2018 summer of music: Festival line up news


Liam Gallagher in Birmingham 2017

February is finally here, which means we're one month closer to the summer! Although we can't rely on the weather, we know that this year's festivals are going to be HUGE.

Here's some of our favourite festival line ups so far...

CLOSER TO HOME:

PARKLIFE

Manchester's most popular festival continues to grow with their biggest line up to date. Liam Gallagher, The XX and Skepta will all headline the main stage, whilst DJs will welcome the festival goers into the Heaton Park hangers.

 

KENDAL CALLING 

Now in it's 12th year, the Lake District festival will welcome Run DMC, The Libertines and Catfish and The Bottlemen as headliners, as well as performances from bands at the Tim Peaks Diner and DJs in the House Party tent. See you in the fields.

 

BLUEDOT FESTIVAL

In the shadow of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Bluedot Festival have announced Chemical Brothers as the band at the top of the bill. The festival will host the Halle Orchestra for a special performance of 'Blue Planet in Concert'. 

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Courteeners join the likes of Jake Bugg, Miles Kane, Blossoms and The Coral for the first Neighbourhood Weekender. 

 

SOUND CITY

Liverpool's finest festival, Sound City, hosts Australian indie trio DMAs, as well as The Slow Readers Club, Jaws, Black Honey, and the return of Peace.

AROUND THE UK:

YNOT

YNOT festival returns this year with a mega roster. The Libertines, Catfish and The Bottlemen and Jamiroquai all headline, whilst Seasick Steve, Kaiser Chiefs, Circa Waves, The Amazons and Buzzcocks help make up the rest of the line up.

LIVE AT LEEDS 

As part of Leeds International Festival, Live At Leeds will welcome indie giants Circa Waves, Peace and The Horrors, as well as Manchester band Pale Waves and The Magic Gang.  

TRNSMT

Arctic Monkeys travel to Scotland for their only UK festival date this summer. Alex Turner and Co will be joined by Wolf Alice, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, The Killers and Franz Ferdinand across two weekends in June and July. 

CITADEL FESTIVAL

The festival moves to it's new site of Gunnersbury Park on the 15 July 2018 and welcomes Tame Impala as their first headliner. The Australian band's performance at the day festival will be a UK exclusive. 

VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL

Victorious Festival in Portsmouth will host the likes of Paul Weller, The Prodigy, Happy Mondays, Everything Everything and Shed Seven on the Southsea Seafront. 

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