Summer festival season is over, which means that the early birds are already making plans and reservations for the next year. UK music festivals attract some of the most popular artists from around the globe and are renowned for their innovativeness. That is why we have complied a list of the top five 2018 festivals every music fan in the UK should check out!
Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby: 8-10 June 2018
Headliners (2017): System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith
Download is the most prestigious hard rock and heavy metal festival in the world. It’s three days packed full of the biggest names from the 70s right up to the newest generation!
Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, Isle of Wight: 21-24 June 2018
Headliners (2017): Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart, David Guetta & Run DMC
The reincarnation of one of the UK’s first-ever festivals continues to pull in the world’s biggest guitar slingers and the hottest names from pop and electronic genres. This year the event has managed to bag a UK festival exclusive with headliners Fleetwood Mac, along with The Prodigy, The Black Keys and Pharrell Williams.
Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park, London: 6-8 July 2018
Headliners (2017): Chance the Rapper, Skepta, The Weeknd
If you love chilling to the sound of rap, hip hop and R&B, this is a place for you! You will get to enjoy the fairground rides, chill out areas, bars and artists singing booths, and you’ll begin to understand why this is one of the best festivals in London.
Boomtown, Winchester: August 2018
Headliners (2017): The Specials, M.I.A., Cypress Hill
If you are looking for a more alternative scene and a greater variety of genres, including drum and bass, ‘old school’ jungle and UK garage, you will enjoy this hub of diverse and non-commercialised musical movements whose roots stretch far and wide.
Creamfields, Daresbury: August 2018
Headliners: deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Martin Garrix
Creamfields attracts tens of thousands every year seeking to party to the finest names in dance, along with immense visuals, lighting and pyrotechnics. Joined by a devoted following, Creamfields continues to shape the dance scene as we know it.