Top EDM stars to kickstart UK festivals this summer

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The U. K’s festival scene is expected to make a spectacular return this summer.

Young festival goers are excited for a summer of music, mosh pits and boozy nights with no restrictions.

The festival experience has been substantially disrupted in recent years due to the discovery of new strains of the covid 19 virus, which has resulted in restrictions being loosened and then reimposed.

As limitations are lifted and life returns to normalcy, some of the largest events have confirmed their schedules.

Glastonbury, the largest of them all, has been confirmed to take place in 2022. Glastonbury festival tickets sold out in just over 20 minutes, and hundreds of angry social media followers took to Twitter.

The upcoming summer is shaping up to be an extravaganza, so here’s a list of some of the biggest festivals, how to get there, costs, and top performers to help you prepare ahead.

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WHEN? This event will take place on the 22nd of June and it will end 27th June.

WHERE? Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset.

TICKETS? Tickets are currently sold out but keep an eye out as tickets may return in a resale at a later date. Register on Registering here does not guarantee you a ticket.

WHO’S PREFORMING? Kendrick Lamar, Sam Fender, Oliva Rodrigo, Wolf Alice, Billie Eillsh, Little Simz, Doja Cat.

HOW TO GET THERE? Quickest route is from Paddington for a duration of 1h and 58 minutes. Average prices costing from £72 to £91.


WHEN? 2-4 JUNE 2022

WHERE? This event will take place in Hylands park, Chelmsford.

TICKETS? Tickets are currently available on Ticketmaster and vary in price depending on camping packages. Tickets from £220.

WHOS PREFORMING? Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill, Jonas Blue, Joey Daniel, Example, Jamie Jones, Solardo, Hannah Wants, Andy C, Fisher.

HOW TO GET THERE?  London Liverpool street to Chelmsford then catch the 300 bus to The Running Mare. £13-19. Duration 1h 3min.


WHEN? Sunday 20th august to Monday 21st August.

WHERE? Parsloes park Dagenham

TICKETS? Tickets are currently available on Elrow website and general admission 8th release is starting at £79.50.

WHOS PREFORMING? To be announced closer to festival.

HOW TO GET THERE? Tube – District line. Bus – 145/173. Train – C2C or TFL rail towards Shenfield.


WHEN?  1-10 July 2022

WHERE? Crystal Palace park 1-3 July, Birmingham and Finsbury park to be held on the 8-10 july. 

TICKETS? Tickets are currently available on Ticketmaster starting from £95

WHOS PREFORMING? Burna Boy, Megan Thee Stallion, Ardee, City Girls, Lil Baby, Roddy Rich, B young, Jhene Aiko, Lucky Dave, Jack Harlow and many more!

HOW TO GET THERE? Piccadilly line from King’s Cross to Finsbury park. Kings cross station to Birmingham international. £26.60. London Highbury and Islington overground to Crystal Palace park. £5


WHEN? 26 August and will end on Sunday 28th august.

WHERE? Richfield Avenue, Reading.

TICKETS? All tickets are currently sold out. Tickets are only available through customers deciding to sell tickets. This is available through Ticketmaster’s Fan2fan ticket exchange.

WHOS PREFORMING? Arctic Monkeys, Krept&Konan, Madison Beer, Sigma, Unknown T, Glass Animals, Halsey, Danny Brown, Hazey and many more!

HOW TO GET THERE? Paddington station to reading is the quickest route with prices starting from £22.60 when you book in advance.

WHEN? Saturday 11 June – Sunday 12 June 2022

WHERE? Heaton park, Manchester.

TICKETS? Tickets available on Ticketmaster starting from £129.

WHOS PREFORMING? PinkPanthress, Tom Misch, Carl Cox, Yung Filly, Annie Mac, DJ EZ, Lewis Capaldi, Headie One, Jamie XX, 50 Cent, Tyler the Creator and many more!

HOW TO GET THERE? London Euston, Avanti West Coast towards Manchester Piccadilly.

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WHEN? 10 august to 14th august. 

WHERE? Cornwall.

TICKETS? Tickets are selling out fast and are currently on last release. Tickets available on starting from £86.

WHOS PREFORMING? Disclosure, Kings of Leon, George Ezra, Joel corry, Patrick Topping, Bru-C, Tora, Stone and many more!

HOW TO GET THERE? London Paddington to Newquay. Average time is 7h. Prices starting from £95-120.


WHEN? July 21- 24 2022

WHERE? Henham park, Suffolk.

TICKETS? From £80.50

WHOS PREFORMING? Lewis Capaldi, Beth Orton, Groove Armanda, James Arthur, Snow Patrol, Example and more!

HOW TO GET THERE? London Liverpool Street station to Ipswich.


WHEN? 26-28 august 2022

WHERE? Bramham park, Leeds

TICKETS? Weekend tickets starting from £405

WHOS PREFORMING? Maddison Beer, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice, Hybrid Minds, Dave, Bastille and more!

HOW TO GET THERE? The nearest station is Leeds station. This is accessible through Kings Cross station. Prices stating from £40. Bus required from Leeds station to venue.


WHEN? June 16- 19 2022

WHERE? Seaclose park, Isle of Wight.

TICKETS? Starting from £80

WHOS PREFORMING? Lewis Capaldi, Paul Heaton, Rudimental, Craig David and more!

HOW TO GET THERE? South Western Railway train from London waterloo to Portsmouth. Average price costs £51.

Words: Tania Alasady |sub-editors: Patrick Grady, Vedant Martur

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