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Here are the best of the UK's festivals that music fans will not want to miss…

After a long slog of a year, Brits from all over the UK are more than ready for a summer full of good vibes and good music.

And haven't we got some good news for all you music fans out there… There are plenty to choose from!

From some of the big players such as Glastonbury and Wireless to more alternative gigs such as Sound City and The Great Escape.

We've got the lowdown on all of them, so let's take a look at what's coming up…

Terminal V

Terminal V Festival returns after a two-year break for an Easter weekend event on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2022 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

The huge indoor event boats six arenas featuring over 80 of the biggest and most in-demand electronic music acts.

The lineup includes Amelie Lens, Anfisa Letyago, Ben UFO, Deborah De Luca, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Ewan McVicar, Haii, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath and more.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Sound City

The festival will return to venues across Liverpool between April 30 and May 1 2022, and is described as "the home of new music discovery".

Its lineup includes the likes of The Lathums, Self Esteem and Yard Act.

Music fans can discover some of the biggest upcoming artists, as well as watch headline acts from artists including Alfie Templeman and The Reytons.

They will be joined by a whole host of newly announced acts across the weekend, as the festival prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

More info and tickets can be found here.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape is a festival celebrating new music and will be playing host to more than 450 up-and-coming artists.

It’s the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.

It will take place in Brighton from May 11-14, 2022 and the lineup so far includes Yard Act, Rebecca Black, The Amazons, Baby Queen, Lola Young and many more.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Mighty Hoopla

Fans of pop are in for a treat this year as London's Mighty Hoopla festival is set to take place over two days.

Some of the most iconic names in pop will take to the stage in Brockwell Park, with Steps headlining on Friday, June 3, and the original Sugababes on Saturday, June 4.

There are also appearances by Anastacia, Jessie Ware, Basement Jaxx, Cascada and Booty Luv.

A number of famous faces from RuPaul's Drag Race and other pop culture icons will also be there, including Blu Hydrangea, Charity Shop Sue, Elektra Fence and Ginny Lemon.

For more information and tickets, head here.

Flashback Festival

Flashback Festival is Manchester’s will be celebrating ‘90s and ‘00s dance music, with over 60 artists spread across five stages.

Top billers include Example, Tinchy Stryder, Tulisa, Judge Jules, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Sweet Female Attitude and Ian Van Dahl.

It will take place in Platt Fields Park, Manchester, Saturday 21st May 2022.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Bearded Theory

The multi-award-winning creative and performing arts festival is back and set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.

Headliners will feature Placebo, The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith & Band.

Other acts such as The Hives, Working Mens Club, Wilko Johnson, Craig Charles, Amy Mcdonald and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, will also be performing.

The show will be located at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from May 26th-29th.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Creamfields South

To celebrate 25 years of Creamfields, the festival has launched a southern second leg, as its original event is usually set up north.

The first of its kind will take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, across the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend on June 2 – 4.

Fans should expect legendary sets from the likes of David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill, Camelphat and loads more.

More info and tickets can be found here.

The Great Estate Festival

The Great Estate Festival has announced Manic Street Preachers as its Saturday night headline act, along with other top weekend billers including The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel’s Furious 5 and Scorpio.

The Motown Junk hitmakers join a stellar lineup that includes live performances from Electric Six, Craig Charles and DJ Yoda.

The Cornwall festival will run for four days from 2 June – 5 June, in celebration of the double bank holiday.

More info and tickets can be found here.

In It Together 2022

In It Together is a diverse festival set across eight different stages in Margam, Wales, taking place on 3-5th June.

Headline acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club, Clean Bandit, The Vaccines and The Editors.

Tinie Tempah, Roger Sanchez, Dan Shake, Armand Van Helden and Todd Terry are also on the lineup.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Live at Leeds: In The Park

The brand new outdoor festival has announced its second wave of acts which include Vaccines, Holly Humberstone and The Snuts .

The event is organised by the same minds behind inner-city multi-venue festival Live At Leeds and is set to take place June 4.

Last year, it was confirmed that the festival would be headlined by Bombay Bicycle Club and would also feature appearances from Arlo Parks, Sea Girls and Easy Life.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Download Festival

Download Festival will return to the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire, for three days on June 10-12, 2022.

It will be headlined by rock stalwarts KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

There are more than 100 acts confirmed to play the festival already, including Skindred, Bimini, YONAKA, Kid Brunswick, A Day To Remember, Deftones, KORN, Lacuna Coil, The Distillers, Steel Panther, The Darkness, The Pretty Reckless, Funeral For A Friend, Wargasm.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of unique open-air concerts where artists will perform in an intimate 3,000-seat auditorium.

The shows will be set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace in Richmond from June 10-25.

Elbow, McFly, Kacey Musgraves, Jack Savoretti, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, George Benson and Crowded House are already confirmed for 2022 with even more acts to follow.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Parklife

Lewis Capaldi, 50 Cent and Megan Thee Stallion are among the confirmed headliners for this year's Parklife.

The return of Manchester’s annual celebration has been confirmed and will take place from June 11-12 at Heaton Park.

The weekender also includes a long list of DJs including DJ EZ, Sub Focus, Annie Mac and Eric Prydz, Andy C, Jayda G, Four Tet and Carl Cox.

The festival has also announced new stage partnerships with the likes of Defected, underground giants Fuse, XXL, Eat Your Own Ears and Repercussion.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Glastonbury

Arguably the most legendary festival in the UK was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, but it is set to return this summer.

Currently, Billie Eilish has been confirmed to perform, making her the youngest solo headliner in Glastonbury history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 24, in Somerset.

So far, the only other two artists confirmed are Brit Award-winning artist Little Simz and Diana Ross, with Diana set to perform in the iconic Legends slot.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Mini Summer Fest and Reggaeton

Hosted at London's iconic Studio 338 venue on July 2, Space Mini Summer Fest will see the likes of Kings of Tomorrow featuring Julie McKnight, James Zabiela, Gabriel Ananda, Nick Curly, Javi Bora, Scott Martin, Andrew Kay and Hypoxia.

Then on July 8, the South East London location will bring a taste of Panama to the capital with its Reggaeton festival before returning for a final Mini Summer Fest date on July 9.

Set to play are Steve Lawler, Tanya Volcano, Matthias Tanzman and more to be announced.

Information about the events and tickets can be found here.

Back 2 Festival

Taking place over four days at Catton Park, Derbyshire, music fans can rejoice as they'll be reliving their youth.

With acts such as Steps, UB40, Cascada and Aqua taking to the stage, you won't be in short supply of a good time.

Across three stages, fans can enjoy everything from classic cheesy pop with S Club to Clubland classics with Basshunter, Mickey Modelle and Ultrabeat.

Tickets for the event taking place between June 30 – July 3 are available from £25 with weekend tickets costing £129.99.

For more information, visit their website, here.

Wireless

Europe’s biggest celebration of contemporary black music is taking place at three sites over two weekends.

The nine days of music is on between July 1 and 3 at London Crystal Palace Park, then continues the following weekend with simultaneous three-day events on July 8-11 at London's Finsbury Park and Outdoor at the Birmingham NEC.

Massive headliners include A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Tyler, The Creator, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Dave and SZA.

Other acts at the event include Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Little Simz, Playboi Carti and Burna Boy.

It has also been recently announced that Jhené Aiko, Popcaan, Mahalia, Ghetts, Unknown T, Rico Nasty, Fireboy DML, Ski Mask, Fivio Foreign and Potter Payper.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Forbidden Forest

The show will list over 50 of the world’s leading acts from the Techno, House, Disco, Drum & Bass and Bass scene.

It will take place on 2nd – 3rd July at Belvoir Castle in Grantham, Leicestershire.

Top acts include AJ Tracey, Craig David Pres. TS5, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Adam Beyer, Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, Patrick Topping and Shy FX.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Cornbury Festival

The majority of acts for on this year's bill are returning festival favourites, including the likes of Bryan Adams, James Blunt, The Darkness, The Waterboys, Ronan Keating and Jools Holland.

Other acts such as Mica Paris, The Magic Numbers, Altered Images & The Christians will also be perofrming on the July weekend.

The Costwolds festivities wil take place on July 8-10 in The Great Park, Oxfordshire.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Community Festival

London's Community Festival is set to return this summer – and its blockbuster line-up will include the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Pale Waves and The Wombats.

The indie festival is back in action after a two-year break due to Covid, but it's set to return with a bang at London's Finsbury Park on Saturday, July 16.

Headliners Two Door Cinema Club will join other huge indie acts including The Wombats, Pale Waves, Nothing But Thieves, Alfie Templeman and Circa Waves.

The action-packed rock festival will take place across two stages, and if that wasn't already enough, more acts are yet to be announced for the capital city's iconic outdoor venue.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Latitude

Latitude Festival has announced its first wave of headliners for 2022.

The July weekender will take place in Suffolk's idyllic Henham Park has confirmed Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Snow Patrol as its top acts.

The celebrations will kick off on the 21st July – 24th July and bring fans what they've been waiting for, with other additions such as Manic Street Preachers, Maggie Rogers and Little Simz also making appearances.

More info and tickets can be found here.

bluedot

The UK’s most intergalactic festival that fuses music, science, arts and culture is back for a July weekend special.

Headliners include Bjork with the Halle Orchestra, with other acts such as Metronomy, Porridge Radio, Orlando Weeks and Professor Jim Al Khalili.

The stars will congregate at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Jodrell Bank Observatory, from July 21st-24th.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Standon Calling

The Hertfordshire festival will be taking place between 21st and 24th July 2022.

Primal Scream, Anne-Marie, Madness and Loyle Carner will all be headlining the show when it returns in July 2022.

Other acts also included Craig David, Sigrid, Sugababes, Gabrielle and Example.

For more info and tickets can be found here.

Truck Festival

Truck Festival 2022 has released its latest line-up – joining the likes of BRIT Awards 2022 nominee Sam Fender, The Kooks and Kasabian.

The star-studded festival will kick off on Hill Farm in Oxfordshire between July 22 and 24.

The huge acts already announced for the weekend include Sam Fender, Kasabian, Blossoms, and Capital's Jingle Bell Ball star Sigrid.

Plus, other stars on the lineup also include Sea Girls, The Murder Capital and Cassia.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines is once again returning with a sold-out crowd at Sheffield's Hillsborough Park featuring the likes of Kasabian, Self Esteem, Inhaler and Madness.

The festival will kick off on July 22 and continue until July 24, with revellers flocking to South Yorkshire for one of music's highlights.

Acts announced include the likes of Sam Fender, Declan McKenna, The Wombats, Scouting For Girls and Alfie Templeman.

On the T'Other Stage for comedy, Russell Kane, Seann Walsh and Jason Manford will be headlining.

More info can be found on their website, here.

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling has now announced its full list of the headline acts with Bastille adding to the ranks, joining the likes of Stereophonics and Supergrass.

The Lake District festival will take place at the end of July kicking on on 28 and finishing on 31, for a full weekend of musical fun.

The weekender will see party starters such as Craig David Presents TS5, Joel Corry, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Faithless.

There are also indie acts including The Wombats, The Kooks, Amy MacDonald, Pale Waves, Tom Grennan, The Vaccines and many more among them.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Camp Bestival (Dorset)

Camp Bestival is back as one of the UK’s best-loved and most successful events that combine action-packed festival fun with a fantastic family camping holiday.

Headliners include Rudimental & Rag & Bone Man, along with others artist appearances such as Sister Sledge, Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft. Al McKay, Razorlight and Kool & The Gang.

The weekender will take place at Lulworth Castle, Dorse, from the 28th-31st July.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Reggaeland

The Milton Keynes festival will be full of top live reggae, dub, and dancehall artists on the 20-31st July.

There will also be authentic food on offer as well as plenty of drinks in our Rum Shacks, Gin Bars and Caribbean cocktail bars.

Top artists include Julian Marley, Shaggy, Natty Campbell, Don Letts, Inner Circle, Collie Buddz Big Mountain.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Y Not Festival

The North’s essential music festival returns to the Peak District after two years away on Friday July 29 to Sunday, July 31.

The headliners for Y Not’s fifteenth edition are Stereophonics, Courteeners and Blossoms.

The supporting line-up also includes Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, special guests The Levellers, Easy Life, Sea Girls, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Big Moon, Black Honey, Orla Gartland, The Reytons, The Futureheads, late-night DJs Sigala and Nathan Dawe, plus loads more.

More info and tickets can be found here.

We Are FSTVL

The Pretty Little Thing sponsored festival has revealed its full lineup and stage hosts for the 2022 edition.

It will take place in London from 6th – 7th August, at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster.

CamelPhat, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Luciano, KSI, Craig David Presents TS5, Andy C, Tale Of Us, will grace its many stages.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Camp Bestival (Shropshire)

The show is a stellar sister event to the original Camp Bestival that takes place in the heart of England.

Headliners include Fatboy Slim, Rag & Bone Man and Becky Hill, with other acts such as Example, Sara Cox, Shed Seven and Faithless.

It will be located at Weston Park, Shropshire, from the 18th-21st August.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Creamfields North

Creamfields North, the UK's second-biggest festival, returns to Daresbury, Cheshire, on August 25 – 28.

Top acts include the likes of Camelphat, Example, Becky Hill, Afrojack, Hannah Wants and Idris Elba.

Other major performers at the show are Patrick Topping, Michael Bibi, Fisher, Example, Chase and Status, Pete Tong, Sonny Fodera and Solardo.

For more info and tickets can be found here.

Victorious Festival

Portsmouth's annual family-friendly festival returns with headliners such as Stereophonics (Friday), Paulo Nutini (Saturday) and Sam Fender (Sunday).

Other acts include The Wombats, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sugababes, The Libertines and Primal Scream.

The show will take place at Southsea Common from the 26th – 28th August.

For more info and tickets can be found here.

Reading and Leeds Festival

Reading and Leeds are the UK’s biggest and simultaneous festivals and will be taking place over the August bank holiday weekend (August 26-28).

Headliners are Arctic Monkeys, Dave, Rage Against The Machine, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion and Bring Me The Horizon.

Meanwhile, bosses have just announced that Charli XCX and AJ Tracey will now be performing at the event.

And they will be joined by exciting rock, indie, alternative, hip-hop and dance talent including Wolf Alice, Glass Animals, Enter Shikari, Joy Crookes, Little Simz, Run The Jewels, Fever 333 and Pale Waves.

More info and tickets can be found here.

All Points East

All Points East is set to return for two weekends in Victoria Park from August 19-28, 2022.

Headliners include Gorillaz, Tame Impala, The National, Disclosure, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, with APE Presents Field Day headliners The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk.

Also on the lineup this year are IDLES, FKJ, Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Michael Kiwanuka.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Big Feastival

Big Feastival 2022 is back with a bang and has announced some big names including Anne-Marie, Sugababes and Stereophonics.

Other acts who will be performing at the show also include The Human League, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle, Basement Jaxx, among many more.

The Cotswold festival will be going large this summer at the end of August for a two-day special starting on August 26 until 28.

The festival is presented by M&S Food and returns for its eleventh year on the bank holiday weekend.

The show will be hosted at Alex James’ Farm, which is renowned for delivering incredible live music, critically acclaimed chefs, award-winning street food.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Sundown

The festival is celebrating its tenth year and will be taking place at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich, this September (2-4).

AJ Tracey and Sean Paul will be headlining the main Kiss FM stage and will be joined by Wes Nelson, Digga D and Jonas Blue.

Elsewhere on the lineup are the likes of Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Jax Jones, Andy C, Tom Zanetti and Ms Banks.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Hospitality In The woods

Hospitality In The Woods will take place in Beckenham Place Park and bring drum and bass bangers to the big smoke from September 17-18.

Flava D, DJ Storm, Camo & Krooked, Fabio & Grooverider + The Outlook Orchestra, Kings Of The Rollers & INJA, Calibre, Dillinja and many more.

The show expects never before seen b2bs and a fine array of the tastiest street food South London has to offer.

More info and tickets can be found here.

HallyuPopFest London

K-Pop fans are in for a treat when some of the most exciting acts from South Korea land in London for HallyuPopFest.

The two-day event – on July 9 and July 10 – will take place at OVO Arena Wembley, with tickets starting at £98 per day.

The Saturday show will include performances from Astro, Hwasa, Everglow, Oneus, P1Harmony and Sam Kim, as well as headliner Chen from EXO.

Then Sunday will include appearances from SF9, Cravity, Kep1er, CIX, Weeekly and Paul Kim, and headliner Kai, also a member of EXO.

Grab tickets here.

MIK Festival

It's set to be a summer of K-pop in London as on July 30, a number of popular groups will perform at MIK Festival, taking place in Southwark Park.

So far, only a few acts have been announced, including VIVIZ, Cherry Bullet and Pentagon – but plenty more are to come.

The outdoor festival also promises attendees plenty of things to do, including street food, dancing and other elements of Korean culture.

For more info and tickets, head here.

Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival

Fearn Cotton's Happy Place Festival returns this Summer for two special events in London and Cheshire.

The feel-good festival will be held at London’s Chiswick House and Gardens on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, and Cheshire’s Tatton Park on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2022.

Happy Place Festival features talks, workshops, meditation sessions, yoga classes, arts and crafts, plus much more – as well as exclusive podcast recording sessions from festival curator Fearne Cotton.

She will also be joined by a whole host of famous stars throughout the weekends too, including Rylan, DJ Fat Tony, Aicha McKenzie, Ellie Goulding, Matt Willis, Love Island's Dr Alex George and Tom Walker.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Soultown

Soultown Festival brings together the biggest Soul, Motown, Disco, Funk and House acts from across the globe for a weekend of hits this September.

Soultown will be held at Croyden Road Recreation Ground from September 3-4, 2022 and features an all-star lineup including Tavares, Soul II Soul, Heather Small, Kenny Thomas, Shola Ama, Gabrielle, Maxi Priest and The Marley Experience, plus many more.

That's not all, as audiences can also enjoy food from over 30 stalls, along with two spectacular main stages full of music.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Steelhouse Festival

Steelhouse Festival is back to rock the Brecon Beacons in Wales this July, after celebrating its spectacular 10th anniversary in 2021.

Steelhouse will be held from July 29-31, 2022 and will feature the festival's biggest-ever stage for the three-day event.

The festival will be also headlined by huge acts including Europe and Saxon, with a line-up including Michael Schenker, Inglorious, Graham Bonnet Band and H.E.A.T.

More info and tickets can be found here.

International Beatleweek

International Beatleweek Festival returns from August 24-30, 2022 and celebrates the iconic group in their hometown of Liverpool.

Along with live music from over 70 bands from across the world, the festival will also feature special guests including drummer Andy Newmark who worked with John Lennon and George Harrison, actor and musician Mark McGann, Janice Mitchell, and Carl Morris and many more.

There will also be live music across three stages at the world-famous Cavern Club, along with the annual Beatles Convention featuring memorabilia and also guest speakers throughout the day.

More info and tickets can be found here.

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