The UK is the country of the huge summer festivals and if you are fond of live music and still young and bold enough to do it, you will not be disappointed by going to at least one of the UK festivals.

There are several day long festival where you can sleep in a tent and camp out which is something you might not have ever experienced before. Weekend tickets can range anywhere from £100 to over £300 and booked months in advance is essential.

Whether you are love music, are planning a gap year in the UK or just want to experience some of the best events on the planet, this is our list of the best festivals in the UK you need to attend.


1. V Festival

Perfect for anyone who likes pop music, previous headliners include Justin Bieber and Rihanna.


2. Reading / Leeds Festival

Ideal for rockers with world famous rock banks like Metalica and Foo Fighters being headliners in recent years.


3. Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury festival

One of the biggest festival in the world and an obvious choice for this first time. You will get to see some of the best bands perform live, from British to global. 

This is a chance to discover new live acts and experience the atmosphere of being at some of the best festivals in the world. Please note tickets sell out really quick though, sometimes within an hour of going on sale.

Be sure to plan ahead you might need to leave on the Thursday before and come back on the following Monday or Tuesday. It is possible to visit for a day, but longer term is recommended for the full experience. You'll meet lots of different people at Glastonbury, so don't worry too much if you are going solo.

You can also join a group tour which included transport - this is a great way to meet new people. Also except nightmarish journeys to and from festivals (there are usually long queues) and the total cost of the whole thing can rise. But you'll have a truly amazing time and hopefully the weather will be just perfect.


4. Bestival 

On the Isle of Wight in September is a good alternative option. One of the great things about Bestival is that each year the festival has a different theme and revellers are supposed to dress up accordingly.


Book Your Summer Festival Tickets

If you are coming from overseas the weather in the United Kingdom is unreliable and you might want to exchange a pair of trainers for some festival wellies! The whole summer festival experience will be revigorating and smile inducing whenever you think back about it in the future! 

If you are looking to earn money whilst attending a festival, there are lots of seasonal jobs in the United Kingdom where you can get paid to work at some of these amazing destinations. Some charities also offer volunteer work in the United Kingdom at festivals.