2018 is the year Glastonbury takes a break, which is indeed a tragedy for fans of the British summer fest line-up. But you can always turn that frown upside down by booking your place at one of the many other 2018 summer festivals taking place across the UK and Europe. Could be a Glasto-less year is a blessing in a disguise.
Here’s your quick and easy rundown of the UK and European Festival Calendar for 2018. Find out what you fancy and get booking.
- BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, Swansea: Saturday 26 May to Sunday 27 May at Singleton Park, Swansea. Line-up includes Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
- Field Day: Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June at Brockwell Park, London. Line-up includes Erykah Badu, Fever Ray, NAO, and Thundercat.
- Wychwood Festival: Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June at Cheltenham Racecourse. Line-up includes The Gypsy Kings, Baxter Dury, and Nina Nesbitt.
- Mighty Hoopla: Sunday June 1 at Brockwell Park, London. Line-up includes BWitched, Vengaboys, and Mel C.
- Ocean Fest: Friday 15 June to Sunday 17 June at Croyde, North Devon. Line-up TBC.
- Also: Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July at Park Farm, Warwickshire. Line-up will include TED style talks as well as music.
- Wireless: Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July at Finsbury Park, London. Line-up includes Mabel, J Cole, J Hus, and DJ Khaled.
- Fresh Island: Tuesday 10 July to Thursday 12 July in Pag, Croatia. Line-up includes J Hus, Stefflon Don, and Goldlink.
- Electric Castle: Wednesday 18 July to Sunday 22 July in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Line-up includes Wolf Alice, JP Cooper, Damian Marley, and London Grammar.
- Larmer Tree Festival: Thursday 19 July to Sunday 22 July at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranborne Chase. Line-up includes Jake Bugg, Seamus Fogarty, and First Aid Kit.
- Kaleidoscope: Saturday 21 July at Alexandra Palace, London. Line-up includes Ghostpoet, The Flaming Lips, and Mark Watson.
- Port Eliot: Thursday 26 July to Sunday 29 July at St. Germans, Cornwall. Line-up TBC.
- Neverworld: Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August at Hever, Kent. Line-up includes Clean Bandit, We Are Scientists, and Tom Grennan.
- Wilderness: Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. Line-up TBC.
- Sziget: Wednesday 8 August to Wednesday 15 August in Budapest, Hungary. Line-up includes Artic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar.
- Camp Wildfire: Friday 31 August to Monday 3 September at Sevenoaks, Kent. Line-up TBC.