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Best of the Fest

After a break of two years for many music lovers, festival season is back in full swing this summer. Here we take a look at some of the biggest spectaculars taking place up and down the country this year.

Isle of Wight

Always among the first major festivals of the season, with a line-up of chart-toppers and legacy favourites. 


June 16-19, 2022


Newport, Isle of Wight

Who’s playing? 

Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie, Kasabian, Pete Tong, Muse and more.


This Glasgow festival is always one of the liveliest music events north of the border, with a guitar-heavy line-up.


July 8-10, 2022


Glasgow, Scotland

Who’s on the line-up?  

Paolo Nutini, The Strokes, Lewis Capaldi, Beabadoobee, Fontaines D.C. and more.


If you were one of the lucky ones to nab a ticket back in October 2019 and have rolled it over to 2022, know that you’re in possession of solid gold. 


June 22-26, 2022


Worthy Farm, Somerset

Who’s on the line-up? 

Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Olivia Rodrigo and more.


This idyllic countryside retreat prides itself on being more than just a music festival with everything from comedy to stand-up paddleboarding.


July 21-24, 2022


Henham Park, Suffolk

Who’s on the line-up?  

Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada and more.


Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival is always a popular one, thanks both to its stacked line-ups and decent value tickets.


July 22-24, 2022


Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

Who’s playing?  

Sam Fender, Kasabian, Madness, James, The Wombats and more.

Kendal Calling

Back for the first time in three years, this Lake District favourite returns its typical mix of crowd-pleasing headliners.


July 28-31, 2022


Lowther Deer Park, Lake District

Who’s playing?  

Supergrass, Stereophonics, The Streets, Hacienda Classical, The Wombats and more.

Green Man

A real gem of a festival, whose line-up spans multiple genres and whose programme covers everything from comedy to science, returns for its 20th anniversary edition.


August 18-21, 2022


Brecon Beacons, Wales

Who’s on the line-up?   

Michael Kiwanuka, Kraftwerk, Kae Tempest, Beach House.

Further afield…

A Round up some of the best European music festivals this year 

Primavera Sound 

Barcelona, Spain 

(2 – 12 June) 

Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Tyler The Creator, Disclosure, The Strokes

Rock am Ring  

Nürburg, Germany 

(3 – 5 June) 

Muse, Lewis Capaldi, Kodaline, Green Day, A Day to Remember


Roskilde, Denmark 

(25 June -2 July)

Dua Lipa, Tyler The Creator, HAIM, Arlo Parks

NOS Alive 

Lisbon, Portugal

(6 – 9 July)

Imagine Dragons, The Strokes, Stormzy, Royal Blood, Alt-J


Tisno, Croatia

(13 – 19 July)

CC:Disco!, Crazy P Soundsystem, Darwin, DJ Tennis, Errol 


Budapest, Hungary

(10 – 15 August)

Justin Beiber, Calvin Harris, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Bastille


Helsinki, Finland

(12 – 14 August)

Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Jamie xx, Michael Kiwanuka, Jarv is

Rock en Seine  

Paris, France 

(25 -30 August) 

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