2019 was an absolutely stellar year for festivals.
From Stormzy nailing his headline set at Glastonbury to Christine and the Queens tearing down the house at All Points East, the summer season was a truly memorable one.
Now’s the time to start looking forward to doing it all again in 2020. Though only a handful of artists have been confirmed to play at certain festivals, many of the country’s major music events have revealed their dates for next year — and tickets are on sale.
Here, we’ve chronologically listed all the festivals that have set dates for 2020 and given details of any acts announced by the organisers. We’ll update this page as more news arrives.
The Great Escape
New artists reign supreme at this festival, which spreads across a number of venues in Brighton. It will take place from May 13-16, and tickets are already on sale.
We Are FSTVL
Despite the queue troubles from last year, the big-hitting dance event will come back to Upminster, east London, for two days over the bank holiday weekend of May 23 and 24. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
Love Saves The Day
2020 will be the last year in which Love Saves The Day takes place in its spiritual home of Eastville Park in Bristol. It will run from May 23-24, with tickets available now.
All Points East
The festival will return to Victoria Park in east London next year, sometime in May and June — it is always spread across two weekends.
The techno-heavy two-dayer in west London has set its 2020 dates for June 5 and Saturday 6. No word on a line-up yet, but tickets are already on sale.
The LGBTQ+-friendly festival is always an absolute riot, and will bring the good vibes back to Brockwell Park in south London on Saturday June 6 next year. Tickets are on sale now.
Cross the Tracks
One of London’s many new festivals from 2019, this jazz-soul-funk extravaganza will land in south London’s Brockwell Park on Sunday June 7. Tickets are on sale now.
Isle of Wight
Another big hitter on the festival circuit, the long-running event will return from June 11-14. Early bird tickets have all sold out.
The UK’s biggest festival for metalheads will return to Leicestershire from June 12-14 and you can book your place there right now.
Manchester’s biggest festival will make its return on June 13-14, with some early bird tickets still on the market.
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Famed guitarist George Benson is the first name confirmed for this concert series in the grand surroundings of Hampton Court Palace. He’ll play on June 19 — expect more big names to follow. Each show is ticketed separately.
Tickets sold out in 34 minutes and demand was higher than ever — it can only be Glastonbury. Diana Ross is the only confirmed act so far, set for the traditional “legend’s” slot on Sunday afternoon. The festival runs from June 24-28.
The Finsbury Park favourite is coming back for another year, this time from July 3-5. Tickets are on sale now, and you can bank on there being some huge pop music names in attendance.
The jazz-centric festival in East Sussex is set to return on July 3-5 next year. Early bird tickets have already sold out, so hang tight until the general sale.
Initially conceived as a replacement for T in the Park, this Glasgow festival now stands as an excellent festival in its own right. Catch it from July 10-12 next year.
A multi-faceted retreat, with music, food, arts and more, Latitude will settle in Suffolk once more from July 16-19. Tickets sales have already begun.
A family-friendly favourite, Camp Bestival is already selling tickets for its 2020 edition, which will run at its usual Dorset site from July 30-August 2.
This Sheffield festival, which returns from July 31-August 2 is certainly a popular one — not a single act has been announced but 70 per cent of tickets have already been sold. Grab yours here.
Boardmasters, a mash-up of surfing and music, takes residence on the Cornish coast from August 5-9 next year. Early bird tickets are on sale now, with general sale commencing on October 24.
Tragically rained off at the last minute back in August, 24-hour dance music festival Houghton will be back in 2020. It runs from August 6-9. Priority ticket links have been sent to those who had booked to go on 2019, with the general sale starting on November 9.
The bombastic Boomtown will return to its Hampshire base from August 12-16. Tickets are set to be released on November 6.
We Out Here
Pairing jazz with dance music, We Out Here made a big splash with its inaugural edition in August. It will come back to Cambridgeshire from August 20-23 next year, with tickets available now.
The usual cast of supermassive DJs are set to return to Creamfields for the 2020 edition from August 27-30 — Armin van Buuren is the first to be confirmed. Nab tickets here.
Reading and Leeds
The famous double-header returns for yet another year from August 28-30. Weekend tickets are available now.
South West Four
It’s also a big one whenever South West Four takes charge of Clapham Common. The dance music festival will return for its annual bank holiday weekender on August 29 and 30 next year.
Details on this “no-frills rave” are always pretty scant — the location is only revealed to ticket-holders a day or two before the festival — but we do know that it will bring a selection of DJs to an unknown party spot from September 4-6 next year.
We don’t have any dates yet, but the house music festival Gala will return for its fifth edition sometime next summer.
A brand new festival in 2019 with the likes of Nas and Wizkid, The Ends will return to London next year, although no dates have been confirmed.
Yet to be confirmed for 2020:
- Brixton Disco Festival
- Jam on Rye
- Field Day
- British Summer Time at Hyde Park
- 51st State
- Eastern Electrics
- Art’s House
- Hospitality in the Park
- Southport Weekender
- Naked City
- One Day at the Disco
- Maiden Voyage
- Defected London FSTVL
Story sourced from – Evening Standard