Six huge festivals happening in the UK this August

For many, August is the pinnacle of festival season.

Which is no surprise really, given that the likes of V Festival, Reading and Leads, Creamfields and Bloodstock are just some of the rowdy weekenders taking place over the next 31 days.

Here, we highlight six of the biggest UK festivals happening throughout August. Just head to for tickets and even more UK festivals.


When: 4 – 7 August
Where: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Who’s headlining: Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, The Flaming Lips, Crystal Fighters

The Flaming Lips - Space Oddity [Official Music Video]


When: 11 – 14 August
Where: Catton Hall, Derbyshire
Who’s headlining: Twisted Sister, Slayer, Mastodon

Mastodon - The Motherload [Official Music Video]

V Festival

When: 20 – 21 August
Where: Weston Park and Hylands Park
Who’s headlining: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta

Rihanna - Goodnight Gotham

Reading and Leeds Festival

When: 24 – 28 August
Where: Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park
Who’s headlining: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy

Biffy Clyro - Animal Style (Official Video)


When: 26 – 28 August
Where: Daresbury, Cheshire
Who’s headlining: Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Axwell and Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Tiesto

Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna


When: 27 – 28 August
Where: Clapham Common, London
Who’s headlining: The Chemical Brothers, Rudimental, Dizzee Rascal, Above & Beyond

Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris - Hype (Official Video)

Also taking place in August:

Summer Nights
Lytham Festival
Visions Festival
Caught By The River
Down To The Woods
The Big Feastival
House of Common

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