8 UK music festivals to check out in 2024

Boutique festivals, drum & bass gatherings and raves under motorways

  • TicketSwap Team
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What are Britain’s best music festivals?

The UK's got a serious reputation for music festivals. Especially when we hit the spring and summer seasons, every weekend brings with it another opportunity to dance with other festival-goers across the country, from urban city festivals to boutique green gatherings in lush surrounds.

The TicketSwap 'Blackout' stage at Junction 2, July 2023.

Our pick of UK festivals for music fans to book in 2024

Looking for your dream UK music festival? Here's just a few of our recent favourites for music lovers in the UK.

Junction 2 Festival 2024

Jul 26 – 28, Boston Manor Park, London, United Kingdom

For thoughtful, inclusive, and downright banging musical programming, head to Junction 2, which takes place right underneath the M4 motorway in London's Boston Manor Park.

Despite cutting edge programming and ever-evolving stage design (matched by ever-growing crowd numbers), J2 is reknowned for its friendly, warm atmosphere that provides a perfect setting for escapism.

The festival stretches over three days in 2024, with a winning line-up that features Artbat, CamelPhat, Hot Since 82, and Paul Kalkbrenner Live among others on Friday. Saturday brings together Adam Beyer B2B Amelie Lens, Jeff Mills, Jon Hopkins, and Richie Hawtin, while Sunday closes with Barry Can’t Swim Live, The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, and The Martinez Brothers​.

DnB Allstars Festival 2024

Sun, Sep 15, 12:00 PM, Gunnersbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Taking place in September, DnB Allstars offers an opportunity to wrap up the festival season with a bang at Gunnersbury Park, returning for another one-day festival that's jam-packed with drum and bass across seven pretty unique themed stages.

Of course, the lineup is a drum and bass enthusiast's dream, with over a hundred artists, including headline acts like Wilkinson, Hedex, and Dimension.

With organisers who strive to "represent all sounds from across this beautiful music we call our own", it's fair to say you should expect a feast of drum and bass.

Clockstock 2024

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00 AM, Boyton Hall Farm, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

A nod to the legacy of Clockwork Orange, Clockstock brings a taste of Ibiza to Chelmsford. The festival's been on the scene now for half a decade, but its genesis with the iconic Clockwork Orange clubnight began back in the early 90s.

Attendees can look forward to experiencing an array of genres including house, drum and bass, and club classics with artists such as Hannah Wants, Low Steppa, Mark Knight, and Paul Oakenfold.

And, as if that's not enough, the festival comes to a spectacular close with the 30-piece Clockwork Orange Symphonia performing Ibiza Clásica.

Bournemouth 7s 2024

May 24 – 26, Chapel Gate, Christchurch, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Fancy something a little different? Since its inception in 2008, this festival has earned a reputation as the 'Sporting Glastonbury', offering a massive choice of sports competitions including rugby, netball, hockey, and even dodgeball, embedded within a music festival.

More than 400 sports teams join the 30,000 attendees each year, and along with a stellar lineup including headliners like Wilkinson, Rudimental, and Joel Corry, there's a cornucopia of other delights to enjoy across 12 arenas, like silent discos, foam parties and bingo extravaganzas.

Henley Festival 2024

Jul 10 – 14, Henley Bridge, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

If you're in the market for something boutique, Henley might the the choice for you. Known for its black-tie elegance, Henley offers a melange of music, art, and comedy along the Thames.

The lineup includes Gladys Knight, marking her final UK show, and classical violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy, along with performances from global stars like Nicole Scherzinger, plus up-and-comers The festival will host Rylan's dynamic DJ set and the vibrant House Gospel Choir, with fireworks lighting up the sky each night. Henley also champions emerging talent through its RISE program, featuring rising star KATYA. With fine dining and a variety of performances, it promises to be an unforgettable blend of culture and celebration

Noisily Festival 2024

11-14 July, Leicestershire, UK

Noisily Festival 2024 continues to carve its niche within the electronic music landscape, offering a divergent lineup that encourages exploration and immersion.

Situated in Leicestershire's Barkestone Wood, the festival's stages — Noisily, Liquid, and Treehouse — serve as platforms for artists like Bart Skills and Dubfire, delivering techno landscapes, while Antix and Avalon channel trance frequencies.

The festival's ethos promotes a communal journey of sound and self-discovery, encouraging participation in a culture that transcends the dance floor to engage with mindfulness and the environment.

Knockengorroch Festival 2024

23-26 May, Galloway, S.W. Scotland If your preference is for a bigger festival in a smaller pot, then you are, in fact, what they call a 'Knockengorrocher'. That is, according to the people at this gorgeous event in the scenic landscapes of Galloway. By 'smaller pot', they mean, of course that Knockengorroch is a more intimate affair, rooted in a strong community spirit, offering a blend of folk, world, and electronic music. The 2024 lineup boasts a range of dynamic acts such as Peatbog Faeries, known for their electrifying Celtic fusion, and Dr Meaker, bringing live drum and bass energy. With innovative setups like Tarns Dub and The Hive stages, Knockengorroch promises a deeply immersive experience, where the lush greenery of southwest Scotland meets the vibrancy of diverse music and art forms.

Secret Island Festival 2024

20 July, Mersea Island, East Mersea, United Kingdom

Secret Island Festival is all set for its 2024 return to Mersea Island.

Attendees can look forward to Drum and Bass titans DJ Hype and Hazard, along with Kara who's been making waves as the 'Best Female DnB Producer 2023'. They're not alone, as the festival will also feature the eclectic sounds of Demi Riquísimo, the head of Semi Delicious, with Michelle Manetti and the fast-rising Scarlett O'Malley adding to the lineup.

This festival promises a blend of disco, house, techno, and drum n bass, ensuring a broad spectrum of electronic music. A new stage partner, Mas Que Nada, is set to bring in additional acts like Plastician and Tibasko, indicating an expansion of the festival's musical range.

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