If you’ve arrived home from Worthy Farm feeling like you could do it all again (but on a smaller scale), or if four days of watching Glasto from your sofa has inspired you to get back in the fields, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a roundup of festivals with a few tickets still available. Don’t hang around though as they’re selling fast.

Timber Festival 1 – 3 July

Timber is a beautiful event set in the National Forest, near Fearnedock, on a 70-acre site on the Derbyshire border. Immerse yourself in a range of activities and enjoy music along with talks, literature, workshops, and at dusk, walk through The Gloaming, Timber’s inspiring light trail.

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will be reading from his latest book and also hits the decks for a throwback set. Enjoy campfire stories, woodland skills, slowfood cookery. BBC Radio 4’s Geoff Bird will host the fourth series of Timber podcast Wilderness Tracks, where guests chat about their favourite nature-inspired pieces of music, such as Janet Ellis MBE, writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes and hip-hop artist MC Testament. And bring an item of clothing for the clothes swap! Timber tickets

Buedot 21 to 24 July

There are only less than 500 weekend tickets left for Cheshire’s stellar event. Unique Bluedot takes place at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. Daytimes offer a superb mix of talks, workshops and music. As night falls, music headliners takes over and there’s always a heavyweight evening selection of electronica/dance on the main stage with light shows bounced off the Lovell telescope. Children are well catered for with a host of science workshops and theatre. Thursday’s classical concert – an optional extra – always provides a suitably grand opener – this year stars Hannah Peel with the Paraorchestra. Tickets for bluedot

Ealing Blues 23 to 24 July

Ealing Blues is part of a series of festivals run by Ealing Borough Council in London every year – comedy, beer, jazz, but the Blues fest remains our favourite. It’s got everything a festival offers – a choice of stages, stalls, bars, but in miniature, set in the lovely grounds of Walpole Park. This year sees Chris Jagger band and Wilko Johnson headlining. And don’t miss the marvellous Mark Harrison band on Saturday afternoon. Priced at only £14.30 for the weekend (early bird) Ealing Blues

Camp Bestival Dorset 28 to 31 July

Only 150 tickets left for Tier 4 of this family extravaganza at Lulworth Castle. The lineup includes Rag’n’Bone Man, Sister Sledge, Lola Young and Snapped Ankles. And there’s the opportunity to see/dance to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco. The festival will be attempting to beat the Guinness World Records title for Largest Disco Dance, to raise money for charity partner the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. And you can escape the kids for a blissful time at the wood-fired hot tub and sauna experience and chillout area with fire pit. Tickets for Camp Bestival

Houghton 11 to 14 August

It’s had a bit of a bumpy ride since its inception but Houghton is an insanely cool event with DJs and art installations. This year it’s going ahead, in its usual location of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. There are a limited number of tickets left. Appleblim, Derrick Carter, Smagghe and – well too many too mention – will be spinning the sounds. Head over to Houghton to grab yourself one of the final tickets.

Just So Festival 19 to 21 August

Just So offers an imaginative outdoor adventure for families. The gentle weekender offers arts, literature, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits. There’s even magical midnight feast. Theatre performances include The Adventures of Madame Carol Sell and Mr Popsy, and dancer Sohan Kailey leads Bollywood Dancing and Bhangra Tots workshops.  It all takes place in the glades and woodlands of the Rode Hall Estate in Cheshire, a beautiful and natural wonderland for you to explore. Brand new areas for its twelfth year include The Inky Deep, full of aquatic antics and fishy goings-on. Hope & Social, Kweku of Ghana with his band KOG & the Zongo Brigade, São Paulo’s Theo Mizú & Banda are on the lineup. Just So festival

Beautiful Days 19 to 21 August

This popular festival is close to selling out, so jump on tickets if it appeals to you as it always sells out. The Levellers’ own party down in Escot Park in Devon has a rollicking lineup of artists such as … er The Levellers, Seasick Steve, Seth Lakeman and Snapped Ankles. Beautiful Days is an independent family event with plenty of entertainment available for children. Tickets for Beautiful Days

Moovin’ 26 to 28 August

“Once Manchester’s best kept secret, it has now established itself as the place to party over the August Bank holiday weekend.” Yes it’s Moovin with its biggest line up to date at eco-friendly Whitebottom Farm, a beautiful, secluded spot in the heart of Etherow Country Park, just 30 minutes from central Manchester. Stages include The Barn, a large converted cow shed with a huge bar for speedy service at reasonable prices, space to dance and hay bale seating to kick back on. Check out: Orbital, Roy Ayers, Sister Nancy, The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Sugarhill Gang, Alabama 3. Moovin’ Festival

Shambala 25 to 29 August

Lovely Shambala in Northamptsonshire has a loyal, devoted following, and for good reason. It has a gentle, kind and friendly vibe and a real feel of escapism, with lots of great music on a huge number of stages. The Enchanted Woods is a must: secret forest pathways will lead you to to hidden, mind-bending, multi-sensory art, performance and workshops. There is plenty of stuff for kids too. Tickets for Shambala

Watchet Festival 26 to 28 August

Award-winning Watchet Festival returns to its beautiful West Somerset site. Watchet is a small, friendly not-for-profit family festival with amazing views of the coastline and beyond. Three live stages host more than 100 live acts – this year sees Belinda Carlisle, Alabama 3, Skinny Lister, Cut Capers, Dreadzone and lots more. With full weekend camping tickets costing less than £100, Watchet is brilliant value but don’t delay – tickets are selling fast and campervan tickets are sold out. Watchet festival

Victorious 26 to 28 August

Victorious is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, taking place in in Southsea, Portsmouth. There’s no camping available, but there are plenty of places to stay, just check out their website for suggestions. Headlining Saturday night is Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini whilst Sam Fender takes the top spot on Sunday evening. Also appearing are Anne-Marie, Example, White Lies, Suede, Ocean Colour Scene and Inhaler. Tickets cost from just £45 per day (fees apply) – Victorious Festival

Towersey 26 to 29 August

This very friendly, very community-minded event has been going for over 50 years. It is a family mainly-folk event with a mix of music and dance – especially for those who enjoy a Ceilidh – or several. Starring this year are Ferocious Dog, Del Amitri, Turin Brakes and Kate Rusby among many others. It also has the quietest campsite I’ve ever experienced. Tickets for Towersey

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2 to 3 September

There is always an enviable and heavyweight lineup at this Birmingham event in Moseley Park. This year sees Jethro Tull (whooh!), The Coral, Kurt Vile, Simon Armitage and if you were at Glasto and didn’t get to their superb set – Supergrass. And kudos to the organisers for managing to get The Weather Station onto their lineup too. Moseley Folk & Arts festival

Manchester Psych Fest 3 September

Manchester’s annual Psych Fest this September as usual takes place at various city venues: Albert Hall, O2 Ritz, RNCM, Gorilla, Deaf Institute and YES. Lots of food outlets, murals and arts will be dotted around, for a truly buzzy Manchester day. The Lucid Dream, Tinariwen, Gwenno, Goat Girl, Hinds, Heavy Salad, Kurt Vile are all set to perform. Manchester Psych Fest

Forwards Bristol 3 to 4 September

This new festival in Bristol on Clifton Downs is a welcome addition to the calendar, and has a fabulous inaugural lineup – well what would you expect for such a music savvy city. Khruangbin, Floating Points, Caribou, Gabriels, Billy Nomates and Shygirl are among the lineup. Get in! Click here for the site and tickets for Forwards Bristol

Information correct as of publication date 28th June 2022

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