Music festivals in the United Kingdom have been a staple of the music scene for decades, and April 2023 is no exception. From the biggest and best festivals like Glastonbury to smaller more intimate gatherings like The Great Escape, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a day of fun with friends or a weekend of pure bliss, here’s a look at some of the best music festivals happening in the UK in April 2023.
Teddy Rocks Festival, Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2023: A 3 day family-friendly festival in Dorset that aims to raise money with every ticket sold to fight children's cancer. And not only is it an amazing cause, but it was the winner of best family festival in 2022!
Land Beyond Festival, Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2023: The South East's foremost electronic music festival and, from 2023, Brighton's first ever dance music festival with camping. Land Beyond is about stepping into the unknown, away from the day-to-day grind and into The Lost World where you are free to be you, to explore new sounds and scenes and experience the unknown.
Distorted Festival, Saturday 29th April 2023: Distorted heads to Hull for a day full of Drum & Bass.
Lost Minds Festival, Saturday 29th April 2023:
Free your senses. Expand your mind. Step into the unknown. After a colossal sell-out debut event, Lost Minds strikes back in Spring 2023. Summoning the demigods from the world’s biggest stages to come together once again for the most hyped dance music festival of the year. Lost Minds 2023 will be delivering the magic with an awe-inspiring spectacle of production and SFX, featuring the biggest headliners in the world.
Liverpool Sound City, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April 3023:
The UK's leading independent festival for new music returns on 29th and 30th April 2023. With the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Florence and the Machine, Lizzo and hundreds more making their first appearances on the UK festival circuit at Sound City, you never know who you'll discover at this year’s festival.
The first wave of artists has just been announced for Sound City 2023, including their first headliner, pop sensation, Maisie Peters. After selling out her entire UK tour in under one minute, Maise Peters is one of the most talked about new artists in the country. However, she is yet to appear in the North-West dates on her current tour so this is not one to be missed!
Sounds from the other city Festival, Sunday 30th April 2023: Regarded by many as the ‘Christmas Day’ of the independent creative scene, the festival will be back to bring colour, imagination and the best in new music and art to the pubs, bars, squares, studios, warehouses and ‘everywhere in between’ spaces of Chapel Street, Salford.
Pick n Mix Festival, Sunday 30th April 2023:
Pick n Mix Festival heads to Zebedees Yard on Sunday 30th April for their Acceptable in the 90's & 00'stakeover!
Restricted Rocks Festival, Sunday 30th April 2023: Blackburn’s best tribute festival! Restricted Rocks will be offering a fun packed family festival with 13 of the best AAA Rock/indie Tributes Bands.
Whether you’re looking for a day of fun with friends or a weekend of pure bliss, the UK has plenty of music festivals to choose from in April 2023. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, book your tickets now and get ready for a musical adventure like no other.
And now that you’ve got your calendar jam packed, make sure to buy all of your festival essentials here!