5 Unmissable UK Music Festivals For Your Summer Diary

5 Unmissable UK Music Festivals For Your Summer Diary


With the summer season beginning to appear on the horizon, music lovers and festival enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the vibrant atmosphere and incredible performances of the best UK festivals. In 2023, five festivals in particular really stand out to us as the must-attend events of the season.

Join us as we delve into the reasons why our five select UK music festivals have become successful and popular with fans in the past and why you really need to add them to your summer “to-do” list.

 

Wireless Festival 2023

Wireless Festival 2023

Wireless Festival is renowned for its electrifying energy and urban music lineup. Held at an alternating location in London each year, this festival attracts a diverse crowd of music enthusiasts. With its remarkable roster of hip-hop, R&B, and grime artists, Wireless always promises (and delivers) unforgettable performances from chart-topping acts that appeal to a wide audience. Beyond the music, you can indulge in delicious street food, explore interactive installations and experience the lively atmosphere of one of the UK's biggest urban music festivals.

When?
Friday 07 July 2023 - Sunday 09 July 2023

Where?
Finsbury Park, London

Who’s playing?
Travis Scott, 50 Cent, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti Popcaan and more

 

 

British Summer Time Festival 2023

British Summer Time Festival 2023


Set in the heart of London's famous Hyde Park, the British Summer Time Festival is a cultural extravaganza offering an eclectic mix of music, entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Known for its star-studded headliners, the festival caters to diverse musical tastes, with past acts including folkloric musical legends like The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. In addition to the unforgettable performances, you’ll want to immerse yourself in the festival's enchanting atmosphere, explore artisan food stalls, enjoy outdoor film screenings and partake in various interactive experiences.

When?
Friday 30 June 2023 & Thursday 06 July 2023

Where?
Hyde Park, London

Who’s playing?
Guns N' Roses, Larkin Poe, Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band and more

 

We Are FSTVL 2023

We Are FSTVL 2023

Electronic music aficionados won't want to miss We Are FSTVL this festival season. Located in Upminster, Essex, this festival boasts an unrivalled lineup of world-class DJs and electronic acts across multiple stages. From house and techno to drum and bass, We Are FSTVL offers an unparalleled audio-visual experience for dance music enthusiasts. With past performances by renowned artists like Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, and Andy C, the festival has gained a reputation for its incredible atmosphere, immersive stages, and cutting-edge production. Don’t forget about the gourmet street food, carnival rides and extravagant VIP areas if you’re really looking for the complete experience.

When?
Friday 25 August 2023 - Sunday 27 August 2023

Where?
Upminster, Essex

Who’s playing?
The Prodigy, Example, Fisher, Skream, Shy FX, Carl Cox and more

 

 

Reading Festival 2023

Reading Festival 2023

Celebrated as one of the UK's most iconic rock music festivals, Reading Festival promises an unforgettable weekend for fans of alternative and indie music. Situated in Reading, Berkshire, this festival is part of an annual double-header, with the Leeds festival running simultaneously and completing the full festival package. Both share an incredibly rich musical history and have hosted legendary performances from bands like Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, and Foo Fighters. With its diverse lineup, Reading Festival caters to a wide range of tastes, featuring rock, punk, metal, and indie acts. Beyond the music, festival-goers can enjoy a vibrant campsite culture, discover quirky food stalls, and explore the festival's creative zones.

When?
Friday 25 August 2023 - Sunday 27 August 2023

Where?
Reading, Berkshire

Who’s playing?
Imagine Dragons, Billie Eilish, Trippie Redd, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Odell and more

 

 

TRNSMT Festival 2023

TRNSMT Festival 2023

Located in Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival has quickly become a Scottish highlight on the summer festival circuit. Known for its dynamic mix of rock, pop, and indie acts, this festival really captures the essence of Scotland's music scene. Previous headliners include the likes of Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers, offering an impressive lineup that guarantees an exceptional experience for attendees. TRNSMT also showcases local talent, providing a platform for emerging talents. With stunning views of Glasgow's skyline, you’ll certainly want to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, indulge in diverse food and drink options and discover new musical gems.

When?
Friday 7 July 2023 – Sunday 9 July 2023

Where?
Glasgow, Scotland

Who’s playing?
The 1975, George Ezra, Kasabian, Niall Horan, Royal Blood, Aitch and more

 

Putting together some fun, festival fits? How about these incredible summer-style recommendations?

 

Nahmias White Nahmias Floral T-Shirt
Nahmias White Nahmias Floral T-Shirt

 

Balenciaga Dark Brown Slim Denim Shorts
Balenciaga Dark Brown Slim Denim Shorts

 

Saint Laurent Brown SL 599 Sunglasses
Saint Laurent Brown SL 599 Sunglasses

 

Stone Island Purple Mussola Gommata-TC Canvas Pouch Bag
Stone Island Purple Mussola Gommata-TC Canvas Pouch Bag

 

Kenzo Multicolour 'Kenzo Labels' Cap
Kenzo Multicolour 'Kenzo Labels' Cap

 

Balenciaga White & Yellow Runner Trainers
Balenciaga White & Yellow Runner Trainers

 

Kenzo Red 'Boke Flower' Crest Bucket Hat
Kenzo Red 'Boke Flower' Crest Bucket Hat

 


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*Tickets are available for all the above festivals at the time of publishing. However, we strongly recommend booking your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment!

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