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Festival Season 2022: Who’s Playing Where And When This Summer?

With the UK's music festival season rapidly hurtling towards us, there are now more choices than ever for the weekend reveller.

Here's your comprehensive guide to the who, what, where and when of live music events across the UK this summer.

May

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The Cause Seaside Beano

Venue: Camber Sands, East Sussex
Dates: May 20-23
Tickets: from £132 (including accommodation),
Headline acts: Helena Hauff, Objekt, Goldie, DJ Bone.
The Cause website

Wide Awake

Venue: Brockwell Park, London.
Dates: May 27-28
Tickets: £92.40 for weekend including booking fee.
Headline acts: Bicep, Primal Scream, Billy Nomates.
Wide Awake website

Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Venue: War Memorial Park, Coventry
Dates: May 27-29
Tickets: Sold out
Headline acts: Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Aitch, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie.
Big Weekend website

June

Creamfields South

Venue: Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Dates: 2-4 June
Tickets: from £220
Headline acts: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Amelie Lens.
Creamfields website

Download

Venue: Donington Park, Derby
Dates: 10-12 June
Tickets: from £243
Headline acts: KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, A Day To Remember, Deftones, Korn.
Download website

Cambridge Club

Venue: Childerley Orchard, Cambridge
Dates: 10-12 June
Tickets: from £56
Headline acts: Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Level 42, Corinne Bailey Rae
Cambridge Club website

Parklife

Venue: Heaton Park, Manchester
Dates: 11-12 June
Tickets: from £129
Headline acts: Tyler, The Creator, 50 Cent, Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi, Chase & Status
Parklife website

Isle of Wight Festival

Venue: Newport, Isle of Wight
Dates: 16-19 June
Tickets: from £160
Headline acts: Lewis Capaldi, Kasabian, Pete Tong, Muse
Isle of Wight Festival website

Glastonbury

Venue: Worthy Farm, Somerset
Dates: 22-26 June
Headline acts: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Olivia Rodrigo
Tickets: £285 (Sold out)
Glastonbury website

July

Wireless

Venue: Crystal Palace Park, London (1-3), NEC outdoors, Birmingham and Finsbury Park, London ( both 8-10)
Dates: July 1-3 and 8-10
Headline acts: A$AP Rocky, Dave, Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj
Tickets: From £90 for day tickets
Wireless website

Love Supreme

Venue: Glynde Place, East Sussex
Dates: July 1-3
Headline acts: Erykah Badu, Gregory Porter, TLC, Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Sister Sledge
Tickets: from £148.50
Love Supreme website 

Latitude

Venue: Henham Park, Suffolk
Dates: July 21-24
Headline acts:  Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada
Tickets: from £257.20
Latitude website

Secret Garden Party

Venue: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Dates: July 21-24
Headline acts: TBA
Tickets: Sold out
SGP website

WOMAD

Venue: Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Dates: July 28-31
Headline acts: Fatoumata Diawara, Angelique Kidjo, Kae Tempest, Fantastic Negrito, The Flaming Lips
Tickets: from £205
WOMAD website

Camp Bestival

Venue: Lulworth Castle, Dorset/Weston Park, Shropshire
Dates: July 28-31 (Dorset), August 18-21 (Shropshire)
Headline acts: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Rudimental, Sister Sledge (Dorset) / Fatboy Slim, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Becky Hill (Shropshire)
Tickets: from £180
Camp Bestival website

August

Boardmasters

Venue: Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, Cornwall
Dates: August 10-14
Headline acts: George Ezra, Disclosure, Kings of Leon, Damian Marley, Bastille
Tickets: from £214
Boardmasters website

Boomtown

Venue: Winchester, Hampshire
Dates: August 10-14, 2022
Headline acts: Artists TBA
Tickets: from £222.50
Boomtown website

Green Man

Venue: Brecon Beacons, Wales
Dates: August 18-21
Headline acts: Michael Kiwanuka, Kraftwerk, Metronomy, Kae Tempest
Tickets: from £195
Green Man website

Reading and Leeds

Venue: Reading, Berkshire/Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dates: August 25-28
Headline acts: Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Little Simz, Halsey
Tickets: from £232
Reading Festival website / Leeds Festival website

Creamfields North

Where? Daresbury, Cheshire
When? August 25-28
Who’s on the line-up? David Guetta, Nina Kraviz, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Camelphat
Tickets: Sold out
Creamfields North website

September

End of the Road

Venue: Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire
Dates: September 1-4
Headline artists: Pixies, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes
Tickets: from £190
End of the Road website

Forwards

Venue: Clifton Downs, Bristol
Dates: September 3-4
Headline acts: Jamie xx, The Chemical Brothers, Little Simz, Róisín Murphy, Caribou
Tickets: from £98
Forward Bristol website

Naked City

Venue: Beckenham Place Park, London
Date: September 10
Headline acts: ENNY, Kojey Radical, Steam Down, The Blessed Madonna, Joy Orbison
Tickets: from £35.50
Naked City Festival website

Waterworks

Venue: Gunnersbury Park, London
Date: September 17
Headline acts: Ben UFO, Moxie, Midland, Yung Singh, Bradley Zero
Tickets: from £47.50
Waterworks festival

Want to add your favourite festival(s) to our line-up? Email Dominic.Kureen@iwradio.co.uk

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