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The Dirty Dozen

Our guide to 12 of the barmy best from this year’s UK festivals. Get stuck in!

For us hedonistically inclined folk, nothing defines the British summer quite like festivals. Come thunderous rain or glorious shine, us Brits seem to have a half-mad obsession for trudging round the green fields of our land — off our chops and feverishly in search of new sounds, friends and experiences to blow our minds.

Be it boutique gatherings, sprawling mash-ups, hippy havens or colossal  commercial powerhouses, there’s something for all in the UK’s ever-crowded festival fields, so we’ve delved out into the lands to select our dirty dozen from this year’s offering. Get stuck in. 

Beach Break Live Beach Break Live   Bestival  Bestival
Big Chill Big Chill
  Creamfields Creamfields
Evolution Evolution   Glade Glade
Glastonbury Glastonbury   Global gathering Global Gathering
Kendal Kendal Calling
  Lovebox  Lovebox
SW4 SW4   Vintage Vinatge