Festival Guide 2016 - The Best Smaller Festivals

20 Apr 2016
With all tickets sold out to Glasto and ticket prices for other larger festivals soaring, we take a look at the best smaller festivals that provide great music but won’t break the bank.

Our guide to festivals this summer:

Live At Leeds
Leeds, UK
30th April
Line up highlights: Blossoms, DMAS, Fronteers, Hidden Charms, Kassassin Street, The Sherlocks, Circa Waves, Mystery Jets
More info: Official website
The Great Escape
Brighton, UK
19th - 21st May
Line up highlights: The Sherlocks, Cupids, Eagulls, Hidden Charms, Mystery Jets, Spring King, Telegram, White Room
More info: Official website

Dot To Dot
Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester
27th - 29th May
Line up highlights: Mystery jets, Temper Trap, The Sherlocks, Spring King, Sundara Karma, Dua Lipa, Augustines
More info: Official website
Common People
South Park Oxford & Southampton Common
28th - 29th May
Line up highlights: Duran Duran, Primal Scream, Public Enemy, Palma Violets, Pretty Vicious, Kassassin Street, Lonely The Brave
More info: Official website

Sound City
Liverpool Waters Bramley - Moore Dock
28th – 29th May
Line up highlights: Laura Marling, Passenger, Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Fighters, Rae Morris
More info: Official website
Field Day
Victoria Park, London
11th - 12th June
Line up highlights: James Blake, PJ Harvey, Air, Blossoms, Parquet Courts, The Temper Trap
More info: Official website

Henham Park, Suffolk
14th – 17th July
Line up highlights: Maccabees, New Order, Daughter, M83, The Lumineers
More info: Official website
22nd – 24th July
Line up highlights: Catfish and the bottlemen, Hinds, Sundara Karma.
More info: Official website

Kendal Calling
Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
28th- 31st July
Line up highlights: Madness, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Hives, Blossoms
More info: Official website
Y Not
29th- 31st July
Line up highlights: Editors, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, The Hives, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Madness, The Cribs, The Coral, Blossoms.
More info: Official website

Standon Calling
29th - 31st July
Line up highlights: Suede, The Hives, Kelis, Everything Everything, Blossoms
More info: Official website
Beauly, Iverness
4th - 6th August
Line up highlights: Madness, Two Door Cinema Club, Circa Waves
More info: Official website

Forgotten Fields
Eridge Deer Park, Sussex
5th - 7th August
Line up Highlights: Suede, Kodaline, Maximo Park
More info: Official website
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
4th - 7th August
Line up highlights: Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, The Flaming Lips, Crystal Fighters, Lianne La Havas
More info: Official website

Oslo, Norway
9th – 13th August
Line up highlights: The Last Shadow Puppets, Massive Attack, Jamie XX, New Order, Foals
More info: Official website
Lake Fest
Eastnor castle, Hertfordshire
11 - 14 August
Line up highlights: Primal Scream, The Coral, We Are Scientists
More info: Official website

Greenman Festival
Brecon Beacons, Wales
18th - 21st August
Line up highlights: James Blake, Wild Beasts, Jagwar Ma, `Gengahr
More info: Official website
Electric Fields
Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Scotland
26th - 27th August
Line up highlights: Primal Scream, The Charlatans, Public Enemy
More info: Official website