Music Festivals in the UK You Need to Attend

As we approach the end of this year, we can begin to plan out which music festivals we wish to attend in 2024 in the UK! We’ve put together a list of 12 music festivals, some featuring a line-up of international stars, established artists, emerging talents, and local musicians. They also offer workshops, wellness programs, and other entertainment, including dance, theater, speakers, and more.

From Parklife Festival to Chalfest 2024, below are some music festivals in the UK you need to attend in 2024.

Glastonbury Festival

When: June 26 – 30, 2024
Where: Somerset, England

Glastonbury Festival is not just among the biggest festivals in the UK but it also creates a buzz in the world at large. Held across five days, the festival sees thousands of revelers flock to Somerset, England, to celebrate music and arts. Featuring more than 60 stages, Glastonbury entertained about 210,000 people in 2022. From pop, rock, electronic, and hip hop to world music, you can get a taste of it all at this festival, which started in 1970.

Superstar Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo were among the popular artists who hit the Glastonbury stage last year. The festival also tapped dance music acts like drum & bass band Rudimental, SHERELLE, Wilkinson, Jyoty, Nia Archives, and Fatboy Slim.

For the first time ever, this festival was completely powered by renewable energy. “We’ve been trialling alternative and renewable fuels for over a decade. And after some successful trials with virgin, palm oil-free renewable HVO at the last couple of festivals, we decided to use it – in place of fossil oil-based fuel – in all our generators for this year’s festival,” Emily Eavis, the co-organizer of Glastonbury, said to NME. “This year’s switch to renewable fuels is just another step on our journey. In the long term, we’d like to be using more renewable energy from mains power, ideally generated onsite from solar and wind, and make more use of technology like our anaerobic digester,” Eavis continued.

In addition to witnessing some of your favorite artists play live, get a chance to discover and listen to artists/genres you don’t frequently hear. Thousands of acts grace the Glastonbury stage, with the festival also hosting comedy, cabaret, dance, theater, and circus! The line-up for the 2024 edition of the festival is yet to be announced.

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Parklife Festival

When: June 8 – 9, 2024
Where: Manchester, England

Launching in the late 2000s, Parklife began as Mad Ferret Festival at the time and was held in Platts Field Park, Rusholme. Soon, the festival saw a rebrand and became Parklife. It started drawing a larger audience and was held over two days instead of one. Today, Parklife opens its doors to electronic, grime, garage, rock, techno, pop, drum & bass, hip hop, and house artists.

This festival hosted big names like Skrillex, British rapper Little Simz, The Prodigy, Fred Again, British rapper Aitch, hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, and NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) this year. English singer-songwriter Raye, Fisher, Honey Dijon, Sonny Fodera, English singer-songwriter Becky Hill, Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Charlotte de Witte, and Andy C were among some renowned artists on the roster for this non-camping festival. The Parklife festival welcomed about 80,000 people this year.

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Coalesce Festival

When: May 24 – 26, 2024
Where: Three Pools, Abergavenny

Coalesce Festival – a three-day grassroots electronic/live music and contemporary art festival, returns to the 141-acre Permaculture Farm in Abergavenny in May 2024! For its second year, this festival will be bigger in capacity and will bring a new concept branch. Coalesce 2024 will feature light-art integration, more in-house catering and bars, interactive sculpture, a massive campsite breakfast, and coffee shop, and Under-The-Dome – “an educational and wellness zone for all attendees, industry heads and emerging artists to network, learn and inspire.” There will also be more boutique camping availability.

Coalesce focuses on providing quality sound for a first-class experience of enjoying music from bands, producers, DJs, and artists and listening to guest speakers as well as eco-consciousness and sustainability. The line-up for this event is yet to be revealed. Coalesce Electronic Music & Arts Festival saw unforgettable sets from DJ/producer Chloé Robinson, English drum & bass producer DBridge, Sam Binga, producer and DJ Nikki Nair from the US, and Bristol-based electronic music artist Addison Groove, among others.

Early Bird tickets for Coalesce Festival 2024 are available at The Ticket Fairy: HERE

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When: August 22 – 25, 2024

Where: Cheshire, England

Creamfields, the biggest dance music festival in the UK, draws about 70,000 visitors each day. It started out as a one-day festival that saw 25,000 visitors. Grammy-nominated German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Eric Prydz, Armin van Buuren, and more have all headlined the festival. Creamfields has also expanded to international editions.

This year, Creamfields was split into Creamfields North and South, held in August and May, respectively. However, the festival recently announced that “In 2024 Creamfields North & South unite for ONE, and only ONE mega Creamfields festival,” which will take place in Daresbury, Cheshire, from August 22 – 25. 75% of tickets have already sold out! The line-up is yet to be announced, but one thing is certain – this is going to be a MAJOR event.

Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Tiësto, Camelphat, Chase & Status, Fatboy Slim, and more were on the roster of the four-day music festival at Creamfields North, while Nina Kraviz, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Becky Hill, among other thrilling acts, hit the Creamfields South stage this year.

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When: August 7 – 11, 2024

Where: Hampshire, England

Boomtown is a must-visit festival for those who like costumes and theater, as you come across hundreds of people in character! This effervescent festival saw 66,000 people in attendance. It is an immersive experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Boomtown also offers a variety of camping options. The festival celebrated its 15th anniversary this year and tapped Brighton-based duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Andy C, American hip hop group Cypress Hill, Nia Archives, Mura Masa, Interplanetary Criminal, Sister Sledge, and more for the grand party!

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Belper Soul Festival

When: May 26, 2024

Where: Makeney Hall Hotel, Belper

Belper Soul Festival returns after a sold-out event last year to enthrall attendees with first-class DJs playing across three beautiful rooms at the luxurious four-star Makeney Hall Hotel. DJs Colin Curtis, Paul Carter, Ciaran Fallon, and Mally Meah will play Motown & Northern Soul in Room One (Milford Suite) and will be joined by Alan Jones, Ashley Fellows, Phil Wheelhouse, Steve Tolan, and Phillip Kingswood.

Room Two (Chartwell Suite), dedicated to Modern Soul, will see performances from DJs Mally Meah, Phillip Kingswood, Colin Curtis, Paul Garland, Andy Burns, Jon Mills, and Mick Spencer. DJs Ben Sweet, Jon Mills, Phil West, Natural Groove, and Colin Curtis will be dishing out the 80s groove and disco in Room Three (Lavinia Suite).

Tickets for Belper Soul Festival 2024 are brought to you by The Ticket Fairy! Get your tickets: HERE

Reading & Leeds

When: TBA

Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading and Braham Park in England

Reading and Leeds Festival take place on the same days in different locations. The festival was held from August 25 – 27 this year with English singer-songwriter Sam Fender, American rock band The Killers, and Billie Eilish as the headliners on Day 1, 2, and 3, respectively, while Eilish took the Leeds festival stage on Day 1. Fender headlined Day 2 of Leeds Festival and The Killers graced the festival stage on Day 3. Electronic music producer/DJ duo Bicep played a live set, and the festival also opened its doors to dance music acts such as Sub Focus, Dimension, Andy C, American DJ/producer, and remixer MK.

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Lost Village

When: August 22 – 25, 2024

Where: Lincolnshire, England

Lost Village is a four-day intimate gathering offering a splendid line-up of electronic music acts, including genres house, disco, and techno, a variety of food stalls, delicious food from the finest chefs in the UK, debates, talks, live interviews from artists, and experts, and much more! Creative workshops such as jewelry making, fire writing, dreamcatcher weaving, corset creations, and T-shirt printing can be part of your experience. You can also relax by doing yoga, meditating, and visiting the Energy Garden to find hot tubs, sauna, and get a massage or tarot reading.

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Bonobo, Jyoty, German DJ/producer Ben Böhmer, Four Tet, and South Korean DJ/producer Peggy Gou got behind the deck at Lost Village Festival last year. Renowned artists Honey Dijon, Welsh electronic music duo Overmono, Canadian house music producer and DJ Jayda G, Nia Archives, and American DJ/producer The Blessed Mother, among many others were also on the bill.

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Chalfest 2024

When: July 19 – 20, 2024

Where: France Lynch, Stroud

Chalfest is a two-day music festival that hosts international as well as local musicians across multiple stages. It was started by Chalford’s local residents in 2017. It is a not-for-profit organization that also hosts stand-up comedians, choirs, and dance groups at the festival. The workshops at this festival offer a variety of activities, including creating a festival flower crown, arts and crafts, printing a Chalfest tote, and more. Chalfest aims to be a sustainable event and also follows the “leave no trace” principle.

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Adult Early Bird and Youth Early Bird (Age 12 – 16) tickets have SOLD OUT! Secure your tickets for Chalfest 2024 at The Ticket Fairy: HERE

Latitude Festival

When: July 25 – 28, 2024

Where: Suffolk, England

Held in the beautiful grounds of Henham Park in Suffolk, Latitude Festival offers music from artists from genres like rock, electronic music, indie, folk, and pop music. You can also enjoy podcasts, and mindblowing performances in the Theatre Arena and Comedy Arena. Attendees can also take a dip in the river, do stand-up paddleboarding, paddleboard yoga, and more. Families can spend quality time with one another as Latitude offers a bunch of family-friendly activities too.

Latitude Festival has welcomed rock band The National, Pet Shop Boys, indie rock band Florence and The Machine, English singer-songwriter James Blake, indie folk band Bon Iver, and more. Danish singer-songwriter MØ, Rudimental, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Tame Impala, Jon Hopkins, Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers, and Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Paolo Nutini have also graced their presence at the festival.

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Wireless Festival

When: July 12 – 14, 2024

Where: London, England

The biggest rap and hip hop artists head to London for the Wireless Festival. More than 50,000 people flock to Wireless to see celebrated artists take the festival stage. Rihanna, Deadmau6, Jay-Z, Drake, Avicii, Travis Scott, Chase & Status, and many other renowned acts have enthralled festivalgoers with their performances. Wireless Festival is an unmissable event for those interested in R&B, grim, and hip hop sounds.

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