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LIST: MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE UK

This is a list of mainstream outdoor music festivals held in the UK.
2000 Trees Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire

07-09 Jul 2016
Small eco festival in the Cotswolds, focusing on new & underground British music. Launched in 2007 with 50 bands playing to 1,000 visitors. Now it's up around 5,000 visitors.
Bearded Theory 26-29 May 2016
Catton Hall, South Derbyshire
Boutique festival featuring "beards, bands & DJs". It won 'Best Small Festival' at the 2013 UK Festival Awards.
Beautiful Days Escot Park, Fairmile, Devon

19-21 Aug 2016
Family music festival celebrating its 12th anniversary this year.
Bestival Robin Hill, Isle of Wight

8-11 Sep 2016
Cool festival that has won an award for 'Best medium-large music festival' several years in a row.
Blissfields Vicerage Farm, Winchester, Hampshire

1-2 Jul 2016
Family friendly boutique festival launched in 2001.
Chagstock Whiddon Down, N. Devon

22-23 Jul 2016
Friendly small scale festival. Started in 2003 as a private event for around 100 people, and went 'public' in 2007 on a 30-acre site on the edge of Dartmoor.
Corbridge Festival Corbridge, Northumberland

08-09 Jul 2016
Small, family friendly, one-night (2 days) festival in Northumberland. You can pitch your tent on the Friday night. The programme starts Sat morning and runs till Sunday evening.
Cropredy Cropredy nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
11-13 Aug 2016
Fairport Convention's annual music festival (officially named 'Fairport's Cropredy Convention') has been attracting loyal music lovers (these days around 20,000 of them!) to the village of Cropredy each August since the 1970s.
Download Donington Park, Derbyshire

10-12 June 2016
An opportunity to see loads of major rock bands (formerly the "monsters of rock" festival) over a busy weekend.
End of the Road Larmertree, Dorset

01-04 Sep 2016
Not only end of the road...it's held at the end of the season too, on the same site as the Larmertree Festival (see below). One man's dream project, EOTR was voted best-newcomer when it launched in 2006.
Glastonbury Glastonbury, Somerset

22 - 26 June 2016
The "largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world" showcasing the world's biggest acts in a multiple arena site 1½ miles wide.
Green Man Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons

18-21 Aug 2016
Folk music festival in Wales.
Larmer Tree Nr Shaftesbury, Dorset

13-17 July 2016
Boutique festival, popular with families (and popular with me! - Ed). They've won best family festival and best festival toilet awards, and they're 26 yrs old this year.
Latitude Henham Park, Suffolk

14-17 Jul 2016
Small music, comedy, poetry, and arts festival. Voted 'Best Family Festival 2012' at the UK Festival Awards.
Leeds Festival Bramham Park, Leeds

26-28 Aug 2016
Sister festival to the Reading festival with plenty of big name bands.
Loopallu Ullapool, Scotland

30 Sep - 01 Oct 2016
Small festival held right at the end of the summer season in the remote north-west highlands. It has a big rep for punching above its weight with major bands showing up.
Reading Reading, Berkshire

26-28 Aug 2016
Serious, large scale festival with top acts. Sister festival to Leeds (above) with Eminem appearing this year.
Shambala Secret location, Northamptonshire (prob!)

25-28 Aug 2016
Started in 1999, with 150 people in a field with a farmer's trailor for a stage. Now it has grown by word of mouth into a popular family festival with loads of activities and good bands. You don't get to know where it is until you buy a ticket, and you don't know who is playing till you get there!
Standon-Calling Ware, Herts

29-31 Jul 2016
Small stylish festival held in the grounds of a 16-century Hertfordshire manor house with big name bands and hand cream in the portaloos!
Truck Hill Farm, Steventon

15 - 17 July 2016
Small (5,000 visitors) independent festival held annually since 1998 on a working farm in Oxfordshire (just outside Didcot). The line up is emerging and established global music bands/musicians.
Womad Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

28-31 July 2016
Popular world music festival. (Womad is an international festival brand now, with 'Womads' in Australia'and New Zealand.)
Wychwood Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

03 - 05 June 2016
World music festival, good for families.
Y-Not Pikehall, Derbyshire

29-31 July 2016
Small, intimate 3-day global music festival, now in its ninth year. Winner of "Grassroots Festival Award" and "Best Toilets" at the UK Festival Awards, 2011, and Best Medium Sized Festival, 2015.

 

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