2014 Festival Guide
13 Jan 2014
2014 Festival Guide
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!

July

What: Sonisphere
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 and Vodoo Six.

What: Wireless
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. Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Knife Party, Wiz Khalifa, Labrinth, Azealia Banks, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Giorgio Moroder, Foxes, Ella Eyre, Angel Haze, Kid Ink, Joel Compass, Meridian Dan, Vic Mensa, Jess Glynne, Blonde, Alec Benjamin, Sinead Harnett, Tori Kelly, Jon Bellion, Pretty Lights, B.o.B, Chance The Rapper, Wilkinson, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Kwabs, Asap Ferg, G-Easy, YG, Lizzo, Sage The Gemini, All About She, J.Cole, John Newman, Sean Paul, Salt-N-Peppa, Clean Bandit, Naughty Boy, Bleachers, A Great Big World, Neon Jungle, Raleigh Ritchie, Say Lou Lou, Becky Hill, Javeon, Rixton, Indiana, Dominique Young Unique, Elli Ingram and Sasha Keable.

What: Barclaycard British Summer Time
When: 5 -14 July 2014
Where: Hyde Park, London
Who: Black Sabbath (Friday 4), McBusted (Sunday 6), Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Saturday 12) and Tom Jones (Sunday 13) to headline. Plus Backstreet Boys, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent, Flyte and Scouting For Girls, Soundgarden, Faith No More, The Vamps, Boyzone and more.

What: T in the Park Festival
When: 11 - 13 July 2014
Where: Balado Airfield
Who: Biffy Clyro (Friday), Calvin Harris (Saturday) and Arctic Monkeys (Sunday) 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.

What: Latitude
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.

What: Global Gathering
When: 26 - 27 July 2014
Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon
Who: Chase and Status, The Prodigy, Kay B, KNYTRO, NZ Shapeshifters, Northbase, David Guetta, Tommy Trash, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Vicetone, Daddy’s Groove, Oliver Heldens, Will Sparks, Danny Avila and Patrick Hagenaar. , Knife Party, Annie Mac, Madeon, Andy C, Jaguar Skills, Lets Be Friends, Major Look, LFM & Mali, Pete Spectrum, Alesso, W&W, Krewella, Arty, Otto Knows, Andrew Rayel, Dubvision, Graig Connelly, Paul Thomas, Paul Thomas, Scarnite, Dirty South, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, Sub Focus, MK, New World Punk, Pretty Lights and more.

August

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, Tinie Tempah, Example, Lilly Allen, CeeLo Green, 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.

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 co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age. Plus Vampire Weekend, Enter Shikari, Jimmy Eat World, Deaf Havana, Hacktivist, Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons, Foster The People, The Hives, Peace, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, You Me At Six, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, The 1975, Disclosure Live, Metronomy, Courteeners, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Pendulum DJ set and flume.

September

What: Bestival
When: 4 – 7 September 2014
Where: Isle of Wight
Who: Outkast to headline. More acts to be announced.