Music festivals 2017

Check out our festival highlights of this year, with line-ups including The Vaccines, Fatboy Slim, Muse, Eminem, The xx and much more…


Newquay, Cornwall
9–13 August
Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, Alt-J, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines and Stormzy

Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters returns to the stunning sun-drenched Cornish coastline for another year.

Taking place at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay – the surfing meccas of the UK – visitors can expect a fab festival experience from the first wave to the last beat.

So pack your tent, slap on some sun cream and we’ll see you at the beach.


Brockwell Park, London
12 August
Headliners: Giles Peterson, Jackmaster, The Black Madonna and Floating points

Sunfall offers a novel way of catching your favourite acts, offering up a day of raving at Brockwell Park, followed by eight different parties across south London, with no extra tickets required. Anticipate sweaty dancing until the tiniest of wee hours. Smashing!

Reading Festival

Richfield Avenue, Reading
25–27 August
Headliners: Muse, Eminem, Kasabian, Jimmy Eat World, Major Lazer, Flume, Wiley and Fatboy Slim

What better way to spend a bank holiday than seeing a plethora of your favourite bands at one of the UK’s most established festivals? Ideal for first-timers, Reading Festival is big enough to feel like you’re escaping everyday life but just a 15-20 minute walk from the station – so it’s easy to get home if camping isn’t your cup of tea.


Lulworth Estate, Dorset
7–10 September
Headliners: A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Jamie T, The xx, Justice and Dizzee Rascal

Having moved from the Isle of Wight to Dorset, 2017 marks an exciting new era for this award-winning boutique festival. With acres of beautiful woodland, a 17th-century castle, views of the Jurassic coastline and a diverse line-up spanning pop and grime to techno and folk, Bestival is staking its claim as one of the most adventurous, musically savvy and magical festivals on the network, and includes the world’s biggest confetti cannon, carnival parades, a kids’ field and much more.