynamic programme of concerts, debates, workshops and great parties that cater to all hip hop fans.



Anthropomorphic Summer Festival

Graces Alley, London, England
July
www.wiltons.org.uk

This London festival is held at Wilton Hall, which is one of the world's oldest surviving grand music halls in the UK. This festival hosts events such as classical concerts and films to magic shows and even has ping-pong championships.



Live Fest

O2 Arena, London, England
July
www.livefest.co.uk

This London festival is the largest indoor festival in the UK and its spread out over loads of different venues in the O2 Arena.



Ealing Blues and Comedy Festival

Walpole Park, London, England
July
www.ealing.gov.uk/ealingsummer

This London comedy festival in Ealing's vast Walpole Park features over 25 acts from top London Comedians like Stephen K Amos. If you like your comedy then you don't want to miss this.



The 1234 Festival

Shoreditch, London, England
July
www.the1234shoreditch.com

This London festival is in Shoreditch Park, east London and its a one day festival that is becoming very popular.

The  mastrermind behind this event is Sean McLusky, who is responsible for south London's cavernous Club UK and King's Cross venue 'The Scala'. The festival has been around now for over 5 years and its an extension of Sean's own record label 1234 and his own perception of eat London's cultural rebirth. It's a very cool London festival, which is recommended.



Tramlines Festival

Sheffield, England
July
www.tramlines.org.uk

This is one of the biggest festivals in UK with over 120,000 people partying to some of the biggest bands and DJs. The festival has only been around for a few years and its currently free to get in, but this might change in years to come as the popularity grows.



Truck Festival

Oxford, England
July
www.thisistruck.com

The Truck Festival is one of Britain's most independent festivals and its been going for over 15 years, which makes it one of the longest running festivals in UK.

This festival attracts loads of international bands and DJs, but what makes it special is that they take extra pride in trying to develop their own British talent here.


Waterloo Quarter Food Festival

Waterloo, London, England
July
www.waterlooquarter.org/foodfestival

This London Festival runs for most of the month of July and it has loads of entertainment and food stalls set up.



Zara Summer Festival

Oxford Circus, London, England
July
www.zara.com

This London Festival gives you a chance to get to Oxford Street and stock up on summer bargains at Zara. Zara is a mainly a ladies shop, but it does have a big mens department as wel..



Brazilica Festival

Liverpool, England
July
www.brazilicafestival.com

This Liverpool Festival is an all day street party in Williamson Square followed by a night-time samba parade. There are loads of exhibitions and performances across Liverpool, so its definately a festival worth checking out.








August Festivals in England



V Festival

Chelmsford, Staffordshire
August 18-19
www.vfestival.com

This is a very popular festival in England that is fast becoming one of the most popular ones in all of Europe. The ‘V’ stands for Virgin as it’s another of Richard Branson’s achievements. Every year this festival attracts some of the biggest bands and DJs around.


Creamfields

Halton, Cheshire
August 25th
www.creamfieldsfestival.co.uk or www.cream.co.uk

This is one of the best dance festival in the UK has been around for a few years now and has drawn many of the worlds top DJ’s.


Reading / Leeds Festival

Reading and Bramham Park Leeds
August 25-27
www.readingfestival.com

These twin festivals have their line-up's every year to become one of the country’s biggest festivals. Every year it sells out in record time and it's line-up is unbelievable for all those who like indie-rock and metal music.


Field Day

Victoria Park, London
August
www.fielddayfestivals.com

Along with great live music there's a village fete with sack races, egg and spoon races and a tug-of-war. This is an event you don't want to miss.



The Big Chill

Eastnor castle Deer Park,
Malvern Hills, Hertfordshire
August
www.bigchill.net

They don't call it the Big Chill for nothing, expect geat music and a laid back crowd.



Notting Hill Carnival

London, England
August
www.nottinghillcarnival.org.uk

This is a festival with music, dance, and a parade by London's Caribbean community. It’s a free festival and it attracts more than 2 million people and is the 2nd biggest street carnival in the world and Europe's biggest.

The Carnival began in 1964 with 500 people, when a steel bands paraded through W11, reminding Caribbean residents of their roots and drawing them out of their homes. Today, it has loads of other nationalities joining in on the party and the whole area gets behind it for one big street party.


Eastleigh Summer Festival

Eastleigh, Hants.
August
www.eastfest.co.uk




Wickham Festival

Fareham, Hants.
August
www.wickhamfestival.co.uk




Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Sussex
August
www.lammasfest.org




Rhythm Festival

Clapham, London, England
August
www.rhythmfestival.net




Free Eclectica Music Festival

St. Helens, Lancs.
August
www.visithelens.com




Cottingham Springboard Music Festival

Hull, East Yorkshire
August
www.springboard.bravehost.com




Saltburn International Festival of Folk Music, Dance & Song

Cleveland
August
www.saltburnfolkfestival.ukforum.com




Summer Sundae Weekender

Leicester
August
www.summersundae.com




Broadstairs Folk Week

Kent
August
www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk




Klezfest

London, England
August
www.jmi.org.uk





Bideford Folk Festival

Devon
August
www.bidefordfolkfestival.co.uk




Rockinbeerfest

Huntingdon, Cambs.
August
www.rockinbeerfest.co.uk




Beautiful Days

Honiton, Devon
August
www.beautifuldays.org

This festival in England is an award winning event and it has over six stages of music, comedy, food and real ale bars.




Standon Calling Festival

Standon, Hertfordshire, England
August
www.standon-calling.com

This festival in England has swimming ppols, secret stages and creative colourful installations are just a few of the reasons to check it out.



Boom Town Fair festival

Matterly Estate, Hampshire, England
August
www.beautifuldays.org

This festival in England is a town packed with restaurants, houses, back alleys, stages and cinemas is constructed.



Green Belt festival

Cheltenham Racecourse, England
August
www.greenbelt.org.uk

This festival in England has evolved from a Christian festival and it has top artists and bands.



End of the Road Festival

Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, England
August
www.endoftheroadfestival.com

This festival in England is set in an enchanted forest




Burntwood Folk Festival

Burntwood, Staffs.
August
www.burntwoodfolkfestival.co.uk




Whitby Folk Week

North Yorkshire
August
www.whitbyfolkweek.co.uk




Towersey Village Festival

Thame, Oxon
August
www.towerseyfestival.com




Solfest

Tarns, Cumbria
August
www.solwayfestival.co.uk




Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

Cirencester, Glos.
August
www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk




Fylde Folk Festival

Fleetwood, Lancs.
August
www.fylde-folk-festival.com




Off the Tracks Late Festival

Isley Walton, Leics.
August
www.offthetracks.co.uk




Wallingford Bunkfest

Wallingford, Oxon
August
www.bunkfest.co.uk




Metro Weekender

London, England
August
www.metroweekender.com
www.southwestfour.com
www.getloadedinthepark.com

This dance festival is on the August bank holiday weekend and it attracts thousands of people to its two day festival, which has some of the biggest DJs playing.



O2 Wireless

Hyde Park
August
www.o2wirelessfestival.co.uk




Manchester International Festival

Manchester
August
www.manchesterinternationalfestival.com




Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival

Newquay, England
August

This dance festival is a laid-back beach festival, which plays host to over 50 live music acts each year. It's held over five days in the UK's surf capital and this festival is set over two locations. Fistral Beach hosts the sports and bikini competition, while the music stages are at the cliff tops above Watergate Bay.


Homelanz

Boston Manor Park, London, England
August
www.homelanz.co.uk

This festival in London showcases Antipodean entertainment complete with artists from the homeland as well as good food and drink.



South West Four

Clapham Common, London, England
August
www.southwestfour.com

This festival in London is an eclectrical dance event that attracts some of the biggest names in the industry. Some of the past acts included Underwold, Pendulum, Richie Hawton, John Digweed and Pete Tong just to name a few.



One Love Festival

Hainault County Park, London
August
www.onelovefestival.co.uk

This festival in London is a laid back reggae jam session, which attracts people who enjoy listening to Bob Marley music.



Standon Calling Festival

Standon, Hertfordshire, London
August
www.standon-calling.com

This is a themed festival in London that encourages the peformers and audience to participate in whatever them they come up with. It's a smaller festival that allows you to checkout some of the rising bands in the country.



Bestival

Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England
August
www.bestival.net

This festival in London is known for quirky gimmicks that earned it the best major festival victory in 2010. It attracts all the big acts from around the globe yearly.



Larmer Tree Festival

Salisbury, England
August
www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

This festival in England has comedy, music and workshops that keep everyone entertained. It's known for being one of the best family orientated festivals in the UK.



Abbeyfest Blues at the Mill Festival

Merton Abbey Mills, Wimbledon, London, England
August

This free London festival brings together some of London's top blues bands for one fantastic day. If you like blues then this is a free London festival you should check out.



Carnaval Del Pueblo Festival

Brockwell Park, London, England
August
www.carnavaldelpueblo.co.uk

This free London festival is your chance to spend a nice relaxing day soaking up salsa dancing and enjoying some great food and entertainment.



Little London Fields Festival

London, England
August
www.littlelondonfields.co.uk

This free London festival boasts pure fun and frolics with an array of up-and-coming musicians playing electro, indie, dance and house tunes.



Great British Beer Festival

London, England
August
www.gbbf.camra.org.uk

This London festival is the Biggest beer festival in the UK and its your opportunity to try real ales, ciders, perries and other local and international beers. There is beer tasting so you can become an expert.



More London Free Festival

London, England
August
www.morelondon.com/scoop

This free London festival has an array of of fringe, music and theatre performances, which includes a modern twist of medieval classics. It's an interesting festival worth checking out.



Strummer of Love

Somerset, England
August
www.strummeroflove.com

This English festival is in the countryside of Somerset and this one day festival is becoming more and more popular every year.



Wilderness Festival

Oxfordshire, England
August
www.wildernessfestival.com

This English festival is billed as a celebration of the arts and the outdoors, the Wilderness Festival at Oxfordshire's Cornbury Park is a chilled-out, more family friendly alternative to summer's of big festival in England.









September Festivals in England


Eternal Summer Festival

Newquay
September
www.tnteternalsummer.com




Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Isle of Wight
September
www.sunseaandcycling.com

This is a great festival for bike enthusiasts.



Traditional Music Day

Stowmarket, Suffolk
September
www.eatmt.org.uk




York Food and Drink Festival

York, England
September
www.yorkfoodfestival.com




Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage, Dorset
September
www.swanagefolkfestival.co.uk




Blues at the Fort

Portsmouth
September
www.bluesatthefort.com




Bromyard Folk Festival

Herefordshire
September
www.bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk




Cornish Bluegrass Festival

Newquay, Cornwall
September
www.cornishbluegrass.co.uk




Hobbs Farm Music Festival

Yapton, West Sussex
September
www.4sightsussex.co.uk




The Mayor’s Thames Festival

London
September
www.thamesfestival.org

This London festival is a mixture of music, street arts, river races a magical illuminated Night Carnival.



Roots 666

Darwen, Lancashire
September
www.darwenmusicprojects.org




Richmond Walking Festival

Richmond, England
September
www.richmondwalking.com




Bestival Festival

Isle of Wight, England
September
www.bestival.net

This festival in England is located at Robin Hill Country Park in the Isle of Wight and its one of the most popular music festivals in the UK. Every year the line-up is getting better and better and some of the past bands include The Cure, Pendulum and Primal Scream just to name a few.



Waveform Festival

Taunton Racecourse, England
September
www.waveformfestival.com

This festival in England is an electro festival and the people hear dance all night to great music and during the day recoup with organic food and healing therapies. The Waveform Festival is all about being green and features talks, workshops and solar-powered showers.



Egremont Crab Fair

Crumbria, England
September
www.egremontcrabfair.com

This festival in England is one of those you need to see and its home of the Gurning World Championships.



Frieze Art Festival

London, England
September
www.friezeartfair.com

This festival in London is located in Regent Park in London and it has over 170 artists from international galleries showing there art. Frieze also has a line-up of film, lectures and music acts.


Greenwich Comedy Festival

Old Royal Naval College, London, England
September
www.greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk

This festival is London's biggest comedy festival and its on the scenic Cutty Sark Gardens. There are loads of the top comedians from all over the world and one of our favourites is Stephen K Amos. Tickets always sell out, so check the website if you are interested for more information.



Night Carnival

Waterloo, London, England
September
www.thamesfestival.org

This festival in London is in the twilight with a parade of dancers, musicians, horseback cavalry and street performers. This London Event starts at the National Theatre and heads over Blackfriars Bridge and west along Victoria Embankment, finishing by Victoria Gardens. It's an excellent event in central London.


Scipmylo Festival

Old Street, London, England
September
www.scipmylo.co.uk

This comedy festival is new to the London scene and it attracts many of the UK's top comedians.



Colourscape Music Festival

Clapham, London, England
September
www.eyemusic.org.uk

This Festival in London gives you a chance to lose yourself in this psychedelic world of colours and sounds. The festival takes place inside 100 chambers of a huge inflatable structure, which the organisers want us to wander and find out how we respond to the different hues. At the weekend, a range of concerts will be taking place inside the labyrinth. It's a Festival in London you don't want to miss.



Hackney Wick Festival

Hackney, London, England
September
www.hackneywickfestival.org.uk

This Festival in London is an annual event that allows you to get rid of your unwanted goods or find a gem at the Give or Take event. There is also dance and theatre performances, live music, art exhibitions and workshops.



London Design Festival

London, England
September
www.vam.au.uk

This Festival in London is a nine-day event that gives you a chance to learn your craft and experts describe their techniques behind drawing and all things that go with designs.



Eid-Ul-Fitr Festival

London, England
September
www.london.gov.uk

This Festival in London is the official marking of Ramadan fasting, spirits will be running high at this Muslim Festival.



London Fashion Festival

London, England
September
www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk

This Festival in London is geared up all things material and this festival gives you offers you a chance to get merchandise at over 70 per cent off from loads of different designers.








October Festivals in England


Tenterden Folk Festival

Ashford, Kent
October
www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk



Brighton Early Music Festival

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
October
www.bremf.org.uk




Bac on the Fiddle

Bridport, Dorset
October
www.bridport-arts.com




Canterbury Festival

Canterbury, Kent
October
www.canterburyfestival.co.uk




Gainsborough Folk Festival

Gainsborough, Lincs.
October
www.gainsboroughfolkclub.com 




MusicPort World Music Festival

Whitby, North Yorkshire
October
www.whitbymusicport..com




Return to Camden Town

Camden Town, London
October
www.returntocamden.org




Sheffield Folk Festival

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
October
www.sheffieldfolkfestival.org




Conker World Championships

Ashton, England
October
www.worldconkerchampionships.com

Conker fighting is a serious business in this part of England. There are teams from all over the world that battle with conker and string to be seated the conker throne and crowned winner.


Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival

Nottingham, England
October
www.beerfestival.nottinghamcamra.org

This festival in England is renowned for offering the world's largest selection of real ales, fruit beers, ciders and stouts with the Nottingham Castle as the backdrop.


Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight, England
October
www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

This festival in England you can choose from more than 60 guided walks at the Isle's weekend-long celebration of a lazy stroll.



Frieze Art Festival

Regent's Park, London, England
October
www.friezeartfair.com

This festival in London has works from over a 1000 of the world's leading artists for this annual event. There are over 170 galleries from the around the world that have a presence at the festival.








November Festivals in England


Ottery St. Mary Tar Barrels

Devon, England
November
www.tarbarrels.co.uk

This festival in England has huge flaming barrels that are carried around this little rural town, passed from person to person. This Pagan festival has been going for years and its one of the most popular festivals in Devon.



Atlantic Waves Festival

London
November
www.atlanticwaves.org.uk









December Festivals in England


Haddenham Festival

Haddenham, Bucks
December
www.haddenhamceilidhs.co.uk

 

 

 

 



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