A Look into the Hottest Festivals of 2024!

With 2024 just around the corner you might already be thinking about summer and what to do. You don’t have to head abroad to have a ball, have you tried searching for ‘festivals near me’? If you’re unsure where to begin when venturing into the realm of festivals, check out this handy guide on different types of festivals up and down the country and those further afield.

Parklife Festival

One of the UKs biggest festivals is back for another year, held over two days on the 8 -9th June 2024. Situated in Manchester’s Heaton Park, the iconic festival has hosted multiple world-renowned artists such as 50 Cent, Tyler The Creator, Raye, The 1975 plus many more. The festival caters to many music tastes from rap to alternative, even hosting some of the biggest DJs in the world, it is safe to say that the 2024 lineup will not disappoint! This festival always sells out quickly so if you’re planning on going make sure you set your alarms for tickets as they go on sale on Friday 8th December 2023.

Download Festival

If you are heavy into the rock scene or just enjoy some alternative music, Download Festival is for you. This 3-day music festival is a music lover’s dream, with this year’s lineup including the likes of Fall Out Boy, Queens of the Stone Age, plus many more! The festival made its first debut in 2003 and has been growing ever since, and is held annually at the Donington Park Motorsport circuit in Leicestershire. If this sounds like the festival for you make sure you snap up some tickets as they are on sale right now!

Wychwood Festival

Wychwood festival also known as ‘the most homely festival in the world’ is perfect for those looking to enjoy music while being family friendly. Situated in Cheltenham Racecourse this festival not only offers music across 4 stages but also over 100 workshops for all ages, including comedy, cinema and a whole lot more. The festival runs from the 31st of May to the 4th June 2024, so you get plenty of time to enjoy all there is to see.


We Are FSTVL will no doubt be one of the most sought-after festivals of 2024. With already over 50 artists lined up including Eric Prydz, Chase & Status, and Eats Everything, it is bound to impress. The festival is going to be an exhilarating showcase of techno, house and drum & bass music. The festival is returning to Central Park Dagenham in London and will take place from the 25-26th May 2024. Tickets are likely to sell out quickly so make sure you get them fast!

Summer Sound Music Festival

If you’re looking for a festival on a budget look no further than Summer Sound Music Festival. Running from 26-28th July 2024, the festival provides a full weekend of entertainment from the UKs best tribute bands and artists. You could see tribute acts such as ABBA, Oasis and Taylor Swift all in the same weekend. The fun doesn’t stop there the festival is an unforgettable event with funfair rides, fireworks, cocktail bars and more. These tickets start from £21, however these are likely to go quickly so snap them up while you still can!

Snowboxx Festival

If you are looking for something completely unique then Snowboxx Festival is for you. This legendary festival is held on the peaks of the French Alps at Europe’s best ski resort. This incredible music festival allows you to enjoy skiing, igloo parties, slope slide games and word class performances by the biggest artists. This year’s lineup sets to be its best yet, with music sets from Ben Hemsly, Nia Archives, Becky Hill and countless others. The festival will run from the 16th – 23rd March 2023, and with 90% of its tickets already sold out this festival is likely to be one of the best of 2024.

Lollapalooza Festival Brazil

If you’re looking for a festival which has guaranteed sun, fun and epic artists then Lollapalooza Festival is for you! Situated in Sao Paulo Brazil this festival is back for 2024. Since 2012 this festival has been bringing some of the biggest names in the industry to South America, they have hosted artists such as Foo Fighters and Metallica. This year looks to be just as amazing with artists promised from Paramore to Blink-182, and even MK. The festival is earlier in the year held from 22nd-24th March 2024, perfect to have booked after the dreaded winter blues.

2024 looks to be one of the best years for festivals yet with this list not even scratching the surface of possibilities of places and events to go to. One thing we do know is it is definitely going to be hard to choose!

This feature was written in collaboration with Skiddle, an online ticketing platform that provides access to a diverse range of events and entertainment experiences.

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