FESTIVAL season in 2023 sees the return of some legendary headline acts aswell as introducing you to your next favourite artist through the vast amount of incredible talent on display throughout summer.

We’ve compiled a guide showing our top picks for where’s best to set up your tent during festival season 2023. Check it out below!

Tenement Trail (7thOctober)

After the anticipated comeback of Tenement Trail in 2022, we wasted no time in announcing an action-packed return for October 2023.

Taking over Glasgow’s East End through iconic venues such as BAaD, Saint Luke’s and the Barrowland Ballroom, Tenement Trail pre-empts another inevitable day of quality live music and festival fun. Headlined by Circa Waves, you can expect to see Walt Disco, Tina Sandwich, Bottle Rockets, and an impressive list of up and comers.

With former acts including Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Dead Pony, Gallus, Lucia & The Best Boys and more, don’t miss out on seeing the next big thing!

Grab your early bird ticket before it’s too late, on sale now here. 


TRNSMT Festival (7th – 9th July)

After a full weekend sell out in 2022, Glasgow Green hosts a return for TRNSMT Festival featuring some world renowned names. Headline acts include the comeback of icons Pulp, The 1975 and Sam Fender, aswell as Kasabian, Niall Horan and Royal Blood. Scottish heroes The View grace the stage on Friday alongside fellow Scots in Joesef and Declan Welsh & The Decadent West.

LF System headline the King Tut’s Stage on Satuday night, whre newcomers SLIX, The Big Day and Uninvited join the established lineup on the River Stage.

Grab your tickets here.

Belladrum Festival (27th – 29th July)

Set in the beautiful highlands of Inverness, Belladrum Festival returns in 2023 amongst a stellar lineup including Scottish icons Travis, Bastille, Sigrid, Sam Ryder, Peat & Diesel and The Zutons.

The unforgettable scenery paired with quality music provides a first class weekend full of fresh talent, such as Dead Pony, The Mysterines, Lauren Hibberd and Nati Dreddd.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Kelburn Garden Party (30th June – 3rd July)

Surrounding Kelburn Castle on Scotland’s West Coast, Kelburn Garden Party provides a captivating experience of eclectic taste across its seven stages and awesome gardens. Boasting genre diversity, Kelburn offers something for everyone with folk music, funk, disco, jungle, art and entertainment.

Lineup includes Auntie Flo, Coco Bryce, Crazy P, Mungo’s Hi-Fi aswell as DR Meaker, My Baby, Radioactive Man and Sacred Paws.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Kelburn Garden Party with tickets here.

Queens Park All Dayer (1st July) 

A SUMMER showcase of outstanding Scottish talent will take place on Saturday 1st July in Queen’s Park featuring bands including Fauves, Dictator, Parliamo and more.

The chilled-out, open-air venue will also welcome performances from Cruise Balloon and The Plastic Youth from 3PM-10PM in the Southside outdoor park.

Tickets here. 

NOS Alive (6th-8th July)

Widely r as one of Europe’s best festivals, it’s not surprise that NOS Alive has already sold out of three-day festival tickets. Running between 6th and 8th July, it looks like it’s going to be another stellar year for the Lisbon bash with exciting artist announcements coming in thick and fast. Those confirmed include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Lizzo, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

Tickets here. 

Mad Cool Festival (6th – 8th July)

Changing its location for 2023 to the Villaverde district, Mad Cool Festival returns with an all-star lineup including Robbie Williams, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Queens Of The Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sam Smith, The Black Keys, Liam Gallagher, The Prodigy and Jamie XX.

The Spanish festival will also see some Scottish icons taking to the stage with the presence of Paolo Nutini and Franz Ferdinand.

Tickets can be bought here.


Truck Festival (21st – 23rd July)

Taking place in Hill Farm, Oxfordshire, Truck Festival showcases its diverse experience of entertainment and live music through indie acts Two Door Cinema Club, alt-j, Royal Blood, The Wombats, DMA’S, The Vaccines, Self Esteem, The Lathums, Beabadoobee and more.

Featuring a comedy stage starring Jonathan Pie, Seann Walsh and Emmannel Sonubi, Truck Festival provides an all-round experience with main stage acts including Mr Motivator and the Oxford Symphony Orchestra.

Grab your tickets for the action-packed weekend here.

Y Not Festival (28th-30th July)

Derbyshire’s biggest music festival returns this year with one of its biggest line-ups to date. Taking place in the Peak District between 28th and 30th July, this year’s indie-heavy lineup features Royal Blood, Kasabian, Paul Weller, Bombay Bicycle Club and James to name a few. There’s also a strong Scottish contingent with the likes of Gallus, Dead Pony and The Roly Mo confirmed to play.

Ticket details can be found on the official website here. 


ButeFest (28th-30th July)

ButeFest promises a non-stop weekend of live music, family, friends and fun at Ettrick Bay on the magical Isle of Bute. This year’s line-up offers an eclectic array of genres, and will be headlined by Skerryvore, The Lafontaines and Big Country with appearances from Gallus, Wrest and more.

Tickets here. 

Summer Nights At The Bandstand (25th July – 12th August)

For its eighth year running, Kelvingrove Park’s Summer Nights At The Bandstand showcases another fantastic lineup after 2022 almost completely sold out. Siouxsie, Anastacia, Kassidy, The Shires, Jack Savoretti, Del Amitri, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Squeeze, Sugababes, Callum Beattie, Glasvegas and The Delgados feature on the exciting roster.

More information and tickets can be purchased here.

Edinburgh International Festival (4th-27th August) 

Each year, the Edinburgh International Festival promises an unparalleled celebration of music, theatre, opera and dance performed across the capital city. With a widely varied music programme, this year features contemporary stars alongside names from the traditional, classic and opera worlds. Those featured include Alison Goldfrapp, Lankum, Jake Bugg and John Cale.

Check it out here. 

Sziget Festival (10th-15th August)

Now an award-winning event, Sziget has established itself as one of Europe’s biggest multicultural festivals and is known to attract up to 500,000 people each year. Set on an island in the middle of the river Danube in Budapest, this year’s music programme features big names such as Billie Eilish, Lorde, Jamie xx, Niall Horan, Yungblud, Foals and Sam Fender.

Ticket details here 

Boardmasters (9th-14th August)

Boardmasters recently announced the second wave of artists set to play in Cornwall this August. The festival takes place across two stunning sites on the Cornish coast – at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay – and usually attracts up to 50,000 visitors per year. The 2023 edition will be headlined by Lorde, Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine, and also feature Little Simz, Dermot Kennedy and more.

Green Man Festival (17th-20th August) 

Green Man Festival has announced a typically eclectic first wave of acts for 2023 with the event set to take place between 17-20th August. Situated in Brecon Beacons, Wales, the festival has became a mainstay on the UK calendar and is known for its diverse lineups which showcase both established and burgeoning talent from all over the globe.

Organisers have confirmed First Aid Kit, Devo, Spiritualized and Self Esteem as headliners.

Get your tickets here. 

All Points East (18th – 25th August)

London’s popular festival welcomes festival goers to Victoria Park again this year with a quality bill so far including The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Midi, Amyl And The Sniffers, Angel Olsen, Julie, Hotwax, Nieve Ella, Girl In Red and many more to be announced.

With the festival consistently providing great acts, the entire line-up will be sure to impress once announced.

Don’t hang around, get your ticket now.


Connect Festival (25th – 27th August)

Connect Festival returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre as one of the UK’s newest and most exciting music festivals. With huge names such as Primal Scream, Fred Again, Loyle Carner, boygenius, Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers, Confidence Man, Róisín Murphy and Raye announced recently, Connect Festival is shaping up to be another classic weekend of fun in Edinburgh.

Tickets for Connect Festival can be found here.

Reading & Leeds (25th – 27th August)

Continuing to prove themselves as one of the UK’s greatest ever festivals, Reading & Leeds showcase a full weekend of the hottest acts in music. Headlined by Sam Fender, The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Imagine Dragons and Billie Eilish, the introduction of two main stages a few years back remains for 2023.

Other big names for 2023 include Wet Leg, Loyle Carner, Trippie Redd, Steve Lacy, Slowthai, The Snuts, Central Cee,  and Nothing But Thieves.

Details for tickets can be found here.


End of the Road Festival (31st August – 3rd September) 

End Of the Road organisers have announced King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Wilco and Unknown Mortal Orchestra for this year’s four-day event. The rest of the line-up is a typically eclectic affair which features artists from a wide range of genres; Americana, folk, psych, rock, pop and indie to name a few. The four headliners will be joined by names such as Angel Olsen, Greentea Peng and Ezra Furman.

End of the Road will take place in Larmer Tree Gardens from 31 August to 3 September. For more information and tickets, visit here.

Cala Mijas (31 August – 2 September) 

The brainchild of the organisers of major northern Spain festival – Bilbao BBK Live – Cala Mijas Festival is back for its second edition and will take place from 31 August – 2 September in the picturesque town of Mijas, just south of Malaga in the famous Costa del Sol, aka the sunshine coast.

With another huge line-up confirmed for this year, acts announced so far include The Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire, Idles, Foals and more.

Tickets here.