6 UK Summer Festivals That You Shouldn't Miss

Get ready to groove to the beats and soak up the sunshine at some of the hottest UK summer festivals! From iconic headliners to emerging artists, these festivals promise an electrifying atmosphere and unforgettable performances!

In this blog, we’ll dive into 6 UK Summer Festivals that will have you dancing all night long. Whether you’re into rock, pop, electronic, or indie, there’s a festival for every music lover. Join us as we explore the lineup, the stages, and the vibrant energy of each festival, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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UK Summer Festivals

Parklife Manchester

The Parklife music festival returns to Manchester this year from 8-9th of June. 

This event is hosted in Heaton Park, which is one of the largest municipal parks in the whole of Europe!

Parklife is renowned for its diverse lineup of top-tier artists across multiple genres, from electronic and hip-hop to indie and rock. This UK summer festival certainly promises an unforgettable weekend of live performances and DJ sets.

Beyond the music, you can also immerse yourself in immersive art installations, enjoy a variety of food and drink options, and experience the vibrant atmosphere alongside fellow music lovers.

Some of the popular artists performing this year include Doja Cat, Anne Marie and Becky Hill amongst so many others!

Be sure to visit the Parklife Manchester website to secure your tickets!


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Glastonbury Festival 

Glastonbury Festival, set to happen in the Somerset countryside, is a legendary music festival that captivates audiences from around the globe. This exciting event will be held from 26 June to 30th June.

This festival is known for its exciting lineup featuring world-class musicians, iconic headliners, and emerging artists across multiple genres.

This year’s lineup is truly like no other, with artists like Cold Play, SZA, Dua Lipa and so many others that you shouldn’t miss. 

Beyond the music, you can also enjoy immersive art installations, interactive theatre performances, and a wide range of food stalls offering delicious meals from around the world. 

Visit the Glastonbury Festival Website to find out more details.

Although the general sale tickets are sold out, read this article on Glastonbury 2024 Lineup Announced – How To Get Resale Tickets to secure one


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BST Hyde Park -London

BST Hyde Park Festival is a summer extravaganza set in the heart of London’s iconic Hyde Park.

Known for its famous lineup of music legends, BST offers unforgettable performances across multiple stages, across different genres. 

With its lush green surroundings and vibrant atmosphere, the festival provides the perfect backdrop for music lovers to soak up the sun and enjoy live music in one of the city’s most beautiful parks

This year’s lineup includes Andrea Bocelli, SZA, Stray Kids and other extremely talented musicians.

This UK Summer Festival lasts from June 29th to 14th July, meaning there will be a long line of artists whose performances you can enjoy!

Alongside the music, BST Hyde Park features delicious food and drink options, fun-filled activities, and a welcoming community atmosphere, making it a must-attend event in London.

Visit the BST Hyde Park Website to secure your tickets for this unforgettable event! 


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TRNSMT Festival is Scotland’s premier music event, held annually in Glasgow Green. 

Known for its lineup featuring top-tier artists across multiple genres, TRNSMT attracts music lovers from near and far.

With its scenic location along the River Clyde and stunning views of Glasgow’s skyline, the festival offers a beautiful setting for unforgettable live performances.

Beyond the music, attendees can enjoy a variety of food and drink options, explore interactive installations, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of one of Scotland’s most anticipated cultural events. 

The lineup includes Calvis Harris, Gerry Cinnamon, Liam Gallagher and several amazing artists!

Visit the TRNSMT Festival website to secure your tickets. 

Happening on 12-14th July, the TRNSMT Festival promises an unforgettable summer experience for all! 


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Reading and Leeds Festival 

The Reading and Leeds Festival is a legendary music festival held simultaneously at two iconic locations in England. 

With multiple stages showcasing both established and emerging artists, you can immerse yourself in an unforgettable weekend of live performances and energetic crowds. 

Beyond the music, this festival also offers a vibrant atmosphere with camping options, food stalls, immersive art installations, and a range of other entertainment options.

The lineup includes Renee Rapp, Raye, 21 Ssvage, Lana Del Ray and so many more!

Reading and Leeds Festival is definitely the UK Summer festival that you shouldn’t miss out on!

Visit the Reading and Leeds Festival website to secure your tickets!

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City is a music festival and conference held annually in the heart of Liverpool, England.  This year it will be held on May 4th and 5th. 

You can expect a lineup featuring emerging artists, breakthrough acts, and established headliners across various genres, the festival celebrates the vibrant music scene of the city and beyond. 

With multiple venues hosting live performances, you can discover new music, enjoy intimate gigs, and experience the electric atmosphere of one of the UK’s major music events.

Beyond the music, Liverpool Sound City offers industry networking opportunities and workshops, making it a must-attend event for music enthusiasts, artists, and industry professionals alike.

Visit the Liverpool Sound City website to purchase the tickets and learn more about the range of opportunities that this event offers. 


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In conclusion, these 6 UK summer festivals offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience the best of music, culture, and entertainment.

Whether you’re rocking out at Glastonbury or soaking up the sun at BST Hyde Park, each festival promises unforgettable memories and experiences.

From iconic headliners to emerging artists, and immersive art installations to delicious food stalls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Don’t miss out on the excitement of these incredible events – start planning your summer festival adventure today!

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