• Something To Do: UK Festival Planning - the ultimate guide

    Glastonbury Festival, Pyramid Stage.


    The time is now - get planning your ultimate summer of music while there are still tickets available and embrace the UK's hotbed of fantastic festivals ..... but whatever you do ... don't forget to pre order your Sick As A Dog Hangover Care Pack right to your office desk the Monday after the session before!


    Lunar Festival

    When: June 6-8

    Where: Umberslade Estate, Warwickshire

    Headliners: British Sea Power, Donovan, The Polyphonic Spree

    Selected other performers: Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Temples, Tim Burgess, Toy

    Tickets: Weekend: £89; Day: £37-£40

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    Isle of Wight Festival

    When: June 12-15

    Where: Isle of Wight

    Headliners: Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon

    Selected other performers: Alison Moyet, Boy George, John Newman, Katy B, Rudimental, Suede, Swim Deep, The Horrors, Tom Odell, Travis

    Tickets: Weekend: £190; Day: £75


    Download Festival

    When: June 13-15

    Where: Donington Park, Derby

    Headliners: Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith

    Selected other performers: Alter Bridge, Fall Out Boy, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Status Quo, Trivium

    Tickets: Weekend: £180


    Pharrell Williams Performing Live in Concert 


    Glastonbury Festival

    When: June 25-29

    Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton

    Headliners (more acts to be confirmed): Arcade Fire, Kasabian

    Selected other performers: The Black Keys, Blondie, Disclosure, Dolly Parton, Elbow, Jack White, James Blake, Lana Del Rey, Lily Allen

    Tickets: Weekend: £210


    Hop Farm Festival

    When: July 4-6

    Where: Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent

    Headliners: Ray Davies, Brian Wilson

    Selected other performers: Billy Ocean,Caro Emerald,Deacon Blue, Echo and the Bunnymen,James Blunt, Squeeze

    Tickets: Weekend: £135; Day: £68-£78


    Wireless Festival

    When: July 4-6

    Where: Finsbury Park, London and Perry Park, Birmingham

    Headliners: Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars

    Selected other performers: Azealia Banks, Basement Jaxx, Ellie Goulding, J Cole, John Newman, Iggy Azalea, Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Rudimental, Wiz Khalifa

    Tickets: Weekend (London): £210; Weekend (Birmingham): £172

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    British Summer Time

    When: July 4-13

    Where: Hyde Park, London

    Headliners: Black Sabbath (July 4), McBusted (July 6), Neil Young (July 12), Tom Jones (July 13)

    Selected other performers: Backstreet Boys (July 6), Boyzone (July 13), Little Mix (July 13), Motorhead (July 4), The National (July 12), Soundgarden (July 4), Tom Odell (July 12), The Vamps (July 6)

    Tickets: £69 (July 4), £49.50 (July 6), £60 (July 12), £35 (July 13)


    Azelia Banks Performing Live in Concert 

    2000 Trees Festival

    When: July 10-12

    Where: Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire

    Headliners: Band of Skulls, Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Public Service Broadcasting

    Selected other performers: Cerebral Ballzy, Johnny Foreigner, Kids in Glass Houses, Tall Ships, Wolf Alice

    Tickets: Weekend: £75

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    Noisily Festival

    When: July 11-13

    Where: Coney Woods, Leicestershire

    Headliners: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Max Cooper, Slam, Gaudi

    Selected other performers: Greg Wilson, Phaxe, Symphonix, Tristan

    Tickets: Weekend: £95

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    T in the Park

    When: July 11-13

    Where: Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland

    Headliners: Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys

    Selected other performers: Bastille, Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Franz Ferdinand, James, Kaiser Chiefs, Paolo Nutini, Pixies, Pharrell Williams

    Tickets: Weekend: £194; Day: £82.50


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    Lana Del Rey Performing Live in Concert 


    Latitude Festival

    When: July 17-20

    Where: Henham Park, Suffolk

    Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Damon Albarn, The Black Keys

    Selected other performers: Billy Bragg, Bombay Bicycle Club, Editors, Haim, Kelis, Mogwai, Royksopp and Robyn, Tame Impala

    Tickets: Weekend: £195.50; Day: £84.50


    Lovebox Festival

    When: July 18-19

    Where: Victoria Park, London

    Headliners: Chase & Status, MIA

    Selected other performers: Annie Mac, A$AP Rocky, Bonobo, Crystal Fighters, The Horrors, Katy B, Sub Focus

    Tickets: Day: from £35


    The Secret Garden Party

    When: July 24-27

    Where: Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon

    Headliners: Little Dragon, Fat Freddy's Drop, Clean Bandit, Foxes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Deap Vally, Morcheeba, The Correspondents

    Selected other performers: The Amazing Snakeheads, Denai Moore, Jagwar Ma, Sub Focus DJ Set + ID, Wolf Alice

    Tickets: Weekend: £180.50


    Global Gathering

    When: July 25-26

    Where: Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Headliners: Chase & Status, David Guetta, The Prodigy, Alesso

    Selected other performers: Eric Prydz, High Contrast, Katy B, Netsky, Sub Focus, Pete Tong

    Tickets: Weekend: £120


    Cambridge Folk Festival

    When: July 31-August 3

    Where: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge

    Headliners: Newton Faulkner, Sinéad O’Connor, Rosanne Cash, Van Morrison

    Selected other performers: Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman

    Tickets: Weekend: £144; Day: £24.50-£63.50

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    Nozstock Festival

    When: August 1-3

    Where: Rowden Paddocks, Herefordshire

    Headliners: Fun Lovin' Criminals, Roots Manuva, The Heavy

    Selected other performers: Andy C & G.Q., Charli XCX, Craig Charles (DJ set), The Mourning Suns, The Remedy

    Tickets: Weekend: £105-£115

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    Wilderness Festival

    When: August 7-10

    Where: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

    Headliners: London Grammar, Burt Bacharach, Metronomy

    Selected other performers: Connan Mockasin, Jessie Ware, Joan As Police Woman, Sam Smith

    Tickets: Weekend: £151.50

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    Green Man Festival

    When: August 14-17

    Where: Glanusk, Wales

    Headliners: Beirut, Natural Milk Hotel

    Selected other performers: Bill Callahan, Caribou, First Aid Kit, Lanterns on the Lake, Simian Mobile Disco, Toy, The War on Drugs, The Waterboys

    Tickets: Weekend: £159


    V Festival

    When: August 16-17

    Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, South Staffordshire

    Headliners: Justin Timberlake, The Killers

    Selected other performers: Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Example, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen

    Tickets: Weekend: £189; Day: £89


    Shambala Festival

    When: August 21-24

    Where: Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire

    Headliners: Andy C, Gentleman's Dub Club, Mulatu Astatke

    Selected other performers: The Apples, By the Rivers, Lisa Knapp, My Panda Shall Fly, The Urban Folk Quartet

    Tickets: £140.99

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    When: August 22-24

    Where: Daresbury, Cheshire

    Headliners: Avicii, Deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello

    Selected other performers: Afro Jack,Annie Mac, Claude Vonstroke, Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, Skream

    Tickets: Weekend: £180; Day: £80-£85


    Reading and Leeds Festival

    When: August 22-24

    Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

    Headliners: Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182

    Selected other performers: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Courteeners, Disclosure, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, You me At Six

    Tickets: Weekend: £213; Day: £99.50 



    When: September 4-7

    Where: Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

    Headliners: OutKast, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Foals, Beck

    Selected other performers: Basement Jaxx, Busta Rhymes, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar, Major Lazer, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Wild Beasts

    Tickets: Weekend: £180.50


    Festival No. 6

    When: September 5-7

    Where: Portmeiron, North Wales

    Headliners: London Grammar, Beck

    Selected other performers: Julio Bashmore, Los Campesinos!, Martha & the Vandellas, Steve Mason

    Tickets: Weekend: £160-£175

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