The UK summer festival scene is hardly wanting when it comes to options. Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight 2017 may be no more than muddy memories, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty more on the music menu, and you might still have a chance to snag tickets for the most popular events if you get your skates on, stay vigilant, and enjoy just a little bit of luck. Here’s a quick roundup of the festivals to come and how you might secure yourself a ticket or two.
Reading and Leeds
The iconic double-act of Reading and Leeds is back yet again to present a searing array of alternative music from the indie, punk, and metal scenes, plus a list of top name draws that includes Bastille, Major Lazer, and Tory Lanez. Headlining acts include Muse, Eminem, and Kasabian. Both are set to run from August 26th to 28th, and you might be able to score a few tickets through either Ticketmaster or viagogo.
Taking place in the beating heart of the capital, this is one of the most affordable festivals in the UK. But don’t think that means missing out on top talent or great times – Lovebox 2017 is set to offer both from July 15th to 16th. You can still pick a few tickets up from Ticketmaster or viagogo if you want to see headliners like Frank Ocean, Solange, Jamie XX, and Chase & Status.
Another increasingly popular London-based festival, Field Day will be celebrating its 11th year on June 3rd, so time to get moving if you want tickets. Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus and many more will be there. Again, Ticketmaster or viagogo are your go-to options to take in this cool Victoria Park fest.
V-fest is where you go to find the biggest names in pop, and 2017 is not going to disappoint. With Jay- Z, Pink, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Stormzy, and Craig David just a few of the names confirmed for this year’s event, it’s one you’ll want to consider, especially since the August 20th and 21st dates will give you time to pick up a few tickets from Ticketmaster or viagogo. More than worth a shot for one of the most iconic festivals in the United Kingdom.