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After a sleepy couple of years on the festival scene, this summer the UK event’s season is back with a bang, bringing a whirlwind of music, costumes, artists, theatrics, and DJs right to our doorsteps. The bigger the event, the larger the numbers, so if you've managed to bag some tickets it’s time to get planning your travel and accommodation. We’re already filling up fast, so be sure to book early! And if you’re losing track on the options, here’s a summary of some of the biggest dates to your diary. Why not maximise your trip and check out our Summer Vibes offer for up to 25% off extended stays. Let’s face it, some time in a darkened room is exactly what’s needed once the partying is over.
06-07 Aug Let’s Rock NI Retro Festival
With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s such as Odyssey, Howard Jones and Jaki Graham, and an action-packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this family friendly festival.
08-10 July Wireless Festival
Wireless is returning to Birmingham this year, for the first time since 2014, and will be taking place at the NEC. It’s Europe’s biggest celebration of contemporary black music and the only festival in the UK to be hosting the likes of Cardi B and J.Cole. Both are headlining alongside Dave, who will no doubt make it one of the best sessions of the season.
08-17 Jul Cheltenham Music Festival
The festival celebrates the very best in contemporary composition alongside a feast of popular classics. From hands-on family concerts to world premieres by the world’s finest performers, Cheltenham Music Festival promises 12 days of sublime and surprising musical adventures for all ages.
22-23 Jul Rewind Festival
Scone Palace plays host to the only festival dedicated entirely to the much-loved music scene of the 80s. With a line-up of classic old timers, it will be a neon fun-filled weekend for all the family.
19-21 Aug Otherland Festival
A carefully curated line-up of cutting-edge, forward-thinking artists will span genres across six stages in the Otherlands, taking place at Scone Palace in Perth. The Otherlands is a multi-genre escape featuring both global and home-grown talent from a wide array of sounds. Stages will feature everything from live & electronic to punk, rock & rap as attendees are taken on a sensory trip into the unknown.
08-10 Jul TRNSMT
In a country already renowned for having the best audiences in the world, cinch presents TRNSMT, set within the city’s Glasgow Green, shows artists from around the world that there’s nothing better than a Scottish crowd. Headlining will be Paolo Nutini, The Strokes and Lewis Capaldi, joined by The Snuts, Jimmy Eat World, Foals, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Sigrid and Beabadoobee
02 Jul Mardi Gras
Following the huge success of the inaugural Mardi Gras Festival, Roundhay Park plays host to the return of this smash hit event. The 2022 line-up includes headline artists Clean Bandit, Joel Corry, Raye, Roger Sanchez, Majestic and Jodie Harsh.
26-28 Aug Leeds Festival
It's double the love when the dual weekend of Reading & Leeds Festival arrives in late August. The mega-fests feature the same line-up on the same weekend in two different UK locations. The roster is always packed with one of the strongest rock and alternative schedules of the summer. Headliners include Halsey, Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon.
28 Jun-10 Jul Lytham Music Festival
The stellar line-up is announced as Lancashire's biggest live music festival prepares to return for the biggest party yet, with a 10-night line-up. Lytham Festival will take place in the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green. Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol and Diana Ross are just some of the massive names to be performing.
30-31 Jul Loosefest
It's back and it's bigger than ever. Loosefest heads to Newcastle's Town Moor this summer, featuring headline acts including Black Eyed Peas, Mabel, Joel Corry, AJ Tracey, Clean Bandit, Dimitri from Paris, Roger Sanchez, Jonas Blue, Sigala, Patrick Topping and many more. They promise 80+ incredible artists, 5 unique stages and 1 HUGE weekend!
26-28 Aug Reading Festival
The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere. Arctic Monkeys, Bastille and Bring Me The Horizon will be headlining.
Past events, sorry you've missed them. But you can start planning for next year!
13-26 Jun Belsonic
Belsonic returns to the idyllic setting at Ormeau Park. The popular music festival will bring a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast across the month of September, including Iron Maiden, Liam Gallagher, Calvin Harris, and Lewis Capaldi.
15-18 Jun Nocturne Live Blenheim Palace
Simply Red and The Brand New Heavies will be playing the first of 4-nights of music at Blenheim Palace. They join David Gray, UB40 and Simple Minds to complete the line-up for this year’s event.