Festivals for any taste.
Whatever style you prefer – from classics to pop music, from folk to rock – in Britain there are festivals for all tastes. There are hundreds of festivals from January to December. To facilitate this choice, we suggest you to get acquainted with the most popular British music festivals.
Top 10 music festivals in Great Britain
Glyndebourne Festival. It is held annually in England, not far from the city of Lewes. Glyndebourne Festival Opera has gained a worldwide fame. It is famous for being the only arts festival in Britain that uses renewable energy sources. Musicians from different countries gather on the same stage every year within the framework of the festival. World celebrities as well as young talents from all over the world participate in the concerts.
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. Traditionally, it is one of the basic events in England. This festival is well known for its rock concerts. Besides, you can see numerous dance, folklore, theater and circus performances.
Download Festival. It is a legendary rock festival. Firstly it was held at the end of May 2003. Traditionally, the main venues are in Donington Park. A huge number of glorified performers take part in this festival. The headliners were Metallica, System of a Down, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Green Day, Rammstein and others.
V Festival. It is a relatively young festival, but it has managed to win the hearts of music lovers. It takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire at the same time during two days. This is an amusing feature. You can choose a city that is more interesting for you, taking a note of your musical tastes, of course.
Leeds And Reading. In this festival you can see your favorite artists. It is one of the oldest festivals in the world. It is a great opportunity to hear such kinds of music as punk, rock, alternative, metal and indie. Leeds And Reading is especially famous for the fact that Nirvana band gave here their last concert in the UK in 1992.
Mathew Street Music Festival. It is one of the largest festivals of so-called free music. You can come here to expand the boundaries of your musical tastes and to hear many new bands from Canada, Italy, France and other countries. What is more, the undoubted advantage is that Mathew Street Music Festival is free.
Bestival. Bestival is not just a festival, it’s a special philosophy. A trip to Bestival is the best way to complete the summer festival season. This festival takes place in the wooded recreation area on the island of Isle of Wight.
BoomTown. It’s one of the most expressive open-air festivals of Great Britain. It harmoniously unites a bright musical component with fantastic scenery and psychedelic theatrical show.
Creamfields. Creamfields Festival annually gathers all fans of dance music near the small British city of Daresbury. Top musicians and DJs come here at the end of August to play their best sets in front of enthusiastic listeners.
Latitude. The program of the Latitude Festival, which is held in Suffolk, includes performances by rock musicians and representatives of other popular genres. This is one of the most famous summer festivals in Britain. We invite you to listen to great performers, surrounded by the picturesque nature of Suffolk.