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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.

Location: Durham

 

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

 

Enjoy music, arts and wild lake swimming at Latitude

Combine sing-your-heart-out music with theatre, comedy, wellbeing, food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

 

Dance ‘til dawn at 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

 

Party in the Peak District at 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.

Location: London

 

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.

Location: Leicestershire

 

Dance the weekend away at East London's Lovebox

See dance-music greats strut their stuff on stage at this hip East London festival.

Location: London

 

Party hard at 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

 

Tend the rhythm at 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: Go intergalactic at 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

 

Get back on track at 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

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