Music Festival Guide: Festivals to bookmark for the rest of the Summer

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

Tickets: £175

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.


2. Shambala Festival

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 TreatmentBenny 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.


4. Eastern Electrics Festival 2016

When: 6th August 2016

Where: Hatfield House, Hatfield

Tickets: From £34.50

Main Attractions: 

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.