Fancy a Festival?

The sun came out and reminded us of what fun we might have in a few months time if we play nice… below we preview some of the options you have to make it a summer of fun!

(Don’t worry we’ve put some European ones in there too just in case you won’t want to put all your eggs in the UK weather God’s basket)

European Festivals

Fresh Island FestivalEurope’s #1 urban music beach festival

Fresh Island

5th anniversary for Europe’s #1 urban music beach festival, featuring unmissable performances across hip-hop, grime and r&b along with boat & pool parties on the beautiful Zrce Beach.

Location: Pag, Croatia

Dates: 12th – 14th July 2016

Line-up: Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Logan Sama, Shakka, Tim Westwood + more

Airports: Zadar, Split, Zagreb

Tickets: Three days from £69 here

For you if you like: Small Festivals / Hip-hop / Grime / Beach / Boat Parties / Pool Parties


Hideout Festival

Hideout Festival

One of the most popular festivals of it’s kind in Europe with a line-up that demands attention from fans across the full spectrum of electronic music. The stunning setting of Zrce Beach makes Hideout the perfect destination for party-goers and adventure lovers alike.

Location: Pag, Croatia

Dates: 26th – 30th June 

Line-up: Jamie xx, Skepta, Jamie Jones, J.E.S.u.S, Hot Since 82, Adam Beyer, MK, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Kurupt FM, Stormzy, Dusky, Julio Bashmore, The Martinez Brothers, Joris Voorn, John Talabot, Artwork + more

Airports: Zadar, Split, Zagreb

Tickets: Five days from £139 + booking fee here

For you if you like: Small Festivals / Dance / Beach / Boat Parties / New Stage 


Way Out West FestivalEurope’s greenest festival / Europe’s biggest combined music & film festival

Way Out West

Taking over Sweden’s music capital of Gothenburg, Way Out West celebrates 10 years with a huge international line-up spread over three days at Slottsskogen Park. At night Stay Out West hosts more intimate performances in venues around the city.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Dates: 11th – 13th August 2016

Line-up: Sia, PJ Harvey, Massive Attack & Young Fathers, Skepta, Jamie xx, Chvrches, Stormzy, M83, Julia Holter, Lady Leshurr, Travi$ Scott, Anderson .Paak + more

Airports: Gothenburg

Tickets: Weekend from £145 here

For you if you like: Pop / Indie / Rock / Eco-friendly / City Takeover


UK Festivals

Also FestivalA festival for the mind

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Also festival brings to life the biggest, boldest and most exciting ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy in immersive talks and experiences with leading thinkers. Set in 50 acres of beautiful Capability Brown-designed landscape, complete with its own swimming lake.

Location: Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Dates: 17th – 19th June

Line-up: Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Ellworthy, Faithless founder Jamie Catto, Odette Toilette + many more

Tickets: Weekend with camping from £90 here

For you if you like: Talks / Family / Dining / Wellness / Swimming / Philosophy / Science



Brownstock festival

A small festival that throws a big party, prep those dance moves and the perfect festival outfit for Essex’s boutique-bash. The best in pop, urban and electronic sounds extend well into the early hours for the hedonists out there in the festival fields. 

Location: Morris Farm, Essex

Dates: 8th – 10th July

Line-up: Annie Mac, Mark Ronson, Katy B, Krept & Konan, Wretch 32, Scouting For Girls, Fuse ODG, Mike Skinner, Mistajam, Justin Martin, Huxley, Big Narstie, Ms Dynamite, Charlie Sloth + more

Airports: London Stansted

Tickets: Weekend with camping from £89 here

For you if you like: Small Festivals / Pop / Urban / Dance 


Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF): Europe’s biggest free music festival


LIMF returns for its fourth outing celebrating the city’s musical pedigree, diversity and heritage on a global scale. Includes LIMF Summer Jam – Europe’s largest free music festival, the award-winning LIMF Academy and LIMF Presents – a series of commissioned events.

Location: Liverpool, various venues in the city

Dates: 21 – 24 July 2016

Line-up: LIMF Summer Jam: Sigma, The Wombats, Lianne La Havas, Netsky, Kwabs, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ms Dynamite, Shakka + more | LIMF Presents: Five commissioned showcases of artists, music and projects that redefine music and culture. 

+LIMF Academy

Airports: Liverpool, Manchester

Tickets: LIMF Summer Jam FREE

LIMF Presents from £13.20 here

For you if you like: Established / City / Pop / Indie / Dance / Family 


Standon Calling: The overgrown house party

Standon Calling

A boutique festival with major musical ambition, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops, talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and its own heated outdoor swimming pool.

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire

Dates: 29th – 31st July

Line-up: Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, Everything Everything, The Hives, Ghostpoet, Theo Parrish, Anna Calvi, The Thurston Moore Band, Theo Parrish, Blossoms + more

Theme: Legend of the Lost Seas

Airports: London Luton, Stansted

Tickets: Weekend with camping from £137 here

For you if you like: Small Festivals / Family / Pop / Indie / Dance / Swimming


Truck Festival

Truck Festival

Oxford’s original music festival, Truck will expand to a three day event in 2016. The 18-year old festival is the discerning go-to for credible and quality acts and 2016 is set to be another prime year.

Location: Hill Farm, Oxford

Dates: 15th – 16th July

Line-up: Manic Street Preachers, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Jack Savoretti, Young Fathers, Rat Boy, We Are The Ocean, Gnarwolves, Pretty Vicious + more

Airports: London Heathrow, Bristol

Tickets: Weekend with camping from £86.50 here

For you if you like: Small Festivals / Rock / Indie / Pop 


Y Not Festival

Y Not? Festival

After its 10th anniversary and sell out success and bagging ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the Festival Awards in 2015, Y Not has pulled out all the stops to its worth once again. Nestled in the Peak District countryside Y Not will be a vibrant weekend for celebrating the height of summer 2016. 

Location: Pikehall, Peak District, Derbyshire

Dates: 29th – 31st July

Line-up: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Madness, Editors, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Hives, The Cribs, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Kelis, Band of Skulls, Fun Lovin Criminals, The Coral, Blossoms, Rat Boy + more

Airports: East Midlands

Tickets: Weekend with camping from £94.50 here

Tags: Medium / Pop / Indie / Rock

Awards: Winner of Best Medium Sized Festival – Festival Awards 2015