When: June 22 to 26th. Where: Pilton, Somerset.
Glastonbury is Europe’s largest music and arts festival with a whopping 135,000 annual attendance. It is held in the rolling fields of the Eavis family’s Worthy Farm, 130 miles west of London.
What type of crowd? Anywhere from dance music fanatics to good old fashioned hippies.
This year’s headliners are: Muse, Adele, and Coldplay.
When: June 9 to 12th. Where: Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight Festival is a modern incarnation of the historic counterculture festival made famous by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and this year’s headliners The Who in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
This year’s headliners are The Who, Queen, and Stereophonics.
When: June 10 to 12th. Where: Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Download is the biggest rock and metal festival in the United Kingdom. It took over from the Monsters of Rock festival that was held from 1980 to 1996.
This year’s headliners are Rammstein, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden.
When: June 1st to 10th. Where: Hyde Park London.
British Summer Time is a 10-day festival of outdoor music and comedy concerts held in Central London’s Hyde Park.
This year’s headliners include Massive Attack, Mumford and Sons, and Stevie Wonder.
When: July 8th to 10th. Where: Finsbury Park, London.
The New Look Wireless festival is an urban / dance music themed festival, which moved to Finsbury Park, North London, in 2014 after previously being held at Hyde Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
This year’s headliners are Calvin Harris, Chase and Status, Boy Better Know, and Kygo.
When: July 15 to 17th. Where: Southwold, Suffolk.
Latitude is billed as an eclectic, multi-arts program of music, comedy, film, theater and more. The festival is held in Henham Park, two-plus hours northeast of London.
This year’s headliners are The Maccabees, The National, and New Order.
When: July 8 to 10th. Where: Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Scotland.
T in the Park festival is a major Scottish music festival that has been held annually since 1994 in Perthshire, Scotland.
This year’s headliners are The Stone Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
When? Aug 20 to 21st. Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford & Weston Park, Staffordshire.
V Festival takes place on the same weekend on two separate sites in Chelmsford (40 miles from London) and Staffordshire (150 miles).
This year’s headliners are Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
When: Aug. 26 to 28th. Where: Reading: Little John’s Farm in central Reading and Leeds: Bramham Park, near Wetherby.
Reading & Leeds festivals are dual-site, three-day festivals that share a bill that lean towards rock and indie and are staged in Reading, an hour west of London, and Leeds, three-plus hours north.
This year’s headliners are Foals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Biffy Clyro.
When: Sept. 8 to 11th. Where: Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight.
Bestival is a four-day boutique festival curated by DJ and former Radio 1 host Rob Da Bank and wife Rosie. It is staged in a leafy country park in the heart of the Isle of Wight.
This year’s headliners are The Cure, Fatboy Slim, and Bastille.