2014 Festival Guide
13 Jan 2014
Summer will soon be fast approaching and with it so will festival season. We’ve rounded up the best festivals to go to this year in a handy, month by month guide.
Click the links to find tickets and keep checking back as we’ll update this guide as soon as festivals announce more acts!
Where: The O2, London
When: 25 – 27 April 2014
Who: TBC – First film announced as Lambert & Stamp documentary premiere.
What: Field Day
Where: Victoria Park, London
When: 7 – 8 June 2014
Who: Metronomy (Saturday) and Pixies (Sunday) to headline. Daniel Avery, Danny Brown, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, Innervisions: Dixon & Ame, James Holden – live, Jessy Lanza, John Wizards, Jon Hopkins, Omar Souleyman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80, Sky Ferreira, The Temper Trap and Warpaint.
What: Isle of Wight Festival
When: 12 – 15 June 2014
Where: Isle of Wight
Who: Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris (Friday), Red Hot Chilli Peppers (Saturday) and Kings of Leon (Sunday) to headline. Plus Passenger, The 1975 and The Waterboys. Chloe Howl, Clean Bandit, Dappy, Deap Valley, Rudimental, Duke Dumont, From The Jam, Gorgon City, John Newman, July Talk, Lawson, Neon Jungle, Nina Nesbitt, Travis, The Vamps, The Strypes, The Selector, The Specials, Swim Deep, Peace, The Move, The Horrors and The Polyphonic Spree.
What: Download Festival
When: 13 -15 June 2014
Where: Donington Park
Who: Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Linkin Park (Saturday) and Aerosmith (Sunday) to headline. Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, Status Quo, Alter Bridge, Steel Panther, Trivium, Letlive, Crossfaith, In Flames, The Black Dahlia Murder, Blessthefall, While She Sleeps, Miss May I, Dying Fetus, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sikth, Volbeat, Bowling for Soup, Black Label Society, Flogging Molly, Opeth, Bad Religion, Phil H. Anselmo and The Illegals, The BossHoss, Skid Row, Tesla, Bury Tomororw, Danger Danger, Powerman 5000, Huntress, The Graveltones, Anti-Mortem. The Used, Killswitch Engage, Skindred and more.
What: Hampton Court Festival
Where: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
When: 12, 14, 17, 23, 24 June 2014
Who: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (12), Royal Philharmonic Classical Gala & Fireworks (14), Jamie Cullum (17), Rick Astley & Jason Donovan (20), George Benson (23), The Beach Boys (24)
What: UK Live
Where: Sunderland, Ipswich and Weston-Super-Mare
When: 22, 28 and 29 June 2014
Who: Jessie J to headline. The Saturdays, Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, Union J and Vamps plus more to be confirmed.
When: 4 - 6 July 2014
Where: Knebworth House
Who: Metallica by request (Saturday), Iron Maiden (Sunday) and The Prodigy (Friday) to headline. Limp Bizkit, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, The Sisters of Mercy, Airbourne, Chas & Dave, Devin Townsend Project, Ghost, Gojira, Knarnivool, Carnifex, Silverstein, The Virginmarys, Vodoo Six
Where: Finsbury Park, London and Perry Park, Birmingham
When: 4 – 6 July 2014
Who: Who: Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars to headline plus special guests Pharrell Williams, Rudimental and Outkast, Basement Jaxx, Iggy Azalea, Ella Eyre, Angel Haze, Wiz Khalifa, Azealia Banks, Pretty Lights, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Asap Ferg, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Clean Bandit, Neon Jungle and more TBA.
What: Barclaycard British Summer Time
When: 5 -14 July 2014
Where: Hyde Park, London
Who: Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Sunday 12) and McBusted (Saturday 6) to headline. Backstreet Boys, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent, Flyte and Scouting For Girls. More acts will be announced at a later date.
What: T in the Park Festival
When: 11 - 13 July 2014
Where: Balado Airfield
Who: Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris and Arcitc Monkeys to headline plus Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Pixies, Steve Angello, Alesso, Haim, You Me At Six, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, Rudimental, The 1975, John Newman, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Example, Imagine Dragons, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, London Grammar and more.
Where: Henham Park, Suffolk
When: 17 – 20 July 2014
Who: Two Door Cinema Club and Damon Albarn to headline. Plus Röyksopp and Robyn, Haim, Billy Bragg, Booker T.Jones, Anna Calvi, Phosphorescent, Nils Frahm, Goat, Cass McCombs, Willis Earl Beal, San Fermin, Marika Hackman, Son Lux, Josephine Foster and more TBC.
What: Global Gathering
When: 26 - 27 July 2014
What: Green Man Festival
When: 14 – 17 August 2014
Where: Black Mountains, Brecon, Wales
Who: Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bill Callahan, Caribou, First Aid Kit, Daughter, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Polica, Anna Calvi, Real Estate, Toy, Mac Demarco, Simian Mobile Disco, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams, Angel Olsen, Michael Chapman, Boy & Bear, Hamilton Leithauser, Nick Mulvey, I Break Horses, Tunng, Lanterns On The Lake, RY X, Teleman, East India Youth, Fat White Family, Speedy Ortiz, William Tyler, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Frank Fairfield, Georgie Ruth, All We Are plus more.
What: V Festival
When: 16 - 17 August 2014
Where: Chelmsford & Staffordshire
Who: Justin Timberlake and The Killers to headline with Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Lilly Allen, Elbow, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Bastille, Rudimental, Chase & Status DJ set, Alesso and Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Peachers, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell, Sub Focus, Train, Blondie, Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, John Newman, Sam Smith, Katy B, Embrace, Janelle Monae, Kodaline, Miles Kane, The Human League, Newton Faulkner, Starsailor, Aloe Blacc, Alex Clare, Nina Nesbitt, The Strypes, Birdy, Foxes, Ella Eyre, The Stranglers, The Magic Numbers, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, George Ezra, The Wailers, M People, All Saints, The Wonder Stuff, The Rifles and very special guests Chic feat Nile Rodgers. Plus more acts to be announced.
What: Creamfields Festival
When: 22 – 24 August 2014
Where: Daresbury Estate, Liverpool
Who:Avicii, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Dimitri Vegas, Tiesto, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Cazzette, Rebecca & Fiona and Syn Cole, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Zane Lowe, GTA and Gareth Wyn, Armin Van Buurn, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Rayel, Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Thomas Newson, Julian Calor, Kill the Buzz, Joeysuki, Futuristic, Annie Mac, Skream, Breach, Pete Tong, Sasha, Joris Voorn, Claude Von Stroke, Paul Bleasdale, Andy Mac, Alan Hartley,Phil Faversham, Kutski and more.
What: Reading & Leeds Festival
When: 22 - 24 August 2014
Where: Leeds and Reading
Who: Blink-182 and Arctic Monkeys to headline with The 1975, Jake Bugg, Disclosure Live, Metronomy, Courteeners, You Me At Six, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson, I Am Legion, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Architects, Issues, Pusha T, Krept & Konan, Royal Blood, Hozier and more to be confirmed.
When: 4 – 7 September 2014
Where: Isle of Wight
Who: Outkast to headline. More acts to be announced.