UK Festivals 2014 Outside of London

UK Festivals 2014 Outside of London

So you fancy going to a Festival but don’t want to go to London. This post was hugely inspired by Mammasaurus DO go check out her blog for more information on festivals. Special thanks for letting me use her images – do click on them to go back to her Festival posts.

Here’s a look at some of the places you can go (in date order):

Festivals 2014

May 3-25th Brighton Festival

Brighton and Hove

Choreographer, dancer, musician, composer and performer Hofesh Shechter

May 22nd-25th The Comedy Hullabaloo


Jason Manford, Milton Jones and Al Murray

Festivals 2014

May 29th– 1st June Sunrise Celebration

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Mouse Outfit featuring Dr Syntax & Sparks, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Dizzaeaeli & Downlow, By The Rivers, Typesun, Yumi & The Weather.

June 5th-8th  The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival


The Bills, Feast of Fiddles, Vin Garbutt, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Big Band Treacherous Orchestra, Ben Waters Band, The Sojourners, The Poozies, The Kenedys with Edwina Hayes, Martyn Joseph, Caladh Nua – and much more.

June 6th-8th Let’s Rock Bristol

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

Level 42, Bananarama,  Rick Astley, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Nik Kershaw,  Heaven 17, Go West, Alexander O’Neal, Midge Ure, The Christians, China Crisis, Imagination, Matt Bianco, The Blow Monkeys, Jaki Graham, Boney M, Toyah, Dr & The Medics, T’Pau, Sonia, Johnny Hates Jazz.

lattitude festival

June 6th-8th Luna Festival

Tamworth in Arden

Donovan, The Polyphonic Spree, Tim Burgess, British Sea Powder, The Magic Band, Linda Perhacs, Temples, Scott Matthews, Toy, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, DJ Food, Andy Votel, Don Letta, Pram, Money, John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, Goodnight Lenin and many more.


June 11th-25th Hampton Court Festival


Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Mel C, Marc Almond, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshal, Dionne Warwick, Jamie Cullum, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan, George Benson and The Beach Boys.

June 12th-15th Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight

Isle of wight festival
Image linked to Source and review of last year

Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kings of Leon, Travis, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, The Specials, Nina Nesbitt, The Horrors, Gorgon City, The Strypes, The Polyphonic Spree, Katy B, From The Jam, Neon Jungle, Swim Deep, Duke Dumont, Starsailor.

21st June, 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th July Eden Sessions


Dizzie Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Elbow.

25th-29th June Glastonbury Festival


Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton, Lily Allen, Disclosure, Blondie.

July 4th-5th Blissfields


Family Festival

2ManyDJs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules and Love Affair, Chloe Howl, yUne-yArDs, Dan Croll, Snakehips.

4th-6th July Wireless


Kanye West, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, 2Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Giorgio Moroder and more.

Drake, Rudimental, Knife Party, Wiz Khalifa, Labrinth, Azealia Banks, Pretty Lights, Chance The Rapper, Schoolboy Q, Wilkinson and more.

Bruno Mars, Outkast, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, J.Cole, John Newman, Sean Paul, Salt-n-Pepa, Clean Bandit, Naughty Boy, Bleachers and more.

4th-6th July Love Supreme Jazz Festival

East Sussex

Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Gregory featuring Caron Wheeler, Gregory Porter, Dave Holland’s Prism, Christian McBride Trio, Courtney Pine, Curtis Stigers, Snarky Puppy, Alice Russell, Jose James, Polar Bear, Derrick Hodge, Cecilia Stalin, Laura Jurd, Chole Charles.

4th-6th July Sonisphere Festival


The Prodigy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Deftones, Reel Big Fish, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Frank Turner, Airbourne, Limp Bizkit, Voodoo Six, Wilko Johnson, The Virginmarys, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Gojira and Silverstein.

7th-21st July Somersault


Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, Amadou & Mariam, Fink, Bombino, Crowns, Neil Halstead, Nick Mulvey, Half Moon Run, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Hiss and Golden Messenger.


11th-13th July Funny as Folk


Andrew O’Neill, Seas of Mirth, The Sleeping Trees, Poor Old Dogs, Howlin’ Lord, Screamin’ Miss Jackson and The Slap Ya Mama Big Band, The Unknown Stuntmen, The Legendary Bad Apples and many more.

11th-13th July Ely Folk Festival

Ely Cambs.

Family friendly – reduced price for 10-17 years

Steve Knightley, Eddi Reader, Chris While & Julie Matthews, The New Rope String Band, Breabach, Vin Garbutt, Martyn Joseph, Baka Beyond, Blackbeard’s Tea Party. Children’s entertainment.

11th-13th July Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Mavis Staples, Fun Lovin Criminals, Craig Charles, Omar Souleyman, Ginger Bakers, and more.

17th– 20th July Latitude


Two Door Cinema Club, The Black Keys, Clean Bandit, The War on Drugs, James Holden, Al Murray’s Saloon Show, and lots lots more.

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24th-27th July Secret Garden Party


Little Dragon, Fat Freddys Drop, Clean Bandit, Foxes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, M0, Deap Vally, Morcheeba, David Rodigan, Dub Pistols, The Correspondents, Jagwar Ma, Rosie Lowe, Wolf Alice, Sub Focus DJ Set + ID, Years & Years, Gorgon City.


July 25th-26th Global Gathering


The prodigy, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Netsky, Katy B, Sub Focus, Krewella, Pretty Lights, Guti, All About She, David Guetta, Alesso, Knife Party, Annie Mac, eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, New World Punx, MK.


July 25th-26th Red Fest


Peace, Hudson Taylor, George Barnett, The Skints, The LaFontaines, Lauren Aquilina, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Lulu James.


Camp Bestival 2014 Circus theme

July 31st-3rd August Camp Bestival


Live Acts: Basement Jaxx, De LaSoul, James, Johnny Marr, Sinead O’Connor, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Skatalites, Peter Hook & The Light, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Wedding Present, Public Service Broadcasting, The Radiophonic Workshop, Charlotte Church, MNEK, Courtney Pine, D:Ream, Hot 8 Brass Band, Nick Mulvey, Denai Moore, Brushy One String, Ady Suleiman, Jaipur Brass Band, Kawa Circus, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Beans on Toast, Bo Saris, Rory McLeod, Indiana, Fe, Lucky Elephant, Too Many T’s, Dream Themes, Musafir, Joanne Joanne, Coco and The Butterfields, Cut a Shine, Feckless, Mdou Moctar, Nick Cope, Cherishport, The Ohmz, Horns of Plenty.

Plus DJ

Camp Bestival 2014 by Mammasaurus

Circus theme Camp Bestival – Mammasaurus

Camp Bestival 2013 Part 1 – Mammasaurus

Camp Bestival 2013 Part 2 – Mammasaurus

2nd August – Eastern Electrics


Art Department, Ellen Allien, Kerri Chandler, Route 94, Tania Vulcano, tINI.


7th-10th August – Wilderness


Metronomy, Burt Bacharach, London Grammar, Jessie Ware with the Wilderness Orchestra, Sam Smith, Connan Mockasin, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra, Mount Kimbie, Soak, Greg Wilson, Futureboogie Horse Meat Disco and Zero 7.


8th-10th August Lakefest


Friday: Buzzcocks, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Snap, Spunge, Young Kato, Live Wire Winnerm Sons of Navarone. Coco and The Butterfields, Leylines, Edd Keene, No Good Nancy’s, Megan Laura Mae.

Saturday: Shed Seven, Lightning Seeds, Neviled Staple, Bad Shepherds, Erica, Jar Family, Sarah Warren Band, Sons of Ernest. Victorian Dad, Foreign Affairs, Pheasants and Their Enemies, Tri Fi, Quakers, Moon Brothers, Tess of The Circle, John Adams.

Sunday: Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Roving Crows, Dr and The Medics, Bonehead, Radio Riddler, Gaz Brookfield. Ed Donovan and The Wandering Moles, Blue Horyzon, Future Set, Whipjacks.

14th-17th August – Green Man

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bill Callahan, Carbou, Simian Mobile Disco, First Aid Kit, Daughter, Kurt Vile and The Violators.



15th-17th August Alt-Fest


Marilyn Manson, The Cult, Gary Numan, Peter Hook & The Light, VNV Nation, Fields of the Nephilim, Amen, Arch Enemy, Eisbrecher, Cradle of Filth, The Howling, Finntroll, plus a circus big top.

Alt Fest

21st-24th August Shambala Festival


Mulatu Astatke, Cumbia All Stars, Public Service Broadcasting, Collie Buddz, Tru Thoughts, Wrongtom meets the Ragga Twins, Rodney P & Harleighblu, Andy C, DJ Marky and A Guy Called Gerald, plus world-class cabaret, workshops, stand-up comedy, theatre, circus, and acrobatic.


22nd24th August Creamfields


Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Sasha, Cazzette, Woolford, Maya Jane Coles, Paul Oakenfold, Hannah wants in the Annie Mac.

23rd-24th August Victorious


Seasick Steve, Dizzee Rascal, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shed Seven, Naughty Boy, Swim Deep, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Lucy  Spraggan, Public Service Broadcasting, Beans on Toast, Southsea, Alternative Choir, The Counterfeit Beatles.


Big Feastival
Click for original source and review 2013

29th-31st August The Big Feastival


Chef Jamie Oliver and Blur’s Alex James

Kelis, Jamie Cullum, Fatboy Slim, Norman Jay, Molotov, Jukebox, Jack Savoretti, Stornoway, Duke, Guilty Pleasures DJs, Fleetwood Bac Tribute Band, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Bjorn Again, Lee Thompson Ska.



29th-31st August End of the Road


Comedy: Mark Watson and David Morgan.

Bands: The Flaming Lips, Wild Beasts, Drenge, John Grant, Yo La Tengo, Richard Thompson, Gruff Rhys, Tinariwen, British Sea Power.


4th-7th September Bestival

Isle of Wight

Basement Jaxx and Beck, Outkast, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Foals, Busta Rhymes, Disclousre, Paloma Faith, Major Lazer, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Candi Staton, Wild Beasts, Clean Bandit, Caribou, Skreamizm, Laura Mvula and many more.


Bestival Parade Photos – Mammasaurus

Going to a Festival as a Couple – Mammasaurus

5-7th September No 6


Beck, London Grammar, Bonobo, Neneh Cherry, Steve Mason, DJs, Arts and Culture and many more.

Festival No 6

19th-21st September Looe Music Festival


The Brand New Heavies, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Tankus, The Henge, Hayseed Dixie.

This is not a sponsored post. Images belong to Mammasaurus and are not to be used without asking her.

15 thoughts on “UK Festivals 2014 Outside of London”

  1. Wow so many to choose from!

    We went to our first festival as a family last year – Cornbury and absolutely loved it.

  2. That is really impressive, you have been doing your homework. I really want to do a couple of festivals this year and thank you for such a great list.

  3. We are off to Camp Bestival again this year, but what a fab list of options this is, some new to me, some I know and love! Let’s hope the sun shines for them all, xx

  4. And Edinburgh Festival! Don’t forget that one! What an amazing post – it must have taken so much work to collate all that info – I had no idea there were so many options over the summer. Tasmania is a bit of a festival island too, which is perhaps why I feel so much at home here. xx

  5. So many nice festivals and i never been to any of them! Stupid me! Maybe when i move back i can go to some of them. Here’s me praying!


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