Festival Guide 2015: V Festival, Glastonbury, Radio 1 and more!

Published Monday, Apr 13 2015, 09:12 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
With Coachella kicking off last weekend in California, we know festival season is well and truly upon us. Hurrah! Even better, the sun appears to finally be coming out after months of hiding!

So, the question is: which festival are you and your mates going to visit this year? There's SO much choice out there: party, chilled, family-friendly, dance, rock, mainstream. Whatever you want, there is a festival for it!

V Festival 2014: music lovers enjoy the sun!

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Be like these friends at last year's V Festival and enjoy some music with your mates this summer!

Virgin Media's V Festival

Where? Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire
When? 22 and 23 August
Tickets? Visit vfestival.com for more info

This is always a biggie if you want to celebrity spot while enjoying the coolest, most talked-about headliners around. This year they've landed another killer line-up with performances from Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Olly Murs, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and The Script.

Isle of Wight

Where? Um, Isle of Wight. Obvs.
When? 11 to 14 June
Tickets? Visit isleofwightfestival.com for more info

Combine a weekend getaway on the gorgeous island with a festival! You can camp or glamp or just stay in a cottage and be a day visitor. There's a cracking an utterly diverse line-up this year ranging from Blur to Fleetwood Mac to The Prodigy and Pharrell Williams.

Radio 1's Big Weekend

Where? Earlham Park, Norwich
When? 23 and 24 May
Tickets? Visit the BBC events website for more info

This festival travels to a different location every year and this time around it's Norwich's turn for some mainstream pop fun! Taylor Swift is the main draw on the bill, with Florence + The Machine also likely to draw in the crowds. Other artists haven't been confirmed yet but Swifty is enough for us to go!


Where? Worthy Farm, Somerset
When? 24 to 28 June
Tickets? Unlike any other festival, Glastonbury has a rigorous ticket process that makes festival-goers register before they come on sale. Savvy up on ticket release and registration dates before you purchase to avoid a major bout of FOMO later on in the year!

Visit glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/tickets for more info

Glastonbury is one unmissable event on the music calendar and it's no surprise why with its history of superstar performers taking to the famous Pyramid stage. The iconic festival definitely has something for everyone and so far it's been confirmed Glasto will be opening its doors to the Foo Fighters, 80s crooner Lionel Richie and Yeezy himself, Kanye West - although, organisers are keeping us guessing as to who will be joining them. Word of advice... don't forget your wellies. Known for being not so great when it comes to the weather, things can get way more muddier than you'd like!

New Look Wireless

Where? Finsbury Park, London
When? 3 to 5 July
Tickets? Visit wirelessfestival.co.uk for info

The festival for music lovers who don't like camping! Sponsored by New Look, this takes place across three days in central London so it's perfect for those of us who like a cosy bed at the end of the night. This year's headliners are David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, with Jessie J and Mary J Blige also on the bill.

T In The Park

Where? Strathallan Castle, Perthshire
When? 10 to 12 July
Tickets? Visit tinthepark.com for more info

Scotland's big music festival is moving to a new site this year - Strathallan Castle - and has a pretty big line-up to match with Kasabian, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and The Libertines all headlining across the weekend. Other top billed performances come from Sam Smith, Mark Ronson, The Script, The Prodigy and the Stereophonics.


Where? Daresbury
When? 28 to 30 August
Tickets? Visit creamfields.com for info

If you love your dance music then Creamfields is the place to be across Bank Holiday weekend. It's so popular it even has variations in the likes of Mexico, Abu Dhabi and Australia! This year has a fab lineup including The Chemical Brothers, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren and Avicii, guaranteed to keep us dancing all night.

Reading and Leeds

Where? Little John's Farm, Reading and Branham Park, Leeds
When? 28 to 30 August
Tickets? Visit www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com for info

This year's annual gathering of rock lovers boasts big headliners Metallica and Mumford & Sons, while The Libertines, Limp Bizkit and Deadmau5 will also be in attendance. Reading is actually the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence so you can tell your parents you're combining history with music over the weekend!

Barclays British Summertime

Where? Hyde Park, London
When? 18 to 27 June
Tickets? Visit bst-hydepark.com for info

When the sun is out this is THE city festival to be at! Especially if you don't like camping or driving miles and miles and miles to get home. Taylor Swift's headlining one night with support from Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding. Obvs that is all sold out now! Sob! Other headliners across the extravaganza include Kylie, Blur and The Who so whatever sort of music you like there is something for you!


Where? Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London
When? July 18 to 19
Tickets? Visit www.loveboxfestival.com for info

Founded by Groove Armada, this two-day festival in East London is another one perfect for non-campers and those who like a little bit of everything when it comes to music. And we mean everything! Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Mark Ronson and Annie Mac are all on the bill. And it's a celeb haven too, with the likes of Millie Mackintosh strolling around, sipping an Espresso Ice cocktail from the Tia Maria milk float - a daytime chill-out zone treating fans to cold cocktails and free face paint. The float is also at Bestival on the Isle of White (10-13 September).


Where? Cofton Park, Birmingham
When? 28 to 30 August
Tickets? Visit thefusionfestival.co.uk for info

Another Bank Holiday festival – this one sure to bring in people of all ages thanks to headliners Justin Bieber and McBusted. It's a biggie for the Beliebers as the last time Justin performed on our shores was two years ago! He's taking on the newly-launched Friday night slot. Also on the bill are Rudimental, Rixton, Ella Henderson and Union J.


Where? Clapham Common, London
When? 29 and 30 August
Tickets? Visit http://www.southwestfour.com

South West Four was named the 'Best British Festival' at the DJ Magazine awards last year, and this year organisers are promising it'll be even better with Fatboy Slim, Faithless, Skrillex, Sub Focus and Eric Prydz all performing. Not only that, but thanks to its rise in popularity, they've increased the capacity to 10 different arenas. This is where all the cool kids should head to to spend the August Bank Holiday.


Where? Donington Park, Leicestershire
When? 12 to 14 June
Tickets? Visit downloadfestival.co.uk for more info

The UK's top rock festival returns with another banging lineup headed by Muse, KISS and Slipknot. New additions to this year's festival include an Inflatable Church allowing guests to (unofficially) marry absolutely anything from partners to, um, beer cans! There's also a new speed dating service so you can team your festival experience with finding love.


Where? Henham Park, Suffolk
When? 16 to 19 July
Tickets? Visit www.latitudefestival.com for info

This year marks the 10th birthday of Latitude and they've got a biggie to help them celebrate: Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds! This is the festival for the eclectic among us who want to mix different music genres with poetry, comedy, drama and fun outdoors. This year visitors can swim in the lake and use hot tubs! Fingers crossed for good weather!

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