This is a general list* of festivals in the UK – not related specifically to Bongo meets, but shown below for information and because some Bongonauts have recommended them. (Organised below, by month and then by date). Some past festivals have been left on the page, in case they reappear in the future.

Past | Coming up | 2019

The Festival Calendar

Wild Festivals (facebook group)

eFestivals, various venues


Secret North Yorkshire Stone Circle Festival 13-15 April 2018


VANgollen Bands and Vans, Llangollen 19-21 May 2017

Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall. Alrewas / Rugely / Tamworth A513 turnoff. (Follow the signs to the festival). May 23 – May 26 2019

Small World Solar Powered Spring Festival, Kent 25-29 May 2017

Glastonbudget Music Festival, Leicestershire 24-26 May 2019

Lechlade Music Festival, Riverside Park, Lechdale, Swindon 24-26 May 2019

Mello Festival, Evesham, Worcestershire 24-26 May 2019


Something To Smile About, Hatfield, Doncaster 1-3 June 2018

Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse 31 May – 2 June 2019

The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter 31 May – 3 June 2019

Buttermere Bash Charity Festival, Buttermere, Cumbria 2-3 June 2017 (facebook page)

Gate To Southwell, Nottinghamshire 6-9 June 2019

The Eden Festival, Moffat, Scotland 6-9 June 2019

Balter Festival, Chepstow Racecourse, near Bristol 8-11 June 2018

Hiraethog Festival, North Wales 9 June 2018 (facebook page)

Willowman Festival, Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk North Yorkshire Y07 4AN 14-17 June 2018

Cambridgeshire Food & Drink Festival, Peterborough 23-24 June 2018

Charlbury Beer Festival, Charlbury, Oxfordshire 30 June 2018


Kelburn Garden Party, near Largs, Scotland 5-8 July 2019

New Forest Folk Festival, Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford, Romsey, Hants, SO51 6EE 3-7 July 2019

Drum Camp – The World Music Workshop Festival, Suffolk 11-14 July 2019

Camper Jam, Weston under Lizard 6-8 July 2018 (facebook page)

Staxtonbury, Scarborough 6-8 July 2018

2000 Trees Festival, Withington, Cheltenham 11-13 July 2019

Beat-Herder Festival, Ribble Valley, Lancashire 12-14 July 2019

Once Upon A Time In The West Festival, Wiltshire 13-15 July 2018

Folk by the Oak, Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ 14 July 2019

Blue Dot, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire 20-22 July 2018

Chagstock Music Festival, Just off the A30 about 15 miles west of Exeter and about 4 miles east of Okehampton (EX20 2PR for satnavs). Look out for signs to Moretonhampstead/Chagford/Winkleigh 19-20 July 2019

Nozstock the Hidden Valley, Herefordshire, West Midlands 18-21 July 2019

Rewind Festivals Scotland – Scone Place, Perth 20-22 July 2018

Stainsby Festival (50th), Stainsby, Derbyshire 20-22 July 2018

Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset (Follow their directions – do not use satnav) 25-28 July 2019

Standon Calling, Standon Lordship, in the village of Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1EE 25-28 July 2019

YNot? Festival, Derbyshire 25-28 July 2019

Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales 26-28 July 2019


Underneath The Stars, Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, South Yorkshire 2-4 August 2019

Wickham Festival, Blind Lane, Wickham PO17 5HD 1-4 August 2019

Lincs Wild Farm Festival – WF3, Lincolnshire 3-6 August 2017

Rewind Festivals North – Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire 3-5 August 2018

Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN 8-11 Aug 2019

BoomTown Chapter 10, Hampshire 7-11 August 2019

Lakefest, Eastnor Castle, Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1EN 9-12 August 2018

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire 9-11 August 2019

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales 15-18 Aug 2019

Northern Green Gathering, Ashbourne, Derbyshire 16-19 August 2018

Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon EX14 3AZ (Check website for satnav details to different car parks, etc.) 16-18 August 2019

Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival, Bridgnorth, Shropshire 17-27 August 2018

FolkEast, Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT 16-18 August 2019 

Landed Festival, Llandrindod, Wales 17-19 August 2018

Rewind Festivals South – Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames 17-19 August 2018

Weyfest Music Festival, The Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL 16-18 August 2019

Swinfest, Swindon 19 August 2017 (facebook page – currently not available)

Wannasee Festivals, Huddersfield 23-25 August 2019

Shambala Festival – Adventures in Utopia, Northamptonshire 23-26 August 2018

Jamie Oliver’s The Big Feastival, Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds 23-25 August 2019

Camper Calling Festival, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, 24-26 August 2018 

Wannasee Festivals, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith 23-25 August 2019

Sunshine Music Festival, Upton upon Severn 23-25 August 2019

Solfest, near Aspatria, Cumbria 24-26 August 2018

End of the Road festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, Dorset 29 August – 1 September 2018

Bingley Music Live, Bingley, West Yorkshire 31 August – 2 September 2018 (facebook page)


Bromyard  Folk Festival, (Shared entrance with Bromyard Town Football Club, Stourport HR7 4NT) 5-8 September 2019

FERAL FEST, Westbury, Wiltshire 7-9 September 2018 (facebook page)

Wales Farm Festival, North Wales, near Caerwys 9-16 September 2018 (and facebook)

Good Life, Hawarden Estate farm shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB 13-15 September 2019

Equinox Festival, Wyham, Grimsby, Lincolnshire 21-24 September 2018


Marsden Jazz Festival, Marsden, West Yorkshire 12-14 October 2018

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire 20-22 October 2017 (facebook page)


Ilfracombe Rocks 2018, Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Ilfracombe 2-4 November 2018 (facebook page no longer available)

*It is not always possible to list all festivals, but if you think an important one is missing, please send details via the contact form.