For those of you that have watched your friends instagram’s loaded up with festival content for the first half of summer already, we feel for you. But, fear not – there’s still time!
We’ve put together a run-down of some of the festivals still to come and all the information you need to get you there.
South West Four Festival
When: 24th – 25th August 2019.
Where: Clapham Common, London
Who’s playing: MARTIN GARRIX | TINIE TEMPAH | PLAN B | PENDULUM ‘TRINITY’ CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5 STAGE TAKEOVER | CHASE & STATUS PRESENTS RTRN II JUNGLE WILKINSON LIVE | WILEY | ANDY C | BASEMENT JAXX DJ SET | JAX JONES B2B MARTIN SOLVEIG MABEL | SASASAS | NOISIA | JAUZ | EXAMPLE | ELDERBROOK
What to expect: Following a triumphant sold out 15th anniversary edition last year, London juggernaut South West Four brings another unrivalled line-up to the capital?s party people. Unveiling a wealth of superstar names which include Martin Garrix, Tinie Tempah and more, Clapham Common will once again be transformed into a two-day party over the biggest weekend of the summer; August Bank Holiday.
When: 24th – 31st July 2019.
Where: The Garden Tisno, Croatia.
Who’s playing: KERRI CHANDLER | DAVID MORALES | KENNY DOPE | TONY HUMPHREYS | THE BLACK MADONNA GILLES PETERSON | SOUL CLAP | JOEY NEGRO | MR G | ANTAL | SANDY RIVERA | JAYDA G OSUNLADE | DJ SPEN | HENRIK SCHWARZ | KARIZMA | SAM DIVINE | HYENAH
What to expect: One of the most diverse and friendliest festivals in the European calendar, Sunc?Beat Festival will host its special 10th anniversary edition on 24th-31st July at the beautiful setting of The Garden, Tisno in Croatia. An all encompassing week long gathering of house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk, confirmed artists include Kerri Chandler, David Morales, Kenny Dope, and Joey Negro, with Sunc?Beat curated by the same team behind the much loved Southport Weekender event series.
Afro Nation Festival
When: 1st – 4th August 2019.
Where: Portimao, The Algarve, Portugal.
Who’s playing: WIZKID | DAVIDO | BURNA BOY | FEMI KUTI | BUSY SIGNAL ADEKUNLE GOLD | B YOUNG | HARDY CAPRIO | IAMDDB | MALEEK BERRY | MIST MOSTACK | MS DYNAMITE | NOT3S | NSG | OCTAVIAN | STEFFLON DON | TENI |THE COMPOZERS | VANESSA MDEE | YXNG BANE
What to expect: A brand new festival in Portugal, Afro Nation will celebrate all things Afrobeats, UK Rap, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall. Set to gather thousands of people from around the world to one of Europe?s most beautiful beaches in the Algarve region, the festival will be centred around the hottest African superstars including Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido.
The BPM Festival: Portugal
When: 12th – 15th September 2019.
Where: Portim?o, Portugal.
Who’s playing: ADRIATIQUE | APOLLONIA | CARLO LIO | DANNY DAZE | DE LA SWING | DUBFIRE | DUB TIGER | ENZO SIRAGUSA | FRANK MAUREL | GUSTA-VO | GUTI (LIVE) | HECTOR | JOSH WINK | JULIAN JEWEIL | JULIET FOX | LAURENT GARNIER | LOCO DICE | MATADOR | NICOLE MOUDABER | NEVERDOGS | OXIA | PACO OSUNA | PATRICK TOPPING | PETE ZORBA | PIRATE COPY | PLEASUREKRAFT | POPOF | RICH NXT | RONY SEIKALY | SEB ZITO | SOLARDO | SPEKTRE | STEFANO NOFERINI | STEPHAN BODZIN (LIVE) | WAFF B2B JOEY DANIEL | WANN ISSARA | YAYA
What to expect: The BPM Festival returns for their third edition on the Algrave cost, delivering a huge selection of world-class acts across house and techno, offering a truly unique partying experience for music lovers with breathtaking views of the Portim?o coastline.
Indaba X @ Africa Utopia
When: 13th – 15th September 2019.
Where: Southbank Centre, London.
Who’s playing: ABOSEDE GEORGE | AKALA | BIG NARSTIE | BETHANN HARDISON | CHINEKE! | CLARA AMFO | DAVIDO | DENISE LEWIS | EVE | KENNY BLAQ | LAURA MVULA
What to expect: A series of events celebrating and showcasing black culture through panels, workshops, talks, music, comedy & more taking place as part of Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia Festival. In tribute to the late Kofi Annan with all Indaba X proceeds going to charity, the series will take place across 3 days as part of the 7th edition of Africa Utopia with events such as a special edition of Letters Live, The Kuti Family presents Afrika Shrine and panel speakers such as Clara Amfo, Akala, Denise Lewis and Big Narstie.
Hospitality In The Park
When: 21st September 2019.
Where: Finsbury Park, London.
Who’s playing: MALA | CAMO & KROOKED (DJ SET) | S.P.Y | LTJ BUKEM (1990-1995 SET) | LONDON ELEKTRICITY DANNY BYRD | DJ MARKY + GQ | DBRIDGE B2B SKEPTICAL | DILLINJA (CLASSICS SET)
DJ STORM | METRIK | FLAVA D (DNB SET) | KINGS OF THE ROLLERS
JEHST MUNGO’S HI FI FEAT. EVA LAZARUS | LENZMAN B2B LSB & DRS | ETHERWOOD
What to expect: London?s biggest celebration of drum and bass culture, Hospitality In The Park, returns to Finsbury Park on Saturday 21st September for the fourth consecutive year. To celebrate, the award-winning (Best Festival at Drum & Bass Awards 2018) festival have enlisted some of the best DJs, producers, MCs and promoters in the business including headliners; Mala, Camo & Krooked, S.P.Y, LTJ Bukem.
Afro Nation Ghana Festival
When: 27th-30th December 2019.
Where: Accra, Ghana.
Who’s playing: ALKALINE | BURNA BOY | DAVIDO | SHATTA WALE | STONEBWOY | WIZKID | KIDI | KUAMI EUGENE | LA MEME GANG | NAIRA MARLEY NOT3S | TENI | THE COMPOZERS | WENDY SHAY | YEMI ALADE | YXNG BANE | DISTRUCTION BOYZ | DJ OBI | DJ VYRUSKY
What to expect: Following on from their sold-out festival in Portugal, Afro Nation makes the ‘Return to Ghana? this December for what promises to be a vibrant celebration of music and culture. With all things afrobeats, hip-hop, UK rap, reggae and dancehall, the party on the country?s golden sands will see fun seekers enjoy festivities across Ghana?s sun-soaked coastline, surrounded by beach bars and beautiful lagoons this December.