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The Best Music Festivals In The UK

The summer has arrived and we are deep into festival season. This is the only time of year where it’s viable to put thousands of Brits on a field without it descending quickly into a boggy mess.

It’s also that time of year where online casino signups are sky-high – not least because they’re increasingly integrating music bands and other pop culture into the games. Whilst the likes of Rainbow Riches remain to be one of the most popular games, the likes of AC/DC, Motorhead, and even some modern bands are getting recognition in the online world.

It will also be possible, of course, to spot some of the biggest bands in the world at UK music festivals this year. Here’s a countdown of the top 5:


Glasto has to be the first on any list – perhaps even if this was a global list. Whilst many believe its roots to be in folk, indie, and rock music, it has become a multi-genre behemoth that hosts everything from drum ‘n’ bass to country. What is special about Glastonbury is its size (it’s basically a large village with its own otherworldly feel) and focus on environmentalism. You’ll get music, but you’ll also get archery lessons, woodworking classes, economic talks, and random guest appearances.

When and where: Late June in the west country


Download festival is one of the largest rock and metal festivals in the UK. They have previously hosted the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Rammstein, Slipknot… You get the vibe. This is very much the target audience, so don’t expect other stages to satisfy those into pop music.

When and where: Mid-June in the midlands

Isle of Wight Festival

For a big change of pace, the Isle of Wight festival is very much a vibe for every generation. You might catch Rudimental for the young, Lewis Capaldi and Happy Mondays for the middle aged and Lionel Richie for the older generations. With very affordable tickets for everyone, this is a feel-good festival with some big names.

When and where: Mid-June on the Isle of Wight

Wireless Festival

Wireless festival is one that you often hear getting mentioned, and it’s for one reason: Big pop names. For example, this year were the likes of Cardie B, Nickie Minaj, and SZA. You will spot the biggest names in hip hop, but also fans of UK drill and grime will always be supplied with the likes of Unknown T, Little Simz, and Central C.

When are where: Early July in multiple locations

Reading & Leeds Festivals

Reading & Leeds festivals pair up and share the same line-up each year. These are always timed nicely with the August bank holiday weekend and host a variety of genres. A good example of this is this year’s line up: Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Run The Jewels, and Wolf Alice – a wide variety there. Being split between north and south, they’re accessible for anyone in the UK.

When and where: Late August in Leeds and Reading

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