Discover the best music festivals in England
From 24-hour parties to outdoor hot tubs, discover some of the best music festivals in England in 2022. From massive outdoor stages with the biggest headline acts to quirky niche events starring the next big thing, any one of these festivals is ideal to build a summer break around.
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See global superstars at the Isle of Wight Festival
See some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future at this legendary music festival in June.
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight
July events: Rhythmtree Festival
Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight promises vegan food and happy faces, along with top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.
Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight
July festivals: Kendal Calling
Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.
Location: Penrith, Cumbria
July events: WOMAD Festival
Grab your tent and learn more about cultures across the world at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Watch Indie A-listers at the End of the Road Festival
The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.
Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset
July events: Cambridge Folk Festival
Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music in Europe, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
July festivals: Durham Brass
Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop at BRASS Durham International Festival.
July Events: South Tyneside Festival
This fabulous summer festival brings three months of free entertainment to the vibrant seaside resort of South Shields.
Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival
Enjoy a Victorious trip to Portsmouth at this scenic and buzzing music festival.
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wander into the Wilderness Festival
A ticket to Wilderness in Oxfordshire's countryside is like a ticket to a mini paradise where art, music, fine food and nature collide.
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
July events: Latitude Festival
Combine sing-your-heart-out music, wild swimming, theatre, comedy, great food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.
July events: Standon Calling
Head to Standon in Hertfordshire for a three-day summer party featuring huge music acts, an on-site nightclub and bars that never close.
Location: Standon, Hertfordshire
July events: Y Not Festival
Watch big-name music acts perform with sweeping views of the Peak District National Park as your backdrop at the Y Not Festival.
Location: Pikehall, Derbyshire
Hang with the hipsters at Field Day
The coolest festival in London is back and better than ever.
Rock out at Download Festival
Horn signs at the ready; get set for a weekend of rock as the biggest names in metal take to the stage at Download Festival.
July events: Lovebox
See dance-music greats strut their stuff on stage at this hip East London festival.
July events: Wireless Festival
Enjoy three days of dancing to world class hip-hop and R&B acts at Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park.
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Mosh to the biggest acts at Reading and Leeds Festivals
Head to Richfield Avenue in Leeds or Little John’s Farm in Reading for three days of unbeatable live music.
Location: Reading and Leeds
July events: Beat-Herder Festival
See big-name dance acts and eclectic live bands at a summer festival that brings the funk to the farmland for three days in July.
Location: Sawley, Lancashire
July events: Bluedot festival
Go stargazing while being star struck by an out-of-this-world line-up of musical talent at bluedot festival.
Location: Blackden, Cheshire
July events: Tramlines Festival
Tramlines Festival rolls into Sheffield each summer, bringing the party to Hillsborough Park with four stages of lots of top musical acts.
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire