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Eight day festivals shaping the UK music scene this summer

Love festival season but not keen on camping? Then these day festivals are just the ticket for you.

Packing in all the fun of live music, great food and one-of-a-kind atmosphere, without the *actual* packing process, we’ve rounded up eight UK day festivals to hit up this summer.

Slam Dunk – 27 – 29 May, Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield 

Who’s playing: Panic! At The Disco, Of Mice & Men, Mallory Knox,

The lowdown: Like pop-punk, hardcore and emo? Then Slam Dunk is the ticket for you. The all-dayer stops in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield consecutively across the May Bank Holiday weekend. There are eight stages in total and some pretty legendary after parties for the uptake too.

Dot to Dot – 27 – 29 May, Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol

Who’s playing: Mystery Jets, The Temper Trap, Rat Boy

The lowdown: Launched in 2005, Dot to Dot Festival takes place at various venues in three different city: Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol. Artists on the line-up don’t rotate but perform in each city consecutively.

One Live – 4 June, Surrey

Who’s playing: Reef, The Feeling, Scouting For Girls

The lowdown: This evening music event was conceived by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, a luminary in veterinary medicine and is held in support of One Medicine.

Camden Rocks – 5 June, London

Who’s playing: The Cribs, SikTh, Young Guns

The lowdown: A must for new music; this all-day event brings together the legendary venues of Camden to host over 200 bands. All nestled in the heart of London’s rock ‘n roll capital – what more could you ask for?

Electric Daisy Carnival – 9 July, Milton Keynes 

Who’s playing: Avicii, Alison Wonderland, Axwell and Ingrosso

The lowdown: The might EDC rolls back into Milton Keynes Bowl this July, bringing the absolute best in electronic dance music to the iconic venue with full-size carnival rides and arts.

Citadel – 17 July, London

Who’s playing: Sigur Ros, Caribou, Lianne La Havas

The lowdown: The brainchild of those behind Wilderness and Superfly, Citadel is London’s brightest new festival; a refreshing one-dayer that aims to combine the finest music, food, theatre, arts and entertainment to reflect the cream of the city’s talent.

Splendour – 23 July, Nottingham

Who’s playing: Jess Glynne, The Human League, The Darkness

The lowdown: Nottingham’s favourite family festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park on Saturday 23 July 2016.

House of Common – 29 August, London

Who’s playing: Madness, Toots and the Maytals, David Rodigan

The lowdown: Curated by Madness, this is a one-day extravaganza like no other. Plus, the band will perform exclusively to headline the Clapham Common event.

Don’t miss our full festival guide here and book tickets now via Ticketmaster.co.uk/festieguru.

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