The United Kingdom is certainly a paradise for the music lovers. So, whether
you are a local or visiting the UK, you can be a part of a long list of music
festivals covering varied genres of music. So, no matter what you are looking
for, you will surely have a music festival as per your favourite genre. So, here
are some of the top 7 UK’s music festivals for all music lovers out there.
Beginning the list with “Loverocks”, this music festival will take place at St.
Leonards Farm and Campsite from 15 th June to 16 th June 2018. This festival is
for all those who like listening to Classic Rock and Blues. The line-up for the
festival includes – UK Foo Fighters, Western Sand, Pearl Handled Revolver,
The Speak, Brent Hutchinson, Stonewire, The Kris Barras Band.
You can also bring along your family where there are kids playing areas,
glamping facilities, food stalls, and face painting competitions. This is a
perfect family getaway where you get to enjoy your favourite music and
your kids get to chill out.
Folk In A Field Festival
Taking place at Bradmoor Wood from 6 th July to 8 th July 2018. This music
festival gives you a wide variety of quality acts along with a medley of arts,
crafts, and demonstrations. It is the wide range of music and secluded
getaway that attracts thousands of music lovers & tourists from different
parts of the world.
The line-up for the festival includes – Creeds Cross, The Vagabond, Solana,
Nepomuk, Rob Heron, The Tea Pad Orchestra and 20 amazing acts. This
music festival certainly has something for everyone.
Entering the 8 th year, it is one of the annual festivals, make sure you are at
Brentwood Centre to attend Brentwood Festival from 13 th July to 15 th July
2018. The best thing about this music festival is that the share of its earnings
goes to the charity and over £120,000 has been raised for varied causes.
In addition to serenading live music, the festival hosts over 5 real ales,
fairground rides, a food market, and there are various activities (organised
by Brentwood Borough Council) to keep the kids occupied. For the festival,
the line-up includes – Midge Ure, Status Quo, Missing Andy, Go West,
Jocelyn Brown, The Real Thing, and various others. The are special disabled
facilities at the festival such as – disabled platform, disabled parking, and
TW12 Jazz Festival
Putting on their 6 th instalment of TW12 Jazz Festival, the main highlight will
be Grammy-nominated pianist, arranger, and composer – Geoffrey Keezer.
You also get to witness Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Dom Pipkin, Alexander
Bone. The festival will host an open-to- all jam session for the first time.
Isle Of Wight Festival
As the name is self-explanatory, this music festival takes place annually on
Isle of Wight and this year it is scheduled for 21 st June to 24 th June 2018. The
first festival took place in 1968 and featured some of the popular artists of
that time – Fairport Convention and T-Rex. Isle of Wight Festival of 1970
went for five long days and artists like The Doors, Joan Baez, and Hawkwind
performed at the festival.
One of the famous guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix also played at this
festival in 1970 weeks before his sudden death. The same year also
witnessed the maximum number of attendees at the festival. This is also one
of the popular music festivals as well and the stage has been shared by some
of the famous names in the music industry including – Bruce Springsteen,
The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Neil Young, The Police, Foo Fighters, Snow
Patrol, R.E.M., David Bowie, Groove Armada.
Make sure you are in Cornwall to be a part of Boardmasters Festival taking
place on 8 th – 12 th August 2018. This is also one of the annual music festivals
in the UK. The best thing about this festival is that you get to enjoy a unique
amalgamation of live music and skateboarding/surfing competitions, this
surely sounds interesting. The festival first started in 1981 and the current
capacity is of more than 40,000 people. Most of the music performances
usually take place near Watergate Bay (north of Newquay). Fistral Beach is
where Men's Pro 5 Star WQS surf competition will take place.
This is the place where you will also find a skate ramp made for BMX and
skateboard competitions. The music performances will go across seven
music stages – VIP Bar/Stage, The Main Stage, The View, Keg & Pasty, The
Point, Unleashed, and Mavericks. Some of the popular artists already been
to these stages are – Calvin Harris, Basement Jaxx, Bastille, Ben Howard,
Cypress Hill, Plan B, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, and Snoop Dogg.
All over the arena, you will find the presence of catering units. Make sure
you have visited Cornish Market, this is where you get to enjoy mouth-
watering food including Mexican and Italian. Within the campsites, you will
find breakfast and snack bars. If you are caught smoking in the indoor area,
you can also be fined.
Book your tickets to the best Rock and Metal fest and reach Donington Park
in Derby on 8 th June to 10 th June 2018. Started in 2003, this is a Rock Fest
where you get to witness some of the hard hitting rock groups and people
(rock lovers) come here from around the world.
This festival has hosted some of the popular rock bands in the music
industry including – Slipknot, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black
Sabbath, Kiss, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, AC/DC. This year’s artist line-up
includes – System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith, and various others.
If you are camping, then you are allowed to carry your own drinks, but they
will not be allowed in the music arena. At the festival, you will also find lots
of markets selling jewellery, clothes, merchandise, chairs, organic foods,
chairs, and souvenirs.