Don’t know where to start in choosing which festival to go to next year? We’ve got it covered as festivals open up for next summer’s ticket sales. From the best abroad to the best on a budget, let us take you through our pick of the bunch for next summer.
The Newcomer: All Points East, London
For its inaugural edition, All Points East’s line-up is seriously star-studded. On the bill for Victoria Park’s newest festival is The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Beck, Björk, Lorde and Glass Animals. Oh, and Nick Cave for an UK festival exclusive. Did you get all that? Tickets are already available, see below for more details.
Best Abroad: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
With a stellar line-up this year, Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival is the place to be next July. Already announced to be taking the stage are Queens Of The Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kasabian, MGMT, Massive Attack and Sampha. Need we say more?
The Glasto replacement: The Biggest Weekend, UK wide
Next year, and next year only, the BBC will be bringing the biggest artists in the world to all parts of the UK with live shows in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland across the May bank holiday weekend (25-28th May). 175,000 tickets will be made available to the British public. There really are no excuses for missing out on this festival. Stay tuned for more details.
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The rock mecca: Download Festival, Leicestershire
If rock is your thing and metal is your jam, look no further than Download’s 2018 line-up. Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, The Hives, and many more are set to take to the stage of Britain’s favourite heavy metal festival. Tickets are available now.