What can I see?

image The UK hosts over 500 music festivals each year which are attended by millions of people. Here is a quick run down of some of the most popular and our favourites. Please note that we cannot guarantee tickets to these events as some may sell out and they can only be included as part of a Great British Trips UK Tour package.

Folk Festival

Cheltenham Folk Festival
Mid Feb, Entry around 60
A mid-winter festival presenting both national and local artists, many of whom perform, and are available to meet at one or many of the events taking place over the weekend.


Creamfields Cheshire
Late August, Entry around 100
The clubbing world's large scale outdoor event for 40,000 ravers returns in 2011 on August bank holiday Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, again at the Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire.

Great British Folk Festival

Great British Folk Festival, Skegness
Early Dec, Price around 70 each (based on 5 sharing)
This December folk acts will perform at the new Great British Folk Festival weekend, held at the Butlins resort in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival
End April, 10 - 35
Cheltenham Jazz Festival features big international names alongside the best of British talent, with up to 17,000 festival-goers attending a wide variety of performances across five days.

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Festival
End April, 10 - 35
Top rock and indie names, legendary acts, and rising stars, on a large main stage or the smaller tented stage in a relaxed festival atmosphere.

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival
Late August, 180
From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers 70,000 music fans a chance to see hot new acts, and local bands beside big established ones.

Tenby Blues Festival

Tenby Blues Festival
Early Nov, 5 - 15
Tenby Blues Festival features a host of local and international artists in concert plus a variety of workshops at venues all around the spectacular seaside town of Tenby, in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.


WOMAD Festival
Late July, 125
Bringing together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world on seven separate stage and workshop areas. WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance.

BBC Proms

Around UK
BBC Proms
Mid July - Sep, Price varies
The most famous international festival of classical music in the world. It all concludes with the famous last night of the proms on the final night.

Freeze Festival

Freeze Festival
End Oct, Around 40 per day
Battersea Power Station will be transformed into a real life ski resort with the London leg of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup, International Freestyle Ski Comp, and 2 live music stages.

Brighton Live

Brighton Live Festival
Early Oct, Free
Brighton Live is a celebration of live music, bringing together live music venues, promoters, labels, record shops, bands and the music industry to showcase live music of all genres for one week and all for FREE.