Festival for summer 2013

Festival for summer 2013

Not sure which festival to head to this year? Take a look at this run down of the best festivals of 2013.


Glastonbury is the festival of all festivals. With over 50 stages, and around 150,000 visitors, it is the pinacle of the British festival season.

Although its offical title is a 'Festival of Contemporary Perfoming Arts', Glastonbury is most well known for its music. The quality of the bands that play there never fail to please, and the vast amount of musicians mean that there is no specific genre of music.

The main headliners this year are The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, with other notable artists including Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal and Rita Ora.

Tickets cost around £200.

V Festival

V Festival returns this year with one of the biggest headliners in the world.

This festival is one of the years biggest events, and always draws in the crowds with its provision of current chart acts. This year is no exception, as queen of pop Beyonce headlines with rockers Kings of Leon. Other acts include Olly Murs, Stereophonics and Emeli Sande.

Weekend tickets cost £185, with day tickets from £89

T in the Park

T in the Park is the biggest party in Scotland. This year it celebrates its 20th birthday with some of the biggest names in music- its not one to miss.

This years headliners are Mumford and Sons, Rihanna and The Killers, with other artists including Snoop Dogg, Stereophonics and Calvin Harris.

It takes place in July over three days, in Kinross-shire, Scotland. Weekend tickets are £194 with day tickets from £75.

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight always provides some of the top names in music, over the course of three days.

This year doesn't disappoint, with headliners The Stone Roses, The Killers, and Bon Jovi, and other acts including Ellie Goulding, Blondie, and Emeli Sande.

It can be difficult to get to the Isle of Wight, but regular festival goers agree that it's worth the wait.

The festival runs over three days in June, so be quick! Weekend tickets cost £185, with day tickets from £75.

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds is a major festival which runs over two sites. It mainly provides rock, indie and dance music on eight stages, over three days.

Headliners this year are Eminem, Green Day and Biffy Clyro, with other acts Fall Out Boy, Jake Bugg and Frank Turner.

Weekend tickets are around £200, with early bird tickets for £15.


Download is the UK's biggest metal festival. Hosted over three days, it still holds top place in the hearts of metal lovers.

Headliners for 2013 are Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein, with others including Enter Shikari, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Weekend tickets are £195 with day tickets from £82.50


For those of you looking for something a little less mainstream, this could be right down your street. Boardmasters is the biggest beach festival in England, celebrating music, surfing and good food.

The festival is held along the Cornish coastline, where you can try your hand at surfing as well as enjoying the lineup.

Headliners this year are The Vaccines, Ben Howard and Basement Jaxx, other acts include Miles Kane, Tom Odell and Everything Everything.

Weekend tickets are £126 with day tickets from £43.

By Emma Cocker