10 of the best festivals in the UK 2024

10 of the best festivals in the UK 2024

Looking to plan your perfect festival experience? You're in the right place. We've got day festivals, sports festivals, classic car festivals, beach festivals, woodland festivals, boutique festivals and family-friendly festivals!

Whether you're into disco, drum and bass, house, hip-hop, R&B or rock, discover the best festivals on offer this summer - from student favourites to Bank Holiday Weekenders and a summer concert series in a stunning countryside location.

Read on below for more info and to book tickets to the best festivals near you.


Bournemouth 7s Festival

Best UK Festival: Bournemouth 7s Festival, Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2024
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Lineup: Wilkinson, Rudimental, Joel Corry + more artists to be announced

The perfect festival for your May Bank Holiday weekend. The world's largest sport and music festival, Bournemouth 7s, boasts 12 music arenas, big-name artists, foam parties, fancy dress and 400 teams competing across 7 different sports. It's a festival like no other.

When: Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2024
Where: Bournemouth, Dorset

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SandFest

Best UK Festivals: SandFest, Sunday 14th July 2024
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Lineup: Dizzee Rascal, Sigma + more artists to be announced

Held on the glamorous golden shores of the famous Sandbanks Beach, SandFest is a beloved boutique festival which has already become a firm favourite in the festival calendar since the first edition seven years ago. See world-class DJs and performers in a glorious summer setting, alongside 5000 other partygoers.

When: Sunday 14th July 2024
Where: Sandbanks, Dorset

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Better Days Festival

Lineup: TBA

After the monumental success of last year's all-day festivals, the multi-area outdoor festival is back at the Beaver Works complex in the heart of Leeds for the early May Bank Holiday. Featuring multiple stages, over 50 DJs, creative decor and production, funfair rides, street food stalls, inflatables, entertainers, lighting shows, live musicians and more.

When: Sunday 5th May 2024
Where: Beaver Works, Leeds

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Run To The Sun

Best UK Festivals: Run To The Sun Festival. Friday 24th May-Sunday 26th May 2024
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Lineup: Goldie (live ensemble), Jaguar Skills, Road Bloc ft. Harry Shotta, Prime Cuts & Killa Kela, The Nextmen, Mr Thing, Slipmatt, Doc Scott

Dating back to 1987, Run To The Sun is a legendary name across Cornwall with a place in the heart of petrolheads across the region. In 2023, the UK's best festival for lovers of custom cars, music and good times returned after a 10-year absence. Across the May Bank Holiday weekend, the festival celebrates iconic VW campervans, hot rods and old-school classics, while showcasing a lineup of legendary DJs and performers.

When: Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2024
Where: Newquay, Cornwall

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Skyline - Day & Night Festival

Best UK Festivals: Skyline Day & Night Festival Sheffield, Sunday 31st March
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Lineup: TBA

For the next chapter of Skyline, the day and night festival returns to Sheffield's famous Kelham Island for an Easter Sunday takeover. Across Peddler Warehouse, Factory Floor, Parrot Club, Happy’s Bar and Yellow Arch Studio, each stage will have its own musical flavour: spanning house, techno, garage, disco, R&B, drum and bass, and more. Running from 3pm to 4am, this huge party is one you don't want to miss.

When: Sunday 31st March 2024
Where: Peddler Warehouse, Sheffield

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Boat Club Festival

Best UK Festivals: Boat Club Festival, Saturday 8th June 2024
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Lineup: TBA

As well as hosting stages at the likes of We Are FSTVL and ABODE On The Snow, throwing May Bank Holiday parties in Marbella, and spending another summer season out in Ibiza, Boat Club are hosting their very own festival. Back at Wheelers Farm in Chelmsford, the Essex day festival will offer amazing DJs, entertainment, VIP areas, huge production, street food, and that unmistakeable Boat Club vibe.

When: Saturday 8th June 2024
Where: Wheelers Farm, Essex

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GEMFEST

Best UK Festivals: GEMFEST, Friday 14th June - Sunday 16th June 2024
Photo credit: PullUp Recordings

Lineup: TBA

The start-of-summer gathering from raucous party-starters PullUp Recordings returns for a second edition in June. This time, they're expanding the celebration to two days. That means more acts, more stages, more decor, more camping, and more bass-heavy fun from the beloved Welsh record label.

When: Friday 14th June - Sunday 16th June 2024
Where: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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Inner Love Festival

Best UK Festivals: Inner Love Festival, 29th March - 31st March 2024
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Lineup: SOSA, Ferreck Dawn, Flava D, Blackchild, Issey Cross, Rich NxT, Robbie Doherty

Held across 7 different venues in Bournemouth, Inner Love Festival is a celebration of electronic music and creative culture. Featuring pre-parties, after-parties, a daytime music conference and 50 DJs (including esteemed headliners), the 3-day gathering is the perfect way to spend the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

When: 29th March - 31st March 2024
Where: Bournemouth, Dorset

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The Cambridge Club Festival

Best UK Festivals: The Cambridge Club Festival, Friday 7th June - Sunday 9th June 2024
Photo credit: Garry Jones

Lineup: Chaka Khan, Jessie Ware, Earth, Wind & Experience, Gabrielle, Sister Sledge, Soul II Soul, The Family Stone + more artists to be announced

The feel-good festival of disco and discovery returns for another inviting weekend of magic in the Cambridge countryside. With a generation-spanning lineup that covers disco, funk, soul, R&B, pop, house and floor-fillers, the festival also features comedy, family activities, games, wellness and more across the stunning site.

When: Friday 7th June - Sunday 9th June 2024
Where: Childerley Orchard, Cambridge

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On The Mount at Wasing

Best UK Festivals: On The Mount at Wasing, June - July 2024
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Lineup: Jungle, Underworld, Crowded House + more artists to be announced

Looking for a festival in a unique location? Want to experience live music in a magical woodland setting? Launched in 2023, On The Mount at Wasing is a series of summer concerts held in rural Berkshire which offers the chance to see headline shows from your favourite artists in a truly enchanting environment. Complete with top-tier street food and a laidback festival vibe for fans of all ages.

When: June-July 2024
Where: Wasing Estate, Berkshire

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