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15 of the best UK festivals 2024

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15 of the best UK festivals 2024
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
Updated: 12 hours ago
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Ready for some amazing music and delicious street food? Look no further as festival season is almost back! Music lovers and ravers can now get their hands on tickets for some of this year's biggest outdoor events which are making a sensational return to our fields. 

Here is our guide to the best festivals that will take place this summer, and beyond... Time to get those wellies out!

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight is welcoming festival-goers with a bigger and better new line-up. This year's line-up includes Jessie J, Natalie Imbruglia, The Pretenders, Johnny Marr, Feeder, S Club, Tom Meighan, Cian Ducrot, Caity Baser and Wunderhorse. 

The festival, presented by Barclaycard, will also host incredible performances from acts including Scouting For Girls, Suede, Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems, The Streets, Keane, Simple Minds, Beverley Knight, Zara Larsson, McFly, Pet Shop Boys, Blossoms, Crowded House and The Darkness.

Isle of Wight, 20-23 June,

Latitude Festival line-up

Latitude Festival

The acclaimed Barclaycard presents Latitude Festival is poised to return to the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk from 25-28 July. Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival has got headliners Duran Duran, Kasabian, Keane, London Grammar, and Sara Pascoe to spearhead an eclectic lineup that fuses music with the arts across an immersive cultural weekend. 

A truly unmissable festival experience set against a backdrop like no other, the festival also continues to expand its stellar music lineup for 2024 with The Vaccines, Future Islands, Lankum Jockstrap, Ash, Caity Baser, CMAT, The Darkness, Waxahatchee, Corinne Bailey Rae, David Ducovony, BC Camplight, Marika Hackman, and Baby Queen.

Suffolk, 25-28 July,



It goes without saying how big Glastonbury is incredible, and each year, event organisers pull out all the stops to top the previous year's efforts. The festival has been around for over five decades, and is one of the oldest, largest and most famous live music festivals in the world. At present, no performers have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2024. However, rumoured acts include Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Madonna.

Somerset, 26–30 June,


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All Points East

Each year, All Points East delivers an epic lineup of world-class headliners, exceptionally curated supporting lineups and big exclusives. This year is set to be no exception as Kaytranada will top the bill on the Friday. Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsystem, and a dual-headline spot from Death Cab For Cutie & The Postal Service are some of the other amazing acts to join the line-up.

London, 16-25 August,

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party

The award-winning Secret Garden Party is a much-loved and a truly independent event, offering four days of immersive entertainment and camping, with the focus on championing new and creative ideas. Situated in a beautiful location by a shimmering lake it offers over 10 live music and dj stages, a multitude of games, parades, performances, secret happenings, thought-provoking art installations, delicious food and drink, outdoor swimming, stunning unique visual displays and much much more. It is all lovingly curated with meticulous attention to detail. 

The intention is to transport 'gardeners' into a temporary magical parallel world in which they can reawaken a carefree sense of childish fun and playfulness. This year sees a fun-packed north field with parades, wild swimming, immersive theatre, aerial displays, and luxe boutique camping experiences. As always, there will be the iconic paint fight and fireworks spectacle in the main arena, plus art installations and many silly games.

Abbots Ripton,  25-28 July,

Love Saves The Day

Love Saves The Day

Bristol's largest festival, LSTD has relocated to Ashton Court and takes place in May. Expect a killer line-up, electric atmospshere and lots of local traders to enjoy. This year's bill includes The Streets, Eliza Rose, CamelPhat, Groove Armada, Kenya Grace, Rudimental, Shanti Celeste and Sub Focus.

Bristol, 25-26 May,

The Cambridge Club

The Cambridge Club Festival

The Cambridge Club returns with another star-studded line-up for 2024. The dance-inspired line-up features an array of Disco, Funk, Pop, R&B and Soul legends that will bring musical magic to the glorious Cambridgeshire countryside. A three-day celebration of Music, Arts and Culture – from comedy, talks and live podcasts to family fun, wellness activities and yoga to late night parties and DJs playing under the Orchards twinkling lights.

Natasha Bedingfield  joins the main stage on 7 June – with UK music icons Jessie Ware and Melanie C – to complete a party-starting bill on the opening night. Get ready for a hip-shaking, mind-bending weekend of wonder like no other.

Cambridge, 7-9 June,

Kings of Leon Hyde Park

BST Hyde Park

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very excited to welcome back Nashville's finest Kings of Leon to London! The multi-award winning rock group will headline at BST Hyde Park on  30 June, with special guests Paolo Nutini and The Vaccines. 

The full line-up for the show is still to be announced. The lineup for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2024 is set to be truly spectacular, with Kings of Leon joining previously announced headliners Andrea Bocelli (5 July), Robbie Williams (6 July), Shania Twain (7 July), Kylie (13 July) and Stray Kids (14 July), with more artists to be revealed soon!

London, June-July,

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Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is an annual Caribbean festival event that has taken place in London since 1966. The streets are adorned with colourful decorations, food stalls offer Caribbean delicacies and vibrant sound systems. Notting Hill Carnival is a symbol of cultural diversity, unity and an unforgettable celebration of Caribbean heritage in London which is free for anyone to attend. 

London, 25-26 August,

Fatboy Slim performs© Getty

Wilderness Festival

Curated for a generation who understand meaningful pleasure, enlightening participation and luxurious experiences, Wilderness spans music and the arts, exquisite feasting and dining, insightful talks and debates, a wellbeing sanctuary, outdoor pursuits, a family field and beautiful lakes to while away the hours. For those looking to get immersed and put their unique mark on a festival, Wilderness is the perfect weekend escape.

Oxfordshire, 1-4 August,

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Pride in London

Get ready for the UK's biggest LGBTQ+ celebration, Pride in London. The free event is on 29 June and no tickets are needed. The parade starts at Hyde Park Corner, goes through Piccadilly, Haymarket, and Trafalgar Square, and ends at Whitehall Place. You'll also have to chance to enjoy performances by Adam Lambert and Idina Menzel, a variety of speakers and fantastic stalls, beverages & food. 

London, 29 June,

Henley Festival

Henley Festival

One of the UK's most glamourous boutique festivals in the stunning setting on Henley-on-Thames will be back again! This year's unforgettable line-up includes  Nicole Scherzinger, Dave Stewart's Eurythmics Songbook, Gladys Knight, Rylan, Nigel Kennedy, Sam Ryder and much more.

Henley-on-Thames, 10-14 July,

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines Festival

For the 16th edition in Sheffield, Tramlines will stage one of its best lineups to date including Paulo Nutini, Jamie T and Snow Patrol, a debut home turf appearance from The Human League, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Charlatans, Soft Play, Miles Kane and The Pigeon Detectives.

Sheffield, 26-28 July,

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival

One of the UK's biggest metropolitan family-friendly festival set on The Solent. A bank holiday seaside festival with something for everyone from comedy to beach football and world-class music. This year's headline acts include Fatboy Slim, Jamie T and Biffy Clyro. 

Other musicians who will take to the stage include Sugababes, Louis Tomlinson, Wet Leg, Courteeners, Pixies, Groove Armada (DJ set), Razorlight, The Kooks, Becky Hill, Arlo Parks and The Lathums.

Portsmouth, 23-25 August,

Reading & Leeds

Reading & Leeds

Rockstar Energy presents Reading & Leeds, and this year, they have over thirty eclectic acts across its iconic stages, joining headliners Fred again..., Lana Del Rey, Blink-182, Liam Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Gerry Cinnamon. The Chevron, a new 40,000 capacity open-air stage, will be home of the world's biggest silent rave, which will play to a combined crowd of 80,000 people in both Reading & Leeds simultaneously.

Reading and Leeds, 21-25 August,


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