Although almost everyone’s eyes are on Christmas, those of us who are organised will know that now is the time to be securing tickets to the best music festivals.
Although über festivals Coachella and Glastonbury sold out in minutes, there’s a huge number of fabulous alternatives across the UK which have some of the biggest UK and international acts attending as well as awesome non musical performances and activities to keep you entertained.
Here we take a look at six of the biggest music festivals for 2019, their acts, facilities, ticket prices and most importantly ticket availability. Enjoy!
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
When: 26th to 30thJune 2019
Ticket price: £248 + £5 booking fee
After a fallow year, Glastonbury is back and is set to be bigger than ever. Despite it only being December, excitement is already at fever pitch with rumours about potential acts circulating.
So far, Glastonbury has confirmed Stormzy will be headlining on Friday 28thJune 2019 with more huge acts to be announced.
Ticket availability – SOLD OUT – **Resale in April**
Fear not if you missed out during the original ticket sale last October. Festival lovers will get another chance to attend Glastonbury when tickets are resold in April 2019. The resale haul come from the 200,000 current ticket holders who fail to pay off the remainder of their balance by 7thApril 2019.
Those who have already registered will be automatically eligible, while new customers will need to grab a passport picture and get online here.Unlike the original release in October, there is no option to pay a deposit the second time around. The full ticket price of £248 will need to be paid there and then, along with a £5 booking fee.
The official Glasonbury Festival website is packed full of ticket, facility and performance information.
Isle Of Wight Festival
— Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) November 2, 2018
Where: Newport, Isle Of Wight
When: 13th to 16thJune 2019
Ticket prices: To be announced but weekend tickets are expected to cost around £200
Entering its 51styear, The Isle Of Wight Festival is the UK’s longest-running festival. Every year more than 90, 000 music fans are attracted to the island for a weekend of performances by rock, pop and indie stars, dance acts and much more.
The lineup is expected to be announced in early 2019. However, top acts from last year include Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode, Travis, The Killers, Rita Ora, Jessie J and The Script.
Ticket availability – Early Bird Tickets are sold out. General Tickets will be on sale soon.
Aside from music the festival also includes a diverse programme of comedy, activities, games, theatre and film. And for those who can spend a few more days holidaying, the Isle of Wight offers some of the best beaches and outdoor activities in the UK.
Head over to the Isle Of Wight Festival website for info on travel, tickets, facilities and acts.
Reading And Leeds Festival
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) November 29, 2018
Where: Little John’s Farm, Richfield Avenue Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds
When: 23rd to 25thAugust 2019
Ticket price: Weekend tickets cost £205 with a booking fee of £16.40 and day tickets cost from £69.50 with a booking fee of £7.
Attracting 90,000 visitors, Reading and Leeds Festival takes place simultaneously in two different locations – Reading and Leeds but share the same line up.
Foo Fighters, Batile, The 1975, Post Malone and 21 Pilots plus may other acts have already been confirmed. In addition to music, the Reading and Leeds Festival will be providing a line up of comedy and film screenings.
Ticket availability – Tickets are onsale now!
The Reading And Leeds Festival website is packed full of information on the line up, tickets, travel, accommodation and more.
RiZE (formerly V Festival)
It's been 2 weeks 😮💔 pic.twitter.com/JlSzW4oUSy
— RiZE Festival (@RiZEFestival) August 31, 2018
Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford
When: 16thto 17THAugust 2019
Ticket prices: Last year, day ticket prices started at £59.50 plus booking fee.
The RiZE Festival launched in 2018 and replaced the more commonly known V Festival after Virgin pulled its sponsorship. The line up includes acts from indie and pop to dance and urban.
The line up is not yet confirmed but last year’s acts included Liam Gallagher, James Bay, Stereophonics Manic Street Preachers, Circa Waves, Bastille, Craig David and Years & Years.
Ticket availability – On sale in spring 2019
Last year tickets went on sale at the end of March so you’ve plenty of time to let your bank recover from the Christmas hammering.
The RiZE website is still showing information for the 2018 festival but we expect it to be updated in the New Year. Until then, you can still browse to get an idea about tickets, travel, key info, camping etc…
Who's on your Wireless 2019 wish list? 🤔🙏 pic.twitter.com/DHDuhE1vAr
— Wireless Festival (@WirelessFest) July 30, 2018
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: 5thto 7thJuly 2019
Ticket Prices: Day tickets from £57.50 + booking fee
The 2019 is still to be confirmed but last year’s acts included Stormzy, DJ Khaled, J Cole, Post Malone and Rick Ross.
Ticket Availability – On Sale Now – Bag them while you can.
Wireless is the UKs biggest urban festival taking place over three days in early summer. Camping is not available at this festival, but instead you can purchase day tickets and there’s a wide range of accommodation options across the capital.
Head over to the Wireless Festival website for all the latest information on tickets, acts, and event information.
— Creamfields (@Creamfields) November 30, 2018
When: 22nd to 25th August 2019
Ticket prices: There’s a large range of options from standard day tickets that cost £85 plus a booking fee to four day camping tickets that start at £265 + booking fees.
If dance music is your more vibe, then Creamfields is the festival to head to. Widely regarded as the UK’s best summer dance festival, it attracts tens of thousand of visitors each year. And in addition to dance music, Creamfields boast spectactular light shows and pyrotechnics.
Swedish House Mafia has been announced as the first headliner for 2019s festival with more announcements on the way.
Last year’s highlights included The Chainsmokers, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Idris Elba, Diplo, Above and Beyond and Fatboy Slim.
Ticket Availability – on sale now
Head over to the Creamfields website.