July Festival Guide

With Glastonbury tickets sold out, festival goers who missed out will need to look forward with renewed enthusiasm. However, July will not disappoint, with a host of action-packed festivals lined up all over the country:

The Beat Herder Festival will take place from 5th-7th July in Gisburn, Lancashire. The star-studded dance line-up includes the legendary Groove Armada, Jimmy Cliff and Jaguar Skills; tickets are £111 for the weekend.

Sportbeat Festival of Music, Sports & Family Fun takes place in Plock Court, Gloucester from 5th-7th July. With a rock line-up including The Enemy, The Feeling, The Lightening Seeds and The Vamps, as well as sporting opportunities including rugby sevens, netball and five-a-side football, this is definitely one for all the family.

The massive T in the Park takes place in Kinross-shire, Scotland from 12th-14th July. With nine stages and artists including Mumford & Sons, The Script, The Killers, Rihanna and Electronic legends, Kraftwerk, this festival covers rock, dance, folk and dubstep, with day tickets starting at £75.

Ox-Fest takes place in Oxfordshire from 12th-14th July and includes a range of tribute bands including versions of Abba, The Beatles, Blue Brothers, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac and Elvis. Tickets are £40 for the whole weekend.

Latitude Festival takes place in Suffolk from 18th-21st July and includes the best in music, theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature. Headline acts include Bloc Party, Kraftwerk, Foals, Sean Lock and Dylan Moran; day tickets start from £84.50.

Truck takes place from 19th-20th July in Oxford, with headline acts including The Horrors, Spiritualized, Ash and The Subways; weekend camping tickets are £74.

Farmfestival 2013 takes place in the beautiful Somerset countryside from 26th-28th July. Acts include Ghostpoet, Black Strobe, Art Brut and Reeps One, with weekend tickets starting at £40.

For all the mods out there, Music Mania 2013 Scooter Weekend takes place in West Sussex from 26th-28th July. This fun festival includes live bands, DJs, attractions and shows, with headliners including Who’s Who, The Universal and The Electric Stars.

If that’s not enough, below are some more festivals taking place in July:

Blissfields Festival


5th-7th July


Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival

East Yorkshire

5th-7th July

Jazz and blues

Staxtonbury V 2013 Family Music Festival


5th-6th July


WoW Music Festival


5th-7th July

Roots, blues, rock

Xestival 2013


5th-7th July


Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2013


5th-7th July

Jazz, funk, soul

Barn on the Farm


5th-8th July


Rhythmtree World Music Festival

Isle of Wight

19th-21st July


Cockermouth Rock Festival

Lake District

20th-21st July


Orchestra In A Field


19th-22nd July


Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival




Festivals are guaranteed to provide you with amazing memories to look back on, but remember that music can reach dangerous levels - frequently rising to 120dB, particularly if you stand close to the stage.

Invest in some festival earplugs, these will allow you to enjoy the entertainment and ensure that you do not risk damaging your hearing in the long term; you want to make sure that you can continue to enjoy festivals into old(ish) age!

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