After a muted return for the UK's festival scene in 2021, this is the summer where festivals are coming roaring back with a vengeance. And thank goodness for that: summer's not summer without the chance to go crazy in a field, accompanied by bands, pals, and plastic cups of your favourite bevvy. This year, all the usual big players are present and correct, from student bacchanal Reading and Leeds to rock-fest Download to glitter explosion Mighty Hoopla.
Whether you want to wallow in mud like a hippo or be safely tucked in bed by 10pm, there's a festival for you. Read on for your guide to summer festival fun, full of bands, culture, and all-round wild times.