The UK is fortunate enough to be rich in summer music festivals. The number of dance festivals taking place in the UK has exploded over the last few years. Whether you are looking for a day of fun or a whole solid weekend of dancing to the beats of the best DJs in the world, we’ve got the best festivals lined up for you to get yourself in a state over.
1. Womad 2016
When: Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July 2016
Where: Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG
Line Up: George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, Baaba Maal, and Ibrahim Maalouf top the first acts announced. Also confirmed are Grit Orchestra, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Sidestepper, Baloji, Desert Slide, Hot 8 Brass Band, Aziza Brahim, This Is The Kit, Muzykanci, Afriquoi, Ethno Trio Troitsa, Tetish, The East Pointers, Blick Bassy, Dom La Nena, Moh! Kouyate, and Lula Pena, John Grant, Roots Manuva, Charles Bradley, Ana Tijoux, Asiq Nargile, Broadway Sounds, Chouk Bwa Libete, Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei, Hanoi Masters, Heartbeat, Hindi Zahra, La Mambanegra, Lura, Mercedes Peon, N’Diale, Sons of Kemet, MC Soom T, Wiyaala, and Xaos.
When: Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th August 2016
Where: Country Estate – TBC, Northamptonshire
Tickets: From £170 for the weekend
Line Up: Ngawang Lodup, Blick Bassy, Swindle, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, Benny Page, Chimpo, Jus Now, Krafty Kuts, Romare, Nightmares on Wax, LTJ Bukem, 47Soul, The Cocoon, Guts, Werkha, and Monki.
3. The Social
When: Friday, 9 – Saturday, 10 September 2016
Where: Kent County Show Ground, Detling Hill, Maidstone
Tickets: From £35.50
Main Attractions: No acts confirmed for 2016 yet. Previous years acts include Die Vogel, Dubfire, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn b2b Nic Fanciulli, Joy Orbison, Mark Fanciulli, Marco Carola, Monika Kruse, Paco Osuna, Richie Ahmed, Richie Hawtin, Rob Cockerton, Rodhad, Sasha, Seth Troxler, Solomun and Tom Trago.
When: 6th August 2016
Where: Hatfield House, Hatfield
Tickets: From £34.50
Seth Troxler, Martinez Brothers, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian, Skream, Boddika, Derrick Carter, Grain (Artwork), Waifs & Strays, Groove Armada, Waze & Odyssey, Kolsch, Breach, Felix Dickinson, and Robert James.