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 2024



May

Space to Emerge

3-6 May 2024 | 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 ...

Spirit Of The Marsh

7-10 May 2024 | Lincolnshire, England

Celebrate Beltane in the Lincolnshire countryside at Spirit of the Marsh. Enjoy live music, workshops, spiritual ceremonies, meditations and more at this traditional celebration. The festival organis ...

Burning Nest

20-27 May 2024 | Exeter, England

Burning Nest is an event inspired by Burning Man, its culture, community and principles. the festival organisers say: “Nest is a non-profit organisation that runs solely on the energy and enthus ...

Shindig Festival

23-26 May 2024 | 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 ...

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Elderflower Fields Family Festival

24-27 May 2024 | Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Looking for a family festival? Elderflower Fields might be for you! The festival organisers say: ‘Elderflower Fields is a small, safe and friendly family festival, designed especially for those ...

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Fire in the Mountain Festival

30 May-3 June 2024 | 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 ...

Conscious Camp To Be Confirmed

31-31 May 2024 | North Wales, near Llangollen

The connections, the workshops, the music, the river, and all the other people here make Conscious Camp one of Wales’s favorite small gatherings.  The festival organizers say: “This is an intoxic ...

Hemp Redemption To Be Confirmed

31-31 May 2024 | Chilton Polden, England

Hemp Redemption Spring Festival is an event that welcomes you to enjoy a family-friendly weekend with live music, art, and hemp education on the grounds of a stunning vegan castle.  The festival orga ...

Sea Change Festival to be confirmed

31-31 May 2024 | 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:  ...

June

Eden Festival

13-16 June 2024 | 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

13-16 June 2024 | 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

21-22 June 2024 | 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

27-30 June 2024 | 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 UKto be confirmed

30-30 June 2024 | 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 ...

To be confirmed: Body & Soul

30-30 June 2024 | 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 ...

July

Barn On The Farm Festival

4-7 July 2024 | 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 ...

Kelburn Garden Party

4-8 July 2024 | 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

5-7 July 2024 | 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 ...

Earthsong's Harvest Camp

6-14 July 2024 | Tipperary, Ireland

Earthsong’s Harvest Moon Camp is a 9 day retreat in a private, natural setting, working with beautiful music and teachings from around the world. the festival organisers say: “It is space ...

Noisily Festival in England

Noisily Festival

11-14 July 2024 | 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

12-14 July 2024 | 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 ...

Tropical Pressure Festival

12-14 July 2024 | 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 ...

Buddhafield Festival

17-21 July 2024 | 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

18-21 July 2024 | 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 ...

Nozstock The Hidden Valley

18-21 July 2024 | 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 ...

Burning Woman Festival

19-21 July 2024 | Belvoir Castle, England

Burning Woman Festival is a festival run by women and for women. It is a beautiful heart space for women to relax, rejuvenate, celebrate, connect, flourish, transform, and take time for themselves. Th ...

Stainsby Festival

19-21 July 2024 | 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 ...

Dance Camp East

20-28 July 2024 | 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. ht ...

Camp Bestival

25-28 July 2024 | 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 ...

Bimble Bandada

26-28 July 2024 | 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 ...

August

Green Gathering

1-4 August 2024 | 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 ...

Rumble Festival

1-5 August 2024 | 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 ...

Wilderness Festival

1-4 August 2024 | 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. ...

World Yoga Festival

1-4 August 2024 | 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 ...

Barefoot Festival

12-15 August 2024 | 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 ...

Medicine Festival

14-19 August 2024 | Berkshire, England

Medicine is a registered Community Interest Company (C.I.C). All profits from this event will go to help empower indigenous peoples to preserve and protect their land, traditions, and wisdom. The fest ...

Green Man Festival

15-18 August 2024 | 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

15-18 August 2024 | 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 ...

Just So Festival

16-18 August 2024 | Cheshire, England

The thing that makes Just So Festival truly magical and memorable is you, the visitors, intrepid festival explorers. The organizers invite you all to bring your skills, talents, and ideas to the curio ...

Between the Trees Festival

22-25 August 2024 | 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 ...

Lost Village

22-25 August 2024 | 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

22-25 August 2024 | 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 ...

Another Love Story

23-25 August 2024 | 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 ...

Camp Wildfire

23-26 August 2024 | 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 ...

Off The Tracks

30 August-1 September 2024 | 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 ...

All About Love Festival To Be Confirmed

31-31 August 2024 | Huntington, England

All About Love is a music and medicine festival dedicated to the UK and European tribes. A celebration of the advancements to come in these fields.  The festival organizers say: “Personal relations ...

Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK To Be Confirmed

31-31 August 2024 | Wiltshire, England

A great opportunity to discover the magic of contact improv!  The contact improv camp organisers say: ‘Many of us have this innate desire to dance and be together, especially at this time whe ...

Spiritual Realms Festival To be confirmed

31-31 August 2024 | Bedford, England

Spiritual Realms Festival aims to cover every aspect of spirituality and spiritual growth. Providing a space for you to build your confidence and sense of trust in yourself. And simultaneously encoura ...

The Spirit Of Awen Camp to be confirmed

31-31 August 2024 | 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 ...

September

LoveJam Campout

5-5 September 2024 | Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

The LoveJam Campout community describes themselves as a nationwide family on a mission to inspire creativity, sobriety & positive transformation for people, community & planet. This festival i ...

Equinox Festival

19-23 September 2024 | 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 ...