UK Festivals

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

The UK Festivals scene is the brightest it has ever been, 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

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. This year the cream of the music industry will perform on these shores, as evidenced by the selection of artists in our Sound of UK festivals 2015 spotify playlist below

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.


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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 News

Tickets for Weyfest 2020 are now on sale

Voted one of the UK's top festivals this year, Weyfest will return in 2020 for another weekend of art, music, workshops and trains

Backstage with Sigma at South West Four 2019

Skiddle heads backstage at SW4 to catch up with one of the biggest drum 'n' bass acts in the world

10 of the best photos from Hide&Seek Festival

As far as new festivals go, they don't get much better than this. Check out our gallery and thoughts on the first Hide&Seek Festival.

Solfest will return in 2020

The Cumbrian, family friendly festival has announced that it will be back in 2020, after previously declaring the festival would not return due to financial difficulties

Temples interview: "Tame Impala? We're 100% not inspired by them"

James Bagshaw talks about recording the Temples way, jamming with Kettering's other famous James and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's secret to success.

Alfresco Festival announces first wave of artists for 2020

The award-winning music festival has announced the first wave of acts confirmed to appear in 2020.

Other festival guides

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