UK Music Festival Guide 2017: Where to Get Tickets to Reading and Leeds, Lovebox and More.

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.

Field Day

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 Festival

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.


V Festival 2017 Tickets + Info

V Festival 2016 has only just wrapped up, but eager-beavers among the festival community have the opportunity to get a jump start on next year by picking up pre-sale tickets for V 2017. You can now snag a ticket with a tempting £42 discount off the full price, so now is a good time to act if you’ve already picked up a 2017 calendar and written in V fest for Aug 19th to Aug 2nd.

If this year’s event is anything to go by, that won’t be money wasted. V has always been able to combine the tastes of pop-loving crowds with plenty of veteran rockers, and this year was no exception.

Rihanna seems to have unanimously won out among festival-goers. Despite arriving more than half an hour late, she made up for things by delivering a searing set that began with new pop-ballad Stay before covering select tracks from her career. We even got a rendition of Umbrella accompanied by a downfall of rain.

Anyone who found Rihanna a little too mainstream will have had little cause for complaint after checking out Sia. She actually performed her own take on Diamonds, a hit that she herself penned for the Barbadian songstress. Bringing a sense of theatricality you might associate with an artist such as Björk, Sia’s whole set was performed from behind a face-obscuring wig, with dancers providing abstract interpretations and using old-fashioned telephones for props. It might sound a little mad, and it was a little mad, but it worked, and we appreciated a break from the commercial singers that many music-lovers have criticised V for in the past.

Another surprise highlight was Rick Astley. He also gave some Rihanna a whirl with a shockingly good cover of We Found Love, plus plenty of the expected hits for true-blue fans to enjoy, and we’ve rarely seen someone enjoy themselves quite so much on the stage. Other standout acts included Jodie Abacus on MTV Stage with a stirring soul set and the girls from X Factor’s Little Mix. Bastille, often hit-and-miss when it comes to performing live, rocked the mainstage while the whole field chanted their songs back to them.

Gutted you missed out? Longing to relive the memories? Make sure you snatch up one of the limited pre-sale tickets to secure a spot for next year’s event while saving yourself a bit of cash in the process.

The V Festival 2015 – What you need to know

Going to a music festival can be a fantastic idea, and there are some great festivals out there at the moment, or on the horizon. In fact, summer festivals in the UK are fantastically exciting and vibrant events.

One of the biggest festivals in the UK in the summer is the V festival. This is a celebrated two-day event that regularly attracts high-quality headline acts. It’s also got a nice fun vibe attached to it, with a young approach. It was created by the Virgin Media group of companies and runs across 22nd and 23rd August 2015.

Every festival lives or dies on its line-up, and this year the V Festival certainly doesn’t disappoint. With so many festivals sprouting up across the length and breadth of the company, competition is fierce. But the festival has managed to pull in some big names, making it one of the biggest draws this summer, hands down.

Without a doubt the festival has done well to book two major acts in Sam Smith and Kasabian. These two acts have been very popular in the UK over the last few years, with Sam Smith in particular being very popular with music fans. Kasabian have also gone from strength to strength, and are sure to be popular with the crowds.

The V Festival is also full of other acts, such as Ellie Goulding and George Ezra, which are popular and are reliable draws. But there are also some true crowd pleasers, such as the legendary Tom Jones, and The Proclaimers, both of who will bring their own particular style to the event.

The festival is not just about chart music either, and it has two days of great dance music in the dance tent to offer in 2015. This year Hannah Wants and Oliver Heldens headline, with old favourites like Goldie adding more flavour.

Ticket options

The festival has a number of options when it comes to tickets and prices, and there are sure to be arrangements that will suit most attendees. The day ticket price is an attractive £89, which is competitive compared to other events, especially when you consider it is a two-day event. As regards camping, there is the option of buying a ticket to camp at the event for £189.

But the festival also offers a handy two-day pass with no camping for just £165. This means you get to see all the acts you need to, and can still go home for the comforts you need if you wish (or stay at a comfortable hotel).

The festival also offers special VIP rates. This means you gain more comfort, with exclusive seating areas and other benefits such as higher quality toilet facilities. You also gain in the location, with views that are that more attractive throughout your stay. In addition, there are also added benefits with late night DJ parties.

The V Festival is sure to be booked up quickly this year with such high quality acts, so if you’re interested, now’s the time to get a ticket.