A guide to electronic music festivals in the UK

music festival ukElectronic music is arguably the most popular genre in the UK right now, the charts are full of it and the festivals are too. It’s easy to see why with the top DJs pumping out the tunes with their sophisticated DJ gear and speakers. Keep reading for your guide to electronic music festivals in the UK.


Creamfields is probably the biggest electronic festival in the UK right now. Year after year it pulls the biggest acts in the business and manages to get festival goers to part with over £200 for a weekend ticket. But don’t be put off by the price, because the experience is definitely worth it. Because of the wide appeal of this festival, it can definitely be considered to running directly in the middle of the mainstream, so if you like something a little more alternative then this probably isn’t for you. It’s located in Daresbury in Cheshire and is held annually on the August bank holiday weekend. The views are beautiful, the atmosphere is electric and the music is loud, you couldn’t ask for much more really.


SW4 is a brand new addition to the annual festival calendar yet it has already managed to garner a huge following of electronic music lovers. Set slap bang in the middle of the hipster scene in Clapham Common it’s the only place to be for the young dance music lovers. The festival runs for two days and incorporates sets from some of the most recognisable and respected electronic acts in the music industry. 2015 saw the stage being graced by Faithless, Skrillex and Fat Boy Slim.


Brownstock is the festival of choice for those more mellow electronic music fans. It has previously been shortlisted for the UK’s Best Small Festival award. It’s located on Morris Farm in Essex, and despite its tiny size it has still managed to attract some huge electronic acts such as Basement Jaxx and Sub Focus. It’s the perfect combination of small festival atmosphere and big festival music.


In summer 2015 We Are FSTVL managed to bag the lights of huge EDM acts such as Steve Angello, Knife party and Gorgon City. It’s located in Upminster and actually received the award for the best medium festival in the UK. It’s perfect for those people that want to experience the thrills of a festival atmosphere but aren’t so keen on getting mudding in the campsite. It’s only going to get bigger and better in the coming years so it’s definitely worth checking out.

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