With festival season at its highest, August is the month for showcasing some of the UK’s biggest and finest festivals. With something occuring every weekend, festival goers are spoilt for choice with varying selections of music genres at multiple locations across the country. As there are almost too many festivals on offer leaving you unsure on where to attend, we have carefully selected what you shouldn’t miss out on this month.
Cornbury Park, Chipping Norton
1st - 4th August
Located within an 800-year-old deer park, known as one of the finest boutique festivals around, Wilderness Festival celebrates another year at the beautiful, natural setting of Cornbury Park for four days at the beginning of the month. Must see artists this year include Robyn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Honey Dijon, Eats Everything and many more.
Colesdale Farm, London
Established back in 2001 by a group of Zimbabweans based in the UK, Zimfest hosts another wonderful edition of their day festival in South West London. Zimfest allows attendees to fully experience the diverse artistic and culinary cultures of Zimbabwe, including attractions for children making it all the more exciting as well as family friendly. Joining the festival this year; Thomas Mapfumo, Winky D, Tsungai Tsikirai, DJ Tamuka and plenty more names to be announced in the near future.
Majuba Beach, Redcar
Brought to you by the creators of PierJam, who host some of the biggest day festivals located in the North West of England, BeachJam takes over Majuba Beach this August with a stellar line up featuring some of the best names in house music. MK is set to headline the day festival, alongside Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Eli Brown and DJ SKT.
Coombe Country Park, Coventry
This August welcomes a brand new event to Coventry. Spread over two days, the festival features a diverse mix of musical artists from varying genres, including The Libertines, Circa Waves, Faithless (DJ Set), a live set from Crystal Waters and a whole lot more.
Art’s House: A Lovely London Festival with DJ Harvey
Three Mills Island, London
Hosting another fun-filled party, Artwork returns to Three Mills Island for his second edition of A Lovely London Festival. With DJ Harvey being invited as Artwork’s special guest, two British DJ legends shall be a huge contribution to the day festival being a whole lot of fun, soundtracking the day with their finest disco and house selection - with an extravagant dance troupe.
Brighton Coffee Festival
Brighton Open Market
Hosted within a city that is renowned for its incredible selection of coffee shops, Brighton Coffee Festival makes its debut at the city's historic Open Market. The festival is set to host a unique experience for all kinds of coffee enthusiasts, having a little something for everyone at the festival. Expected on the day will be latte art competitions, cupping sessions, giveaways and informative talks from industry experts.
After successfully hosting day parties in the outdoor spaces around Bristol’s legendary nightclub Motion, Sequences Festival returns to host some of the biggest artists within the underground bass music scene, across multiple spaces in a new, larger Bristol location. This year’s exciting roster includes DJ EZ, P Money, Mala, DJ Hazard, Mungo’s Hifi and a whole load more. With a huge new space yet to be announced, the 2019 edition of Sequences could be their biggest yet.
Remaining one of the biggest weekends dedicated to electronic music in the UK two decades on, Creamfields hosts yet another huge weekend towards the end of the month. The lineup for 2019 calls for an incredible party showcasing the best in electronic music, with names such as The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Bicep, Fatboy Slim, Fisher, Marco Carola, the list goes on. The creators behind Creamfields are highly dedicated to create a irreplaceable raving experience, from the impressive stage set ups, visuals, production levels and more.
A festival that could be described as one of the best in the UK, Leeds Festival is ready to return for another huge year. The multi-stage outdoor festival features huge and in-demand names from multiple genres, as well as showcasing the best up and coming acts from the music industry. This years’ headliners feature Foo Fighters, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, and the 1975.
South West Four
Clapham Common, London
One of London’s leading festivals is back this August Bank Holiday with a packed lineup that will be spread across ten stages over the course of the weekend. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever before, calling for attendees old and new to experience what could be their best year yet. A small handful of the names featured on the line up include Martin Garrix, Pendulum Trinity and Chase & Status.
Ebrington Square, Londonderry
After debuting last year, Jika Jika! makes its return for the second time this August Bank Holiday. This time round, the festival invites names from a variety of electronic music genres, with Mall Grab, a must see B2B from Brame & Hamo and Sally C, Green Velvet, and more. Hosted at Ebrington Square that shows off incredible views of the city, Jika Jika! is a great choice to spend your August Bank Holiday.
House of Common
Clapham Common, London
Welcoming talent from the genres of reggae, dancehall and dub, Madness’ very own festival House of Common presents another day of wonderful music this August. Inviting a selection of their favourite artists to join them, this year's lineup includes Ziggy Marley, David Rodigan, Akala and more. This will be the fourth time Madness host the one-dayer, after touring the country for their 40th anniversary.
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