13 music festivals that are going ahead this summer
From lit local line ups to cross-country carnivals, here’s the best of the fests…
When? 14th–16th May
Where? Livestream from Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
Who? Local female talent? Woman Are Mint is right up our street! Cortney Dixon, Gerogia May, Kay Greyson and Beccy Owen are some of the headliners.
When? 22nd May
Where? Livestream from Worthy Farm, Glastonbury
Who? Glastonbury has gone digital this year, but can clearly still pull in the big names – Coldplay, Haim, Wolf Alice and Jorja Smith have all been confirmed.
When? 25th–27th June
Where? Eridge Park, Kent
Who? Everyone’s favourite Americana and Country music festival is set to deliver once again. We’re most excited to catch Frank Turner, Jade Bird, Van Morrison, Jake Bugg and Saving Grace (new outfit of Led Zepplin’s Robert Plant).
When? 26th June
Where? NE Volume Music Bar, Stockton
Who? Local talent is the name of the game here – check out performances from up and coming artists Glass Caves, Komparrison, The Balcony and Charlotte Grayson.
When? 2nd–3rd July
Where? Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
Who? Get ready for some cheesy, cheeeesy bangers on the Friday! Vengaboys are headlining, with the likes of b*witched and East 17 also on the line up. Saturday is a slightly cooler affair, with our standout artists being Geordie sextet Holy Moly and the Crackers and Levellers.
When? 21st–22nd August
Where? Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield
Who? Rag’n’Bone Man, Nile Rogers & CHIC, Maximo Park, Razorlight, and local lass Becca James are the big names at this North East festival stalwart.
When? 26th–29th August
Who? Jax Jones, David Guetta, Charlotte De Witte, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Jonas Blue, Martin Garrix, Sigma and Tiesto promise to get the party well and truly started.
When? 4th September
Where? Brockwell Park, London
Who? Arguably London’s most fabulous and flamboyant festival, pop acts converge at Mighty Hoopla – look out for Cheryl, Becky Hill, En Vogue, Atomic Kitten and Gabrielle.
When? 11th–12th September
Where? Heaton Park, Manchester
Who? Expect some of the most exciting names across pop, hip-hop and electronica at Parklife this year – we’re most excited for Mabel, Megan Thee Stallion, Celeste, Annie Mac and Disclosure.
When? 16th–19th September
Where? Seaclose Park, Newport
Who? Sam Fender, David Guetta, Ella Henderson, You Me At Six, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Liam Gallagher, All Saints, The Snuts, Sophie Ellis-Bextor… the list goes on.
When? 25th September
Where? Across Wakefield city centre
Who? The Futureheads and She Drew The Gun are some of the biggest names here, although we’re just as excited for Newcastle rock band Lanterns On The Lake and Teeside singer-wongwriter+ Jodie Nicholson.