UK's 2024 Music Festivals: June's Full Guide

UK's 2024 Music Festivals: June's Full Guide

As festival season approaches, music lovers across the UK eagerly anticipate the array of festivals that grace the calendar. June, in particular, marks the beginning of a season filled with vibrant performances, eclectic line-ups, and unforgettable experiences. Let's take a closer look at some of the exciting festivals happening in the UK during this lively month.

Mighty Hoopla

When: June 1-2

Where: Brockwell Park, London

Kicking off the festivities is Mighty Hoopla, a celebration of music and culture set against the backdrop of Brockwell Park in London. With an impressive line-up featuring artists like Nelly Furtado, Kim Petras, and Jessie Ware, attendees can expect a weekend filled with pop anthems, infectious beats, and unbridled energy. From nostalgic throwbacks to chart-topping hits, Mighty Hoopla promises something for everyone.

AVA Festival

When: June 2-3

Where: Titanic Slipways, Belfast

Heading over to Belfast, AVA Festival offers a unique blend of electronic music, innovative performances, and immersive art installations. Set against the historic Titanic Slipways, this event showcases both established acts and emerging talents within the electronic music scene. With artists like Bicep and Chroma gracing the stage, AVA Festival promises an unforgettable weekend of sonic exploration and creative expression.


When: June 8-9

Where: Heaton Park, Manchester

For those in search of an electrifying urban festival experience, Parklife in Manchester is the place to be. Boasting an impressive line-up featuring Doja Cat, Disclosure, and J Hus, this event transforms Heaton Park into a bustling playground of music, art, and culture. From hip-hop and electronic to indie and beyond, Parklife caters to diverse tastes and celebrates the vibrant spirit of the city.

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

When: June 12-16

Where: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Experience the magic of live music amidst the stunning backdrop of Blenheim Palace at Nocturne Live. With performances by iconic artists like Sugababes and Chaka Khan, this event offers a truly unforgettable concert experience. Whether you're a fan of soulful ballads or infectious grooves, Nocturne Live promises an enchanting evening under the stars.

Chaka Khan's Meltdown

When: June 14-23

Where: London’s Southbank Centre

Celebrating the legendary Chaka Khan, Meltdown at London's Southbank Centre brings together a diverse line-up of artists spanning various genres and styles. From soulful melodies to electrifying performances, this event pays homage to one of music's most influential figures. With performances by Chaka Khan herself alongside talented collaborators, Meltdown promises a week of soul-stirring music and unforgettable moments.

Download Festival

When: June 14-16

Where: Donington Park, Leicestershire

Rock out at Download Festival, the ultimate destination for fans of hard rock and heavy metal. With headliners like Queens of the Stone Age and Limp Bizkit, this event offers a thrilling line-up of adrenaline-pumping performances and epic guitar solos. Whether you're a seasoned rocker or a newcomer to the scene, Download Festival delivers an unforgettable weekend of headbanging fun.

Isle of Wight Festival

When: June 20-23

Where: Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight

Escape to the picturesque Isle of Wight for a weekend of music, camping, and seaside vibes at the Isle of Wight Festival. Featuring a diverse line-up including The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, and Green Day, this event offers something for music fans of all ages. With stunning views and a laid-back atmosphere, Isle of Wight Festival is the perfect destination for a summer getaway filled with great music and good vibes.


When: June 26-30

Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

Rounding off the month is the iconic Glastonbury Festival, a legendary gathering of music, arts, and culture unlike any other. Although tickets are now sold out, the line-up featuring Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and Shania Twain promises an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to attend. From legendary performances on the Pyramid Stage to hidden gems in the festival's myriad of venues, Glastonbury is the highlight of the summer festival season in the UK.

From vibrant urban gatherings to scenic countryside retreats, these events offer a diverse range of experiences for festival-goers of all tastes and preferences. Whether you're dancing in the fields of Glastonbury or rocking out at Download Festival, one thing is for certain – June is a month to celebrate the power of music, community, and shared experiences. Look out for part 3, coming soon!

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