Summer is right around the corner, which means cities across the country are gearing up to host major music festivals. With top talent like Ariana Grande, Twenty-One Pilots, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino touring, there’s really no shortage of performances to enjoy. With CheckMyBus, you can quickly find the cheapest deals, avoid crowded parking lots and have more money to spend at the festivals!
When: 8 – 9 June
Who’s Performing: Cardi B, George Ezra, Solange, The Streets, Migos, Khalid, Disclosure, Christine and the Queens, Eric Prydz, Major Lazer Sound System
Originally the Mad Ferret Festival in Rusholme, the event then moved to Heaton Park in Manchester where it’s jointly organised by multiple groups, like the Warehouse Project.
Cheap Bus Connections to Manchester:
Leeds to Manchester with National Express starting from £3.00
Birmingham to Manchester with National Express starting from £3.00
London to Manchester with National Express starting from £5.00
When: 26-30 June
Who’s Performing: The Killers, Stormzy, The Cure, Kylie, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Vampire Weekend
As the biggest festival in the UK, Glastonbury offers an atmosphere unlike any other. In addition to its headliners, the festival features comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other performances to reach a variety of interests.
Cheap Bus Connections to Glastonbury:
London to Glastonbury with National Express starting from £18.80
Birmingham to Glastonbury with National Express starting from £14.70
Bath to Glastonbury with National Express starting from £11.00
When: 5 – 7 July
Who’s Performing: Cardi B, Migos, Tory Lanez, Ella Mai, Tyga, Fredo, Lil Skies, Bugzy Malone, Headie One, Iamddb, Maleek Berry, NSG, B Young, One ACEN
One of London’s biggest summer events, the Wireless festival brings huge talents across genres to Finsbury Park.
British Summer Time
When: 5-14 July
Who’s Performing: Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Florence + The Machine, Robbie Williams and many others
Take advantage of the sunny July weather in London’s Hyde Park to enjoy a wide range of musical genres and top-notch headliner.
When: 12-13 July
Who’s Performing: Chance the Rapper and Solange as well as homegrown talent like J Hus, Giggs and Loyle Carner
While predominantly a dance festival, Lovebox has expanded over the years to host a variety of musical talents as well as circus performers, cabaret and fringe acts in London’s Gunnersbury Park.
When: 7-12 August
Who’s Performing: Bedouin Soundclash, Kabaka Pyramid, Nova Twins, Lauryn Hill, Che Lingo, Four Tet, Hak Baker, Little Gay Brother, She Drew the Gun and This is the Kit
Set in the sprawling hills of Hampshire, this four-day annual music festival has a capacity of up to 60,000 people at the Matterley Estate.
Cheap Bus Connections to Winchester:
London to Winchester with National Express starting from £5.00
Southampton to Winchester with National Express starting from £3.00
Bristol to Winchester with National Express starting from £15.00
Reading and Leeds Festivals
Taking place in the cities of Reading and Leeds at Little John’s Farm and Bramham Park respectively, these are some of the UK’s most famous music festivals.
Cheap Bus Connections to Reading:
London to Reading with starting from £5.00
Bournemouth to Reading with National Express starting from £21.10
Exeter to Reading with National Express starting from £17.00
When: 30 August – 1 September
Who’s Performing: Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen, Circa Waves, Sam Fender, Rudimental, Dizzee Rascal and Little Mix
Considered the northwest’s ultimate pop festival, see a variety of talent performing in Liverpool’s Sefton Park.