These are the festivals in the UK you can't miss this summer - The Leamington Observer

These are the festivals in the UK you can't miss this summer

Leamington Editorial 19th Jul, 2023   0

The UK is a great destination that offers everything, from an interesting culture to amazing events and unique festivals. The British festivals are impressive, and their vibe is incomparable, as Brits really know how to party and enjoy a fun moment. This is why tourists from around the globe come to England in the summer to listen to fantastic music and have a good time from early morning until late at night. 2023 is a year full of entertainment events, as they have already started from May and will continue all summer long.

So, here are some of the UK festivals you can’t miss this summer.

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Bluedot started in 2016 and is held yearly in Cheshire at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The location is famous for the iconic Lovell Telescope, which is a bonus added to the festival, as it creates the perfect background for this event. It has a capacity of 25,000 people, but the area is huge, so it will not feel too crowded. The festival has great music, art, science, and comedy elements, and it is also suitable for families with children, as it has lots of interactive stalls with experiments and games, which will let the kids have a great time. This year it will take place between the 20-23 of July, and some artists who will perform on the stage are Max Richter, Grace Jones, and Roisin Murphy. Bluedot is perfect for the curious types who want to have a great time, so if that sounds like you, you should try it. Just make sure you book a spot in the parking Manchester airport to let your car in a secure space while you enjoy the time of your life.


Latitude represents a magical festival located in the woods of Suffolk. Participants need to know that Latitude does not offer only music but also literature, poetry, drama, and science, which makes it a culturally-rich event suitable for children. This year Latitude will return from July 20 to 23, and a number of 40,000 participants are expected to come and have a great time. The headliners of this year are Paolo Nutini, Pulp and George Ezra.

All Points East

All Points East will take place in Victoria Park in London, and it will last over two weekends, from the 18th to the 28th of August. The program for 2022 included many famous names, like The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, and Disclosure, and the vibe will be continued this year, as on the stage are waited to perform Stormzy, The Strokes, HAIM, and Dermot Kennedy. As London will be quite crowded at that time, you should take some measures to make your life easier, including booking a spot at the Heathrow airport parking, to avoid getting stuck in traffic and not worry about your car’s safety.


Wilderness is a festival of four days which will take place between the 3rd and 6th of August in Cornbury Park from Oxfordshire. The festival encourages people to let their wild spirit free and offers activities to explore the areas of this countryside. The participants can reconnect with nature by practising yoga, and they can also attend interesting debates and talks. And later, they will have the chance to get loose on the music of Sugababes, or Confidence Man.


Shambala is a festival that is more about giving good vibes and less about the big artists’ names. This magical-feeling event attracts free-thinking participants who enjoy an eclectic type of music. It will take place in Northamptonshire in August from Thursday, 24, until Sunday, 27. This festival also considers increasing sustainability, this is why in 2016, the festival had meat and fish-free options and didn’t have the possibility of using plastic. Plus, there will be several activities during the festival, including poetry, discussion hubs, circus and cabaret performances and workshops, so you will surely make good memories. Goldie, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, and Chase & Status represent some important artists that will perform on stage.

Kendal Calling

The Kendal Calling festival will take place from the 27th to the 30th of July in Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria, and features music from many genres, including folk, indie, dance and electro. The festival has increased over the years, and from a two-day event with a 900 participants capacity has transformed into a celebration that takes four days and gathers 25,000 people. The location, close to the Lake District, makes it even more attractive, and the big artists’ names like Kasabian, Nile Rodgers & CHIC also give a bonus.

Green Man

Several people consider Green Man one of the best festivals in the UK due to the stunning location in the Welsh Brecon Beacons. Also, Green Man has the reputation of representing the UK’s “mini Glastonbury,” and the tickets are sold out in just a few hours. This year the festival will be from August 17th until 20th and will have alternatives for folk, indies and rock enthusiasts. As you have already figured from the name, the festival has outstanding green options, without considering plastic as a solution and using renewable energy. The artists who will be present here are First Aid Kit, Sudan Archives, Amyl and the Sniffers and many more.

Final words

As you can see, there are plenty of events this summer in the UK, so if you have the chance, you need to check out at least a few of them. Festivals in England are something else, as they have a positive energy and a good vibe that will make you very happy and charge your batteries for a very long period. Also, as the Brits are known for enjoying their time like there is no tomorrow, you will be in the soul of a country that always knows how to have a good time.

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