The Best UK Festivals Happening In 2018

When it comes to UK festivals, you’re predictably spoilt for choice. Here’s our quick list of top picks.

All Points East

The newest kid on the block will present sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Lorde, Sampha, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus outside cinema, comedy shows, and delicious food.

All Points East takes place from 25th May – 3rd June in Victoria Park, east London. Tickets come in at £59.95.


Nothing’s more diverse than Parklife; you’ll find acts such as Liam Gallagher, The xx, Skepta, N.E.R.D, Lorde, Bonobo, A$Ap Rocky, Sampha, and Annie Mac.

Parklife takes place from 9th – 10th June at Heaton Park, Manchester. Saturday and Sunday tickets come in at £130 plus booking fee.

Isle of Wight

Sure, it’s a pain to reach, but nothing quite beats the Ise of Wight festival. Headliners include Kasabian, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher, and The Killers.

The Isle of Wight festival takes place from 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park. Tickets come in at £209 plus an £14.20 fee.


For hip-hop, R&B, rap, grime, and mainstream pop, it has to the Wireless. This year’s line-up includes Stormzy, J. Cole and DJ Khaled, Partynextdoor, Migos, J Hus, Giggs, and Mabel

Wireless takes place from 6th – 8th July in Finsbury Park, north London. Tickets come in at £55.


Well-known as a haven for parents, Latitude is just as welcome for your inner party animal, and this year’s headliners include The Killers, Solange, and Alt-J. Of course, there are also plenty of activities for the kids.

Latitude takes place from 12th – 15th July at Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets come in at £197.50 plus booking fee.


This popular two-day party is all about dance, and the line-up is sensational. Expect music from Skepta, Childish Gambino, N.E.R.D, and SZA.

Lovebox takes place from 13th – 14th July at Gunnersbury Park. Tickets come in at £59.50 plus booking fee.


This one-day event dubs itself ‘the ultimate summer Sunday’, and that doesn’t sound too wide of the mark. After all, you’ll hear sets from the likes of Tame Impala, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, and more.

Citadel takes place on 15th July at Gunnersbury Park. Tickets come in at £49.50 plus booking fee.


As posh as its ticket price and address suggest, Wilderness caters to those after highbrow talks, lively debate, and intriguing performance artists. You’ll enjoy high-end food and luxury camping options. Acts include ile Rogers & Chic and Bastille.

Wilderness takes place from 2nd – 5th of August at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. Tickets come in at £179.50 plus booking fee.