News & Features 30 Jun, 2014

Summer Music Festival Roundup

It's that weekend once again!  Everyone and the rain have headed to Somerset for Glastonbury but that doesn't mean the Summer's  music festivals are over.  Quite the opposite actually, the season is just starting.

Here's a guide to the major festivals and more under the radar festivals coming up this year.

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Reading & Leeds

The huge music festival for music lovers in Reading and Leeds returns again with another awesome line-up!

Featuring...Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore,
Jake BuggVampire Weekend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons

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Award winning festival of music, food, learning, literature and rejuvenation.

Featuring...London Grammer, Burt Bacharach, Metronomy, Jessie Ware,
Sam Smith, Joan As Police Woman, Connan Mockasin, Mount Kimbie

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Latitude, the pioneering, award-winning festival bursts with the very best from music and the arts.

Featuring...Two Door Cinema Club, Damon Albarn, The Black Keys, Tame ImpalaBombay Bicycle Club, Editors, Haim, First Aid Kit, Crystal Fighters

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V Festival 

The best in pop, indie and beyond bring the vibe to Chelmsford and Staffordshire this summer. 

Featuring...Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example,
Lily Allen, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Chase & Status, Alesso, Kaiser Chiefs

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Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline Boardmasters brings you the ultimate in surf lifestyle!

Featuring...Chase & Status, Snoop Doog, Bastille, The Cribs, Zane Lowe, PeaceThe Enemy, Palma Violets, Reel Big Fish, Jimi Goodwin, Dan Croll

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Europe's huge touring rock festival brings it's stellar line-up to Knebworth Park!

Featuring...Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Prodigy, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Slayer,
Frank TurnerAlice In Chains, Band of Skulls, Mastodon, Gary Numan, Anthrax

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Live music, wakeboarding, beach games, local food & drink, funfair, comedy and more on the beautiful Welsh coast.

Featuring...Tom Odell, Frank Turner, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Duke DumontGorgon City, Shy FX, Frightened Rabbit, Ella Eyre, Craig Charles

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Loads of the hottest new bands, art, culture, street food and drink heads to the North!

Featuring...Darkside, Daughter, Action Bronson, Jon Hopkins, British Sea Power, The Fall, Charli XCXNightmares on Wax, Erol Alkan, Daphni, Metz, Dixon

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Jamie Oliver and Alex James' The Big Feastival

Returns with Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, De La Soul, Laura Mvula & more for a weekend of top music, food and family fun 

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A brand new festival of music, food, theatre and more comes to South-East London!

Featuring...Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Gilles Peterson, Aloe Blacc, Imelda MayYoung Fathers, Joe Goddard, Levellers, Athlete, Slow Club, The Wytches

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Metal and lots of it with this heavy line-up at Bloodstock 2014!

Featuring...Megadeth, Emperor, Down, Hatebreed, Obituary, Saxon, CrowbarChildren of Bodom, Lacuna Coil, Flotsam & Jetsam, Decapitated

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Greenwich Music Time

A place of outstanding natural beauty housing one of the most important groups of historical buildings in London will provide the perfect backdrop to this new festival.

Featuring...Goldfrapp, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Russell Watson, The Australian Pink Floyd

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A huge array of acts play Portsmouth's Southsea seafront with adult tickets at just £20 (booking & transaction fees apply)!

Featuring...Seasick Steve, Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Shed Seven, Sub Focus, Naughty Boy, Scouting For Girls, Sophie Ellis Bextor, British Sea Power

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British Summer Time Hyde Park

Hyde Park is taken over by some of the biggest names around this summer!

Featuring...Black Sabbath, The Libertines, McBusted, Neil Young, Tom Jones,
Little Mix, Faith No More, The National, The Pogues, Boyzone, Motorhead

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Lytham Proms

The gorgeous Lytham Green in Lancashire hosts a throng of big names!

Featuring...Tom Jones, Michael Ball, Lesley Garrett, Rhydian Roberts, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Heather Small, Hue & Cry, The Christians, B*witched, China Crisis

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Bingley Music Live

BML brings you a great selection of indie/pop acts in the picturesque Myrtle Park.

Featuring...The Pet Shop Boys, Example, Shed Seven, Naughty Boy, Gaz Coombes, Coasts, Kyla La Grange, Gorgon City, Chloe HowlBipolar Sunshine

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Silverstone Classic

The World's Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival. Flat Out Fun For All The Family.

Featuring...Bonnie Tyler, Canned Heat, Ultimate Eagles, Signed Sealed & Delivered and more..

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Carfest North

CarFest North is a dream team of cars, music, food, family and ultimately some good honest fun, all in aid of BBC Children in Need.

From the imagination of Chris Evans, CarFest was born, creating a world of festival madness like no other!  Featuring... Erasure, Jools Holland, Simple Minds, The Feeling, Seasick Steve and more...

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Symphony At The Tower

The annual St Catherine’s Hospice Symphony at the Tower event is returning in 2014 – with performances from international superstars James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins!

Featuring...James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins

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Kendal Calling

Last year's winner of Best Small Festival hits us with a killer line-up for 2014!

Featuring...Suede, Frank Turner, ExampleDe La Soul, Happy Mondays, Razorlight, Tom Odell, Clean Bandit, Miles Kane, Newton Faulkner, Mr. Scruff

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelica

The  best psych music from across the globe comes to Liverpool.

Featuring...Goat, Woods, Suuns, White Hills, Zombie Zombie, Wolf People, Coves, Sleepy Sun, Amen Dunes, Hills, Islet, Younghusband, Mazes, Dark Bells

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After a break over 2013, Guilfest returns better than ever!

Featuring...The Human League, Kool & The Gang, Boomtown Rats, Sam Bailey,
The Sugarhill Gang, Buzzcocks, Sham 69, Ruts DC, Shadow Child, Gallows

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Visions returns for a second year of music, arts and culture over multiple venues in East London.

Featuring...Polica, Andrew WK, Trust, Perfume Genius, Fat White Family,
Eagulls, The Range, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Dirty Beaches, Perfect Pussy

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