The C&TH Guide to Festivals

The UK’s festival scene is unmatched, with an eclectic mix of events meaning there’s something for everyone. We have the music festivals: big names and boutiques; party-focused and family-friendly; city and countryside; long-standing and new. Then there are the food festivals, from Alex James’ The Big Feastival to Tom Kerridge’s travelling Pub in the Park – all of which offer top food from the country’s best chefs, restaurants and street food stalls. Book lovers, too, are well catered for, with the UK hosting some of the most renowned literary festivals in the world in locations from Cornwall to Brecon Beacons National Park. And if wellness is what you’re after, there’s plenty of that too – from Cornbury Park’s Wilderness to adrenaline-fuelled London extravaganzas. Here we’ll bring you round ups of the best, alongside dedicated guides, standalone reviews and all the latest news on the festival scene.