Warm cider, live music and anxious weather-watching: the summer festival season has become a British tradition. To help you plan a fab summer we’ve rounded up this year’s biggest and best UK festivals in one handy calendar. Whether you’re after a city weekender or fields full of fun, our 2015 festivals calendar has all the dates you need for your diary this festival summer.
This page will be updated as more events and line-ups are confirmed.
Music festivals taking place in July 2015
Line-up includes Van Morrison, Chaka Khan, Hugh Masakela, The Bad Plus, Submotion Orchestra, Candi Staton, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion and Gogo Penguin.
Get your jazz, funk, blues and soul fix in the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house at this genteel weekender in the lush Sussex countryside. Jazz is the main player here, but there's usually plenty more accomplished fusions courtesy of a great cast of established and upcoming talents.Read more
Line-up includes Drake, Avicii, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Stromae, Labrinth, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Joey Bada$$, Fuse ODG, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City and Grandmaster Flash.
For the second year running, Finsbury Park plays host to an eyepopping line-up of hip hop, R&B and dance music royalty. Drake’s the big Friday headliner, making up for his no-show at last year’s festival, while EDM dons Avicii and Guetta take on Saturday and Sunday nights respectively.Read more
Line-up includes Luciano, Appolonia, Tensnake, Sigma, Art Department, Goldie, Miguel Campbell, DJ EZ, Oneman and Breach.
This solid dance event, now in its second year in Tunbridge Wells, offers prime beats from cutting-edge names covering house, techno, disco and some deeper, darker dance territories.Read more
Line-up includes Public Enemy, Roots Manuva, Mike Skinner, Sigma, Enter Shikari, Roni Size Reprazent and Dub Pistols.
This gnarly fest aims to unite the world of extreme sports and music, in a totally radical way. Its acts often lean towards drum and bass, hip hop, garage and dubstep, but there's always metal, punk and ska to represent the more extreme side of guitar music.Read more