2024 UK Festivals that Rock

 Each year, festivals seem to get bigger and bigger, with line ups that seem to outdo previous years. And 2024 is no different. With festivals aplenty, here are some of the festivals that we think are going to absolutely rock this festival season. From day festivals, to weekends, there is something for every budget for the whole family. 

Reading/Leeds Festival - 23-25 August - Tickets: https://www.readingfestival.com/
Arguably one of the biggest festivals behind Glastonbury, Reading is notoriously known for being the haven of Year 11 students having just received their GCSE results and ready to cause all kinds of havoc. In previous years the line up has included classic rock bands and rappers alike, but I honestly think that this year's line up is the best they have had in a long while. The Friday feels like classic Reading with the likes of Blink 182 and Neck Deep, whilst the Sunday closes with Pendulum and Skrillex. With something that the whole family will enjoy, and with a quiet and eco campsite, there is definitely space for the whole family. 

2000 Trees - 11-13th July - Tickets: https://2000trees.co.uk/
A festival that I have been dying to go to for as long as it has been running, this one nestled in Cheltenham ticks all the boxes for rock and pop punk fans alike. With huge names on the bill such as Frank Turner and The Gaslight Anthem, it makes me so gutted that working in a school means I'm unable to attend each year. Accessibility and inclusivity is at the heart of this festival and they work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their time. It's a bucketlist festival for me that one day I will be at!

Victorious Festival - 23-25 August - Tickets: https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/
Victorious has been a festival that grows year on year and isn't going to stop at the rate it's going. Based on Portsmouth's Southsea Common, this festival is the perfect blend of urban festival meets super scale shows and I can honestly say it's one of the friendliest festivals we've been to. This years line up has the incredible Biffy Clyro and Jamie T and is definitely family friendly with a family area that caters for all ages. With a campsite that's a shuttle bus away and a dedicated family site, it's more than accommodating for the whole family. 

Isle of Wight Festival - 20-23rd June - Tickets: https://isleofwightfestival.com/
Another one of those classic festivals that you all know and love, Isle of Wight puts this island on a map! This years line up is a complete corker with Green Day,  Feeder, and The Prodigy taking to the stage across the weekend. With a family camping area and bands that young and old will love, it's definitely a fantastic weekend away. I'm incredibly tempted by the Sunday night day tickets as seeing Green Day in a festival setting would be a dream come true. But can I make the last ferry home?

Slam Dunk Festival - 25/26 May (Hatfield/Leeds) - Tickets: https://www.slamdunkfestival.com/
One of our favourite day festivals that just seems to smash it year on year with the line up is Slam Dunk. With enough to scratch that elder emo nostalgia but enough new bands to balance out the emo fringe's, this festival is a sure fire hit. I'm looking forward to seeing Head Automatica, Funeral For A Friend, and The Wonder Years and have already been looking at the clash-finder to see how much I will have to run. With great accessibility and kids welcome, it's the perfect day out for those elder emo's that need to feel they are a teenager again. 

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