Here's Your 2017 Music Festival Line-Up Guide

30 March 2017, 10:12

festival guide
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

From Reading & Leeds to Bestival, who is playing where and when in summer 2017?

Festival season is not just for summer guys - it's for life! And with so many options to choose from (Coachella, Glasto, Reading, Bestival, Latitude, Parklife - the list literally never ends) it can be tough to find the perfect weekend trip for you and your squad.

So, we'll be keeping you up to date with all the latest lineup announcements and details for all the big festivals of 2017 as we get them. So, let's round up everything we know so far shall we?

 

This page will be updated throughout the year as more info is released.

 

Coachella

Coachella

California's annual desert sweat-fest may be largely reserved for the rich kids and beautiful people but it is the official kick-off to fest season and will be all over YouTube/Tumblr/Vanessa Hudgens' Instagram page so it's defo worth a mention.

When? 14th-17th, 21st-23rd April

Who? Beyoncé may have pulled out but you've still got replacement Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar headlining with Lorde, Justice, The XX and Two Door Cinema Club among the other bands on offer.

 

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Do you like pop punk? Good because these guys have LOADS of it! Taking over three cities across the May bank holiday (North, Midlands and South of England all covered), Slam Dunk brings the finest acts of the scene together for the biggest alt party in the country. 2016 saw performances from the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Yellowcard and New Found Glory among others.

When? 27th-29th May.

Who? Enter Shikari headline with Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Tonight Alive and Goldfinger joining the party!

 

Isle Of Wight

Isle Of Wight

Made famous through legendary performances by the likes of Jimi Hendrix back in the 1960s and 70s, the revived festival provides a mix of classic and modern acts across four days.

When? 8th-11th June

Who? Arcade Fire headline the Saturday night with Rod Stewart, David Guetta and RUN DMC (!) headlining the other two nights.

 

Download

Download

The annual festival of all things loud and heavy returns to the legendary Donington Park aka the spiritual home of ROCK!

When? 9th-11th June

Who? System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith with Of Mice And Men, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Slayer and AFI also appearing.

 

Parklife

Parklife

Manchester's finest fest has quite possibly the greatest party vibe of the year with a theme inspired by 1980s New York chic. Sign. Us. Up!

When? 10th-11th June

Who? Seriously, what a lineup! The 1975 headline their hometown show with Frank Ocean, Zara Larsson and even Chaka Khan keeping the disco vibes flowing all weekend long.

 

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

Quite possibly the greatest festival in the entire world, Michael Eavis lets his farm open to over 100,000 revellers for 5 days of partying, music of every variety and beautiful, glorious mud! Plus, if you can't get a ticket, all the big stages will be livestreamed and broadcast on TV for your viewing pleasure.

When? 21st-25th June

Who? Radiohead will headline for the third time on the Friday night with Foo Fighters now confirmed to be making up their cancelled 2015 slot in 2017. Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Haim, Justice, Halsey and Shaggy (!) are among the other treats on offer.

 

BST Hyde Park

BST Hyde Park

London's royal park opens up for a series of HUUUGGEEE concerts with added food stalls, cocktail bars and everything else fun you could ever want to come across on a large pile of grass in the centre of the capital.

When? 30th June-9th July.

Who? Pop punk legends Green Day take the stage on July 1st with a "full supporting line up" of similar rock types to be revealed. They will be followed by Justin Bieber on July 2nd, and Kings Of Leon on the 6th with Tom Petty and Phil Collins bookending the event on the 30th of June and 9th of July respectively. The Killers will also make a grand return to the stage with their first UK gigs in several years.

 

Latitude Festival

Latitude

Set against a beautiful lakeside backdrop, Latitude mixes the best of art, dance companies, live comedy and, of course, cutting edge music to provide a uniquely picturesque and, let's be honest, incredibly middle class experience.

When? 13th-16th July.

Who? The 1975 wrap up their second album campaign with their final show of the current era, headlining on the Friday with Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes taking over closing duties on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

V Festival

V Festival

Now better known for pop than the indie of its initial days, 2016 saw Bieber and Rihanna take on the headline duties in Chelmsford and Staffordshire as every reality TV star and presenter known to man mobbed the VIP area. It's that kind of vibe!

When? 19th-20th August

Who? Jay-Z and Pink will both make huge comebacks with Ellie Goulding and Stormzy providing entertainment during the daytime.

 

Reading/Leeds

Reading

More guitars than you can shake a fretboard at, the annual two-city behometh typically splits its lineup into an "indie" a "pop punk-ish" day and then a "mixed bag with a legend on top" day. Something for everyone then.

When? 25th-27th August

Who? Muse, Kasabian and Eminem are the confirmed headliners with Bastille, Against The Current, Halsey, Haim and Major Lazer also on the bill.

 

Bestival

Bestival

The last big fest of the summer, the Isle Of Wight is taken over by a fancy dress carnival featuring DJs galore and a few legends thrown in, 2016 ranging from The Cure and Fatboy Slim, to Sean Paul and Years & Years.

When? 7th-10th September

Who? The legendary disco gods Pet Shop Boys will close out Sunday in a double-header with Justice which, lets be honest, is enough reason alone to buy a ticket. The XX and new Brit Award winners A Tribe Called Quest headline the other two nights.

 

What fests are you looking forward to for the summer? Let us know below.