Isle Of Wight festival
A summer of live music is almost upon us with Coachella kicking off festival season in April PR shot

Festival season is almost upon us which means it is time to dust off your wellies, portable barbeques and flower crowns. Coachella will be kicking off the summer of live music in April, featuring the best in hip hop and indie rock while Glastonbury will open its gates for another spectacular year in June.

Music lovers in the US have already gotten a taster of the festival season with SXSW taking place in Austin, Texas in March but the real fun is yet to begin. If you are still mulling over which festival to attend this summer, IBTimes UK have created the perfect guide to help you decide based on your music tastes, location and ticket availability.


Dates: 15-24 April

Location: Indio, California

Headliners: Guns N' Roses, Calvin Harris and LCD Soundsystem. Other performers include Sia Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Disclosure, the Kills and Foals.

Tickets: Sold out.

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Guns N' Roses, fronted by Axl Rose, will headline Coachella music festival in April 2016 Ethan Miller/Getty Images

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend

Dates: 28-29 May

Location: Powderham Castle, Exeter

Headliners: Full headliners are yet to be announced but performers so far include Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and The 1975.

Tickets: Sold out.

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding will play Radio 1's Big Weekend on 29 May 2016 Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Isle of Wight

Dates: 9-12 June

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

Headliners: The Who, Queen featuring Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless. Other entertainers include Busted, Jess Glynne, Sigma, the Kills and Gabrielle Aplin.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert will join Queen onstage at the Isle of Wight festival Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Dates: 10-12 June

Location: Leicestershire

Headliners: Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Other performers include Korn, Deftones and Nightwish.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath will headline Download festival in July ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images


Dates: 11-12 June

Location: Manchester

Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer and Ice Cube. Other performers include Jamie XX, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Skepta, Bastille, Groove Armada, Jack Garratt and Busta Rhymes.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Major Lazer
Major Lazer are headlining Parklife festival in June ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images


Dates: 11-12 June

Location: Brighton City Airport

Headliners: Disclosure, Rudimental, Ice Cube, James Bay, Stormzy, Skepta, Bastille, David Rodigan and Pusha T.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Disclosure will hit the main stage at Wildlife festival in June Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images


Dates: 22-26 June

Location: Worthy Farm, Somerset

Headliners: Muse, Adele and Coldplay. Other performers include Beck, Foals, Grimes, Skepta, The 1975 and Laura Mvula.

Tickets: Sold out.

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Adele will headline Glastonbury alongside Coldplay and Muse in June Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

T In The Park

Dates: 22-26 June

Location: Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Scotland

Headliners: The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other performers include Disclosure, Alesso and James Bay.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Calvin Harris Wireless
Calvin Harris will headline T In The Park in July Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

British Summer Time

Dates: 1-10 July

Location: Hyde Park, London

Headliners: Massive Attack, Florence And The Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar will head over to the UK for BST Hyde Park in July Mike Coppola/Getty

T In The Park

Dates: 8-10 July

Location: Finsbury Park, London

Headliners: Calvin Harris, Boy Better Know and Chase & Status. Other performers include Miguel, J Cole, Future and Krept And Konan.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Chase & Status
Chase & Status will headline the second day of London's Wireless in July Michael Tullberg/Getty Images


Dates: 14-17 July

Location: Henham Park, Southwold

Headliners: Maccabees, The National and New Order. Other performers include Beirut, Chvrches and The Lumineers.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Maccabees will head to Latitude in July BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images


Dates: 15-16 July

Location: Victoria Park, London

Headliners: Major Lazer and LCD Soundsystem. Other performers include Diplo, Giggs, Kano, Jack Garratt and Jungle.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Jack Garratt
Jack Garratt will perform at Lovebox in Victoria Park in July Dan Harris


Dates: 25-28 August

Location: Daresbury, Cheshire

Headliners: Alesso, Calvin Harris and Avicii. Other performers include Jack U, Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Chase & Status.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Avicii tour 2016
Avicii will give one of his last live performances at Creamfields in August Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Reading & Leeds

Dates: 26-28 August

Location: Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds

Headliners: Foals, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Biffy Clyro. Other performers include Fall Out Boy, Disclosure and Imagine Dragons.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Foals will headline both Reading And Leeds festivals in August Kevin Winter/Getty Images


Dates: 3-4 September

Location: Liverpool

Headliners: Jason Derulo and Olly Murs. Other performers include Tinie Tempah, Busted, Labrinth and The Vamps.

Tickets: Available to buy through Ticketmaster.

Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo will headline the UK's Fusion festival in September Kevin Winter/Getty Images


Dates: 8-11 September

Location: Isle Of Wight

Headliners: The Cure, Major Lazer and Hot Chip. Other performers include Diplo, Fatboy Slim and Carl Cox.

Tickets: Sold out.

Hot Chip
Hot Chip will headline the Isle Of Wight's Bestival in September BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images