Brighton and Sussex:

The Magical Faerie Festival Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10

BILLED as three nights of faerie fun, this Alfriston festival combines live music, dancers, artists and children’s activities, as well as a mead bar.

Confirmed so far: Tibetrea, Cyoaka Grace, Ash Mandrake, Roving Crows, Willows Drum and Matthew Callow.

Tickets: Weekend £75, day tickets from £25. More info:

The Great Escape Various venues, Brighton, Thursday, May 14, to Saturday, May 16

THE UK’s answer to new music festival South By South West in Austin Texas celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Confirmed so far: Alabama Shakes, Kate Tempest, George The Poet, Kate Boy, Lawson (headlining under 14s strand Great Day Out on Saturday, May 16), Kelela, Ghost Culture, Nao, Mew, Shamir, Mumdance And Novelist, Swim Deep, MO an LA Priest, with 200 more to come.

Tickets: Weekend from £49.50, Great Day Out tickets £12. More info:

May Wildheart Gathering Broomlands, Cowden, near Hartfield, Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25

THIS year sees the family friendly celebration of the wild, arts and music expand to two events, with a sister festival in Devon in August.

Confirmed so far: Mike And Khadim, Hornman, Lloyd Yates, The Inexplicables and Bob Hilary And The Massive Mellow.

Tickets: From £75/£15. More info:

Elderflower Fields: The Family Festival Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest, Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25

THE fourth family festival of music, nature and local food and drink is back in its 2014 location for the Whitsun bank holiday.

Confirmed so far: More than 40 bands across three live stages including Danny And The Champions Of The World, Patch And The Giant, The Kings Parade and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, plus Urban Woods adventure sports, family cinema and picnic and a woodland spa.

Tickets: £105/£50. More info:

Glastonwick Church Farm, Coombes, Friday, May 29, to Sunday, May 31

THE 20th edition of the beer and music celebration curated by Attila The Stockbroker features 85 cask-conditioned ales and more than 20 live music and poetry acts.

Confirmed so far: John Otway, The Fish Brothers, The Piranhas, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Robin Ince, TV Smith, Blyth Power, Robb Johnson And The Irregulars and Peter And The Test Tube Babies.

Tickets: Weekend from £42, day tickets from £10. More info:

Wild Life Brighton City Airport, Shoreham, Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7

ARGUABLY the most talked about Sussex festival this summer sold out in just five days – a testament to the pulling power of curators Disclosure and Rudimental.

Confirmed so far: Disclosure, Rudimental, Sam Smith, George Ezra, Wu Tang Clan, Nas and Mark Ronson (DJ set).

Tickets: SOLD OUT. More info:

Blues On The Farm Appledram Farm, Birdham Road, Chichester, Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21

SET across 40 acres, Blues On The Farm is now in its 24th year, and was voted the best blues festival in the country in the 2010 British Blues Awards.

Confirmed so far: Layla Zoe, Mud Morganfield, The Cajun Roosters, The Hamish Stuart Band, The Hoax, Ben Poole and The Todd Sharpville Band.

Tickets: Weekend £129/£49.50, day tickets from £28/£14. More info:

Sussex Solstice Winters Farm, Southover, Spring Lane, Burwash, Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20

BOTH covers and originals bands will be coming together for two days to raise cash for The Teenage Cancer Trust and The MS Society.

Confirmed so far: Pearl Handled Revolver, Walkway, The Dash, Pint Size Hero, Just Floyd, Stonewire, English Rogues, Foulplay and South Of Saturn.

Tickets: Weekend £35/£17.50, day tickets from £10/£5. More info:

Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Glynde, near Lewes, Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5

THE UK’s only major Greenfield jazz festival returns for its third instalment, mixing big name superstars with the best in cutting edge UK and US jazz.

Confirmed so far: Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Candi Staton, Dianne Reeves, Hugh Masekela, Terence Blanchard, GoGo Penguin and Ambrose Akinmusire.

Tickets: Day tickets from £55, weekend £110. More info:

LewesLive 2015 Malling Down, off the A26 towards Uckfield, near Lewes, Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11

MIXING roots music, local talent and real ales, LewesLive is an affordable grass roots festival in the heart of the Sussex Downs.

Confirmed so far: New Groove Formation, The Fold, Rebel Control, The Lanes and Dorey The Wise.

Tickets: From £20 including free camping. More info:

Chidd Fest Nash Street, Chiddingly, Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19

THE second edition of the jazz blues rock and beer festival in aid of St Wilfrids Hospice.

Confirmed so far: The Blockheads, Brother Strut, Deborah Bonham, Anna Phoebe, Larry Miller, The Elevators, Kalakuta Millionaires, The Southern Blues Kings and Harry Court.

Tickets: Weekend £50/£20, day tickets £25. Visit:

Mutiny Festival Fontwell Park, Arundel Road, Chichester, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19

CUTTING edge dance and urban acts head to Chichester for the second Mutiny Festival.

Confirmed so far: Knife Party, Labrinth, Katy B, Maverick Sabre, Anime Edge And Dance, Hannah Wants and DJ EZ.

Tickets: Weekend from £71.50, day tickets from £38.50. Visit:

Music Mania Scooter Weekend Worthing Rugby Football Club, Roundstone Lane, Angmering, Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26

A WEEKEND for the modernists with 12 live bands and eight DJs over three days.

Confirmed so far: Bad Manners, Secret Affair, The Spitfires, The Los Palmas Six and Small Fakers.

Tickets: Weekend from £35, day tickets from £20. Visit:

Chilled In A Field Festival Bentley Wildfowl And Motor Museum, Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2

THE winner of the Festival Kidz Gold Award in 2014 marks its sixth year with a spell-binding enchantment theme.

Confirmed so far: Applications are still being taken for the Festival and all-acoustic Woodland Stages. Alongside the music is a programme of family-friendly workshops and miniature railway.

Tickets: £74.50/£20. More info:

Pride Preston Park, Brighton, Saturday, August 1

TICKETS are already selling well for the 25th anniversary Brighton Pride, which is following the theme of Carnival Of Diversity, and promises to engage the whole city.

Confirmed so far: Fatboy Slim.

Tickets: From £16. More info:

Shakedown Waterhall, Brighton, Saturday, August 15

DAY-LONG dance and urban festival Shakedown’s second event in its new Waterhall home sees entertainment across four stages hosted by club brands Defected, Hospitality and Supercharged.

Confirmed so far: Camo and Krooked, Sub Focus, Fred V with Grafix.

Tickets: From £45. See

Big Green Cardigan Festival Hawkhurst Road, Cripps Corner, Friday, September 4, to Sunday, September 6

NOW in its fifth year, Big Green Cardigan is a festival for adults rather than families, mixing local and international live music, home-cooked food, yoga and real ales out in the countryside.

Confirmed so far: Stark and Spikedrivers – more to come.

Tickets: Weekend from £60, day tickets from £25. More info:

The South: Soundclash Secret location, Eastleigh, Southampton, Saturday, May 2

Genre: Dance Line-up: Gorgon City, Green Velvet, Friction, Shadow Child, DJ Hype and Judge Jules.


Wychwood Festival Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Friday, May 29, to Sunday, May 31

Genre: Heritage, world and new talent, plus comedy.

Line-up: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lucy Rose, Ali Campbell, The Proclaimers, Ghostpoet, Barron Knights, Dreadzone, Michael Legge, Jenny Collier and Jack Heal.


Field Day Victoria Park, London, Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7

Genre: Cutting edge dance, indie, world and alternative.

Line-up: FKA Twigs, Run The Jewels, Patti Smith, Toumani And Sidiki Diabate, Tune-Yards, Todd Terje And The Olsens, Savages, Mac DeMarco, Caribou, Owen Pallett and Ride.


Isle Of Wight Festival Seaclose Park, Newport, Thursday, June 11, to Sunday, June 14

Genre: Rock and pop Line-up: The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, The Prodigy, You Me At Six, Pharrell Williams, Paolo Nutini, James, First Aid Kit, Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold, Ash and Billy Idol.


Blissfields Woodmancott, Hampshire, Thursday, July 2, to Saturday, July 4

Genre: Indie, alternative, rock and dance.

Line-up: John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco, The Horrors, Grandmaster Flash, Public Service Broadcasting, Glass Animals and Ibibio Sound Machine.


Wireless Finsbury Park, London, Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5

Genre: Dance and pop.

Line-up: Drake, AVICII, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Labrinth, Mary J Blige, Knife Party, Jessie J and Clean Bandit.


High Definition 2015 Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5

Genre: House, techno, trance, drum and bass.

Line-up: Luciano, Argy, Ms Dynamite, Goldie,Sigma Live, DJ EZ, Redlight, Oneman and Eddie Halliwell.


Truck Hill Farm, Oxford, Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18

Genre: Dance, pop, rock and indie.

Line-up: Basement Jaxx, Saint Raymond, Peter Hook And The Light, Pulled Apart By Horses, Slaves, Rae Morris, Jaws and Honeyblood.


Redfest Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, Surrey, Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26

Genre: Rock and pop Line-up: Skindred, Peace, Hudson Taylor, Toy, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Lewis Watson, Heart Of A Coward, The Blackout, Beans On Toast and Dizraeli And The Small Gods.


Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle, Dorset, Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, August 2

Genre: Eclectic music, plus lots of family events.

Line-up: Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Kate Tempest, Bob Geldof, Soul II Soul, Level 42, Alison Moyet and Ella Eyre.


Wilderness Festival Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, Thursday, August 6, to Sunday, August 9

Genre: Pop, folk, alternative and cabaret.

Line-up: Bjork, Ben Howard, George Clinton – Parliament and Funkadelic, Roisin Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Hercules And Love Affair, Camille O’Sullivan and The Tiger Lillies.


BoomTown Fair Matterley Estate, Winchester, Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16

Genres: Reggae, folk, dub, psy-trance, world, drum and bass, Balkan, gypsy-punk and more across eight districts.

Line-up: Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, SOJA, Barrington Levy, Black Uhuru, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, John Butler Trio, Amadou & Mariam, Kate Tempest, Jungle Brothers and Goldie Lookin Chain.


Cropredy Convention Banbury, Oxfordshire, Thursday, August 13, to Saturday, August 15

Genre: Folk/pop.

Line-up: Fairport Convention, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Level 42, Dreadzone, Skinny Lister, Fish, Judith Owen, The Proclaimers, Richard Digance, Toyah Wilcox.


Rewind The 80s Festival Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Friday, August 21, to Sunday, August 23

Genre: The best of the 1980s by the original artists.

Line-up: OMD, Human League, Billy Ocean, ABC, T’Pau, Midge Ure, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Hot Chocolate, Belinda Carlisle, Go West, Soul II Soul, Bananarama and Black Box.


Towersey Festival Thame Showground, near Towersey, Oxfordshire, Friday, August 28, to Monday, August 31

Genre: Folk/pop.

Line-up: Joan Armatrading, Stornoway, Bellowhead, Show Of Hands and Birmingham Conservetoire Orchestra.


South West Four Clapham Common, London, Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30

Genre: Electronic music across ten stages.

Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Skrillex, Eric Prydz, Faithless, Luciano, Dubfire, and Nic Fanciulli.


End Of The Road Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, Friday, September 4, to Sunday, September 6

Genre: Indie and alternative.

Line-up: Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, My Morning Jacket, Django Django, Mark Lanegan Band, Saint Etienne and Pond.


Bestival Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport, Isle Of Wight, Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13

Genre: Whatever curators Josie and Rob Da Bank are into this year.

Line-up: The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Duran Duran, Tame Impala, The Jacksons, Jungle, Jurassic 5, Flying Lotus, Roisin Murphy, Gorgon City and Duke Dumont.


Undercover Festival Bisley Pavilion, Bisley Camp, near Woking, Surrey, Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20

Genre: Ska, punk, dub, reggae and post-punk.

Line-up: The Damned, Peter And The Test Tube Babies, Chelsea, Piranhas Four, UK Subs, Penetration and TV Smith.


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Download Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14

Line-up: Slipknot, Muse, Kiss, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Faith No More, A Day To Remember, Slash and Five Finger Death Punch.


Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Worthy Lane, Pilton, Wednesday, June 24, to Sunday, June 28

Line-up: Foo Fighters and Lionel Ritchie – more to come.


T In The Park Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Friday, July 10, to Sunday, July 12

Line-up: Kasabian, AVICII, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Sam Smith, The Libertines, The Script and Stereophonics Visit:

Latitude Festival Henham Park, Suffolk, Thursday, July 16, to Sunday, July 19

Line-up: alt-j, Portishead, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, James Blake, Lianne La Havas, Laura Marling, Femi Kuti And The Positive Force, Jose Gonzalez, Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines, La Roux, Alan Davies, Jon Richardson and Jason Manford, Visit:

Womad Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Friday, July 24, to Sunday, July 26

Line-up: De La Soul, Bellowhead, Tinariwen, Orange Blossom, ESKA, Kim Churchill, Ester Rada and Acholi Machon.


V Fest Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire, and Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23

Line-up: Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, The Script, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Hozier, Courteeners, Nero and Tom Jones.

Visit – tickets on sale 9am today.

Reading And Leeds Festival Richfield Avenue, Reading, and Bramham Park, Leeds, Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30

Line-up: The Libertines, Mumford And Sons, Metallica, Royal Blood, The Maccabees, Knife Party, Limp Bizkit, Everything Everything, Jamie XX, The Wombats, Azealia Banks and Mastodon.

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