Just because Glastonbury is taking a year off doesn’t mean you should! What’s better than chilling in a campsite with your mates and getting to see some brill acts while you’re at it?



  • When: 29th June, 30th June, 1st July, 6th July, 8th July

  • Where: Glasgow Green

  • Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Queen + Adam Lambert

A replacement for T in the park that had success through the roof last year and it’s back at it again this year with a Class-A line-up that puts the other festivals to shame.

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Rock Werchter, Belgium

  • When: 5th July – 8th July

  • Where: Festival Park Werchter, Belgium

  • Headliners: Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkey

Fancy taking a trip overseas to make your festival experience even more amazing? You might notice that quite a few headliners reoccur on this list. Unbelievably, if you live in London then a flight to both Rock Werchter will take the same amount of time as a flight to TRNSMT in Scotland (both about one hour and ten minutes!).

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Bilbao BBK Live

  • When: 12th July – 14th July

  • Where: Bilbao, Spain

  • Headliners: Florence and the Machine, Alt-J, Childish Gambino, The XX, Gorillaz

With beautiful views and a music festival rolled into one this isn’t just your average weekend music festival. In the beautiful setting of Bilbao come for the music and stay for a holiday with plenty of sights to see.

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Sziget Budapest

  • When: 8th August – 15th August

  • Where: Obudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary

  • Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes

It’s probably the biggest festival outside of the UK so there is a good chance you have already heard of it; a lot of my friends even went last year. The line-up is phenomenal and includes festival favourites for 2018 Arctic Monkeys and Gorillaz and is surely not one to be missed.

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  • When: 1st September – 2nd September

  • Where: Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool

  • Headliners: David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, The Vamps

A little bit closer to home this Liverpool festival promotes some big names right at the end of the summer all the way into September. Just what the festival doctor ordered - a festival to end festival season!

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BST Hyde Park

  • When: 6th July – 15th July

  • Where: Hyde Park, London

  • Headliners: Roger Waters, The Cure, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars

BST Hyde Park is famous for promoting big names in the music business every year and this year is no different. Best get your tickets quick before they all sell out because tickets are known to sell out quick for this one.

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  • When: 15th July

  • Where: Gunnersbury Park, London

  • Headliners: Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Leon Bridges

A more casual one-day event keeps a focus on the music and instead of struggling to find your tent at the end of the day, you’ve got the struggle of finding your way home! With a UK festival exclusive from Tame Impala this one is a definite must-see.

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  • When: 1st July

  • Where: Finsbury Park, London

  • Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves

  • Another one-day festival celebrating the ‘best in new music’ and it's bigger and better than last year, they’ve added a second stage! Being a UK festival exclusive, Two Door Cinema Club fans would be a fool to miss this one. (Catch me fighting my way to the barrier of main stage the entire day).

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Mad Cool

  • When: 12th July – 14th July

  • Where: Madrid, Spain

  • Headliners: Pearl Jam, Tame Impala, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Snow Patrol

Another sunny festival based in Spain. There’s nothing like going abroad to lift up your spirits with the mere thought of the guaranteed beautiful sunshine and the escape of a windy, wet British festival.

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  • When: 13th July – 14th July

  • Where: Gunnersbury Park, London

  • Headliners: Childish Gambino, Skepta, N.E.R.D, Sza, The Internet

Lovebox happens in the days before Citadel at the same festival venue and with the likes of Childish Gambino headlining right here in the UK why would you want to be anywhere else?

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And if none of these festivals tickle your fancy then there’s always Reading & Leeds, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival, Parklife and so many more!

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