Top 5 UK Festivals to Look Forward to in 2018

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The winter chill may still be with us, but many of us are eagerly awaiting the upcoming festival season. There’s no Glastonbury this year, but that won’t stop 2018 from being a great time for festival goers up and down the country. Let’s look at where you could find yourself this summer…

Download Festival

8th – 10th June 2018

Donnington Park’s Download Festival provides a loud, vibrant space for the biggest names in rock. As if that weren’t enough, Download even features a WWE wrestling ring – giving you an idea of the atmosphere of this three day event. This year’s highlights include Ozzy Osbourne, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Marilyn Manson.

Isle of Wight Festival

21st – 24th June 2018

With Glastonbury taking a well-earned break this year, the Isle of Wight Festival looks sure to get much more attention. The festival has a long and illustrious history; once a mainstay of the countercultural music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s, in more recent years, it’s been dubbed the ‘Family Festival of the Year’ and regularly attracts more than 60,000 to this petite UK island for a few days of great music. Highlights this year include The Killers, Kasabian, Depeche Mode and Liam Gallagher.

Wireless Festival

6th – 8th July 2018

Urban music’s finest make their way to the Wireless Festival each year for three days of music and entertainment. VIP packages are available, and the event itself attracts plenty of attention. Highlights from this year include Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Migos.


23rd – 26th August 2018

Often regarded as the UK’s finest dance festival, Creamfields promises the very best acts from the worlds of trance, house and grime. This packed festival promises not only great music and a buzzing atmosphere, but lightshows and pyrotechnics galore. The full line-up won’t be announced until the end of February, but Eric Prydz and Carl Cox are already headlining this year’s event.

Reading & Leeds Festival

24th – 26th August 2018

This year’s line-up has yet to be announced, but Reading and Leeds festivals never fail to provide the very best in today’s musical talent. Simply pick the event closest to you and enjoy the music and mayhem!


2nd - 5th August 2018

One of the most important things to know about Bestival is how eccentric it is. Whether it’s the tendency towards fancy dress of the revellers here, or the different themes which dominate each year, the festival really goes the extra mile when it comes to entertaining! Once a mainstay of the Isle of Wight, the festival has set up camp on the mainland at Lulworth Castle. Dates and this year’s line-up have yet to be announced, but it’s always one to watch.

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