What do you mean you’ve not sorted out any festival tickets this summer?
Well you had best get to it and the below upcoming festivals just so happen to be our pick of the bunch this summer.

Kendal Calling

When 25 to 28 July
Where Lowther Deer Park, nr Penrith
Who The Courteeners, Orbital, Manics, Tom Jones, Years & Years
What Set in the stunning Lake District, Kendal Calling appeals to festival goers and families alike, with an array of stages, comedy tent, wellbeing, boutique camping and more.
The song to listen to Miles Kane – Loaded
See also Bluedot, Camp Bestival, Truck



When 8 to 11 August
Where Houghton Hall, nr King’s Lynn
Who Four Tet, Ricardo Villalobos, Helena Hauff, Floating Points, Jerry Dammers, Ben UFO, Optimo, Hunee, Seth Troxler, Jane Fitz, Andrew Weatherall, Joy Orbison
What A gourmet techno, house and electronic party in the Norfolk countryside. Weaving together art installations exploratory DJ sets and a 24-hour music licence.
The song to listen to Helena Hauff – Qualm
See also Field Maneuvers, Fly Open Air festival, Gottwood


We Out Here

When 15 to 19 August
Where Abbots Ripton, nr Huntingdon
Who Kojey Radical, Tirzah, Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet, Matthew Herbert, Gary Bartz, Yasmin Lacey
What With a stealth to match Andy McNab on manoeuvres, jazz has suddenly become extremely cool. A first-time festival, Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here is so on trend – and shored-up in the old Secret Garden Party site!
The song to listen to Nubya Garcia – When We Are
See also Naked City, Cross the Tracks, Love Supreme


Green Man

When 15 to 18 August
Where Brecon Beacons, nr Crickhowell
Who Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, Khruangbin, Richard Thompson, Gwenno, Stereolab, Julia Jacklin, Ezra Collective, Aldous Harding
What A lush playground for the modern hippy – Green Man is like Hebden Bridge with tents or BBC 6 Music’s Sunday schedule if it were ever adapted into an immersive play. Formerly an alt-folk-first festival, it has recently branched out into heavier music, so you can get shouted at by Idles if you need waking up after too many lovely singer-songwriters crooning.
The song to listen to Julia Jacklin – Head Alone
See also Black Deer festival, Red Rooster, Cambridge folk festival, Citadel


End of the Road

When 29 Aug to 1 September
Where Larmer Tree Gardens, nr Salisbury
Who Spiritualized, Beirut, Metronomy, Sleaford Mods, Courtney Barnett, Mitski, Jarvis Cocker, Let’s Eat Grandma, Cass McCombs
What Chorlton in a field, with added roaming peacocks and even more craft beer.
The song to listen to Mitski – Nobody
See also Bluedot, Camp Bestival, Truck