If you think you’ve missed out on your chance to get tickets to a summer festival this year – think again. There are still some major festivals with tickets on sale, meaning you don’t have to miss out on the fun.
Whether you’re looking for the world’s best music, food, or perhaps some family fun, we’ve rounded up a list of the UK festivals you can still attend if you’re on the hunt for a summer party.
Get your wellies at the ready.
Fly Open Air Festival
The festival: FLY Open Air festival
When: 18th-19th May
What to expect: Perfect for those who love to party – but don’t want to pee in a potaloo – FLY Open Air Festival serves up so much more. Expect the best house and techno music in an otherworldly environment of a stunning Scottish Stately Home.
Can’t miss: Solomon headline his first Scottish appearance in 10 years.
Ticket price? Tickets start at £45 for Pre-sale
The festival: Glastonbury Festival
When: 26th June-30th June
What to expect: Probably the most famous festival in the UK, Glastonbury returns in all its former glory for 2019. Expect the biggest, the best, the muddiest festival you have ever seen. It will rain – it will probably pour – and it will be the best time of your life. With enough activities to fill you’re diaries for the entire month – from yoga to arts and crafts, Glastonbury offers way more than just music.
Can’t miss: From Loyle Career to Wiley, Halsey to BIFFY CLYRO, there’s something for everyone at Glasto. The full line-up glitters.
Ticket Price? Tickets started at £248, but with the first sale of last year over, you’ll have to be quick to scoop them in the April re-sale.
JUST SO Festival
The festival: JUST SO Festival
When: 17th – 17th August
What to expect: Just because you have kids, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festival fun. However, at Just So, a little imagination goes a long way. Dress up as one of six different woodland animals for its tribal tournament. This festival ‘for children and their families’ in Rode Hall Parkland, brings art, music and theatre to a series of wild natural landscapes, with immersive and whimsical activities, performances and installations.
Ticket Price? Adult weekend tickets from £140; children £50; under 3s free
All Points East
The festival: All Points East Festival
When: 24th May-2nd June
What to expect: All Points East Festival runs over two weekends in the heart of East London’s stunning Victoria Park. There are some huge names on this year’s line up – with the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Mumford and Sons and The Strokes headlining the main stage.
Can’t miss: Bon Iver’s inevitably heartbreaking Sunday set – can it be more harrowing than Bjork last year? Only time will tell.
Ticket Price? Tickets start from £52.90 per day, with multi-day ticket packages available.
British Summer Time Hyde Park
The festival: Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival
When: Celine Dion Friday 5th July, BST Festival Line-Up Saturday 13th July, Robbie Williams Sunday 14th July
What to expect: Just when you thought Celine Dion was done with touring, the 80’s goddess returns – and she’s heading to Hyde Park. She’s not the only superstar either, as Florence and the Machine is also set to perform.
Can’t miss: Celine Dion won’t be performing in Europe again this year, and has no other confirmed dates – so this could be your last chance to see her live in your hometown.
Ticket Price? Tickets start at £60.
The festival: SW4 Festival
When: 24th-25th August
What to expect: The world’s biggest names, loads of dancing, a bit of alt-rock and a party you’ll never forget. Armen Van Helden will be making an appearance so be sure to wear your dancing shoes, and don’t miss Basement Jaxx who’ll also be doing a set.
Can’t miss: CRAIG DAVID – not for seven days – but one is good enough for us.
Ticket Price? Pre-sale has just begun. Get on it.
The festival: Reading Festival
When: 23rd-25th August
What to expect: Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone are your Reading Festival 2019 headliners – does it get any better? Based at Richfield Avenue, Reading Festival is back with a bang.
Can’t miss: Bastille will perform on the Festival’s closing night, bringing some classic festival bangers to the stage.
Ticket price? Tickets start at £205 for a full weekender.
Port Eliot Festival
The festival: Port Eliot Festival
When: 2th- 29th July
What to expect: Taking you to another realm, there’s a Narnia-like quality to this literary festival in the grounds of the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK. Great for families, guests can expect books, food, music, art, comedy, fashion and film. There are also children’s workshops in Bollywood dancing and costume design, wild swimming and a forest school camp out. Located in Cornwall, this is definitely worth a trip to the seaside.
Can’t miss: Luxury boutique camping makes this festival stand out from the crowd. Ditch your tent and treat your family to a tipi for the weekend.
Ticket price? Adult weekend tickets from £170; 14-17 year olds £105; 8-13s £75; 0-7s free
The festival: Wilderness
When: 2nd – 5th August
What to expect: Heaven for foodies and music lovers, Wilderness offers an excellent mix of bands (spectrum-wise: Bastille to Groove Armada) and super suppers by, Yotam Ottolenghi and The Dairy’s Robin Gill.
Can’t miss: Bombay Bicycle Club will float your boat on Friday, Robyn will ring your bell on Saturday and Groove Armada are set to turn your pages on Sunday. Venture down to The Valley’s forest dance floor, and you’ll find dance titan Erol Alkan,Chicago queen of underground house Honey Dijon and bass-happy badass Eats Everything. This is the stuff of dreams.
Ticket price? Adult weekend tickets from £179.50
The Big Feastival
The festival: The Big Feastival
When: 24th-26th August
What to expect: This foodie music festival was initially launched by Blur bassist Alex James on his farm in Kingham, which means the music line up is no other than awesome. This year, the three day country bash will see Jess Glynne, Elbow, and Rudimental headline, whilst Raymond Blanc will serve up some top-notch grub in the kitchen.
Can’t miss: For kids, there’s Justin Fletcher, Paddington, Peppa Pig and George, a vintage funfair and field-to-fork cookery classes.
Ticket price? Adult weekend tickets from £149.50 without camping, teens from £89.50; under 13s from £26.15; babes in arms free