The time is upon the UK when the nice weather arrives (hopefully!) and the summer music festivals arrive. Numerous music festivals will happen this summer within the UK with many of them already selling thousands of tickets. The rise in popularity of music festivals within the UK has been heavily influenced by the increasing popularity of a variety of music appreciated within the country. Numerous different artists will play at their first ever festivals and many fans will visit their first ever festival this year.
The popular Glastonbury Festival will continue to be popular this summer, with some of the biggest names in music, including Beyoce, U2 and Coldplay playing at the festival. The festival will be held form the 22nd June to the 26th June and people are expected to travel from all over the world in order to watch the festival. Many music fans regard Glastonbury as the biggest and the best festival that there is and therefore many people are anticipating an excellent show yet again.
Global Gathering will see its tenth year in operation this year, with is being the largest dance and electronic music festival to be held within the UK. The festival was started in 2001 after the organisers decided that they wanted to stretch the reams of electronic music past night clubs and towards a wider audience. This festival has received numerous awards and has been growing in popularity over recent years. This year is likely to be another fantastic year for the festival with artists playing including Pendulum, Tinie Tempah, Axwell, Eric Prydz and Beardyman. The festival is also being set up on an international level, this will see the festival featuring similar artists to those within the UK but appealing to a worldwide audience.
Download is a three day festival that is held at Donnington Park and features some of the best rock artists. This festival was created at a time when music piracy was at its peak and this festival was made in an attempt to block the illegal downloaders; attempting to rejuvenate the UK music industry.
Leeds and Reading Festivals continue to be very popular with many different Indie artists playing at both. Both of the festivals share the same bill and both continue to sell out within just a few days.