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Big UK Music Festivals

About the UK Music Scene

Music festivals are, and always have been, a big part of UK culture, and a draw for many visitors and tourists, as well as locals. The genres enjoyed, vary from pop to rock to jazz, and everything in between. There are actually more festivals popping up across the UK each year.

Largest Music Festivals

  • Glastonbury: This festival is hands down at the top of the list, with about 120000 people from all over the world in attendance each year. This festival happens on an annual basis and has been around since 1970. The festival can, and often does, sell out the first day that tickets are released; last year it actually sold out in the first 25 minutes.
  • Download Festival: This music festival is for the rock and rollers. It is the largest rock festival in the UK, hosting about 110000 rock lovers each year.
  • V Festival: This festival is a little bit more mainstream, often featuring more well known and pop headliners. The capacity for this festival is 90000. This festival is held in the summer, and people often travel from all over to attend.
  • Creamfields: This is a festival dedicated to electronic dance music as this genre has become increasingly popular and mainstream, boosting the popularity of this festival significantly over the last few years.
  • Boomtown: This is not just a music festival, but also an event with arts, old school music, and displays as well. This festival has also seen a spike in popularity over the last few years.