UK Festivals 2020

UK Music Festivals / UK Festivals Accommodation / Other Types of UK Festivals / Festivals Abroad 

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been in 2020, with more choice and more events on these shores than ever before.We can boast world class gatherings like Glastonbury and Bestival (check out what happened at the latter below) alongside new contenders such as Love Saves the Day, making for a globally renownded scene of epic proportions.

Whether you want a classic blood and thunder mix of bands or a smorgasbord of haute couture food and craft ales, there's a litany of options available for everyone from the festival newcomer to even the savviest of veterans. 

UK Music Festivals

Ravers can get lost in an abyss of choices in our dance music festivals section, with guitar music fiends equally well fed in their realm. You can find your perfect music festival via our Festival Finder tool, which helps you select the perfect criteria for your experience of what you want out of the event.The strength of diversity of our tastes has led to a beautifully varied selection of UK Music Festivals, with many doing glorious jobs of hitting a number of genres whilst others cover specific niches perfectly. Find out what festivals are on this weekend! 

Upcoming UK Festivals 2020

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City

1st - 3rd May 2020

Clarence Dock, Liverpool

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

14th - 16th May 2020

Venues in Brighton

BBC Radio One's Big Weekend

BBC Radio One's Big Weekend

22nd - 24th May 2020


Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

11th - 14th Jun 2020

Seaclose Park, Newport,

Download Festival

Download Festival

12th - 14th Jun 2020

Donington Park



12th - 14th Jun 2020

Gunnersbury Park, London

Show all 20 UK Festivals 2020

UK Festivals Accommodation

For many the festival experience wouldn't be authentic if you didn’t spend it in a tent, but this is by no means the only option available in this day and age. Here’s a few alternatives to the standard pitch a tent choice - click on each link to find festivals that allow for it or offer them as a ticket option 


Luxury VIP Camping

On-site Apartments / Chalets



See our full recommendations in Skiddle’s guide to accommodation at festivals

Other Types of UK Festivals

Festivals aren’t just focused on music. There’s Food Festivals, Beer Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Comic Book Festivals - pretty much every type of interest across our culture has an event which celebrates it. There’s even an abundance of chilli festivals celebrating the power of taste driven heat; check out the video to North East Chilli Festival below

Whether you just fancy a change from the standard festival experience or have a thirst for a specific passion, festivals provide the perfect chance for you to indulge that passion or passing interest with equal aplomb.

Festivals beyond the UK

Fancy something a little further afield? The selection of European/Overseas festivals in our guide has a mixture of UK ran events and more exotic choices, enabling you to recreate the UK experience with more certainty of the weather or discover something completely new and exciting.

Latest UK Festivals 2020 News

Sounds From The Other City: line-up revealed inc. Gruff Rhys & Stealing Sheep

The Salford all-day festival has revealed the first wave of acts heading to Chapel Street on May 2nd.

Ten festival slots you won't want to miss in 2020

From Tyler, The Creator at Parklife to Taylor Swift at Glasto - here's ten festival performances bound to produce memorable moments this summer

Acropolis: ancient castle to play host to brand new techno festival

Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire will welcome ravers from across the UK in May

Newsam Park picks up where Cocoon in the Park left off

The brand new Leeds festival will take place in Temple Newsam on Saturday 11th June.

Neighbourhood Weekender 2020: Ian Brown, Catfish & Sam Fender headline

The likes of The Snuts, Zuzu, Cast, The Ks, and Lona are the latest to be added to the Neighbourhood line up, joining Ian Brown, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender Miles Kane and more.

Bluedot Festival 2020: Bjork, Groove Armada & Metronomy to headline

Cheshire's award-winning interstellar celebration of arts, science and music returns to Jodrell Bank Observatory between 23–26 July.

Other festival guides

Here's some more festival info to help you plan your summer. Or why not skip directly to our Festival Finder?