It has been a long time since the UK could enjoy a full-fledged festival season. For music lovers who want to plan their summertime calendar ahead of time, here are ten upcoming UK Music Festivals you should know.
When: May 27-28, 2022
Where: London, UK
The Scene: Wake up to the potential of this new music festival in London. Wide Awake is a music festival for fans looking for something different. Expect leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, and jazz at this single day festival held in Brockwell Park.
For more information: Wide Awake Festival 2022 Guide
When: May 28-29, 2022
Where: Warrington, UK
The Scene: This two-day indie music festival will take place in Victoria Park this spring. Produced by the same folks who put on Manchester’s Neighborhood Festival, expect plenty of the biggest bands along with the hottest new talent.
More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2022 Guide
When: June 2-3, 2022
Where: Bristol, UK
The Scene: The award-winning Love Saves the Day brings an energetic crowd of festies to Bristol for two days of electronic, indie, and hip-hop. In recent years, Love Saves the Day moved from the heart of the city to Eastville Park which has done little to diminish the popularity of this Bank Holiday weekend fest. Known for unique stage installations and a positive vibe, this festival continues to evolve and amaze each year.
More Info: Love Saves the Day Festival 2022 Guide
When: June 2-4, 2022
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
The Scene: Scotland’s premier electronic music event takes place annually on the grounds of the Riverside Museum with a stacked weekend of dance music and more.
More Info: Riverside Festival Glasgow 2022 Guide
When: June 3-4, 2022
Where: Chelmsford, UK
The Scene: Creamfields, one of the world’s biggest electronic promoters, has revealed plans for an all-new 50,000 capacity two-day camping festival in 2022 which will see them bring their award-winning festival South, taking over Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
More Info: Creamfields South 2022 Guide
When: June 3-5, 2022
Where: Port Talbot, Wales
The Scene: Born out of a love of music, for Wales and the community, In It Together will celebrate it all on the Jubilee Weekend in June 2022. In the heart of the Welsh valley, In it Together will bring international names, local emerging talent, festival-goers, performers, and the community.
When: June 10-12, 2022
Where: Donington Park, UK
The Scene: It’s loud. It’s crazy. Download isn’t pretty and the metal fans that make the annual pilgrimage to the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park wouldn’t have it any other way. The largest rock and metal festival in the UK has featured genre legends like Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, Motörhead, and System of a Down.
More Info: Download Festival 2022 Guide
When: June 17-19, 2022
Where: Eridge Park, Kent
The Scene: Black Deer aims to bring a dose of real Americana and country music to the UK. The new festival promises to bring a compelling blend of passion, experience, and love with wholesome food & drink, artisan wares, custom-built motorcycles, and the music that inspires this love affair.
When: June 16-19, 2022
Where: Isle of Wight, UK
The Scene: The legendary Isle of Wight Festival is the traditional kick-off to the UK summer festival season. Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock started in 1968 and has hosted rock and roll royalty like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and Coldplay.
More Info: Isle of Wight Festival 2022 Guide
When: June 3-4, 2022
Where: London, UK
The Scene: Once a year 25,000 like-minded people descend on the capital for a day of pop music, fun, and fashion in the summer sun! With freedom and expressionism at our heart, Mighty Hoopla is the UK’s most-fabulous extravaganza.
More Info: Mighty Hoopla 2022 Guide