If you’re anything like us, you’ll be counting down the days until festival season is back. A good festival can be the highlight of summer, not least because they’re an easy way to catch loads of world-class acts in one roaringly fun go. We believe the UK does festivals way better than anywhere else – because come rain or shine, you just know you’ll end up in the middle of a field, belting your lungs out to some banging tunes with a luke-warm can of lager in hand. And after such a gleeful return to a full festival calendar in 2022, you can bet that we’re already planning our hit list for 2023.
One of the best things about the UK festival season is just how much variety is on offer. You can glamp at a boutique indie festival, get some guaranteed moshpit action at rock fest Download or rave until the early hours at a 24/7 dance marathon. You could discover the hottest Welsh-language music, boast about how you somehow got tickets to Glastonbury or even surf along to the set list in Cornwall. This year, there are some brand-new festivals too, like a one-day party from NTS Radio and an outdoor camping fest from nightclub Fabric.
Keen to join in the fun? Check out Time Out’s guide to the best UK music festivals for 2023. And if you’re yet to book? Get a move on.
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