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Music Festivals in the UK have become more and more of a tradition for growing numbers of festival goers where you can experience your favourite bands and artists all at one venue. 

There is nothing like the unique atmosphere that you intake whether you are camping for the weekend or just going for the day. And this year you will be spoilt for choice with a huge range of rock, dance and pop music on offer throughout the year in the South East.

If sleeping conditions are not for you then don’t worry as there are several festivals offering ‘Glamping’ which is a more comfortable way of experiencing a festival or if you're looking to stay nearby, check out our accommodation listings.

Take a look at 2021 event highlights below as we will guide you through the best Music Festivals in South East England.

Top 5 Music Festivals in the South East

  • August 20 - 22nd 2021, Weyfest, Tilford, Surrey, GU10 2DL
  • August 27 - 29 2021, Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ (sold out)
  • August 27 - 29 2021, Victorious Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3AE
  • Sept 16 - 19th, Isle of Wight Festival, Seaclose, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EA
  • August 10 - 14 2022, Boomtown Fair, The Matterley Estate, Ovington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0HY

Guide to Music Festivals across the South East

The pandemic has met that a number of festivals have changed dates this year including the Isle of Wight Festival, which now takes place in September.  The event offers boutique camping, refreshing retreats with luxury toliets and loos, for those looking for a more upmarket festival experience. Headliners this year include Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol and Duran Duran. 

Arguably one of the most popular music festivals in the South East is Berkshire's Reading Festival (27 - 29 August 2021). Taking place on August Bank holiday weekend, the three day music event traditionally attracts some of the best rock bands in the world despite having more dance acts in recent years. Headliners for this year include Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone.  This year is now sold out.

If you're looking for something spritual then Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival is taking place at the start of August  (5- 8 August 2021) at Cornbury Park . Spread across four days the festival is ideal for nature lovers and not only does it have fantastic live music but offers contemporary arts, an array of theatre and craftsmanship.

Guildford's Weyfest (20 - 22 August 2021) is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in the Surrey grounds at the Rural Life Centre since 2017. At the you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars - all at reasonable prices. There are plenty of frequently cleaned toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful campsite with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from four stages.

Leeds Castle, Maidstone will once again hosting their classical outdoor concert on the 4th September 21 welcoming with the world-class Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Picnic style and seated tickets available. 

Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for something a bit more quirky then look no further than Boomtown Fair (10 - 14  August 2022), located near Winchester. Cancelled for 2021, tickets are now on sale for 2022.  This is the festival with a difference, mixing music with actors and characters that flood the streets, huge parades and pop up sound systems on every street corner.

Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival  (27 - 29 August 2021) certainly wins the prize for best value for money with tickets from just £45 and for 2021 payment plan options are available making it easier to budget to attend. Off site camping is available with a free shuttle bus to and from the site.  Headliners for this year include Madness, Rag'n'Bone Man, The Streets and more.The Farlington campsite has different zooms including a family friendly area, with ties it the festivals large Kids arena - shortlist  in the UK Festival Awards for Best Family Festival in 2015, 2016 & 2018.

Sussex

The Boundary Festival is a one day electronic music festival inside Brighton's Stanmer Park (25th September 21), curating a diverse lineup of house and bass music's finest names. 

South East England is home to numerous other events throughout the year from fringe festivals to food and drinks events and pilot festivals as we move out of Government restrictions.  Take a look and search by the dates you require to find out whats going on in the area.

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