Carnival performers at Boomtown Festival

Discover the best music festivals in England

From 24 hour parties to outdoor hot tubs, discover some of the best music festivals in England. 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.

While many festivals are preparing to run in 2021 once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please be aware that dates and lineups are subject to change. Please always check with the event's website for restrictions or alterations before purchasing tickets, booking accommodation or travelling.

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See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

Manchester’s Chinatown is transformed as lanterns, food stalls and a Dragon Parade take over the streets of the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Get your ‘blues’ fix at Broadstairs Blues Bash

Aint’ nothin’ but the blues - not the winter ones, but the music type in Broadstairs every February for one weekend.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 
Festival of Food at Rockliffe Hall

Enjoy a week of fine dining at a brand new food festival

Celebrate the finest of British cuisine at Rockliffe Hall’s new Festival of Food event.

Location: Croft-on-Tees, County Durham

 

Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

 

Celebrate Portsmouth's literary heritage at BookFest

Meet some of the UK's most beloved authors in an annual literary festival for the whole family.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Browsing cars at the London Classic Car Show

Discover all-time greats at the London Classic Car Show

Get up close and personal with hundreds of classic cars at the London Classic Car Show between 14-17 February.

Location: Docklands, London

 
Kew Gardens in London

Explore the exotic at Kew Gardens

Step into a world of colour and surround yourself with nature at Kew Gardens.

Location: Kew, London

 
Leicester Comedy Festival logo

See Britain's finest comedians at Leicester Comedy Festival

Get a glimpse at the future of British comedy at the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.

Location: Leicester

 

Sample real ales at the Winter Ales Festival

Discover your favourite real ale at the Derby CAMRA Winter Ales Festival at the Derby Roundhouse from 20-23 February 2019.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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