The best free music festivals in the UK
If you’re a music lover, you’ll know that going to a festival is one of the very best ways to spend a weekend. Featuring your favourite bands, friendly, energetic crowds and entertainment of all types, festivals attract millions of music fans every summer.
However, with tickets to some of the biggest events coming in at well over £200, most young people can’t afford to indulge their passion for music.
Luckily, there is a great choice of free music available across the UK. Ranging from classical concerts to Caribbean street parties, these ticketless events are the perfect solution for music fans looking to take the pressure off of their finances.
Notting Hill Carnival, London
The biggest street party in Europe, the Notting Hill Carnival offers music lovers three days of ear splitting music, colourful costumes and delicious Caribbean street food.
Held over the August bank holiday weekend, the festival attracts around one million people and is a must see for anyone with a love of reggae, dancing and carnival.
Now in its 17th year, the Godiva music festival is a family friendly event held at the beginning of July in Coventry’s War Memorial Park.
In previous years, the line up has included big name acts like the Fun Lovin’ Criminals and The Wombats. Other attractions at the event include a funfair, vintage market and urban youth tent.
Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool
Though many of the events at the Liverpool International Music Festival are ticketed, its largest gig, The Summer Jam is absolutely free. Held in Sefton Park over the August bank holiday, The Summer Jam is Europe’s largest free music event and often boasts a selection of Grammy, Brit and NME award winners.
Taking place in London’s Limehouse, this eclectic festival celebrates the wealth of talent found in the local area. With the glittering towers of Canary Wharf in the background and the Thames flowing next to the festival site, this is the perfect event for anyone looking for an authentic London music experience.
Cowley Road Festival, Oxford
Oxford’s answer to Notting Hill, the Cowley Road Festival features, music, dance, games and art events. A fantastic choice for a family day out, the Cowley Road Festival transforms Oxford into a vibrant, colourful carnival.
To find out more about music and entertainment events this summer, take a look around the Mr Nutcase site today.