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Navigating the Best UK Music Festivals in 2024

With many music tours coming to the UK, many well-known musicians have joined this year’s festivals to make them more and more appealing to a wide range of listeners. There are many festivals in the UK, from Scotland to Wales, from the South Bank to London, covering a wide range of musical styles, from electronic and nostalgic to pop and rock, with acts ranging from small pop stars to big international bands, each with unique appeal. And, with the growing popularity of music festivals, tickets often sell out in no time. Hence, buying tickets in advance is essential. In the summer of 2024, let’s explore these passionate and energetic music festivals and have a romantic and passionate love affair with music together! Below, Gardeners will list some of the best 10 UK music festivals in 2024 and see which ones you would most like to visit!

Top 10 UK music festivals you should checek

01 The Great Escape Festival

The Great Escape music festival

The Great Escape Festival in Brighton is the epitome of British new-wave music, attracting bands and musicians worldwide. From the UK to China, Japan, and South Korea, over 500 musicians play in over 30 venues in Brighton each year. The 2024 edition of The Great Escape will take place from 15-18 May, and you’ll have the chance to catch performances from Alessi Rose, Asha Jefferies, JAMBINAI, and many more.

Time: 15 May 2024 to 18 May 2024

Address: Various venues in Brighton

Line-up: Alessi Rose (UK), Asha Jefferies (AUS), Bolis Pupul (BEL), JAMBINAI (KOR), Oscar Browne (UK) and more!

02 Wide Awake London

Wide Awake festival

London’s Wide Awake festival is a haven for indie music lovers, covering a wide range of genres from Leftfield Indie, Post Punk, Electronica and more. The 2024 edition of Wide Awake will take place on 25 May at Brockwell Park. It will feature a host of musicians such as King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hannah Diamond and many other musicians.

Time: 25 May 2024

Address: Brockwell Park, Brockwell Park Gardens, London SE24 0NG

Line-up: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hannah Diamond, Johnny Jewel, yeule and others.

03 Creamfields Festival

Creamfields Festival

Hailed as “one of the most prestigious EDM festivals on the planet”, Creamfields Festival rivals Glastonbury Festival in terms of size and numbers. It will take place from 22 to 25 August 2024 in Daresbury. It’s a carnival that combines music and revelry, whether it’s world-class musical superstars or a camping experience.

Time: 22nd August 2024 to 25th August 2024

Address: Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4AF

Line-up: Calvin Harris, Chase & Status LIVE, Tiësto, Michael Bibi, Steve Angello B2B Secret Special Guest, Alesso, and more.

04 Love Saves The Day

Love Saves The Day 2024

Bristol‘s Love Saves The Day festival is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere. The venue for 2024 is still set to be the 850-acre country estate of Ashton Court, hosting a two-day festival featuring electronic, indie and hip-hop music. From local musicians to international acts, there will be support from CamelPhat, The Streets and many more, so you will surely be overwhelmed.

Time: 25 May 2024 – 26 May 2024

Address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN

Line-up: Kenya Grace, Rudimental, CamelPhat, Eliza Rose, and more

05 Riverside Festival Glasgow

Riverside Festival Glasgow

Riverside Festival Glasgow is renowned for its electronic music shocks and passionate parties. The festival combines the industry’s top musicians and underground DJs for two consecutive days of techno performances that will immerse you in an endless musical frenzy. Riverside Festival Glasgow 2024 will occur on 25-26 May at Riverside Museum.

Time: 25th May 2024 – 26th May 2024

Address: Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8RS

Line-up: CÉLESTE, ANNĒ and many more supporting musicians

06 Mighty Hoopla Festival

Mighty Hoopla Music Festival

Mighty Hoopla Music Festival is known for its diverse range of pop music and performances that are full of surprises. Not only can you enjoy performances by pop music superstars at the festival, but you can also taste a variety of food and let loose. The 2024 Mighty Hoopla Festival will be held at Brockwell Park in London from 1 to 2 June.

Time: 1 June 2024 – 2 June 2024

Address: Brockwell Park, Brockwell Park Gardens, London SE24 0NG

Line-up: Rita Ora, Nelly Furtado and many more!

07 Download Festival

Download Festival

Download Festival is not only a must-go destination for fans of heavy metal and rock music but also a mecca for rock music fans worldwide. With a hissing, screaming and manic atmosphere, you can let off steam with metal fans. Download Festival 2024 will take place in Donington Park from 14-16 June, with support from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Omens and many more.

Time: 14 June 2024 to 16 June 2024

Address: Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP

Line-up: Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Omens and many more supporting musicians.

08 Parklife Festival


As Manchester‘s flagship music festival, Parklife will blend urban, electronic, indie, and pop music perfectly. Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere of Heaton Park’s open spaces and enjoy a feast of music with music lovers from around the world. Parklife 2024 will take place at Manchester’s Heaton Park from 8 to 9 June!

Time: 8 June 2024 – 9 June 2024

Address: Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Lane, Manchester M25 0DL

Line-up: Doja Cat, J Hus, Peggy Gou, Nia Archives, Anne-Marie and more!

09 Reading & Leeds Festival

Reading & Leeds Festival

Reading & Leeds Festival is the UK’s largest rock festival after Glastonbury. It is held annually in Reading and Leeds, respectively, bringing together a wide range of genres and cultures. The 2024 Reading Festival will be held on Richfield Avenue from 21st to 25th August. It will feature a wide range of artists, such as Blink 182, Raye and many other musicians. The Leeds Festival will also be held simultaneously in Bramham Park. It will feature Denzel Curry, Kenya Grace and many other musicians.

Time: 21 August to 25 August 2024

Reading: Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ
Leeds: Bramham Park, Bramham Lane, Wetherby LS23 6ND

Reading: blink 182, Raye, Liam Gallagher and others
Leeds: Denzel Curry, Kenya Grace, Neck Deep etc.

10 Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is regarded as one of the largest open-air music festivals in the world. It is also considered a must-visit music event of a lifetime. It creates a positive, welcoming atmosphere that is loved by rock music fans and sets a high standard for other festivals around the globe. The legendary festival takes place annually at the end of British summer. It attracts music fans and artists from all over the world. The 2024 Glastonbury Festival will occur at Worthy Farm from 26-30 June.

Time: 26 June 2024 to 30 June 2024

Address: Worthy Farm, Worthy Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 4BY

Line-up: Coldplay, Seventeen, Avril Lavigne, London Grammar, Keane, SZA and many more!


Glastonbury Festival is regarded as one of the largest open-air music festivals in the world. It is also considered a must-visit music event of a lifetime.

The UK boasts a staggering number of over 1000 UK music festivals annually.

 The average cost of music festival tickets — typically ranges from £60 to £100. 

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