Summer Music Festivals 2019: your essential guide to this summer’s top UK festivals
Grab your wellies and make the most of the British summer, whatever the weather, by nabbing a ticket to one of these top festivals. Whether you are a heavy metal fan, a lover of pop music, or a dance music enthusiast, there will be something this summer to suit all tastes. Read on for our guide to the best Summer Festivals 2019:
Glastonbury Festival, 26-30 June 2019
Arguably the most famous of all the UK summer music festivals, Glastonbury is returning this year after a break in 2018 for the land at Worthy Farm to recover. With 135,000 people expected to attend, this festival is a big event in the music festival calendar. In 2019, headline acts are expected to include Stormzy, The Killers, The Cure, and Kylie Minogue.
There is on-site parking available at Glastonbury Festival, but this needs to be pre-booked and gets very busy. In previous years people have queued for hours to get in and out of the car parks. Beat the crowds and book a space with YourParkingSpace instead. There are plenty of shuttle buses between the festival and nearby towns and train stations.
Latitude Festival, 18-21 July 2019
With acts this year including George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Lana Del Ray, the Latitude Festival has plenty to offer. Held in the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk, in addition to the seven music stages, the festival also offers comedy, theatre, dance, family friendly areas, and pamper sessions.
Car parking is included in the price of your ticket to Latitude Festival. But with such a large number of people all looking to park at the same time, it is likely that there will be queues. That is where YourParkingSpace can help you out. With the festival site only a few miles from a number of nearby villages and dedicated shuttle buses being run to and from the festival, you could book a convenient parking space in advance and be sure that it would be waiting for you when you arrive.
Camp Bestival, 26-29 July 2019
Camp Bestival is held annually at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. With a capacity for 30,000 festival goers, Camp Bestival is especially aimed at families with small children. Although there was news that Camp Bestival went into administration in 2018, never fear. In 2019, a festival at the same site, with the same name, and on the equivalent weekend, has been announced. This is to be curated by Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank and his wife Josie.
Located in the heart of Dorset, Lulworth Castle is easily accessible. Car parking is available and costs between £20 to £25 per car, depending on whether you have booked in advance. The Big Green Coach will be doing the rounds from major cities. Find cheap parking near these bus stops here.
Wilderness Festival, 1-4 August 2019
The Wilderness Festival takes place at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. Headline acts on the main stage include Bombay Bicycle Club, Tom Odell, and Groove Armada. With a focus on wellbeing, the Wilderness Festival offers a Lakeside Spa, Dynamic Yoga, and Relaxing Massage. It is also a family friendly festival, with the Greencrafts Village being a particular highlight. Ever fancied leaning wood carving, black smithing, or how to weave willow? Then this is the place for you.
You need to book a parking pass in advance to park onsite at the Wilderness Festival. Getting to Wilderness is simple. There’s on-site parking available, but you can also get the festival bus from National Express, which leaves from various locations including London. Find cheap hourly London parking here.
Boomtown, 7-12 August 2019
Boomtown is an alternative, drum and bass, and electronic music festival. It is held in Winchester each year and is a fully immersive festival experience. The festival site is transformed into an entire town, complete with different districts each with something different to offer. The town hosts music from a multitude of genres, from reggae, ska and funk to garage, grime and jungle.
The deadline for purchasing parking passes for Boomtown online has now passed. It is still possible to purchase a car pass on the gate, but this is fairly pricey at £40 and you are not guaranteed a space. Book a parking space in Winchester to ensure that you can cruise straight into a convenient and affordable space close to the festival site. Arrive relaxed and ready to have fun, without any parking worries.
Green Man Festival, 15-18 August 2019
As the largest music festival ever held in Wales, the Green Man Festival takes an ethical non-corporate approach. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons, festival goers can enjoy headliners such as Four Tet, Father John Misty, and Eels.
Car parking is available with two car parks on the festival site. You can purchase a car park ticket in advance for £10 or on the day for £15. Coaches are available through National Express from major cities throughout the UK, and you can book a parking space near these coach stops via YourParkingSpace.
Creamfields, 22-25 August 2019
Creamfields is the UK’s biggest dance music festival. The biggest artists from house, EDM, techno, drum and bass, trance, and grime converge on the festival site in Daresbury this summer for an event to remember. Iconic dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia are welcomed to Creamfields this year for what will be their only UK show of the year. Other headliners include dance music giant deadmau5 and Cirez D and Adam Beyer.
It is possible to book parking in advance when you buy your ticket, but if you have not done so, you can still pay for parking on the day. It just works out to be a bit more expensive. YourParkingSpace offers convenient, cheap parking spaces in villages around the festival site. Booking in advance with YourParkingSpace could help save you money for festival essentials and tempting treats instead.
Reading Festival, 23-25 August 2019
Reading Festival offers a fantastic selection of bands for music lovers, including rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal. Held simultaneously with the Leeds Festival, there are plenty of camping options available for festival goers. These include luxurious choices such as Pink Moon Camping, which offers roomy tents and spacious tipis. Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots, and Post Malone are just some of the headline acts playing at Reading Festival this summer.
There are two public car parks available at Reading Festival. Parking is sure to be in high demand. With YourParkingSpace, you can avoid the queues and secure a convenient parking spot in advance for a brilliant price that won’t break the budget. A shuttle bus is available from Reading station. Find cheap parking in Reading here.
Leeds Festival, 23-25 August 2019
Held at Bramham Park, Leeds Festival is run simultaneously with Reading Festival. The same headliners play at both festivals so you can look forward to seeing the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Post Malone, and Foo Fighters performing at the event.
Parking is included in the price of all tickets for the Leeds Festival. There is a one-way system in place and some road closures in nearby villages for the duration of the festival. There is strictly no pedestrian access to the festival so people are encouraged not to arrange to be dropped off at road closure points. However, there is a shuttle bus running to and from the festival from Leeds train station and the Seacroft Green shopping centre. Check out YourParkingSpace for affordable and hassle-free car parking near one of these points. Cruise straight into your parking spot and hop on the shuttle bus to take you right to the festival site.
Fusion, 31 August-1 September 2019
The Fusion Festival has been running since 2013. It was originally held in Birmingham but moved to Liverpool in 2016. With fun pop music vibes, the festival has a star-studded line up each year. In 2019, headliners include Little Mix, Dizzee Rascal, Rudimental, John Newman, and Clean Bandit. Fusion has also announced a special headline show by Kings of Leon to be held on the festival site in Sefton Park on 30 August 2019.
Car parking will be available, but the car park locations have yet to be released. You can book advance parking tickets online or at the gate. For stress-free parking, book parking in Liverpool in advance to make sure that you have a top parking spot waiting for you when you arrive.
Our fab guide provides an overview of some of the biggest and best summer festivals taking place in the UK this summer. But this is just a taster of the many events that are happening around the country. Finding secure, convenient and affordable parking for your festival experience needn’t be a concern. YourParkingSpace provides a quick and simple online platform for booking a parking space in advance. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can book parking at a time that is convenient for you.
Do you own an empty parking space near to the site of summer festival? Have you considered registering your parking space, driveway or lock-up garage with YourParkingSpace? It takes moments to register and is free to list. Parking around festival sites is in high demand during festival time, with visitors coming from all over. You could earn an easy extra income with YourParkingSpace.