List of music festivals in the United Kingdom

List of music festivals in the United Kingdom

There are a large number of music festivals in the United Kingdom, covering a wide variety of genres. Many of the UK's music festivals are world renowned, and have been held for a great many years.

Annual festivals

Bluegrass music

*North Wales Bluegrass Festival
*Didmarton Bluegrass Festival
*Cornish Bluegrass Festival
*Harvest Time Blues

Classical music and opera

see also List of opera festivals

* [ Adur Festival - The first two weeks of June every year (Friday 30th May to Sunday 15th June 2008)]
* Aldeburgh Festival
* Cheltenham Music Festival
* Chichester Festival
* Cymanfa Ganu
* Edinburgh International Festival
* English Music Festival at Dorchester-on-Thames []
* Garsington Opera
* Glyndebourne Opera Festival
* MasterWorks Festival [] - Winchester, England
* The Max Whittaker Festival
* Norfolk and Norwich Festival
* The Proms
* Proms at St Jude's North London []
* Prom on The Close Clifton, Bristol []
* Swaledale Festival
* Three Choirs Festival
* The Two Moors Festival on Dartmoor and Exmoor
* York Early Music Festival

Dance & Electronic music

*Bloc Weekend
*Global Gathering
*02 Wireless Festival
*Escape into the Park
*The Big Chill (music festival)
*Infest (Festival)
*Glade Festival
*Rock Ness Festival
*Live at Loch Lomond
*Planet Love (Northern Ireland Only)
* [ Re Arm Your Souls Festival - 'The Ode']
*Y Not Festival

Ethnic music

*Africa Oyé
* Edinburgh Mela
* Leeds Mela
* Bradford Mela

Folk music

* [ Adur Festival - The first two weeks of June every year (Friday 30th May to Sunday 15th June 2008)]
*Bromyard Folk Festival
*Burnham-on-Sea Folk Festival []
*Cambridge Folk Festival
*Chester Folk Festival []
*Crawley Folk Festival
*Cropredy Festival
*Edinburgh Folk Festival
*Endless Festival []
*Fylde Folk Festival
*Green Man Festival [] ,
*Hull Sea Shanty Festival
*International Eisteddfod
*Marvellous festivals
*Pontardawe International Folk Festival
*Royal National Mod
*Scots Fiddle Festival []
*Shrewsbury Folk Festival
*Sidmouth Festival
*Shetland Folk Music Festival []
*Tenby Folk Festival []
*Towersey Village Festival
*Trowbridge Village Pump Festival []
*Warwick Folk Festival
* [ Whitby Folk Week]
*Two Rivers Folk Festival []

Jazz music

* [ Adur Festival - The first two weeks of June every year (Friday 30th May to Sunday 15th June 2008)]
*Brecon Jazz Festival
*Glenn Miller Festival
*HSBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival
*Hull Jazz Festival
*Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival
*London Jazz Festival
*Wigan Jazz Festival

Metal music

*Bloodstock Open Air
*Download Festival
*DOMINION Festival
*Damnation Festival
*Endless Festival []
*Full Throttle
*Hull Metalfest
*ProgPower UK
*Summer's End
*Total Carnage
*Twisted Realm @ Download
*Wackoff Festival
*13th Day

Pop music

*Party in the Park

Punk music

*City Invasion
*Concrete Jungle Festival
*Durham Punk Festival
*Nice n Sleazy Festival
*Rebellion Festival
*Slam Dunk Festival

Rock music

*Bolton Music Showcase
*Collision Course Festival
*Damnation Festival
*Download Festival
*Endless Festival []
*Give it a Name Festival
*Isle of Wight Festival
*Lillith Fair
*Marvellous festivals
*Projekt Revolution
*Knebworth (occasional)
*Reading and Leeds Festivals
*Summer Sundae
*T in the Park
*Tennants Vital
*V Festival
*Y Not Festival

Tribute Act Festivals

*Glastonbudget []
*Marvellous festivals []


*All Tomorrow's Parties
*Ashton Court festival
*Beautiful Days
*Big in Falkirk
*Blissfields []
*Brick Lane Festival, London []
*Celtic Blue Rock Community Arts Festival
*City of London Festival
*Connect Music Festival []
*Cornbury Oxford Music Festival []
*East Park Rocks! []
*Eastern Haze Festival []
*Endless Festival []
*Farmer Phil's Festival [ ]
*Get Loaded in The Park
*Glastonbury Festival Of Performing Arts
*Godiva Festival
*Greenbelt festival
*Isle of Skye Music Festival
*Indian Summer Music Festival
*Latitude Festival
*Limetree Festival
*Llangollen Fringe Festival
*Marvellous festivals []
*Matthew Street Festival
*Mini Glastonbury
*Forest Tour
*Offset festival
*Party in the Pie
*Peel Bay
*Rainbow Spirit Enlightenment Fayre Music and Arts Festival []
*Rhythm Festival []
*Rock Ness
*Secret Garden
*Sesiwn Fawr []
*Sheep Music []
*Supersonic Festival
*Sŵn Festival
*The Cutaway Festival
*The Magic Loungeabout
*The Outsider
*Truck Festival
*Vale Festival
*Wickerman Festival
*Whitby World Music Festival
*Wireless Festival
*Woolfire Festival []
*Wychwood Music Festival
*Y Not Festival

Travelling festivals

Some festivals do not appear in the same location every year, but in different places around the country, or even in other countries. Notable festivals to appear in the UK include:

Metal music

*Sounds Of The Underground
*Family Values Tour

Rock music

*Warped Tour

One time festivals

*Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970
*The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
*Live Aid
*Live 8
*Live Earth


* Andrew Blake (1997) "The Land Without Music: Music, Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain". Manchester: Manchester University Press.
* George McKay (2000) "Glastonbury: A Very English Fair", inc. chapter one 'Histories of festival culture', also 'Timeline of British pop festival culture'. London: Victor Gollancz. ISBN 0-575-06807-8.
* George McKay (2005) "Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain", chapter one 'New Orleans jazz, protest (Aldermaston) and carnival (Beaulieu [Jazz Festival 1956-60] )'. Durham NC: Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3573-5.

External links

* [ Adur Festival - The first two weeks of June every year (Friday 30th May to Sunday 15th June 2008)]
* [ 2008 britishRock festivals (Rock / Pop / Metal / Indie)]
* [ Efestivals]
* [ Festival Eye]
* [ Endless Festival]
* [ Spirit Enlightenment Fayre]
* [ The best tribute act festival!]
* [ UK Festival News]
* [ UK Music Festivals News]
* [ UK Music Festivals News and Info]
* [ Virtual Festivals]
* [ Warnfestivals]
* [ We Love Festivals]
* [ Y Not Festival]

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