Which UK music festival should you go to this summer?

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Still undecided about which festival to spend your hard-earned cash on this summer? Read on to find out which of the weekenders fits your needs, and click the links for more info.

I want to drink non-descript lager and jump around to indie anthems

titp crowd

Kasabian @ Glastonbury
Bombay Bicycle Club @ Reading and Leeds
The Killers @ V FestivalTennents Vital and Summer Sessions

I want to see a genuine legend

grace jones

Grace Jones @ Hop Farm Festival
Chic @ Bestival
Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ British Summer Time
Tom Jones @ Belladrum
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas @ Secret Garden Party
Robert Plant, Dolly Parton, Blondie @ Glastonbury

I want anything that’s approved by Pitchfork

M.I.A., The Horrors, Sub Focus @ Lovebox
Metronomy, Pixies, Warpaint @ Field Day
Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kurt Vile @ Green Man
Haim, Mogwai, Kelis, Future Islands @ Latitude

I want to forget my office job in a full-on moshpit


Queens of the Stone Age @ Belsonic and Reading and Leeds
Biffy Clyro @ T in the Park
Metallica @ Glastonbury
Black Sabbath @ British Summer Time
Anything @ Download Festival

I don’t want to be anywhere near a bloody tent


Tramlines in Sheffield
Wireless in London and Birmingham
Victorious in Portsmouth
Dot to Dot in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

I want hip-hop (even if Noel Gallagher doesn’t approve)


Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars @ Wireless Festival
OutKast @ Bestival
Public Enemy @ Stockton Weekender and Secret Garden Party
Dizzee Rascal @ WickermanVictorious and Y Not Festival
De La Soul @ Eden Festival

I want a big, no-nonsense stadium rock band

red hot chili peppers

Arctic Monkeys @ T in the Park
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon @ Isle of Wight Festival

I want to sit in a field and relax

hebridean celtic festival

Big Country @ Hebridean Celtic Festival
Sinead O’Connor, Newton Faulkner @ Cambridge Folk Festival

I want to pretend it’s 2004

The Libertines.

The Libertines @ British Summer Time
Interpol @ Glastonbury
The Cribs @ Truck Festival

I want to pretend it’s 1994


Fun Lovin’ Criminals @ Nozstock Festival
Massive Attack @ Glastonbury
Suede @ Isle of Wight Festival
Mark Morriss @ Oakwell Festival

I want to pretend it’s 1984


Boy George @ Isle of Wight Festival
Echo and the Bunnymen @ Hop Farm Festival
Billy Ocean @ Hop Farm Festival
Alison Moyet @ Isle of Wight Festival

I want EDM and I don’t care who knows it

Disclosure @ Glastonbury
Calvin Harris, Avicii and Deadmau5 @ Creamfields
Calvin Harris @ T in the Park
The Prodigy, David Guetta, Chase & Status @ Global Gathering

I want to discover something new

Young Fathers

BBC Introducing @ T in the ParkReading and Leeds
T Break @ T in the Park
Solus Tent @ Wickerman

I want to see some coloured sheep goddammit


Coloured sheep @ Latitude

So, which festival will you be going to then?

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Nick is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor, covering music, pop culture and comedy.

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