Having one of the most iconic pop celebrities in the world, United Kingdom has always been famous for crazy hit songs, cultural revolution and awesome music makers. Music festivals have been a British summer time event for decades. Travellers come from all over the world and gather at an open space, jump around in mud and sing along to the music.

Here are the famous music festivals held in UK every year that you don’t want to miss:

1. Reading and Leeds Festival

If you are looking for the gigantic famous musicians, then you can never go wrong with this festival. From Kendrick Lamar to Fall Out Boy, the lineup is crazily hot and is always high on demand. The festival is located in Reading and Leeds. Reading is a town down South UK and Leeds is another town at the Northern region. Both festivals usually have identical lineups of performers. It takes place every year and till today, it has never failed to impress fans around the world.

2. Latitude

This is another festival that has a very famous lineup which ought not to be missed. People who feel that they are too old for Reading and Leeds Festival usually opt for this young and fun festival instead. Alt-J seems to be the headline every single year. Besides this, people who have performed in this festival include The Killers, Solange Knowles, the Vaccines and Wolf Alice. How has this festival been reviewed to date? It is certainly not showcasing the most well-known talents across the world, but it definitely provides a platform for a range of female artists to be heard.

3. Mighty Hoopla

One of the most colourful insane festivals in the UK, Mighty Hoopla focuses on queer and pop style music that celebrates drag culture. All attendees like to put on heavy tons of makeup that could that can potentially enter another season of RuPaul Drag Race. Performers not only consists of the newbies in the market, but also old soulful singers like Brian McFadden from Westlife.

Other than that, Lily Allen, Vengaboys and Mel C from the Spice Girls do join in the crowd and sing their hearts out for the attendees. Some people may not opt for this festival if they feel cast out from the queer crowd. Yet, it is still an eye-opening experience to witness the queer culture and learn about them more.

4. Download

This festival is inspired by metal rock theme, with famous rock performers like Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson joining the lineup every year. People always drown themselves with tons of alcohol to watch Wall of Death in the fairground field. Attendees like to top up their clothing choice with layers of denim, which portrays a perfect representation of rock and roll back in the 80s and 90s. Initially, this festival is known as the Monsters-Rock Festival. Through rebrand, they decided to enter the millennial market with a more social media savvy name and content.

Zoe Kickhefer