Ready for some amazing music and delicious street food? Look no further as festival season is back! Music lovers and ravers can now get their hands on tickets for some of this year's biggest outdoor events which are making a sensational return to our fields.
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Here is our guide to the best festivals that will take place this summer, and beyond... Time to get those wellies out!
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Biggest UK Festivals Summer 2022
Pub in the Park
Pub in the Park is getting the band back together! They'll be touring nine locations, from May to September, across the UK with their amazing band of chefs, musicians, artisanal producers and most of all, you! Pretty much everything you've been hankering for during lockdown is back on the menu - with actual people. Super star chef Tom Kerridge will be back alongside James Martin, Andi Oliver, Michel Roux Jr, The Hairy Bikers and Matt Tebbutt.
Across the UK, May to September, pubintheparkuk.com
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight is welcoming festival-goers with a bigger and better new line-up. This year's line-up includes Muse, Craig David, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Blossoms, Lewsis Capaldi, The Vaccines and much, much more.
Isle of Wight, 16-19 June, isleofwightfestival.com
Taste of London
This foodie haven is back in June, where festival-goers can taste-test the latest and most inventive dishes from the culinary capital. So whether you're a local or travelling down to London looking for a summer day out, Taste of London is the must-attend event for summer 2022, with spots going fast.
London, 15-19 June, london.tastefestivals.com
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Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival adds yet more names to the arts and music stages, transforming Henham Park into the ultimate playground of artistic expression. Taking place 21-24 July 2022 in Suffolk, the festival is headlined by Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Snow Patrol.
Suffolk, 21-24 July, latitudefestival.com
It goes without saying how big Glastonbury is, and each year, event organisers pull out all the stops to top the previous year's efforts. The festival has been around for over five decades, and is one of the oldest, largest and most famous live music festivals in the world. This year the likes of Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Wolf Alice and Haim will take to the iconic Pyramid Stage.
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Somerset, 22-26 June, glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Goodwood Members' Meeting
Returning to its usual place in Goodwood's motorsport calendar, the 79th Members' Meeting will once again take place in daffodil-dotted surrounds with the event set to celebrate Porsche's 956 and 962 and the V10 era of Formula 1, as two new races – A.F.P. Fane and Robert Brooks Trophies – join the epic racing programme across the weekend. As well as a full programme of racing, fun-packed festivities and the very best food and drink, the event offers visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere as it is exclusively available to Goodwood Road Racing Club Members and Fellows.
Sussex, 9-10 April, goodwood.com
The world's greatest historic race meeting, the Goodwood Revival is the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in period theme. It is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where "make do and mend" was a way of life rather than a casual slogan. This year, visitors can join Vintage Style Activist Dandy Wellington in the Revive and Thrive Village for a series of talks, demonstrations and workshops from a community of artisans and experts; or sit back and enjoy the action on track including the 10th anniversary of the children’s pedal car race, the Settrington Cup. Over The Road we've got music, dancing and all the fun of the historic funfair as well as Sky Cinema's 'Drive-In Cinema' where you can sit in a vintage car to watch a selection of movies.
Sussex, 16-18 September, goodwood.com
End of the Road Festival
Head on down to The End of the Road festival in beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens for fresh indie-rock and folk music. This year's lineup sees Pixies, Fleet Foxes and Bright Eyes take to the stage down in Dorset.
Dorset, 1-4 September, endoftheroadfestival.com
Upfest is Europe's largest street art festival, free to attend and returns this month for its 15th year anniversary. Upfest takes place in Bristol, home of Banksy and arguably the capital of street art in the UK. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever after the interruptions of the pandemic in the last few years. (Photo credit - Paul Box)
Bristol, 28-29 May, upfest.co.uk
Chestertons Polo in the Park festival
Chestertons Polo In The Park is set to return this summer to London's iconic home of polo, at Hurlingham Park. Taking place 10-12 June, the world's largest three-day polo festival will be a sporting first as it hosts its first International Women's Match on Saturday's Ladies Day. The three day event will also feature teams from across the globe, an array of new food and drink pop-ups, VIP hospitality and fun for all the family on Sunday.
London, 10-12 June, polointheparklondon.com
Black Deer Festival
Black Deer is bringing "the real Americana" to the UK this summer with a three-day festival featuring music from Van Morrison, Wilco, Jake Bugg, Imelda May and so many more. There's also wholesome food and drink, artisan wares, and custom-built motorcycles – just some of the things, in addition to the music, paying homage to the cultural heritage of America.
Eridge Park, Kent, 17-19 June, blackdeerfestival.com
Love Saves The Day
Bristol's largest festival, LSTD is relocating to Ashton Court this year and takes place on the Thursday and Friday of the Jubliee Bank Holiday weekend in June. Despite the location change, expect a killer line-up, electric atmospshere and lots of local traders to enjoy.
Bristol, 2-3 June, lovesavestheday.org
The Cambridge Club Festival
The Cambridge Club returns with a star-studded line-up for 2022. The dance-inspired line-up features an array of Disco, Funk, Pop, R&B and Soul legends that will bring musical magic to the glorious Cambridgeshire countryside. A three-day celebration of Music, Arts and Culture – from comedy, talks and live podcasts to family fun, wellness activities and yoga to late night parties and DJs playing under the Orchards twinkling lights. Get ready for a hip-shaking, mind-bending weekend of wonder like no other.
Cambridge, 10-12 June, thecambridgeclub.co
Independent festival Brockwood is officially three weeks away and with an eclectic line-up for its second year and artists including Joy Anonymous, Norman Jay MBE, SOFY, O’flynn, and Malaika, all confirmed. In the midst of lockdown, co-founders and friends Alastair Morton, Josh Gulliver, Olly Toomey, Fergus Kirkland and Jamie Varley, came together to create Brockwood Festival in recognition of soaring mental health struggles enhanced by the pandemic. MIND research found 9 in 10 young people have said their loneliness has made their mental health worse during the pandemic. The festival’s aim was to connect friends to celebrate life and freedom post lockdown, whilst raising money for an extremely important cause. In year one they raised £3,000 for MIND Charity. This continues to be a fundamental value of Brockwood Festival with the aim of raising over £5,000 in 2022.
Hampshire, July 9th - tickets here
Loved by locals, Cornbury is one of the longest running festivals in the heart of Oxfordshire, attracting 20,000 people each year for the last 17 years, retaining the friendly community atmosphere of a village fete, that just happens to have some of the biggest International names in music performing on the main stage. Joining the heavy weight line up of headliners Bryan Adams, James Blunt, The Darkness, The Waterboys, Ronan Keating & Jools Holland will be; Mica Paris, The Magic Numbers, Altered Images & The Christians with the usual tasty selection of folk, blues & alternative artists.
Cotswold, 8-10 July, cornburyfestival.com
Gone Wild Festival
Taking place during the August Bank Holiday in Devon, the Gone Wild Festival is for the adventurous type! Thrill-seekers will join Bear Grylls and Laura Bingham where they will focus on good times in the great outdoors with lots of thrilling activities for the family to get involved in.
Devon, 25-28 August, gonewildfestival.com
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The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival, proudly presented by M&S Food, is excited to announce even more unmissable foodie events and culinary stars joining the incredible line-up of music, food and family entertainment for the festival's 11th anniversary. Guests will be in for a treat with new additions to the line-up including Stereophonics, Anne-Marie and The Human League.
Cotswolds, 26-28 August, thebigfeastival.com
Curated for a generation who understand meaningful pleasure, enlightening participation and luxurious experiences, Wilderness spans music and the arts, exquisite feasting and dining, insightful talks and debates, a wellbeing sanctuary, outdoor pursuits, a family field and beautiful lakes to while away the hours. For those looking to get immersed and put their unique mark on a festival, Wilderness is the perfect weekend escape.
Oxfordshire, 4-7 August, wildernessfestival.com
Manchester Pride Festival
Manchester Pride Festival is one of the worlds leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, the festival will feature six key strands: Activism, Equality, Arts and Culture, Youth and Family, Community and Party.
Manchester, 26-29 August, manchesterpride.com
Billy Ocean has been added as very special guest for Nile Rodgers & CHIC’s upcoming show at Kenwood, the stunning English Heritage site overlooking Hampstead Heath. Other performers include: Rag'n'Bone Man, Culture Club, Bananarama, Lulu and Jake Bugg. Heritage Live brings together the very best in live music to the most beautiful of outdoor settings.
Hampstead Heath, from 10 June, ticketmaster.co.uk
Doncaster Racecourse's Cazoo St Leger Festival
The Doncaster Racecourse's Cazoo St Leger Festival is once again set to be one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar and the region's social event of the year. The Cazoo St Leger Festival offers an extensive array of enclosures and packages to offer an experience which can be tailored to each racegoer's needs. With famous faces, glitz, glamour and excitement in abundance year after year, it's easy to see why this is a horse racing event nobody wants to miss.
Doncaster, 7-10 September, doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
One of the UK's most glamourous boutique festivals in the stunning setting on Henley-on-Thames is back! This year's unforgettable line-up includes The Script, Craig David, Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins.
Henley-on-Thames, 6-10 July, henley-festival.co.uk
One of the UK's best-loved and most successful festivals, combining action-packed festival adventures with a fantastic family camping holiday – the ultimate festi-holiday. Rudimental & Rag n Bone Man will headline in Dorset, while Fatboy Slim and Becky Hill will take on Shropshire.
Dorset and Shropshire, 28-31 July and 18-21 August, campbestival.net
A Perfect Day Festival
A Perfect Day is a new single day outdoor live music event taking place at scenic locations across the UK, featuring some of the best singers and songwriters the country has to offer. Bring your picnic blanket and your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy the ultimate day out with music, great facilities and fine food and drink! David Gray, Gabrielle and Tom Odell all set to perform.
Exeter, 3 July, powderham.co.uk
Taking place in a beautiful forest, set amongst the Lincolnshire countryside, Lost Village is a surreal exploration that encompasses food, music, wellness, comedy and a dose of adventure. For the first time, we will see the arrival of Table in the Woods, with Santiago Lastra (KOL) and Rafael Cagali (Da Terra) for a never seen before chef table experience located in the woods, all cooked over open flames.
Lincolnshire, 25-28 August, lostvillagefestival.com
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