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Download Festival through the years…. Here we can give you everything you need to know about every Download since its advent in 2003 – just click on the poster and discover pieces of history from the UK’s biggest rock and metal festival. \M/

Parklife Festival is one of the UK’s most popular and famous weekenders, laying on a weekend of diverse and cutting-edge music inside Manchester’s Heaton Park GATE TIMES Saturday 9th June : 11.00 hrs – 23.00 Sunday 10th June : 12.00 hrs – 23.00 Last entry into the festival is 17.00. No re-admittance allowed after leaving the festival site.

The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of the early festivals and the unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, to Parliament adding a section to the “Isle of Wight County Council Act 1971”, preventing overnight open-air gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence from the council. Headline Act (Friday) – Kasabian, The Script Headline Act (Saturday) – Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher Headline Act (Sunday) – The Killers, Van Morrison On 6 November 2007, the Isle of Wight Festival was named ‘Best Major Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. The performances by Muse and The Rolling Stones at the last festival were a major influence. At the same event, the coordinator of the festival, John Giddings, won the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to UK festivals’. At the 2015 Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival won the award for ‘Best Family Festival’ and ‘Headline Performance of the Year’ for Fleetwood Mac. The Festival also won ‘Best Event’, Isle of Wight Visitor Attraction Association Awards, 2015  

NASS Festival is a multi-genre music and extreme sports festival set in the south-west of England. Combining top level pro BMX, skateboarding and inline-skating with some of the biggest names across the music scene today.

Latitude is, as its tagline proclaims, much more than just a music festival. With DJs hidden in the woods, colourful sheep roaming the tufty fields, opera on the lake, film debuts in its onsite cinema, clowns under canvas, actors treading the boards, local ales, dance troupes and a huge children’s area, there’s something to keep whatever age entertained. Oh, and there’s a full programme of music too.

Way back in 2006, the first Beat-Herder was hot. Hot like hotknives. The land was baked like a biscuit and 1200 people came, enjoyed and partied really hard. There were fewer areas back then. Toil Trees was the epicentre of the throng. We had a tiny stage in the main field; there was Trailer Trash, there was Colin (Still the best Reggae tent of the Northern hemisphere), a witch tent, a naked sauna and couple of hippy food stalls. Since then…a colossal creation of some 16 additional areas for music, 14 bars, 40 + stalls, fairgrounds… the list goes on. Mother Beat-Herder has been busy. Beatherder Lineup

Now in it’s 9th Year, Lytham Festival has fast become Lancashire’s Largest and best Loved Live Music Festival, attracting  people in their thousands from all over the UK to enjoy awesome nights of Live Music & Arts by the Seaside. Since it began in 2009, curated by Friends and Business Partners Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor, Lytham Festival has attracted super-star artists like Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Faithless, Rita Ora, Michael Ball and so many more! From humble beginnings with One night on Lytham Green, featuring Lesley Garett and Alfie Boe on leafy Lytham Green in 2009. Fast forward to 2016 when the festival celebrated its best year to date with 70,000 festival-goers enjoying a myriad of live music and events over seven nights. With a festival that gets better and better every year, 2018 will be no exception to that rule.  

  Bluedot is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

Camp Bestival is a British music festival, the “little sister” of Bestival, both organised by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank. It is held annually, in July, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and is targeted at families with small children. Line up includes: SIMPLE MINDS RICK ASTLEY CLEAN BANDIT ORBITAL BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET) SARA COX PRESENTS JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH 80S SHED SEVEN TOKIO MYERS DECLAN MCKENNA DODIE THE SKATALITES JAGUAR SKILLS THE CUBAN BROTHERS PRESENTS LA FAMILIA (20TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE BAND SHOW) FEARNE COTTON (DJ SET) HUEY MORGAN’S NYC BLOCK PARTY STEREO MCS THE UNDERTONES POP WILL EAT ITSELF JANE WEAVER JESUS JONES BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & RAINDANCE ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA CHRIS WOOD ROB DA BANK BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

From the outset, the WOMAD name has reflected the festival’s idea; to be embracing but non-definitive, inspiring and outward looking; and more than anything, enthusiastic about a world that has no boundaries in its ability to communicate through music and movement. WOMAD was founded in 1980 by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, with Thomas Brooman, Bob Hooton, Mark Kidel, Stephen Pritchard, Martin Elbourne and Jonathan Arthur.Original designers Steve Byrne and Valerie Hawthorn. The first WOMAD festival was in Shepton Mallet, UK in 1982. The audience saw Peter Gabriel, Don Cherry, The Beat, Drummers of Burundi, Echo & The Bunnymen, Imrat Khan, Prince Nico Mbarga, Simple Minds, Suns of Arqa, The Chieftains and Ekome amongst others performing. Gabriel and his company, which had funded WOMAD, faced financial ruin from high costs of the festival in its very first year, worsened by the lack of suitable transport to the venue (Shepton Mallet Showground) and a lack of publicity. At the suggestion of Tony Smith, the manager of Gabriel and Genesis, he and the remaining members of Genesis agreed to play together for a single show under the name ‘Six of the Best’ at Milton Keynes. The show rescued the company and made […]

Welcome to the fields of Kendal Calling, the multi award winning UK festival in Lowther Deer Park! Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. When summer came, it was time to take to the fields for a shindig that would grow so big the whole country would hear it calling! The Line Up STEREOPHONICS MANIC STREET PREACHERS FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS FRANZ FERDINAND* TINIE TEMPAH EDITORS JAKE BUGG BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS Due to Phenomenal Public demand in the UK Brian Wilson returns one last time to present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety plus Greatest hits with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin HAPPY MONDAYS* Happy Mondays presented by Amazon Music SEASICK STEVE SLAVES FRIGHTENED RABBIT* CIRCA WAVES FEEDER DMA’S NOTHING BUT THIEVES LETHAL BIZZLE EXAMPLE + DJ WIRE THE CORAL KATE NASH BRITISH SEA POWER LOYLE CARNER REVEREND AND THE MAKERS THE HUNNA FIELD MUSIC PALACE LITTLE COMETS FICKLE FRIENDS HONEYBLOOD SHAME THE PALE WHITE THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS BLAENAVON DANTEVILLES MAN & THE ECHO EAT FAST SOSHE WHITE BOSSY LOVE THE SHIMMER BAND FREAK BAD SOUNDS ARDYN […]

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year. The Festival is renowned for its unique atmosphere and its eclectic mix of music, the best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland rub shoulders with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer songwriters, famous names and world music stars. Find out more about the Festival line up.