When Glasto is a no...

Glasto put another dagger to the (ticketless) heart with the release of its 34th year line up yesterday. With the bad a$$ girls top of our list - Little Simz, Dua Lipa, Santigold and Lapsley to name a few - we're also pretty devo'd we won't be catching disco gods Earth, Wind & Fire, DJ legend Fatboy Slim and grime-master Stormzy too.

OK, so we'd be pretty hyped if we could sing along with Adele in Somerset's most famous field, but we're getting over the Glasto-blues with these other stellar UK festivals pitching up over the next few months. And getting a ticket for these is a bit easier, trust...

The one for the electro lovers

If you know your deep house from your minimal house, then Gottwood is for you. Set in Anglesey, North Wales, it takes place over three days (9-12 June) and has everything you could want from an electronic festival (secret woods and a rave barn included). Highlights include disco spinning Crazy P, PBR Streetgang and Ibiza fave tINI. 

The one for the fancy dress fanatics

With a sunflower field, magical lake and forests full of surprises, Secret Garden Party (21-24 July) is the ultimate dress up event. The theme this year is 'The Gardener's Guide To The Galaxy', so expect people to be walking around in space suits and covered head-to-toe in metallic paints. You're guaranteed to see all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff, and catch a line up that includes Caribou, Shura and Maribou State. 

The one for the arty types

If you want an all-round more holistic festival experience, Wilderness (4-7 Aug) may just be it. Set in Cornbury Park, you can indulge in boutique camping as well as a host of activities from cultural talks and debates, to yoga, meditation and even archery workshops! The Flaming Lips are pretty mega headliners this year, alongside Lianne La Havas, Parov Stellar and new girl Rosie Lowe.

The one for the mad ones

In its eighth year, Boomtown Fair (11-14 Aug) has gone from a small boutique event to a 45,000-capacity extravaganza with its own city mayor and nine unique districts. For the seasoned-goers it's the stuff dreams are made of and more. Expect chilled reggae, summer-perfect ska and a hedonistic mix of jungle and techno as the sun goes down, from a line up that includes Damian Marley, Madness and Skream.

Image | Samantha Milligan
Image | Samantha Milligan

The one for the first-timers

If you're more glamping than camping, then V Festival (20-21 Aug) never really disappoints. Taking place across two sites on the same weekend, it's a fave for all you pop princesses - and let's not forget the Biebs and Rihanna are headlining. Aside from the mud and the music, you can expect pop-up blowdry bars and places to 'get your nails did'. Oh, and you're guaranteed a celeb spot or a dozen.