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UK Music Festivals 2020 List, The Best 29 Musik Festivals In UK

1) Festival of the Dead.

Festival of the Dead brings its deathly fiesta to cities across the UK, infusing elements of carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing into a night of ghostly hedonism inspired by the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead sees the festival return with a savage new show full of crazy characters, huge puppets and a killer soundtrack as we rise up and immerse ourselves into its wondrous world of shenanigans. Picture:

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United Kingdom Prices Starts From

€18.24

2) Warehouse Project

This one is for the adventurous urban/concrete jungle explorer! Jamie Jones brings his Paradise clubbing brand to The Depot. Expect the very best in underground house and techno from some very experienced party-starters. Picture:

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The Depot, Manchester, United Kingdom Prices Starts From

53.73€

3) Terminal V Festival

Terminal V returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on 11th April 2020 for another day of house and techno inside the city.

Joining them as they party from midday until 11 pm will be the likes of Bonobo, Nina Kraviz and Richie Hawtin across five stages inside the mass warehouse complex. 

What's more, this will be Bonobo's first Edinburgh appearance in six years, as well as Nina Kraviz's first-ever time at Terminal.

Lineup

Avalon - Emerson - Ben - UFO - Bonobo [DJ set] - Charlotte De Witte - Eats Everything - Ejeca - Floorplan - Green Velvet - Helena Hauff - Honey Dijon - I Hate Models - KiNK [live] - Lena - Willikens - Luigi Madonna - Man Power - Moxie - Nina Kraviz - Octo Octa - Rebūke - Richie Hawtin - Saoirse - Shanti Celeste - Tijana T

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Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4) Sounds of the City

Sounds of the City is a concert series bringing some of rock, indie and pop's most prominent names to Manchester's Castlefield Bowl.

Sounds of the City 2020 will feature shows with Foals, Lewis Capaldi, Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets, Crowded House, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, DMA's and Hacienda Classical throughout July.


Lineup

Wed 1 July 2020

FoalsEverything Everything

Thu 2 July 2020

Crowded House

Fri 3 July 2020

Kaiser ChiefsRazorlight

Sat 4 July 2020

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Wed 8 July 2020

Lewis Capaldi

Thu 9 July 2020

DMA’sThe BlindersThe Lathums

Fri 10 July 2020

The Streets

Sat 11 July 2020

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Location Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, United Kingdom From

€45.33

5) Elrow Town London

Elrow Town London sees the popular Barcelona party brand return to the capital, as over 25,000 dance music fans descend on London for elrow's legendary shenanigans. As every elrow fan will know, each party features another top-tier dance lineup, alongside all the usual trimmings that make an elrow party so unique and immersive, including over 200 characters,

stilt walkers, confetti, games, inflatables, town trains, wonky races and even a pink limo.

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Location

Trent Park, London, United Kingdom

Date

17 August 2020

6) Lost Village

Lost Village is a UK dance music festival in Lincolnshire. Located in an abandoned forest, Lost Village is more than just a music festival, it is a world of experiences, making sure you will not be short of things to do. Since their first festival in 2015, Lost Village has expanded into a unique and surreal world, complete with surprise performances, comedy and much more. With great lineups, year after year is sure to keep on impressing with acts such as:

Maribou State, Bicep, Little Dragon

and plenty more all joining the leafy village. Alongside the music and comedy, there will also be live talks, interviews, debates and lessons scattered throughout the weekend. Picture:

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Location

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Date

22 August - 25 August 2020

7) Creamfields

Creamfields is the UK's biggest dance music festival, bringing the biggest artists from across the electronic music spectrum to Daresbury each August bank holiday. That means stages dedicated to house, EDM, techno, drum and bass, trance, grime and more, making Creamfields the go-to festival for dance music fans in Britain. 2019's festival welcomed the return of the iconic dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia in what will be their only UK show of the year, as well as dance music giant:

deadmau5 and the first performance of Cirez D & Adam Beyer. Joining them will be over 300 of the best artists and underground stars, including Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers, Calvin Harris and Tiësto.

And it's those heavy-hitting lineups that keep 70,000 people coming back each summer, as well as Creamfields unique and immersive new stages, epic production levels, light shows and pyrotechnics. Picture:

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Daresbury Estate, Daresbury, United Kingdom Prices Starts From

77.6€

8) Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival is one of the UK's most famous rock music festivals. Sibling to Reading Festival, the northern twin was founded in 1999 and has since hosted some of rock and indie's biggest stars, such as:

Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Oasis and Foo Fighters.

Now though, the festival has embraced other genres and welcomes artists from the world's of grime and hip-hop, house and techno, and jungle and drum and bass. Just look at 2019's lineup, which features headliners:

The Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, as well as the likes of Bastille, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Denis Sulta and Stefflon Don coming up the rear.

But it isn't just about music at Leeds, with the festival also laying on a lineup of comedy, as well as film screenings and more. So popular has the weekender become, it is now regarded as a rite of passage for all young music fans, with nearly all veteran festival-goers having been at least once. Picture:

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Location

Leeds, United Kingdom

Date

27 August - 30 August 2020

9) Reading Festival

Reading Festival is the UK's most famous rock music festival. Founded in 1955 as the Beaulieu Jazz Festival, and later Reading Festival in 1971, the festival's hall of fame reads like an encyclopedia of rock 'n' roll legends -

The Rolling Stones, The Jam, The Who and Fleetwood Mac

have all played it. So famous is it, it's now become a rite of passage for all young festival-goers. Just ask any rock fan, and we're sure they'll have a story or two to tell you about the times they've been. Although inherently rock, the festival now spans a diverse mix of genres, mirroring the changing musical landscape. Take a wander around its site and you'll find everything from grime and hip-hop to house, techno and drum and bass. Just look at 2019's lineup, which features headliners:

The Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, as well as the likes of Bastille, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Denis Sulta and Stefflon Don coming up the rear.

And it isn't just about music at Reading, with the festival also laying on a lineup of comedy, as well as film screenings and more. Picture:

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Location

Little Johns Farm, Reading, United Kingdom

Date

27 August - 30 August 2020

10) South West Four

South West Four is a London dance music festival, taking over Clapham Common for an August bank holiday filled with EDM, house, techno, drum and bass, grime and more. Famed for its diverse lineups, SW4 partners with some of electronic music's foremost brands, inviting them along to host stages and help create one of the UK's most distinctive dance lineups.

2019's included Martin Garrix, Craig David, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Andy C

and Wiley all taking controls throughout the weekend, coming together to make South West Four one of the capital's most popular summer music festivals. Picture:

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Location

Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom

Date

29 August - 30 August 2020

11) The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival has become one of the UK's most popular family festivals for food and music lovers, held each summer on the farm of legendary Blur bassist Alex James.

Combining family fun, food and music, the weekend includes an incredible spread of culinary delights, including sessions from Michelin star chefs, as well as street food caterers covering a huge variety of cuisines.

Beyond the food, the music isn't half bad either. Its recent lineups have included:

Lewis Capaldi, Rudimental and Elbow

in amongst all the extra fun, from tree climbing and arts and craft workshops, to the funfair and the chance for the children to meet their TV heroes. Picture:

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Location

Churchill Heath Farm, Kingham, United Kingdom Prices Starts From

29.85€

12) Cool Britannia Festival

Cool Britannia Festival celebrates British musical icons from the past 30 years with a weekend of rock, indie, pop and dance classics inside Knebworth Park. 2019's lineup featured sets from the likes of:

James, Basement Jaxx and The Coral, while the Ministry of Sound Stage will be pounding to the likes of Danny Rampling, Faithless' Maxi Jazz and Orbital's Phil Hartnoll.

Away from the music, Cool Britannia also lays on a diverse programme of other activities, including a funfair, karaoke, circus shows, and a dedicated kids zone to make sure all ages are entertained. Picture:

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Location

Knebworth Park, Knebworth, United Kingdom

Date

30 August - 01 September 2020

13) Fusion Festival

Fusion Festival returns to Liverpool's Sefton Park for another weekend of mighty pop music, showing us why it is one of the UK's biggest pop music festivals. 

Having begun back in Birmingham in 2013, Fusion Festival moved north in 2016, and since then has hosted some of the genre's biggest stars, including the likes of

Little Mix, Anne-Marie, Clean Bandit, Rudimental and Shawn Mendes.

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Location

Sefton Park, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Date

31 August - 01 September 2020

14) Lindisfarne Festival

Lindisfarne Festival returns to the Northumberland coast, once again laying on a diverse programme of music, art and performance across four days. 

Although showcasing everything from indie, funk, folk, rock, reggae and dance music over nine stages, the music is just a fraction of Lindisfarne's shenanigans. 

Drawing comparisons to a carnival, Lindisfarne's site is filled with street performers, fancy dress competitions, fire shows, street food, comedy, yoga and more, creating a weekend full of quirks and surprises around every corner. Picture:

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Location

Beal Farm, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Date

29 August - 01 September 2020

15) Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival takes over Birmingham's Moseley Park for a weekend of music, food and fun for all the family.


Here they invite a great selection of international artists and unsigned acts from the experimental folk and acoustic scene to perform. Picture:

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Location

Moseley Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Date

30 August - 01 September 2020

16) Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival is a UK bass and pop music festival, bringing some of the best artists in the scene to its home at the Norfolk Showground.

Recent lineups have featured the likes of Anne-Marie and Tinie Tempah, as well as Andy C, Hannah Wants and DJ EZ, who played out across Sundown's variety of stages, while festival-goers also had the chance to explore the festival's magical woodland, immersing themselves in quirky art installations or riding high at the funfair.  Picture:

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Location

Croydon Road Recreation Ground, London, United Kingdom

Date

07 September 2020

18) Soultown Festival

Soultown Festival lights up Croydon with a day of Motown and soul. Its recent lineups have included Jocelyn Brown, Evelyn "Champagne" King, James "D-Train" Williams and many more.  Picture:

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Location

Croydon Road Recreation Ground, London, United Kingdom

Date

07 September 2020

19) Hospitality In The Park

Hospitality In The Park returns to Finsbury Park this September for another trail-blazing Saturday of drum and bass. Curated by the esteemed Hospital Records and a number of other renowned clubbing brands – such as Outlook, Kings of the Rollers and Critical Music – the festival brings together the finest heads in the scene, as well as some of the best underground talents tipped for greatness by these astute bookers. Now a go-to festival for D&B fans from London and beyond, Hospitality In The Park continues to set the bar when it comes to drum and bass, all the while making it one of the capital's most looked-forward-to festivals. Picture:

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Location

Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Date

21 September 2020

20) Boundary Brighton

Boundary Brighton is Brighton's biggest electronic music festival, showcasing a lineup of house and bass music inside the city's Stanmer Park each September. 

Spread across three stages, festival-goers can expect to party alongside some of the finest artists in the scene, with recent lineups having featured sets from Andy C, Chase & Status and CamelPhat. Picture:

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Location

Stanmer Park, Brighton, United Kingdom

Date

28 September 2020

21) Mint Festival

Mint Festival is a dance music festival in Leeds, taking over RAF Church Fenton at Leeds East Airport for an end of summer dance party like no other.

Spread across the airport's sprawling site, Mint invites some of the finest artists from the worlds of house, techno, garage, drum and bass and more to perform inside the airport's aeroplane hangars and amongst its shipping containers.

This setting already makes the full-day event incredible exciting; but, along with that Mint's lineup will keep you on your feet dancing until the music ends and it’s time to keep things moving till 6 am at the official afterparty. Picture:

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Location RAF Church Fenton, Leeds, United Kingdom

Date

28 September 2020


22) Don't Let Daddy Know

Don't Let Daddy Know takeover Manchester, laying on another night of high-energy EDM and big-room house. 

Having started in Ibiza over five years ago, the brand now hosts events across the world, including in Hong Kong, Madrid and Santiago de Chile, bringing some of the scene's biggest artists with them. Picture:

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Location

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, United Kingdom

Date

12 October 2020

23) Drumcode Halloween Party

Adam Beyer and his techno label have teamed up with LWE for a definitive Halloween Party inside London's Tobacco Dock.

Returning to the venue, the pair will be curating a lineup of core Drumcode affiliates, industry luminaries and hot young talent across the techno scene.

Spread throughout Tobacco Dock, ravers will have the chance to stomp in the Great Gallery or lose themselves in the cavernous labyrinth that is the Car Park. Picture:

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Location

Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

Date

31 October 2020

24) 80's in the Park

BBC Radio 2's Sara Cox and Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp host the ultimate 80s party at London's Three Mills Island this August, filling the day with non-stop pop anthems. 

And as this an 80s party, rolling back the years is actively encouraged, so get digging in that wardrobe and donning your finest 80s gear, ready to dance the day away to everything from Bowie to Belinda, Wham to Whitney and Kylie to Kate Bush. Picture:

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Location

Three Mills Island, London, United Kingdom

25) Camden Oktoberfest

Camden Oktoberfest brings the traditional Bavarian festival to north London's Electric Ballroom for four Saturdays, transforming the venue into a decked-out beer hall complete with long wooden tables and bunting. 

On hand will be the Dirndl and Lederhosen-clad waitresses and waiters, who will keep your steins filled and your plates topped up with classic German sausages.

And alongside the food and drink, expect live music from The Old Dirty Brasstards and No Limit Street Band – both 10 piece drum and brass bands – as well as a variety of other DJs and performers, dancing, hilarious challenges and competitions. Full fancy dress encouraged. Picture:

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Location

Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom

26) Neighbourhood Festival

Neighbourhood Festival is a city-centre music festival held in each Autumn in Manchester, UK.

Spread across a number of venues throughout the northwestern city – which has a vibrant music scene and rich cultural history – the festival's lineup showcases an array of rising stars and ones-to-watch from the worlds of rock, indie and alternative music, as well as established favourites higher up the bill.

With this one-day event in Manchester, and their weekender in Warrington, Neighbourhood has become an established brand for the indie music scene in the northwest of England and the UK as a whole Picture:

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Manchester, United Kingdom

27) Simple Things

Simple Things is an eclectic city centre music festival in Bristol, held across multiple venues in the hip, south west UK city.

Showcasing a lineup that spans across genres, Simple Things does so inside some of Bristol's most popular venues. Once again the programme will be split across day and night, with the daytime programme taking place in some of Bristol's coolest venues, while the nighttime lineup will play out across Lakota and Coroner's Court Complex. 

Curated by a selection of its leading promoters, the festival has become a beacon for innovation and risk-taking by giving a platform to some of the underground's leading names and those it believes are worthy of your ears. Picture:

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Location

Bristol, United Kingdom

28) Southport Weekender Festival

Southport Weekender Festival returns to London this August, but to a brand new home in Crystal Palace Park, once again showcasing a vibrant day of all things house, soul, R&B, garage and disco. Billed as "the world's friendliest party", Southport Weekender Festival is all about bringing people together under a shared love of music and the summer sun. Picture:

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Location

Crystal Palace Park, London, United Kingdom

29) Wheels and Fins

Wheels and Fins Festival is a boutique music and action sports festival on Kent's Joss Bay Beach, showcasing a huge lineup that goes from rock and indie to drum and bass and garage. But the music is just one part of Wheels and Fins. The other is sport. Away from the main stages, festival-goers will also have the chance to watch and take part in skating competitions, surfing lessons and bike displays. Picture:

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Location

Joss Bay Beach, Broadstairs, United Kingdom