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Best UK Music Festivals in 2024

The UK music festival scene in 2024 offers an electrifying array of experiences, boasting a blend of world-renowned artists and emerging talents. From the legendary fields of Glastonbury to the urban vibes of Wireless, these festivals cater to a wide spectrum of music genres and cultural tastes. Each event not only promises unforgettable performances but also a unique atmosphere, reflecting the rich and diverse cultural tapestry of the United Kingdom.

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Published: Jan 12, 20244 min read

Best UK Music Festivals in 2024

Terminal V

The UK’s largest indoor techno event celebrates its 10th edition

Place: The Royal Highland Centre + Showground, Edinburgh

Date: 13th - 14th April

Price: from £74.95 + booking fee

https://terminalv.co.uk/festival/

Artists include: Hannah Laing, DJ Daddy Trance, Nico Moreno, 999999999, Sara Landry, Charlie Sparks, Indira Paganotto, blk., OGUZ, Franck

Scotland’s unmissable electronic music festival, Terminal V, will return to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre for another weekend of cutting edge production, world-class sound, and epic sets from more than 80 international artists and homegrown talent. Marking the milestone 10th edition of the biggest electronic music festival in the country, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2024, more than 40,000 music fans will come together over two days.

Project 6

Brockwell Parks most unique day-to-night vibrant offering

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Place: Brockwell Park, London

Date: Friday 24th May, 2024

Price: from £39.50 + booking fee

https://www.project6festival.com/

Artists include: CASISDEAD, Shy FX, Katy B, Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, Mala, Benga, Steam Down, sim0ne, Taylah Elaine, Juls, Vigro Deep, 4AM Kru, Arthi, Neffa-T, Sully

The beating heart of UK underground radio, Rinse FM is set to ignite London's Brockwell Park on May 24th, 2024, with the return of Project 6 Festival, an all encompassing showcase of cutting-edge music. Since its humble beginnings as a pirate station in 1994, Rinse FM has evolved into a cultural trailblazer that has helped shape and define the electronic music landscape. Blossoming into a hugely influential media outlet that has helped make and break some of the scene's most celebrated names at the forefront of the most exciting emerging sounds from garage, grime and dubstep to house, jungle, and UK funky.

Cross The Tracks

The ultimate celebration for everything jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop

Best UK Music Festivals in 2024 -Cross The Tracks - ratepunk guide

Place: Brockwell Park, London

Date: Sunday 26th May, 2024

Price: from £69.50 + booking fee

www.xthetracks.com

Artists include: Erykah Badu, Madlib (DJ), Venna, Iniko, Neal Francis, Brainstory, Yazmin Lacey (DJ), Mackwood, Natanya, Discoballin', Aim - 20yrs of Cold Water Music, Joey Manzi b2b Nath EPS (Elevation), Faye Meana, Orion Sun, 47SOUL, El Michels Affair,  SIPHO., Ella Mor

Cross The Tracks turns five in 2024 and since day one it has always been a diverse platform for emerging and homegrown talent with a proud minimum of 50% female-led on its line-ups. There is plenty more than just music with talks, panels and workshops by charity partners, a creative’s market, grammable site art, a tasteful selection of 50+ food and drink traders and a craft brewery fair. The stage design is carefully curated with bespoke aesthetics, towering speaker stacks and sophisticated production all adding to the immersive nature of this most essential event. 

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City Splash

One of the UK’s most celebrated reggae and dancehall events

Best UK Music Festivals in 2024 - City Splash


Place: Brockwell Park, London

Date: Monday 27th May, 2024

Price: from £64.50 + booking fee

https://www.city-splash.com/

Artists include: Capleton, Beenie Man, Shenseea, Busy Signal, Anthony B, Black Sherif, Ding Dong, Libianca, Lojay, Queen Omega, Busy Signal, WSTRN and many more

City Splash Festival returns to London's Brockwell park on May 27 2024 to once again celebrate the impact of Caribbean and African culture in the UK and beyond. The much loved cultural gathering creates a space for the community to unite, connect and create history. City Splash, The Home of Culture, are renowned and authentic purveyors and advocates for Black music, food, dance and style that has made it one of the UK's most essential festival experiences. 

Glastonbury

Place: Pilton, Somerset, UK
Price: from £355 + £5 booking fee
Date: 26th-30th June, 2024
Line Up Includes: n/a

Official website

The Glastonbury Festival is the globe's most expansive greenfield event for music and performing arts, setting the standard for all future festivals. What sets Glastonbury apart is its ability to amalgamate the finest elements of festival-going into one remarkable experience. Stepping into Glastonbury is like entering a vast canvas metropolis, a tented mini-state. While British law governs, the social norms here are slightly altered, more relaxed, and free-spirited. It's a place where everyone is encouraged to enjoy themselves in their special way.

Reggaeland 

The UK’s biggest Reggae Festival returns in 2024

Best UK Music Festivals in 2024 - reggea land - ratepunk festival guide

Place: National Bowl, Milton Keynes

Date: 3rd - 4th August

Price: from £39.50
https://reggaeland.co.uk/ 

Reggae Land is set to bring unrivalled summer fun to the supersized new home of The National Bowl in Milton Keynes on August 3 and 4 2024 with over 100 artists, and 50+ food traders. Burning Spear and Tarrus Riley are the new names to be announced while the rest of the line-up will feature reggae icons past, present and future as well as UB40 Ft Ali Campbell and Morgan Heritage.

Jan 12, 2024

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