The 2023 festival season sped by, and with 2024 just around the corner. We’re getting ready to provide top-notch services to the many festivals that are set to take place across the country.
From ground support for sound and lighting setups to stage construction and security blocks. We’re here to ensure that festival patrons, organisers and staff have the best experience.
Here are some of the most anticipated festivals of 2024.
Glastonbury is by far the most famous UK festival. It occurs in June each year, with tickets selling out in several seconds despite the large 150k capacity. The festival started off as a party on a farm and has morphed into the largest greenfield festival in the world. Glastonbury offers over 60 stages and more than 3,000 acts each year.
This event is set in the Cornish town of Newquay. It’s a combination of live music acts, skateboarding and surfing contests. In fact, it was originally just a surfing contest but expanded in 2005 to include musical artists. This festival welcomes up to 53,000 people over its 5-day course.
Truck is a relatively small family-friendly festival with a 30,000 capacity. It was started in 1998 when the organisers decided they were sick of overly commercial festivals. The festival is super eco-friendly and has been viral on TikTok for the past two years due to the legendary Oxford Symphony Orchestra & their moshing crowd.
This smaller, more family-friendly festival, akin to Truck Fest takes place in the peak district. Y-not showcases acts from across loads of genres, “from Noel Gallagher to Snoop Dogg”. Y-not began in 2005 in the organiser’s parents’ yard and has evolved into the 40,000-strong festival it is today!
TRNSMT is a 3-day non-camping festival which hosts predominantly pop and rock artists across 4 stages. It takes place in Glasgow with a daily capacity of around 50k people. This festival is less family-friendly than some of the previously mentioned and children under 16 are not permitted entry.
Reading and Leeds are festivals that take place simultaneously in, you guessed it, Reading and Leeds. The festivals have the same lineups over alternating days. Many of the UK’s biggest bands play at Reading and Leeds, attracting enormous crowds of up to 80,000.
Lost Village takes place in a forest in Lincolnshire, more of an experience than a festival. Patrons are encouraged to explore the forest along with its abandoned buildings, junkyards and hidden gardens. It is more creatively led and upmarket than some of the other festivals, with space for around 18k festival goers. They offer VIP camping, Yurts, Teepees, and even a Michelin-starred restaurant.
This non-camping festival is co-organised by Sacha Lord, the nighttime economy advisor for Manchester. Parklife features musical acts of genres including dance, rap, hip hop and indie. The festival attracts crowds from all over the north, bringing in up to 82,500 attendees over its two-day run.
The event was first organised in 2006 by a group of friends who wanted to see some empty fields put to good use over the summer. In 2022, the festival welcomed over 200 artists across its 9 stages for its 15th anniversary year.
Download opens its doors in Leicester once a year to hold the UK’s most popular Rock and Heavy metal festival. The festival offers entertainment to heavy metal enthusiasts across a three-day period and is host to some of the biggest names in rock history.
Occurring on the August bank holiday weekend, this dance music festival is the most well-known of its type in the UK. It has a daily capacity of around 70k people. The event has been so successful in recent years that the organisers have introduced a Creamfields South event.
Boomtown is more of an experience than a festival, in fact, they describe themselves as living theatre. They aim to better the world through connection, creativity and celebration. They offer a selection of music from techno to DnB to jungle, with something for each of their 66k participants.
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