Music festivals calendar: May

This year’s festival season kicks off with some top-notch springtime parties

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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.

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Music festivals taking place in May 2015

Wychwood Festival

Line-up includes UB40, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Proclaimers, Lucy Rose, Ghostpoet and The Wonder Stuff.

Wychwood is three nights of family-friendly festival fun in the lush green Gloucestershire countryside, with plenty to keep both adults and little 'uns amused. You can also entertain yourself at one of the 100+ workshops, comedy shows (Mitch Benn and Michael Legge), a mini-real ale festival, or even take the kids to a children's literary festival.

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Cheltenham Racecourse Friday May 29 2015 - Sunday May 31 2015


Critics' choice

Line-up includes Carl Cox, Steve Angello, Gorgon City, Hot Since 82, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones.

This is only year three for WAF, but it's already established itself as one of the dance festival big guns. Again taking part over two days, it boasts a staggering amount of globe-conquering DJs, white-hot rising talents and a few respected undergrounders.

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Damyns Hall Aerodrome Saturday May 30 2015 - Sunday May 31 2015