'Tis the season to sip warm cider and enjoy live music in a field. Yes, festival season is upon us and to help you plan your summer we've rounded-up all of this year's offerings in one seriously handy calendar. Whether you're after a week-long getaway or whether you're after inspiration for one of the upcoming long weekends, our 2014 festivals calendar has all the dates you need for your diary this summer.
Music festivals in July 2014: our picks
Still one of the finest boutique efforts in London, catering for cool kids and party monsters, Lovebox returns
Its fairytale setting of forest, lake and meadow, and its generally adventurous pop and alt rock line-up make Latitude a winner
Woodland fairytale-meets-hippy hedonism-meets-boutique chic-meets-forest rave: SGP has a lot going on
Grange Farm Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon, PE28 2PH
Sun Jul 27
A truly special summer festival that acts as an ever more colourful and kid-friendly sister to the Isle of Wight's Bestival
The best of the rest this July
Line-up includes Van Morrison, Sinéad O'Connor, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Richard Thompson, Rosanne Cash, Afro Celt Sound System, Cara Dillon, Loudon Wainwright III, The Full English, Pokey LaFarge, Peggy Seeger, Jason Isbell, Sarah Jarosz, plus more TBA.
What's the deal? The daddy of UK – and arguably, European – folk festivals returns with another round of enticing artists and an easygoing, slightly hippy-ish vibe. The emphasis is on established/traditional talent, rather than nu-folk fare, and it's a mild-mannered festival, where folding chairs are encouraged rather than scoffed at.
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London really comes to life as Lovebox, Wireless and British Summer Time kick off in the capital this month
Party like you're sixteen again at Reading festival or enjoy the more chilled, homely vibe of Wilderness
This summer's festival season concludes with the likes of Bestival and Reload Festival
Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean the party's over. Check out festivals taking place this autumn