" />
close icon

what are you looking for?

close icon

badges you can earn

earn editorial badges by uploading a number of stories.
  • 1
  • 10
    senior writer
  • 20
    sub - editor
  • 50
close icon

Sign Up

use your university email address to create your account.

Username already exists, please use another email address.

Please ensure all fields aren't empty

  • Please Select
  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
  • Arden University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Ashridge Executive Education
  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birkbeck University of London
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Bournemouth University
  • BPP University
  • British School of Osteopathy
  • Brunel University
  • Bucks New University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • De Montfort University
  • Durham University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • European School of Economics
  • Falmouth University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Harper Adams University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Heythrop College, University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Business School
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle University
  • Newman University, Birmingham
  • Northumbria University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth Marjon University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Regent's University London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • School of Advanced Study
  • Scotland's Rural College
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • SOAS, University of London
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St George's, University of London
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University
  • The American International University in London
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • The Open University
  • The University of Law
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • Ulster University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University College London
  • University College of Estate Management
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Reading
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Arts
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Wales
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • University of York
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • Writtle University College
  • York St John University

By creating an account you agree to the uni news Terms and Conditions, and agree to receive marketing communications.

close icon

subscribe to uni news

get the latest articles straight to your inbox.

Man at Festival

The best UK festivals that you need to go to this summer

If you're struggling to decide which festival to go to then look no further.

Read this and still be undecided.

All Points East, 24 May - 2 June

Spread over two weekends in London's Victoria Park, All Points East boasts names from across the board including The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Princess Nokia, Jarvis Cocker, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. There's also a load of (free) stuff happening between the two weekends if you're planning to stick around and if you're not... I've got no idea how you'll choose which day to go for—and they've still got the second Saturday to be announced! (You'll probably find me at Hot Chip on the 24 May...I think.)

Tickets range from £59.95 to £65 + booking fee.

Parklife, 8 - 9 June
View this post on Instagram

Welcome to Parklife 2019... Tickets now on sale parklife.uk.com

A post shared by Parklife (@parklife_festival) on

Yeah, okay, it's a good lineup, we get it. However is it £125 worth of good? (+ booking fee.) There's no camping and there are only two days, but they are the only downsides I can think of. The lineup poster is really mesmerising and shows off some big names including Cardi B, Solange, NAS, Mura Masa and Loyle Carner.

Download, 14 - 16 June

This one's not for the faint-hearted with headliners such as Slash, Slipknot, Whitesnake and Def Leppard (which I've been led to believe are really good). All jokes aside, Download never fails to provide a banging lineup, but it comes at a not so tasty price of £220 (+ booking fee) for a five-day camping ticket. But then if you're a rock fan there's not much else.

Love Supreme, 5 - 7 July

Posted by Love Supreme Festival on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Okay, you've most likely never heard of this one, but let me assure you Love Supreme will not disappoint. Ms. Lauryn Hill is headlining and she's backed up by the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight (who has just performed at the Super Bowl). A jazz festival isn't the most glamorous-sounding weekend but it's so much more than just jazz. Oh, and tickets are just £169.40 (including booking fee).

Lovebox, 12 - 13 July

Look at this lineup...and only the first drop!! Lovebox you've spoiled us: Chance, Solange, Kaytranada, Lizzo...and all for £99! (+ Booking fee and no camping, so you'll also have to find some ££ for those London hotels.)

Truck, 26 - 28 July

Truck Festival is one of the UK's best small festivals and it has a reasonable ticket price of just £118 (including booking fee), Truck is a great alternative to consider with huge names released in their first wave of artists including a homecoming show from Foals.

Boardmasters, 7 - 11 August

Set on the idyllic Watergate Bay on the Cornish Coast, Boardmasters is the festival of your dreams. With headliners including Florence & The Machine and Foals accompanied by Franz Ferdinand, The Magic Gang, Jorja Smith, Slaves and loads more across twelve stages. And if this isn't enough you can head to Fistral Beach to do some surfing (or just to soak up some rays).

...And if this still isn't enough a weekend camping ticket is just £187 (including booking fee).

Green Man, 15 - 18 August

Father John Misty, Idles, Car Seat Headrest, Maribou State, Whitney and countless others are headed to the Breacon Beacons for a magical weekend at this self-described "shindig". Therefore, with 10 areas showcasing the best of music, comedy, film, literature, and both performing and visual arts, this unique festival will keep you on your toes on all four days.

Tickets are £198, but £170.75 if you've got an NUS card (these include booking fees).

Reading & Leeds, 23 - 25 August

With a lineup to please everyone (unless you hate The 1975, I guess) these sister festivals are well-established in the UK's festival calendar and never fail to disappoint, but with a hefty ticket price of over £220 (including booking fee), is [whichever you're closer to] really worth it? A quick glance at the lineup will probably answer that...