The most mythical of the British festivals is Glastonbury. The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has been held since 1970 and artists such as The Who and Beyoncé have already appeared on its stages. But every six years this festival is suspended, taking a year off, as it happened in 2018, to give time to the land of the farm where it is located to recover.
In 2019 the festival takes place between June 26 and 30. In its last edition its 135,000 tickets were sold in half an hour, so if you want to attend, be foreseeable.
2. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival) is one of the longest held in the United Kingdom. Each year, at the beginning of August, more than a hundred concerts take place in various stages of this historic place, which attracts jazz fans from all over the world.
In addition, the Edinburgh Festival (Edimburgh International Festival) is organized throughout the month of August, having its origins in 1947, and fills the city with concerts, theater, recitals and operas.
3. Shambala Festival
For four days, also in August, the Shambala Festival, held for the whole family, is held annually in the Northamptonshire countryside. It gathers more than 200 musical performances in its 12 stages, a cabaret, talks, dance workshops, circus showsand theater. It stands out for its marked avant-garde and ecological character, and in 2018 it takes place between 23 and 26 August.
4. Wireless Festival
If you prefer hip hop and grime, your thing is the Wireless Festival, which takes place in Finsbury Park in the center of the country’s capital. In this way, you can combine the visit to London with the attendance to concerts in which British and American artists take part.
5. Reading Festival
Another of the most popular festivals held in the United Kingdom, and that has the characteristic of bringing together all kinds of musical styles, is the Reading Festival. It is organized every year at the end of August in the town of the same name. Its varied poster, which causes anyone to find a concert they want to attend, makes their tickets fly every year when they are put on sale. In this way, if you are going to go to Reading and do not want to miss the show, try to organize it with time.