There are dozens of music festivals held in England every year. This article will list five of the best.
Glastonbury – Pilton, Somerset
Glastonbury, held in Pilton, Somerset, is one of the longest running music festivals in England. It’s also one of the biggest music festivals in the world, with as many as 175,000 people attending the festival each year.
Glastonbury usually has a varied lineup that is sure to suit the tastes of every music lover. Rock, pop, reggae, EDM, dance, hip hop, and more are all represented well with several stages showcasing artists from different genres.
Reading and Leeds Festival – Reading
The Reading and Leeds festivals are a set of music festivals held simultaneously over the August bank holiday. Both festivals feature the same lineup, with artists travelling between the two festivals to perform on different days.
The lineups at Leeds and Reading festival are usually dominated by bands specialising in the rock, indie, punk, and metal genres. While there are stages dedicated to hip hop and dance music, these stages are normally smaller in scale and rarely feature performances from top artists.
Bestival – Isle of Wight
Bestival, a four day music festival held on the Isle of Wight, has quickly become one of the most popular music festivals in the UK with as many as 60,000 people attending the festival each year. Bestival’s lineup is usually varied with a focus on indie and dance music. While there are some smaller stages dedicated to other genres of music, these stages usually feature performances from local talent rather than big name superstar artists.
V-Festival – Chelmsford / Staffordshire
V-Festival, held annually at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire, is the biggest pop music festival in England. Held over the penultimate weekend of August, V-Festival usually features some of the biggest names in pop and rock taking to the stage to entertain crowds as big as 70,000. V-Festival is a must visit for fans of these genres.
Download Festival – Donington
Download Festival is the biggest metal and alternative music festival in England. Held annually on the second weekend of June at Donington Park in Leicestershire, Download Festival sees the biggest names in rock, heavy metal, punk, and ska take to the stage to play to crowds of adoring fans. A visit to Download Festival is a must for fans of these genres.