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 1st June 2017
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.
Taking place in a secret woodland, In The Woods is one of summer's most sought after festivals. Spend the first weekend in September soaking up the chilled-out vibes of the festivals whose previous headliners have included Alt-J, Young Fathers and Lianne La Havas. As well as hot line-up of music, the festival hosts film screenings, theatre and spoken word performances and street-food trucks.
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.
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!).
Meat-free eaters and drinkers rejoice as Vegan Beer Fest returns to East London for its fifth year. Head over to Hackney to party in a beer hall, slurp pints of vegan beer, munch street food at the outdoor festival and grab a glass of vegan beer.
Celebrating all things Belgian this beer festival takes place in Hackney's Oval Space. Join the East London spot to try some of the continent's best beers along with Belgian food that includes meatballs, fries and croquettes.
Forget the slammers and sombreros, this festival is teaching you the truth about tequila and mezcal. With traditional dancers, Aztec ceremonies and plenty of authentic bottles, this East London festival is taking place in October.
Do you love chicken wings? Course you blooming do, and this is the event for you as a two-day bonanza of chicken wings takes over London in August. There will be traders, wing eating competitions, craft beers and live music.
A festival dedicated to burgers - yes, you heard that right, Birmingham. Brum's Big Fat Burger Festival does what it says on the tin with piles of patties, lashings of sauce and heaps of deliciousness.
To celebrate a decade of adventure, Wonderland are throwing a huge birthday bash. Join the group as they take over a secret location for burlesque, DJs, live music, tea parties, hot tubs and much more.
The Manchester Beer Week will see the world's biggest brewers and distillers descend on his English city for a celebration of Britain's long lover affair with beer. Revolving around a handful of masterclasses, supper clubs and exclusive talks, this is one week of events beer fans would do well to attend.