Whilst we spent last week picking out the best smaller, boutique festivals that the UK’s summer months have to offer, we can’t ignore the plethora of major festivals that we’d also want to whip out our tents for. From weekenders in the country to central London to airports, the old “there’s something for everyone” cliché fits rather well here and we’d recommend getting down to as many as you can…
Keep an eye out for more of our HISKIND guides to festivals over the coming weeks. Our HISKIND Guide to Boutique Festivals ’17 can be found right here.
WILD LIFE Festival
Who’s headlining: Jess Glynne, Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim, Stormzy
Who we’ll be down the front for: Anne Marie, Mura Masa, SG Lewis, Raye, Zara Larsson
Where and when: Brighton City Airport, 9 – 10 June
The lovechild of dance figureheads Disclosure and Rudimental, WILD LIFE returns to Brighton’s City Airport for 2017 with its strongest line-up yet (including all-round legend Chaka Khan.) Back for a third edition of the festival, organisers have promised secret sets and shenanigans to accompany the already-stellar lineup which you can check out for yourselves right here.
Who’s headlining: The 1975, Frank Ocean
Who we’ll be down the front for: London Grammar, Nao, Little Dragon, Two Door Cinema Club, Sampha
Where and when: Heaton Park, Manchester. 10 – 11 June
Frank Ocean headlining should be enough to swing you for this one. Slap bang in the middle of Manchester, Parklife continues to boast a stealthy line-up for a festival that keeps its ticket costs fairly low in comparison to others scattered across summer. Check it out for yourself right here.
Who’s headlining: The 1975, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes
Who we’ll be down the front for: Goldfrapp, Declan McKenna, Maggie Rogers, SOHN, Lucy Rose
Where and when: Henham Park, Suffolk. 13 – 16 July
Combining music, literature and arts, Latitude is the weekender perfect for those wishing for everything to be as chill as possible. Situated in Suffolk’s beautiful Henham Park, it’s the major festival that us HISKIND lot have always been a huge fan of and one we’ll probably see you at again for 2017… Tickets available from this link.
Who’s headlining: Frank Ocean, Chase & Status
Who we’ll be down the front for: Solange, Raye, Anne Marie, Jamie XX, Kaytranada
Where and when: Victoria Park, London. 14 – 15 July
In Central London it may be, we are always astounded by just how great the Lovebox line-ups are and this year is no different. With the likes of Solange, Frank Ocean and Jamie XX all making an appearance over the weekend, Lovebox is yet again the festival that will make all your pal’s green with envy at the sight of your ticket. More information can be found right here.
Who’s headlining: The XX, Pet Shop Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Jamie T
Who we’ll be down the front for: MNEK, Sink The Pink, ALMA, Cakes Da Killah, Laura Mvula
Where and when: Lulworth Estate, Dorset. 7 – 10 September
Rejoice! No more must Bestival goers undergo miles of queuing for a ferry just to get to the festival site as the iconic Isle Of Wight late-summer bash has upped it’s tent pegs and relocated to Dorset. As well as the change of scenery, Bestival’s crowd can now enjoy parties hosted by Sink The Pink, Hard Cock Life and Buttmitzvah all tied up in 2017’s theme of colour. Take a look at the rest of the line up over here.