Turn up the volume for summer 2018!  

The Great British festival scene is unlike any other in Europe. To get ready for the all-summer-long party, check out our guide to the best UK festivals in 2018. All the big names you’d expect, plus some smaller – and often cheaper – ones. And we tell you where to fly to so you have more time to enjoy yourself.

And the fastest and best way to get to them all? Flybe, of course!

It’s time to don your dancing shoes – or your wellies – and prepare to party!



2 - 5 Aug

This must-do festival has an easy-going vibe and diverse line-up.

Where? Lulworth Estate, Dorset

Getting there: Fly to Southampton


Edinburgh Summer Sessions

6 - 19 Aug

Where? Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Getting there: Fly to Edinburgh



8 - 12 Aug

A blissed-out beachside festival of sun, sea, surf and music.

Where? Newquay, Cornwall.

Getting there: Fly to Newquay

Boomtown Fair

9 - 12 Aug

A boutique music and arts festival housing 25 stages, celebrating the mad and ridiculous.

Where? Matterley Estate, Hampshire.

Getting there: Fly to Southampton, then train & bus to Ovington.


RiZE Festival

17 - 18 Aug

One of the biggest stars of the British festival calendar. 

Where? Hylands Park, Chelmsford & Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Getting there: For Hylands Park, fly to London City, or choose from four other London airports. For Weston Park, fly to Birmingham.


Beautiful Days

17 - 19 August

No sponsors, no advertising – just great music and a chilled-out vibe.

Where? Escot Park, Devon.

Getting there: Fly to Exeter


Reading & Leeds

24 - 26 August

Reading and Leeds rock during this high-octane weekend of indie, rock, punk and metal.

Where? Richfield Avenue, Reading & Bramham Park, Leeds.

Getting there: For Reading, fly to London City, or choose from four other London airports. For Leeds, fly to Leeds Bradford



23 - 26 August

Unbeatable atmosphere and top notch line up guaranteed at the world’s leading dance music festival. 

Where? Daresbury, Cheshire.

Getting there: Fly to Manchester or Liverpool


Glasgow Summer Sessions

22 - 29 Aug

Big name acts flock to Scotland’s outdoor city music festival in Bellahouston Park.

Where? Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Getting there: Fly to Glasgow


Lindisfarne Festival

30 Aug - 2 Sept

A small yet spectacular music & arts festival at one of the most atmospheric spots in the UK. 

Where? Beal Farm, Lindisfarne.

Getting there: Fly to Newcastle or Edinburgh, then train and/or bus to Beal Farm.




Moseley Folk Festival

31 Aug - 2 Sept

A small, yet exciting smorgasbord of unsigned acts and well established international artists.

Where? Moseley Park, Birmingham.

Getting there: Fly to Birmingham


True North

20 - 23 September

Up-and-comings perform alongside some of the biggest acts in the UK.

Where? Venues across central Aberdeen.

Getting there: Fly to Aberdeen

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JUNE 2019


Isle of Wight Festival

13 - 16 June

A firm favourite in the UK calendar, this is a four-­day, family-­friendly music festival. It’s the festival’s 50th birthday this year, so expect some big acts.

Where? Newport, Isle of Wight.

Getting there: Fly to Southampton and then ferry to Isle of Wight.



June, 2019 – dates to be announced

A Mancunian institution of urban, electro, indie and pop music.  

Where? Heaton Park, Manchester.

Getting there: Fly to Manchester.


Download Festival

14 - 16 June

The UK’s biggest metal festival. Head bangers, brace yourselves for some serious whiplash! 

Where? Donington Park, Leicestershire

Getting there: Fly to East Midlands or Birmingham



June, 2019 – dates to be announced

Belfast’s biggest music festival descends on the city throughout June and unleashes a stellar line-up.

Where? Ormeau Park, Belfast.

Getting there: Fly to Belfast City


Glastonbury Festival

26 - 30 June

Where? Worthy Farm, Glastonbury

Getting there: Fly to Exeter





12 - 14 July

Glasgow’s newest festival rocked onto the scene for the first time last year. This year, it promises an even bigger party.

Where? Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Getting there: Fly to Glasgow



July, 2019 – dates to be announced

One of London’s top festivals featuring DJs, electronic acts and live bands. 

Where? Gunnersbury Park, London

Getting there: Fly to London City, or choose from four other London airports