The best UK festivals you absolutely NEED to go to this year

Festival season is fast approaching hun

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Festival reason is BACK and we've rounded up the best ones because we've missed them all so much.

Remember before lockdown when you'd go to a festival, try and sneak in alcohol, attempt to spot a bunch of celebs and get #content for the 'gram? Well, it's 2022 and we're officially back on.

Whether you're finally going to use your 2020 Glastonbury tickets or you're stuck wondering what festival to go to this year we've got all the info you're going to need.

The best line-ups, the ticket prices, location and dates, read on for your need to know...

READ MORE: What to wear to a festival: A complete guide for 2022


The best UK festivals 2022

Reading & Leeds Festival 2022
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CREDIT: Reading & Leeds

If you fancy seeing Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Megan Thee Stallion, Hasley, Willow (aka Willow Smith) and a whole lot more artists, then you're going to want to head to Reading & Leeds festival this August. The vibes are immaculate as you can see in the pic above.

When is it: 26-28 August 2022

Where is it: Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park

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Want to go to a festival in Essex? Course you do. Well We Are FSTVL has got you covered and the line-up is INCRED - you'll get to see Tyga, Mabel, KSI, Craig David and Jamie Jones to name a few. Also, PrettyLittleThing is joining forces with the festival so with any luck Molly-Mae Hague will be there too... A girl can dream, ey?

When is it: 6-7 August 2022

Where is it: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Mighty Hoopla Festival
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CREDIT: Mighty Hoopla

When you think of festivals you probably think of July/August time but why not treat yourself this June and listen to the absolute bangers from the noughties. You'll see the Sugababes, Anastasia, RuPaul's Drag Race UK's Blu Hydrangea, Eve and Steps - just to name a few.

When is it: 3-4 June 2022

Where is it: Brockwell Park, London

Parklife Festival
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CREDIT: Parklife

This year, Parklife was the only UK festival 50 Cent played at, so if that doesn't tell you everything you need to know - then we don't know what will. Tyler The Creator, Lewis Capaldi, and Megan Thee Stallion also played there, so we're expecting only the best for 2023.

When is it: 11-12 June

Where is it: Heaton Park, Manchester

Wireless Festival
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CREDIT: Wireless

Want to go to a festival that has Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion? Well, Wireless Festival has got your back. Not only will you see these iconic stars but turns out, it's ASAP Rocky and J. Cole's only UK festival and it'll be the only Europe festival SZA performs at - obsessed. Also FYI, this year the festival will happen over THREE weekends at different locations.

When is it: 1-3, 8-10 July

Where is it: 1-3 July at London Crystal Palace Park8-10 July at London Finsbury Park8-10 July at The Birmingham NEC

Glastonbury Festival
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CREDIT: Glastonbury Festival

It's been three years since the last Glastonbury Festival took place (thanks to lockdown) but it's officially back and the line-up is EVERYTHING. If you've got tickets you'll get to see Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross and a whole lot more artists. Talk about a diverse group of musicians.

When is it: 22-26 June 2022

Where is it: Worthy Farm, Somerset

Victorious Festival
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CREDIT: Victorious Festival

If Stereophonics, Paulo Nutini, Sam Fender, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Libertines are your favourite artists then hun, you need to be at Victorious Festival this year. It's also a family-friendly festival so why not take the kids along with you?

When is it: 26-28 August 2022

Where is it: Southsea Common, Portsmouth

All Points East
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CREDIT: All Points East

All Points East festival is back and this year you'll get to see Gorillaz, The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Disclosure, The National and James Blake (well, just to name a few). The festival will be in Victoria Park, London too meaning it'll be easy to get to and from the event - it's a win win, tbh.

When is it: 19-20 August and 25-27 August 2022

Where is it: Victoria Park, London

Sundown Festival 2022
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CREDIT: Sundown Festival

Fan of AJ Tracey? Sean Paul? Jonas Blue? Sigala? Well, they're going to be at Sundown Festival's 10th anniversary this year. However one person we're desperate to see live is Wes Nelson and as luck would have it, the Love Island 2018 star will also be there - obsessed!

When is it: 2-4 September 2022

Where is it: Norfolk Showground, Norwich

Truck Festival 2022
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CREDIT: Truck Festival

If you're an indie or alternative music fan then you're going to want to be at Truck Festival this year. There will be live music, it's celebrating its 25th anniversary and the festival promises "laugh out loud fun". What more could you want?When is it: 22-24 July

Where is it: Hill Farm, Oxford

Flashback Festival 2022
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CREDIT: Flashback Festival

Tinchy Stryder, Example, Tulisa and a whole lot more iconic artists played at Flashback Festival this year, so why not live your best life next May at Manchester's only outdoor festival that'll be playing the best dance music from the '90s and '00s.

When is it: 21 May 2022

Where is it: Platt Fields Park, Manchester

In It Together Festival 2022
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CREDIT: In It Together Festival

Whether you want to party all night, have a quiet night's sleep or you're between 16 and 17 years old, In It Together is where you need to be this June because they've got campsite for all options. Not only that but you can watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Clean Bandit, The Vaccines and Tinie Tempah perform at the festival.

When is it: 3-5 June 2022

Where is it: Old Park Farm, Margam

Forbidden Forest Festival
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CREDIT: Forbidden Forest Festival

Celebrate Forbidden Forest's 7th anniversary alongside AJ Tracey, Craig David, Gorgon City, Basement Jaxx and a whole lot more artists. This festival takes places at Belvoir Castle - think of the Insta pics.

When is it: 2-3 July 2022

Where is it: Belvoir Castle, Grantham

Hospitality Weekend In The Woods Festival 2022
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CREDIT: Hospitality Weekend In The Woods

If Flava D, DJ Storm, CAmo & Krooked, Fabio & Grooveride + The Outlook Orchestra sound like a bit of you, then bag yourself some tickets to Hospitality Weekend In The Woods Festival this year.

When is it: 17-18 September 2022

Where is it: Beckenham Park, London

cinch presents Creamfields festival 2022
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CREDIT: cinch presents Creamfields

Okay so Creamfields North is sold out BUT you can still get your hands on Creamfields South. If you fancy seeing David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Camelphat, Example, Calvin Harris and Andy C this Bank Holiday, you're going to need to get yourself some tickets to cinch presents Creamfields.

When is it: 3-4 June 2022

Where is it: Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Radio 1's Big Weekend 2022
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Harry Styles played at the 2022 Radio 1 Big Weekend - need we say more? Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Mabel, AJ Tracey, KSI and Aitch also made an appearance, so we're certain 2023 will be just as iconic - if not more.

When is it: 27-29 May 2022

Where is it: War Memorial Park, Coventry

Community Festival
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CREDIT: Community Festival

If you want go to an indie-rock festival then get yourself some tickets to Community Festival. Not only will you get to see Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats but Pale Waves, Abby Roberts and Nothing but Thieves will also be there (and a whole lot more).

When is it: 16 July 2022

Where is it: Finsbury Park, London

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