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The sun is starting to peek through the clouds, and music lovers across the UK are dusting off their wellies and dreaming of those unforgettable festival weekends. With a fantastic lineup of festivals for every taste, 2024 is shaping up to be a brilliant year for live music in the UK.

Calling All Rock and Indie Fans

If you crave the energy of rock and indie anthems, you’re spoilt for choice. The legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals (August) return with titans like Fall Out Boy and Lana Del Rey. Looking for something a little heavier? Download Festival (June) promises a weekend of hard rock and metal, while Slam Dunk Festival (May) brings pop-punk and alternative rock to multiple locations across the UK.

21 -25 August https://www.readingfestival.com
21 – 25 August https://www.leedsfestival.com
14 – 14 June https://downloadfestival.co.uk
25 – 26 May https://www.slamdunkfestival.com

Pop, Hip-Hop and Electronic Beats

Dance the summer away at festivals like Wireless (July) in London, known for its huge lineups in grime, rap, and R&B. For a more eclectic mix, check out All Points East (August) in the capital, with headliners like Death Cab for Cutie and Nas. Scotland’s TRNSMT Festival (July) boasts a lineup packed with chart-topping pop and indie acts.

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12 – 14 July https://wirelessfestival.co.uk
16 – 24 August https://www.allpointseastfestival.com
12 – 14 July https://trnsmtfest.com

Beyond the Mainstream

For those seeking a unique festival experience, explore hidden gems like Bearded Theory (May), known for its alternative and experimental acts, or Mighty Hoopla (various dates), a celebration of LGBTQ+ artists and music. Jazz aficionados won’t want to miss Love Supreme (July), Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival.

23 – 26 May https://beardedtheory.co.uk
1 – 2 June https://mightyhoopla.com
5 – 7 July https://lovesupremefestival.com

Planning Your Festival Fun

With so many festivals to choose from, it’s important to plan ahead. Check out artist lineups, festival dates, and locations to find the perfect fit for your musical taste and budget. Many festivals offer camping options, so you can extend the fun and soak up the atmosphere. Be sure to book tickets early, especially for popular festivals, as they can sell out fast.

Embrace the Festival Spirit

Festivals are about more than just the music. Pack for the weather (British summers can be unpredictable!), wear comfy shoes, and embrace the chance to discover new artists and make unforgettable memories. Most importantly, have fun and let the music take over!

This is just a taster of what the UK festival scene has to offer in 2024. With a little research, you’re sure to find the perfect festival to add a touch of magic to your summer.

Do you have a favourite UK music festival? Share your recommendations in the comments below!

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