Shindig, Somerset
Returning to Gilcombe Farm (a few miles from Bruton village’s prepare station), for a fifth 12 months, Shindig nonetheless aspires to be a celebration with pals quite than a full-scale competition. There’s an onsite pub, native stalls and several other smaller efficiency areas quite than one predominant stage. The lineup to this point consists of Estelle, Huey Morgan, Benjamin Zephaniah, DJs Kenny Dope, Nu-Mark and Audio Bullys, plus circus, comedy, wellbeing actions and workshops for kids and teenagers together with breakdancing and djing. Festivalgoers are additionally inspired to Get Fruity, the theme for this 12 months’s fancy gown.• 23-26 Could, grownup £154.45, teen (13-17) £79.90, under-12s free,
Houghton, Norfolk

{Photograph}: Jake Davis for Right here & Now
It’s the third instalment of this three-day feast of electro, techno and various beats on a rustic property in rural Norfolk, put collectively by DJ Craig Richards and the Gottwood staff. Euphoric beats and restricted cellphone sign assist to envelope festivalgoers on this all-hours extravaganza. Assume spontaneous back-to-backs and dawn units, within the pure amphitheatre Quarry stage and the lakeside Pavilion. This 12 months’s line up is but to be introduced; in earlier years it has included Seth Troxler, Horse Meat Disco and Ben UFO.• 8-11 Aug, £199,
Misplaced Village, Lincolnshire

{Photograph}: Samantha Milligan
Beckoning revellers right into a dense, adorned lakeside woodland, Misplaced Village returns for 4 days of digital, disco and indie. Performances happen in picket cabins, a junkyard and an deserted chapel, with actors wandering the location and pulling members of the viewers into their theatrical antics. There’s additionally comedy, talks, banquets, yoga and scorching tubs. Acts embody Maribou State, Richie Hawtin, Little Dragon and Modeselektor.• 22-26 Aug, £197.95,
Brainchild, East Sussex

{Photograph}: Hollie Fernando
Within the fields and woods of Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, this compact three-day competition has a DIY spirit and programme largely made up of rising artists sharing new dwell music, poetry, movie, theatre and interactive artwork. Founder Marina Blake was simply 19 when she began the competition in 2012 as an area for brand new expertise. It nonetheless attracts a inventive crowd and a troupe of volunteers, and with funding from the Arts Council et al, there is no such thing as a company sponsorship. Hip-hop, jazz, world, home and extra play out throughout a number of small stages-cum-art-installations, plus there are forest events, collaborative jam periods, and an onsite miniature steam railway and fowl reserve.• 12-14 July, £88,
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

Wolf Alice are set to carry out at Standon Calling this July. {Photograph}: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage
What began as a celebration round a swimming pool (nonetheless in use) is now a competition, which has unfold its homely vibe throughout a number of fields within the grounds of personal residence Standon Lordship. This 12 months’s theme is Twisted Creatures: a Unusual Evolution – strolling fish, flying dinosaurs and underwater birds – and on the Saturday festivalgoers don elaborate fancy gown for the parade and competitors. Headliners embody Wolf Alice, Rag’n’Bone Man Nile Rogers & Stylish and Pleasant Fires, plus rockaoke, talks, workshops, a wild spa, a canine present, and loads of events after darkish.• 25-28 July, grownup £171.74, younger grownup (16-17) £161, teen (13-14) £150, little one (4-12) £49.46, under-4s £6.50,
Neverworld, Kent

Pirates, mermaids or misplaced boys? Festivalgoers at Neverworld are inspired to hitch certainly one of three tribes in fancy gown. The fantasy theme runs all through the grassland website backed by woods close to Hever, with a sandy seashore occasion enviornment, a fortress stage, a pirates’ goldmine rave, and Pan’s playground working household workshops. Due to a wholesome dose of youngster insurrection, the competition previously often known as LeeFest was began by Lee Denny in his again backyard when his mother and father have been away on vacation 2006. It retains the gang small, however payments large, with the Vaccines, Sleeper, Craig David and Lucy Spraggan performing this 12 months.• 1-Four Aug, grownup £159.40, teen £59.12, little one (3-12) £26, under-3s free,
Kelburn Backyard Celebration, North Ayrshire

In a glen on Scotland’s west coast, 33 miles from Glasgow, the gardens of Kelburn Fort host this “cultural safari” weekend, with secret performances within the Chinese language backyard, pop-up occasions in a waterfall, a DJ treehouse and an acoustic tipi. Adventures lengthen out into the forest by way of artwork set up path Neverending Glen winding across the valley and out to the ocean. Acts embody Leftfield, Gentleman’s Dub Membership, plus disco, jazz, digital and extra. The 13th-century fort itself shall be became an enormous work of road artwork by Brazilian graffiti artists, making a riotous centrepiece for the weekend.• 5-Eight July, grownup £128.50, youth (13-17) £90.50, little one £40,
Gottwood, Anglesey

{Photograph}: Khris Cowley
This June 10 phases of music will have a good time 10 years of Gottwood, a small forest competition championing digital labels and underground acts. The campsite is a brief stroll from the coast at Holyhead, good for some morning-after downtime by the ocean. Home and disco play out throughout a lakeside nation manor and within the surrounding woodland. Alongside the music there’s movie, forest artwork, projection mapping and installations together with a laser room stage.• 6-9 June, £192, day ticket £60,
Area Maneuvers, Oxfordshire

{Photograph}: Jake Davis
The smallest competition of this bunch, Area Maneuvers brings the membership to the sphere, welcoming 800 partygoers for 3 nights of music, together with Ben UFO, Or:la and Ryan Elliott. A self-proclaimed “no-frills rave”, the pared-back occasion has simply three dance tents, together with a small laser-filled geodome. Between phases there’s a handful of foods and drinks choices, together with a 24-hour bar and an all-hours tea tent to accompany the round the clock beats.• 30 Aug-1 Sep, £152.90,
Additionally, Warwickshire

Billed as not only a competition however as a three-day nature repair, a spot to encourage concepts and check out new actions, this occasion for simply 1,000 company takes place at lakeside Park Farm, eight miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon. This 12 months’s theme is Out Of The Woods, with the 50 acres of Functionality Brown-landscaped grounds providing area for actions comparable to forest bathing, wild swimming, talks, and new music from gypsy swing to a gospel brunch. Actions embody immersive eating experiences, clowning workshops, city birding, ceramics and different crafts.• 5-7 July, grownup £120, little one (8-17) £50, under-8s free, household of 4 £275,
Black Deer, Kent

{Photograph}: Laura Palmer
Americana music has seen a surge in recognition within the UK in recent times, and after the success of its first 12 months, Black Deer, a number of miles south of Tunbridge Wells, returns for 3 days of bluegrass, folks, blues, gospel and nation. Band of Horses, the John Butler Trio and the Staves are on the invoice, whereas the staff behind the Grillstock barbecue competition present southern, meaty flavours and cooking demos. There are additionally artisan craft stalls, kids’s workshops, music classes and classic airstreams for hire.• 21-23 June, grownup £166, junior (6-17) £75, under-5s free, day tickets from £45,
All About Love, Somerset

One of many UK’s finest wild swimming spots, Warleigh Weir, close to Bathtub, is the brand new host for All About Love. In the event you make a beeline for the Therapeutic or Inexperienced Area at Glasto, All About Love will most likely enchantment, with its give attention to appreciating the encircling pure atmosphere and various therapies. There’s additionally dwell world and digital music, talks, and youngsters’s actions, together with den and raft constructing. After final 12 months’s menace of closure because of the quantity of litter left by guests, it’s hoped the occasion will encourage care and respect for this pure magnificence spot.• 6-10 June, grownup £133.84, accompanying kids free,
Noisily, Leicestershire

{Photograph}: Sammy Leigh Scholl
As soon as a predominantly psytrance occasion, Noisily has widened its beats to include bass, home and techno over 4 days in hilly Coney Woods. With a free-spirited vibe, it goals to offer arts and therapeutic an equal footing alongside the music. There are artwork installations, dance and aerial efficiency, workshops together with drumming, DJing and crafts; a spa and various therapies, comparable to sonic therapeutic and acupuncture; and different actions from body-positive boob printing to mushroom cultivation.• 11-15 July, £186.85,
Truck, Oxfordshire

The barns and fields of a working farm host native and worldwide folks and rock acts by day, with drum’n’bass and disco by evening. The invoice to this point consists of Foals, Slaves, Public Service Broadcasting and Two Door Cinema Membership, plus theatre and comedy. Truck began 20 years in the past in response to the commercialisation of the mainstream festivals, and nonetheless goals to create a small-scale, native occasion, with household actions and meals distributors from the village, together with ice-cream offered by the vicar.• 26-28 July, £128,
Nozstock, Herefordshire

{Photograph}: Charlie Rimmer
Set within the fields and woodland glades of a working farm within the Herefordshire hills, Nozstock is a family-run affair which began as a yard barbecue. It might need been going for 20 years, but it surely retains the vibe old-school and audiences small. There’s an eclectic mixture of acoustic units on the bandstand and drum’n’bass in transformed cowsheds (apparently farmer Noz is a fan). Bigger phases host every part from ska to hip-hop acts. The theme for this 12 months is the Wizard of Noz, with Rudimental and Soul II Soul headlining, plus movie, theatre, spoken phrase, wellness actions, household video games and crafts.• 18-21 July, grownup £153.70, teen £106-£116.60, under-12s free,
Surprise Fields, Devon

DJ Yoda. {Photograph}: David Levene/The Guardian
All ages are inspired to hitch within the out of doors play and journey at this competition simply outdoors Dartmoor nationwide park, west of Exeter. Actions, set throughout the hilly lakeside fields of Nice Fulford property, embody paddleboarding, archery, walkabout theatre, wood-fired scorching tubs and youngsters’s video games comparable to a “dragon hunt”. The music lineup spans folks, swing, electro, reggae and extra, together with DJ Yoda and Too Many Zoos.• 12-15 July, grownup £108.90, teen (15-17) £86.90, tiny teen (11-14) £42.90, under-11s free,
Sea Change, Devon

Anna Prior of Metronomy. {Photograph}: Brian Rasic/WireImage
Run by the blokes behind Totnes indie document store Drift, this little competition takes place in inexperienced areas round city and on the grounds of Dartington Property, with some performances in a church, a cinema and a 1930s gymnasium corridor. Confirmed to look to this point are Metronomy, the Comet is Coming, Gruff Rhys and comic Stewart Lee. There are additionally talks with Brass Eye director Michael Cumming, writer and former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine, and extra from inventive companions together with Heavenly Recordings, Bella Union, Moshi Moshi, Tough Commerce Books and the Quietus.• 24-26 Could, grownup £94, younger grownup (12-18) £41, under-12s free, day ticket £51.94. Weekend tenting £30pp further,
Alfresco, Kent

{Photograph}: Heather Shuker
One among quite a lot of festivals kickstarting the season on the late Could financial institution vacation weekend, Alfresco brings an digital musical spectrum of acts to a small woodland in Paddock Wooden close to Tonbridge. This 12 months’s invoice consists of 2ManyDjs, Joey Negro and Erol Alkan, plus rising underground acts hosted by labels and clubbing manufacturers comparable to Sancho Panza. Different daytime leisure comes within the type of hip-hop karaoke, musical bingo and comedy, DJing, circus, arts and sports activities day enjoyable for youths and teenagers .• 23-27 Could, grownup £119.90, kids (5-17) £38.50, underneath 5s free, grownup day tickets from £38.50. Weekend tenting further, from £31.90 per tent,
Moovin, Higher Manchester

Skye Edwards from Morcheeba performs in live performance. {Photograph}: Angel Manzano/Redferns
In Etherow nation park close to Manchester, Moovin is a feel-good occasion influenced by the 1990s rave scene and based by Haçienda DJ Herbie Saccani and former Sankeys proprietor Paul Fletcher. Soul II Soul, Morcheeba and Massive Daddy Kane high the invoice, alongside rising DJs enjoying funk, soul, home and R&B. Efficiency areas embody the Barn, an open-sided cowshed full with hay bales to chill-out on (however minus the cows, who’ll be on vacation in close by fields), and the Balearic Sound System tent within the campsite. Capability is saved small, meals and cocktails ethically-sourced, and there’s wellness, circus and different inventive actions across the website.• 23-25 Aug, £104.50. Weekend tenting further, from £22pp,
Porthilly Spirit, Cornwall

This new competition includes out of doors enjoyable on the farm and the coast simply outdoors Rock and near the Camel estuary. The positioning has a surf faculty and provide SUP classes, boat journeys, yoga and different exercises on the seashore. There’s additionally a welcome supper of wood-fired paella on lengthy tables (included within the entry worth) and different feasts bookable prematurely. Tom Odell, Giles Peterson, Thriller Jets and Villagers are amongst these set to carry out to this point, plus a programme of fireplace talks, foodie workshops and youngsters’s actions, from kite making to household video games.• 24-26 Could, grownup £189, teenagers (13-17) £94.50, kids (5-12) £25.20, under-5s free, grownup day tickets from £47.25,
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