The first line-ups have dropped and our excitement for the festival season is going through the roof! What’s better than seeing your favourite acts, all during the same week-end, with your best friends AND under the sun? Yep, nothing! And if you still don’t know which festivals to attend this summer, here’s our list to guide you with our favourite festivals taking place in the UK and in the rest of Europe.
It only took Lollapalooza Paris three editions to become one of the most, if not the most, unmissable festivals of the country. Bringing the biggest names in modern music, Lollapalooza Paris knows how to please its attendees with the biggest pop acts, rappers, and indie bands. Previous line-ups have included Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Twenty One Pilots.
Line-up: Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, Khalid, Burna Boy, Little Simz (full line up here)
Where: Hippodrome Longchamp, Paris, 75016
When: 18-19th of July 2020
If your kind of music is hip hop, rap, grime or even garage, don’t look further because Wireless is the perfect festival for you! Inviting the biggest names in the urban music scene, Wireless has made its name as the best Hip Hop music festival in the UK. This year’s line-up hasn’t been announced yet but we can bet our favourite artists will be up there, as always… Previous lineups have included Drake, Skepta, Future, Travis Scott, Cardi B & Young Thug.
Line-up: TBA (official website)
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: 3-5th July 2020
We Love Green
We Love Green is one of those festivals that always seem to be two steps ahead of the rest. Taking place in the Parisian woods, the festival has been home to some of the biggest electronic, indie, pop & hip-hop acts. In addition to having one of the best lineups out there, We Love Green is dedicated to being almost totally eco-friendly, teaching its attendees the values of being environmentally responsible. Previous line ups have included Rosalia, Justice, Lorde, LCD Soundsystem & Tame Impala.
Line-up: Lana Del Rey, Young Thug, Bad Bunny, Four Tet (full line up here)
Where: Le bois de Vincennes, Paris 75012
When: 6-7th June 2020
Named “Best Lineup” in 2019, it is without a doubt that Parklife is on its way to becoming one of the most talked-about festivals in the UK. For its 2020 edition, Parklife dropped the first name of the lineup like a bombshell: Tyler, The Creator will be headlining the Mancunian two-day festival. This will count as his first apparition at a UK festival after being banned in the UK for a few years. Previous lineups have included Solange, Dave, Christine & The Queens, Mura Masa & Migos.
Line-up: Tyler, The Creator, TBA (official website)
Where: Heaton Park, Manchester
When: 13-14th June 2020
Primavera Sound made the headlines last year by presenting a 50/50 lineup in which half of the acts were women. Not stopping here, the Spanish festival made sure that the efforts would be pursued this year and didn’t even advertise the 50/50 split, why? Because for them, “the new normal is now just normal“. Well done Primavera! Previous line ups have included Erykah Badu, J Balvin, Future, Bjork, & A$AP Rocky.
Line-up: The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Brockhampton, PNL, Disclosure (full line up here)
Where: Parc del forum, Barcelona, Spain
When: 3-7th June 2020
Reading & Leeds
Are you even British if you’ve never been to R&L? The double festival started in the 70s and is still one of the biggest and most loved UK festivals! What was once a Rock music festival only now also welcomes pop artists, hip hop acts and indie bands to join the wind whirl that is Reading & Leeds. Previous lineups have included The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Arctic Monkeys & The Who.
Line-up: Liam Gallagher, TBA (official website)
Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading & Bramham Park, Leeds
When: 28-29th August 2020