The Top 10 Music Festivals in the UK

Accommodation is once again in high demand for the thousands of music fans who will flock to the UK’s summer festivals in 2017.

Room stay accommodation in Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading is becoming more popular than camping, glamping or couch-surfing as hordes of festival goers descend on the towns each summer.

The top 10 Music Festivals in the UK, 2017 include:


The Great Escape, Brighton

With headliners, Slaves and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Brighton’s music extravaganza will take place from 18-20 May. One wristband will get you into 35 venues to hear up to 400 of the ‘next best things’ in music. A great location for a festival, you will also find plenty of offers available in local nightclubs in a beachside location.


Lovebox, Victoria Park, East London

If you enjoy festivals that pack something of a ‘freaky punch’ Lovebox should be high up on your list of places to visit before you die. Headliners include Frank Ocean, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne. A colourful mix of fairground rides, vintage markets and hipsters combine to make this one of London’s most fun-filled festivals.


Bestival, Dorset

The award-winning Bestival will once again be full of surprises when the much-lauded and quirky event takes place at Lulworth Castle from 7-10 September. Previous festivals have seen pianos popping up in the woods, mass fancy dress competitions, late night lakeside light-ups and a host of absurd but entertaining mischief. Headliners in 2017 include: The xx, Pet Shop Boys and A Tribe Called Quest.


Boardmasters, Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Newquay

Rocking Newquay from 9-13 August, 2017, Boardmasters features some of the best boarders, surfers and skaters in the world, combined with loud soundtracks, folk stars and pop idols. Cliff-top sessions and surf shows make this one of the most sought after summer events in the UK. Headliners include: Jarimoquai, alt-J and Andy C.


Boomtown, Winchester

Boomtown, Winchester will take place from 10-13 August, 2017 and headliners include The Specials, M.I.A and Cypress Hill. Featuring escapism, theatre and fantasy the Boomtown event features non-commercialised musical movements, including folk, rock, bass and jazz.


Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset

The big one! Glastonbury will take place from 21-25 June and Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheerhan will headline.
Glastonbury may have plenty of competition from some of the ‘new kids on the festival block’ but this event is still up there as number one for most music fans. In addition to world famous acts, you can also indulge yourself in the theatre shows, circus and a choice of amazing food stalls. One of a kind!


Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales

With the stunning and dramatic backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, Green Man offers a folk-led line up of over 1,500 performers.

Taking place from 17-20 August, festival-goers enjoy a real ‘welcome in the hillsides’ at this stirring event. Headliners include: PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams and Future Islands. Comedy, theatre performances, spa facilities and a host of local ales and ciders keep revellers coming back for more.


Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue

Set to rock Reading, headliners: Kasabian, Eminem and Muse will take to the stage at Reading from 25-27 August. Bank holidays in the UK were made for this type of event and both established and new indie acts and alternative bands will feature.


Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby

Taking place from 9-11 June, the Download Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious rock and heavy metal festivals.

Headliners Aerosmith, System of a Down and Biffy Clyro will perform hits from the 70’s right up to the current day and if heavy rock is your thing, this is the festival for you.


We Are FSTVL, Airfield of Dreams, Upminster, Essex

Voted ‘Best Medium Festival’ this lively event will headline Jamie Jones, Dizzee Rascal, Craig David’s TS5 and Carl Cox from 26-28 May. With 16 stylised stages, 200 DJs and a VIP arena with hot tubs and gourmet food, you are unlikely to forget this bank holiday weekend in a hurry.

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