With thousands of festivals being announced over the summer period, it can be quite overwhelming to discover which festival is right for you to visit this year. Well look no further, as VIVA Magazine has compiled their Top 10 festival picks that will surely satisfy your festival needs!
Where: Daresbury, Cheshire
When: Thursday 24th– Sunday 27th August 2017
Ticket price: £85-£330
The perfect festival for all dance music lovers, Creamfields celebrates it’s 20th birthday this year, which sees around 70,000 visitors descend on the Cheshire countryside.
The cheapest ticket is a standard day ticket at £85, and the most expensive ticket pricing at £330 for a four day gold camping ticket.
With headliners of The Chainsmokers, Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Armin Van Buren and Jamie Jones, it sets to be a huge year for the iconic dance music event.
We Are FSTVL
Where: Upminster, Essex
When: Friday 26th– Sunday 28th May 2017
Ticket price: £59.50- £199
After a sell-out event in 2016, We Are FSTVL is returning with camping access this year, making the festival bigger and better than ever. The campsite is also is expected to include a glitter palace, pamper parlour, giant pillow fight, inflatable church events and a “tall ball pool”.
Not only is the festival now host to camping access, but also boasts a fantastic line-up for a festival of it’s size.
50,000 fans are anticipated to flock to the dance music festival in May, where artist’s Craig David, Carl Cox, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, Wiley and Basement Jaxx are all headlining.
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: Friday 7th– Sunday 9th July 2017
Ticket price: £60-£160
With The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper and Skepta announced as headliners for Wireless festival this year, the festival is sure to bring the party to Finsbury Park.
Although camping is not available, the festival provides accommodation packages and also offers coach travel if you are travelling from a distance.
Day tickets and weekend tickets are all available over the weekend of the festival.
Where: Heaton Park, Manchester
When: Saturday 10th– Sunday 11th June 2017
Ticket price: £59.50- £96.50
Parklife returns to Heaton Park in June, with a star-studded line up that never ceases to amaze every year.
Although there is no camping available for the festival, Manchester’s very own, The 1975, will be headlining on the Saturday, and a rare performance from Frank Ocean will take place on the Sunday.
This festival is surely not one to be missed, and is a steal at £96.50 for a weekend ticket.
Where: Winchester, England
When: 10th-13th August 2017
Ticket price: £155-£195
With the likes of M.I.A, The Specials and Frank Turner headlining the festival, Boomtown is one of the UK’s most innovative independent festivals, leading the way in terms of set design and production values.
Host to 60,000 attendees, it is a festival experience unlike any other. From the mind-blowing stages to the intimate street venues, Boomtown offers over 120 music venues to discover a soundtrack of a vast spectrum of musical genres.
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
When: 7th-9th July 2017
Ticket price: £59.50- £155
With T in the Park taking a break this year, the replacement festival, TRNSMT festival takes over Glasgow Green for three days in July, bringing an exceptional line up for Scotland’s newest festival.
The festival is the first of it’s kind to be held in Glasgow centre, but will be a non-camping event.
The festival will feature performances from Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro as headliners, with artists such as The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twin Atlantic, London Grammar, Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks and Blossoms (to name a few!) performing at the festival.
Reading and Leeds Festival
Where: Reading and Leeds
When: Thursday 24th– Sunday 27th August 2017
Ticket price: £65-£213
One of the biggest music festivals around, Reading and Leeds didn’t fail to impress with this years line up. Announcing Emininem, Kasabian and Muse as it’s headliners, the festival still offers a variety of genres for everyone.
Alongside the headliners, acts such as Flume, Charli XCX, Giggs and High Contrast feature on the bill, so punters will never be short of a genre or artist to watch.
Tickets start at £65 for a day ticket and range to £213 for the full weekend. (Thursday- Sunday) For those ‘hard core’ festival-goers, visitors can also purchase an early-bird pass, which entitles them early entry to the festival to bag the best camping spots and start the party early.
Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Birmingham
When: 18th– 20th August 2017
Ticket price: £89- £303
With tickets starting at £89 for a day pass, weekend tickets with camping pricing at £189, there’s also the option to treat yourself to a VIP pass at the festival for £303 with exclusive perks.
This year’s line up features acts such as P!nk and Jay Z as headliners, and many other chart artists featuring on the line-up, this one isn’t one to miss if your always up-to –date with the latest music.
Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset
When: 7th-10th September 2017
Ticket price: £170
Held in an enchanted wood on the Dorset Coast, Bestival was founded by Rob de Bank, who had a dream to create his vision of the modern-day festival. Alongside Creative Director and his wife, Josie da Bank and co-founders, John and Ziggy , they aim to change the face of independent festival culture, spreading the love worldwide.
Whilst Rob ensures the festival has a brilliant line up, with the acts this year featuring the likes of The XX, Blossoms, Pet Shop Boys and Andy C, Josie waves her creative wand over the festival. From the brilliant boutique campsite experience to the Bollywood tent, it’s the uniqueness of the creativity that aims to inspire peace, love and dancing that puts the icing on the cake on top of the exciting line-up for this year’s Bestival.
Where: Zrce, Croatia
When: 26th-30th June 2017
Ticket Price: £139
If you don’t quite fancy risking your luck with the British festival weather, then Hideout is one for you if you’re into your dance music. Set on Zcre beach in Croatia, you surely won’t need your wellies for this one!
With a star-studded line up this year, Croatia will be host to artists such as Major Lazer, Stormzy, Diplo, Disciples, David Rodigan, T.Q.D, and loads more, with some acts still to be announced.