Best Festivals in the UK

From live music in the summer to foodie festivals, mass-scale comedy events to alfresco burlesque gatherings; the breadth of festivals in the UK are second to none. With something for everyone - big or small - there are plenty of UK festival events worth looking into, whatever your tastes. So without further ado, here are the best festivals in the UK (according to us!).

Last updated on 10th April 2017

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One of the most charming festivals in the UK? We think we've found it. From teepees and community spirit to DJs and dancing, Curious Yellow is a magical adventure that's set to bring everyone together this June in Essex.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Festival
Alternative / Indie
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Over ten years have passed since the first, inaugural, In The Woods festival, and while the world has changed, the...
Festival
Alternative / Indie
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In our opinion, it's not fun unless it's rum. Heading back to Cuban Embassy this year courtesy of the names behind Dine Birmingham, join the Birmingham Rum Festival 2017 for more rum tasters, heralded street food, live music and more. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music, Daytime
Live Music
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Notting Hill Carnival

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Perhaps one of the most famous public summer UK festivals, The Notting Hill Carnival is a stalwart on the London events calendar. A completely vibrant celebration of culture, food and music - check out our guide to the best places around the carnival (and the best places to party after, too!).

Happily Affordable ££
Queen's Park

The Fest of Kent brings together some of the best foodies in the entire country into one place. Not only will there be a wide selection of delicious food on offer, there’s going to be a line of incredible music, tonnes of activities for kids – including a mad hatter’s tea party, face painting and a festival disco dome – a massage parlour and beautiful sites courtesy of the surrounding The Mount Vineyard.

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Daytime, Supper Clubs
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Sophie Ellis Bextor, Allsaints, Technotronic, Snap - sounds like the best Now CD that's ever been made. Enjoy it all this summer at Victoria Park's Mighty Hoopla festival. Grab your friends, relax in the sunshine, enjoy a few drinks and roll back the clocks to the days of your carefree youth. 

Festival, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Commercial/Pop
Bethnal Green
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Head over to Edinburgh's The Biscuit Factory for a huge May weekend of craft beer. The venue will be taken over by the UK's best beer producers, all up and running for you to try their delicious wares, along with a selection of street food, DJs and live music.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

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