festivals in the UK An eclectic and growing list of small, alternative and boutique festivals in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. While a few music festivals are included we tend to include more participatory events. Know a great event that isn’t listed? Let us know!  

Festivals in 2022



April

Space to Emerge

29 April-2 May 2022 | Lake District, England

A family-friendly event with a variety of more than 20 different workshops (including some for children), opportunities for one to one healing sessions, evening entertainment with music and dancing, a ...

May

Shindig Festival

26-29 May 2022 | Dillington Estate, England

Shindig Festival is a mash up of a gig, a house party, a circus show, comedy night, a wellbeing retreat and a kid’s party. No main stages, just an arrangement of stretch marquees, so you can be in a ...

Sea Change Festival

27-29 May 2022 | Totnes, England

Sea Change Festival is a festival of high times in Totnes and Dartington, England. Hosted by the Drift Record Shop, the event celebrates music, art, culture each year. The festival organisers say:  ...

To be confirmed: Small World Festival

31-31 May 2022 | Kent, England

Small World Festival is a biannual festival that takes place in the spring and summer. The five-day event helps raise awareness of sustainable living and celebrates creative spirit; powered entirely b ...

To be confirmed: Small World Solar Stage

31-31 May 2022 | Kent, England

The Small World Solar Stage  is the perfect festival if you are into sustainability, education, low impact alternatives. A live, Solar Powered stage and cafe where shows range from the healing to th ...

June

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Fire in the Mountain Festival

1-6 June 2022 | Wales

Fire in the Mountain Festival is something homegrown and non-commercial set ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay.’ Lo ...

Gaia Tribe Summer Camp

1-5 June 2022 | North Yorkshire, England

The Gaia Tribe Summer Camp is an annual event held by The Gaia Tribe. Voted the UK’s friendliest family festival, the five-day event combines the vitality of live music and dance with relaxation, gr ...

Something To Smile About Festival

2-4 June 2022 | Lincolnshire, England

Something To Smile About Festival is a festival for all! The annual family friendly grass roots music festival features a variety of free workshops combined with amazing local and international bands ...

To be confirmed: How The Light Gets In Festival

2-5 June 2022 | London, England

How The Light Gets In is the largest philosophy and music festival in the world. Hosted by the Institute of Art and Ideas, the bi-annual event combines the world’s leading thinkers with Nobel Prize ...

Eden Festival

9-12 June 2022 | St Ann's, Scotland

When a festival features areas with names like Vishnu Lounge, The Lost Disco and The Melodrome Theatre, you know it’s going to be one of the most interesting events to go to. The festival organi ...

Gottwood Festival

9-9 June 2022 | Wales

Gottwood  takes place on the Northern tip of Wales nestled between rolling hills and the Irish sea, the small close-knit festival have built an intimate family feel since their first edition back in ...

The Beacon Festival

17-18 June 2022 | Watlington, Oxfordshire, England

The Beacon Festival is a not-for-profit family friendly Music festival in Oxfordshire (Watlington). The organisers say: “We are a festival that celebrates real ale, music, workshops and plenty ...

Pagan Tribal Gathering

23-26 June 2022 | Warwickshire, England

The Pagan Tribal Gathering is a chilled out camping event, family and pet friendly with a spiritual theme leaning towards paganism. There will be speakers on various esoteric topics, workshops on ever ...

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Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK

29 June-4 July 2022 | Wiltshire, England

Where Community Matters as much as the Dance Contact Improvisation inspired gathering All sorts of amazing dance workshops (not just contact) Variety of creative, somatic and sound-based experiences S ...

Barn On The Farm Festival

30 June-3 July 2022 | Gloucester, England

Barn On The Farm is an annual four-day festival hosted at Over Farm, just outside Gloucester, England. The multi award-winning event aims to ‘Bring New Music Closer’, creating a unique and intimat ...

To be confirmed: Anthropos Festival

30-30 June 2022 | near London, England

The Anthropos Festival offers you stunning visual art, diverse electronic beats and live acts. Workshops, lectures, discussions, healing area, welfare, live painting, artistic involvement,spa & s ...

To be confirmed: Galway Juggling Convention

30-30 June 2022 | Galway, Ireland

The Galway Juggling Convention is an annual celebration of juggling by the National University of Ireland. The three-day event features a variety of juggling workshops, games, a gala show and more. Th ...

To be confirmed: Know Your Roots Tribal Gathering-To Be Announced

30-30 June 2022 | Romford, England

A beautiful family weekend set in a majestic wild flower meadow, surrounded by forests, mother nature & the natural mystic that flows on through the air. The retreat organisers say: “The wee ...

July

Kelburn Garden Party

1-4 July 2022 | Glasgow, Scotland

Kelburn Garden Party is an annual, independent music and arts festival in the heart of Scotland. The festival takes place in a unique, 13th century painted castle and has been dubbed Scotland’s most ...

Timber Festival

1-3 July 2022 | Swadlincote, England

Timber Festival is the international forest festival celebrating woodland culture. The annual celebration features a weekend of debate, celebration and reflection in the Feanedock National Forest. The ...

Noisily Festival in England

Noisily Festival

7-10 July 2022 | Leicestershire, UK

Noisily Festival is an event that celebrates coming together and community and it looks beautiful. It’s a platform for arts, music and creativity.  The festival organisers say: ‘Noisily ...

Also Festival

8-10 July 2022 | Warwickshire, England

Also Festival is a Music festival set over three transformative days, taking a look through the crucial ideas of our time, gazing on the natural world and into the internal world, to consider why we ...

Brainchild Festival

8-10 July 2022 | East Sussex, England

Brainchild Festival is a three day festival celebrating creativity, bold ideas & DIY spirit at a peer-to-peer level. The festival organisers say: “We connect and stitch together the collect ...

Buddhafield Festival

13-17 July 2022 | Somerset, England

Buddhafield Festival is an annual celebration of community and connection with the land. The festival welcomes more than 4000 visitors each year for a weekend of song, dance, arts and crafts, yoga and ...

Beat-Herder Festival

14-17 July 2022 | Lancashire, England

Beat-Herder Festival is an annual celebration of beats and barminess. Creating unforgettable memories since 2006, the three-day event welcomes thousands of visitors each summer and showcases everythin ...

Stainsby Festival

15-17 July 2022 | Chesterfield, England

Stainsby Festival is an annual, non-for-profit event in the heart of Chesterfield, England. The event has everything from folk and world music to craft stalls, children’s entertainment, workshops, t ...

Tropical Pressure Festival

15-17 July 2022 | Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan

A small, vibe filled, family friendly festival, that celebrates the music, dance and food of 3 Tropical continents. The organisers say: “Tropical Pressure takes place at Mount Pleasant Eco Park; a ...

Nozstock The Hidden Valley

21-24 July 2022 | Herefordshire, England

Nozstock The Hidden Valley is an annual, four-day music and arts festival in the rolling hills of Herefordshire, England. The festival brings together visitors of all ages from little ones to seasoned ...

Sun & Moon Festival

26 July-2 August 2022 | Surrey, England

Sun & Moon Festival is an annual celebration of light and love. The gathering brings together kindred spirits, old friends and new friends for a week-long celebration of wellness and wellbeing. #S ...

Camp Bestival

28-31 July 2022 | Dorset, England

Camp Bestival is an annual, ‘awe inspiring’ and multi award winning summer festival in the heart of Dorset, England. The family friendly event features a wide variety of local and international mu ...

World Yoga Festival

28-31 July 2022 | Reading, England

The World Yoga Festival is an annual celebration of traditional yoga in the UK. The event welcomes more than 1500 people from over 40 nations to a weekend of classes, workshops, concerts and more. The ...

Bimble Bandada

29-31 July 2022 | Dorset, England

If you are into an eco-friendly lifestyle and enjoy music and nature then Bimble Bandada is your festival.The 2020 festival will again be 100% solar powered, and on a new magical site in Dorset (nr Bo ...

Dance Camp East

29 July-2 August 2022 | Suffolk, England

Dance Camp East is a camping holiday with a difference! The annual family-friendly event welcomes hundreds of visitors each year to celebrate music, dance and community in the heart of East Anglia. A ...

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Farm Fest

29-30 July 2022 | Somerset, UK

A down to earth, affordable but overall fun festival happening at Gilcombe Farm, in the heart of Somerset, on 24 & 25th July 2020. It started as a party for friends and has stayed that way 15 year ...

To be confirmed: Glas-Denbury Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Devon, England

For the perfect family weekend out, Devon’s ‘Festival Of The Year’ showcases the best of creativity, food, music and entertainment in in the South West. Enjoy more than 6 stages of l ...

To be confirmed: Neverworld Music Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Kent, England

Neverworld Music Festival is an award-winning boutique music festival in the heart of Kent, England. The annual event features a wide variety of local and international artists ranging from local tale ...

To be confirmed: The World Music Workshop Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Suffolk, England

The World Music Workshop Festival is an annual education-based festival celebrating the power of the drum. The event welcomes a diverse lineup of artists from all over the world, combined with global ...

To be confirmed: Wonder Fields Festival

31-31 July 2022 | Devon, England

Wonder Fields Festival is a little slice of #HeaveninDevon. The annual event features a diverse lineup of musical talent, as well as outdoor activities, workshops and talks and even paddle board yoga! ...

August

Green Gathering

4-7 August 2022 | Wales

The Green Gathering is the perfect festival if you are into sustainability, education, low impact alternatives. It prouds itself to be the greenest gathering in the United Kingdom. Here you’ll f ...

Wilderness Festival

4-7 August 2022 | Oxfordshire, England

Wilderness Festival is an award-winning celebration of music, food and arts. The annual event features a unique lineup of musical talent, theatre and arts, talks, debates, outdoor activities and more. ...

The Spirit Of Awen Camp

5-14 August 2022 | Gloucestershire, England

The Spirit Of Awen Camp is an annual Pagan gathering of celebration, rituals, workshops, laughter, inspiration and more. Embrace the spirit of the bear and call for a new awakening at The Spirit Of Aw ...

Rumble Festival

11-15 August 2022 | Chesham, England

Rumble Festival is a wild weekend of sound inspired movement and dance in the heart of England. The annual event features plenty of opportunities to dance and explore with a variety of teachers, works ...

Barefoot Festival

12-15 August 2022 | Leicestershire, England

A magical weekend waits you in the beautiful British countryside. The award winning Barefoot Festival features something for the whole family to enjoy, from arts and crafts to chilled out workshops, l ...

One Love Festival

12-14 August 2022 | The Hop Farm, Kent

One Love Festival is currently the UK’s longest continuously running specialist reggae music festival. It was created in 2008 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s famous 1978 Peace ...

Green Man Festival

18-21 August 2022 | Matterley Estate, Winchester

Come an enjoy of an award winning independent music festival which promotes the best emerging artists to shout loudly their talent. What the organizers say: “Tumble through ten wild lands of laughs, ...

Northern Green Gathering

18-21 August 2022 | Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales, England

Northern Green Gathering is a Family Friendly celebration of life where Power is sourced from Wind, Solar and Human (on Bikes) power. The retreat organisers say: “Nature is the key to the Gathe ...

Another Love Story

19-21 August 2022 | Meath, Ireland

Another Love Story is an annual celebration of music, art, conversation, food and more; nestled amongst Killyon Manor. The unique 18th century home hosts hundreds of visitors, as well as a range of mu ...

Alfresco Festival

25-29 August 2022 | Kent, England

Alfresco Festival is an annual award-winning underground music festival. The three-day event has grown to become one of the best electronic music festivals in the UK and features the world’s best DJ ...

Lost Village

25-28 August 2022 | Lancashire, UK

To find yourself, first you have to get lost. At Lost Village Festival you get lost in a forest and find yourself in a 3 day event that includes music, global food, art, comedy and talks, discover mag ...

Shambala Festival

25-28 August 2022 | Northamptonshire, England

Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages ...

Between the Trees Festival

26-28 August 2022 | Candleston Castle Campsite, South Wales

A contemporary folk festival for all ages, set deep in a Welsh woodland by the sea. Between The Trees is a magical place to encounter nature, create art, learn new skills, listen to spoken word and di ...

Camp Wildfire

26-29 August 2022 | Kent, England

Camp Wildfire is an annual summer camp for adults. Offering a wild weekend of life-affirming inspiration, Camp Wildfire is filled with wild adventures and even wilder parties! The festival organisers ...

Exhale Festival

26-29 August 2022 | West Sussex, England

Exhale Festival is an independent wellness festival in the heart of West Sussex. The annual event takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and features a weekend of fun, yoga, music, food and ...

Into The Wild

26-28 August 2022 | Sussex, England

Into The Wild Gathering opens the heart and spirit to the beauty of life. This weekend in the Sussex countryside will leave you feeling healthier, more connected and joyful than ever before. The festi ...

To be confirmed: Northern Gathering

31-31 August 2022 | Oxford Island, Northern Ireland

The All Ireland Permaculture Gathering, also known as Northern Gathering, is an annual, self-organising event that focuses on building a better world. The event features a variety of workshops, skill ...

To be confirmed: Soul Circus Yoga Festival

31-31 August 2022 | Elmore, England

The Soul Circus Yoga Festival is the UK’s most exciting yoga and wellness festival. The annual event celebrates movement, music and food with world-renowned teachers, speakers, musicians and more. T ...

To be confirmed: Tribal Earth Summer Festival

31-31 August 2022 | Laughton, Near Lewes East Sussex

Tribal Earth is a festival that has been running for over 20 years. This 4-day family friendly camping festival is packed with all the things you would find at bigger events but for just 500 people. I ...

September

Off The Tracks

2-4 September 2022 | Castle Donington, UK

A 32-year-old festival that invites you to leave the city stress behind and enjoy of shiatsu, tai-chi and meditation. It offers independent music for your curious ears and also this is a highly kids f ...

Equinox Festival

16-18 September 2022 | Chalk Farm, Lincolnshire

Equinox Festival is a gathering of the tribes. Performance, art, interaction and education for all. Set inside a hill, in the breathtaking Lincolnshire Wolds. Six stages representing all musical taste ...

To be confirmed: Field Maneuvers

30-30 September 2022 | London

If you are into house and techno, this is the festival to go to! With a capacity for only 800 people, this is a small and friendly way to get off your face to repetitive beats.     What the ...

November

To be confirmed: AlgoMech Festival

30-30 November 2022 | Sheffield, England

AlgoMech is the annual festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement in Sheffield, England. The event features more than 35 artists across a weekend filled with performances, talks, workshops and mo ...

To be confirmed: Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering

30-30 November 2022 | Perthshire, Scotland

The Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering is an annual event that celebrates radical health and herbalism. The three-day event features a variety of workshops, skill shares, discussions and more. The fest ...

To be confirmed: Sheffield Digital Festival

30-30 November 2022 | Sheffield, England

Sheffield Digital Festival is an annual event celebrating all things creative and digital. The Festival features a wide variety of events, demos, expos, meetups, hangouts and more. The festival organi ...

December

To be confirmed: Body & Soul

31-31 December 2022 | Westmeath, Ireland

Body & Soul is an annual gathering celebrating art, music, performance and creative expression in Westmeath, Ireland. The award-winning festival aims to heighten awareness of human-environment con ...