The UK has some of the best-known music festivals in the world. The creativity in these events, as well as their clout when it comes to capturing the most amazing acts is what makes them truly stand out. The wide range of festivals focus all music genres in order to cater for the many different tastes of the festival goers.
The festivals promise excellent music, amazing production and an overall out of this world experience. Choosing a festival to attend is not easy and as much as line-up and cost are some of the major factors that you should consider, these music festivals usually try to competitively out-do it each with the production, food, and drinks. If you are wondering which are the best music festivals in the UK currently, below is a review of our top 5 UK Music Festivals to visit in 2018.
Back of Beyond Festival
Back of Beyond is a one-day EDM festival which will be taking place in the lush and cool English countryside of Frogmore Hill, Hertfordshire. The event which is scheduled for July 7th 2018 will have performances on seven stages. Headlining this debut edition will be the Faithless’ DJ set. You will also be treated with great music from Detlef, Latmun, Bontan, Nick Curly and Josh Butler among others.
This festival will start at midday and run until 2 am and festival goers should be prepared to enjoy the best of house music, electronica, rave and tech for 14 hours straight. Camping tickets are available with the VIP tickets already sold out.
Wilkestock is a family friendly music festival which runs throughout the weekend. It is one of the most unique music festivals in the UK whose ticket proceedings are donated to charity.
Wilkestock Festival will be celebrating eleven years in August with Fratellis as the headlining act. Other performers include Gold Key, Strange Bones, Fizzy Blood, The Scruff, Defences, Blushes and Idle Frets among others. The compact festival will have five different stages that are just a few steps from each other. You can lounge on the sofas while grabbing a drink or just chill in a bean-bag and listen to the amazing music array of deep house music, pop, electronica, indie rock, etc. Camping tickets for Wilkestock Festival available and you can book one from Wilkestock’s official website.
The Wilderness festival is known to draw thousands of party lovers to Oxfordshire, and this year it’s expected to be even much bigger. Based in Cornbury Park near to Charlbury, the Wilderness Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the poshest festivals in the UK. This 4-day family festival features revelers skinny dipping, art and crafts and of course, good music. The Wilderness Festival is also renowned for its wide range of culinary delights.
This year’s event has Nile Rodgers & Chic, Jon Hopkins, and Bastille as headliners. Groove Armada will headline the late night party with a DJ set. Other notable acts who will feature in the lineup include Baxter Dury, Kamasi Washington, IAMDDB, Dan Owen, Palace, and Mahalia among others. Be prepared to experience amazing music genres such as electronica, contemporary classical and intelligent dance music among others. Lovers of live music will get a treat from Ronnie Scott and if you are into karaoke, you’d better head up to the hip-hop karaoke. Thrill seekers should check The Love Hotel because this is where the real fun will be at.
Rolling over to the countryside, you will be able to come across the Ketel-One Kitchen and champagne bars. A series of masterclasses will be hosted here during the day while the nights will be for dining banquets and discos. Some of the outdoor activities which you can engage in during this festival include fly-fishing, horse riding, and archery. Other extra experiences include banquets, feasting and wellbeing experiences such as yoga. Tickets for the Wildness Festival are already available for booking.
One of the most established summer festivals in the UK will be returning this July at the Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude, performing art and music festival is popular with families and will be showcasing a lineup of not only music but also poetry, film, theatre, comedy, politics, and workshops. It is one of the most culturally inclusive and diverse festivals in the UK.
This year, the lineup features musical acts like The Killers, Rag n Bone Man, Wolf Alice, Solange, The Vaccines, alt-J, and Jessie Ware. Mogwai, Tune-Yards, The Breeders and Jon Hopkins will also be there. You will experience great indie rock, pop, new wave and funk music among others. Headlining the comedy stage will be acts like Harry Hill, Dylan Moran, and Alan Davies.
Apart from amazing music and great comics, Latitude festival goers will get a chance to experience an independent cinema and a lakeside theatre. From the DJs who are hidden in the thick woods and dance troupes to the clowns found under the canvas, there is something to keep everyone entertained. Book your Latitude Festival ticket and get a chance to experience a magical performance in the woodland.
The Victorious is a family-friendly festival which will be hosted at Southsea Seafront. The popular festival which happens during the August Bank holiday weekend includes areas such as the Beat & Swing Tent and the Market Way that is marked with the kid’s arena, quirky market stalls, street food, a circus and an Ale Village. The Prodigy, Kaiser Chiefs, Libertines and Paloma Faith will be the headliners of this event and you will be treated to music types such as electronica, techno, jazz and soul music, etc.
The UK has numerous and some of the best music festivals in the world. The events which happen throughout the year usually feature popular acts and they attract the biggest crowds in the entertainment scene. Depending on the organizer, the duration of these events vary. The summer season is the most popular with revelers with the bank holiday weekend festival offering the much-needed fun and break during the normally hottest month of the year, August. Note that music tickets from all these festivals are available online.