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16 January 2017, 16:47
Who is playing where and when in summer 2017?
Festival season is not just for summer guys - it's for life!
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?
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, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar headline with Lorde, Justice, The XX and Two Door Cinema Club among the other bands on offer.
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
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.
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.
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 strongly rumoured to be making up their cancelled 2015 slot in 2017.
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? July, full dates TBC.
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.
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 with the likes of Troye Sivan and Little Mix building up the rest of the lineup.
When? 19th-20th August
Who? No announcement date confirmed yet.
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 are the first confirmed headliner with Bastille, Against The Current and Major Lazer also on the bill. No word yet on the other two headliners but, if the rumours are true, place your bets now on Kasabian and Blink 182.
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? Lineup announcement due soon.