2024 UK Festivals Guide

Welcome to the ultimate party planner’s paradise – the 2024 UK Festivals Guide for all you cool London Mums and the most incredible teenagers around! Get ready to jump head first into a whirlwind of music, vibes, and unforgettable moments as we take you on a wild ride through Britain’s hottest festival scene.

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Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse 31st May – 2nd June 2024 

Cheltenham Racecourse is gearing up to host the 18th edition of the Wychwood Festival from May 31st to June 2nd, 2024. This renowned family-friendly event is set to offer a diverse program featuring music, comedy, children’s entertainment, literature, and workshops.

Newly added to the lineup are acclaimed acts such as Sister Sledge, The Coral, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Seth Lakeman, joining an already impressive list of performers. Notable appearances include CBBC’s Hacker T Dog & Katie Thistleton, set to kick off Sunday’s festivities.

Headlining the festival are renowned bands like Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, Seasick Steve, and Lightning Seeds, promising an exhilarating musical experience. Comedic talents such as Shazia Mirza and Marcus Brigstocke will also be on hand to entertain festival-goers.

With over 100 activities and workshops available, Wychwood Festival caters to attendees of all ages. Tickets are in high demand, with various tiers available to accommodate different preferences and budgets.

Situated at Cheltenham Racecourse, this annual event continues to draw crowds seeking a blend of entertainment and community spirit. From its vibrant stages to its lively atmosphere, Wychwood Festival 2024 is shaping up to be a highlight of the summer calendar.

Tickets available from https://wychwoodfestival.com
 

Solstice on the Mount at Wasing Estate 20th June 2024

Wasing Estate is set to host Solstice On The Mount on June 20th, 2024, featuring headliners Nick Mulvey and Rodrigo y Gabriela, alongside Fireside Sessions with AWARË and Ajeet. Located in the heart of Berkshire, this event promises an enchanting celebration on the longest day of the year, blending exceptional music, culinary delights, and mindfulness practices against the backdrop of the estate’s stunning natural landscape.

As one of England’s most diverse rural estates, Wasing offers a unique setting with a focus on wellbeing. Alongside the solstice celebrations, Wasing Estate will present the On The Mount At Wasing concert series throughout the month, featuring an array of artists including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Paolo Nutini, Crowded House, Jungle, and Underworld.

In line with its commitment to offering rejuvenating experiences, Wasing provides opportunities for wild swimming and sauna sessions, as well as revitalizing workshops and retreats aimed at restoring balance and connection with nature. Guests can indulge in a refreshing dip in Wasing’s secluded woodland lake followed by a rejuvenating session in their Scandinavian sauna, offering panoramic lakeside views.

Tickets available from https://www.wasing.co.uk

 

Pub In The Park Chiswick from 28th to 30th June, 2024 

Pub In The Park returns to Chiswick from 28th to 30th June, 2024, combining gastronomic delights with live music from top talents. Hosted by renowned chef Tom Kerridge, this culinary extravaganza promises a weekend filled with sensational food, refreshing drinks, and captivating performances.

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Headlining the musical lineup are acclaimed artists and bands, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event. Attendees can expect to groove to the sounds of chart-topping hits and timeless classics performed by some of the UK’s most talented musicians.

In addition to the live music, Pub In The Park offers a diverse range of gourmet food and drink offerings, showcasing the culinary prowess of top chefs, pubs, and restaurants from across the country.

With activities for all ages, including cooking demonstrations, pop-up pubs, and interactive workshops, Pub In The Park – Chiswick is the perfect destination for foodies, music lovers, and families alike.

The opening night on 28th June will coincide with the All-Star Charity Night Gala that will attract the likes of stars including David and Georgia Tennant, Tom Kerridge, Arabella Weir, Claudia Winkelman, Alex Jones, Romesh Ranganthan, Lenny Henry, Stephen Mangan, Gaby Roslin, Simon Rimmer, Dr Ranj Singh, Jose Pizarro, Matt Tebbutt, Mark Wogan, Andrea McLean, Kate Thornton and many more. The event will also welcome special guest attendance from Multibank founder, former Prime Minster, Gordon Brown. 

Tickets are available for purchase online, offering options for single-day or weekend passes. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in a weekend of culinary delights and live entertainment at this must-attend event in Chiswick.

Tickets  from https://chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/event/pub-in-the-park-3/

 

American Express presents BST Hyde Park (30June to 14 July 2024)

Headliners: Kylie, Stevie Nicks, Shania Twain, Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Andrea Bocelli, SZA, Stray Kids, Morgan Wallen

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BST Hyde Park returns for 2024 with more superstars and unique shows. It has become THE place to be in the London summer, a date in the diary for hundreds of thousands of fans every year. This June and July will see more legendary artists take to the stage over three weekends including SZA (29 June), Kings of Leon (30 June), Morgan Wallen (4 July), Andrea Bocelli (5 July), Robbie Williams (6 July), Shania Twain (7 July), Stevie Nicks (12 July), Kylie (13 July) and Stray Kids (14 July), with more special guests to be announced.

Tickets available from http://www.bst-hydepark.com/

 

Rochester Castle Live 5-7 July 2024

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Set in the stunning gardens of the historic Rochester Castle, this festival series will feature some of the biggest names in indie, pop, dance, and reggae. The beautiful 12th-century tower, on the east bank of the River Medway, will host expertly organized, one-day festivals across the weekend of 5th – 7th July. Attendees can enjoy performances by Kaiser Chiefs, renowned for their energetic shows and indie anthems; UB40 feat Ali Campbell & Maxi Priest, bringing a reggae, funk-fueled lineup; and Eternal, Bewitched, Rozalla, Phats & Small, and more, delivering the best of 90s pop and club hits.

The Festival Crowd is known for curating unparalleled music festival experiences across the UK, including acclaimed events like Uptown Festival and KISSTORY. Find out more about their impressive festival portfolio at Rochester Castle Live.

Tickets Available Here: rochestercastlelive.com

 

 

 

Folk by the Oak, Hatfield, Hertfordshire on Sunday, 21st July

Folk roots and acoustic festival Folk by the Oak, returns to its stunning parkland setting in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on Sunday 21 July, headlined by iconic band Levellers with a high energy set packed with their most loved tracks, plus lots of free family activities and all the joy of a 3-day festival packed into one glorious day of music, fun and bunting!

Folk by the Oak festival

Thanks to the Folk by the Oak’s unique layout of two stages in one tree-lined arena families can catch every single set in one uplifting summer day of music. Folk by the Oak also has a fun packed family area in sight and sound of the Main Stage, an inspiring array of arts and crafts plus real ale bar and tempting street food.

Most of the family and craft activities are free of charge and, though rarely permitted in the festival world, at Folk by the Oak you are welcome to bring your own picnics and drinks into the arena, making the event excellent value for money for music lovers and families alike!

Car-parking is also free of charge, but the organisers encourage everyone to consider car-sharing or coming by train. The festival entrance is just a 10-minute walk from Hatfield Station which is served by regular Great Northern trains from King’s Cross and Moorgate.

Book direct (where there’s no hidden booking fees!) and view the full line-up at folkbytheoak.com.

 

Y Not Festival (2 – 4 August)

Headliners: Snow Patrol, Jamie T, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kaiser Chiefs

Y Not reveal huge headliners for 2024: Snow Patrol (Fri 2nd Aug), Jamie T (Sat 3rd Aug), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Sun 4th Aug) and Kaiser Chiefs starting the party early on Thurs 1st Aug. Across the weekend they will be joined by an incredible line-up: including The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines, Holly Humberstone, Jake Bugg, The Snuts, Frank Turner, Soft Play, Yard Act, Pale Waves, Katy B and many more.

Tickets available from www.ynotfestival.com

 

All Points East in Victoria Park (August Bank Holiday)

Headliners: Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsystem, The Postal Service/Death Cab for Cutie, Kaytranada, Mitski

After taking over the August Bank Holiday for the last two years, one of the UK’s best festivals, All Points East, will return to Victoria Park in August 2024. Shows announced include Kaytranada (16 Aug), Loyle Carner (17 Aug), LCD Soundsystem (23 Aug). APE also  presents Field Day (24 August)and The Postal Service / Death Cab For Cutie (25 August). 

Tickets available from https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/

 

Notting Hill Carnival (August Bank Holiday)

Notting Hill Carnival 2023 - A celebration of culture and unity London Mums magazine collage

The world’s second biggest carnival and Europe’s largest street event, Notting Hill Carnival, will return in 2024. The UK’s largest and most important celebration of culture, diversity and inclusivity will once again be full of vibrant colours, incredible music, dancing and delicious food. Dates and info TBA.

FREE street parties https://nhcarnival.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Festivals 2024

Rock en Seine (21 – 25 August)

Headliners: Lana Del Rey, Fred again.., LCD Soundsystem, Måneskin + many more

Paris’ most anticipated music festival Rock en Seine returns for summer 2024 from August 22 to 25 at Domaine national de Saint-Cloud. In this stunning setting on the edges of Paris, five stages will host an unmissable line-up across 4 days with headliners Lana Del Rey, Fred again., LCD Soundsystem, Måneskin, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey, The Offspring and The Smile.

www.rockenseine.com/en/

 

UK Tours 2024

Alice Cooper – Too Close For Comfort tour (14 – 21 October) – UK

Icon, pioneer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper is returning to the UK this October, heading to arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and, for the first time in many years, more up close and in your face shows at London’s Eventim Apollo. The Too Close For Comfort tour brings fans closer than ever to Alice with giant video screens blending the live action with pre-recorded scenes to delve deeper into Alice’s world.

https://alicecooper.com/

The Damned (4 – 19 Dec) – UK

Music pioneers The Damned embark on a huge 12-date UK tour in December 2024, bringing their 80’s line-up back together with the return of Rat Scabies. David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray will play shows across the UK next year, the first time this line-up has played together in 35 years, since 1989. The band will open in Newcastle and finish up at London’s Roundhouse, a significant venue in their long standing career. Tickets on sale now HERE.

www.officialdamned.com/

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