Here are some links to some UK music festivals. If you can recommend any music festivals, please reply below, giving a link.
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Music Festival Resources:
Tickets too expensive? “Work at Music Festivals UK” provides you with a constant stream of festival work opportunities, paid and volunteer. Posting work opportunities as they are released so that you don’t miss out!
This site has a good map of music festivals in the UK with links to each festival.
Comprehensive list of UK music festivals, listed under different music genres.
The Festival Calendar. Dates for UK festivals.
UK Festival Guides for all your festival and music needs. Festival Calendar, music videos, reviews, guides and galleries.
E Festivals. Quick links for Festivals around the world … Festivals and events are being added & updated all the time. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get your festival added.
Ents24 – “dedicated to bringing you the easiest way to find events and buy tickets no matter where you live or what you’re into. Live music, stand-up comedy, festivals, clubbing, theatre, family days out, or cinema”.
List of Arts Festivals in the UK. Not all are music focused. Compiled by the British Arts Festivals Association. Some of the dates have not been updated. For current festival dates and information, click on the festival of interest and then click on their website address.
The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech work for amateur festivals everywhere. Most of their festivals are competitive and the performers receive verbal and written educational feedback from a professional adjudicator in each classification of music, dance or speech. They have almost 300 amateur festivals affiliated to the Federation and a similar number of professional adjudicators (in all classes) and accompanists, listed in their Yearbook and website. Each year their festivals attract around 1 million performers, especially involving children and young people, reaching an audience of around 5 million worldwide.
The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.
The Association of Independent Festivals is a non-profit trade association created to represent UK independent music festivals. They have a good Directory of Suppliers for those thinking of putting on large scale events.
A Greener Festival is a not-for-profit company committed to helping music and arts events and festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices.
Julie’s Bicycle is a site that is concerned with the performing arts and their impact on the environment. It has a section on music and environmental responsibility. “Our global infrastructure – including music – is reliant on fossil fuels and other finite natural resources. It is critical that we revalue, reconfigure and rebalance what we do. The music industry can make a positive difference by transforming the way it does business”. Here’s how – guides for artists, producers, festivals, record labels, orchestras etc.
5 Common Festival Performer Mistakes from Ideas Tap.
Festival elves, pixies and the odd gnome ( trolls need not apply) This friendly Facebook page with over 2,000 members is primarily about joining up people for work at festivals – carpenters, transporters, stewards, bar work, promotion writers – anything that makes an event happen. Positions can be paid or voluntary. If you are putting on an event, it’s a good site to ask questions and find resources. The site has a Files Page that has UK contacts with CVs for everything you may need to make an event/festival happen.
A SAMPLE OF FESTIVALS:
Lyme Regis Jazz Festival A weekend (end of May) of Jazz , Blues and real ale.
Guitars on the Beach Lyme Regis. A one off event 7 Septemebr 2013. A record attempt to have Britain’s biggest band playing one song at the same time. At least 2,000 Guitarists expected on the beach at 5 p.m. to play Buddy Holly’s ‘Rave On’. Be part of it – register to take part online, or turn up and register on the day. Free to take part. Free to see.
Shindig Weekender A weekend of dancing, with great DJs and live performance based on GhettoFunk. A welcoming crowd. Last weekend of May.
Beautiful Days. Good local grass-roots festival. Mid August. Escot, Devon. Beautiful Days 2012 was shortlisted in the final 10 for Best Medium-Sized Festival, Best Family Festival, Grass Roots Festival Award and Best Toilets at the 2012 UK Festival Awards. Run by The Levellers. Twitter: bdsfestival
London Micro Festivals – 5 small festivals close to London recommended by the London Evening Standard.
The Great Escape. Europe’s leading festival for new music. Brighton. Mid May.
All Tomorrow’s Parties is an organisation based in London that has been promoting festivals, concerts and records throughout the world for over ten years. The festival line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists, resulting in unpredictable and exciting events which combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. Twitter: @atpfestival
Chase Park Music Festival. A Rock and Roll festival experience for people of all ages and abilities. Clients from Chase Park Neuro Centre help plan, promote and participate in the festival as part of their therapy and social programmes. Clients and staff worked along with professional bodies such UKs leading Music Development Agency Generator, the Art’s Council England and other 3rd sector partners to produce a high calibre event with a stellar line up of disabled artists and emerging north east talent. Twitter: @ChaseParkFest