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 |
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Festival season is BACK so we've rounded up the best ones you're going to want to attend this year.

We love a festival. Not just because of all the performers but attempting to spot a bunch of celebs, paying an extortionate amount of money for a vodka Red Bull and of course, getting #content for the 'gram.

Whether you've had your Glastonbury tickets for months 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...


The best UK festivals 2023

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Flashback Festival 2023

Katy B, Fatman Scoop, Alice Deejay and a whole lot more iconic artists will play at Flashback Festival this year, so why not live your best life this May at Manchester's only outdoor festival that'll be playing the best dance music from the '90s and '00s.

When is it: 20 May 2023

Where is it: Platt Fields Park, Manchester

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In It Together Festival 2023

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 May because they've got campsite for all options. Not only that but you can watch The Kooks, Anne-Marie, The Vamps (throwback!), Chase & Status, Diversity, Mel C and Kelis perform at the festival.

When is it: 26-28 May 2023

Where is it: Old Park Farm, Margam, Wales

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Radio 1's Big Weekend 2023

The 1975, Jonas Brothers, Lewis Capaldi, Wet Leg and Niall Horan are all going to be at Radio 1 Big Weekend. Not only them but Becky Hill, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Headie One, Raye and loads more.

When is it: 26-28 May 2023

Where is it: Camperdown Park, Dundee

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Creamfields South 2023

Fancy going to a festival in May? Of course you do. Well, we've got some good news because Calvin Harris, Example, Joel Corry, Becky Hill and plenty more artists will be at Creamfields South.

When is it: 26-28 May 2023

Where is it: Hylands Park, Chelmsford

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Forbidden Forest Festival 2023

Celebrate Forbidden Forest's ninth anniversary alongside Camelphat, Andy C, Example and a whole lot more artists. This festival takes places at Belvoir Castle - just think of the Insta pics.

When is it: 2-4 June 2022

Where is it: Belvoir Castle, Nottinghamshire

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Mighty Hoopla Festival 2023

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 Kelly Rowland, Kelis, Beverley Knight, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Rachel Stevens and Vengaboys - just to name a few.

When is it: 3-4 June 2023

Where is it: Brockwell Park, London

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Parklife Festival 2023

Want to go to a festival in Manchester? Well, Parklife has got you sorted. If you're a fan of 1975, Aitch, Little Simz, Skrillex, Becky Hill and Rudimental you're going to want to get tickets ASAP.

When is it: 10-11 June 2023

Where is it: Heaton Park, Manchester

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Glastonbury Festival 2023

Glastonbury festivals line-up is EVERYTHING. If you've got tickets you'll get to see Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Lizzo, Guns N' Roses, Aitch and a whole lot more artists.

When is it: 21-25 June 2023

Where is it: Worthy Farm, Somerset

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Community Festival 2023

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 The Vaccines will also be there (and a whole lot more).

When is it: 7 July 2023

Where is it: Crystal Palace Park, London

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Wireless Festival 2023

Want to see Travis Scott, Headie One, Bryson Tiller and 50 Cent? Well, Wireless Festival has got your back. The festival will only be in London this year (it's previously been in The Birmingham NEC), so make sure you get your tickets fast.

When is it: 7-9 July 2023

Where is it: Finsbury Park, London

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Truck Festival 2023

If you're an indie or alternative music fan then you're going to want to be at Truck Festival this year aka the UK's most warped village fête. What more could you want?

When is it: 21-23 July 2023

Where is it: Hill Farm, Oxfordshire

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Hospitality Weekend In The Woods Festival 2023

Need a day of drum and bass? Well then, get yourself to Hospitality In The Woods because it's going to be a vibe.

When is it: 19 August 2023

Where is it: Beckenham Park, London

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Creamfields North 2023

If you fancy seeing Calvin Harris, Becky Hill, David Guetta, Diplo, Example and Joel Corry this August then you're going to need to get yourself some tickets to Creamfields North.

When is it: 24-27 August 2023

Where is it: Daresbury, Cheshire

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2023

If you want to see Sam Fender, Billie Eilish, Central Cee, Lewis Capaldi, Tion Wayne and Becky Hill 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: 25-27 August 2023

Where is it: Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park

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We Are FSTVL 2023

Want to go to a festival in Essex? Of course you do. We Are FSTVL has got you covered and the line-up is INCRED - you'll get to see Example, Joel Corry, Andy C and Annie Mac (to name a few). Also, PrettyLittleThing is joining forces with the festival so with any luck Molly-Mae Hague will be there too... We can dream, ey?

When is it: 25-27 August 2023

Where is it: Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

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Victorious Festival 2023

If Mumford & Sons, Kasabian, Jamiroquai, Ellie Goulding, Sigrid, Kate Nash and Katy B 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: 25-27 August 2023

Where is it: Southsea Common, Portsmouth

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Sundown Festival 2023

Fan of Chase & Status? Tion Wayne? Raye? Example? Well, they're going to be at Sundown Festival this year.

When is it: 1-3 September 2023

Where is it: Norfolk Showground, Norwich

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